of TUESDAY, April 15, 2003

Senate Members Present:

Aaron,

Eunice

Avila, Guadalupe

Bartscher, Patricia

Bernstein, Marian

Blando, John

Carrington, Christopher

Chen, Yu-Charn

Cherny, Robert

Colvin, Caran

Consoli, Andres

Daniels,

Robert

Edwards, James

Fielden, Ned

Garcia, Oswaldo

Garcia, Velia

Gemello, John

Gerson, Deborah

Gregory, Jan

Houlberg, Rick

Jerris, Scott

Johnson-Brennan,

Karen

Klironomos,

Martha

McKeon,

Midori

Meredith, David

Morishita, Leroy

Nichols, Amy

Noble, Nancy

Palmer, Pete

Pong, Wenshen

Raggio, Marcia

Short,

Larry

Smith, Brett

Steier, Saul

Su, Yuli

Terrell, Dawn

Turitz, Mitch

Vaughn, Pamela

Warren, Penelope

Williams, Robert

Senate Members Absent:

Corrigan, Robert A. (exc), Bernard-P0wers, Jane (abs), Blomberg, Judith

(abs), Collier, James (exc), Fung, Robert (exc), Gill, Sam (abs),

Gonzales, Dan (exc), Kassiola, Joel (exc), Stowers, Genie (exc), Smith,

Miriam (exc), Yang, Nina (exc), Otero, Aina J. (abs), (abs), Strong,

Rob (exc), Suzuki, Dean (exc), Newt-Scott, Ronda (abs), Wolfe, Bruce

(exc), (exc), Warren, Mary Anne (abs).

Guests:, Dan Buttlaire, Gene Chelberg, Rene Dahl, Elise Earthman,

Charlotte Ferretti, Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Richard Hoffman,

Susan Shimanoff, Marilyn Verhey, Gail Whitaker.

CALL TO ORDER 2:10 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senate Chair Robert Cherny noted to all Senators

that a call for nominations for faculty to serve on University wide committees

would be sent by e-mail to all faculty and staff. Senators are asked to encourage

qualified faculty to submit their names as candidates for these important

committees.

CHAIR’S REPORT

The senate chair did not

give a report in order for the senate to have more time for discussion.

AGENDA

ITEM #1 - APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR

April 15,

2003

m/s/p (Houlberg,

Carrington) to approve the agenda as amended.

AGENDA

ITEM #2 - APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR April 1,

2003

m/s/p (Vaughn,

Turitz) to approve the minutes as corrected

AGENDA

ITEM #3 - Report: Associate Vice President Gail Whitaker.

AVP

Whitaker

reported on the current upper-division courses being offered on the campus

of Cañada

College

and on the plans for offering upper-division courses at the College

of Marin’s

Indian

Valley

campus. She indicated that SFSU had been offering courses off campus for a

long time in a variety of locations. Some of the locations have been as far

away as Sacramento,

Truckee,

and Moss Landing, in the East

Bay

and all over the City. She indicated that there are a number of enrollment

issues that are generating the need to offer more courses off campus. Some

other off campus location provide better facilities than found on campus,

such as teaching law enforcement courses at the Police Academy and medical

courses at local hospitals. In all of these activities we are trying to increase

course offerings to the students in our service area in a way that will not

impact our overcrowded on-campus facilities. At Cañada

College

we are offering SFSU courses that are taught by SFSU faculty for students

to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree. Cañada

College

students are able to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

and Child Development, and to complete a Teacher Preparation program for a

credential. They are required to meet the same academic standards as students

attending the same on-campus courses at SFSU. Presently, there are 600 students

participating in the Cañada College/SFSU bachelor programs. The agreement

between Cañada

College

and SFSU includes the assurance there are qualified faculty, adequate facilities,

parking, library and books available. The funding for this project is from

the legislature, it will run out in 2004 and we are looking for alternative

funding sources. The College

of Marin

has two campuses. The main campus of the College

of Marin

and a north campus called Indian Valley Campus. The North campus has historically

been under-enrolled and for some time the College

of Marin

has considered closing the campus. Recently, they approached SFSU to see if

we want to offer a similar program at Indian

Valley

as we have at Cañada College.

