Academic Senate

CURRENT MEETING MATERIALS, 2020-2021

This Academic Senate is created to secure the professional rights and to carry out the responsibilities of the faculty of the Sonoma County Junior College District.  The faculty have the traditional right of college faculty to participate in the governance of the college.  As specialists in specific disciplines and as experienced instructors, the participation of the faculty in the governance of the college is essential for the district’s pursuit of its mission.  As professionals, the faculty have the right and a duty to set professional and ethical standards for the conduct of their profession and to promote the excellence of their profession.  In order to achieve these ends and in accordance with Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, Subchapter 2, Sections 53200-53205, this Academic Senate is established.


SPRING 2021

 

JANUARY 20, 2021Zoom ID 739 337 730

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of those present. Options for delivering Open Forum comments include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please use “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption.

December 2, 2020, minutes

December 16, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1. President’s Report, J. Thompson (10 + 1); 5 min.
  2. Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu; 3 min.

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

  1. Credit for Prior Learning, Board Policy and Procedure 3.16; 20 min.

Shall the Academic Senate approve revisions to Board Policy 3.16, currently “Credit by Examination,” renaming it as “Credit for Prior Learning” (CPL) and repurposing it to conform with California Code of Regulations, title 5 §55050, effective March 20, 2020, and endorse revising Board procedure 3.16P to create a CPL procedure to be modeled on that developed by Palomar Community College and ensuring the appropriate role of discipline faculty?

  1. Board Policy 3.16 - Credit by Examination REVISED with markup Jan 12 2021
  2. California Code of Regulations, § 55050. Credit for Prior Learning
  3. Palomar Community College District Procedure AP 4235

CONSENT: Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

  1.                                                                                                                                                    

BREAK, 5 min.

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent* on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present. 

  1. *Faculty Professional Development: Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, & Anti-Racism; 25 min.

To meet the Black Student Union’s demand that the faculty receive professional development on anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency, shall the Academic Senate recommend, and request that AFA negotiate, such a faculty professional development requirement?    

INFORMATION: Items placed on the information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

  1. Board Policy / Procedure 4.3.2/p, Faculty Hiring: Regular and Adjunct; 30 min.

The Senate shall review progress to date on the revision of the Faculty Hiring policy and procedure, address goals and values guiding this work, and determine the Senate’s process for completing revision of 4.3.2/P expeditiously.

  1. Current Board Policy 4.3.2P, Faculty Hiring: Regular and Adjunct
  2. Academic Senate Revision Draft, May 6, 2020, markup
  3. Academic Senate Proposed Changes for 4.3.2P, Side-by-Side Comparison
  4. Summary of Minutes re Faculty Hiring Policy/procedure Nov. 2017 to Feb. 2020

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 


 

FALL 2020

 

DECEMBER 16, 2020Zoom ID 739 337 730

ZOOM RECORDING

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of those present. Options for delivering Open Forum comments include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please use “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption.

December 2, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1. President’s Report, J. Thompson (10 + 1); 5 min.
  2. Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu; 5 min.

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

  1. Guided Pathways (GP) Ranking, 20 min.

How shall the Academic Senate rank the GP recommendations?

  1. Guided Pathways Recommendations for Ranking (version posted for December 2 meeting)
  2. GP Recommendations in WG Order
  1. Academic Senate Executive Committee, 25 min.

What shall be the Senate’s response to the procedural misstep regarding the motion to table the ASEC Action item at the December 2 meeting? 

ELECTIONS:

  1. Vice President, Executive Secretary, Past President, 15 min.
  1. Anne Donegan, statement, candidate for Vice President
  2. Monica Ohkubo, statement, candidate for Vice President
  3. John Stover, statement, candidate for Executive Secretary
  4. Kat Valenzuela, statement, candidate for Executive Secretary
  5. Brenda Flyswithhawks, statement, candidate for Past President

CONSENT: Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion. 5 min.                                                                                                                            

  1. Credit for Prior Learning, Board Policy and Procedure 3.16

Shall the Academic Senate approve revisions to Board Policy 3.16, currently “Credit by Examination,” renaming it as “Credit for Prior Learning” (CPL) and repurposing it to conform with California Code of Regulations, title 5 §55050, effective March 20, 2020, and endorse revising Board procedure 3.16P to create a CPL procedure to be modeled on that developed by Palomar Community College and ensuring the appropriate role of discipline faculty?

  1. Board Policy 3.16 Credit by Examination Revised Academic Senate 2020 11 12
  2. California Code of Regulations, § 55050. Credit for Prior Learning
  3. Palomar Community College District Procedure AP 4235

BREAK, 5 min.

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent* on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present. 

  1. Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force Recommendations* (1, 2, 4); 25 min.

Shall the Academic Senate support the recommendations of the Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force?  

  1. Recommendations of the Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force

INFORMATION: Items placed on the information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

None.

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 


 

DECEMBER 2, 2020Zoom ID 739 337 730

ZOOM RECORDING

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of those present. Options for delivering Open Forum comments include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please use “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption.

