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TUESDAY, April 19, 2016.

Academic Senate Meeting


Community Time (with snacks) begins at 2pm

A Special Presentation beginning at 2:15 from Caroline Doll, to discuss and receive feedback on

the CI Park Visioning Plan DRAFT

The link to the draft plan is found here:

LOCATION for Spring 2016:: 1908 Smith in the MVS Decision Making Center

Agenda Overview and Links to Materials

All materials for the April 19th meeting can be accessed through the following link:

President Rush will be speaking at the beginning of our meeting. This will most likely be his final address to the Academic Senate as he is out of town for our final meeting.

A note from the Chair: We have a HUGE agenda this week as we reach the end of our time for conducting senate business. The goal, I would hope, is to be thoughtful about the work we do rather than trying to pass everything through just to get it off of our plate. That said, there is always a possibility for an additional meeting should the need arise.

There are five ''Continuing Business'" items on our agenda as second reading items:

a. SP 15-08 Policy on Double Counting (Curriculum)

b. SR 15-03 Resolution on Affordable Learning Initiative (Exec)

c. SP 15-09 Policy on Second Baccalaureate Degree (SAPP)--revised from first reading

d. SP 15-10 Policy on Reinstatement (SAPP)--revised from first reading

e. Policy on Evaluation of Temporary Counselor Faculty (FAC)

There are nine 'New Business' items on our agenda as a first reading items:

a. Resolution in Support of the Academic Senate Chair as a Member of the President’s Cabinet (Exec)
b. Policy on Perpetual Academic Calendar with Fall Break (Exec)
c. Resolution on E-portfolios (FAC)
d. RTP Policy Revision (FAC)
e. Mechatronics major (Curriculum)
f. Astronomy minor (Curriculum)
g. Art history minor (Curriculum)
h. English-Creative writing minor (Curriculum)
i. Healthcare interpretation certificate (Curriculum)

Additionally, you will find two items on the Consent Calendar from the President's Policy and Planning Council related to Research and Sponsored Programs at the university level. Senate Executive concluded these items were worthy of coming to senate to make faculty aware, however, should be presented as items for the Consent Calendar. If the agenda is approved leaving these as consent items these items will automatically become senate policy without discussion. If a senator wishes to discuss one or both, a motion must be made to remove from the consent calendar to first reading. Dr. Jason Miller provides a summary of both policies here:

Before Senate are two policies that describe the sponsored projects operation at CI. The following high-level summaries will put the two documents into context.

Policy on Sponsored Projects Administration
* New policy created in response to a recent audit. Is required by Executive Order 890.
* Is largely descriptive in nature. Describes the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in sponsored projects activities.
* Pairs with the Policy on Principle Investigators.
* Includes an exhibit that summarizes the submission and approval of proposals.

Policy on Pre-Approval of Institutional Grants Proposal
* Updates AA.01.004 in a way that preserves its intent and describes current practice.
* Adds examples of types of commitments that merit documentation prior to proposal review.
* Updates the flow diagram for the approval process.

I will be at Senate to address any comments or questions Senators have about the policies should these be moved from the Consent Calendar.

Upcoming Events

COMING TO CI THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 15, from 12:00 pm – 6 pm: The 2016 INSIGHT Conference: Inspire Solutions. Enact Change.

REGISTER TODAY for FREE at! (Walk-up day of registrations will also be accepted for so long as space permits.)

All faculty and their students are welcome at INSIGHT, a student-community advocacy conference that will provide an afternoon of workshops and discussions rooted in social justice.
Our opening speaker is Kevin Powell, the nationally acclaimed commentator, activist, poet, and author (, who will be delivering the keynote, "Looking for Martin: Dr. King, Community, Civil Rights, Social Media & the New Activism.” Workshops will be led by guest community leaders from organizations including ACLU Ventura County, Common Cause of California, Dreamers without Borders, The Trevor Project, Forever Found and CAUSE as well as other local groups. These partners will discuss strategies for becoming involved in community issues and organizing to support the causes CI students identify as being those that they care the most about.

Lunch, dinner and a t-shirt will be provided to all participants.

For additional information contact

Teaching and Learning Innovations

TechFree Tuesday is held in the FIT studio on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Tech Free Tuesday is a chance to join colleagues in talking about the issues that are important to us around teaching & learning.

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second round of our Humanizing Online Learning course. If you are interested in learning more about online learning and learning how to increase instructor and student presence in the online environment, this course is for you. It is a a fully online course that runs over a two week period, April 20-May 3. Follow this link to learn more and register.

From the Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness

IRPE is hosting a “Data & Donuts” this spring that will focus on the Commencement Survey (date/time below), and includes student self-reported employment and other outcomes data. We are still searching for an alternate date for the BCSSE/NSSE data report.

Please share the invitation with your teams and colleagues. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!--Michael Bourgeois

Date : Friday 4/22
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: University Hall 1650 (the former Training Room)
Topic: Graduating Senior Survey Results & Discussion


Teaching and Learning Innovations

Are you interested in learning how to improve the use of online materials or educational technologies in your teaching? Do you want to take advantage of the best of face-2-face and online learning and find new ways to engage your students? If so, join us for Cohort 7
of the Blended Learning Preparation Program this summer. Jaime Hannans, faculty in Nursing and blended learning expert will facilitate this cohort along with the Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Please follow this link ( additional details, or contact Jill Leafstedt ( with questions.

Missed an announcement from Division of Academic Affairs? Check out the new Faculty Opportunities Blog This blog is a collection of email announcements sent from that relate to faculty development and enrichment. We started collecting these emails and posting them in one place to help you find the emails you want, when you want them. If you lose this link, you can find the blog on the Teaching & Learning Innovations blog/toolkit under the Events calendar or the CI Faculty Development webpage.

From the Senior Research Officer

Lots of things happening this semester. Here's a list of a select few.

1. Staff from Research and Sponsored Programs continue offering workshops for faculty in the craft of grant writing. Watch the RSP web page for announcements, and RSVP for those of interest to you!

2. This semester, there will be a couple IdeaFests that will bring CI faculty and Navy employees together to talk about common interests. The first two IdeaFest themes will be "(Big) Data and Modeling" and "Unmanned Aerial Systems". If either of these topics interest you, let me know and I'll make sure you see the announcements.

3. The SAGE Student Research Conference is on Saturday, 14 May. The format will be similar to previous years, but the conference has grown so much that it's moving out of the library. Stay tuned for details, and watch for the call for abstract submissions.

4. Last semester, I met sat down with many faculty members to take a deep dive into learning about their research interests. If I missed you and you want to sit down with me, send me an email and we'll get together!

This is only a short list of things happening this semester in the grants-corner of the University. Watch the RSP web page and campus emails for other opportunities. Contact me if you have any questions or ideas for other ways we can. --Jason (

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