Minutes of the April 6th, 1995 Meeting
Attending: Sandi Lampert, Ben Lopez, Janice Silver,
Julie Ruelas, Stan Chow, Mark Pracher, Yolanda Ramil, Gerald
Scheib, Dudley Foster, Dale Newman, Rick Scuderi
- The meeting was called to order at 1:45 pm by President
- MSP (Ruelas, Silver - Unanimous) to approve minutes of
- Treasurer's Report. Currently the Senate accounts
have the following balances:
Faculty Association $ 826.38
Faculty Scholarship $ 710.17
Gallagher Scholarship $ 12.01
Moss Scholarship $3,167.71
Bowman Scholarship $6,161.39
- Guest - Ken Hunt, who is in charge of the
Admissions and Records Office, reports that there is a
substantial loss of revenue due to late processing of add
cards after the final report for apportionment is due in
Sacramento. Even though we may be over cap, if the
numbers don't get reported then LAMC looks like a smaller
school than it actually is from the District's point of
view. Thus we get less monies from the District than we
actually deserve. We are talking here of potentially
hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ken Hunt will join with
the Academic Senate and others on campus to develop a
strategy for Fall registration to maximize early student
registration so LAMC can benefit in full from District
- President's Report
- Report from the District Academic Senate.
The Governance Agreement will be changing. An
attorney with statewide experience will be
working on it.
- Dale attended the State Academic Senate
Conference and has handouts from that meeting.
Articulation in common course numbering was
discussed. It is almost an impossible task.
Another item discussed was unofficial withdrawals
- a student who "disappears" after the
last census. This was proposed in lieu of an
incomplete or an F grade.
The Torres Bill was
discussed at the State Conference. The Torres
Bill proposes a Certificate of Basic Skills.
Another bill of interest is AB 810 which involves
part-time health insurance.
- Regarding Project Match, the names of the faculty
volunteers have been forwarded through the
appropriate administrative channels.
- The Accreditation Site Review for LAMC is
currently being completed and a general meeting
to discuss preliminary conclusions will be held
immediately following this Academic Senate
- Gwen Walker and Dale Newman are meeting on a
regular basis with President Norlund. One current
topic is the flattening of administrative
positions and too many acting positions.
- A temporary Summer School schedule is now
available. Dale described the Summer Bridge
Program for graduating high school seniors. The
program runs from 8 am to noon, 4 days a week. It
is designed to model for the student what it is
to be a successful college student. It was
suggested that next summer the program be altered
to include any student who wishes to participate.
- Committee Reports
- Curriculum Committee. Dale reports that
prerequisite and co-requisite validations, and
competencies in reading and written expression
remain the main current concerns of the
- The final version of the Constitution is in the
cluster offices for a faculty vote.
- Hiring Committee. Mark Pracher reports
that responses to positions to fill have been
received by the committee. An effort to
prioritize the list is being complicated by
unknown factors such as retirements and who will
- District Academic Senate. Julie Ruelas
will report on motions carried at the April DAS
meeting during our next Academic Senate meeting.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is being challenged.
- Ethics Committee. A draft of an ethics
document is available to the faculty. Feedback
and discussion will be held during the Academic
Senate's May meeting.
- Old Business
- Julie Ruelas reports that the scrip sales are at a stand
still because of lack of funding. This problem will be
discussed during the Academic Senate's May meeting.
- Recognition of 20 yr. part-time staff. Dale has
identified two people for recognition. If anyone knows of
20 yr. part-timers please let Dale know. Pins are being
- Sandi Lampert encourages faculty to fundraise to help
Culinary Arts students attend an important up-coming
conference. This topic will be brought up at the Academic
Senate's May meeting.
MSP (Scuderi, Lopez - Unanimous) to adjourn the meeting in
order to attend the Accreditation Site Visit preliminary summary
meeting. Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.
Rick Scuderi, PhD
Academic Senate Secretary