Faculty Senate to address board Tuesday

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By Faith Duarte

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Representatives of Faculty Senate will make a public statement concerning the standardization of textbook usage during the citizens-to-be-heard portion of the Alamo College board of trustees regular meeting Tuesday at Killen Center.

According to senate minutes, the district has proposed guidelines to standardize textbook usage beginning in the fall with one textbook selection per course.

“Being silent about issues, it’s almost like we go almost into obscurity of nonbeing, so to speak,” English Professor Alex Bernal said during the meeting. “We still need to make a statement politely — not confrontational — educational type of statement voicing our opposition to the one textbook policy.”

Linda Lowman, early childhood studies professor, said the senate needs to move quickly.

“The Chancellor is moving quickly … and we can’t move slowly,” she said.

Sign-up for citizens-to-be-heard is 30 minutes prior to the meeting.

For more information on Faculty Senate, call business Professor Larry Rosinbaum at 210-486-0199.

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