SAC 2015-2016 Annual Report

I. Executive Summary for the Academic Year:

  1. The committee is dedicated to creating policies and resolutions that support our students’ success on campus. The main areas of focus with respect to discussions during committee sessions and completed policies and resolutions this year included: establishing a safe and equitable learning environment on campus, encouraging and supporting student graduation rates, and freedom of expression.

II. Committee Information and Review of Activities for the Academic Year:

                  A.  Roster

  • Sana Aaser (student), Sandra Carrillo, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Paulina Fraser (student), Tae Furuse, Sheldon Gen, Lorna Hill, Richard Nizzardini, Belinda Reyes, Kim Schwartz (chair), Rebecca Toporek

                  B. Regular Meeting Schedule and Committee Meetings:

  • Regular scheduled meetings are bi-weekly, Tuesdays, 2:10-5:00pm, Student Services Building 401, typically ending near 4pm, as possible.
  • September 1, 2015
    • Members present: Elizabeth Brown, Sandra Carrillo, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Sheldon Gen, Rick Nizzardini, Kim Schwartz (chair)
    • Members excused: Lorna Hill, Belinda Reyes
  • September 15, 2015
    • Members present: Lorna Hill, Belinda Reyes, Elizabeth Brown, Sandra Carrillo, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Sheldon Gen, Rick Nizzardini, Kim Schwartz (chair)
    • Members absent: Sharlana Turner
  • September 29, 2015
    • Members present: Sandra Carrillo, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg,, Lorna Hill, Belinda Reyes Kim Schwartz (chair)
    • Members excused: Sheldon Gen, Rick Nizzardini
  • October 13, 2015
    • Members present: Belinda Reyes, Sandra Carrillo, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Sheldon Gen, Kim Schwartz (chair)
    • Members absent: Sharlana Turner, Lorna Hill, Rick Nizzardini
    • Guest: Jo Volkert, Senior AVP for Enrollment Management
  • October 27, 2015
    • Members present:  Kim Schwartz (chair), Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo
    • Guests: Gabriela Segovia-McGahan and Rosa Valencia
    • Members absent: Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Sharlana Turner
  • November 10, 2015
    • Members present: Sandra Carrillo, Eugene Chelberg, Paulina Fraser, Pat Davis, Tae Furuse, Sheldon Gen, Lorna Hill, Rick Nizzardini, Belinda Reyes, Kim Schwartz (chair)
    • Members excused: Karla Castillo
  • December 1, 2015
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Gene Chelberg, Tae Furuse
    • Members absent: Rick Nizzardini, Sharlana Turner, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Sandra Carrillo
  • February 2, 2016
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Rebecca Toporek
    • Members absent: Paulina Fraser, Lorna Hill
  • February 16, 2016
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Rebecca Toporek, Paulina Fraser, Sana Aaser
    • Guest: Rogelio Manaois, Associate Registrar/Manager of Veterans Services
  • March 1, 2016
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Rick Nizzardini, Rebecca Toporek
    • Members absent: Paulina Fraser, Sana Aaser
    • Guests: Jennifer Summit, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning and Jo Volkert, Senior AVP for Enrollment Management
  • March 15, 2016
    • Members present: Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg (acting chair), Tae Furuse, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Rebecca Toporek, Sana Aaser
    • Members absent: Kim Schwartz (excused), Paulina Fraser
    • Guests: Linda Nguyen, David Chelliah
  • March 29, 2016
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Sana Aaser
    • Members absent: Belinda Reyes, Rebecca Toporek, Paulina Fraser
    • Guest: Osvaldo del Valle, Asst. Dean of Students & Director, Student Conduct
  • April 12, 2016
    • Members present: Kim Schwartz (chair), Karla Castillo, Eugene Chelberg, Tae Furuse, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Sana Aaser
    • Members absent: Lorna Hill (excused), Rick Nizzardini
  • April 26, 2016
    • Members present:  Kim Schwartz, Lorna Hill, Karla Castillo, Rick Nizzardini, Sandra Carrillo, Sheldon Gen, Belinda Reyes, Rebecca Toporek, Sana Aaser
    • Members absent: Eugene Chelberg (excused), Tae Furuse, Paulina Fraser

                  C. Action Items

  • Completed New Policies
    • Short Term Loan Program Policy (S16-274)
    • Academic Credit for Military Service and Training Policy (S16-031)
  • Completed Revisions to Policies
    • Board of Appeals & Review (S16-121)
  • Policies Rescinded
    • Emergency Loan Program Policy (F73-010)
    • Credit for Military Service and Training Policy (S78-031)
  • Completed Resolutions
    • Anti-Bullying Resolution
  • Resolutions Still In Process
    • Resolution in Support of the Student Success and Graduation Initiative
    • Resolution in Support of Using Preferred Names

III. Committee Recommendations for the upcoming Academic Year:

                  A. Re: Committee Charge:

  • The committee charge remains unchanged. However, it is recommended that the voting rights and membership are revisited annually to ensure that the committee is comfortable with the balance of students, faculty, staff, and administrative membership and voting privileges.

                  B. Re: Committee Membership:

  • See recommendation above in III. A.

                  C.  To the Senate:

  • (no specific recommendations

                  D.  To next year’s Committee:

  • Continue work on a resolution in support of the SSGI and the work they are doing to support students.
  • Investigate ways in which the Academic Senate can support the work that Career Services is doing.
  • Determine the need for a resolution in support of respectful dialogue on campus.

IV. Endorsement by the Committee

  • This annual report has been read and endorsed by the following members of the Student Affairs Committee:
    • Kim Schwartz
    • Sandra Carrillo
    • Rick Nizzardini
    • Sheldon Gen
    • Eugene Chelberg
    • Rebecca Toporek
    • Tae Furuse
    • Lorna Hill
    • Karla Castillo