District Academic Senate Executive Meeting (Unofficial) District Office

District Academic Senate Executive Meeting (Unofficial)
December 16, 2010, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
District Office
Present: David Beaulieu (DAS President); Kathleen Bimber (DAS Vice President); Kenneth
Sherwood (City); Alex Immerblum (East); Pamela Watkins (Harbor); Lourdes Brent (TradeTech)
1. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda – DAS President David Beaulieu began the meeting
at 3:40 p.m. Since there was no quorum for the duration of this meeting, there were no action
2. Approval of Minutes for October 28, 2010 Meeting – no quorum. The approval of the
minutes for the October 28, 2010 meeting will be placed on the January agenda for action.
3. Public Speakers – None
4. Administrator Hiring Update – Although still a draft, D. Beaulieu reported that the DAS has
reached tentative agreement with Deputy Chancellor Adriana Barrera regarding three critical
areas in HR-R-110: 1) The college president may not sit on the interview panel when he/she will
be conducting the final college interview for the candidates; and 2) In a hiring panel of five, two
shall be faculty appointed by the appropriate faculty representatives. This 40% ratio would be the
standard for larger administrator hiring panels; 3) HR-R-110 will apply to all administrative hires
– acting, permanent, SFP or program 100 funding. In addition, the names of candidates will be
sent to the next level of interviews not in priority order. When approved, it is the intent that HRR-110 be used throughout the District. Since HR guides are not Board Rules, R-110 would not
have to go to the Board of Trustees. There has been ongoing Consultation discussion on this
issue since 2000.
P. Watkins outlined the administrator hiring procedures at Harbor; L. Brent discussed
administrator hiring problems at Trade.
5. Faculty Hiring – D. Beaulieu further reported on the draft of HR-R-120. Citing possible
litigation and liability issues, the Office of General Counsel is advocating for one set of
procedures to be used throughout the District. K. Sherwood inquired as to applicable law and
statute in this case, and A. Immerblum suggested that the District Academic Senate form a task
force to investigate.
The issue of the collective bargaining agreement being in conflict with Ed Code was again
raised. Applicable CBA articles are 32 and 33.
6. Student Success/Transfer – D. Beaulieu reported that 1) The mathematics discipline is
looking in to a common math assessment to be used in all 9 colleges. To be implemented, there
must be agreement between Matriculation and discipline faculty; B) There is ongoing LAUSD
collaboration, especially in math and English, although issues such as minimum qualifications for
instructors arise; C) Progress has slowed in the Student Success Initiative committee.
7. Foundation Assistance Proposal – Chancellor LaVista has secured some monies for faculty
in the classroom. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is looking for readers. It is hoped that,
by having district faculty as readers, it might help the district obtain grants.
8. Bond, next step—Reports from Larry Eisenberg continue to be at odds from those of many
other independent resources.
10. Office Changes – D. Beaulieu reported that he has asked Linda Larson-Singer to begin an
assignment with DAS in January. This is partially possible because Bernadette will work for the
Academic Senate only in the morning (and in Human Resources in the afternoon) as of January.
The next meeting of the District Academic Senate Executive Committee will be held on
Thursday, January 27, 2011, at the District Office, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Lourdes M. Brent
(for Angela Echevarri)