Executive Committee Minutes – May 7, 2018

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2018 4:00

RC 154

Committee Members Present:

Dennis Arjo, Omar Conrad, Janette Funaro (via phone), Patrick Lafferty, Bill McFarlane

Meeting was called to order at 4:05.

FA Update – Discussion of status on negotiations. Both teams will return to the negotiation table next week (Wednesday or Thursday). New executive committee will convene Thursday.

Discussion of agenda items for May 10, 2018 meeting of the Faculty Senate.

HLC – Recap and lessons learned. Motion for Constitution Committee to address term limits and HLC standing committee.

Elections – representation needed from some divisions. All positions are running unopposed.

President – Bill

Vice President – Janette

Secretary –

At-Large – Beth

At-Large (Adjunct) –

General discussion of Collegial Steering and communication among faculty groups.

Adjourned 5:00.

Executive Committee Minutes – April 12, 2018

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
April 12, 2018 3:00 PM
RC 154

Members Present: Dennis Arjo, Omar Conrad, Janette Funaro, Jim Hopper, Patrick Lafferty, Sharon Lundeen, Bill McFarlane

  • Meeting was called to order at 3:05.
  • Discussion of agenda items for April 19, 2018 meeting of the Faculty Senate.
  • The constitution and bylaws subcommittee needs to consider amendments to the length of terms and term limits for senators.
  • Discussion on how to improve division elections for Faculty Senate.
  • Discussion of ways to improve the experience of the testing center.
  • Any news on the facilities master plan.
  • Adjourned 4:30.

Executive Committee Minutes – March 19, 2018

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2018 – 4:00 PM – RC 154

 

Members Present: Dennis Arjo, Omar Conrad, Janette Funaro, Jim Hopper, Patrick Lafferty, Sharon Lundeen, Bill McFarlane

Meeting was called to order at 4:00.

Reminder, elections for Senate must be completed by the end of March (31st). Election process varies by division. At-Large Senate elections will be completed by April 30.

Faculty Association update:

  • Negotiations are on-going. Statement of academic freedom will not be taken up. Conflict of Commitment presented by Admin is unusual. FA team will reject this statement for negotiation.
  • Suggestion by the Board that standards for placement in math courses are more restrictive at JCCC than at other area institutions (KU, for example). This is based on ACT scores, which few students at JCCC use for placement. The “cut scores” are established via a process through Ed Affairs.

Ed Affairs update:

  • AQIP Initiative Proposal to re-evaluate SLOs #2 (use of technology) and #8 (collaborating with others). This is for Transfer, not Career and Technical.

Statement of Academic Freedom is now available on the college website: http://www.jccc.edu/academics/academic-policy-statement-academic-freedom.html. This statement differs from that proposed by the Faculty Association.

Finalized the agenda for the March 22 meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50.

Executive Committee Minutes – February 8, 2018

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
February 8, 2018 – 3:00-5:00 PM

Members Present:

Dennis Arjo, Bob Carney, Beth Edmonds, Janette Funaro, Judi Guzzy, Jim Hopper, Patrick Lafferty, Sharon Lundeen, Bill McFarlane, Irene Schmidt

  • Meeting was called to order at 3:00.
  • Discussion of the HLC Systems Portfolio Feedback Report.
    • The Executive Committee approved the request to release the feedback report to the Senate at the February 15 meeting.
  • Discussion of a potential motion to form a Faculty Senate task force to draft and submit an AQIP initiative to assess how initiatives are proposed, selected, and implemented and suggest avenues for improvement.
  • Faculty Association update on negotiations.
  • Educational Affairs update on changes to smaller programs, the courses will remain.
  • Discussion of bills on academic freedom and concurrent enrollment in the Kansas legislature.
  • Discussion of strategies for renaming the Carlsen Center.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 4:50.

