REDWOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Meeting of the Senate Executive Committee Eureka: 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, AD 206, Academic Senate Office Friday, October 14, 2011 10:15 a.m. Members Present: Bob Brown, Chris Gaines, Cindy Hooper, Mike Richards, Mark Winter. Members Absent: None 1. Call to Order: Mark Winter called the meeting to order at 10:17. 2. Public Comment: Mark welcomed everyone, and he called for public comments; no public comments were offered. 3. Approve the September 23 Meeting Minutes: On motion by Mike Richards, seconded by Bob Brown, the minutes were approved as written. 4. Discussion Items 4.1 ACCJC Visiting Team Meeting with the Executive Committee: Copresident Winter gave the background of previous meetings with the ACCJC that he attended, and he outlined how he thinks the team members will have prepared for this meeting and what types of questions they might ask. Committee members discussed the status of the current college processes, and they highlighted what has been accomplished in the past year and what work remains to be completed. Mark encouraged committee members to be familiar with the Self Study Report, the Senate’s Constitution and Bylaws, and the district’s policies and procedures that define the college’s governance processes. 4.2 AP 4024 Instructional Exigency Plan Due to Adverse Budget Environment: Mark presented the general feedback on the proposal that was generated from Senate discussion, CTE faculty, and CRFO, and he reported that there has been no expressed support for the draft as it is currently written. Given the content of the feedback, Mark suggested three options for addressing the Plan, and he asked the committee for guidance on next steps. Committee discussion helped to clarify faculty perspectives and recommendations for revising the proposal, and Mark agreed to draft the feedback into a document that will be forwarded to the Senate to support further discussion on the AP 4024 proposal. 4.3 Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Resolution Draft: Mark presented the draft resolution, and he explained that it is meant to support the current status of the BSI process. The resolution will be a discussion item at the October 21 Senate meeting, and if the Senate approves the draft on November 4, it will be forwarded as information to the Board. 4.4 October 21 Senate Agenda Draft: The committee reviewed and made a number of suggested revisions to the October 21 Senate agenda draft. Senate Executive Committee Meeting October 14, 2011 2 5. Report 5.1 Distance Education and MyCR Update: Mark reported that he met with Geoff Cain and Angelina Hill to discuss developing a survey that would be distributed to faculty who teach online sections to gather their feedback and data on MyCR. It is possible that a second survey will be distributed to students enrolled in online sections to gather additional data on how the system is working for them. 6. Announcements/Open Forum/Future Agenda Items 6.1 CR Homecoming: Bob Brown announced that CR’s Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, in the Community Stadium. A barbeque begins at 11 a.m., the Homecoming Game kickoff is at 1 p.m., and half-time activities include the induction into the CR Hall of Fame of six former CR athletes. 7. Adjournment: On motion by Bob Brown, seconded by Chris Gaines, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Sally Frazier, Administrative Secretary to the Academic Senate. Next Meeting: Friday, October 28, 10:15 a.m.