CURRENT MEETING MATERIALS, 2021-2022

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.


SRJC's Land Acknowledgement Statement:

We acknowledge that we gather at Santa Rosa Junior College on the territorial traditional land of the Pomo People in Santa Rosa and the Coast Miwok People in Petaluma, past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.


Fall 2021


OCTOBER 20, 2021

ZOOM LINK

AGENDA  (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT (3:15 – 3:17)

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 min. per person and 10 min. per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of Senators present. To be added to the queue for Open Forum, please fill out the Open Forum Form and submit it to the Academic Senate's Administrative Assistant before the meeting. Options for delivering your public comment include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized, or emailing your statement in advance to aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the Administrative Assistant.

MINUTES (3:40 – 3:45): Correction / adoption.

October 6, 2021, 5 min.

ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA (3:45 – 3:58): 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. Curriculum Policies – A. Foster & J. Adams (1), 5 min.
  3. Educational Planning & Coordinating Council – L. Aspinall (10 + 1), 3 min.

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

None.

ACTION (3:58 – 4:13): Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

  1. Faculty Hiring Procedure, Recruitment (Ed. Code 87360), 15 min.

Draft of progress to date, September 1, 2021, Senate meeting

See Section IV, Recruitment, of 4.3.2/P May 2020 draft.

BREAK (4:13 – 4:18), 5 min.

DISCUSSION (4:18 – 5:00): 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 Hiring Procedure (Ed. Code 87360), 17 min.

4.3.2P Mark-Up Draft (May 6, 2020)

  1. 4.3.2P, Section I. “Responsibilities”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Responsibilities” section of the May 2020 draft?

  1. 4.3.2P, Section II, “Timeline”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Timeline” section of the May 2020 draft?

  1. 4.3.2P, Section VIII, “Emergency Hiring”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Emergency Hiring” section of the May 2020 draft?

  1. 2021 – 2022 Academic Senate Goals (10 + 1), 20 min.

What shall be the Academic Senate’s goals for this academic year?

List of Suggestions for 2021-2022 Goals, Academic Senate Fall 2021 Retreat

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

  1. Board Procedure 4.3.2/P Revision Process (Ed. Code 87360), 10 min.

Which Senate ideas from the April 7, 2021, meeting shall the Senate recommend for discussion and consideration at future Senate meetings?

Areas of Development & Ideas Academic Senate Discussion on 4.3.2/P, April 7, 2021

ADJOURNMENT: 5 p.m.

 


OCTOBER 18, 2021

Zoom Link

SPECIAL TRAINING - Accreditation & Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:00 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT 

WELCOME

Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley, Vice President, Academic Affairs

PRESENTATION – Accreditation & Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Christopher Howerton, Executive Committee North Representative, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

ADJOURNMENT: 5 p.m.


October 6, 2021

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT (3:15 – 3:17 p.m.) – G. Sellu

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 min. per person and 10 min. per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of Senators present. To be added to the queue for Open Forum, please fill out the Open Forum Form and submit it to the Academic Senate's Administrative Assistant before the meeting. Options for delivering your public comment include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized, or emailing your statement in advance to aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES (3:40 – 3:45 p.m.): Correction / adoption.

September 15, 2021

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

REPORTS (3:45 – 4:08 p.m.)

1.    President’s Report – J. Thompson, 5 min.

2.    Accreditation – J. Russell and J. Saldaña-Talley, 10 min.

3.    Student Government Assembly – D. Carmona Benson, 5 min.

4.    Credit for Prior Learning – J. Bush, 3 min.

ELECTIONS (4:08 – 4:14 p.m.)

Executive Committee Equity Position, 6 min.

Byron Reaves, Candidate’s Statement

CONSENT (4:14 – 4:19 p.m.): Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

1.    1. Continue with Remote Meetings of the Academic Senate, 5 min.

Per AB361 (Rivas) and consistent with Sonoma County Department of Public Health recommendations, the District’s legal counsel “strongly recommend[s] that the agenda for any virtual meeting specifically identify the public health officer’s order and/or recommendations and include an item for the governing body to acknowledge the same.”

Recommendation of the [Sonoma County] Health Officer: Public Meetings. September 22, 2021.

ACTION (4:19 – 4:40): Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

1.    Faculty Hiring Procedure, Recruitment (Ed. Code 87360), 20 min.

What shall the Senate recommend for the "recruitment" section of the Faculty Hiring Procedure?

Draft of progress to date, September 1, 2021, Senate meeting

See Section IV, Recruitment, of 4.3.2/P May 2020 draft.

BREAK (4:40 – 4:45), 5 min.

DISCUSSION (4:45 – 5:00): 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 Hiring Procedure (Ed. Code 87360), 15 min.

4.3.2P Mark-Up Draft (May 6, 2020)

a. 4.3.2P, Section I. “Responsibilities”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Responsibilities” section of the May 2020 draft?

b. 4.3.2P, Section II, “Timeline”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Timeline” section of the May 2020 draft?

c. 4.3.2P, Section VIII, “Emergency Hiring”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Emergency Hiring” section of the May 2020 draft?