Executive Committee Minutes – November 30, 2017

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
Nov. 30, 2017 – 3:00

Members Present: Omar Conrad, Janette Funaro, Jim Hopper (EA), Patrick Lafferty, Sharon Lundeen, and Bill McFarlane

  • Meeting was called to order at 3:00.
  • A draft statement of academic freedom was discussed. The executive committee is inclined to form a temporary task force to facilitate the adoption of a college-wide statement that covers all faculty.
    • “A temporary task force be formed to facilitate the adoption of a statement of academic freedom. The task force shall be constituted of one office and an additional member from Educational Affairs, Faculty Association, and Faculty Senate. The task force shall have a target end date of May 2018.”
  • The executive committee discussed what the mechanisms to remove censure of the Executive Cabinet might entail.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 4:30.

Minutes – March 9, 2017

Johnson County Community College
Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes
March 9, 2017
Police Academy, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

 

Attendance:  Patrick Lafferty, Irene Schmidt, Kay King, Peggy Barlett, Lorie Paldino, Mark Van Gorp, Melanie Harvey, Dennis Arjo  (minutes by P. Barlett)

  1. Response to emails related to the English, Journalism, and English for Academic Purposes (E/J/EAP) Division’s March 1, 2017 email announcing withdrawal of their Senators at the end of this academic year.
    • Harvey reported that Faculty Association voted and decided that FA Exec will not get involved with this discussion.
    • There have been a number of emails from Senator (E/J/EAP rep) David Davis announcing and explaining this decision to FS and President Lafferty communicating the concerns to FS from this decision.
    • After much discussion, it was decided that sending more emails out to discuss these points at this time would not do anything to diffuse the heated atmosphere surrounding E/J/EAP’s decision to withdraw representation to FS.
    • One of the main concerns of this withdrawal is the inability of the adjunct population in this division to have FS representation. It was decided that Adjuncts can have at-large representation, but  will not be representing the division.
  2. Committee Assignments (Amending By-Laws)
    • The language of the Committee Assignments need to be reintroduced for a vote in April.
  3. Harvey reported that she testified in Topeka on HB 2220, relating to the decision of colleges not being able to have policies on concealed/ carry of guns on campus.
  4. Adjunct Affairs update by I. Schmidt will include information on the Adjunct Survey.
    • On a different  note, L. Paldino and I. Schmidt discussed the survey which was sent out to each division relating to how adjunct faculty are oriented and facilitated at JCCC.  Senators from each division were to send out this questionnaire before Spring Break.
  5. Learning Environment Task Force
    • Paldino reported that she met with Vince Miller and explained that former “space committees” that had faculty representatives to make decisions on classroom spaces and equipment/supply needs have disbanded.  Discussion ensued related to the possible need for the new Space Committee to have faculty representation, although each division was asked what changes are needed for the classrooms (obtaining faculty input).
  6. Other Senate Standing Committees:
    • Communications—Patrick will direct this conversation to the FS blog for committee information and structural changes.
    • Elections—L. Paldino , along with Chris Imm and Cherie Lieker, have announced that Division elections needed to be completed by the end of March so that at-large positions can be solicited after this.
  7. College-wide Committee updates:
    • On-line best practices—this is not meant to be a check list for evaluation purposes. The purpose is to find best ways to enhance on-line learning, to have a baseline for guidance related to on-line best practices.
  8. Other:
    • Emails that are generated by the President in between FS meetings need to be documented.
    • Official statements need to go onto the FS website and emails should go into the minutes.
    • Emails to FS Senators from President Lafferty:
      • Email of 2/19/17 Chairman Musil’s Public Statement re Concealed Carry
      • Email of 3/3/17 5:04PM Attempting to gather information re English/Journalism decision.
        • 7:11PM follow-up email response to David Davis’ response to the first email.
      • Email of 3/8/17 Update on E/J/EAP—reasons for withdrawing their FS representative.
  9. Official statements of this time period to be included in the FS website:
    • Email of 3/9/17 Faculty Senate Executive Committee Statement on English and Journalism Division Withdrawal

Minutes – Executive Committee – January 16, 2014

Faculty Senate Executive Committee 

Minutes for January 16, 2014

Members Present: Vin Clark, Diane Davis (for Steve Hansen, Educational Affairs chair), Steve Giambrone, Jim Leiker, Lorie Paldino, Irene Schmidt, Deborah Williams

Member Absent: Steve Hansen

Call to Order:  4:05 p.m.

