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Academic Senate

Bylaws

Section 1. Officers: The officers of the Academic Senate (Senate) shall consist of

  1. A President
  2. A Vice-President
  3. A Past-President

Section 2. Duties: The duties of the President shall be as follows:

  1. To preside at all full Senate meetings;
  2. To preside at all Senate Executive Committee meetings;
  3. To be non-voting, ex-officio members of all Senate committees;
  4. To appoint all faculty and associate faculty who serve as representatives of the faculty to District committees, Senate committees, and any other committees or task forces requiring faculty representation, with support from the Senate Executive Committee, and subject to confirmation by the full Senate when such is required per the Bylaws of specific Senate committees;
  5. To represent the faculty at the following: a. Board of Trustees (Board) meetings; b. College Council meetings; and c. Other District committee meetings as appropriate;
  6. To maintain communication with the Chief Instructional Officer/Chief Student Services Officer (CIO/CSSO) and with the President/Superintendent on a regular basis;
  7. To maintain communication with the Senate support staff and other District offices;
  8. To prepare Senate meeting agendas as prescribed by law, subject to approval by the Senate Executive Committee;
  9. To exercise signatory authority when such authority is granted by the full Senate; and
  10. To post and distribute Senate meeting documents as prescribed by law.
  11. To represent the Senate before statewide, regional, or other organizations which deal with matters of interest to the Senate as described in the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges handbook.

Section 3. Duties of the Vice-President

  1. To preside over all meetings of the executive committee and Senate in the absence of the President
  2. To assume the office of President in the event of resignation, removal or expiration of term of the President.
  3. To assist the President in the performance of their duties. Such assistance may include, but is not limited to service on Senate committees, appointing faculty to Senate committees, representing the Senate before various groups either in the absence of the President, or by agreement with the President.

Section 4. Duties of the Past-President

  1. To serve as a mentor to the President and members of the Senate executive committee
  2. The Past-President shall be a non-voting member of the Executive Committee

Approved by Senate 01/15/16 Approved by Senate 02/07/20

 

Meeting Time:

1st and 3rd Fridays of each month
1:15pm
Board Room

 

Membership ~ 2022 - 2023

  • Chris Gaines - President (2022-2023)
  • Deanna Herrera - Vice President (2022-2023)
  • Darius Kalvaitis - Applied Technology
  • Michael Dennis - Applied Technology (2021-2023)
  • Stuart Altschuler - Associate Faculty (2022-2024)
  • Shannon Mondor - Associate Faculty (2020-2023)
  • Ruth Rhodes - English (2021-2023)
  • Hillary Reed - Health & Safety (2023-2024)
  • Maggie White/Sally Urban - Health & Safety (2021-2023)
  • Kristy Carlsen - Humanities (2021-2023)
  • Jonothan Pace-Math (2022-2024)
  • Michelle Haggerty- Psychology (2022-2023)
  • Erik Kramer - Science (2021-2023)
  • Karen Reiss - Science (2022-2024)
  • Jennifer Burlison/Angela Stewart - Student Services
  • Bernadette Johnson - Del Norte Instructional Site (2022-2024)
  • Daniel Chick- Del Norte Instructional Site (2022-2024)
  • Mason Koski- Associated Students of CR (ASCR)
  • Kerry Mayer - Chief Instruction Officer (Ongoing)

 

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Academic Standards and Policies Committee

 

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The chair appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate;
  2. One Faculty from each division, selected by the division. If a division chooses not to fill the position, the Chair of the committee may appoint a faculty member from any division to fill that vacancy. With the exception of the chair, no division shall have more than two representatives. 
  3. One representative from Student Development may be appointed by the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO);
  4. One associate faculty appointed by the chair; and
  5. The Chief Instruction Officer/Chief Student Services Officer (CIO/CSSO), who shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member.

B. Dutes and Purposes:

  1. To accept assignments from the Senate on issues of academic standards and policies;
  2. To research, discuss, and make specific recommendations to the Senate regarding resolution of the above assignments.

