Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Meeting Minutes August 28, 2008

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Aug. 28, 2008
College Office Board Room

ATTENDANCE                     

Present   

Absent                    

Guests                  

Richard Allison
Maryann Anderson
Mary Frances Archey      
Gail Boyea
Toni Carney
John Dziak
Rita Gallegos
Carl Francolino
Donna Imhoff
Joanne Jeffcoat 
Charles Martoni 
Maura Stevenson
Ping Wang
Stephen Wells 

Joyce Breckenridge
Yvonne Burns
Barbara Thompson     

         

    

Maryann Anderson, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:30 PM. 

AGENDA ITEM I: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Mrs. Anderson welcomed members back to College Council and warmly welcomed the new members to Council.  They are Rick Allison, Yvonne Burns, Carl Francolino and Donna Imhoff. 

AGENDA ITEM II: ELECTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS ON COLLEGE COUNCIL TO THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS

The following faculty members were elected to the College Council Subcommittee positions:

Chair: Maryann Anderson
Secretary: Barbara Thompson

Curriculum:  Will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 2:00 PM

            Chair:  Maura Stevenson
            Secretary: Rita Gallegos

Academic Standards and Student Affairs: Will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 2:30 pm

            Chair:  Toni Carney
            Secretary: Gail Boyea

Academic Planning: Will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 2:30 pm

            Chair:   Joanne Jeffcoat
            Secretary:   Stephen Wells

Assessment and Research: Will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at  2:30 pm

            Chair:  Ping Wang
            Secretary:  Carl Francolino

AGENDA ITEM III: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUB-COMMITTEES

Maryann Anderson distributed copies of Article XXVIII, Governance of the CBA that describes the duties and responsibilities of all the subcommittees.

Mrs. Anderson reviewed the duties of Curriculum and asked Maura Stevenson and Rita Gallegos if they were comfortable with the duties.

Mrs. Anderson reviewed the duties of Academic Standards and Student Affairs and asked     Toni Carney and Gail Boyea if they were comfortable with the duties.

After reviewing the duties of Academic Planning, Mrs. Anderson asked Joanne Jeffcoat and Stephen Wells if they were comfortable with the duties.   Maura Stevenson commented that the Academic Planning Committee should have an easier time this year because programs for special accreditation must submit program assessment results with their program review documents.  In the past, these programs could choose whether to submit program assessment results.

Assessment and Research has replaced Research and Development in this contract and Mrs. Anderson reviewed the duties.  She then asked Ping Wang and Carl Francolino    if they were comfortable with the duties.   Toni Carney asked if item 6 under the Assessment and Research Sub-Committee duties (“6. Responsible for reviewing course and program assessment processes.”) refers to programs outside of the Academic Division, for example the Student Services Programs?  Mary Francis Archey answered in the affirmative.

It was suggested that the procedure of staggering subcommittee meetings and having them all at College Office be carried over from last year.  College Council does this to accommodate the schedule of those who may need to attend more that one committee meeting.

AGENDA ITEM IV: COLLEGE COUNCIL PROTOCOL

Maryann Anderson distributed the “College Council Protocol” procedures that are posted to the web site.  She requested that council and subcommittees members be respectful of guests and other members during council and subcommittee meetings.

AGENDA ITEM V: COLLEGE COUNCIL CALENDAR

Maryann Anderson distributed the schedule for the college council 2008-2009 meetings which will all be held at College Office at 2:30 p.m.  The final meeting of May 7, 2009 is actually the 1st Thursday in May, but there are five Thursday in April, so this will allow for final sub-committee meetings on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

AGENDA ITEM VI: PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL

Maryann Anderson reported on President’s Council which met for the first time this year on August 18, 2008.  This meeting was a meet and greet meeting to introduce new President Alex Johnson.  Dr. Johnson outlined the strategic goals for CCAC for the 2008-2009 school year.  Maryann Anderson asked College Council members to please relay anything to her that they feel needs to be brought up at the President’s Council meetings.  The President’s Council will meet on the third Monday of each month. 

AGENDA ITEM VII: NEW BUSINESS

Mary Frances Archey reminded council members that per the new contract, that each campus is required to have an open meeting of its constituent groups to provide another source of input to College Council.  She requested that campuses have these meetings sooner rather than later in the semester, so that the College Council would have time to address any issues that arise.

The next meeting of College Council is scheduled for Sept, 11th 2008.

There being no further business, Maryann Anderson thanked members for their service and the meeting ended at 3:10 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Gail Boyea, Acting College Council Secretary
Revised by Barbara Thompson, College Council Secretary

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