Faculty Association Meeting – October 2017
October 31, 2017
Call to order
Tom Sparhawk called to order the regular meeting of the
Faculty Association at 1 pm on October 31, 2017
at Amherst Hall, Room 2203
The minutes from the previous meeting were available to all
members present. The following persons
were present: Lorenz Chan, Donna Hobbs, Cynthia Lofaso, Juville Dario Becker,
Shannon McDermott, Patti Saffioti, Alison Moore, Lorna Nelson, Dennis Phillips,
Jessy Hogan, Marc Zoccola, Ernie Wade, William Sandidge, Rick Tyler, John McCullough,
David McGee, Gary Randolph, Tim Wilhelm, Ashley Pearson, 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 with
the corrections of the spelling of names.
The question on what the CVCC faculty
association needs to do in case of a faculty’s expression of personal opinions
in the media. The discussion ended with
the consensus that the association should not ‘police’ these expressions. No resolutions were entertained on this
Classified Staff get together at the O’Charley’s
on Friday, Oct 27, went well. 26 people
showed up. Next event may be on Dec 1 or 8.
The place will be determined later.
Sarah talked about the job fair on Nov 15 from
11 am to 2 pm. She asked the faculty to ask the students to attend. Lorna suggested extra credit and wanted to
get the list of students who attend.
Dr. Mickles talked about the Faculty Advising
Program. It is starting with the CTE
program, and then it will be extended to other programs. Faculty members may volunteer to serve in the
Task Force for the Faculty Advising. Dr.
Mickles will send email regarding this. Dr. Mickles said that the faculty makes
a difference, not the staff or administration. Ernie asked about the
articulation agreement with the other colleges/universities. Dr. Mickles said that the undecided majors
will be advised by the counselors. There
will be a web-tool available to all faculty.
Lorna, Ernie, Cynthia, and Rick volunteered for the task force. Tom said that we can go to the EAB.com to
learn more about advising. Tom asked to
go to the website EAB.com to sign up. It
will tell what classes the students have taken and what they need to take.
Logan asked whether there is a committee for the
Summer Schedule. Muriel answered that it
is the responsibility of the Calendar committee.
Rick reported on the fine arts committee. Rick talked about the architect for
renovation, and the options or possibilities during the construction, and the
ideas for the classroom ideas in the long term plans for the college.
Tom talked about the daycare center.
David said that the Cultural and Diversity
committee has planned a trip to Greensboro, NC to visit the Civil Rights
Museum, and the North Carolina museum of arts, on November 18. He mentioned that the first ‘sit in’ took
place in Greensboro, NC, in February 1960.
The trip will start at 7 am and will end at 5 pm. April did the announcement for the renaissance
theatre performance of Christmas Carol, on Dec 8.
expressed the appreciation for the summary of all the minutes of the committee
meetings emailed to them.
Tom said that
the Brown Bag lunch would continue. The
topic for the next meeting will be ‘team building’.
the change in the Spring Convocation schedule and the Convocation and the
Spring Semester will start on January 3rd of 2018.
Tom Sparhawk adjourned the meeting at 1:55 pm.
Minutes submitted by:
Minutes approved by: Tom