This is the Academic Senate agenda for May 14, 2015. Academic senate is open to the public and held in room 414 of the Cypress College Complex from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Click the link bellow to the the live broadcast.
I. Establish Quorum and Acknowledge Alternates
II. Adoption of the Agenda
III. Approval of Minutes from April 23, 2015
IV. Public Commentary (3 minutes per speaker)
V. Faculty Announcements and Invitations (2 minutes per speaker)
VI. Special Reports (3 minutes per Report)
A. Associated Students Tanya Washington
B. United Faculty Randa Wahbe
C. Staff Development Peggy Austin
D. Curriculum Committee Mark Majarian
E. Academic Senate Treasurer’s Report Laurie Morvan
F. Cypress College Foundation Lynn Mitts
G. Basic Skills Committee Cindy Shrout
H. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Sarah Jones
I. Program Review and Department Planning Kathleen Reiland
J. District Council on Budget and Facilities Jolena Grande
VII. President’s Report and Committee Appointments (15 min.)
There will be reports on information received from PBC, PAC, and the Board. There will be special recognition of both the nominees and winners of the Faculty Awards chosen at the last Senate meeting. The Senate will need to appoint a representative to the following committees
1. Educational Master Plan Task Force (5 members)
2. Senate Election Nominating Committee
3. Reassigned Time Work Group
VIII. Faculty Issues – Unfinished Business
A. Student Use of Instructional Space without Supervision (10 min.) Michael Klyde
The sub-committee will present a draft of a policy that allows for students’ use of instructional space. This is a second read and a vote on the item is expected.
B. Student Use of Electronic Devices (5 min.) Jesse Saldana
There will be a preliminary discussion of the use of electronic devices by students in the classroom. The policies of the various divisions will be discussed.
C. Campus Maintenance Hour (5 min.) Bryan Seiling
The sub-committee will report on the work done in examining the concept of a campus-wide maintenance hour.
X. Faculty Issues – New Business
A. Seating of Newly Elected Senators (10 min.) Jolena Grande
The Senate will seat the newly elected or re-elected Senators for 2015-16.
B. Election of New Senate Officers (20 min.) Jolena Grande
The Senate will elect a Treasurer, Secretary, and President-Elect.
C. Leadership Conference Funding (5 min.) Jolena Grande
The Senate will be asked to approve funding for members of the Senate Executive Committee to attend the ASCCC Faculty Leadership Institute June 11- 13, 2015 in San Jose. There will also be a presentation on the opportunity to participate in the ASCCC Professional Development Leadership College.
D. Academic Senate Meeting Calendar, 2015-16 (5 min.) Jolena Grande
The Senate will be asked to approve and set the meeting calendar for the Academic Senate for 2015-16. E. SLO Committee Mission Statement and Responsibilities (15 min.) Sarah Jones The SLO Committee has drafted a Mission Statement and Responsibilities that will be presented for a first reading.