Publications Committee, May 21, 2020


The Academic Senate Committee on Publications met on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 09:00 AM-10:00 AM, via Webex

Committee Members in Attendance:

Aviva Geismar (Chair), Vazgen Shekoyan (Secretary), Patrick Byers, James Geasor, Kwang Hyun Kim, Kerri-Ann M. Smith, Christina Manzo, Faustino Quintanilla

Liaisons in Attendance:

Christina Kofron (representing President’s Liaison VP Stephen DiDio),

Phil Pecorino (Steering Committee Designee)


Guest: Arthur Adair (chair of the Sub-Committee on Academic Aspects of the College Website)


The meeting was called to order at 09:07 AM

Chair:    Aviva Geismar

Secretary:   Vazgen Shekoyan


New members were greeted by the committee and were briefed about the

projects the committee is engaged in.

The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.


Arthur Adair, chair of the Sub-Committee on Academic Aspects of the College Website, reported to the committee on its work. The sub-committee will continue working creating guidelines on what information should be on each department webpage (with cooperation of Dave Moretti). James Geasor showed interest in joining the sub-committee. The renewal of the sub-committee was discussed. Its work will continue in the Fall; the committee would need to renew the sub-committee in November.


The chair updated the committee on ongoing projects:

  1. Faculty handbook and faculty survey about handbook;
  2. Committee guide.

The decision was made that one-year timeframe would be given to the committee to finalize the work on the handbook.


New elections were held. Kerri-Ann Smith was elected to be the new chair and Vazgen Shekoyan was elected to continue serving as the secretary of the committee.


The committee also discussed the record keeping for the committee (uploading agendas, minutes and chair’s report). Aviva and Vazgen will work together on these items over summer.


Meeting adjourned at approximately 10:04 am.


Respectfully submitted,

Vazgen Shekoyan
Committee on Publications, Secretary

Minutes typed on September 28, 2020

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