INFORMATION: Information agenda items may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

1.   Board Procedure 4.3.2/P Revision Process (Ed. Code 87360), 10 min.

Which Senate ideas from the April 7, 2021, meeting shall the Senate recommend for discussion and consideration at future Senate meetings?

Areas of Development & Ideas Academic Senate Discussion on 4.3.2/P, April 7, 2021

ADJOURNMENT: 5 p.m.


September 24, 2021

FALL RETREAT: The Senate will have up to two retreats per academic year for the purpose of setting goals, clarifying parliamentary procedure, and discussing ongoing issues of concern to the Senate. No action on any item will be taken at a retreat. All meetings of the Academic Senate, including retreats, will comply with the requirements of the Brown Act.

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 10 a.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT - B. Flyswithhawks

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 min. per person and 10 min. per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of Senators present. To be added to the queue for Open Forum, please fill out the Open Forum Form and submit it to the Academic Senate's Administrative Assistant before the meeting. Options for delivering your public comment include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized, or emailing your statement in advance to aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

DISCUSSION

1. Senate Minutes & Senator Reports, 15 min.

The Senate will consider the recommendation of less-detailed minutes alongside permanent archiving of meeting transcripts, and how best to manage Senators' Area reports.

2. 10 + 1, Parliamentary Procedure, Brown Act, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 90 min.

Presentation and discussion facilitated by Amber Gillis, South Representative for Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, regarding areas of responsibility for academic senates, parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules), and the Brown Act.

BREAK (12:00 – 12:25), 25 min.

DISCUSSION, resumed

3. Distance Education, Remote Learning (1, 5, 8, 10), 12:25 – 1:15 p.m., 50 min.

The Senate will discuss the 10 + 1 needs of the faculty and students engaged in Distance Education.

4. Senate Equity Plan (10 + 1), 1:15 – 2:10 p.m., 55 min.

The Senate will discuss the possibility of creating a Senate Equity Plan and share ideas for areas of development in such a Plan.

5. Review of 2020-2021 Senate Goals & Setting of 2021-2022 Goals (10 + 1), 2:10 – 3:00 p.m., 50 min.

The Senate will review its Annual Goals from the 2020-2021 Academic Year and discuss Annual Goals for 2021-2022. Annual Goals recommended for 2021-2022 may be agendized as a Discussion item at a future Senate meeting to allow further discussion and possible action.

ADJOURNMENT, 3 p.m.


September 15, 2021

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT (3:15 – 3:17 p.m.) – S. Cavales Doolan

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 min. per person and 10 min. per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of Senators present. To be added to the queue for Open Forum, please fill out the Open Forum Form and submit it to the Academic Senate's Administrative Assistant before the meeting. Options for delivering your public comment include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized, or emailing your statement in advance to aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES (3:40 – 3:45 p.m.).

September 15, 2021

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

REPORTS (3:45 – 3:55 p.m.)

1.    President’s Report – J. Thompson, 5 min.

2.    Lanzamiento – L. Larqué, 5 min.

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

None.

ACTION (3:55 – 4:20). Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

1.    Faculty Hiring Policy Values Statement (Ed. Code 87360), 10 min.

Shall the Senate approve the provided draft of Policy 4.3.2, which incorporates the Values Statement approved by the Senate on September 1, and forward the Policy for Board consideration and approval?

Board Policy 4.3.2 draft (September 10, 2021; markup)

2.    Faculty Hiring Procedure, Recruitment (Ed. Code 87360), 15 min.

What shall the Senate recommend for the "recruitment" section of the Faculty Hiring Procedure?

Draft of progress to date, September 1, 2021, Senate meeting

See Section IV, Recruitment, of 4.3.2/P May 2020 draft.

BREAK (4:20 – 4:25), 5 min.

DISCUSSION (4:30 – 5:00) 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 Hiring Procedure (Ed. Code 87360), 25 min.

4.3.2P Mark-Up Draft (May 6, 2020)

a. 4.3.2P, Section I. “Responsibilities”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Responsibilities” section of the May 2020 draft?

b. 4.3.2P, Section II, “Timeline”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Timeline” section of the May 2020 draft?

c. 4.3.2P, Section VIII, “Emergency Hiring”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Emergency Hiring” section of the May 2020 draft?

INFORMATION (4:50 – 5:00) Information agenda items may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

1.   4.3.2/P Revision Process (Ed. Code 87360), 10 min.

Which Senate ideas from the April 7, 2021, meeting shall the Senate recommend for discussion and consideration at future Senate meetings?

Areas of Development & Ideas Academic Senate Discussion on 4.3.2/P, April 7, 2021

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.


September 10, 2021

SPECIAL MEETING - Open Forum / Listening Session

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 12:00 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT – A. Donegan

OPEN FORUM: Not to exceed 3 min. per person and 10 min. per topic. Time may be extended by the President or by approval of two-thirds of Senators present. To be added to the queue for Open Forum, please fill out the Open Forum Form and submit it to the Academic Senate's Administrative Assistant before the meeting. Options for delivering your public comment include making your own statement or asking a colleague to read your statement when recognized, or emailing your statement in advance to aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the Administrative Assistant.

