ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY,
MARCH 28, 2006

CALLED TO ORDER: 2:16
p.m.


Meeting Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Fung, Robert

Nichols, Amy

Avani, Nathan

Gemello, John

Ritter, Michael

Axler, Sheldon

Gonzales, Dan

Saffold, Penny

Bartscher, Patricia

Gonzalez, Marty 

Smith, Alastair

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Gregory, Jan

Steier, Saul

Chao, David

Kim, John

Stowers, Genie

Chelberg, Gene

Kohn, Jim

Suzuki, Dean

Colvin, Caran

Levine, Josh

Todorov, Jassen

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Levy, Eileen

Ulasewicz, Connie

Daley, Yvonne

Li, Wen-Chao

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Danner, Don

Linder, Martin

Van Cleave, Kendra

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Liou, Shy-Shenq

Velez, Pauline

Fehrman, Kenneth

Meredith, David

Williams, Robert

Fielden, Ned

Minami, Masahiko

Yang, Nini

Foreman, Kim

Morishita, Leroy

Zwillinger, Lesley

Absences:
Corrigan, Robert (exc); Boyle, Andrea (exc); Domingo, Jamie (abs) Fowler,

Marie (abs); Jackson, Christopher (abs); Heiman, Bruce
(exc); Klingenberg, Larry; (sabbatical);

Yee, Darlene (exc); Whalen, Shawn (exc/leave);

Guests: Kenneth Monteiro, Helen Goldsmith, Gail
Whitaker, Linda Buckley, Wendy

Johnson, Rob Strong, Kevin Bowman, Joey Greenwall, Evelyn
Hooker, Karen Johnson-

Brennan, Marilyn Verhey, Nancy Hayes, Edmon David



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Colvin announced:

§
Senator Angelo thanked the Academic Senate and
the rest of the campus community for their participation in the smoking
cessation event.

§
A campus wide summit on facilitating graduation
will be held on April 12 at 1:45p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Conference
Rooms of the CCSC.  It is cosponsored by
the Associated Students Inc. and the Facilitating Graduation Task Force.

§
While the report on the October 25, 2005
incident is on the agenda, it is not a hearing, rather an opportunity for the
Academic Senate to discuss the report and to consider next steps.

AGENDA ITEM
#1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR March 28th, 2006

The agenda was approved
unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM
#2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON March 14th, 2006

The minutes were
approved unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM
#3-REPORT FROM ROB STRONG, MANAGER, SFSU BOOKSTORE: AB 2477 ON TEXTBOOK PRICES

Chair Colvin introduced
Rob Strong, Manager-SFSU Bookstore who reported on a legal and professional
obligation to keep the costs of textbooks down. 
Mr.  Strong introduced Wendy Johnson,
Textbooks Manager, who joined him in presenting the item.

AGENDA ITEM
#4-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE: REVISIONS
TO THE B.S. DEGREE IN NURSING

Levy, Steier m/s/p

CRAC Member Levy
introduced the item along with Professor Karen Johnson-Brennan to speak to the
proposed revisions.

The motion passed
without dissent.

AGENDA ITEM #5-
RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE: REVISION TO THE ACADEMIC
SENATE ADVISING POLICY, #S95-191

Kim, Meredith m/s

APC Chair Kim introduced
the item along with Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Helen Goldsmith to
speak to the proposed changes.

The item will return to
the Academic Senate in 2nd reading on April 18, 2006.

AGENDA ITEM #6-
DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: REVISING SFSU RETENTION,
TENURE, and PROMOTIONS POLICIES

FAC Chair Velez
discussed proposed recommendations for revising the RTP policies.

AGENDA ITEM #7-
DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

THE RENNE-BROWN
REPORT ON THE OCTOBER 25, 2005 INCIDENT

Chair Colvin facilitated
a discussion of the report and possible next steps.

AGENDA ITEM
#8-ADJOURNED 4:19 p.m.