Meeting Minutes for February 04,2020


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on February 04, 2020 at 1:00 pm in RFK-216

Committee Members in Attendance:

Rezan Akpinar (Chairperson); David Pham (Faculty); Susan Riekert (Faculty); Joanne Cheng (Faculty); Renee Rhodd (HEO, Secretary); Rex Taibi (Faculty); and Crystal Moscat (HeoA)Suzan Rickett

Liaisons in Attendance:

Dean Michael Pullin


The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm

1. Committee approved Committee Meeting Minutes for December 11th, 2019, with edition of attendees to the document .

2.     Discussion on the upcoming Workshop:

a.     Due to time constraints and shortage on room availability Workshop was scheduled on March 12th, 2-4 in Oakland Dining room by R.  Akpinar. Date was scheduled to be on Thursday with advising of Office of the Academic Affairs and Grants/Sponsored Programs. The  committee members requested time change to extend the hours to 1 to 4.  Dr. Akpinar will make the appropriate changes.

b.     The committee members decided to create Google docs to work on flyers for the event as well as the main questions to panelist. Dr. Pham said he would create the document.

c.     The committee members reviewed the names suggested for the panel and looking forward to response from departmental chairs.  Committee members were asked to reach out to their departments for name suggestions.

d.     Dr. Akpinar approached CETL for funding for refreshments. Prof. Meg Taraftar reported that due to limitations in CETL budget, she might not be able to provide refreshments for  the workshop. The committee members will be looking for other funding sources.

3.     Committee name change

a.     Discussions on Committee name change were postponed to later date. The committee members will inquire on approaching Academic Steering Committee prior to taking further steps.

4.     Suggestions for Faculty Survey

a.     Dr. Chang had suggested future workshop addressing disability in classroom. Dr. Akpinar suggested adding a question on the upcoming faculty survey to see if the faculty will show interest in the workshop.

b.     The committee members decided to approach Accessibility Committee to see if they have any suggestions in formatting the questions.

c.     Dr. Pham will provide the Faculty Survey document in Google docs to the Committee members.

5.     Report of the sub-committees: No report from subcommittees.

6.     Meeting was adjourned 2:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Rezan Akpinar
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 02-05-2020

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