Faculty Senate Minutes
May 7, 2008
Officers attending: Nick Reeder, President; Bill Boyko, Vice-President; Susan Callender, Secretary
Senators attending: Cindy Schoonover, Georgann Enright, Derek Allen, Jim Shimko,
Tom Singer, Moez Ben-azzouz, Eric Kraus, Amanda Romero, Nolan Long, Luis Gonzalez, Dave Stover
Senators not attending: none
Others attending: Laurel Mayer, Shari Rethman, Karl Hess, Ken Kohlenberg, Brenda Seufert, Dean Cole, Gwendolyn Jones, Saundra Schuster
Nick called the meeting to order at 2:30 in rm. 7-L21.
1. Approval of the minutes
Faculty Senate Minutes for April 23, 2008 were approved.
2. Nick asked the senators and visitors to introduce themselves. Afterwards, he summarized why
Brenda Seufert, College Ombudsman; Dean Cole, Senior Director, Student and Academic Support
Services, and Gwendolyn Jones, Manager, Student Leadership Development and Student Judicial
Affairs were invited .
Dean Cole discussed the due process that students must undergo when a complaint on conduct occurs.
In most instances, the first step is to contact Dean Cole; however, the Sinclair campus police may also
be contacted. The visitors agreed that early intervention is critical. Gwendolyn Jones said that her
office has a power point presentation for faculty on disruptive classroom behavior. Saundra
Schuster, Mary Gaier, Charles Gift, and Tom Huguley are the members of the Behavior Assessment
Team. This team provides early intervention regarding disturbing (disruptive) student behavior in order
to have a quicker alternative to the institutional process. An email will be sent to faculty to introduce
this team and their charge.
Derek Allen briefly summarized the Finance sub committee meeting that he attended.
Nick encouraged senators to email their constituents to remind them to vote on the
two changes in the constitution and bylaws. * Motion- The electronic voting will end May 16th
at 12:00a.m. *The motion passed.
Nick also stated that the Board does not want to listen to and approve the list of faculty names that have
been promoted, received merit, and gained tenure; the Board wants to relinquish this power
to the President. Senators discussed the pros and cons of this matter.
Luis Gonzalez summarized the feedback he and Derek Allen received concerning the preliminary
plan for the faculty information sessions on college governance models. Senators agreed that
every effort should be made to maintain a balanced tone in the sessions.
Bill Boyko’s recommendation for an annual faculty evaluation of the performance of Chairs and
Deans was tabled until the next senate meeting
The meeting adjourned at 4:15.
The next senate meeting will be Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 2:30 in rm. 7-L21.