Minutes for January 20, 2022

Attendance:

  • Quorum was reached at 24/25 voting minutes 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: Kim Saccio
    • Treasurer: Rika Yonemura-Fabian
    • Past President: Kate Williams Browne - non-voting

Senators

ASLT: 
    • Ame Maloney
BEPP:
    • Dick Claire
    • Filipp Gleyser
Counseling:
    • Jacqueline Escobar
    • Alberto Santellan
    • Jessica Truglio
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 (not present)
    • ASSC: Anthony Tran
    • Classified Senate: Kennya Ruiz, Marissa Thigpen
    • PD/CTTL: Bianca Rowden-Quince
    • SEEED: TBD
    • Guided Pathways: Ernesto Hernandez
    • OER: Ame Maloney
Guests
  • Carla Grandy
  • Janice Sapigao
  • Lynsey Hemstreet
  • Dr. Moreno
  • Luis Escobar
  • Michael Kane
  • Andrea Vizenor
  • Dr. Nicole Porter
  • Danni Redding Lapuz
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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:

Notes: Motion to approve agenda: Senator Claire motions, Vice President Ryan seconds, President Ayotte proposed switching items 1.1 and 2.1 Senator Claire motions, and Vice President Ryan seconds, no abstentions, motion passed.

1.4 Adoption of Minutes

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Chairperson Hurless motions, Senator Claire seconds, no abstentions, motion passed.

1.5 Adoption of Consent Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 0

Notes:

  1. Brown Act
  2. Director of Student Support Screening Committee
  • Perry Chen- Personal Counselor
  • Nate Nevado - Counselor
  • Jacquie Escobar - Counselor
  • Suzanne Poma - Counselor
  • Luis Escobar - Dean of Counseling
  1. BAEC Director Screening Committee
    • Soledad McCarthy
    • Hui Pate
  2. STEM Center Instructional Aid II Screening Committee
    • Emilie Hein
    • Jing Folsom
    • Denise Hum

Senator McCarthy motions, Senator Santellan seconds. Seeing no objections to approving any items on the consent agenda, the motion passes.

1.6 Public Comment

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 3

Notes:

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 10

Notes:   

Janice Sapigao-Presented information regarding the Undergraduate Symposium of Academic Research (USOAR) calling for submissions for the 2022 Symposium. Additional information can be found on their website: https://skylinecollege.edu/usoar/

Secretary Truglio-Presented concerns regarding the return to campus during a surge of Covid19. Called for Academic Senate to make a formal statement addressing faculty concerns.

Senator Santellan-Addressed additional concerns from Counseling regarding lack of availability to Covid19 testing on our campuses.

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2.0 New Senate Business

 

2.1 Visit from Dr. Moreno

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  President Moreno

Time:  35

Notes: Dr. Moreno expressed her excitement to be back on campus and gratitude for faculty support. She called for questions/concerns that she could take back to be addressed during the campus briefings. Senator Steele mentioned the “mask fairies” on campus and how much she appreciated them. She requested additional people on campus to reinforce appropriate mask-wearing. Senator Navari expressed concern regarding navigating the registration process and supporting students through that process. Secretary Truglio expressed concern regarding on-campus testing as well as supporting classified staff regarding supporting students who are not approved to be on campus. Senator Steele motions to extend time on this item, Chairperson Rowden-Quince seconded. Past President Williams-Browne posed a question regarding access to mask resources after hours. Senator Rottenberg raised additional concerns regarding availability for Covid testing on our campuses. Chairperson Hurless relayed concerns that she heard from students regarding the parking fees as well as gratitude for all of the faculty who paved the way for the rest of us to return to campus. Senator Womba expressed the importance of not stigmatizing the unvaccinated and requested that the district lift the policy that students who do not follow the appropriate protocols be dropped from their courses.

2.2 Adopt Community Gathering Norms

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  President Ayotte

Time:  20

Notes:  We were asked to compare the established CGC community gathering norms with what we as a Senate had discussed during our initial start/stop/continue discussion.

Senator McCarthy motions, Senator Merrill seconds, the item is approved for discussion.

Discussion was had regarding certain items on the original JAM board. Following discussion, a motion was made by Senator Claire to move the item to the next meeting after the ad-hoc committee is formed, Senator Steele seconded. 18 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstentions Senator Venkataraman, Secretary Truglio, and President Ayotte volunteered for this committee. Jessica T, Lindsey A volunteered. The motion was made by Past President Browne and seconded by Chairperson Hurless and the motion was passed.  

2.3 Elections/Election Committee

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Vice President Ryan-White

Time: 60

Notes: In preparation for the upcoming elections, Vice President Ryan led a discussion regarding changes to bylaws and encouraged Senate involvement regarding recruitment of the new elections committee.

Link to bylaws: https://www.skylinecollege.edu/academicsenate/bylaws.php#article5

Positions that will be open:

Exec: President, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chair: Curriculum, Ed Policy, Professional Personnel

Division Senators: All division senators are up for election with the exception of CTE

Campus-wide elections will be held for executive positions as well as Adjunct Senator and Standing Committee Chairs. The elections committee will be responsible for the facilitation of both the division senator elections as well as the campus-wide elections. Vice President Ryan will be leading a campus-wide search for individuals to serve on the elections committee. These individuals can not be running for a position on the Academic Senate.

 

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3.0 Standing Agenda Items

3.1 Committee Reports

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Standing Committee Chairs, ASSC President, FTEFAC Co-Chair, IEC tri-chair

Time: 10

  • ASSC: Senator Tran reported that ASSC has recently completed welcome week this week and next, has been providing tabling resources outside of building 6 and building 19. In partnership with ASTP and BSU, they are preparing for Black History Month.
  • CURR: Curriculum Chair Hurless reported that their first meeting of the semester will be on February 2nd.
  • IEC: IEC Tri-Chair Yonemura-Fabian reported that CPR presentations will be on 4/11 and 4/25 from 2-4. The list of programs will be coming soon. All are encouraged us to attend!
  • ED Policy: Ed Policy Chair Escobar reported that their first meeting will be on 2/1.
  • Prof Pers.: Professional Personnel Chair Rowden-Quince reported that the Stanback Stroud Diversity Award coming up in February. It includes a cash prize. More information to come.
  • OER: Senator Maloney reported that they are still waiting for ASCCC grant information.
  • CTE: Senator McCarthy reported that SMUHS CTE event will be held on Feb 2nd.

3.2 President’s Report

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter(s): President Ayotte

Time: 5

Notes: President Ayotte encouraged faculty to refer to Dean Minnich’s recent email regarding updated grading policies including the return of the “F” grade. She also encouraged senate members to consider attending the Spring State Plenary: https://www.asccc.org/events/april-7-2022-900am/2022-spring-plenary-session-hybrid-event

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4.0 Announcement and Closing Procedures

.1. Final Announcements

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:   

4.2. Motion to Adjourn

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 0

Notes: The next meeting will be Thursday, February 3, 2022. If you would like to request an item be put on the agenda (Discussion, action or information) please submit your request for the next meeting by Tuesday, January 25, 2022, by 12:00 pm. You can request an agenda item here

Motion to adjourn was made by Vice President Ryan and seconded by Senator Steele.


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