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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††November 7, 2007




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


Senators attending: Derek Allen, Jim Shimko, Luis Gonzalez, Georgann Enright, Amanda Romero, Cindy Schoonover, Dave Stover, Tom Singer, Moez Ben-azzouz, Eric Kraus

Senators not attending: Nolan Long

Others attending: Shari Rethman, Laurel Mayer, Billie Sanders


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


  1. Approval of Minutes


Minutes for the Faculty Senate meeting of October 24, 2007 were approved with corrections.


†††† 2.†††† Presidentís Report


Nick opened the meeting by providing the list of faculty who had volunteered to be a member of the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee.The senators discussed the strengths of those on the list.It was decided that a faculty member from each division should be represented.

The faculty selected to serve on the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee are:Charles Williams from LACSS; Mike Brigner from BPS; Roxann Delaet from LHS and Jennifer Wise from SME. The two alternates at large are:Shirley Ivory from BPS and Susan Harris from SME.

Dr. Grove solicited input from the Faculty Senate officers prior to her selection of two department chairpersons to also be members of the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee.


**A Motion passed that Nick Reeder and Luis Gonzalez set a meeting with Julie Ford.Julia Ford is a partner in a local law firm that was highly recommended to the senate by a faculty member.The legal expertise will be used by the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee to identify probable areas of legal concern in the existing Faculty Handbook.


The senators were in agreement to eliminate the current names of Jim Brooks and Debbie Badonsky that are on the Sinclair Faculty Association account ( a Chase savings account), and replace them with Nick Reeder and William Boyko.


Members of Faculty Senate observed Board Committee meetings. Susan Callender and Derek Allen observed a Finance Committee meeting and Moaz Ben-azzouz observed a Strategic Linkages Committee meeting.


Dr. Tom Huguley asked the Faculty Senate to select the first members for the new Sabbatical committee; the members must be tenured faculty.Nick will send an invitation to faculty in January.


  1. New Business


A recommendation was made that college administrators should not require student evaluations from faculty in a manner that is not apparent in the Faculty Handbook or approved by the Faculty Senate.


The meeting adjourned at 4:24.


The next scheduled senate meeting will be January 16, 2008 at 2:30 in rm. 7342