Publications Committee, September 17, 2020


The Academic Senate Committee on Publications met on Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM, via Zoom

Committee Members in Attendance:

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

Liaisons in Attendance:

VP Stephen DiDio & Christina Kofron (President’s Liaison)

Aviva Geismar (Steering Committee Designee)


The meeting was called to order at 12:00 PM

Chair:    Kerri-Ann M. Smith

Secretary:   Vazgen Shekoyan


The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. New members were welcomed to the committee.


The meeting time for the committee was discussed. We also agreed that during the fall and upcoming spring semester the meeting will be held on second Thursdays of each academic month from 12-1 PM (so in the Fall it will be on October 8, November 12 and December 10).


Here is a list of other items discussed during the meeting:


  • The issue of the presence of student representatives in the committee was discussed. SGA will send a student. Aviva informed the committee that last semester a student was attending the meetings of Sub-Committee on Academic Aspects of the College Website.
  • The committee guide and its charges were discussed. The committee members will re-examine its charges and discuss it in the next meeting.
  • The committee discussed variety of college publications such as newsletters and calendars and inquired on who is overseeing those publications.
  • Christina updated the committee on the results of the analysis of the Faculty Handbook survey.



Meeting adjourned at approximately 12:50 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Vazgen Shekoyan
Committee on Publications, Secretary

Minutes typed on October 28, 2020

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