SFSU





ACADEMIC SENATE
MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, March 13, 2007



ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Gemello, John

Robertson, Bruce

Axler, Sheldon

Howard, Pamela

Saffold, Penny

Behrooz, Maziar

Jaimes-Guerrero, A.J.

Shapiro, Jerald

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Jolivette, Andrew

Steier, Saul

Boyle, Andrea

Jones, Terry

Stowers, Genie

Chelberg, Gene

Kohn, Jim

Suzuki, Dean

Chao, David

Kysh, Judith

Todorov, Jassen

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Levine, Josh

Trautman, Ray

Daley, Yvonne

Levy, Eileen

Ulasewicz, Connie

Danner, Don

Li, Wen-Chao

Van Cleave, Kendra

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Linder, Martin

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Davis, Harvey (Skip)

Luna, Debra

Velez, Pauline

DuVal, Derethia

McCracken, Bridget

Whalen, Shawn

Fehrman, Kenneth

Meredith, David

Williams, Robert

Gonzales, Dan

Minami, Masahiko

Yee, Darlene

Gonzalez, Marty

Moody, Laura

Absences: Bartscher, Patricia (exc); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Gaglio, Connie

Marie (abs); Fung, Robert (exc); Klingenberg, Larry (abs);
Mercado, Claudia (abs); Gallagher, Brian

(abs); Morishita, Leroy(exc); Rothman, Barry (abs); Smith, Alastair (abs); Saiyed, Zohra
(abs);

Yang, Nini (abs); Zwillinger, Lesley (abs)


Guests: Nancy
Hayes; Helen Goldsmith; Caran Colvin; Robert Cherny; Gail Whitaker; Linda
Buckley; Sandra Radtka; Anita Silvers; Barbara Holzman; Paul Sherwin;
Kathleen Mosier; Gerianne Merrigan; Nicholas Certo; Mohammad Azadpur


CALLED TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Chair Meredith:

· Announced
the upcoming implementation of a two tiered registration system;

· Reminded
Senators that the Academic Senate will be holding elections for officers in
late spring. He announced that he
would be participating in the FERP and therefore will not be running for
re-election. Vice Chair Velez
along with Secretary Chelberg also announced that they would not be running for
re-election for their respective offices.
Chair Meredith encouraged Senators to consider running for leadership
positions.




AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for March 13,
2007

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for February 13,
2006

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


AGENDA ITEM #3—Discussion of Maintaining Collegiality
and Civil Discourse During Contract Dispute (open to all faculty)

Chair Meredith introduced the opportunity to dialogue on collegiality
and civil discourse.


AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Linda Buckley, Associate Vice
President of Academic Planning
& Educational Effectiveness, & Sandra Radtka, Chair, University
Academic Assessment Advisory Committee

Chair Meredith introduced AVP Buckley and UAAAC Chair Radtka
who gave a report on undergraduate program assessment activities. Their report can be found online at the
Academic Affairs Web site.


AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Policy on Graduate Honors at Graduation
(Academic Senate Policy F00-32)

Whalen, Van Cleave m/s

APC Chair Whalen introduced the item along with Kathy
Mosier, Chair of the Graduate Council to speak to the proposal. The item will return in second reading
at the next meeting of the Academic Senate.

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation
from the Educational Policies Committee:
Proposed Discontinuance of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Administration: Concentration
& Minor in Human Resources Management

Whalen, Dariotis m/s/p

EPC Chair Whalen introduced the
item along with Caren Colvin, Associate Dean of the College of Business, to
speak to the proposal.

The item was moved to second
reading.

Chair Meredith divided the
question.

The proposals passed
unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation
from the Educational Policies Committee: Proposed Discontinuance of Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Communication Studies Concentrations in; Intercultural
Communication, Organizational Communication, and Individual Major in
Communication Studies

Whalen, Steier m/s/p


EPC Chair Whalen introduced the item along with Gerianne
Merrigan, Chair of the Communication Studies department, to speak to the
proposal.

The item was moved to second reading.

Chair Meredith divided the question.

The proposals passed unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Educational
Policies Committee: Proposed Discontinuance of the Certificate in Educational
Therapy

Whalen, Van Cleave m/s/p


EPC Chair Whalen introduced the item along with Nicholas
Certo, Chair of the Special Education department, to speak to the
proposal.

The item was moved to second reading.

The proposal was passed unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from the Curriculum
Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Philosophy

Levy, Daley m/s/p

CRAC Chair Levy introduced the item along with Anita
Silvers, Chair of the Philosophy department and Paul Sherwin, Dean of the
College of Humanities, to speak to the proposal.

The item was moved to second reading.

The proposal was passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation from the Curriculum
Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Philosophy and Religion

Levy, Fehrman m/s/p

CRAC Chair Levy introduced the item along with Mohammad
Azadpur, Assistant Chair of the Philosophy department and Anita Silvers, Chair
of the Philosophy department, to speak to the proposal.

The item was moved to second reading.

The proposal was passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM #11— ADJOURNED—3:48
p.m.