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The next Academic Senate Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, February 3rd, 2015.


Community Time (with snacks) begins at 2pm.

NEW LOCATION:: 1908 Smith in the MVS Decision Making Center

Academic Senate Reminders

Agenda Items

If you have items for the Senate Agenda, please send them to me ( two Thursdays (12 days typically) prior to Senate. This is the day that I send Senate Executive the materials for senate consideration. Exec meets on the Tuesday preceding our senate meeting to set the Senate Agenda. For example:

If you have items for consideration at our February 24th meeting, you will need to send me those items by February 12th at noon.

Quorum-Opting Out

If you cannot attend Academic Senate during Spring 2015 semester, please consider "opting out" so our quorum number can be reduced and we can start our meetings on time. However, if you have a regular teaching conflict which will mean arriving late but you still plan on attending Senate, opting out is not necessary or recommended. By opting out you do give up your vote for the semester.

Agenda Overview and Links to Materials

All materials for the February 3rd meeting can be accessed through the following link:

In addition to our regular reports, we have two guest reports at our first meeting of the semester. Our first time certain report is from Debbi Gravelle, Assistant to the Dean of Students and Bill Kupfer, Director of Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management, who will be updating us on the measles situation at CI. Additionally, later in our meeting, John Gormley, Director of Planning, Design, and Construction,

will give a report on where we’re at with Sierra Hall, Student Housing Phase 3/Dining Commons Expansion, future phases of student housing, the exterior way-finding master planning effort, and a brief update on CI's Physical Master Plan that was recently presented to the Board of Trustees.

We have three items in "Continuing Business" including two minors (SP 14-07 Visual Media Communication & SP 14-08 Security Systems Engineering) and SP14-09 an updated Policy on Disqualification from Student Academic Policies and Procedures. These are all items we will be voting on as second readings.

There is one "New Business" item--Global Premodern Studies (GPS) Minor from the Curriculum Committee.

Please note that "Intent to Raise Questions" has moved down the agenda to after "New Business" as an attempt to prioritize our business and informational items.

Announcements and Events

Special Committee for Online Learning Brown Bag

Thursday, February 12th


Smith 1908 (MVS Decision Making Center)

The penultimate draft of the Online Policy Document will be shared for final comment before proceeding to Senate Executive for Senate consideration. The draft will be sent out prior to the meeting for those who are not able to attend. All comments must be sent by noon on February 12th to receive consideration, however, attendance at the meeting is encouraged.

Parti Pour Les Professeurs
Tuesday, February 24th
F Courtyard of Santa Cruz Village in Student Housing
Free Lunch for the 1st 100 Participants

Come, eat a Parisian and Valentine’s inspired lunch, mingle with our CI residential students and get the chance to check out our residential facilities and talk with us about ways that Academic Affairs and Housing and Residential Education can work together, through integrative approaches, to assist students in co-curricular learning and development.

Discover CI (Campus Preview Day)- Request for Assistance

Saturday, April 11, 2015

9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Discover CI is a recruitment yield event designed to get fall 2015 freshmen and transfer undergraduate applicants to commit to attending CSU Channel Islands. Admissions & Recruitment is soliciting the faculty’s help in providing workshops regarding their academic program as well as staff a table for the Marketplace. Effie Karacali, Chanda Spence-Cunningham, and Nicole Doan, were sent information on how to RSVP. For more information about Discover CI, please email Steven Cosgrove ( or Lori Macdonald (

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