February 10, 2022

Minutes

The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on February 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm Virtual Zoom


Committee Members in Attendance:

Attendance: Rezan Akpinar (Chair), Melissa Dennihy (Co-Chair), Crystal Moscat (Secretary), Rondi Davies (Biological Sciences and Geology) , Rex Taibu (Physics Department), Joanne Chang (Music Department) Lyubomir I. Boyadzhiev (Math & Computer Science), Mark Ulrich (Business Department), Dr. Michael Pullin (Academic Affairs)

 


Liaisons in Attendance:

Dean Michael Pullin


Business:

The meeting was called to order at 12:00 pm

QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Standing Committee on Academic Development/

Elective Academic Programs

Agenda

February 10, 2022

12:00-1:00 Virtual Meeting – Zoom

 

Attendance: Rezan Akpinar (Chair), Melissa Dennihy (Co-Chair), Crystal Moscat (Secretary), Rondi Davies (Biological Sciences and Geology) , Rex Taibu (Physics Department), Joanne Chang (Music Department) Lyubomir I. Boyadzhiev (Math & Computer Science), Mark Ulrich (Business Department), Dr. Michael Pullin (Academic Affairs)

 

Excused: Carlene Byfield (Nursing)

 

  1. Reviewed and Approved Committee Meeting Minutes November 24, 2021

 

  1. Philip Pecorino – Evaluation of the tenured faculty.

 

  • Many evaluations were not completed/opened by faculty. 2/3rd of evaluations were completed.
  • Some faculty was unaware that they were being evaluated.
  • This issue was placed on the agenda of Academic Senate evaluation proposal.
  • As of right now, faculty members with tenure can opt-out of being evaluated. Evaluations are not equal between departments. Some departments do not make it mandatory to provide student evaluations for their classes while others mandate it.
  • Evaluations currently do not give a fair representation on what is happening in the classroom. Should create surveys and evaluations suitable for Online/Hybrid/In person classes.
  • Discussed having at least one evaluation per year even if faculty is tenure.
  • ADC recommended that personnel files should only be reviewed by faculty and chairperson and limited access should be given to P&B. They should not have access to all evaluations unless given permission.
  • ADC discussed conducting a survey for faculty and staff to give their opinion and feedback on evaluations. We will then take the majority votes and present that to the faculty.

 

  1. ADC members unable to come up with conclusion regarding evaluations of tenured faculty. Will review student evaluations or Faculty policy sent by Philip Pecorino to vote before next meeting in March.

 

  1. SOTL series – Registration deadline is February 18, 2022

Session Dates and Topics are Listed Below:

 

SoTL series introduction

Friday, Feb 25 

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Session 1

What is Reflective teaching? The series will begin with a reflection on your own teaching and SoTL as a process of inquiry.

Friday, Mar 11

11:00 am-12:30pm

Session 2

What does my reflection show me about my research interests? Participants will begin to formulate a research project based on their topic of inquiry.

Friday, Mar 18

 11:00 am-12:00pm

(New and Former Cohort)

Session 3

What are the key terms and concepts in my areas of interest? Participants will become familiar with advanced researching tips to remain currently apprised in one’s field. Examples from former cohort will be shared.

Friday, April 1

11:00 am-12:30pm

Session 4

What are the research methods in my area of interest? Participants will become familiar with ways of collecting evidence about their teaching and learning inquiry.

Friday, April 29

11:00 am-12:30pm

(New and Former Cohort)

Session 5

What are the publishing venues for my findings?  Participants will learn about the submission process and publishing options. Examples from former cohort will be shared and ongoing support will be provided.    

 

 

 

 

 


Respectfully submitted,

Crystal Moscat - Submitted by R. Akpinar
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 02-11-2022

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