Meeting Minutes for May 2, 2018


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on May 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in S 420

Committee Members in Attendance:

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny (Chairperson); Rezan Akpinar (Faculty); Anuradha Srivastava (Faculty); Merlinda Drini (Faculty); Ilse Schrynemakers (Faculty); Renee Rhodd (HEO)


The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm

1. The minutes of the last meeting were approved.

2. A motion was made that the committee elect a co-chair.  A motion was made that the person receiving the second highest vote would be the co-chair.

3. Chair – Tirandai Hemraj-Benny

 Co-chair – Rezan Akpinar

 Secretary – Renee Rhodd

4. The committee members present at the meeting unanimously voted to have meetings scheduled for every other month for 2 hours instead of 1 hour.  The meeting dates are as follows: August 29, October 3, and November 28, 2018, from 2 pm – 4 pm.

5. Members present voted to approve the following text in the By-laws. “Review and/or promote” in the “A Guide for Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs Members.”  Dr. Hemraj-Benny will submit the changes to the Bylaws Committee.

6. Dr. Akpinar offered to work on the faculty survey results.  Dr. Ian Beckford will be consulted for input on the survey in the fall.

7. Dr. Rezan Akpinar expressed the need for the ADC to survey QCC faculty to determine ‘gaps’ in workshop offerings on campus and submit recommendations to CETL.  Dr. Schrynemakers offered to assist with this task.

8. A possibility of separating faculty events from student events on the weekly QCC Events Calendar was discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Renée Rhodd
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 5-02-2018

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