DRAFT Minutes for May 6, 2021

Attendance:

  • Quorum was reached at 20/23 voting minutes present.
  • Members who were not in attendance are indicated by (not present).

Voting Members

Executive Officers

    • President: Leigh Anne Shaw - votes in ties
    • Vice President: Jesse Raskin
    • Secretary: Kim Saccio-Kent
    • Treasurer: Rika Yonemura-Fabian
    • Past President: Kate Williams Browne - non-voting

Senators

ASLT: 
    • Pia Walawalkar - Fall 2020
    • Ame Maloney - Spring 2021
BEPP:
    • Dick Claire
    • Filipp Gleyser
Counseling:
    • Jacqueline Escobar (not present)
    • Alberto Santellan
    • Jessica Truglio
Language Arts:
    • Lindsey Ayotte
    • Jarrod Feiner
    • Vincent Chandler
KAD:
    • Dino Nomicos - Fall 2020 (not present)
    • Kevin Corsiglia - Spring 2021
SSCA:
    • Amir Esfahani
    • Jennifer Merrill
    • Jude Navari
SMT
    • Carina Anttila-Suarez (not present)
    • Younga Choi
    • Maryam Khan
    • Cassidy Ryan-White
CTE Liaison
    • Pablo Ramirez
    • Tim Rottenberg
    • Sujatha (Suji) Venkataraman
Non-voting Members

Governance Committee Chairs

    • Curriculum: Jessica Hurless
    • Educational Policy: Jacqueline Escobar (not present)
    • Professional Personnel: Bianca Rowden-Quince

Advisory Members

    • AFT: Marianne Kaletzky (not present)
    • ASSC: Thomas Gower (not present)
    • Classified Senate: Marisa Thigpen (not present), Flor Lopez (not present)
    • PD/CTTL: Nicole Porter
    • SEEED: Nathan Jones
    • Guided Pathways: Ernesto Hernandez (not present)
    • OER: Ame Maloney
Guests
  • Danni Redding Lapuz
  • Chris Gibson
  • Chris Collins
  • Ingrid Vargas
  • Jessica Silver-Sharp
  • Karen Wong
  • Mandy Lucas
  • Oyame KenZoe Brian Selasse-Okpe
  • Karen Vanuska
  • Mustafa Popal
  • Tamara Perkins
  • Kim Davalos
  • Jing Folsom
  • Nate Nevado
  • Soledad McCarthy
  • Angeli Ong
  • Asa Mobley
  • Caitlin Collantes
  • Chikako Walker
  • Alvin Gubatina
  • Allen Ocampo
  • Doris Garcia
  • Emilie Hein
  • Liza Erpelo
  • Golda Margate
  • Jade Nieve
  • Kelly Li
  • Melanie Espinueva Aure
  • Nina Floro
  • Tyler Castillo
  • Kim Lim
  • Clair Yeo-Sugajski
  • Martina Goodman
  • Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza
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1.0 Opening Procedures

1.1 Call to Order

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 1

Notes:

1.2 Adoption of Agenda

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 1

Notes: Kim motioned/Ame seconded. Adopted.

1.3 Adoption of Minutes

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 1

Notes:  No changes requested, minutes approved.

1.4 Consent Agenda

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 0

Notes: Adopted by consent.

  1. Appointment of Faculty chair to Equity Institute Manager Screening Committee. Position previously held by Katrina Pantig. Dr. O’KenZoe as hiring manager; Mustafa Popal is proposed to chair the screening committee.
  1. Appointment of Faculty to Interim Vice President of Instruction Screening Committee. Position previously held by Dr. Taylor-Mendoza. Dr. Moreno as hiring manager. This is an interim screening process that will be internal (district-only); therefore, it merits a smaller committee than for a permanent position. As incoming senate president who will work directly with this position, Lindsey Ayotte is proposed to serve with the president and the staff who report to the VPI. 

1.5 Public Comment

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 3

Notes: Jessica Hurless – asked whether Faculty Marshal would be discussed. Leigh Anne clarified that Professional Personnel Committee has taken this up. Kate Browne  paid tribute to Leigh Anne on occasion of this last Senate meeting in Academic Year 2020-21, asked for a huzzah in appreciation of her service as Academic Senate President– fully granted.

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2.0 New Senate Business

 

2.1 Academic Senate Election Results and End of Year Acknowledgements

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  Shaw

Time:  10

Notes: Lindsey Ayotte, President (2021-22); Cassidy Ryan-White, Vice President (2021-23); Kim Saccio-Kent, Secretary (2021-23); Soledad McCarthy, CTE Liaison (2021-23); Adjunct Senators (2021-22: Tim Rottenberg, Jessica Silver-Sharp, and Suji Venkataraman.

              Leigh Anne recognized Vice President Jesse Raskin and read a Resolution in his honor. Jessica Hurless seconded. Kate Browne motioned to accept this Resolution by acclaimation. Leigh Anne also recognized Tresurer Rika Yonemura-Fabian and read a Resolution in her honor. Maryam Khan seconded. Kate Browne motioned to accept this Resolution by acclaimation.

2.2 Election of Summer Executive Committee

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Shaw

Time:  5

Notes: For the summer period commencing May 30 until August 19 (first senate meeting of Fall 2021), any matters needing attention of the senate will be handled by the senate executive committee. The senate is asked to elect two of its members to serve with the senate officers on an as-needed basis to act on any senate matters over the summer. Jessica Hurless volunteered; Jesse seconded. Nicole Porter is second volunteer; Ame seconded. Both approved.

Summer Executive Committee comprises current Senate officers (Lindsey Ayotte, Cassidy Ryan-White, Dr. Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Kim Saccio-Kent) plus Senate members Jessica Hurless and Dr. Nicole Porter

2.3 New Executive Director, Equity Institute

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Shaw and Selassie-Okpe

Time:  10

Notes:  O’KenZoe (as he prefers to be called informally) shared his vision for his new role and initial impressions fo Skyline College. Serves as executive director of Equity Institute’s outward facing initiative. Overall vision, able to serve in various capacities as an equity officer for Skyline College and SMCCCD. Dr. O’KenZoe joined us from SF City College, and he shared how his experience there informed his move to Skyline College. He feels very welcome here at Skyline College and has already worked with several faculty members present at this meeting. He is impressed by levels of “human compassion” evident in our community. Q&A: Lindsey asked what he is watching to unwind. Answer is Star Trek: Discovery – but also enjoys Star Wars. Looks like a lot of fellow geeks in the Senate! Maryam asked if he’ll have an Equity Director’s Captain’s Log – he loved the idea and will have one ready for our Fall 2021 Academic Senate meeting. Dr. O’KenZoe asked for understanding re. navigating issues of Equity across the district – he is trying to create a space for inclusion and belonging.

2.4  Participatory Governance Task Group

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Shaw and Vargas

Time:  15

Notes: Task Force updated the Participatory Governance Model with feedback from the April meeting. View the proposed model on our website  ; also see the proposed new compendium definitions. The model will be discussed and voted on at CGC at the end of May. Please share this information with your constitutents and provide feedback to Leigh Anne and Ingrid.

2.5  Resolution to Address Anti-Asian Hate

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Margate, Erpelo, Wong, Yonemura-Fabian, Floro

Time:  25

Notes:  Leigh Anne passed the gavel to Lindsey, as incoming Academic Senate President. Golda Margate, Classified Senate VP, introduced Skyline College students to present this resolution: Angeli Ong and Caitlin Collantes, Tyler Castillo, Asa Mobley. Resolution was written by members of Skyline College Academic and Classified Senates, in collaboration with Filipinx Student Union and Katipunan at CSM. Amy M. motioned to discuss/Maryam K. seconded. Lindsey opened the floor to discussion. Kim Lin included an expanded version of the category of “Asian,” or in the footnote, in the resolution, to include Burmese, Southeast Asian, and other groups. Karen Wong explained that the writers decided to use the CCC Chancellor’s office definitions, since this is a public-facing document. More discussion on this topic, led by Dr. Porter, who asked if we could use language that reflects how students self-identify. Karen clarifed that the CCC Chancellor’s office data are generated from student self-identification on admission forms, asked to shift focus back to the resolution as a whole. Jessica Hurless asked if we could add a whereas to acknowledge that we understand the state’s categories may be limiting, so we recognize East, South East, and South Asians. Motion to amend standing resolution as noted? Moved by Suji / seconded by Kim Lim. Wordsmithed version: “Whereas, the categories required by the California Community College Chancellor’s office inaccurately represent the members of the Asian community and that we acknowledge all members of the East, Southeast, and South Asian communities.” Vote on amendment, passed unanimously; vote on resolution itself, passed unanimously. You may read the final resolution to denounce anti-Asian hate on our website.

2.6 Middle College Move to Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Taylor-Mendoza, Center-Goodwin

Time:  10

Notes: Middle College Director, Martina Goodman, presented an overview of establishment and purpose of the Middle College at Skyline College. Dr. Taylor-Mendoza discussed rationale for moving Middle College from Language Arts division, where it was founded due to that dean’s expertise. Due to the expansion and development of Middle College since 2015, the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Division would be a better home for this program. She noted that Middle College already has deep partnerships with SPWD division. Also note, SPWD Dean Vizenor is in charge of the Dual Enrollment program, which makes this division uniquely suited to support Middle College. Q&A: Alberto S. asked how struggling students are served in Middle College, and how they perform. Martina described inclusive support and wrap-around services provided to students.

2.7  Skyline College Membership in CVC-OEI Consortium

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Collins

Time:  5

Notes:   Chris presented an overview of the CVC-OEI Course Exchange and outlined how Skyline’s new membership in the CVC-OEI Consortium supports Skyline students. He also outlined our next steps: Spring 2021, meet with OEI guide, Fall 2021, review and align three online courses, Fall 2021, “norming alignment”, Spring 2022, full certification as POCR campus.

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3.0 Standing Agenda Items

3.1 Committee Reports

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter(s): Standing Committee Chairs

Time:10

Notes: 

3.2  President’s Report

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 5

Notes: Adminstrative departures: Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza is moving to CSM as President; Eloise Briones is retiring. Dr. Newin Orante will be chairing the screening committee for the Vice President of Administrative Services to replace Eloisa Briones, who is retiring. Faculty interested in serving on this committee are asked to contact President Leigh Anne Shaw. The Summer Exec will appoint up to three faculty; please contact President Shaw if you wish to serve on this committee. CGC is creating an inquiry task force focused on Black student success, re. data that was shared by PRIE. The Campus Climate Workgroup is making recommendations. People’s College Initiative funding was secured from the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) to focus on campus climate. Student Services is focusing on FAFSA completers to reduce non-completion rate, and working on aid for undocumentated student – who are eligible for HEERF support.  An end-of-year Senate report is forthcoming, and will be shared via email.

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4.0 Announcement and Closing Procedures

4.1. Announcements

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 1

Notes:  

4.2. Motion to Adjourn

Presenter: Shaw

Time: 0

Notes: Motioned by Lindsey, Ame seconded.
Next meeting will be announced in August 2021.


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