This is attractive to College

of Marin since their facilities have more expanded use and also attractive

to SFSU since it would ease our campus crowding. We are presently in the discussion

process with the College

of Marin and President Corrigan has put forward a letter of intent. We are

now looking at all the options and working on the development of a Memorandum

of Understanding (MOU) between ourselves and College

of Marin.

Senator

Meredith

asked if the students that attend these classes are enrolled as regular SFSU

students, or are they extension students, what is their status? AVP Whitaker

indicated that most of the students are enrolled SFSU students while some

are not yet admissible but will soon enroll. The ones who are not yet admissible

can take the course through College of Extended Learning (CEL). We expect

that the not yet admissible students will soon become SFSU students. The courses

are also available to already enrolled SFSU students. Senator Noble

asked if the units taken at either Cañada College

or Indian

Valley

College

would be considered as residence units? AVP Whitaker

indicated that all SFSU courses offered at Cañada College

and Indian

Valley

College

would be considered SFSU residence units. The courses will count toward graduation

requirements. Since Indian

Valley

is 28 miles away it falls outside the 25-mile limit. There may be some problems

with accreditation standards since we are restricted to a distance of 25 miles

for offering courses for residence credit. However, we believe we can work

this problem out. Senator Gregory

pointed out that parts of the presentation had turned some nouns into verbs.

She felt that this was a cleaver and creative use of the English language.

Senate Chair Cherny

asked how successful they have been in recruiting tenured and tenure track

faculty to teach at Cañada? AVP Whitaker

indicated that there are tenure and tenure-track faculty evolved in all the

programs. Additionally, College

of Business

accreditation requires a certain percentage of tenure and tenure-track faculty

to be permanently assigned to the program. Additionally, she indicated that

they are committed to tenure and tenure-track oversight of the programs. She

also indicated that they have opened up the teaching positions at Cañada College

to their faculty, but they must be approved by the faculty at SFSU to teach

the courses. Rene Dahl,

Recreation and Leisure Studies, coordinator of the CAD program, indicated

that it is an interdisciplinary program that draws many of the required classes

from other departments on SFSU campus. She indicated that the process of selecting

course to be taught at Cañada College

begins with the SFSU faculty looking at the courses that we offer on campus

to see if some could be offered at Cañada College.

Additional funding for the instructor to teach at Cañada College

comes from the SFSU administration and the departments get the FTES. Senator

Carrington

shared his experience of actually participating in the program and teaching

at Cañada College

and cautioned that there are many differences between the administrative structures

of Cañada College

and SFSU. He found that the commute to Cañada College

was not difficult, but the instructional support for faculty, such as getting

the class door open, photo copying, library support, was too difficult to

operate in two systems and no longer teaches a course at Cañada College.

AVP Whitaker

pointed out that there are differences between the two campus and that it

does take extra effort to teach on two different campuses and faculty who

are contemplating teaching at Cañada College

should consider that. Senator Brett Smith

asked for clarification on the funding of the program. AVP Whitaker

indicated that the funding for Cañada College

runs through 2004. After this date, we will have to look for alternative funding

sources. Senator Chen

shared his experience in setting up a program with College

of Marin

and asked if the administration has considered similar relationships with

other community colleges? AVP Whitaker

indicated

that we have strong relationships with other community colleges in our service

area and that we will continue to build on those relationships. Both Cañada

College

and Indian

Valley approached SFSU to set up programs that would serve both campuses.

Senator Consoli

outlined the importance of the SFSU and Cañada partnership in fulfilling the

local needs in Redwood

City

for teaching credential preparation for Latino students. He congratulated

AVP Whitaker

and other SFSU faculty on the development of this outstanding program.

AGENDA

ITEM #4 - Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Resolution - Mitigating

the effects of the Budget Crises in 2003-2004 (and beyond).

Senator

Gregory

introduced the proposed resolution on mitigating the effects of the budget

crisis. She pointed out the changes to the resolution that came as a result

of the Senate’s discussion of the resolution at out last meeting.

Voting

on the resolution, passed unanimously.

