Academic Senate: Year End Report 2006-2007
Jill Savage, Chair
The following list of priorities guided the Senate’s focus during the 2006-2007 academic year.
Below each priority is a brief description of the action(s) taken by the Academic Senate.
Action: The Ad Hoc DE Committee provided the Academic Senate with four policy statements concerning evaluation/assessment for DE courses, peer review policy for DE courses, student support services for DE students, and an academic support plan. The committee recommended revisions to the course evaluation forms used by the LA and BEAT divisions and continues work on a DE program planning document. The policy statements submitted to the AS over the course of the year for consideration were all adopted.
Action: The Academic
Senate endorsed a resolution,
The Ad Hoc Campus Planning Committee was not active.
Action: In March of 2007, the Ad Hoc Budget Committee provided the Academic Senate with initial recommendations for a budget review process. The recommendations were sent to all for feedback. The Committee has taken the feedback received under consideration. The Committee finds that more dialogue with college committees is called for and will continue to work on the charge during the coming academic year.
Action: The Faculty Policy Committee has begun a review of the faculty handbook, work to
continue next academic year.
Action: The Faculty Policy Committee submitted a resolution concerning promotion planning to the Academic Senate on April 27. The resolution passed. The information will be publicized in the August newsletter.
Action: The Educational Policy Committee considered a proposed change to the Placement Testing policy and recommended against the proposal. The Committee discussed at length the Academic Bankruptcy policy and will continue consideration of this matter in the Fall.
Continued review and consideration curricular action
Action: The Senate approved
forwarding sixty-two proposals for curricular action as recommended made by
Action: The Senate approved forwarding
sixty-two proposals for curricular action as
recommended made by
the Curriculum Review Committee.
the Curriculum Review Committee.
Action: The Academic Senate met regularly in the Fall and Spring at which meetings both system wide and
local issues were reported and discussed as needed. Topics included:
ü Web Hosting Service – resolution was submitted and passed by the Senate which subsequently initiated scrutiny and reconsideration of the decision to adopt a new web hosting service.
ü Constitutional amendment concerning a Candidate Advisory Council for nominating BOR.
ü Information on the FB 2007-2009 Biennium Budget
ü The adoption of a motion supporting the purchase of a plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin.
Rule making: A resolution was submitted
and passed by the Senate supporting the five principles set forth by the
Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions as guiding their contributions to
Action: The Executive Committee completed an assessment of the Program and Unit reviews w/r to the mission of the College. A summary of the assessment was submitted to the VCAA in March 2007. The summary is included in the Executive Committee website.
Executive Committee met on : August 14, September 8, October 13, November 17 (convened by G. Kimura), January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 4.
The Executive Committee carried out the duties as assigned in the Academic Senate Charter which included setting the Senate calendar, formulating agenda for each Senate meeting, prioritizing annual goals and activities of the Senate and its standing committees, receiving recommendations for Senate action, and delegating appropriate matters to and examining recommendations from Senate committees.
Academic Senate met on: August 25, September 22 (convened by G. Kimura), October 27, December 8, January 26, February 16, March 23, April 27, and May 9 (Special meeting).
The Senate Chair attended the following system meetings:
ACCFSC and CCCFSC met on: August 16, September 22, October 20, November 17,
January 12, February 22, March 16, April 12, and May 18.
In addition, the Senate Chair met periodically as needed with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors for both Academic and Administrative Affairs, and Dean of Student Services. In addition the Chair attended the semimonthly meetings of the Assessment Committee as well as, when possible, the monthly meetings of the College Council.
The Senate Chair ensured timely communication between the Academic Senate and appropriate administrators and others as deemed necessary, provided the Senate members with information concerning system matters in a timely manner, ensured that issues or concerns raised by members of the Senate were brought before the Senate as a whole in a timely manner, updated the Senate alias e-mail list, and maintained the archives and an updated Senate website.