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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Faculty senate reveals future plans for Cerritos College

The faculty senate goes over the elevator issues. Dr. El Fattal discusses the plans to incorporate a new elevator by next year in the Social Science building.
The faculty senate goes over the elevator issues. Dr. El Fattal discusses the plans to incorporate a new elevator by next year in the Social Science building.

Faculty Senate met on Tuesday, Sept. 8, where it discussed the new sabbatical rubric, a new elevator and the possibility of an app that will benefit faculty and students.

Senate President Michelle Lewellen explained, “Sabbaticals are for faculty to leave for a semester to work on outside creative projects.”

The Sabbatical-Leave Committee must review the sabbatical applications through a rubric.

They rank the applicants and ensure the applications are meeting the criteria.

There was concern that the rubric wasn’t detailed enough for the committee to give a proper evaluation of the applications.

Julie Bathke, instructor and physical therapy assistant, ensured she would take the concerns back to the committee.

The meeting commenced with discussion of the Social Science building’s elevator not working.

Dr. David El Fattal, vice president of business services was brought in to discuss the elevator situation.

He explained that there will be construction on the current elevator to keep it from breaking down.

The repairs of the current elevator would happen early 2016.

El Fattal also announced that there are plans to build a second elevator in the Social Science building next to room SS138.

The elevator would be on the outside, so no classrooms would be affected, and the construction would begin in June and is expected to be completed on October 2016.

The estimated cost of the elevator would be $2 million.

It was announced that Cerritos College may be in the process of connecting students and staff with the use of an app called Orgsync.

The app is way for students to connect with the community, student life and academic affairs.

In addition to the benefits for students, professors will have a portal to find out student majors and be able to message students through the app individually, rather than a class email.

The student would have to make an account to be apart of the process and the overall idea is for students to get information right away.

According to Brittany Lundeen ,Transfer Center Co-director/Counselor, The Mega Fair held Thursday, Sept. 3 hosted 65 universities and it was the largest thanks to the amount of students that participated.

The meeting concluded with the reveal that Cerritos College will decide if they will move from Talonnet to Canvas by the end of fall.

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