AGENDA

ITEM #5 -Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Resolution -Opposing

Certain Provisions of the U.S.A. Patriot

Act of 2001 and Endorsing Corrective Legislation.

Senator

Gregory

introduced the proposed resolution on the USA Patriot Act of 2001. She indicated

two minor changes that came as a result of the Senate’s discussion of the

resolution at our last meeting.

Voting

on the resolution, passed without dissent.

AGENDA

ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Educational Policies council and the Graduate

Council: Approval of Proposed Changes to the M.A. Degree Program in History.

Senator

Amy Nichols,

Chair of EPC indicated that both EPC and the Graduate Council unanimously

recommend approval of the proposed changes to the M.A. degree program in History.

The proposal comes forward from a joint graduate council, CRAC and Academic

Policy committee meeting. She indicated that during the meeting, the department

representative for the proposal, Richard Hoffman, gave an excellent rationale

for the addition of the new major field of Modern World History. Both of the

new courses, History 701 and History 850, have been approved. Those 2 courses

and 9 units of electives on advisement would comprise the new major field.

The department has had a minor field in Modern World History for 2 years and

now, with the addition of new faculty, would like to change the minor to a

major. The committee unanimously recommended this proposal. Richard Hoffman,

Chair of the Department of History, was present to answer questions. AVP Whitaker

indicated that the proposal is for an area of emphasis that is used for advising

purposed only and that it is not a concentration. She emphasized that the

Senate was not voting on a concentration or program. Senator Steier

asked if there was any intention in the future to add Asian or African emphasis.

Richard Hoffman

outlined that the emphasis was developed partially from student demand and

at the present there is not the same demand for Asian or African fields. Senator

Nichols

asked for clarification on the use of the terminology of “major field” versus

concentration. AVP Whitaker

indicated that the use of the term “major field” was acceptable as long as

it is clear that it is not a concentration.

m/s/p (Carrington,

Steier) to second reading

Voting

on the motion, passed unanimously.

AGENDA

ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Educational Policies council and the Graduate

Council: Approval of Proposed Changes to the M.A. Degree Program in Museum

Studies.

Senator Amy Nichols, Chair of EPC indicated that

both EPC and the Graduate Council unanimously recommend approval of the proposed

changes to the Masters of Arts in Museum Studies. She indicated that the proposal

comes forward from a joint graduate council, CRAC and Academic Policy committee

meeting. During the meeting the department representative for the proposal,

Linda Ellis, gave an excellent rationale for the changes to the degree. To

summarize, the changes are to the core requirements and area emphasis. To

the core requirements, substitution of MS 860 for MS 794, for Collections

and Conservation, a prefix and number change of CLAR 850 to MS 740, substitution

of MS 760 for MS 750, and moving MS 794 from general requirement to Area Requirement.

In Museum Management, addition of MS 830 as a choice for this area. In regards

to changes in the Area of Emphasis, she indicate that the request is to increase

the number of electives from 3 to 4 courses and to specify the number of units

that can be taken inside vs. outside the major, and an increase of units for

the MA degree by 3 units. The joint committee unanimously recommended this

proposal. Dr. Edward Luby, Acting Director for Museum Studies Program, was

present to answer questions.

Senate

Chair Cherny indicated that since no one was seeking recognition the motion

was approved by consent.

AGENDA

ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Approval of Proposed

Changes to the University Policy on Written English Proficiency.

Midori McKeon, Chair of the Academic Policies

Committee introduced the proposed changes and indicated that the Committee

had unanimously recommended approval of the revision of the undergraduate

section of the University Policy on Written English Proficiency. She indicated

that throughout the academic year of 2002-2003, the APC had worked on the

revision of various sections of the University Policy on Written English Proficiency.