ADJOURNMENT, 1:00 p.m.


September 1, 2021

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT (3:15 – 3:17 p.m.) – T. Johnson

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 aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES (3:40 – 3:45 p.m.). 

September 1, 2021

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

REPORTS (3:45 – 3:50 p.m.)

1.   President’s Report – J. Thompson, 5 min.

CONSENT (3:50 – 3:55): Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

1.   Distance Ed Addendum for Non-Credit Courses;

Non-Credit DE Addendum Draft August 2021 CRC Approved

2.   Approval of Curriculum Review Committee Bylaws

CRC Bylaws April 2021

ACTION (3:55 – 4:25). Items must come from the Discussion agenda of a previous meeting or be carried over from a previous Action agenda.

1.   Faculty Hiring Policy Vision Statement (Ed. Code 87360), 15 min.

What shall the “vision statement” for Board Policy 4.3.2 say, where shall it be placed in the Policy, and shall the Senate approve the Policy and forward it for Board approval?

Link to values statement draft (August 18, 2021)

Notes from August 18, 2021, discussion of values statement

Draft of Policy 4.3.2, approved by the Senate on May 2, 2018.

2.   Faculty Hiring Procedure, Recruitment (Ed. Code 87360), 15 min.

What shall the Senate recommend for the “recruitment” section of the Faculty Hiring Procedure?

See Section IV, Recruitment, of 4.3.2/P May 2020 draft.

Notes from August 18, 2021, discussion of “recruitment” section

BREAK (4:25 – 4:30), 5 min.

DISCUSSION (4:30 – 5:00) 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 Hiring Procedure (Ed. Code 87360), 25 min.

4.3.2P Mark-Up Draft (May 6, 2020)

a. 4.3.2P, Section I. “Responsibilities”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Responsibilities” section of the May 2020 draft?

b. 4.3.2P, Section II, “Timeline”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Timeline” section of the May 2020 draft?

c. 4.3.2P, Section VIII, “Emergency Hiring”

Shall the Senate recommend further changes to the “Emergency Hiring” section of the May 2020 draft?

INFORMATION (4:55 – 5:00) Information agenda items may involve discussion, but no action will be taken.

1.   4.3.2/P Revision Process (Ed. Code 87360)

Shall the Senate request the Executive Committee to incorporate Senate-approved revisions to 4.3.2/P between meetings and agendize revised drafts at a subsequent meeting; and which Senate ideas from the April 7, 2021, meeting shall the Senate recommend for discussion and consideration?

Areas of Development & Ideas Academic Senate Discussion on 4.3.2/P, April 7, 2021

ADJOURNMENT, 5 p.m.


August 27, 2021

SPECIAL TRAINING - Faculty Equivalency, Minimum Qualifications, & The Disciplines List

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 1:30 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT – A. Donegan

WELCOME

Dr. Frank Chong, President, Santa Rosa Junior College

Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley, Vice President, Academic Affairs

PRESENTATION – Equivalency, Minimum Qualifications, and the Disciplines List

Cheryl Aschenbach, Secretary, Executive Committee, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

ADJOURNMENT: 3 p.m.


August 18, 2021

ZOOM RECORDING

TRANSCRIPT

AGENDA (For a printable PDF of this meeting's agenda, click here.)

CALL TO ORDER, 3:15 p.m.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT(3:15 – 3:17 p.m.) – N. Persons

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 aquinn@santarosa.edu, to be read by the administrative assistant.

MINUTES

August 18, 2021

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

REPORTS (3:55 – 4:10 p.m.)

1.    President’s Report – J. Thompson, 5 min.

2.    Ethnic Studies Update – J. Saldaña-Talley, min.

3.    Distance Ed Addendum for Non-Credit Courses; CSU Area F Requirement – A. Foster, 5 min.

Changes and timeline, Non-Credit DE Addendum; CSU Area F Requirement Update.

CONSENT (4:10 – 4:15 p.m.): Treated collectively as one Action item. Any senator may move any Consent item to the Action agenda to allow for discussion.

1.    Resolutions to Change Signatories on Exchange Bank Accounts., 5 min.

Shall the Academic Senate delete the former Administrative Assistant from, and add the Vice President and Executive Secretary to, the list of signatories to the Academic Senate’s Exchange Bank accounts?

August 18, 2021, Resolution to change signatories on Exchange Bank Accounts.

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

None.

BREAK, 4:15 – 4:20 p.m., 5 min.

DISCUSSION, 4:20 – 5:00 p.m.: 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.    Draft of values statement for Faculty Hiring Policy, 4.3.2/P – M. Ohkubo, 20 min.

Link to values statement draft.

Draft of Policy 4.3.2, approved by the Senate on May 2, 2018.

2.    Faculty Hiring Policy, 4.3.2/P, Recruitment – M. Ohkubo, 20 min.

See Section IV, Recruitment, of 4.3.2/P May 2020 draft.

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

None.

ADJOURNMENT: 5 p.m.