ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2006


CALLED TO ORDER: 2:12 p.m.

Meeting Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Gonzales, Dan

Ritter, Michael

Avani, Nathan

Gonzalez, Marty 

Saffold, Penny

Axler, Sheldon

Gregory, Jan

Smith, Alastair

Bartscher, Patricia

Heiman, Bruce

Steier, Saul

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Irvine, Patricia

Stowers, Genie

Boyle, Andrea

Kim, John

Todorov, Jassen

Chao, David

Kohn, Jim

Ulasewicz, Connie

Chelberg, Gene

Langbort, Carol

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Colvin, Caran

Levine, Josh

Velez, Pauline

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Levy, Eileen

Williams, Robert

Daley, Yvonne

Li, Wen-Chao

Yang, Nini

Danner, Don

Linder, Martin

Yee, Darlene

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Liou, Shy-Shenq

Zwillinger, Lesley

Fehrman, Kenneth

Meredith, David


Fielden, Ned

Minami, Masahiko


Foreman, Kim

Morishita, Leroy


Gemello, John

Nichols, Amy





Absences: Chattopadhay,
Sudip (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Domingo, Jamie (abs) Fowler,

 Marie (abs); Fung, Robert (exc); Jackson,
Christopher (abs); (exc); Suzuki, Dean (abs);

 Van Cleave, Kendra (exc); White, Lisa (exc)
Klingenberg, Larry (sabbatical); Whalen, Shawn


ANNOUNCEMENTS          

Chair Colvin Announced:

§
SFSU will hold commencement ceremonies on
Saturday, May 27, 2006 12:15 p.m. in Cox Stadium

§
A lecture on “Einstein on Race and Racism” will
be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall, CCSC.  The event is co-sponsored by the College of
Science and Engineering and College of Ethnic Studies.

§
A campus response to a CSU system-wide survey on
General Education will be compiled on Wednesday, February 23 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00
in the Collaboratory, Burk Hall 229.

§
The campus is making steady progress on the
External Review of Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

§
A revision to the campus master plan is under
way and a Web site describing the process is now on-line at http://SFSUmasterplan.org

§
CFA President Linda Ellis announced a
informational session on the current status of bargaining to be held on Wednesday,
February 22 at 12:00 p.m.  in the Rosa
Parks Rm, CCSC.  Lunch will be available

§
Senator Ritter announced the establishment of 4
unisex restrooms on campus in order to better address the needs of gender queer
students, faculty, and staff.

AGENDA ITEM
1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR February 14, 2006

The agenda was approved
unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM
2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON November 29, 2005

The minutes were
approved unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 3:
REPORT FROM LEROY MORISHITA, VP OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: CSU BUDGET
UPDATE
Chair Colvin introduced VP Morishita who provided the Senate with an
overview of the proposed CSU budget for 2006-07 as outlined in the Governor's
January Budget.

AGENDA ITEM
4-REPORT FROM GAIL WHITAKER, AVP OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/DEAN OF THE
COLLEGE OF EXTENDED LEARNING AND CHRISTY LAO, DIRECTOR OF THE CONFUCIUS
INSTITUTE AT SFSU: THE FIRST WESTERN CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

Chair Colvin introduced
Dean Whitaker and Director Lao who introduced the newly formed Confucius Institute
to the Senate. 

AGENDA ITEM
5-SENATE ELECTIONS: 1 REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ALL-UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, 1 REPRESENTATIVE TO SERVE ON THE ALL-UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Trevor Getz was elected
by acclimation to serve on the All-University Committee on International
Programs and Ricardo Gomes was elected by acclimation to serve on the
All-University Enrollment Management Committee.

AGENDA ITEM 6-
RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE: PROPOSED INDICATORS
AND STANDARDS FOR GRADUATE PROGRAM QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, 1ST READING

Stowers, Steier m/s

APRC Chair Stowers
introduced the item.  Discussion
ensued.  The item will return in 2nd
reading on February 28. 

AGENDA ITEM 7-
DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: INTRODUCTION TO REVISING
SFSU RETENTION, TENURE, and PROMOTIONS POLICIES

FAC Chair Velez
introduced the Senate to the process that is being utilized to discuss the
current RTP policies and possible revisions. 
Discussion ensued.  The discussion
item will continue to be on the Academic Senate agenda throughout the Spring
2006 semester.

AGENDA
ITEM 8-ADJOURNED 4:05 p.m.


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