ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, March 2, 2010

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


ATTENDANCE:

Arnoldy, Tod

Gomes, Ricardo

Pong, Wenshen “Chris”

Avani, Nathan

Gubeladze, Joseph

Rehling, Lu

Bartscher, Patricia

Hellenga, Kate

Rosegard, Erik

Boyle, Andrea

Hellman, David

Rosser, Sue V.

Burke, Adam

Henderson, Barbara

Rothman, Barry

Bugayong, Arlene

Holzman, Barbara

Shapiro, Jerald

Chen, Yu-Charn

Jeung, Russell

Sherwin, Paul

Cheung, Yitwah

Jin, Leigh

Sinha, Dipendra

Chou, Fang-yu

Landry, Lynette

Steier, Saul

Collins, Robert

Li, Wen-Chao “Chris”

Stowers, Genie

Danner, Don

Lopez, Eurania

Taylor, Don

Dariotis, Wei Ming

McCarthy, Chris

Trautman, Ray

Davila, Brigitte

McCracken, Bridget

Vaquilar, Julie

Getz, Trevor

Minami, Masahiko

Wagner, Venise

Ginwala, Cyrus

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Whalen, Shawn

Girouard, Shirley

Moody, Laura

Yee, Darlene

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Morishita, Leroy


Absences:
Corrigan, Robert (exc); Flatt, Sylvia (leave 10); Hyun, Helen (abs); Hussain,
Mahmood (on Leave); Lau, Jenny (leave F09); LePage, Pamela (exc); Levy,
Eileen (exc); Mahan, Dianne (exc); Noble, Nancy (on leave); Neely, Francis
(abs); Ozluk, Ozgur (abs); Salama, Mohammad (leave 09 10); Shrivastava, Vinay
(exc)


Guests: Linda Buckley, Gail Evans, Jocelyn Hermoso,
Patricia Irvine, Marialice Kern, Mary Beth Love, Savita Malik, Nancy Rabolt,
Susan Shimanoff, Brett Smith, Rita Takahashi, Patrick Tierny, Robert
Williams,


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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Whalen

--Letter to legislators response rate has
so far been quite strong.

Senator Davila

--Volunteers needed for legislator visits

--Update on the March 4, 2010 Support for
Higher Education Events

AGENDA ITEM#1—Approval of the Minutes
for the February 16, 2010.
The minutes
were approved as amended to correct Item # 6.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of
the Agenda for March 2, 2010.
The agenda
was approved.

AGENDA ITEM#3— Recommendation from the Executive
Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of AS 2919-09/FGA call for Adequate
and Sustainable Funding in Support of Public Higher Education, 2nd Reading
. The Resolution was approved.

AGENDA ITEM#4—
Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the
Policy on Temporary Faculty, 1st Reading
. FAC Chair Rob Collins introduced the Proposed Revisions to the Policy
on Temporary Faculty. Discussion included congruence of language around the
terms “Chairs” and “Directors.” Formatting concerns were also raised. The item
was returned to committee.

AGENDA ITEM#5—
Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on the
Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree: Discussion Restricted to Sections III-V, 1st
Reading
. APC Chair Hellman introduced the
Proposed Policy on the Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree. Discussion
included the role of CRAC for majors as well as minors in order to maintain the
role of the Senate in maintaining curricular integrity. The unit cap for majors may be of
particular concern for interdisciplinary programs. Students are encouraged to
seek major advising early; advising in general should be addressed more fully.
Specification of current GWAR practices may not be appropriate given how such
requirements change. Further rationale for the complimentary studies
requirement should be developed; coordination of such programs is also of
concern; perhaps we should have free electives. Are the undergraduate
certificates mentioned part of CEL? Are there limitations to C/NC courses
students can take meet the 2.0 GPA requirement?

AGENDA ITEM#6—
Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on the
Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree: Discussion Restricted to Sections I &II, 1st Reading
. Discussion included the elimination of the 1 unit
All-University course required upon return from Study Abroad. World
Perspectives should carefully avoid objectification. Enduring Ideals should
include a factor of time. Area E as an overlay violates Title V. The value of
first year experience courses was emphasized; it is currently clustered in 3
beginning courses (writing and critical thinking).

AGENDA
ITEM #7—Adjournment—4:27 p.m.