Division Meeting Agenda - 2013-11

Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Meeting
Thursday, 14 November 2013
1:30-2:30 p.m., BGS 347

Agenda

1.  Guest – Anthony Maciel, Director, Technology Services and Broadcast Systems

2.  Approval of Minutes – Thursday, 10 October 2013

3.  Tenure Track  Faculty Hiring - 3 positions confirmed

4.  SBS Division Office and Workroom  - remodel, 6-10 January 2014

5.  Campus Safety – students and faculty can request an escort to their vehicle, particularly evening classes.

6.  Instructional Policies – Faculty Handbook, 2012-2013

APC and Late Add Permit (yellow card) - no adds after Census Date.

          Attendance – new Veterans policy – faculty need to record attendance

Final Exams – BP 6160, Final Examinations – are required for all credit

                      courses and must be given “on the scheduled date and time.”

Incomplete grade  – only issued for unforeseeable and justifiable reasons at

                      the end of the semester – follow College procedure

Auditing - is not permitted in any course.  Students must be officially

                 registered for either a letter grade or on a Credit/No-Credit basis

                 to attend class.

7. Teaching Schedules

Summer 2014 –   Teaching request forms due – Thurs., 7 November

                           Mon., 2 June - 8 weeks; Mon.,16 June – 6 weeks

          AY 2014-2015  -  Teaching request form  issued – Thurs., 21 November

        Completed form due -  Fri., 13 December

8.  Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)  in BGS 249 – Faculty Resource

                        Website;  Faculty Mentor Program (2 hours per semester)

     Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) – small interdisciplinary faculty groups,

                         six new FLCs for 2013-2013, contact Claire Cesareo

                  

9.  College Committee Reports

Part-time Faculty Taskforce – SBS has two members

                   Christina Hinkle (PS) and Nicole Major (SOC)

 New Waitlist to replace current system by summer 2014 - update

         

10.  Updates

          Book orders for Spring 2014 semester – past due (15 Oct.)

          Lot 5 – No parking from 12 November for next two years

  January 2014 - parking available (between HS and BGS buildings)

11.  Events

          Saddleback College’s Open House  – Wed., 11 Dec., 3-5:00 p.m., SSC 212

          SBS Division Holiday Party – Thurs., 12 Dec., 12 noon - 7:00 p.m. BGS 314

                                                        

12.  Any other business

Next meeting – SBS Division Holiday Pot-Luck - Thursday, 12 December, 12 – 2:00 p.m. &  5 -7:00 p.m.,  Division Office , BGS 314