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  ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

 

MINUTES

 

Tuesday, February 14, 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

 

Getz, Trevor

 

Rothman, Barry

 

Anderson, David

 

Ginwala, Cyrus

 

Rourke, David

 

Azadpuar, Mohammad

 

Girouard, Shirley

 

Salama, Mohammad

 

Barranco, Joseph

 

Hanley, Lawrence

 

Sherwin, Paul

 

Bartscher, Patricia

 

Hellman, David

 

Sigmon, Mark

 

Beatty, Brian

 

Holzman, Barbara

 

Steier, Saul

 

Bolter, Nicole

 

Hood, Pamela

 

Stowers, Genie

 

Chernoff, Maxine

 

Hyun, Helen

 

Strong, Rob

 

Chen, Lily

 

Lau, Jenny

 

Taylor, Don 

 

Cholette, Susan

 

Li, Wen-Chao

 

Trautman, Ray

 

Cleary, John

 

Linder, Martin

 

Usowicz, Thaddeus

 

Collins, Robert

 

Lopez, Eurania

 

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Dariotis, Wei Ming

 

McCracken, Bridget

 

Wang, Lihua

 

Drennan, Marie

 

Privé, Alice

 

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

 

Ferreira, Jason

 

Rosser, Sue V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absences: Boyle, Andrea (exc); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc); Gamboa, Yolanda (abs); Gutierrez III, Andrew (abs); Hayes, Nancy (exc); Henderson, Barbara (exc); Ozluk, Ozgur (leave Spring 2012); Vredenburg, Vance (leave Spring 2012); Wagner, Venise  (leave Spring 2012); Wanek, Linda (exc)

 

Guests: Sacha Bunge, Maggie Beers, Gene Chelberg, Husam Erciyes, Jared Giarrusso, Helen Goldsmith, Wendy Johnson, Lisbet Sunshine, Shawn Whalen

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Announcements were made.

 

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for January 31, 2012

 

The Minutes were Approved.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for February 14, 2012

 

The Agenda was Approved.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

The Academic Senate heard a Chair’s Report on the importance of collegiality and campus visits during searches.  

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Director of Government Relations Lisbet Sunshine

 

The Academic Senate heard a Report from Director of Government Relations Lisbet Subshine. The following concerns and questions were asked:

 

 

 

1.     How might the three segments of higher education going to work together to ensure integrity in our curricula?                 

2.     What are we doing - as a system and locally - to nurture important relationships?

3.     What are we doing - locally and statewide - to reach parents of future CSU students?

4.     Has the CSU taken a stance on disparities in how funds have been allocated to other entities within California (e.g., prisons, etc.)?

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Report from Book Store Manager, Rob Strong & Text Book Specialist, Wendy Johnson:  Update on Affordable Textbooks Initiative—Senate Resolution

 

http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/documents/resolutions/RS11-285.html

 

The Academic Senate heard a report from Book Store Manager, Rob Strong & Text Book Specialist, Wendy Johnson: Update on Affordable Textbooks Initiative. Thirteen initiatives were discussed. The following concerns and questions were raised:

 

 

 

1.     What is being done about the most expensive textbooks?

2.     What is being done to achieve the goals of the CSU initiative on Affordable Learning?

3.     How is the bookstore’s bottom line? Is there a public profit and loss statement available?

4.     To what extent is the impact on publishers and quality control in the industry being discussed?

5.     Is it possible for the Bookstore to donate copies of textbooks that cost over one hundred dollars to the library?

6.     Are there any examples from other universities with model programs that donate books of a certain cost to the library?

7.     Is there a discussion of software and technology costs associated with books?

8.     Is anything being done in the bookstore to offer better pricing for books published by university faculty?

                             

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Executive Committee—Proposed University Reapportionment for Academic Senate Representation—1st Reading

 

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

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Library Advisory Committee Policy—1st Reading

 

Senator Getz moved and explained the Item. The Item was discussed. The Item will return at a future meeting. 

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Minor in Persian Studies, 1st Reading

 

Senator Stowers moved and explained the Item. The Item was discussed. Senator Salama motioned to move the item to Second Reading. The motion carried. Senator Collins moved to Call the Question. The vote was called to Approve the Item. The motion carried.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Online Education Policy, 1st Reading

 

Senator Stowers moved and explained the Item and associated revisions. The Item was discussed. The Item will return at a future meeting.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #10—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m. 

 

The Academic Senate adjourned at 4:08p.m.