October 28, 2021


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on October 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm in Virtual Zoom

Committee Members in Attendance:

In Attendance:

Rezan Akpinar (Chairperson) Rondi Davis, Rex Taibu, Joanne Chang, Dr. Michael Pullin , Mark Ulrich


Liaisons in Attendance:

Michael Pullin

Mark Ulrich - Business (Steering Committe Designee)


The meeting was called to order at 12:00pm


Standing Committee on Academic Development/

Elective Academic Programs

Meeting Minutes

October 28, 2021

1:00-2:00 Virtual Meeting – Zoom


Attendance: Rezan Akpinar (Chairperson) Rondi Davis, Rex Taibu, Joanne Chang, Dr. Michael Pullin , Mark Ulrich


Excused: Melissa Dennihy, Crystal Moscat, Carlene Byfield, Lyubomir I Boyadzhiev


Committee Meeting Minutes February 15, 2021, was approved.


  1. Student Faculty Evaluation Form changes:
    1. Faculty Senate approved the changes proposed to Student Evaluation Form of the Faculty. Changes will go into effect Fall 2021 semester.
    2. Concerns raised by the faculty senate were on use of two forms.
    3. One request was to merge two forms together


  1. Workshop schedule:
    1. SOTL workshops are continuing – around 15 faculty attending
    2. Need to work on the workshop series – at least 2 or 3 workshops this semester
    3. Pullin would like to present Spring 2022.
    4. We will be working to form a schedule. Dr. Rondi Davis and R. Akpinar will be working on it.
    5. Name of the series will be kept the same as last semester.
    6. Pullin suggested Equity institute given by ACUE – Groups working on projects – Reach out to Carry Ann Smith to find out if they can do presentations.
    7. Accessibility committee was reached out for a workshop. Dr. Pullin and committee members liked the idea, specially considering first presentation of the UDL had low attendance. Dr. Pullin suggested reaching out to Dave Morretti and Dennis Bejar for UDL also adding ADA compliance.


  1. Sub-committee works
    1. Review of charges – Crystal and Rezan –
      1. We went over BA- last semester
      2. Elective programs were discussed which Dr. Pullin explained the role of the electives within the programs. Discussion on the subject in our next meeting. One suggestion was to drop the electives from our name.
  • Putting together an event series to students to promote the electives was suggested by R. Akpinar
  1. Change of name – Rex – Carlene – Rezan
    1. Name change suggestion


  1. New business


  1. Akpinar reported that Annual Report for our Committee was online and she reached out to Dave Moretti to see why name changes were not reflected on the online format. Kindly requesting a feedback on the report.
  2. We will be working on a Survey in the Spring 2022 to Faculty satisfaction with the student reviews. We also must investigate merging of the two forms into one or not. Find faculty opinion
  3. Rex wanted email to subcommittees what is being expected of them.












Respectfully submitted,

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

Minutes typed on 03-28-2020

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