ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING MINUTES for FEBRUARY 28, 2005


CALLED TO ORDER: 2:12 p.m.

Meeting Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Gonzales, Dan

Stowers, Genie

Avani, Nathan

Gonzalez, Marty 

Suzuki, Dean

Axler, Sheldon

Gregory, Jan

Todorov, Jassen

Bartscher, Patricia

Heiman, Bruce

Ulasewicz, Connie

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Kim, John

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Boyle, Andrea

Kohn, Jim

Van Cleave, Kendra

Chao, David

Levine, Josh

Velez, Pauline

Chelberg, Gene

Levy, Eileen

Williams, Robert

Colvin, Caran

Li, Wen-Chao

Yang, Nini

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Linder, Martin

Yee, Darlene

Daley, Yvonne

Liou, Shy-Shenq

Zwillinger, Lesley

Danner, Don

Meredith, David


Dariotis, Wei Ming

Minami, Masahiko


Fehrman, Kenneth

Ritter, Michael


Fielden, Ned

Smith, Alastair


Foreman, Kim

Steier, Saul








Absences:
Corrigan, Robert (exc); Domingo, Jamie (abs) Fowler, Marie (abs); Fung,
Robert

 (exc); Jackson, Christopher (abs); Gemello,
John (exc); Morishita, Leroy (exc); Nichols, Amy (exc); Klingenberg, Larry
(sabbatical); Whalen, Shawn (exc)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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A campus response to the statewide Academic
Senate survey on General Education is being compiled and will be sent to the CSU
Academic Senate.

§
Senator Albert Angelo announced that there will
be tabling to promote a smoke free campus on March 20, 2006.

§
Introduced and welcomed the Academic Senate's
new ASC, Chau Nguyen

AGENDA ITEM 1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR February 28, 2006

Chair Colvin noted an oversight
in the agenda.  Agenda Item 2 should read
approval of the minutes for the meeting on February 14, 2006, not the 7th.

The agenda, as corrected,
was approved unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

FOR THE MEETING ON
February 14th, 2006

The minutes were
approved unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 3- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW
COMMITTEE: PROPOSED STANDARDS and INDICATORS FOR THE 6th CYCLE OF PROGRAM
REVIEW

Chair Colvin recognized
APRC Chair Genie Stowers who spoke to changes made to the document in response
to comments made in first reading.

Amendment: Minami, Steier
m/s/f

It was proposed to replace
the clause, “50% of GAP is exclusively graduate courses…”

With the clause, “All
paired courses taken as graduate courses should be counted as graduate courses.”

The amendment failed.

Amendment: Levy, Fehrman
m/s/f

It was proposed to
insert the following sentence on page 2, line 17, at the end of the existing sentence,
“Programs have the responsibility to develop admissions criteria consistent
with their mission.”

The amendment failed.

The Senate returned to
consideration of the item in 2nd reading.

The proposal passed
without dissent.  Chair Colvin
congratulated the Senate for an excellent process and noted this experience as
an example of shared governance at its best. 

AGENDA ITEM 4- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE: PROPOSED
REVISIONS TO THE POLICY FOR THE ALL UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON STUDENTS FACULTY
AND STAFF WITH DISABILITIES

Kim, Ulasewicz m/s/p

Chair Colvin recognized APC
Chair Kim who introduced the item along with Alan Fisk, Chair of the AUCSFSD,
who spoke to the proposed changes.  The revisions
were passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 5- DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
INTRODUCTION TO REVISING SFSU RETENTION, TENURE, and PROMOTIONS POLICIES

Chair Colvin recognized FAC
Chair Velez who discussed two areas of concern in the current RTP policies,
calendars and WPA files.  The item will
return in discussion at the next meeting of the Academic Senate.

AGENDA ITEM 6-ADJOURNED 4:00 p.m.