DRAFT Minutes for May 5, 2022

Attendance:

  • Quorum was reached at 20/25 voting members present.
  • Members who were not in attendance are indicated by (not present).

Voting Members

Executive Officers

    • President: Lindsay Ayotte - votes in ties
    • Vice President: Cassidy Ryan-White
    • Secretary: Jessica Truglio
    • Treasurer: Rika Yonemura-Fabian
    • Past President: Kate Williams Browne - non-voting

Senators

ASLT: 
    • Ame Maloney
BEPP:
    • Dick Claire
    • Filipp Gleyser (not present)
Counseling:
    • Jacqueline Escobar
    • Alberto Santellan
    • Mandy Lucas
GLPS:
    • TBD
Language Arts:
    • Rachel Bell
    • Jarrod Feiner
    • Danielle Powell
KAD:
    • Amber Steele
SMT
    • Younga Choi
    • Maryam Khan
    • Kolo Wamba
SSCA:
    • Amir Esfahani (not present)
    • Jennifer Merrill
    • Jude Navari
CTE Senator
    • Soledad McCarthy
Part-Time Faculty
    • Timothy Rottenberg
    • Jessica Silver-Sharp
    • Suji Venkataraman
Non-voting Members

Governance Committee Chairs

    • Curriculum: Jessica Hurless
    • Educational Policy: Jacqueline Escobar
    • Professional Personnel: Bianca Rowden-Quince

Advisory Members

    • AFT: Marianne Kaletzky
    • ASSC: Anthony Tran
    • Classified Senate: Kennya Ruiz, Marissa Thigpen
    • PD/CTTL: Bianca Rowden-Quince
    • SEEED: TBD
    • Guided Pathways: Ernesto Hernandez
    • OER: Ame Maloney
Guests
  • TK
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1.0 Opening Procedures

1.1 Call to Order/Establish Quorum

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:

1.2 Senate Networking

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 10

Notes: 

1.3 Adoption of Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:

A motion to adopt the agenda was made by Senator McCarthy and was seconded by Vice President Ryan. President Ayotte made a friendly amendment to change the date of item 1.4 Adoption of Minutes to April 7th instead of April 14th.

1.4 Adoption of Minutes

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: A motion to adopt the April 7, 2022 meeting was made by Senator Bell, and was seconded by Past President Browne.

1.5 Adoption of Consent Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 0

Notes: 

 

    1. Brown Act
    2. Faculty Marshalls
      1. Alice Erskine (SURG)
      2. Imelda Hermosillo (COUN)
    3. Language Arts Tenure Faculty Evaluation Committees
      1. Janice Sapigao, English
        1. Rachel Bell, Chair
        2. Liza Erpelo, Discipline Expert
    • Lucia Lachmayr, Tenure Faculty
    1. Chris Gibson, Dean
    1. Katie Hern, English
      1. Rachel Bell, Chair
      2. Nina Floro, Discipline Expert
    • Rob Williams, Tenure Faculty
    1. Chris Gibson, Dean
    1. Felicia Mazzi, ESOL
      1. Leigh Anne Shaw, Chair
      2. Erinn Struss, Discipline Expert
    • Lindsey Ayotte, Tenured Faculty
    1. Chris Gibson, Dean
    1. SSCA Tenure Faculty Evaluation Committees
      1. Christina Shih, 3rd year, Psychology
        1. Jennifer Merrill, Chair
        2. Tony Jackson, Content Expert
    • Paul Bridenbaugh, Tenured Faculty
    1. Danni Redding-Lapuz, Dean
    1. Shaun Perisho, 3rd year, Psychology
      1. Jennifer Merrill, Chair
      2. Tony Jackson, Content Expert
    • Tiffany Schmierer, Tenured Faculty
    1. Danni Redding-Lapuz, Dean
    1. Kathy Zarur, 2nd year, Art
      1. Tiffany Schmierer, Chair
      2. Paul Bridenbaugh, Tenured Faculty
    • Amir Esfahanai, Tenured Faculty
    1. Danni Redding-Lapuz, Dean
    1. Rachel Cunningham, 2nd year, Geography
      1. John Ulloa, Chair
      2. Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Tenured Faculty
    • Carina Anttila-Suarez, Content Expert
    1. Danni Redding-Lapuz, Dean
    1. ASLT Tenure Faculty Evaluation Committees
      1. Andrea Fuentes
        1. Bianca Rowden-Quince, Chair
        2. Melissa Matthews
    • Karen Wong
    1. Rolin Moe, Dean
    1. Christopher Collins
      1. Bianca Rowden-Quince, Chair
      2. Kim Saccio
    • Luciana Castro
    1. Rolin Moe, Dean
    1. Faculty Screening Committee: OAII Cosmetology
      1. Cassidy Ryan-White
    2. Faculty Screening Committee: General Counselor-Transfer
      1. Lucy Jovel
      2. Jacquie Escobar
      3. Suzanne Poma
      4. Luis Escobar, Dean

1.6 Public Comment

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 3

Notes: 

Senator Rottenberg-Middle College Market day during college hour on May 18th in the quad. This event supports Middle College senior students and is a collaboration with Entrepreneurship, Cypher, and will likely include a performance from the dance department.

Senator Yonemura-Fabian- Shared information about a panel discussion hosted by Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA) and the Dream Center held on Wednesday, May 11th at 2pm. Extra credit opportunities available.

Professional Personnel Chair Rowden-Quince- Shared updates about the upcoming end year celebration to be held on Thursday, May 19th from 12:30-2pm. Donations of gift baskets as well as monetary donations for student scholarships are still being accepted. https://foundation.smccd.edu/skyline-staff-faculty.php

In addition, she gave a warm “shout out” to the Alice Erskine and Imelda Hermosillo our faculty marshals for this year’s graduation. They have each contributed a great deal to our Skyline community and will be missed as they enter into retirement.

