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  ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, January
31, 2012

SEVEN HILLS
CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 -
2:10 p.m.

The Open Floor Period
provides an informal opportunity for faculty members to raise questions or make
comments directed to Senate officers or to university administrators.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

 

 

Alvarenga, Gabriela

Gutierrez III,
Andrew

Sigmon, Mark

Anderson, David

Hanley, Lawrence

Steier, Saul

Azadpuar, Mohammad

Hayes, Nancy

Stowers, Genie

Barranco, Joseph

Hellman, David

Strong, Rob

Bartscher, Patricia

Henderson,
Barbara

Taylor, Don 

Beatty, Brian

Holzman, Barbara

Trautman, Ray

Bolter, Nicole

Hood, Pamela

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Boyle, Andrea

Hyun, Helen

Vaughn, Pamela

Chernoff, Maxine

Lau, Jenny

Wanek, Linda

Chen, Lily

Li, Wen-Chao

Wang, Lihua

Cholette, Susan

Linder, Martin

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Cleary, John

Lopez, Eurania

 

Collins, Robert

McCracken,
Bridget

 

Corrigan, Robert

Privé, Alice

 

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Rosser, Sue V

 

Ferreira, Jason

Rourke, David

 

Gamboa, Yolanda

Rothman, Barry

 

Getz, Trevor

Salama, Mohammad

 

Girouard, Shirley

Sherwin, Paul

 

Absences: Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc);
Drennan, Marie (abs); Ginwala,
Cyrus (exc); Ozluk, Ozgur (leave Spring 2012); Vredenburg, Vance (leave Spring 2012); Wagner,
Venise  (leave
Spring 2012)

Guests:  Derek Aitken, Sacha
Bunge, Gene Chelberg, Ned Fielden,
David Franz, Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Ken Monteiro, Anita Silvers,  Rob Williams

With a quorum being present, the meeting
was called to order.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
were made.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for December 6, 2011

The Minutes were Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for January 31, 2012

The Agenda was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

The Academic Senate heard a
Chair’s Report from Chair Vaughn encouraging all to dedicate themselves
to the semester ahead and remember our common purpose and common resolve to
ensure the strength of our university.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Vice President of Administration
& Finance Nancy Hayes:  Budget
Update

The Academic Senate heard a
comprehensive report from Vice President of Administration & Finance, Nancy
Hayes. The following concerns and questions were raised:

 

1.     How
will unfunded mandates impact the financial situation?

2.     Are
proposals being placed on the table that will encourage the sharing of
resources across campuses within the system?

3.     How
might the Governor’s ballot measure trigger impact our campus if it fails?

4.     Is
there a way that our campus can get out of Connexus?

5.     What
does the budget forecast mean for us this semester?

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Report from Statewide Senators: Andrea Boyle;
Martin Linder; Darlene Yee-Melichar

The Academic Senate heard a
comprehensive report from Statewide Academic Senators Andrea Boyle, Martin
Linder, and Darlene Yee-Melichar. The following
concerns and questions were raised:

 

1. What is the Statewide
Academic Senate opposing in relationship to the capping of president salaries? To
what extent does this relate to the bill related to Ethnic Studies?

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Executive Committee:
Proposal to Rescind Policy #S11-96, Liberal Studies Council, Consent Item

Senator McCracken moved and
explained the rationale behind the Item. The Item was discussed. Vice Chair
Getz motioned to move the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The
motion carried. The vote was called Approve the Item. The motion carried.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Executive Committee:
Proposal to Rescind Policy #S03-225, University Historical Archives, Consent Item

Senator Holzman
moved and explained the rationale behind the Item. The Item was discussed. The motion was adopted by General Consent. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Student Affairs
Committee—Proposed Policy on Student and Applicant Complaints Against San
Francisco State University and/or Its Employees, 1st Reading

Senator Rourke
moved and explained revisions to the Item. The Item was discussed. Senator Steier motioned to move the Item to Second Reading. The
motion carried. The vote was called to Approve the
Item. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Discussion with CSU Faculty Trustee Bernadette Cheyne—No Later Than 3:30p.m.

The Academic Senate welcomed
and had a discussion with CSU Faculty Trustee Bernadette Cheyne.
The following concerns and questions were raised:

 

1.     What
is the biggest issue facing the Board of Trustees?

2.     How
might avenues of communications be improved between faculty and the Board of
Trustees?

3.     How
might avenues of communications be improved with legislators?

4.     Does
the Board of Trustees have an understanding of the decline in faculty and staff
moral that is occurring on campuses system wide?

5.     How
is the Board of Trustees thinking about the relationships between SB 1440 and
the CSU, Community Colleges, and UC?

6.     How
might the Board of Trustees react to a minimized university faculty teaching on
the CSU campuses?

 

AGENDA ITEM #10—Adjournment—no later than 4:00p.m. 

The Academic Senate
adjourned at  4:00p.m.

 

Welcome reception for Faculty Trustee Cheyne directly follows Senate meeting