Approval of Minutes:  Jim Leiker moved and Lorie Paldino seconded a motion to approve the minutes for December 5, 2013.  The motion carried.  Minutes were approved.

Actions Taken for the Senate Agenda:

  1. Election/Bylaws Committee to amend the division structure from 10 to 9; Kay King will become an at-large senator for the remainder of her term.
  2. Expiration of motion to amend bylaws to allow FA president and Ed. Affairs chair to sit at table and debate but not to vote.
  3. Irene Schmidt will make a motion to seek senate support for Campus Equity Week, October 2014.
  4. Faculty Leadership Group
  5. Full-time faculty member overtime scheduling and its impact on academic quality.
  6. Scheduling of adjuncts’ classes.
  7. Declining college enrollment

Actions Handled via E-mail:

  1. Resolutions of the Election/Bylaws Committee were announced via e-mail to address changes in division structure.  Rhonda Barlow will post on the Faculty Senate listserv and blog for 30 days.
  2. Judy Korb requested representatives for committees on Wellness and Enrollment.  More information to be sought and Lorie Paldino will send a message to the senators to send the request to their respective divisions and seek names of faculty willing to serve.

Other:  Meeting day and time adjusted for January.

  • In February, the Executive Committee will meet on the 6th at 4 p.m.
  • Faculty Senate will meet on the 13th at 3:15 p.m.

Adjournment:  Steve Giambrone moved and Irene Schmidt seconded to adjourn at 4:55 p.m.  Meeting was adjourned.

Minutes – Executive Committee – November 7, 2013

Faculty Senate Executive Committee 

Minutes for November 7, 2013

Members Present: Vin Clark, Steve Giambrone, Steve Hansen, Jim Leiker, Lorie Paldino, Irene Schmidt, Deborah Williams

Member Absent: None

Call to Order:  4:15 p.m.

Approval of Minutes:  Lorie Paldino moved and Steve Giambrone seconded a motion to approve the minutes for October 3, 2013.  Minutes approved.

 

Actions Taken for the Senate Agenda:

  1. Darcy McGrath will get 5 minutes to share about grants.
  2. Discuss Collegial Steering vis a vis Budget Discussion Team

Motion A:  Jim Leiker moved and Lorie Paldino seconded for the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate to recommend a representative from Educational Affairs be added to the Budget Discussion Team.

Motion carried.

Motion B:  Lorie Paldino moved and Steve Giambrone seconded for the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate to recommend a representative from Educational Affairs be added to Collegial Steering.

Motion carried.

  1. Short update from Steve Hansen with regards to Reading Readiness.
  2. Updates from Patrick Rossol-Allison on strategic planning
  3. Establish a Faculty Senate Elections Committee
  4. Revisit giving Ed. Affairs chair and FA president seats at table, voice, and vote?

 

Actions Handled via E-mail:

  1. E-mail program review template to Senate; Bill Robinson and Sheri Barrett can be available for Q & A

Note:  Two templates are in use:  Divisional/Dept. new PBS and revised program review

  1. Jim Leiker will e-mail FS and FA listservs regarding an upcoming motion in FS to have all initiatives/committee involving faculty members vetted through FS executive committee.
  2. Steve Giambrone will resend graduation changes.

 

Agenda Items Postponed until December:

  • Revisit academic quality issue raised from the Business Division which have policy implications for all divisions as it may be an issue that needs addressing long-term.  More discussion needed before next round of FA negotiations (spring 2015)

 

Other:  Vin Clark will set time-frames for each item.

  • Health Care/Wellness division alternates for meeting attendance
  • Vince Miller to report to Senate on MOOC
  • Post-pone No-late-enrollment policy and evaluation policy reviews
  • Revisit the 2013-2014 FS proposed task list at a future special meeting of the executive committee.

 

Adjournment:  Irene Schmidt moved and Lorie Paldino seconded to adjourn at 5:35 p.m.  Meeting was adjourned.