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AR NumberProposerSubmittal DateAR Proposal/Recommendation Brief DescriptionProgressed to Faculty Senate for Review? Action TakenResultsDate ResolvedOther Notes
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1819 001Calvin Tan9/8/2017Peter Quigley from the Office of the VP for CC (UHCC) unilaterally changed program titles for all "Associate in Science - Accounting" programs from various community college campuses to " Associate in Science - Accounting Technician" without seeking input from Accounting faculty and without going through proper procedures for curriculum change on each campus. (See memo emailed to Faculty Senate Chair) Also, the timing of this memo is questionable because it was completed during summer, when most of the faculty were away. This memo was sent during the first week of September to each campus’ Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, CTE Deans, Registrar, and Financial Aids Office. Once again, it was not sent to any faculty members affected. We are fortunate that Vice Chancellor Kazama and Dean Richards shared this email and memo with us (BLT Chair and Accounting Faculty at KapCC). We are not happy about UHCC’s tactics and secrecy. Since then, we have notified our colleagues at other campuses about this memo and surprisingly, they were not notified of it as well. Their responses are more or less the same as ours. Faculty are responsible for curriculum changes per the current UHPA contract (Article IV, Faculty Professional Responsibilities and Workload). The Accounting faculty from KapCC are requesting Faculty Senate to step in to block this change.AR originally rescinded by Calvin Tan via email on 9/11/2017. AR was reinstated and Calvin presented issue to FS on 10/2/2017.10/2/2017-Calvin Tan presented this issue to the FS. Exec. FS to draft a resolution. Draft will be sent to Senators to share and obtain feedback from departments.Resolved at the ACCFSC and CCFSC levels. Program Faculty will be able to assign their own titles.
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1819002ISER Writing Team9/18/2017 15:17:50KapCC’s institutional self-evaluation report (ISER) team requests Faculty Senate (FS) assistance in developing a process to insure the College meets the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accreditation standard II.A.3 that student learning outcomes (SLOs) be listed in each course syllabus.

“ACCJC Accreditation Standard II.A.3. – The institution identifies and regularly assesses learning outcomes for courses, programs, certificates and degrees using established institutional procedures. The institution has officially approved and current course outlines that include student learning outcomes. In every class section students receive a course syllabus that includes learning outcomes from the institution’s officially approved course outline.”
YesFS approved a motion to task the Professional Rights Committee to obtain feedback on departmental processes and procedures relating to 1) putting SLOs on course syllabi and 2) archiving this information.
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1819003Sheldon Tawata10/23/2017 12:31:43Sheldon is requesting a complete list of counselors (Student Affairs and Academic Services) who received Assign Time and/or Overload Pay in the past 5 years including this current year. He has learned there are counselors who have been receiving Assign Time and/or Overload Pay while others in similar situation who have been denied. It is a question of equity, fairness, and transparency. YesProfessional Rights Committee will discuss this issue during their 12/8/2017 meeting. Committee to provide an update following this meeting. They will draft a letter to the Chancellor for the FS Exec Committee to review, approve and send (including AR#1415016 and #1617026 information).
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1819004David Uedoi10/23/2017 15:24:21Please refer to the following attachments (sent to FS Chair and Vice-Chair): Action-Requested: Course Student Learning Outcome Assessment Cycle Proposal (2017). Additional Documents: K5.201 Curriculum Review Guidelines and Timeline (2015), Course Learning Assessment Plan 2015), Course Learning Assessment Plan (2010). Recommendation: Faculty senate adopt a program sync and curriculum sync method of course assessment planning and reporting. All courses should have current assessment plans. At this time, approximately 7% of courses have assessment plans in Taskstream. While this number is not expected to be 100%, it is highly likely that more than 7% of courses at the College should be conducting assessment in the next 5 years. This matter also addresses ACCJC Accreditation Standard I: “The institution provides the means for students to learn and achieve their goals, assesses how well learning is occurring, and strives to improve learning and achievement through ongoing, systematic, and integrated evaluation and planning”. The SLO Assessment Committee voted and approved to submit this action request.YesFS Chair, Candy Branson, to write and send reminder memo to department chairs. Susan Pope also suggested that as a part of the curriculum review process, KSCM may be able to send an email that informs faculty that assessment plans are due when their program/course is approved.
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1819005Carol Hoshiko11/28/2017 10:11:24KapCC's Continuing Education and Training offers short, medium, and long-term courses. With more medium-to-long term certification courses being offered, Continuing Education students invest more time and effort to achieve their student learning outcomes. On the other hand, there are more incidences of student/faculty disagreements over student performance, evaluation, completion, conduct, etc. As such, the OCET Council, Dean of OCET, and Chancellor feel it is important that a Continuing Education have a Grievance Procedure and Committee to deal with complaints. Because CE is different from academics, a grievance procedure and committee structure was written using the current academic grievance procedure and committee as a best practice model. The proposed recommendation is for Faculty Senate to review the Continuing Education and Training Grievance Procedure and Committee document and to endorse it.YesFS approved a motion to task the Faculty Student Relations Commitee to review the document and make a recommendation to the FS.
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1819006Tim Kwock1/12/2018 11:01:41Faculty Senators seriously consider and adopt a resolution to include lecturers as permanent participants in the KCC Faculty Senate Committee. Recommend inclusion of select individuals in the lecturer pool to serve on the Faculty Senate as full voting permanent positions of this governing body.YesCandy referenced Article III., Section 1. Membership of the Senate in the FS Constitution.  Senators recommend that lecturers identify themselves to their departmental FS representative. Also, Senators should improve their communication with lecturers (keeping them in the loop and soliciting feedback where necessary). Reference 2/5/2018 FS meeting minutes.2/5/2018
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1819007Steve Harris1/24/2018 10:19:55I would like to propose editing #11 of the Language Back Credit policy on pp. 55-56 of the 2017-18 catalog:

