ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, March 8,
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.


ATTENDANCE:



Alameida,
Marshall

Ginwala, Cyrus

Morris, Nikolai

Arnoldy, Tod

Girouard, Shirley

Runquist, Beth

Avani, Nathan

Gubeladze, Joseph

Rothman, Barry

Azadpur, Mohammad

Hanley, Lawrence

Rourke, David

Beatty, Brian

Henderson,
Barbara

Rosegard, Erik

Boyle, Andrea

Holzman, Barbara

Rosser, Sue V.

Bugayong, Arlene

Hood, Pamela

Runquist, Beth

Burke, Adam

Hussain, Mahmood

Ruotolo, Cristina

Chen, Yu-Charn

Hyun, Helen

Salama, Mohammad

Cheung, Yitwah

Jeung, Russell

Sherwin, Paul

Chernoff, Maxine

Jin, Leigh

Sinha, Dipendra

Collins, Robert

Lau, Jenny

Stowers, Genie

Danner, Don

Li, Wen-Chao “Chris”

Taylor, Don

Dariotis, Wei
Ming

Linder, Martin

Trautman, Ray

Davila, Brigitte

Lopez, Eurania

Vaughn, Pamela

Drennan, Marie

Lopez, Thania

Wagner, Venise

Flatt, Sylvia

McCracken,
Bridget

Whalen, Shawn

Getz, Trevor

Moody, Laura

Yee, Darlene


Absences: Bartscher, Patricia (exc); Corrigan,
Robert (exc); Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc); Flores, Oscar (abs); Hellman, David
(leave S11); Levy, Eileen (exc); Morishita, Leroy (exc); Nguyen, Flora (exc);
Ozluk, Ozgur (exc); Steier, Saul (leave S11)


Guests: Wendell Hanna, Sacha Bunge, Linda Buckley,
Jassen Todorov, Wanda Lee, Gene Chelberg, Maggie Beers, Ramon Castellblanch,
Kevin Kelly, Natalie Bremer,
Jerry Macintyre, Michael Garrity


CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements were made.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 22, 2011

The Minutes were approved as
amended.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for March 8, 2011

The Agenda was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #3—Academic Senate Election - Senate’s
Representative to the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee

The Item was discussed and an
election was held. The Academic Senate elected Senator Ginwala as the Senate’s
Representative to the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee.

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Student
Affairs Committee Chair, Bridget McCracken regarding the Online Student
Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness Pilot Study

The Academic Senate heard
a comprehensive report from Senator McCracken on the Online Student Evaluations
of Teaching Effectiveness Pilot Study.

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Academic
Calendar for Summer 2012, 2nd Reading

Senator Getz moved and explained
revisions to the Item. 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

Senator Rosegard moved and
explained the Item. The Academic Senate discussed the Item and offered the
Faculty Affairs Committee suggestions for revision.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Executive Committee:
Proposed Revision to the Academic Senate Bylaws Related to Staff Elections, 1st
Reading

Senator McCracken moved and
explained the Item. The Academic Senate discussed the Item and offered the
committee suggestions for consideration.

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Time Limit for Completing Undergraduate Degree
Requirements, 1st Reading

Senator Getz moved and explained
the Item. The Academic Senate discussed the Item and offered the Academic
Policies Committee suggestions for revision.

AGENDA ITEM #9—Adjourned—3:49p.m.