The De Anza Academic Senate
Approved Notes for the meeting of

November 24th, 2008

Senators and Officers present: Argyriou, Botsford, Cichanski, Coleman, Cordero, Dolen, Hanna, Glapion, Goodwin, Hughes, Karst, LaManque, Lathers, Lee-Klawender, Lee-Wheat, Liu, Logvinenko, Maiero, Maynard, Miller, Mitchell, Roberts, Setziol, Sherby, Swanner, Walton, White, and Winters

Senators and Officers absent: Brennan,

DASB: Vijay Veeramachaneni Classified Senate:

Administrative Liaison: Lydia Hearn Guests: Karl Schaffer and Jeri Montgomery

Curriculum Co Chair:

[NOTE: Item numbers are reflective of agenda numbers in the order they

are actually taken up at the meeting.]

The meeting was called to order at 2:33, a quorum being present.

I. Approval of Agenda and Notes: The agenda was approved as distributed with the addition of an Item XI Response to the Death of Carl Brown and the renumbering of the Good of the Order and Announcements Item as Item XII

The notes of the meeting of November 17th were approved as distributed with modifications simplifying the language of Item I and the section immediately following pertaining to the visit of College President Brian Murphy

II. Needs and Confirmations: Logvinenko was confirmed for service on the Math, Science & Technology Resource Center Supervisor Search and Selection Committee

Jim Haynes and Mary Bennett were confirmed for service on the Administrative Assistant for Adapted Physical Education Search and Selection Committee.

Doris Spanggord and Vicky Annen were confirmed for service on the Instructional Associate for the Science Resource Center Search and Selection Committee.

III. Textbook Rentals: Jeri Montgomery was present to ask for help getting faculty who are involved with the textbook rental program to remind their students to return rented books no later than December 15th. She also answered questions about the status of the Textbook rental project.

IV. Board of Trustees Opening: Argyriou and Lee-Klawender presented a list of possible interview questions generated by the Chancellor's Advisory Council. Argyriou then asked for possible additions. A substantial number were offered and Argyriou, after recording each carefully, thanked the group warmly for thoughtful and excellent suggestions.

V. Program Review Criteria: After a quick review of the presentation made November 17th, the group was encouraged to augment the list of Program Review criteria. Many suggestions were made. Among them were the following:

  • Compare programs with their counterparts at other colleges
  • produce a common template for all data potentially used for internal comparisons
  • produce a structure of benchmarks from which departments and other organizational units would measure change.
  • Entities reviewed should tie items to budgets where appropriate.
  • A survey of "service rendered" should be produced suitable for each entity reviewed
  • There should be a well produced table defining terms used in review
  • The library should be encouraged to use statewide data
  • Student equity goals need to continue to be addressed
  • Enrollment versus completion data should be revised to get a better picture of what is happening and what might be done, especially with regard to underrepresented populations
  • Wait list data should be included.

VI. SLO Coordinator Duties: Argyriou distributed a newly revised version of the document "Potential Duties of the SLO Coordinators" previously distributed and asked for suggestions. Several were made and captured by Argyriou.

It was MS (Mitchell/Hanna) to limit the SLO for Instruction Coordinator position to tenured faculty. There was extensive discussion during which the necessary ending time of the meeting loomed larger and larger. It was then MSC Setziol/Hanna) to close debate. The previous motion was then approved. It was MSC(Coleman/Swanner) to limit the SLO for Student Services Coordinator position to tenured faculty.

VII. SLO Coordinators Search Committee: The composition of the committee proposed by Argyriou was approved. It will be: The Vice President for Instruction, the Vice President for Student Services, the Curriculum Co Chair (currently Maiero), Academic Senate President (Argyriou), and two members of the Academic Senate Executive Committee, Melinda Hughes and Andrew LaManque.

VIII. Budget Priorities for Discussion: The Item was held over due to a lack of time

IX. Auto Tech Swing Space: The Item was held over due to a lack of time

X. Courses Into Disciplines: The Item was held over due to a lack of time

XII. Good of the Order and announcements: The Item was not taken up.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:33.

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