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The next Academic Senate Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, March 24th, 2015.


Community Time (with snacks) begins at 2pm.

NEW LOCATION for SPRING 2015:: 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. Therefore:

If you have items for consideration at our April 14th meeting, you will need to send me those items by April 2nd at 10am.

Agenda Overview and Links to Materials

All materials for the March 24th meeting can be accessed through the following link:

In addition to our regular reports, during the Senate Chair report a brief presentation will be made updating senate on the progress and projected timeline for the Senate Structure Task Force.

There are two "Continuing Business" items--one, the Arts Management Minor from Curriculum and a Policy on Assigned Time for Student Service from Senate Executive. The later is a policy that is a result from our recent Collective Bargaining Agreement that gives CI 9WTU a year through the 2016-17 Academic Year for exceptional service to students. The policy details the CBA elements as well as projected award timelines and criteria. All faculty are eligible for this award.

We have a full agenda of New Business items. Senate Exec is putting forth a resolution in support of ASCSU's call for a comprehensive policy on Academic Freedom. The resolution and the referenced policy can be found at the link above. From Curriculum and Academic Planning is the Biology Pest Control Adviser Certification Program, and the Policy for On-Line Teaching and Learning is also presented as a first reading item.

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. This seems to have worked well and been well received by those in attendance.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Light it up Blue - World Autism Awareness Day
Thursday, April 2nd 2015 from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at Broome Plaza
Our leading performer is Rex and Friends.
They are a music group that provides music therapy and education for individuals who are blind or autistic

Sorami- a Sky viewing picnic
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the South Quad
This event is open to the community and was organized by the JapanAnimation Club and Intercultural Services.
We have a main stage full of student performances:
11-11:30- Diverse Lands Dance
11:30-12- PCN performance
12 -1 – CI Ensemble
1-2 JapanAnimation Cos Play Contest

There will be treats and goodies for all!
We hope that you can make it.

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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