Faculty Senate Minutes

February 22, 2006


Call to order: Cindy called the meeting to order at 2:33 p.m. in the Alumni Room


Officers attending: Cindy Beckett, President; Nick Reeder, Vice President; Linda Pastore, Secretary


Senators attending: Marsha Wamsley, Jennifer Barr, Derek Allen, Tom Singer, James Houdeshell, Charles C. Williams, James Brooks, Mark Echtner, Amanda Romero, Art Ross, Moez Ben-Azzouz


Senators not attending: Mohamed Ali (Jackie Myers attended for BUS)


Others attending: Laurel Mayer


1.  Approval of Minutes

The minutes from February 8, 2006 were approved with minor edits.


2.  Officer’s Report

Cindy shared the advertisement draft for the position - Vice President for Instruction/Chief Academic Officer.  Senate recommended minor changes to the draft. Cindy and Surinder Jain will be meeting to select the search committee for this position.


Nick shared that the LRC will officially change its name to the Library when the new space opens sometime during the spring quarter.


Nick also asked the Senate to consider what other facilities at SCC have names that are confusing and might be renamed to more common or more easily understandable names.


3.  Committee Reports



4.  Special Orders



5.  Unfinished Business

Retrenchment Committee Members/chair

The following faculty have volunteered to serve:

Jim Brooks (ELHS) (Temporary Chair)







Nancy Rhodehamel

Jeff Vance

Ron Dapore

Kim Rickard

Tim Ryan

Paul Larmeu


Frank Leibold

Richard Wourms

Patricia Clark


Ed Gallo


Rhibi Daoud


Kjirsten Goeller


James Willis


Steve Cornelius




Patrick Greco













Lisa Tyler






Vicky Lair






Kay Cornelius


Assembly Meeting: March 8   3-4:30 4-001

Agenda Items:

Update from Interim VPI Frank DePalma

Update from Dan Brazelton – Learning Centers

FITS Update

Solicit Nominations for Officers


6.  New Business

STRS Info (Handout)

Tom Singer shared several handouts/articles concerning STRS.

Please view at: http://www.sinclair.edu/organizations/fac_sen/pub/strsinformation.pdf


Moran Report (next steps)

Senate reviewed the report and suggested the report be distributed to faculty.

Please view at:




7.  Announcements

Next Meeting April 5, 2006; Alumni Room


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 3:55.

Submitted by Linda Pastore

Approved by Senate with amendments.