ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, March 16, 2010

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


ATTENDANCE:

Arnoldy, Tod

Hellman, David

Neely, Francis

Avani, Nathan

Holzman, Barbara

Ozluk, Ozgur

Bartscher, Patricia

Hyun, Helen

Rosser, Sue V.

Boyle, Andrea

Jeung, Russell

Rothman, Barry

Burke, Adam

Jin, Leigh

Shapiro, Jerald

Chen, Yu-Charn

Lau, Jenny

Sherwin, Paul

Cheung, Yitwah

LePage, Pamela

Shrivastava, Vinay

Chou, Fang-yu

Li, Wen-Chao “Chris”

Sinha, Dipendra

Collins, Robert

Lopez, Eurania

Steier, Saul

Dariotis, Wei Ming

McCarthy, Chris

Taylor, Don

Davila, Brigitte

McCracken, Bridget

Trautman, Ray

Getz, Trevor

Minami, Masahiko

Vaquilar, Julie

Ginwala, Cyrus

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Wagner, Venise

Girouard, Shirley

Moody, Laura

Whalen, Shawn

Gubeladze, Joseph

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene


Absences:
Bugayong, Arlene (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Danner, Don (abs); Flatt,
Sylvia (leave 10); Henderson, Barbara (abs); Goen-Salter, Sugie (abs); Gomes,
Ricardo (abs); Hellenga, Kate (exc); Hussain, Mahmood (on Leave); Landry,
Lynette (abs); Levy, Eileen (on leave Spring 10); Pong, Wenshen “Chris” (exc); Rehling, Lu (exc); Rosegard,
Erik (abs); Stowers, Genie (exc); Salama, Mohammad (leave 09 10);


Guests: Linda Buckley, Ramon Castellblanch Gail Evans, Ann
Hallum, Wanda Lee, Susan Shimanoff


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:
2:17 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AGENDA ITEM#1—Approval
of the Minutes for the March 2, 2010

The minutes were approved.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval
of the Agenda for March 16, 2010

Senator Yee moved to amend the
agenda to add a new Item 4, a report from Senators Yee, Boyle and Shapiro. The
agenda was so amended, and approved as amended.


AGENDA ITEM#3— Report
from Ramon Castellblanch, SF State Chapter President, California Faculty
Association

Senator Davila and CFA
President presented reports on the March 4, 2010 rally to support education,
the March 22nd, 2010 rally in Sacramento and a general update about
the CFA and contract negotiations.


AGENDA ITEM#4— Report from
Statewide California State Senators Boyle, Shapiro, and Yee.


AGENDA ITEM#5— Recommendation
from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Policy on
Temporary Faculty, 2nd Reading

FAC Chair Collins provided an
overview of changes made since 1st Reading. Senator Wagner moved to insert “and/or Program Directors” on line 97,
and to strike “and Directors/Department Chairs” on line 100. Senator Collins moved to approve the
Proposed Revisions to the Policy on Temporary Faculty as amended. The motion
carried.


AGENDA ITEM#6— Recommendation
from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on the Requirements for
the Baccalaureate Degree:

Discussion Restricted to Sections VI-VIII, 1st
Reading. APC Chair Hellman introduced the Proposed Policy on the Requirements
for the Baccalaureate Degree. Discussion included a concern over the 18 initial
certification committees recommended by the proposal. The final committee
structure was also discussed. It was suggested that the current General Education
Council was also as a bridge committee until the new BRC could be seated.
Concerned was raised over the appeals process. Listing the additional policies
that might be affected should be listed.


AGENDA ITEM#7—Recommendation
from the Strategic Issues Committee:
Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws regarding Elections, 1st
Reading

SIC Chair Rothman introduced
the Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws regarding Staff Elections. Senator Hozman moved the item to 2nd
Reading. The motion carried. Vice Chair Trautman moved to adjust language in
line 468 to strike “each candidate” and replace with “all candidates.” The
motion carried. Senator-At-Large McCracken to replacing the current rationale
with the following, “This revision makes provisions for staff elections procedures.”


AGENDA
ITEM #8—Adjournment—3:34 p.m.