The proposed revision of the lower-division policy will bring the University

Policy on Written English Proficiency up to date. The proposed policy revision

includes no substantive changes. She outlined that the proposed revisions

reflect the following endeavors: (1) to update the course numbers and course

titles in the developmental English sequence for native speakers of English

that went into effect as of Spring 2003; (2) to supply more explanatory information

regarding the developmental English sequence for non-native speakers of English;

(3) to remove references to the CSU English Equivalency Examination (EEE),

Which is no longer administered; (4) to remove the list of the alternative

courses to English 214, because the list is obsolete and some of the courses

are now inactive. All current courses that satisfy the second-year English

composition requirement including alternative courses to English 214 are found

at the end of the English Department's course listing in the university's

Class Schedule, published each semester. Dr. Elise Earthman, Associate

Dean, College of Humanities, was available to answer questions.

m/s (McKeon,

Steier) to approved the changes

Senator

Houlberg

asked if it were not premature to be changing a policy when the Senate has

just recommend at its last meeting that the policy be review by off-campus

experts? Senator McKeon

indicted that the changes would help to clarify the present information and

clean up a lot of the language in the old policy. Senator Robert

Williams

ask for clarification for the need to put the course numbers in the policy.

Senator McKeon

indicated that the committee felt that the course numbers were stable enough

to be placed in the policy and that by placing the numbers there is would

help to clarify the sequence of course offerings. Elise Earthman,

Associate Dean, College of Humanities, indicated that the course number are

very stable and that this is the first time in 20 years that they had been

changed, and we don’t anticipate changing them again.

m/s/p (Vaughn,

Meredith) to second reading

Voting

on the motion, passed without dissent.

AGENDA

ITEM #9—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Approval of Proposed

Changes to the Policy on Difference-In-Pay leaves.

Senator

Colvin,

Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee, introduced the proposed changes to the

policy on Difference-In-Pay leaves. She indicated that FAC had unanimously

recommended the approval of the proposed changes to the University policy

on Difference-in-Pay Leaves. Additionally, the need for these changes comes

from the requirement to bring University policy into compliance wit the collective

bargaining contract. The proposed changes have been adopted from the contract

language.

Senator

Houlberg

asked for clarification of department’s HRTP committees in this process. Marilyn

Verhey,

acting Dean Faculty Affair indicated that the contract does not preclude department

HRTP committees from handling this item. Senator Houlberg

asked for clarification on who creates the criteria for Difference-in-Pay

Leaves. Senator Colvin

indicated that FAC views this matter as being handled at the department level

and that a university policy on criteria is not necessary. Senator McKeon

pointed out that the contract has some specific language about process under

Article 28.7. Senator Meredith

asked who would provide a statement on the effect of the Difference-in-Pay

Leave on department curriculum. Senator Turitz

indicated that Difference-in-Pay Leaves do not cost the university any money

since the difference between the person hired and the pay of the professor

are zero cost. Senator McKeon

indicted that it is department's responsibility to point out any impact that

the hiring of a part-time faculty member might have when a Difference-in-Pay

Leave is granted to at tenured faculty member. Senator Meredith

asserted that faculty are not interchangeable and in particular that releasing

a senior faculty member for a Difference-in-Pay Leave and then replacing them

with an equally qualified faculty member is very difficult. Any difference

in qualifications is also a cost to the university.

Senate

Chair Cherny

indicated the proposed changes will return to the Senate in two weeks.

AGENDA

ITEM #10—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Approval of proposed

changes to the Policy on Appointment of Tenure-Track Faculty Members.

Senator

Colvin,

Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee introduced the proposed changes to the

policy and indicated that FAC unanimously recommended approval of the proposed

changes to the University policy on hiring of tenure-track faculty members.

She indicated that the only part of the University policy being changed are

intended to address the situation of faculty being hired into an appointment

that are split between two or more departments. Senator Houlberg

asked for clarification on a curious blank section of the policy and asked

if something is missing? Senator Colvin

thanked Senator Houlberg for pointing out the blank section and indicated

that she would have an answer in two weeks. Senator Vaughn

indicated that the policy probably should be updated and the blank item may

refer to the old rather than the new faculty manual. Marilyn Verhey,

acting Dean Faculty Affairs, indicated that she would like to see the reference

to the Senate policy rather than the faculty manual.

AGENDA

ITEM #11—Adjournment

m/s/p (Steier,

Colvin) to adjourn

Senate

adjourned at 3:18 PM

Respectfully

Submitted

James Edwards,

Secretary to the Faculty