Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Meeting Minutes September 8, 2005

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
COLLEGE OFFICE BOARD ROOM

ATTENDANCE                                                                      

Present                             

Absent                           

Guests                   

Nicholas Akinkuoye
Maryann Anderson
Toni Taylor Carney
Gordon Crocker
Pearley Cunningham
John Dziak
Rita Gallegos
John Glenn
Joanne Jeffcoat
Rhonda Sansone
Maura Stevenson
Cyndi Syskowski
Barbara Thompson

Mary Frances Archey
Charles Blocksidge
Wendy Weiner
Brian Johnson

Jodi Campano

Gordon Crocker, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:33 PM.  

AGENDA ITEM I: INTRODUCTIONS

Members of College Council introduced themselves and welcomed new members Nicholas Akinkuoye, Rhonda Sansone and Cyndi Syskowski..

AGENDA ITEM II:ELECTION OF COLLEGE COUNCIL SECRETARY AND CHAIR AND SECRETARY OF SUBCOMMITTEES
The following members have been elected for the 2005-2006 academic year.

A. COLLEGE COUNCIL SECRETARY
Barbara Thompson

B.  ACADEMIC PLANNING
Joanne Jeffcoat – Chair
Maryann Anderson - Secretary

C.  ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Toni Carney – Chair
Cyndi Syskowski - Secretary

D.  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Maura Stevenson – Chair
Rhonda Sansone – Secretary

E.   CURRICULUM
Pearley Cunningham - Chair
Rita Gallegos - Secretary

AGENDA ITEM III: TASKS OF EACH SUBCOMMITTEE AND COLLEGE COUNCIL PROCEDURES

Council members reviewed the duties of each Subcommittee. Mr. Crocker asked that preliminary copies of all minutes go to him and that agendas and approved minutes be distributed to the College community. Since subcommittees meet on Thursdays, Mr. Crocker asked that agenda items for Council be sent to him on Fridays. Mr. Crocker reminded Subcommittee chairs that all proposals must have hearings and that the announcement of hearings must be distributed via email to the College community at least 5 working days prior to the hearing.

AGENDA ITEM IV: NEW BUSINESS

In the approved College Council minutes of April 28th there were several Program reviews that had not been completed. Because the list may not be accurate, John Glenn suggested that the list be reviewed by the Deans. Gordon Crocker will email the list to the Deans for their discussion. Joanne Jeffcoat will check if the external review for the Math Program was completed prior to the beginning of the Fall semester as promised. Mrs. Jeffcoat will share her log of completed Program reviews Spring 2000 through Spring 2005. John Glenn will send to Council members what Deans are responsible for what disciplines.

John Glenn reported on some trends coming up for the College. The standards for non-credit Programs will be increasing in terms of curriculum and faculty standards. As they are revised, the Programs will be going through the Curriculum Subcommittee. The Programs will have a core general education component and will need to be documented. Judy Savolskis who is Dean of Work Force Development will be leading this.

The College is expected to sign contracts for the West Hills Center with Siemens by Sept 15th. If so, plans are to move Neville and Airport into the Center by next Fall. The Local Planning Commission must still approve the deal. Neville Technical Center will be demolished next summer regardless. The owner has sold the property and something else will be built in that spot, Other Programs will be moving out there after Neville and Airport operations have moved.

Dr Glenn also talked about interfacing committees that exist with College Council Subcommittees. He said that all ad hoc committee initiatives will go through Council.

Joanne Jeffcoat would like to know if Wendy Weiner will be handling the hiring process the same as Jim Holmberg did.  The process started  sooner last year and it worked well. John Glenn will bring this up at Dean’s Meeting.

On Oct 11th the College will host the 6th Annual Conference of the Western Pennsylvania Community College Resource Consortium at South Campus. Dr. Sutin would like all College Administrators and Faculty to attend.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 3:15 PM. The next scheduled meeting of College Council is September 22, 2005. Diane Maldonado will make a presentation on assessment.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Thompson
College Council Secretary