Approved by Senate 11/1/13; Approved by Senate 01/15/16 Approved by Senate 02/07/20

Meeting Time

                2nd & 4th Friday of the Month

                  3:00pm

                  FM 107

 

Membership ~ 2022-2023

  • Ruth Rhodes - ASPC Chair (2022-2024)
  • Gary Sokolow- Arts & Humanities (2022-2024)
  • Dana Maher- Del Norte Campus (2021-2023)
  • Carolyn Perkins - Career Education (2022-2024) 
  • Sally Urban - Health Services Areas (2022-2024) 
  • Jennifer Burlison - Instruction & Student Development (2021-2023) 
  • Deanna Herrera - MSBSS (2021-2023)
  • Jonothan Pace - MSBSS (2021-2023)
  • Kerry Mayer - Interim Chief Instruction/Chief Student Services Office (Ongoing)
  • Administrative Support Crystal Morse (Ongoing)

 

Associate Faculty Committee

 

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The committee shall consist of the following members; 

  1. The chair, appointed by the President from among the associate faculty senators and confirmed by the Senate; 
  2. One faculty appointed by the committee Chair; and
  3. At least one associate faculty appointed by the committee Chair.

B. Duties and Purpose; 

  1. To advice the Senate on issues of specific concern to associate faculty; and 
  2. To promote district-wide collegiality.

AF Committee reviewed October, 2015 Approved by Senate 02/07/20

Meeting Time
2nd Thursday of the Month
FM 107
9am-10:30am

 

Membership - 2022-2023

  • Chair - Shannon Mondor (2021-2023)
  • Stuart Altschuler - Representative (2022-2024)
  • Todd Olsen - Full-time Faculty Liaison
  • Administrative Support Rachel Warze (Ongoing)

CRFO - Academic Senate Liaison

Bylaws

A. Membership: The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The Senate President;
  2. CRFO President; and
  3. CRFO Vice President.

B. Duties and Purposes:

  1. To provide a forum for the collegial discussion of faculty issues. 
  2. Composition, duties and purposes are subject to change pursuant to the CRFO Collective Bargaining Agreement.

CRFO/AS Liaison Committee reviewed October, 2015 Approved by Senate 02/07/15

 

Membership ~ 2022-2023 

  • Chris Gaines - Academic Senate President
  • Deanna Herrera - Academic Senate Vice-President 
  • Michelle Haggerty - CRFO President 
  • Erik Kramer - CRFO Vice President

Curriculum Committee

 

Bylaws

A. Membership: Terms of each faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The chair appointed from the Committee’s members past or present by the President and confirmed by the Senate;
  2. One faculty member from each Division as defined in the Constitution of the Academic Senate, Article IV, Section 2, selected by the division. If a division chooses not to fill the position, the Curriculum Committee chair may appoint a faculty member from any division to fill that vacancy. With the exception of the chair, no division shall have more than two representatives; and
  3.  One faculty member with current knowledge of the regulatory requirements governing Alternative Instructional Methodologies, especially those regarding Distance and Correspondence Education separate course approval (Title 5, sections 55206 and 55263) to be appointed by the Curriculum Committee chair and confirmed by the Senate; and
  4. The Curriculum Specialist, who shall serve as a non-voting member; and
  5. The College Articulation Officer (AO), who shall serve as a regular, voting member if the AO is a faculty member; if the AO is not faculty, then the AO shall be a non-voting, ex officio member; and
  6. The Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) or designee, who shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member; and
  7. The Distance Education Administrator, who shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member; and
  8. The Assessment Committee chair, who shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member unless that person already serves as a regular voting Curriculum Committee member; and
  9. A student representative who shall serve as a non-voting liaison to the Curriculum Committee to be appointed in accordance with District policies or procedures. 
  10. The Curriculum Committee chair may request a MIS Admissions and Records representative, who shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member. 