11. Petition Forms: Back credits will not be awarded automatically, and those interested in obtaining back credits must initiate the process. Forms are available through language course instructors or Languages, Linguistics and Literature department offices in Kalia 101.

For instances specifically where the student has successfully completed an HSL 102 or higher course I am proposing that the LLL Department Chair does not need to take action. Rather the graduation team can award back language credits per the passing grade showing in STAR.

To clarify, this would not change the policy for students who have taken a 290 class. Recommendation: Adjusting the Language Back Credit policy in instances where a student successfully completes HSL 102 or higher to allow the KISC graduation team to award back credits without involving the LLL Department Chair.
YesFS moved to amend the catalog information to allow back credits for students who have successfully completed HSL102 or higher. Reference 3/5/2018 FS meeting minutes.
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1819008Jeff Zuckernick1/22/2018 17:16:03Department Chair duties and responsibilities vary greatly from department to department. UHCCP 9.237 (Page 7, 8, and 9) provides a guide to determine minimum teaching workloads for Department Chair. It appears teaching requirements and workload are being established in a matter that is consider subjective, without consideration for actual duties performed, and without department chair consideration. The request is for administration to order an audit to evaluate the complexity of each department chairs’ responsibilities in order to fairly determine TE’s of release time. YesSenators were reminded that TE’s are not an FS issue. Any workload concerns should be submitted to UHPA. Reference 3/5/2018 FS meeting minutes.  Jeff to be advised.
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1819009Sheldon Tawata3/12/2018 8:01:53Seeking to amend the institution’s policy regarding the use career technical education courses as they apply to the Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts degree and include those earned credits as valid for the degree.

If the CTE course has a designation, it could be used as a diversification, but most CTE courses would fall into the elective category for the Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts degree. In most situations, this category consists of 6 courses or 18 total credits of the required 60 minimum required credits for the degree. Recommendation: Seeking to amend the institution’s policy regarding the use career technical education courses as they apply to the Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts degree and include those earned credits as valid for the degree.

If the CTE course has a designation, it could be used as a diversification, but most CTE courses would fall into the elective category for the Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts degree. In most situations, this category consists of 6 courses or 18 total credits of the required 60 minimum required credits for the degree.
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1819010Sheldon Tawata3/12/2018 8:06:51Seeking to change the institution’s policy regarding the use upper division credits (300+ coursework) completed at one of our four-year partner institution under a dual enrollment program, to count towards graduation requirements for the Certificate of Achievement, Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees.

Students requesting the use of upper division credits from partner schools would need to be accepted into established dual enrollment programs. The 300+ level courses would need to fulfill either electives or diversification requirements. Specific replacement of degree requirements would still need to be approved by a Graduation Exception Request Form (GERF), unless specifically articulated in the Transfer Database.

Former KapCC students (meeting KapCC graduation residency requirements) who have transferred to a UH four-year campus would be allowed to use upper division courses to graduate through back transfer procedures.
Recommendation: Seeking to change the institution’s policy regarding the use upper division credits (300+ coursework) completed at one of our four-year partner institution under a dual enrollment program, to count towards graduation requirements for the Certificate of Achievement, Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees.
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