Faculty Senate Minutes
September 28, 2005
Call to order: Cindy called the meeting to order at 2:30 in the Tartan Marketplace – Room A, and declared a quorum present.
Officers attending: Cindy Beckett, President; Nick Reeder, Vice President; Linda Pastore, Secretary
Senators attending: Derek Allen, Tom Singer, James Houdeshell, Charles C. Williams, James Brooks, Mark Echtner, Art Ross, Moez Ben-Azzouz
Senators not attending: Marsha Wamsley, Jennifer Barr, Mohamed Ali, Amanda Romero
Others attending: Laurel Mayer, Dona Fletcher, Carrier Larger, President Steve Johnson
1. Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by Jim Houdeshell to approve the minutes with changes for the Senate meeting of September 14, 2005 and the motion passed.
2. Officer’s Report
2.1 Meeting with Sinclair’s Attorney, Saundra Schuster
Discussed the current Faculty Handbook, specifically the forward, faculty letters and contracts, and tenure.
It was decided that Nick and Cindy will draft a position paper addressing these issues and will share this draft with senate for further consideration.
2.2 Leadership Council
Cindy shared information concerning possible new administration positions.
2.3 Meeting with Consultant, Terry Muran
Cindy, Nick and Jim Brooks, at the request of President Johnson, met with the new consultant, Terry Muran. The group discussed their thoughts concerning the re-structure of the Vice President for Instruction position at Sinclair. The purpose for the session was for gathering information.
3. Committee Reports
4. Special Orders
Mandatory Participation: Deferred to next meeting.
5. Unfinished/Old Business
Speakers to Senate/Assembly: Deferred to next meeting.
DCC request for representation on Senate: Deferred to next meeting.
6. New Business
President Johnson provided multiple handouts (Please refer to Enclosures A-F, presentation outline) and an update on:
State-level focus on
· Sinclair’s Trustee priorities
· Sinclair internal leader groups recommendations and concerns
· The college response to be aligned with State-level interests, quality maintenance, organizational maintenance, and alternative sources of revenue
· Current budget situation
Next meeting October 12; Alumni Room
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 4:15.
Submitted by Linda Pastore
Approved by Senate: October 12, 2005