ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, February 3, 2009

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Gubeladze, Joseph

Neely, Francis

Bartscher, Patricia

Hellenga, Kate

Noble, Nancy

Boyle, Andrea

Hellman, David

Rehling, Lu

Bugayong, Arlene

Hussain, Mahmood

Robertson, Bruce

Burke, Adam

Jeung, Russell

Rosegard, Erik

Chelberg, Gene

Jin, Leigh

Rothman, Barry

Chen, Yu-Charn

Kohn, Jim

Salama, Mohammad

Cheung, Yitwah

Landry, Lynette

Shapiro, Jerald

Chou, Fang-yu

Lau, Jenny

Sheldon, James

Corrigan, Robert

LePage, Pamela

Shrivastava, Vinay

Danner, Don

Levy, Eileen

Sinha, Dipendra

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Luna, Debra

Sveinsdottir, Asta

DuVal, Derethia

Mahan, Dianne

Taylor, Don

Flatt, Sylvia

McCarthy, Chris

Trautman, Ray

Fuentes,
Enrique

McCracken, Bridget

Ulasewicz, Connie

Gemello, John

Minami, Masahiko

van Dam, Mary Ann

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Whalen, Shawn

Gomes, Ricardo

Moody, Laura

Yee, Darlene


Absences: Holzman,
Barbara (abs); Getz, Trevor (abs); Li, Wen-Chao (abs); Sherwin, Paul (exc);
Morishita, Leroy (exc)


Guests: Lee Blitch, Gail Evans, Helen Goldsmith, Ellen
Griffin, Evelyn Hooker, Wanda Lee, Jonathan Rood, Julianne Tolson, Gail
Whitaker,

CALL TO ORDER: 2:12 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Academic Senate passed a proposed amendment to Faculty
Constitution of San Francisco State University, to enlarge the senate body by
two members and increase the staff representation to three members, on Dec 9th,
2008. A faculty vote on that proposed amendment will begin in mid-February,
2008. At least 200 faculty must vote for a valid election.

The all-university and college elections, held annually each
spring semester, will begin in mid-March or April. The all-university election
will include an administrative search committee pool election; all faculty are
encouraged to self-nominate for that pool. There will be a smaller than usual
number of Academic Senate vacancies.

The Education Budget Advocacy Committee has scheduled an all-campus
meeting/teach-in on the budget crisis to be held in Jack Adams Hall on
Thursday, February 26, 2009.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects will hold a “Research and
Creative Activities Retreat” at the Romberg Tiburon Center on Friday, March 6,
2009. For more information, see http://www.sfsu.edu/~orspwww/retreat/.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for February 3,
2009.


Senator Yee-Melichar moved that the agenda be changed, to
add a new agenda item #9, resolution in honor of President Corrigan’s 20 years
of service. The motion was approved.

The agenda as amended was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for December 9,
2008

The minutes were approved.

AGENDA ITEM #3— Academic Senate Election

Senators Hellenga, van Dam, and Ulasewicz, the Senate
Elections Committee, proctored the election.

Senator Salama, on behalf of the Executive Committee,
nominated Jocelyn Hermoso (Social Work) and Masahiko Minami (Foreign Languages &
Literatures) to serve on the All-University Committee on International Programs
for a 2008-2011 term. Both agreed to stand. Jocelyn Hermoso was elected.

AGENDA ITEM #4— Award Presentation for Accessible Web
Design

Senator Chelberg celebrated SF State’s receipt of a California
Digital Inclusion Award for “addressing one or more accessibility barriers on
its website” by presenting awards to Robert Corrigan, President; Leroy
Morishita, Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Chief Financial
Officer; Lee Blitch, Vice President of University Advancement; and J E (Penny)
Saffold, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Senator Chelberg characterized SF State’s new website as
possibly the most accessible of all university websites. Ellen Griffin,
Director of University Communications, and Julianne Tolson, Director, Web and
User Services, represented SF State at the award ceremony on November 18, 2008.

AGENDA ITEM #5— Report from Barry Rothman, Chair,
Strategic Issues Committee: Update on preparing the On-line Education Policy

Senator Rothman, Chair, Strategic Issues Committee (SIC)
reported on SIC’s development of an online education policy for SF State and
responded to numerous questions and comments. Senator Rothman will post on iLearn
the draft online course policy document and the questions raised during his
presentation, and moderate an iLearn Forum on the policy development.

AGENDA ITEM #6— Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Policy,
University Tenure and Promotion Committee Voting, Second Reading.

Senator Levy, on behalf of Faculty Affairs Committee, moved
that the Senate approve a revision to the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion
policy, voting procedures.

Senator Chen moved to amend the motion by striking the
repetition of lines 49-50 on lines 50-51. The amendment was approved.

The main motion, as amended, was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Executive
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Academic Senate Bylaws, Voting Procedures,
First Reading.

Senator Rehling, on behalf of Executive Committee, moved
that the Senate approve revisions to Academic Senate Bylaws, voting procedures.

Discussion items and questions included the following:

  • How
    will the electronic votes be talliedHow will
    the electronic votes be tallied
    ?

  • How
    will write-in candidates be accommodated in the electronic balloting?

  • Will
    election results be available online?

AGENDA ITEM #8— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Youth & Human Services
Nonprofit Agency Administration Certificate Programs, First Reading

Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve a proposal to revise the
Youth & Human Services Nonprofit Agency Administration Certification
Program as described on the attachment.

Senator Shrivastava yielded the floor to Patrick Tierney,
Professor and Chair, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, who described the
certificate program and the proposed revisions.

Senator Rehling moved that the motion be moved to second
reading. The motion passed.

The main motion, now in second reading, passed.

AGENDA ITEM #9—Resolution Honoring President Robert A.
Corrigan on his Twenty Years of Service to San Francisco State University.

Senator Boyle, on behalf of the Executive Committee, moved
that the Senate approve a resolution honoring President Robert A. Corrigan on
his twenty years of service to San Francisco State University.

Senator Yee-Melichar moved that the motion be moved to
second reading. The motion passed.

The main motion, now in second reading, was approved.


Chair Whalen declared the meeting adjourned at 3:42 p.m.