Meeting Minutes for November 28, 2018


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on November 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm in RFK Rm 202

Committee Members in Attendance:

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny (Chairperson); Rezan Akpinar (Co-chair); David Pham (Faculty); Susan Riekert (Faculty); Ilse Schrynemakers (Faculty); Anuradha Srivastava (Faculty); Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson (Faculty); Linsong Dong (Student)


The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm

1. The minutes of the last meeting were approved with a correction to the proposed meeting time during the spring 2019 semester.

2. Rezan Akpinar, Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, and Ilse Schrynemakers volunteered to finalize a submission letter regarding the approved changes to the Bylaws charges of the committee. This letter will be shared with the ADC committee members on 02/13/2019 for approval, which will then be submitted to the Bylaws Committee during the spring 2019 semester.

3. Faculty Development Programs/Workshops Survey:

a)    Tirandai Hemraj-Benny sent individual emails to all departmental chairpersons requesting the faculty of each department complete a survey of four questions which would assist the ADC members in understanding what faculty development programs/workshops interest the faculty body of QCC. 

 b)    The sub-committee on Promoting and Arranging Lectures and Workshops, Susan Riekert, Ilse Schrynemakers and Anuradha Srivastava, will prepare a summary report on the results obtained from the survey sent to the faculty. This report will be shared with the ADC committee members on 02/13/2019.

 c)    Based on the results obtained from the survey, a workshop will be arranged during the spring 2019 semester to be offered to the faculty of QCC.

4.The sub-committee on Student Evaluation of Faculty Form, Rezan Akpinar, Merlinda Drini Prelvukaj, David Pham and Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, will share a revised set of questions with regards to surveying the faculty on their approval of the current student evaluation of faculty procedure and form for approval on 02/13/2019.

5. Rezan Akpinar and Tirandai Hemraj-Benny attended the ADA compliance faculty training workshop on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

6. The committee members discussed Franca Ferrari’s request to the ADC committee with regards to the ADC requesting the Senate Committee to make a request for extra funds to be allocated to the Writing Center for the creation of a grammar center.  The committee members agreed that this request does not align with charges of the ADC committee and that this request should be forwarded to Dean Pullin.

7. The student representative in attendance was asked if there were any concerns he would like to bring to the committee. He reported no concerns.

8. Two meetings were scheduled for the spring 2019 semester: 02/13 and 04/17 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.  Spring 02/13 meeting will address the following three issues:

          a. Submission of changes on Bylaws

          b. Faculty survey on student evaluation

          c. The arrangement of a faculty workshop 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny and Rezan Akpinar.
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 11-28-2018

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