Danielle Powell- Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy’s End of Year Celebration to be held on Wednesday, May 11th from 3:30pm -5:30pm in Building 12.

Vice President Ryan-Shared information about the upcoming Cosmetology and Aesthetics student showcase Cosmetology Student Showcase

Senator Lucas-PSP-Shared information regarding the Promise Scholars Program still accepting applications. Please encourage students to apply:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zm9u6rgWL85olnDE5ytdXyWrJel9M3dN/view



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2.0 New Senate Business

 

2.1 Academic Senate Election Results

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Vice President Cassidy Ryan-White and Elections Committee

Time: 5

Notes:

President: Lindsey Ayotte

Treasurer: Ame Maloney

Curriculum Committee Chairs: Bianca Rowden-Quince & Jessica Hurless

Educational Policy Chair: TBD

Professional Personnel: Lynsey Hemstreet

Adjunct Senator: Suji Venkataraman, Teresa Campbell, Tamara Perkins

ASLT: Andrea Fuentes

BEPP: Herlene Grace Beltran, Tammy Calderon

COUN: Alberto Santellan, Joyce Lee, Mandy Lucas

KAD: Amber Steele

LA: Janice Sapigao, Jarrod Fiener, TBD

STEM: Maryam Khan, Simantini Karve, Kolo Wamba

SPWD: Timothy Rottenberg

SSCA: Jennifer Merril, Kathy Zarur, Jude Navaria & Rika Yonemura-Fabian (Split Role)

 2.2 SEEED Student Equity Plan

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: SEEED Chairs and Members

Time: 15

Notes:  Lucia Lachmayr and Roger Perez-Vaughan shared important information about the upcoming Student Equity Plan which is a plan that guides our college’s equity efforts for the next 3 years. The plan is required by the Chancellor’s office and also vital to the work that we do to support students. The SEED committee asked that faculty join in with writing teams over the summer to aid in the creation of the plan. Anyone who is interested in joining a writing team can email Lucia Lachmayr or Roger Perez-Vaughan.

2.3 Pilot Point System

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Vice Chancellor Aaron McVean and District Work Group members

Time: 30

Notes: Academic Senate invites Vice Chancellor Aaron McVean shared important updates about the new Pilot Point System. He shared that the original intent was to identify workload imbalances and to encourage important discussions about vital tasks/projects. He highlighted the new district website dedicated to this pilot system and the negotiated points allotted to various commitments. All plans should be submitted to your dean by the end of May. Questions were raised regarding what metrics were used to determine point value. Mr. McVean explained that it was essentially a comparison of various tasks (ie: less than program review, more than a hiring committee). Additional questions/concerns were raised regarding the inconsistencies between campuses as well as more strenuous demands of various roles on committees. Mr. McVean responded by saying that the point values have been negotiated and are thus locked in for the pilot period but anyone with concerns should share feedback with their dean. Vice President Ryan made a motion to extend time by 10 minutes and Curriculum Chair Hurless seconded. Additional questions were raised regarding compensation for responsibilities above and beyond the allotted points. Mr. McVean indicated that those instances should be negotiated with your dean. A suggestion was also made by Senator Steele to connect the information gleaned by this pilot with the FTES process so that the point system might inform the need for additional faculty. Additional concerns were raised regarding some tasks such as coordination which come with reassign time but in reality require a great deal of work above and beyond. Finally, concerns were raised regarding non-instructional faculty who are not a part of the point system and are asked to participate above and beyond their job descriptions.

2.4 Faculty Reader’s for Graduation

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion    |     Action

Presenter:  President Lindsey Ayotte and Vice President Cassidy Ryan-White

Time: 5

Notes: A vote was held for faculty to read names at graduation and the senate chose the following individuals: Rick Hough, Alberto Santellan and Erin Struss

2.5 Meyer Award Nominations

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Dr. Bianca Rowden-Quince

Time: 5

Notes: The Professional Personnel Committee processed the nominations for the Meyer Award and brought forth Emilie Hein from Physics and Pia Walawalkar from the Library to be the recipients for this year’s award. A motion was made by Past President Browne and was seconded by Senator Santellan to approve the nominations. A vote was held with 17 in favor and no abstentions or opposition.

 

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3.0 Standing Agenda Items

3.1 Committee Reports

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Standing Committee Chairs, ASSC President, IEC tri-chair, AFT Reps, Classified Senate

Time: 10

Notes:

Ed Policy: Has recently voted on the equity frameworks that they will use moving forward when reviewing educational policies and procedures.

IEC-Recordings of the 9 CPR presentations available on website.

AFT-AFT AFT Teach-in will be held on Thursday from 3-4 to discuss equitable budget distribution.

Curriculum-The committee has worked on the banking of pre-transfer level math/English. They are still working on updating prerequisite language.

 

3.2  President’s Report

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 5

Notes: 

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4.0 Announcement and Closing Procedures

4.1. Announcements

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:  

4.2. Motion to Adjourn

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time:  A motion to adjourn was made by Professional Personnel Chari Rowden Quince and was seconded by Senator Santellan at 4:02pm.

 

Notes: The last meeting of the Spring semester is on Thursday May 19, 2022. If you would like to request an item be put on the agenda (Consent, discussion, action or information) please submit your request for the next meeting by Tuesday May 10, 2022 by 12:00pm. You can request an agenda item here


Academic and Professional Matters, AB 1725 “10 + 1”

  1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
  9. Processes for program review
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  11. Other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate