Minutes for August 19, 2021

Attendance:

  • Quorum was reached at 21/25 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 (not present)
    • Filipp Gleyser
Counseling:
    • Jacqueline Escobar (not present)
    • Alberto Santellan
    • Jessica Truglio
GLPS:
    • TBD
Language Arts:
    • Rachel Bell
    • Jarrod Feiner (not present)
    • Danielle Powell
KAD:
    • Amber Steele
SMT
    • Younga Choi
    • Maryam Khan
    • TBD
SSCA:
    • Amir Esfahani
    • Jennifer Merrill
    • Jude Navari
CTE Senator
    • Soledad McCarthy
Part-Time Faculty
    • Timothy Rottenberg
    • Jessica Silver-Sharp
    • Sujatha (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 (not present)
    • Classified Senate: TBD
    • PD/CTTL: Bianca Rowden-Quince
    • SEEED: TBD
    • Guided Pathways: Ernesto Hernandez (not present)
    • OER: Ame Maloney
Guests
  • Jenny Le
  • Tammy Calderon
  • Chris Gibson
  • Dr. Melissa Moreno
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1.0 Opening Procedures

1.1 Call to Order

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:

1.2 Senate Introductions and Welcome

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 20

Notes: Senate members introduced themselves and their constituencies.

1.3 Welcome and Hello from Administrators

Presenter: VPI Redding-Lapuz, President Dr. Moreno

Time: 5

Notes: 

  • Dean Redding-Lapuz joined meeting after approval of consent agenda; issued gracious welcome.
  • Dr. Moreno joined us after item 2.1b completed. Joined discussion on role of dean – “middle management,” tough job. Shared her concern for supporting both faculty and administration. Shared her availability on campus.

1.4 Adoption of Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes: Motion: Secretary Saccio / Second: Senator McCarthy ; Approved by unanimous vote.

1.5 Adoption of Minutes

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:  Motion: Vice President Ryan-White / Second: Senator Maloney;  Approved by unanimous vote.

1.4 Consent Agenda

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 3

Notes: Senate members recalled a previous discussion about tracking faculty participation on screening and tenure committees and wondered if there was an update.  President Ayotte noted the concern and stated it would be placed on a future agenda for further discussion. President Ayotte pulled tenure committee for Vincent Chandler from Consent due to last-minute changes. See new item 2.1a.

Motion: Senator McCarthy / Second: Senator Maloney. Approved by unanimous vote.

  1. Approve Tenure Committees

ASLT Tenure Committees

Pia Walawalkar- 4th year

  • Kim Lim (chair)
  • Jesse Raskin (replacing Rob Williams)
  • Diane Tedone – Faculty librarian from CAN
  • Gabriela Nocito (Director/Administrator)

Athena Nazario – 3rd year

  • Leigh Anne Shaw (Chair)
  • Valeria Estrada - Faculty librarian from CAN
  • Jarod Feiner
  • Gabriela Nocito (Director/Administrator)

Ame Maloney – 3rd Year

  • David Hasson (Chair)
  • Stephanie Roach – Systems Librarian/DIST
  • Tammy Calderon (replacing Soledad McCarthy who stepped in for Amber Steele)
  • Gabriela Nocito (Director/Administrator)

Andrea Fuentes – 2nd Year

  • Bianca Rowden-Quince (Chair)
  • Rolin Moe (Dean/Administrator)
  • Melissa Matthews
  • Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

KAD Tenure Committee (Fall)

Chris Watters

  • Justin Piergrossi (Chair, discipline expert)
  • Gabe Saucedo
  • Dino Nomicos

KAD Tenure Evaluations (Spring)

Kevin Corsiglia - Standard Evaluation (Gabe, Chair)

Amber Steele - Standard Evaluation (Justin, Chair)

KAD Division Evaluation Committee

Gabe Saucedo, Justin Piergrossi and Dino Nomicos.

President Ayotte Tenure Committees

Lindsey Ayotte, Communication Studies:

  • Chair: Jessica Hurless, Communication Studies
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Discipline Expert: Danielle Powell, Communication Studies
  • Tenured Faculty: Nina Floro, English

Vincent Chandler, Communication Studies:

  • Chair: Jessica Hurless, Communication Studies
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Discipline Expert: Danielle Powell, Communication Studies
  • Tenured Faculty: Michael Cross, English

Janice Sapigao, English:

  • Chair: Rachel Bell, English
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Discipline Expert: Liza Erpelo, English
  • Tenured Faculty: Lucia Lachmayr, English

Katie Hern, English:

  • Chair: Rachel Bell, English
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Discipline Expert: Nina Floro, English
  • Tenured Faculty: Rob Williams, English

Felicia Mazzi, ESOL:

  • Chair: Leigh Anne Shaw, ESOL
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Discipline Expert: Erinn Struss, ESOL
  • Tenured Faculty: Luciana Castro, World Languages (Spanish)
  1. Approve to extend Summer Executive Committee: At the last academic senate meeting, 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. We would like to extend summer elected summer exec members Jessica Hurless and Ame Maloney to continue to serve as the two additional senate members on exec, until our second meeting held on September 2, 2021. We will move to elect our AY21-22 Exec team at the second meeting. Please consider running to serve on the executive committee. The executive committee will be meeting on Tuesdays following each AS meeting from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

1.5 Public Comment

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 3

Notes: No comments at this time.

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2.0 New Senate Business

2.1a Approve Tenure Review committee pulled from Consent Agenda

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time:  1

Notes: President Ayotte explained that she received changes to Vincent Chandler's tenure review committee faculty membership after posting the agenda, so asked the committee to review the changes and called for discussion.

Motion: Secretary Saccio / 2nd: Senator Truglio. Approved by unanimous vote.

Vincent Chandler, Communication Studies:

  • Chair & Discipline Expert: Danielle Powell, Communication Studies
  • Dean: Chris Gibson
  • Tenured Faculty: Nancy Kaplan-Biegel, Journalism
  • Tenured Faculty: Michael Cross, English

2.1b What is the Purpose of Academic Senate?

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Senators Hurless and Ryan-White

Time:  30

Notes: Some ideas from group representatives:

  • Goal setting
  • Networking with fellow faculty
  • Advocate for and support faculty on behalf on the constituencies of the college.
  • Act as a conduit to provide information to and for our constituents
  • Make informed decisions about faculty, staff and students.
  • Direct decision making around curriculum
  • Academic Senate is a group of faculty with an enfranchised role to influence the direction of teaching and learning on the Skyline College campus with the best interests of students and faculty in mind.
  • AS is the Hub for Campus, district, state wide. We should be able to communicate and understand and move forward together to help our students, faculty, community, silicon valley.

2.2 What are things that are asked of you that you consider additional duties?

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Senator Hurless and Vice President Ryan-White

Time:  15

Notes: Senator Hurless made a motion to table this item to a future meeting, to be determined. Her rational is that this issue was addressed to some extent in Item 2.1 discussion. Vice President Ryan-White seconded. Passed with majority vote.

2.3 What are our goals?

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Senator Hurless and Vice President Ryan-White

Time:  20

Notes: Senate members met in breakout rooms to begin a discussion on Senate goals/priority areas for 2021-22, noting their ideas in shared Google Docs. President Ayotte shared that Senate officers will review these ideas during the next Executive Committee committee to consider items for upcoming Senate meetings. This discussion will be ongoing.

2.4 Introducing the Online Resource Course

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Vice President Ryan-White

Time:  15

Notes: Ryan-White shared her new online resource for Senate membership; link to be shared this week.

2.5 Looking ahead: Plan for 2nd Academic Senate Meeting

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter:  President Ayotte

Time:  10

Notes: We may hold meetings via Zoom till Sept 30th due to temporary suspension of the Brown Act. President Ayotte shared requirements for meeting Brown Act restrictions – which could be a bit challenging unless Governor Newsom extends suspension. She also shared background on Compendium of Committees; this will be shared and will need to be voted upon during the next meeting. Introduced conversion point system used for faculty participation credit. Yonemura-Fabian shared upcoming new FormStack form to facilitate paying of Senate dues; still to be approved. She plans to send out the form in coming weeks to senators and faculty.

2.6 Kahoot Game

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: Senator Hurless and Vice President Ryan-White

Time:  If time allows

Notes: Vice President Ryan-White motioned to remove item 2.6 from the agenda to end session on time; Secretary Saccio seconded. Approved by unanimous vote.

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3.0 Standing Agenda Items

3.1 Committee Reports

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter(s): Standing Committee Chairs

Time: 5

Notes: Senator Rowden-Quince noted that Exemplary Program award is first in upcoming cycle. Nominations will open in October. Start thinking about programs on campus that you may want to nominate.

3.2  President’s Report

Procedure     |     Information     |     Discussion     |     Action

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 5

Notes: No report at this time.

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4.0 Announcement and Closing Procedures

4.1 Final Announcements

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 1

Notes:  No announcements at this time.

4.2 Motion to Adjourn

Presenter: President Ayotte

Time: 0

Notes: Motion: Senator Khan / Second: Senator McCarthy. Passed unanimously. 
Next meeting will be September 2, 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