November 18, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1. President’s Report, J. Thompson (10 + 1); 3 min.
  2. Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu; 3 min.
  3. Student Government Assembly, D. Carmona Benson; 3 min.
  4. Petaluma Faculty Forum Report, E. Simas; 3 min.

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

  1. Ranking of Guided Pathways Recommendations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10); 12 min.

In what order of priority shall the Academic Senate rank the Guided Pathways Recommendations?

  1. Guided Pathways Recommendations for Ranking
  1. Academic Senate Executive Committee; 25 min.

Shall the Academic Senate add to the ASEC, on a pilot basis, an Officer of Equity and two additional at-large ASEC positions (duties to be assigned among ASEC after all ASEC positions are filled); and a Past President to serve through Spring 2022; and these positions shall be elected this Fall and begin their terms on January 19, 2021?

  1. ASEC Increase, Senate Purview, Rationale
  2. Academic Senate Executive Committee Pilot Proposal

CONSENT: Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.                                                                                                                                         None.

BREAK, 5 min.

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent* on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present. 

  1. *Credit for Prior Learning (Palomar); 15 min.                                                                                                                                                             

Shall the Academic Senate approve revisions to Board Policy 3.16, currently “Credit by Examination,” renaming it as “Credit for Prior Learning” (CPL) and repurposing it to conform with California Code of Regulations, title 5 §55050, effective March 20, 2020; and shall the Senate endorse revising Board procedure 3.16P to create a CPL procedure to be modeled on that developed by Palomar Community College and ensuring the appropriate role of discipline faculty?                          

  1. Board Policy 3.16 Credit by Examination Revised Academic Senate 2020 11 12
  2. California Code of Regulations, § 55050. Credit for Prior Learning
  3. Palomar Community College District Procedure AP 4235
  1. *Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force Recommendations (1, 2, 4); 35 min.

Shall the Academic Senate support the recommendations of the Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force?   

  1. Recommendations of the Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Task Force

INFORMATION: Items placed on the information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

None.

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 

 


 

NOVEMBER 18, 2020: Zoom ID 739 337 730

ZOOM RECORDING

Agenda (For a printable PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of those present. Options for delivering Open Forum comments include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please use “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption.

November 4, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1. President’s Report, J. Thompson. (10 + 1); 2 min.
  2. Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu.; 2 min.                                                                                                                             
  3. Professional Development Coordinators, T. Jacobson, L. Larsen (8); 5 min.                                                                                                                             
  4. Black Studies & Ethnic Studies Task Force, B. Flyswithhawks, G. Sellu, L. Servais; 20 min.
  1. Ethnic Studies Department Grid
  2. Overview Summary and Recommendations
  3. SRJC BIPOC Faculty and Expertise
  4. Ethnic Studies Courses SRJC Catalog 2020-2021
  5. Ethnic Studies Department Courses 1975-1977
  6. Guide to Submitting Course Outlines for C-ID Designation
  1. Fall 2020 Plenary Reports, L. Aspinall, M. Ohkubo, R. Romagnoli, G. Sellu, J. Stover, S. Whylly; 6 min.
    1. 2020, Fall Plenary Report

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

  1. Guided Pathways (GP) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10); 35 min.

Shall the Academic Senate accept the GP Workgroup recommendations, in full or in part or with amendments, for “design” and “implementation” work to be funded out of the GP budget, commencing as early as possible in Spring 2021, and being completed no later than the expiration of the GP funding; and, as GP funding may be insufficient to accomplish all approved recommendations, shall the Senate prioritize recommendations; and/or shall the Senate request that the Senate President advocate for the Administration’s providing funds needed to support design and implementation of all recommendations that the Senate endorses? 

BREAK, 5 min.

  1. Academic Senate Executive Committee (ASEC); 20 min.

Shall the Academic Senate add to the ASEC, on a pilot basis, Officers of Equity (co-chair ISSC, serve as Faculty Equity Coordinator, 2-year term), Student Learning (SLO Coordinator, 2-year term), and Professional Development (PD Coordinator, 2-year term); and a Past President to serve through Spring 2022; and shall these positions be elected this Fall and begin their terms on January 19, 2021?

  1. Academic Senate Executive Committee Pilot Proposal   

CONSENT: Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion. 3 min.  

  1. Support for Sustainability Committee’s Letter to CalSTRS, Divestment from Fossil Fuels                                                                                                          

Shall the Academic Senate endorse the Sustainability Committee’s request to CalSTRS that it divest from fossil fuel industries?

  1. Sustainability Committee Letter to CalSTRS re Fossil Fuel Industry Divestment
  2. To: CalSTRS Board; CalSTRS: Divest from Big Oil
  3. CalSTRS perspective on fossil fuel divestment
  1. Changing Signatories on Academic Senate Exchange Bank Accounts

Shall the Academic Senate approve a change in signatories to the Exchange Bank account, to reflect changes in the positions of the Administrative Assistant and Senate officers? 

  1. Resolution to Approve Changes to Signatories, Exchange Bank, November 18, 2020

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present.  

