Minutes of Learning Lab Department Meeting
June 23, 2009
1:00 in B1-28G
Paul Bonila, Gail Chaskes, Jay Howard, Arlene Kline, Olympia Mitchell,
John Nace, Xiaorong Peng, John Pinto, and Mary Ann Yannuzzi
Since quorum was not present initially, the approval of minutes was postponed.
Vacation requests need to be given to M. Yannuzzi, especially for Summer 2
session, so any necessary staffing changes can be addressed.
Fall Schedules – if you did not get a class list by e-mail, you can get a hard copy
from M. Yannuzzi.
She would like your requests by next week.
the merger with SACC was supposed to occur on July 1, 2009.
However, the budget office needed more lead time.
The staff of SACC will move
to our department.
Arnold DiBlasi will still be in charge of supplies.
expected that we will probably meet as one large department by Fall in-service
In the past, SACC did not typically hold department meetings. Although,
we were initially led to believe that there was sufficient money for student tutors
in SACC, we now learn that it is not the case.
Since the college did not want to
restrict SAAC hours, more money was always found.
M. Yannuzzi raised the
concern with Dean Cooper.
Another issue raised by A. DiBlasi involves security.
With 138 PC’s, the area is somewhat crowded.
In addition, there are personnel
issues, in that some faculty work academic year while others are 12 month
We will also need to deal with issues such as students working on
non-college related sites, such as FACEBOOK.
– Dr. Ted Wong and Nicolina Contardo are the two finalists
whose names were sent up to be interviewed by Dr. Curtis.
It appears that the
Department may be getting two full-time positions in the Science area.
appreciate the prior contributions of Xiaorong Peng and Anna Seixas.
Service Hours –