Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes

Chair: Michelle May    Vice-Chair: Dr. Jeffery Olson    Recorder: Steven Potter

November 3, 2006

 

  1. Call to Order at 10 am
    Dr. Jeffrey Olson facilitated.
    Invocation provided by Mr. Virtual

 

2.     Attending:

Kari Baker

Sharon Cordova

Mike Fredenberg

Tony Fresquez

Brenda McGlynn

Michell Melvin

Kateri Montileaux

Jeffery Olson

Steven Potter

Ida Red Bear

Jenni Rodin

Georgia Rooks

Jim Taulman

Carol Whalen

Thedna Zimiga

 

3.     Old Business

Motion for approval of October 13, 2006 minutes by Sharon Cordova

Seconded by Kateri Montileaux

Approved unanimously.

 

4.     New Business

Dr. Giraud presented criteria to address the formation of a defensible faculty evaluation process. He prefaced the discussion by proposing that such an evaluation process needs to be in place this year, and that NCA expects a valid peer evaluation process in place within accredited institutions.

Discussions included faculty portfolio development, evaluation methodology.

 

Dr. Giraud proposed instituting a faculty ranking system by title, which would not be aligned with evaluations. The justification was based on years of service, contributions to the institution, and educational level.

 

Michell Melvin raised an issue regarding leave policy and its application in cases where faculty members are taking classes to improve their credentials. Specifically, the concern was the timely approval of leave. It was recommended that the policies and procedures should be check to see if the issue is addressed.

 

5.     Adjournment

Committee adjourned at 10:35 am

Mike Fredenberg. motioned,

Carol Whalen. seconded.

Approved unanimous

 

 

 

 

6.     Subcommitte Assignments

 

Curriculum Subcommittee

Tony Fresquez

Carol Whalen

Sharon Cordova

Julie Johnson

 

Distance Learning Subcommittee

Kateri Montileaux

Jenni Rodin

Kari Baker

Steven Potter

 

Core Requirements Subcommittee

Georgia Rooks

Thedna Zimiga

Jamie Lee

 

Academic Issues Subcommittee

Patrick Lee

Brenda McGlynn

Craig Howe

Jeffrey Olson