Faculty Association Meeting – Fall 2017
August 16, 2017
Call to order
Tom Sparhawk called to order the regular meeting of the
Faculty Association at 2 pm on August 16, 2017
at Amherst Hall, Room 2123.
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to all
members present. The following persons
were present: Lana Velez, Matthew Latimer (Vice President), Lorenz Chan, Donna
Hobbs, Cynthia Lofaso, Marci Gale, Juville Dario Becker, Shannon McDormott,
Beth Shelton, Alison Moore, Lynn Dillard, David Lightfoot, James Tuite, Jewel
Newman, Jessy Hogan, Susan Anderson, Tim Wilhelm, Jim Bell, Corrine Hoisington,
Ernie Wade, Nick Tyler, Tim Rhoads, David McGee, and Xavier Retnam
Approval of minutes from last meeting
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to all members
present. The motion to approve the minutes passed.
There were no concerns about putting together a
Supervisor/Administrator evaluation at CVCC
Lewis Bryant asked the faculty give feedback on
ideas for renovations in Amherst and Campbell Halls. There was a call to create a subcommittee for
this purpose, and the subcommittee members are, Matthew Latimer, Ernie Wade,
Jim Tuite, Lawrence Chan, and David Lightfoot. Matthew Latimer will call the
meeting together of the subcommittee.
There was call for voluntary memberships in the
following committees: Employee
Recognition Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Public
President announced that a survey on the Brown
Bag lunch series will be sent out about the meeting topics and the meeting
There was a discussion on learning environment
awards/faculty recognition awards (monetary value of $50). A suggestion that
someone such as the Student Ambassador go to the classrooms.
There was a discussion regarding the new Student
Alert form. We currently use the SAILS
and in the next year will use the new forms.
Juville Dario Becker made an announcement on the
12 OER courses available, and a discussion on who can teach the OER courses was
entertained. Completing the Pathways
course will give the faculty $250 in teaching the OER course. Faculty can teach OER courses without
completing the Pathways course, but they will not get any monetary award. Interested faculty needs to contact Gayle to
create a master course.
Shannon brought up the concern about the
conflicting summer schedules. A call for
the membership to the Calendar committee was proposed, and David McGee
volunteered to be in the committee.
Ernie Wade brought up the discussion on making
the attendance and drop rosters made available to the faculty
electronically. Tom said that it depends
on the Deans’ decisions.
There was a discussion regarding the Bookstore
and book orders for the Fall semester.
Concerns were entertained.
Tom Sparhawk announced that the Book Exchange
has added the 2nd location.
Now it is in both the Merritt Hall and Amherst Hall, and it is includes
the exchange other items such as educational supplies as well.
Tom Sparhawk adjourned the meeting at 3 pm.
Minutes submitted by:
Minutes approved by: Tom