APPROVED

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SENATE MINUTES

For March 26, 1998

 

At 2:38 Dr. Pollack opened the session with three areas of concern: her five

"next step" questions, the letter from the AAUP, and how to handle summer

decision-making. The second and third items were already listed on the senate

agenda for consideration at this meeting. The ensuing dialogue clarified the

three issues. One, Senate had not yet considered the five "next step"

questions. Two, despite Carol Bernstein's ambiguous wording, Senate had not

voted for AAUP intervention. Dr. Pollack was still to work with the senate to

resolve difficulties. Dr. Pollack said she would consider responding to the

last AAUP letter. Three, faculty would prefer major intitiatives to be worked

out during the school year. However, if additional faculty input was required

during the summer months, volunteer senators might make themselves available.

If the time commitment proved extensive, some recompense might be established.

Specifically, the plans for fall convocation were discussed. Dr. Pollack wants

faculty input on retention, strategic planning, and preparation for the next

NCA visit.

I. CALL TO ORDER - President Anttila called the official meeting to order

at 3:07 in the Council Chambers.

PRESENT - Vice President Gay Garesche, Councilor-at-large Jim Daugherty,

Senators Carmela Arnoldt, Larry Bohlender, Rod Brooker, Paul DePippo,

Pat Haas, Marilyn Hoffs, Betty Hufford, Pam Joraanstad, Hannes

Kvaran, Phil Moloso, Joann Pell, Michael Petrowsky, and Jim Reed

ABSENT - Mike Holtfrerich and Linda Smith

VISITORS - Included but were not limited to Bob Albury, Fernando

Camou, Paul Gilletti, John Griggs, Holly McKenzie-Beene, Zak

Storey, and Lyle Walcott

II. ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES - Phil Moloso moved, and `

Marilyn Hoffs seconded approval of the minutes of February 26 with

the grievous harm to the name of Pat Haas corrected. PASSED.

III. ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA - Item E (constitutional revision)

was added under old business. Student Recognition Day was moved to

old business, F. Item D (Alberto's commendation) was added under new

business. Information Item Other became salary withholding. Additional

Information Items were zone representation, Dr. Pollack's five

questions, and the Roskelly memorial. Phil Moloso moved, and Carmela

Arnoldt seconded that the agenda be approved as amended. PASSED

IV. TREASURER'S REPORT - Marilyn Hoffs reported $12,293 in savings, `

$223 in checking, and a brief, defensible foray into money

laundering. Betty Hufford moved, and Carmela Arnoldt seconded

acceptance of the report. PASSED.

V. STUDENT INTERIM -- Zak Storey from the ASG updated senate regarding

the association's recent activities. Although the ASG did not

originally oppose the tuition increase, students were concerned that the

decision had already been made prior to the opportunities for student

"input." Swing dance sessions for all ages are enjoying a successful

turnout.

VI. OLD BUSINESS

A. COLLEGE PLAN

The committee of Gay Garesche, Bob Albury, Mike Holtfrerich, and

John Grigg's brought recommendations for the college plan to senate.`

Some questions and concerns were raised. For example, should senate

be pro-active and take the initiative on additional items beyond the

current college plan's scope? Did the chairs have input? The work

of the committee was acknowledged and appreciated during the

extended discussion. Betty Hufford moved, and Carmela Arnoldt

seconded that decision on the report be tabled so that senators

could peruse all relevant materials. PASSED, Brooker, DePippo,

Garesche, Haas, Kvaran, and Petrowsky voting NO.

Pam Joraanstad moved, and Carmela Arnoldt seconded

that the committee continue their work. Discussion revolved around

whether the committee could do any more they had already done.

PASSED, DePippo, Garesche, Kvaran, Moloso, and Petrowsky voting NO.

B. CAMPUS ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE REPORT

The committee of Jim Daugherty, Pam Joraanstad, Joann

Pell, Jim Reed, and Linda Smith presented a schematic of

changes in the organization plan that they recommended by

virtue of their investigative charge. Joann Pell moved, and

Betty Hufford seconded that Freddie present this document to the

president as a faculty driven organizational plan.

