Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Meeting Minutes October 14, 2010

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
October 14, 2010
Office of College Services Board Room

ATTENDANCE                     

Present   

Absent                    

Guests                  

Richard Allison
Maryann Anderson
John Dziak
Carl Francolino
Jane Greenwood
Shirley Harr
Donna Imhoff
Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens
Rachel Matheis
Bonnie Ordonez
Maura Stevenson
Barbara Thompson
Stephen Wells 

Mary Frances Archey
Rita Gallegos
Nancy Jenkins

 

Maryann Anderson, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:35 PM. Mrs. Anderson welcomed Bonnie Ordonez to Council as a new representative from South Campus.

AGENDA ITEM I: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE
SEPTEMBER 823, 2010 MEETING OF COLLEGE COUNCIL

Steve Wells moved to accept the minutes of the September 23, 2010 meeting of College Council. Carl Francolino seconded the motion, and the minutes passed as amended.

AGENDA ITEM II:SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

A.  ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS  

Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens reported that the October 7 meeting was cancelled. The one proposal initiated by Mary Frances Archey on selecting a program of study will be heard on October 21. Due to the great interest in the topic, the meeting will be held on Allegheny Campus, Jones Hall, Room 102.

Dr. Kitchens-Stephens is still working to recruit more faculty to serve on the Subcommittee.  Currently there are 3 faculty in addition to Dr. Kitchen-Stephens and Rachel Matheis who is the Secretary of the Subcommittee.

B.  ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH

Carl Francolino reported that the Subcommittee did not meet. He commented that there is no articulated policy regarding personal blogs and web pages on the College website. There are many questions regarding who would control and own content on these pages. Donna Imhoff mentioned that there is language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding Instructional Technology which might apply. John Dziak added that the AFT received rulings in 2002, as well as during the last contract negotiations regarding this topic from an attorney at Rothman Gordon. Mr. Dziak will share his notes of these rulings with Mr. Francolino.

C.  CURRICULUM

Maura Stevenson reported that the Subcommittee heard and approved three proposals: Bioremediation, Fire Science, and Multi-Media. They will be presented at the next College Council meeting. There are several proposals for the Subcommittee meeting on October 21 as well.

D.   ACADEMIC PLANNING

Steve Wells reported that the Subcommittee met and heard Program Reviews for Accounting and Business and Chemistry. They will be presented to Council on November 11.

Timeline for 2010-2011 AFT Full-Time Regular Faculty and Faculty Fellows Hiring Recommendation Process
Dr. Wells distributed the timeline for the hiring process. The process is accelerated this year so that recommendations can be completed by the end of the semester allowing for advertising, interviewing, and hiring to take place during the Spring semester. There will be 15 full-time hires plus 4 faculty fellows.

Academic Planning must receive the prioritized hiring lists from the campuses by November 11. The hearing will be December 2 and recommendations will be presented to College Council on December 9.

Hiring Justification Forms
The Subcommittee recommended that there not be a new form created for the Education Technician position that resides at the South Campus Library. The existing form for Educational Technicians will suffice by utilizing the last bullet point which allows for data and justification.

Likewise, a new form is not necessary for the campus nurse position at Allegheny Campus. It has not yet been determined if someone from Allegheny Campus will submit a request that this position be filled after Kathy Barone retires. There was some discussion regarding the importance of a campus nurse. At times, Nursing faculty become involved in health care issues, which causes potential liability for the Nursing faculty member and for the College.

Dr. Wells reported that the only revisions to the forms included changing the dates and changing “Minority Interns” to “Faculty Fellows.”

The Subcommittee also discussed the proposed academic calendar for 2014 which Fran Dice will soon distribute to the College community. The hearing for the calendar will be on October 21. In the proposal, both semesters have split breaks.

Fran Dice introduced for discussion another proposal concerning hours of operation for campus enrollment offices. It reads: “Campus enrollment offices will provide service hours on the Saturday before the start of and during the first week of any term. This will include the Saturdays of holiday weekends. That information will be included in faculty and student calendars.”  The Subcommittee members did not feel that this proposal was appropriate as a governance issue. They agreed that the language involves procedural matters that should be handled on the campus level. Members of Council agreed.

Also on October 21, Academic Planning will hear the Program Reviews for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Surgical Technology, and Biotechnology.

Maryann Anderson distributed the New Appendix A which is the schedule of when Program Reviews are to be completed. The Appendix is maintained by Mary Frances Archey.

AGENDA ITEM III: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business.

AGENDA ITEM IV: NEW BUSINESS

There are two vacancies for Subcommittee officers with the resignation from Council of Joanne Jeffcoat and Maryanne Burke.

Maura Stevenson moved to nominate Bonnie Ordonez as Secretary of Academic Planning.  Carl Francolino seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. A vacancy for Secretary of Assessment and Research remains.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 3:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Thompson
College Council Secretary