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
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
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
Marilyn Hoffs moved, and Pam Joraanstad seconded that the committee
continue to work on its charge. Specifically, the committee was
1. Reading the original faculty survey results on the
2. Providing written rationales for all changes and a cost/benefit
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
The motion PASSED with DePippo, Garesche, Kvaran, and Petrowsky
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
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.
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
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.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 by acclamation.
Betty Hufford, Secretary