Division Representatives Meeting
Friday, September 17, 2010
Present: Jose Castaneda, Jim Chin, Monica Cuevas, Kelly Fowler, Debbie Ikeda, Erica Johnson,
Kirtley King, Tom Mester (for Chris Glaves), and Leslie Ratá.
a. The VC Cabinet and 3 Foundation board members will be evaluating and
prioritizing mini-grants next Tuesday.
a. There is a challenge process for pre-reqs. Lots of students have been trying to
challenge pre-reqs and have been failing. We need to hold firm to the pre-req
standards to ensure that students succeed.
a. The governor is expected to sign SB1440 that will give students who earn an
associate degree for transfer a direct route to upper division coursework at their
local CSU. This will be implemented by Fall 2011. Community colleges and
CSU academic senates have been working together on developing model template
agreements for various majors. The LDTP work is forming the base for many of
4. Sabbatical Leave Application
a. Sabbatical leave applications are due to the VP of Instruction by Friday,
November 3 at 5:00 p.m. The form is online.
5. Strategic Plan 2010-2011
a. Reviewed the 2010-2011 Strategic Plan.
b. Under Goal #3- Future Programs and Facilities, 3.1- Division Reps should look at
the CSAR report and analyze their waitlists to determine where we may need
more classes in the future. We will send out the CSAR from the first day of
c. Under Goal #6- Student Success, 6.2- What can we do to increase the number of
students that are eligible for certificates and degrees? We can provide students
with certificate major sheets. We will come up with a general information sheet
for certificates that faculty can distribute to students.
6. Action Plans due October 1
a. Action Plans are due on October 1. All supplies, software, equipment, etc. that
you need must be requested by submitting an Action Plan.
7. Faculty Positions- October 1
a. Faculty Staffing Requests are due October 1.
8. Upcoming Events/Activities
a. Reviewed list of upcoming events and activities.
b. If appropriate, attends events with your class. Please encourage your students to
attend these events and activities.
9. Textbook Requisitions
a. Willow Textbook reqs are due September 21. Madera and Oakhurst are due
a. SLO Summits- SLO summits are not mandatory, but we are strongly encouraging
everyone to attend.
i. Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Engineering, FN, Geography,
Health, LVN, Math, Nursing, PE, Physics, Science- October 8, 3:00 pm, at
ii. Art, Communication, Criminology, English, ESL, French, Film,
Geography, History, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science,
Psychology, Reading, Sociology, and Spanish- October 15, 2:00 pm, at
b. CTE & VTEA funding needs to be spent before the end of the year. Talk to Dr.
Chin for details.
The next meeting is October 1. Meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.