By | October 24, 2019

The Senate Standard – Issue 9

Dear Colleagues,

Please take a moment to review this week’s Senate Standard, and then have a wonderful week at ACC!

Senate Meetings / Minutes / Agendas

10/11/19 Senate Meeting – minutes from our most recent meeting are currently being reviewed by senators and will be posted later this week.

SECOND CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS – 11/8/19 Senate Meeting – noon to 2pm HLC 2101 – The agenda for our next Senate meeting is in development. If you have items, please submit them to mpatters@austincc.edu or your campus senator now.

Current Action Items (These are reminders for things I’ve already sent out):

Review and comment on campus master planning [DUE – November 1, 2019] – At our most recent Senate meeting, Mike Midgley shared some details about the campus master planning process. He would like faculty to review the grid he is working on to outline which courses / degree plans will be housed at each campus. Examine the grid, and then send your comments / concerns to midgley@austincc.edu

FROM ASAC (Academic and Student Affairs Council) – DUE – Sunday, October 27, 2019

MANY new policy changes were discussed and approved at the 10/4 meeting. This means that the items are now open for COMMENT. If you are concerned about any of the issues below, please comment before the deadline. More details can be found on the ASAC page. Scroll down and open the “items under review” menu, then click on “submit comment” to add your comments. You can also share concerns with your senate representatives on the ASAC.

  • 2020 – 2021 Academic Calendar
  • Administrative Rule 4.02.006 Copyright Ownership
  • Proposed Administrative Rule on D Grade – The college plans to stop accepting D grades for credit.
  • Proposed Testing Center Usage Criteria (summary) – The college plans to strictly limit the use of testing centers. If you use testing centers in your teaching PLEASE review this and comment!
  • Proposed AR Guideline on Non-Grade Related Student Complaints
  • FINAL REMINDER

Newsworthy

Welcome Cassandra Olivo! After several years of working with administration to increase the support for employee associations, today we welcomed our new Administrative Assistant, Cassandra Olivo to ACC. Cassandra will be supporting the presidents of the four employee associations: Adjunct Faculty Association, Classified Employee Association, Full Time Faculty Senate, and the Association of Professional and Technical Employees.

New Email Address for Faculty Senate Officers – To ensure continuity from one senate year to the next, we’ve now created an email address to be shared by all officers of the senate. If you wish to email your Faculty Senate Officers all at once, please email facultysenateofficers@austincc.edu.

Faculty Input Opportunity – Website and Faculty & Staff Portal (Friday, October 25, 10am – Noon, HLC 1.2104) What online information and services matter most to you? How would you like them to be organized? Provide input on the organization and availability of online resources during this card sort activity with ACC’s web manager, Edward Terry. Card sorting is used to help design or evaluate the architecture of a site. In a card sorting session, participants organize topics into categories that make sense to them and they may also help label these groups. This exercise for Faculty and Staff-related content will have a direct impact on how ACC organizes and uses our website (public facing page) and online resources (MyACC: Faculty & Staff portal). Register for Professional Development Credit. – SECOND OPPORTUNITY

That is all for today. I’ll be in touch soon with more.

Best,

++missi patterson