ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, February 22,
2011

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:



Alameida, Marshall

Flores, Oscar

Morris, Nikolai

Arnoldy, Tod

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Nguyen, Flora

Avani, Nathan

Gubeladze, Joseph

Ozluk, Ozgur

Azadpur, Mohammad

Hanley, Lawrence

Runquist, Beth

Bartscher, Patricia

Henderson,
Barbara

Rothman, Barry

Beatty, Brian

Holzman, Barbara

Rourke, David

Boyle, Andrea

Hood, Pamela

Rosegard, Erik

Bugayong, Arlene

Hussain, Mahmood

Rosser, Sue V.

Burke, Adam

Hyun, Helen

Runquist, Beth

Chen, Yu-Charn

Jeung, Russell

Ruotolo, Cristina

Cheung, Yitwah

Jin, Leigh

Salama, Mohammad

Chernoff, Maxine

Lau, Jenny

Sherwin, Paul

Collins, Robert

Levy, Eileen

Sinha, Dipendra

Corrigan, Robert

Li, Wen-Chao
“Chris”

Stowers, Genie

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Linder, Martin

Taylor, Don

Davila, Brigette

Lopez, Eurania

Trautman, Ray

Flatt, Sylvia

Lopez, Thania

Vaughn, Pamela

Getz, Trevor

McCracken, Bridget

Wagner, Venise

Ginwala, Cyrus

Moody, Laura

Whalen, Shawn

Danner, Don

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene


Absences: Girouard,
Shirley (exc); Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc); Hellman, David (leave S11); Steier,
Saul (leave S11)


Guests: Mary Winegarden, Sarita Cannon, Camille Dungy, Paul Morris, Jason Porth, Laura Yim, James W.
Boyd, Ann Hallum, Janet Remolona,
Alex Katz, Wanda Lee, J.E. “Penny” Saffold, Martha Klironomos, Susan Shimanoff, Sugie-Goen Salter, Gerianne Merrigan, Gail Evans, Nancy Rabolt,
Anatole Anton, Loretta Stec, Jennifer Blecha, Ellen Griffin, Jassen Todorov, Yvonne Daly, Wendell Hanna



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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements were made.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 8, 2010

The Minutes were approved.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for February 22, 2011

The Agenda was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #3—Report on Faculty Referendum Regarding Academic
Reorganization

Chair Whalen gave a
report to the Academic Senate. The following questions were raised:

1.
Why did the Executive Committee act on behalf of
the Academic Senate?

2.
Why did the Executive Committee not generate a
report?

3.
To what extent is the reorganization solely
about Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) and the associated departments?

4.
Is it possible to see a budgetary analysis and
rationale for the decision made on BSS?

5.
What is the role of the Academic Senate in
reorganization?

6.
To what extent do the faculty have a voice in
this reorganization?

7.
What are the next steps, what happened after
this, how does this connect with the budget crisis, and what does this all mean
for UPAC’s suggestion that departments should have at least ten faculty?

8.
What is the larger vision for the restructuring
process?

9.
What is the Academic Senate policy on department
relocation?

10.
It is not important for all to weigh in on how
we would like our university to look?

11.
If the cuts double in size, then is it possible
that we will be facing a new restructuring?

12.
Is it possible to think creatively about how avoid the potential impact of further cuts?

13.
What are the next steps in moving forward with
this process (e.g., for UPAC, Academic Senate, etc.)?

AGENDA ITEM #4—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Revisions to
the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy: Addition of Culminating Experience, 2nd
Reading

The Item was moved and
explained by Senator Getz. The Item was discussed by the
committee
. Senator Salama proposed an
amendment. The amendment was approved. The vote was called. The motion carried.

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee: Proposed
Revisions to the English MA Program, Concentration in Linguistics, 1st
Reading

The Item was moved and
explained by Senator Stowers. Senator Vaughn motioned
to move the Item to Second Reading. The motion carried. The vote was called.
The motion carried.

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs
Committee: Proposed Revisions to
the Policy on Selection, Appointment, and Review of Department Chairs and

Equivalent Unit Directors, 1st Reading

The Item was moved and
explained by Senator Levy. The Item was discussed and suggestions were given to
FAC for revisions.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Revisions to
the Liberal Studies Council Membership, 1st Reading

The Item was moved and
explained by Senator Getz. Senator Getz motioned to move the Item to Second
Reading. The motion carried. The vote was called. The motion carried.


AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Academic
Calendar for Summer 2012, 1st Reading

The Item was moved and
explained by Senator Getz. The Item was discussed. The vote was called. The
motion carried.

AGENDA
ITEM #9—The Academic Senate Adjourned—4:20p.m.