B. Duties and Purposes: The Curriculum Committee is concerned with the development of and continual improvement of educational programs and the curriculum. The major functions of the Committee are the following:

  1. To make recommendations to the Senate regarding additions, modifications, or deletions to the curriculum;
  2. To advise the Senate and the administration on issues related to curriculum and educational programs;
  3. To maintain an on-going evaluation of the college curriculum;
  4. To assist in the development and long-range planning of the overall educational program of the college; and
  5. To advise faculty who are developing groupings of classes into cohorts or other linked units. 6. The specific functions of the Curriculum Committee are to act on the following proposals:
    1. Creation, modification or deletion of programs, courses, or certificates; 
    2. Revision of a catalog description to reflect changes in the nature of a course;
    3. Changes in hours and/or unites of a course;
    4. Changes in the requirements of an existing certificate or degree program; 
    5. Changes in prerequisites, corequisites, and recommended preparation; 
    6. Assignment of courses to disciplines; and 
    7. Significant changes in the course outline related to grading standards, method of evaluation, or instructional materials.

Approved by Senate 11/15/13 Approved by Senate 05/02/14 Curriculum Committee reviewed October, 2015 Approved by Senate 02/07/20. Approved by Senate 05/13/2022.

Meeting Time:

2nd & 4th Friday 
1:00-3:00pm
Boardroom
 

Membership ~ 2022-2023

  • George Potamianos- Curriculum Chair (2022-2024)
  • Chris Lancaster - Arts & Humanities (2021-2023)
  • Mike Peterson - Career & Technical Education (2021-2023)
  • Jennifer Burlison - Student Services (2022-2023)
  • Jonothan Pace - Math (2020-2022)
  • Daniel Chick - English (2022-2024)
  • Angela Stewart - Social Science (2022-2024)
  • Erik Kramer - Science (2022-2024)
  • Gary Sokolow - Health & Safety Occupations (2022-2024)
  • Ashley Knowlton - Alt. Instructional Methodologies (2022-2024)
  • Nicole Bryant-Lescher- Articulation Manager (Ongoing)
  • Jonothan Pace - Assessment Liaison (non-voting, as needed)
  • Leigh Dooley-Distance Education Administrator (Ongoing)
  • Tatiana Robinson- Curriculum Specialist (non-voting) (Ongoing)
  • Kerry Mayer - Chief Instruction Officer (non-voting) (Ongoing)

Distance Education Committee

 

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The chair appointed by the Senate President and confirmed by the Senate. (NOTE: The DE faculty coordinator will normally serve as chair.)
  2. One faculty member for each division and DN. If a division/DN position is not filled, the Senate President may appoint a faculty member from any division to fill the vacancy.
  3. One associate faculty member appointed by the Senate President.
  4. One representative of instructional technology appointed by the Vice-President of Instruction (VPI) in consultation with the Senate President who shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
  5. The Distance Education Administrator shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member.

B. Purpose and Duties:

The Committee is charged with providing direction and leadership on matters pertaining to academic quality, faculty training and support, student learning, and institutional effectiveness in distance education.

  1. To accept assignments from the Senate on issues of distance education;
  2. To advise the Senate and the administration on issues related to distance education;
  3. To participate in development of policies regarding distance education, including training and ongoing professional development of DE instructors, policies regarding training in the use of Canvas, and policies for ensuring that all courses and materials are accessible to all people with disabilities;
  4. To support the DE program in matters related to the Chancellor’s Office, regional and State-wide consortia (e.g., Online Education Initiative), ASCCC, and the ACCJC; and
  5. To communicate and collaborate with the Curriculum Committee, Student Development, Counseling and Advising, Disability Services and Student Programs (DSPS), LRC, and other District stakeholders regarding distance

Approved by Senate 11/15/13; Approved by Senate 01/15/16 Approved by Senate 02/07/20 Approved by Senate 04/17/20

Meeting Time:

    2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month

2:00pm

     FM 107

Membership ~ 2022 - 2023

  • Erik Kramer - Committee Chair (2022-2023)
  • Christine Dobrowolski- Nursing
  • Natalia Margulis- Humanities
  • Darius Kalvaitis, Applied Technologies 
  • Cheryl Norton- Counselor 
  • Will Meriwether- Math, Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences

 

Executive Committee

Bylaws

A. Membership: The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The President and Vice-President; and
  2. One Senator from each Division as defined in the Constitution of the Academic Senate, Article IV, Section 2. These Senator members of the Executive Committee:
    1. Shall be nominated by the Divisions
    2. Shall serve a term of two years
  3. (Expanded) The committee shall have additional members as specified below (subsection C) for the sole purpose of nominating a Vice-President.

