Minutes for February 3, 2022

Attendance:

  • Quorum was reached at 22/25 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 (not present)
    • Filipp Gleyser
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
    • 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

 

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1.0 Opening Procedures

1.1 Call to Order/Establish Quorum

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Meeting was called to order by President Ayotte at 2:16pm.

1.2 Senate Networking

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 10

Notes: 

1.3 Adoption of Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Senator Bell motioned to adopt the agenda and Senator McCarthy seconds and agenda passed

1.4 Adoption of Minutes

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Approval of minutes from January 20, 2021 meeting Vice President Ryan motions, Senator Malone seconds, no abstentions, and thus motion passes. 

1.5 Adoption of Consent Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:

Motion to approve consent agenda was made by Senator McCarthy and seconded by Senator Malone. Dean Carla Grandy motions to pull the Biology faculty screening committee to add Dr. Christine Case to the committee, Senators Steele and Navari noted that they were missing from the civic mindset PCI group. PCI Workgroup list pulled from consent agenda, Pulled Accounting Faculty Hiring Committee to correct spelling of Helen Zhang. Motion to approve consent agenda was made by President Ayotte, no objections.

  1. Brown Act
  2. Surgical Technology Faculty Screening Committee
    • Alice Erskine, Surgical Careers, Chair
    • Yancy Aquino, BIOL
    • Brian Daniel, Respiratory Therapy
    • Carla Grandy, Dean

 

  1. Ethnic Studies Faculty Screening Committee
    • Rika Yonemura-Fabian Sociology Professor/SSCA (Chair)
    • Christopher Collins DE Coordinator (CTTL) /History, Adjunct Professor(SSCA)
    • Frederick Gaines, Ethnic Studies Professor, Creative Arts/Social Science-CSM
    • Nicole D. Porter, Acting Dean SSCA
  2. Assistive Computer Technology Specialist Screening Committee
    • Melissa Matthews-EAC Coordinator/Counselor (Chair)
    • Jessica Truglio-EAC LD Specialist/Counselor
    • Andrea Fuentes-CTTL Instructional Designer
    • Celia Pender-EAC Instructional Assistant II
    • Cheryl Johnson, Dean

1.6 Public Comment

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 3

Notes: 

Lori Slicton reported from the district health and safety committee regarding the narrowing of their scope as requested by district administration. She encouraged faculty to continue to participate in standing committees as our participation is vital to the work being done.

Vice President Ryan reported on behalf of the Cosmetology department that the Skyline Salon is again open to serve the faculty and staff of Skyline. She encouraged all faculty to come out and support the Cosmetology students.

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2.0 New Senate Business

 

2.1: Adoption of Biology Faculty hiring committee with addition of Dr. Christine Case

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:  Motion to approve Biology Faculty hiring committee was made by Vice President Ryan and seconded by Senator Steele. 17 votes to approve, 0 against, 1 abstention. Motion passes.

  • Jing Folsom, BIOL Chair
  • Nick Kapp, BIOL
  • Shari Bookstaff, BIOL
  • Christine Case
  • Carla Grandy, Dean

2.2 Adoption of Accounting Faculty hiring committee with the correct spelling of Hellen Zhang

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Senator McCarthy motions, Senator Rowden-Quince seconds, 18 votes to approve, 0 against, no abstentions. motion passes.

 Accounting Faculty Screening Committee

  • Hellen Zhang, Accounting
  • Soledad McCarthy, Business
  • Grace Beltran, Business
  • David Hall (Classified)
  • Michael Kane, Dean

2.3 Adoption of PCI Taskforce list with the addition of Jude Navari and Amber Steele to Civic Mindset group

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Additional members added to PCI task group.

 PCI Task Group Faculty Membership

15 votes in favor, 0 votes against, 1 abstention

2.4 Adopt Community Gathering Norms

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  President Ayotte, Secretary Jessica Truglio, Suji Venkataraman

Time:  13

Notes:  A motion to formally adopt community gathering norms for future Academic Senate meetings was made by Curriculum Chair Hurless and was seconded by Senator Merrill. Discussion followed and a number of items were reworded based on feedback from the group. A motion for a time extension of 3 minutes was made by Senator Steele and seconded by Professional Personnel Chair Rowden‐Quince. A vote to pass community norms was taken with 16 in favor, 0 opposed, and 0 abstentions.

2.5 Dialogue with AFT

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte, Vice President Cassidy Ryan-White, AFT Members

Time:  60

Notes: Discussion was had regarding specific roles of AFT and the areas where there may be overlap or confusion.  Additional discussion was had regarding discussion of how items are added to AS agendas and the new agenda request form. Several members had questions regarding the new faculty point system and how it will work moving forward. The suggestion was also made that AFT leadership share regular updates with the senate during the standing committee update time moving forward. A suggestion was also made by Senator Steele regarding setting up a process whereby discussion items may be added to future agendas when time constraints limit the discussion. Senator Wamba motioned to extend the time and Senator Silver-Sharp seconded that motion. A motion was made by President Ayotte to include a regular update from AFT as a standing committee. Senator Womba seconded and there were no abstentions.

2.6 Election Committee Update

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Vice President Ryan-White

Time: 5

Notes: Vice President Ryan-White shared the election flyer and encouraged senate members to share it with their divisions.

 

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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

Notes:

ASSC: Senator Tran shared that ASSC has begun Black History Month programming and looks forward to the Lunar New Years' celebration on the 9th.

Professional Personnel Committee: Stanback Stroud award nominations due on 2/7. A request for an extension was made due to short notice.

3.2  President’s Report

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 5

Notes: President Ayotte will send out “senate homework” by Friday.

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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: Curriculum Chair Hurless motioned to adjourn, Vice President Ryan seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 3:56 pm.

 

Notes: The next meeting will be Thursday, February 17, 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, February 8, 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