ACADEMIC SENATE
MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, February 2, 2010

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


ATTENDANCE:

Arnoldy, Tod

Hellenga, Kate

Rehling, Lu

Avani, Nathan

Holzman, Barbara

Rosegard, Erik

Boyle, Andrea

Henderson, Barbara

Rosser, Sue V.

Bugayong, Arlene

Hyun, Helen

Rothman, Barry

Burke, Adam

Jeung, Russell

Shapiro, Jerald

Chou, Fang-yu

Jin, Leigh

Shrivastava, Vinay

Collins, Robert

Landry, Lynette

Stowers, Genie

Corrigan, Robert

LePage, Pamela

Sherwin, Paul

Danner, Don

Li, Wen-Chao “Chris”

Steier, Saul

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Lopez, Eurania

Taylor, Don

Flatt, Sylvia

McCarthy, Chris

Trautman, Ray

Getz, Trevor

McCracken, Bridget

Vaquilar, Julie

Ginwala, Cyrus

Minami, Masahiko

Wagner, Venise

Girouard, Shirley

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Whalen, Shawn

Gubeladze, Joseph

Neely, Francis

Yee, Darlene

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Pong, Wenshen “Chris”

Gomes, Ricardo

Ozluk, Ozgur


Absences:
Bartscher, Patricia(exc); Chen, Yu-Charn (exc); Cheung, Yitwah (abs); Davila,
Brigitte (abs); Hellman, David (exc); Hussain, Mahmood (on Leave); Levy,
Eileen (exc); Lau, Jenny (leave F09); Mahan, Dianne (exc); Moody, Laura
(abs); Morishita, Leroy (exc); Nancy Noble (on leave); Salama, Mohammad
(leave 09 10); Sinha, Dipendra (exc)


Guests: Ann
Hallum, Helen Goldsmith, Wanda Lee, Gene Chelberg, John Kim, Jim Bryant, Jo
Volkert, Linda Buckley, Susan Shimanoff




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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Whalen:

Nominations for
Faculty Awards have been extended until February 15, 2010.

FAC Chair Eileen
Levy will be out due to injury. Senator Rob Collins will replace Senator Levy
until her recovery.

Bookstore Manager
Rob Strong has also suffered an injury.


AGENDA ITEM#1—Approval of
the Minutes for the December 15, 2009.
The
minutes were approved.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of
the Agenda for February 2, 2010.
The agenda was approved.


AGENDA ITEM#3— Report from
Provost Rosser and AVP of Academic Resources, John Kim: Summer 2010 Program.
Provost Rosser and AVP Kim reported on the Summer
2010 Program, with a focus on the move of Summer 2010 to self-support as an enrollment
management tool. The pay structure and how it will impact faculty and colleges
were discussed. The relationship between the new summer structure and that of
previous summers was also of concern. It is unknown what student demand will be
for summer courses under the new fee structure. Concerns were raised about the
state of financial aid for students in relation to summer session, which should
be about the same as past summers, and about the impetus for Deans to hire
lecturers rather than TTK faculty for summer 2010. Issues specific to
International Students were also discussed.


AGENDA ITEM#4— Report from
Ray Trautman, Vice Chair, Academic Senate: Facilitating Graduation II.
Senate Vice Chair Trautman presented the preliminary report on Facilitating Graduation
II, including goals of the task force on Facilitating Graduation II. Concern
was expressed for achieving these goals within a context of quality education.

Senator Trautman also reviewed
trends in graduation rates for SFSU and proposed actions, especially those that
might require changes to or development of Senate policy. The process of
enacting these suggestions will include the Academic Senate. A system of assessment
will also be part of any plan for facilitating graduation. Differential rates
of graduation and time to degree need to be considered carefully.


AGENDA
ITEM#5—Recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive Committee: Academic
Senate Meeting Schedule for AY 2010-2011, 1st Reading.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, Senator
Trautman moved the proposed Academic Senate Meeting Schedule for AY 2010-2011.
The item was moved to second reading. The item was approved in second reading.


AGENDA ITEM#6—
Recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive Committee: Proposed
Reapportionment for Senate Representation, 2010-2011.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, Senator
Trautman moved the Proposed Reapportionment for Senate Representation,
2010-2011. The Senate Executive Committee recommended Option 2, which would
allow for 9 At-Large members, and would not change the apportionment to each
college. The Item was moved to second reading. The item was approved in second
reading.

AGENDA ITEM#7— Recommendation
from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on the Requirements for
the Baccalaureate Degree:
Discussion Restricted to
Section I, 1st Reading.
On
behalf of the Academic Policies Committee, Senator Getz introduced the Proposed
Policy on the Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree. Discussion included
general comments about the relationship between professional degrees and
liberal education. A First Year Experience class covering the LLD component was
encouraged; the CSU mandates 3 units for LLD. Uneasiness was registered
regarding the recommendation for unlimited double counting between GE and the
major. Concerns about resources for implementing such changes were raised.
Discrepancies were noted between EO 1033 and the recommendations of the
Graduation Requirements Task Force. The lower limit on GE units, 48, was set by
Executive Order. Members of the Graduation Requirements Task Force present
responded to questions raised.


AGENDA
ITEM #8—Adjournment—4:42 p.m.


Actions:

·
The Senate approved the Academic Senate Meeting
Schedule for AY 2010-2011.

·
The Senate approved Option 2 for the Reapportionment
for Senate Representation, 2010-2011.