B. Duties and Purposes:

  1. To assist the President in coordinating Senate activities and generating agendas for the full Senate;
  2. To support the President by making recommendations regarding faculty and associate faculty to be appointed to committees and task forces, as needed;
  3. To make recommendations to the full Senate regarding Senate business;
  4. To assume other duties as designated from time to time by the Senate;
  5. To nominate one of its members or a former Senate member who is tenured to be Senate Vice-President according to the procedures outlined in this section, and
  6. To make decisions on behalf of the full Senate at times other than the fall and spring semesters subject to the following:
    1. The Executive Committee must inform the Senate of any decisions at the next scheduled Senate meeting.
    2. The Senate may override any Executive Committee decisions.
    3. The power of the Executive Committee in this capacity is intended to be a limited power exercised only when the Senate is not in session.

C. Nomination of a Vice-President

  1. No later than the first meeting in April of each year, the executive committee shall nominate one of its members, or a former Senator.
  2. A majority vote of all of the members of the expanded executive committee shall be required to nominate a candidate for Vice-President
  3. At the second Senate meeting in April of each year, the Senate shall than by a majority vote of the Senate membership, elect either the nominee proposed by the Expanded Executive Committee or any current or former senator with at least one years’ prior service on the Executive Committee.
  4. For the purpose of this subsection (C) only, all former executive committee members who have served within five years prior to the time the committee convenes to nominate
    1. Vice-President may sit with the current committee to nominate a vice-president using the procedures outlined above. In the event that no former Executive Committee members are able or willing to so serve, the regular (non-expanded) Executive Committee shall proceed with the nomination process.

Approved by Senate 11/01/13 Approved by Senate 01/15/16 Approved by Senate 02/07/20 Approved by Senate 04/02/21

Meeting Time:

2nd and 4th Friday of each month
11:40 am
FM 107

 

Membership ~ 2022 - 2023
(All terms 2 years except President and Vice President)

  • Chris Gaines - President
  • Deanna Herrera- Vice President
  • Erik Kramer- Science
  • Jonothan Pace-Math
  • Michael Dennis - Applied Technology
  • Ruth Rhodes - English
  • Sally Urban - Health & Safety
  • Kristy Carlsen - Humanities
  • Bernadette Johnson- Del Norte
  • Administrative Support Crystal Morse (Ongoing)
  • Angela Stewart- Student Services 

Faculty Development

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The chair appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate;
  2. Three faculty members from Eureka appointed by the committee Chair;
  3. One faculty member from CRDN appointed by the committee Chair; and

B. Duties and Purpose

  1. To oversee the distribution of faculty development funds to support the improvement of instructional skills or subject area expertise of faculty and associate faculty members;
  2. To develop guidelines for funding requests;
  3. To forward funding allocation recommendations to the Senate for approval;
  4. To develop, implement, and coordinate the process for awarding funding; and
  5. To evaluate faculty development activities district wide

FDC Revised October, 2015; Approved by Senate 01/15/16 Approved by Senate 02/07/20

Meeting Time:

Next Meeting December 8th
3:45pm
FM 107

 

Membership ~ 2022-2023

  • Hillary Reed - Faculty Development Chair
  • Christopher Callahan - CR DN
  • Justine Shaw - CR EKA
  • Ryan Emenaker - CR EKA
  • Jon Pedicino - CR EKA 
  • Angela Stewart - EKA - Counseling
  • Administrative Support Rachel Warze (Ongoing)

Faculty Qualifications

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years with staggered terms expiring July 1. The Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The chair appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate;
  2. Four faculty members from at least two divisions appointed by the committee Chair;
  3. One associate faculty appointed by the President; and
  4. The Chief Instruction Officer/Chief Student Services Officer (CIO/CSSO) who shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member.