  1. Credit for Prior Learning; 10 min.

Shall the Academic Senate approve revisions to Board Policy 3.16, currently “Credit by Examination,” renaming it as “Credit for Prior Learning” (CPL) and repurposing it to conform with California Code of Regulations, title 5 §55050, effective March 20, 2020; and shall the Senate endorse revising Board procedure 3.16P to create a CPL procedure to be modeled on that developed by Palomar Community College and ensuring the appropriate role of discipline faculty?         

  1. Board Policy 3.16 Credit by Examination Revised Academic Senate 2020 11 12
  2. California Code of Regulations, § 55050. Credit for Prior Learning
  3. Palomar Community College District Procedure AP 4235

INFORMATION: Items placed on the information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

None.

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 


 

NOVEMBER 13, 2020: Zoom ID 739 337 730

ZOOM RECORDING

SPECIAL MEETING of the ACADEMIC SENATE

“Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Senate President or by written petition to the President of at least one-third of the Senate members. No business other than that for which the meeting was called may be transacted.” Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2

Technical Visit for Professional Development

Stephanie Curry, Reedley College, and LaTonya Parker, Moreno Valley College, guests and presenters,

Members of the Executive Committee, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

CALL TO ORDER, 12:00 p.m.

WELCOME

Dr. Frank Chong, President, Santa Rosa Junior College

Vice President Pedro Avila, Student Services

Vice President Jane Saldaña-Talley, Academic Affairs

PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION

Meeting Process

Significance of 10 + 1 and Faculty Purview

Incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Principles into Senate work and SRJC

Improving Trust

ADJOURNMENT, 2 p.m.

 


 

NOVEMBER 4, 2020: Zoom ID 739 337 730

ZOOM RECORDING

Agenda (For a printable PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of 2/3 of those present. Options for Open Forum comments include making your own statement, asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the Administrative Assistant.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption

            October 21, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1.        President’s Report, J. Thompson. (10 + 1)                                                                                                                                                                 3 min.
  2.        Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu.                                                                                                                                                                              3 min.
  3.        Hispanic-Serving Institution Report, R. Holcomb (4, 5, 8)                                                                                                                                       5 min.
  4.        Accreditation Report, J. Russell, Faculty Co-Lead for Accreditation (7)                                                                                                                 3 min.

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

None.

CONSENT: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.                                                                                                   5 min

 

  1.       Exchange Bank Signatories                                                                                                                                 

Shall the Academic Senate approve a change in signatories to the Exchange Bank account, to reflect changes in the positions of the Administrative Assistant and Senate officers? 

Materials:

  1.        Verification of Change to Signatories for Exchange Bank Account
  1.       Approval of Ballot for Constitutional Amendment

Shall the Academic Senate approve the Election Committee’s draft of the ballot language for the proposed Constitutional Amendment regarding filling Senate vacancies?

Materials:

  1.        Draft Ballot, Constitutional Amendment, Article V, Section 1

BREAK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5 min

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present.

  1.        Guided Pathways Workgroup Recommendations. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)                                                                                                         80 min.

Shall the Academic Senate accept the Guided Pathways Workgroup (GP) recommendations, in full or in part or with amendments, to be developed in “design” and “implementation” phases, with work funded out of the GP budget commencing as early as possible in Spring 2021 and being completed no later than the expiration of the GP funding; and, as GP funding may be insufficient to accomplish all recommendations, shall the Academic Senate prioritize specific recommendations; and/or shall the Senate request that the Academic Senate President advocate for the Administration’s providing additional funds needed to support design and implementation of all recommendations that the Senate endorses?

Materials:

               a. Guided Pathways Workgroup Recommendations.

               b. Guided Pathways Website Redesign Cost Estimate.

INFORMATION: Items placed on the Information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

None.

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 


 

OCTOBER 21, 2020: ZOOM ID: 739 337 730

Zoom Recording

Agenda (To download a PDF of today’s agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 minutes per person or 10 minutes per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of those present. Options for delivering Open Forum comments include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized (please use “raise hand” in Zoom), or emailing your statement in advance to ahopkins@santarosa.edu, to be read by the president.

MINUTES: Correction / adoption.

October 7, 2020, minutes

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

REPORTS

  1. President’s Report, J. Thompson. (10 + 1)                                                                                                                                                                        5 min.
  2. Parliamentarian’s Report, G. Sellu.                                                                                                                                                                                    5 min.

ACTION: Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

None.

CONSENT: Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

None.

DISCUSSION: Following discussion, items may be moved to the Action agenda of a subsequent meeting or carried over for further discussion. A Discussion item marked as urgent on the agenda may be placed on the Action agenda for the current meeting with approval of two-thirds of those present.

  1. Guided Pathways Workgroup Recommendations. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)                                                                                                             80 min                                                                                                 Shall the Academic Senate accept the Guided Pathways Workgroup recommendations, in full or in part, for further development in “design” and “implementation” phases, with work funded out of the Guided Pathways budget commencing as early as possible in the Spring 2021 semester and being completed no later than the expiration of the Guided Pathways funding?

INFORMATION: Items placed on the Information agenda may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

None.

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.

 


October 7, 2020

 

September 16, 2020

 

September 2, 2020

 

August 28, 2020, Fall Retreat

August 19, 2020


Spring 2021