Energetic discussion followed. Some thought the plan violated the

moratorium. Others argued that the moratorium was specific to the

president's unilateral plan. Another philosophical overview which

colored the discussion was the amount of external focus that the

reorganizational plan seemed to suggest. Some thought the

presentation of the information looked suspiciously like the

original presidential plan. Senators raised many questions and some

objections. The resolution FAILED with Daugherty, Joraanstad, and

Reed abstaining.

Marilyn Hoffs moved, and Pam Joraanstad seconded that the committee

continue to work on its charge. Specifically, the committee was

charged with:

1. Reading the original faculty survey results on the

reorganization plan

2. Providing written rationales for all changes and a cost/benefit

analysis

3. Answering questions raised in the discussion such as:

a. Why two associate deans instead of one dean?

b. Why not have grounds report directly to the president?

c. Why shouldn't Ace+ be an instructional area?

4. Incorporating any senate suggestions that further investigation

supports.

The motion PASSED with DePippo, Garesche, Kvaran, and Petrowsky

voting NO.

C. FACULTY-DRIVEN DEFINITION

Paul DePippo suggested the term be avoided.

D. DUAL ENROLLMENT

Gay Garesche referenced the "new" district report on this practice.

The eventual goal? That all high school students have some college

credit when they graduate.

E. CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION

Senators had previously received a copy of five proposed changes

to the constitution. Phil Moloso moved, and Marilyn Hoffs seconded

that senate approve the spirit of the changes with final language to

be approved later.

1. Change 1, to clarify the voting rights of the vice-president

and councilor, PASSED

2. Change 2, to make all items actionable at any time, FAILED,

DePippo, Garesche, Kvaran, and Moloso voting FOR.

3. Change 3, to allow vacancies in the senate to be filled by

runners-up from the last election, PASSED

4. Change 4, to allow for nonsenatorial representation to District

Faculty Association Executive Council, PASSED

5. Change 5, et al correcting typos, specifying spring elections

by date rather than day, clarifying consecutive terms, PASSED

F. STUDENT RECOGNITION DAY

President Anttila conveyed Donna Murchland's request for senate

financial support for student awards. Phil Moloso moved, and Jim

Reed seconded that senate allocate up to $1250. PASSED.

VII. NEW BUSINESS

A. CORRESPONDENCE

Pam Joraanstad expressed her concern that a letter was sent by AAUP

to Dr. Pollack referencing GCC senators without senate authorization

or knowledge. Due to the constraints of time, she did not request

action at this meeting.

B. ENROLLMENT AND LOAD OPTIONS

Mike Petrowsky reminded faculty that they could overload their

number of classes in the fall for spring underload with permission

from their chairs.

C. GRANTS PROCESS PROPOSAL

President Anttila reported that the grants process approved by `

senate would now go to PEC.

D. COMMENDATION

Gay Garesche sought approval for a letter commending Dean Sanchez's

efforts to quarantee the quality of GCC's dual enrollment efforts.

Marilyn Hoffs moved, and Jim Reed seconded that the wording be

approved.

VIII. INFORMATION

A. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The nominations committee provided a ballot mock-up. It is

gathering a slate of candidates. The slate and bios will be

available via A-1.

B. SENATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR SUMMER

To insure faculty input on decision-making occurring over the

summer, summer contracts were discussed.

C. KELLOGG GRANT MEETING

President Anttila reported that Kellogg representatives would

be making an on-site visit in May. She distributed a letter

from Dr. Pollack which stated that plans had been "a whole

year in the making" from her arrival at GCC.

D. SALARY WITHHOLDING

The recent change in procedure was recognized.

E. REQUEST TO INVESTIGATE ZONE REPRESENTATION

Betty Hufford brought forward the request of Paul Gilletti and

others that senate investigate zone representation (a la Mesa and

Phoenix College) as a better way of assuring cross campus

participation in faculty governance.

F. DR. POLLACK'S FIVE QUESTIONS

Betty Hufford reminded senate that it needed to discuss and

and respond to Dr. Pollack's five questions.

G. ROSKELLY MEMORIAL

Gay Garesche reported on the memorial the nursing department held

for Vallory Roskelly.

IX. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held April 23 at 2:30 in the Council Chambers.

X. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 by acclamation.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Hufford, Secretary