B. Duties and Purposes;

  1. To review and recommend changes to the Senate on policies related to minimum qualifications or other issues of faculty qualification;
  2. To consider and make recommendations to the Senate on all applications for equivalency, both full and associate; and
  3. To make recommendations on minimum qualification applications referred by the CIO/CSSO.

 

Meeting Time:

2nd & 4th Fridays
9:00am- 10:00am

 

Membership ~ 2022-2023

  • Michelle Haggerty - Faculty Qualifications Chair 2021-2023
  • Anibal Florez - Career & Technical Education (2021-2023)
  • Karen Reiss - Math, Science, Behavioral & Social Sciences (2022-2024) 
  • Will Meriwether - Math, Science, Behavioral & Social Sciences (2022-2024)
  • Vacant - Associate Faculty
  • Gary Sokolow - Arts and Humanities (2022-2024)
  • Jessica Howard - Health & Safety (2021-2021)
  • Kerry Mayer  - Chief Instruction Officer (Ongoing)
  • Administrative Support- (Ongoing)

Multicultural and Diversity

Bylaws

A. Membership: The term of each faculty and associate faculty member, including the chair, shall be two years, with staggered terms expiring July 1. The Committee shall consist of the following members;

  1. The chair appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate;
  2. At least three faculty appointed by the Chair; Faculty members of the MDC will also serve on another committee in order to represent topics, issues, and concerns related to the purview of the MDC. During MDC meetings, they will report on these items to other members, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. The MDC will meet at least once a month, but not more than twice a month in order to facilitate this communication. Such outside committees may include, but are not limited to the following committees: Curriculum Committee, Student Equity Committee, Facilities Planning Committee, Academic Standards and Policy Committee, Program Review Committee, Enrollment Management Committee, Instructional Council, Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC), Technology Planning Committee, Educational Master Plan, Disabled Student Programs and Services Advisory Committee, Behavioral Intervention Team, and other committees whose scope impacts the duties and purposes of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee
  3. At least one associate faculty appointed by the Chair;
  4. The Director of Human Resources or their designee shall serve as a non-voting, exofficio member;
  5. A liaison from Disabled Student Services who shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member;
  6. The Chief Instruction Officer/Chief Student Services Officer (CIO/CSSO) or designee, who shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member;
  7. The Director of the Multicultural and Diversity Center shall serve as a non-voting, ex officio member;
  8. At the option of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee Chair, up to three non-voting, ex-officio advisors may be added to the Committee: one from the community, one from the student body, and one from the classified staff.

B. Duties and Purposes:

  1. To promote a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives to the students and the District;
  2. To support implementation of the Student Equity Plan on behalf of the Academic Senate;
  3. To support implementation of the Work Force Equity in Hiring Plan on behalf of the Academic Senate;
  4. To support multicultural events and diversity training for all faculty, staff, and students;
  5. To promote the retention of students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups; and
  6. To assist in the development of strategies that demonstrate inclusiveness as a District value.
  7. The Chair or designee serves as liaison to the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC) and the Student Equity Plan Committee (SEPC).

 

Meeting Time:

1st & 3rd Fridays
9:00am-10:30am
FM 107
 

Membership ~ 2022 - 2023

  • Deanna Herrera-Interim Chair
  • Jason White- SHAPE
  • Ernest Schull- CE
  • Kelly Carbone- Del Norte
  • Jackson (Steve Jackson) - Math and Sciences
  • - Associate Faculty
  • Alia Dunphy - Human Resources (ex-officio) - As needed
  • - CIO/CSSO Designee (ex-officio) 
  • Kintay Johnson - Director of the Multicultural and Diversity Center (ex-officio)
  • Vacant- Student Services Liaison (ex-officio)
  • Vacant - ASCR Representative

 

  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100
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