ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, March 17, 2009

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Hellenga, Kate

McCracken, Bridget

Bartscher, Patricia

Hellman, David

Minami, Masahiko

Burke, Adam

Hussain, Mahmood

Moody, Laura

Chen, Yu-Charn

Jeung, Russell

Neely, Francis

Chou, Fang-yu

Jin, Leigh

Noble, Nancy

Danner, Don

Kohn, Jim

Rehling, Lu

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Landry, Lynette

Robertson, Bruce

Davila, Brigitte

LePage, Pamela

Rothman, Barry

DuVal, Derethia

Levy, Eileen

Salama, Mohammad

Flatt, Sylvia

Li, Wen-Chao

Shrivastava, Vinay

Gemello, John

Longmore, Paul

Trautman, Ray

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Luna, Debra

Ulasewicz, Connie

Gomes, Ricardo

Mahan, Dianne

Whalen, Shawn

Gubeladze, Joseph

McCarthy, Chris



Absences: Boyle,
Andrea (exc); Bugayong, Arlene (abs); Chelberg, Gene (exc); Cheung, Yitwah
(On Leave Spring 09); Corrigan, Robert
(exc); Fuentes, Enrique (abs); Holzman, Barbara (exc); Lau, Jenny
(abs) Modirzadeh, Hafez (abs); Morishita, Leroy (exc); Rosegard, Erik (exc); Sheldon, James (abs); Sherwin, Paul
(abs); Sinha, Dipendra (exc); Shapiro, Jerald (abs); Sveinsdottir, Asta
(exc);Taylor, Don (abs); van
Dam, Mary Ann (exc) Yee, Darlene (exc)


Guests: Gail Evans, Linda Buckley, Helen Goldsmith, Wanda
Lee, James Martel, Gail Whitaker, Dawn Terrell

CALL TO ORDER: 2:14 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Salama will maintain the speakers list for today’s
meeting.

As the end of the semester approaches and the Academic
Senate’s agenda increases, it is likely that meetings may last until the
scheduled 5 p.m. adjournment time.

The Strategic Issues Committee (SIC) has established an
iLearn site and forum for discussion of the proposed online course policy,
which is scheduled for first reading at the April 14th Academic
Senate meeting. All senators should have been enrolled in the site and invited
to join the forum, and are encouraged to read the draft policy and respond to
SIC. Other people who wish to join the forum should contact Senator Rothman,
chair, SIC, via e-mail (rothman@sfsu.edu).

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for March 17, 2009.

The agenda was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for March 3, 2009.

The minutes of the March 3, 2009, Academic Senate meeting
were approved.

AGENDA ITEM #3— Information Item: Program Prefix Changes
Following Program Name Changes Affective Summer 2009.

Gail Whitaker, Associate Vice President, Academic Program
Development, announced that five course prefixes have been updated to reflect
recent program name changes: HM to HTM, HMSX to SXS, REC to RPT, URBS to USP,
and WOMS to WGS. The new prefixes are effective Summer 2009.

AGENDA ITEM #4— Report from Joseph Greenwell, Director,
Office of Student Programs & Leadership Development: Welcome Days.

Joseph Greenwell, Director, Office of Student Programs and
Leadership Development, reported on the 2008 Welcome Days activities and plans
for the 2009 Welcome Days program. Over 4,290 participants, including at least
2,180 students, participated in the 2008 program. Faculty, staff, and
administrators are encouraged to volunteer for the 2009 Welcome Days and to
submit program offerings through the website,
http://www.sfsu.edu/~ospld/welcome/call, preferably by April 14, 2009.

AGENDA ITEM #5— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Minor in Latin American Area
Studies, Second Reading.

Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve revisions to the Minor in
Latin American Area Studies.

The motion passed.

AGENDA ITEM #6— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the MA in Political Science,
Second Reading.

Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of the Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve revisions to the M.A. in
Political Science degree program.

The motion passed.

AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Executive
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Administrative Search Policy, #S08-180,
Second Reading.

Senator Rehling, on behalf of the Executive Committee, moved
that the Senate approve revisions to Academic Senate Policy #S08-180,
Administrative Search Policy.

Senator Kohn moved to amend the proposal, on page 3, line
83, by inserting a comma and the phrase, “including at least two department
chairs from the college,” after the word “college.” The motion failed.

Senator Ulasiwicz moved to amend the proposal, on page 3,
line 83, by inserting a comma and the phrase, “including at least one
department chair from the college,” after the word “college.” Senator Danner
moved to amend Senator Ulasiwicz’s amendment, to include the words “past or
present” before the word “department.” The motion to amend the amendment
passed. The amendment, to insert a comma and the phrase, “including at least
one past or present department chair from the college,” after the word
“college,” passed.

The main motion, as amended, passed.

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Executive
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Course Repeat Policy, #F08-248, First
Reading.

Senator Trautman, on behalf of the Executive Committee,
moved that the Senate approve revisions to Academic Senate Policy #F08-248,
Course Repeat Policy.

Questions and discussions included the following:

  • How
    does a CR graded count when an undergraduate students want to repeat a
    course?

  • Identifying
    the specific grades that allow for a course repeat would make the policy
    easier to understand.

The speaker’s list was exhausted.

AGENDA ITEM #9— Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Interdisciplinary Programs Policy,
#S85-74, First Reading.

Senator Dariotis, on behalf of the Academic Polices
Committee, moved that the Senate approve revisions to Academic Senate
Policy #S85-74, Interdisciplinary
Programs.

Senator Kohn moved that the motion be moved to second
reading. The motion passed.

Senator Sveinsdottir moved to amend the proposal by changing
line 11 to read, “There shall be a number of campus-wide interdisciplinary
minors.” The motion passed.

Senator Sveinsdottir moved to amend the proposal by
inserting the word “may” after “minors” on line 44. The motion passed.

The main motion, in second reading, passed.

Chair Whalen declared the meeting adjourned at 3:41 p.m.