Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

College Council Meeting Minutes August 22, 2013

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
August 22, 2013
Office of College Services Board Room

ATTENDANCE                     

Present                                        

Absent                     

Guests                  

Richard Allison
Maryann Anderson
Mary Frances Archey
Elizabeth Claytor
John Dziak
Carl Francolino
Rita Gallegos
Shirley Harr
Donna Imhoff
Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens
Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
Audrey Rosenthal
Vickie Rostis
Justin Tator
Barbara Thompson
Marianne Trale
Stephen Wells 



 

Maryann Anderson, College Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM. 

AGENDA ITEM I: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Maryann Anderson welcomed members of Council and asked that each member introduce themselves.

AGENDA ITEM II: ELECTION OF FACULTY
MEMBERS
ON COLLEGE COUNCIL

Election of Faculty Members on College Council to the following positions:

Secretary of College Council
Barbara Thompson

Chair and Secretary of the four Sub-Committees:

Curriculum
Rita Gallegos - Chair
Marianne Trale - Secretary

Academic Standards and Student Affairs
Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens - Chair
Audrey Rosenthal - Secretary

Academic Planning
Stephen Wells - Chair
Vicki Rostis - Secretary

Assessment and Research
Carl Francolino - Chair
Elizabeth Claytor - Secretary

The position of Chair of College Council is a two-year term and Maryann Anderson will continue in the second year of her term.

AGENDA ITEM III: RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUB-COMMITTEES

Maryann Anderson reviewed the responsibilities of each Subcommittee as outlined in the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article XXVII, Governance.

Curriculum
The Curriculum Subcommittee is responsible for new courses and programs as well as changes to existing courses and programs. They are also responsible for curriculum development and consideration if programs are meeting community needs and transferability of courses and programs.

Academic Standards and Student Affairs
Academic Standards and Student Affairs is responsible for procedures related to admissions, advising, registration, testing, academic standards, grading and student retention and judicial policies and procedures.

Academic Planning
Academic Planning is responsible for reviewing bargaining unit positions and making recommendations regarding which positions might be filled. They are also responsible for program and discipline review and the academic calendar.

Assessment and Research
The responsibilities of Assessment and Research include reviewing and making recommendations regarding distance education, assessment, and creative initiatives. 

The Subcommittee Chairs will send out a notice to the College Community seeking faculty participation.

AGENDA ITEM IV: COLLEGE COUNCIL PROTOCOL

Maryann Anderson distributed copies of the College Council protocol for members and guests of College Council. Members should be respectful, raise their hand to be recognized to speak, give notice if not able to attend, and be on time. After two consecutive absences, members may be replaced. Members are not permitted to send substitutes to represent them. Subcommittee chairs should submit agenda items the Friday before Council meets. Council will discuss only those items on the agenda.

Guests are welcome to attend and notice of that should appear on each Council and Subcommittee meeting announcement. Guests should sit around the perimeter of the room until invited to present, at which time they should move up to the table. Guests must sign the log so that their presence will be recorded in the minutes.  Guests should limit their remarks to five minutes.

AGENDA ITEM V: COLLEGE COUNCIL CALENDAR

College Council meets at 2:30 PM the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the Board Room of the Office of College Services. The tentative dates that College Council will meet during the 2013-2014 academic year are:

2013

2014

August 22

January 23

September 12

February 13

September 26

February 27

October 10

March 13

October 24

March 27

November 14

April 10

December 12

April 24

 

May 8

These dates will be posted on the College Council website.

The Subcommittees meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays in conference rooms at the Office of College Services. All Subcommittee meetings start at 2:30 PM with the exception of Academic Planning which starts at 2:00 PM. Mrs. Anderson urged all Subcommittee officers to arrange for room assignments as soon as possible with Ginny Fallon. 

The tentative meeting dates for Subcommittee meetings for the 2013-2014 academic year are:

2013

2014

September 5

January 16

September 19

February 6

October 3

February 20

October 17

March 6

November 7

March 20

November 21

April 3

December 5

May 1

The last day to submit proposals to Subcommittees for consideration by College Council is the April 3rd, 2014 meeting.

College Council and Subcommittee meetings may be cancelled for lack of agenda items.

The agenda for College Council meetings is emailed to the College community the Monday before each meeting.  

AGENDA ITEM VI: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mary Frances Archey distributed a chart of the 18 positions which have been filled.  Two of the positions have not been filled because of a lack of suitable candidates. Those positions are being reposted. The chart of the positions appears at the end of these minutes.

Dr. Archey also reported that the College has been notified by the Veterans Administration that our suspension and probation policy is much too liberal for veterans. The Veterans Administration believes that in theory a student has almost perpetual appeals. Some colleges have two appeals but most have one.

The notification from the Veterans Administration indicated that the change must occur immediately.  Dr. Archey will issue the change, which is for veterans only, to the College Community for information purposes only. This will be presented to College Council also for information purposes only. Any deviation from what the Veterans Administration says is necessary could cause us to lose funding.  

Maryann Anderson reminded Subcommittee chairs to please send out announcements asking for faculty members to serve, and to email the Subcommittee memberships to Barbara Thompson who will add them to the College Council websites.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 3:48 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Thompson
College Council Secretary 

FACULTY POSITIONS FILLED
2013-2014

 

POSITION

CAMPUS

HIRED

NUR Faculty

Allegheny

Maxine Coleman

NUR Faculty

Boyce

Susan Rosepink

NUR Faculty

North

Diane Dressel

NUR Faculty

South

Tammy Sawmelle

MUS Faculty

Allegheny

Mark Domencic

DVS Ed Technician

Boyce

Zachary Cox

CHM/PHY Ed Technician

Boyce

 

MAT Faculty

Allegheny 1

Richard Coleman

MAT Faculty

Allegheny 2

Marie Dailey

MAT Faculty

North

Rebecca Senkowicz

MAT Faculty

South

Alex Tongchinsub

ENG Faculty

Allegheny

Angela Gaito-Lagnese

ENG Faculty

North

Elizabeth Throesch

ENG Faculty

South

Katherine Lang

BIO Faculty

Allegheny

Adam Davis

BIO Faculty

South

Michael Zdilla

PAM Faculty

Boyce

Neil Jones

MAS Faculty

Allegheny

Kevin Anderson

Civil Engineering Faculty

South

 

Communications/JRN

North

Richard Beighey   (internal transfer)

RAD TECH Faculty

Allegheny

Kelli Collette