May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012
J. Bellemin, C. Cha, L. Fielding, J. Gard, J. Holliday, S. Leonelli, V. Lloyd, L. Ohara,
M. Santiago, J. Shankweiler, R. Shibao, M. Stupy, Daniel Wright
Senate Report
 No Report
SLO Report
 The spring 2012 assessments are due the third week of the fall 2012 semester.
 The SLO handout was discussed.
 SLOs need to be addressed in the self evaluation reports, if they are not
addressed; the self evaluation report will be returned to faculty members for
 The accreditation team will be visiting ECC in October 2012.
 Course reviews for Anatomy and Physiology 34A & 34B, Geography 2 & 5,
Horticulture 56 & 60, Physics 3A & 3B, and Physiology 31 are due in fall 2012.
 Course reviews for Biology 17, 101, 102, & 103, Geology 30, 32 & 36, and
Physics 2A & 2B are due in spring 2013.
 Faculty members were told that they could enter course revisions using
CurriUNET or a paper copy can be given to Mariam and she will enter the
 A curriculum timeline will be distributed in summer 2012.
 Faculty members were asked to keep the mailroom clean.
STEM Student Conference
 Joe Holliday suggested to create a video and to put it on the STEM website, he
also discussed the mini student symposium he held 2 weeks ago.
Payroll issues for next year
 Effective fall 2012, the Los Angeles County Office of Education will be changing
the payroll payment dates. The faculty members must be paid in the month
they work, if they are not paid on time, the district will be subject to late report
penalties and interest penalties on contributions.
 Full time faculty members will be receiving 11 equal payments for work
performed August through June for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Voluntary payroll
deductions will be deducted from 10 paychecks only, which will begin on the 2nd
 Part time faculty members will be paid in 5 paychecks per semester instead of 4.
Math and Science Award Ceremony
 The Math and Natural Sciences Award ceremony will be held on Friday,
June 1, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the east dining room area.
 Contributions can be given to Jean or the contribution(s) can be submitted online
through the ECC foundation website at
 Submit the names of the presenters to Mariam by Thursday, May 17, 2012.
 The Academic Presidential awards will be held on May 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in
the ECC east dining area.
 iGrant information and request for funding forms were distributed to faculty
members. iGrant requests are due to the Foundation Office on Friday, May 18,
2012, therefore the request(s) should be submitted to Jean no later than
10:00 a.m., May 18, 2012. The maximum amount per request is $10,000. Each
division is allowed up to five requests. Make sure the iGrant request is in
planbuilder or program review, or it will not be eligible for funding.
 The Admissions Office sent a memo regarding the change in the drop date for
drops “without a notation”, the drop date deadline is the same as the add date
deadline, which is 2 weeks after the semester begins.
 The repeat procedure has changed. The California Community College System’s
Board of Governors voted to restrict students’ options for repeating general
courses through revisions to California’s Title V education code. Effective
summer 2012, students can repeat a class, then for the third enrollment, the
Dean’s approval is needed, a student will not be able to enroll in a course for the
fourth time. Classes taken at Compton College will count with classes taken at El
Camino College.
 Joe Holliday asked for a volunteer to go on a field trip to Yosemite with the
science club at no charge, it will be on August 13-17, 2012.
 Joe Holliday announced that the Honors Transfer program end of the year award
function will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in
the east dining area, above the bookstore.