†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Faculty Senate Minutes

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Officers attending:Nick Reeder, President; William Boyko, Vice-President; Susan Callender, Secretary


Senators attending:Cindy Schoonover, Georgann Enright, Jim Shimko, Tom Singer, Moez

Ben-azzouz, Eric Kraus, Amanda Romero, Nolan Long, Luis Gonzales


Senators not attending: Derek Allen, Dave Stover


Others attending:Billie Sanders, Shari Rethman, Laurel Mayer, Cindy Beckett



Nick called the meeting to order at 2:30 in rm. 7342



1.                  Approval of Minutes


Minutes for the Faculty Senate meeting of September 26, 2007 were approved.



2.                  Presidentís Report


Nick noted that the FITS team is meeting and working on the merit issue.Although there will be the same number of slots for college wide merit, the amount of the award is cut in half.

DCC has been asked to identify ideas on how to deal with low enrollment courses.


Nick also reviewed a proposal from Tom Huguley for Senate feedback on separating the single existing committee of Sabbatical/Mini-Sabbatical into a Sabbatical

Committee and a Mini-Sabbatical Committee.The Senators agreed with this proposal.


††††††††††† The faculty on line survey comments (concerning an information session on the pros

†††††† and cons of collective bargaining) were discussed.** A Motion passed that Senate will post- pone an educational session on the pros and cons of collective bargaining until after March 4, 2007.** A Motion passed to form an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of four members to gather information on different governance models.**A Motion did not pass (4 yes/ 5 no) recommending that Senate charge the Senators with giving a historical accounting of the events that transpired prior to thecollective bargaining session during the fall, 2007 Faculty Assembly.


†††††††† †† Nick indicated that Dr. Grove will invite the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Distance

††††† Learning to a meeting with an external team who will be on campus to evaluate the

††††† strengths and weakness of the Distance Learning program.


The meeting adjourned at 4:00


Next meeting October 24, 2007 Rm 7342, 2:30 p.m.






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