ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Kohn, Jim

Rehling, Lu

Behrooz, Maziar

Landry, Lynette

Robertson, Bruce

Bloom, Gilda

Levine, Josh

Rothman, Barry

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Linder, Martin

Saffold, Penny

Boyle, Andrea

Luna, Debra

Salama, Mohammad

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Mahan, Dianne

Shapiro, Jerald

Collins, Robert

McCracken, Bridget

Shrivastava, Vinay

Chelberg, Gene

Meredith, David

Steier, Saul

Danner, Don

Minami, Masahiko

Taylor, Don

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Trautman, Ray

DuVal, Derethia

Moody, Laura

Ulasewicz, Connie

Fielden, Ned

Morishita, Leroy

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Gemello, John

Neely, Francis

Whalen, Shawn

Gomes, Ricardo

Prive, Alice

Yee, Darlene

Gonzales, Dan

Quita, Isabel


Absences: Cheung,
Yitwah (exc); Suzuki, Dean (exc); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Hayes, Nancy (exc);
Harvey, Davis (skip)(exc); Kothari, Krupa (abs); Sheldon, James (exc); Smith,
Alastair (exc); Stowers, Genie (exc); Van Dam, Mary Ann (exc); Yang, Nini
(exc)


Guests: Marilyn Verhey, Ronald Caltabiano, Patricia
Bartscher, Zelinda Zingaro, Helen Goldsmith, Gail Evans, Patricia Irvine,
Mitch Turitz, Janet Sim, Ann Hallum, Nancy Rabolt, Gail Whitaker, Rob Strong,
Robert Cherny, Geoff Brown, Chris Read, Wanda Siu-Chan, Russell Kilday-Hicks.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:09 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Associate Vice President
Linda Buckley will report to the Senate about preparations for the WASC accreditation
visit on April 29.

Members of the campus community will continue to meet with local legislators to
encourage support for CSU until a budget is passed.

The last Senate meeting of the year will be May 13. Continuing Senators should
begin to consider serving as Senate officers and committee chairs for 2008-09.

AGENDA ITEM
#1—Approval of the Agenda for April 15, 2008

The agenda was
approved by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for the April 1, 2008

The
minutes were approved by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #3—Report from Deborah Masters, University Librarian: Update on Library
Renovation—report to be heard no later than 2:10 p.m.

Dr. Masters presented an extensive report on the plans and schedule for
construction of the new library. The new library is expected to open in Fall
2011. Information about the library project can be found at
http://www.library.sfsu.edu/about/building/index.php.

AGENDA ITEM #4—Recommendation from the
Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Clerical Updates, 2nd
Reading

The
proposal passed with little discussion on a unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the
Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Certificate in Dietetics: Focus on
Older Adults, 1st Reading

Senator
Linder moved this item for CRAC. Present to explain the proposal for a revised
Certificate were Professor Nancy Reybold, Chair of Consumer and Family Studies,
Dietetics, and Professor Wanda Siu-Chan, Director of the Certificate program.
Senator Ulasewicz moved to move the the proposal to second reading, with a
second from Senator Steier. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. The
proposal then passed with two abstentions.

AGENDA ITEM#6—Recommendation from the
Educational Policies Council: Proposed Discontinuance of the joint Ed D in
Special Education, 1st Reading

Senator
Trautman moved this item for EPC. Senator Avani moved to move the proposal to
second reading, with a second from Senator Steier. The motion passed on a
unanimous voice vote. The discontinuance then passed on a unanimous voice vote.



AGENDA
ITEM#7—Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council: Proposed
Discontinuance of the Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Certificate, 1st Reading:

Senator
Trautman moved this item for EPC. Chair Kohn received unanimous consent to move
the item to second reading. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. The
discontinuance then passed on a unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA ITEM
#8—Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council: Proposed
Discontinuance of the BS in Business Administration: Concentration in Human
Resource Management, Concentrations in: Hotel Management; Restaurant &
Institutional Foodservice Management; Commercial Recreation & Resort
Management, 1st Reading

Senator
Trautman moved this item for EPC. Senator DuVal moved to move the proposal to
second reading, with a second from Senator Ulasewicz. The motion passed on a
unanimous voice vote. The discontinuance then passed on a unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from the
Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Policy on Timely Textbook Adoptions, 1st Reading

Senator
Ulasewicz moved the proposal for FAC. The Senate engaged in a long and lively
discussion. At the end, Chair Kohn said that the first reading speakers list
had been exhausted and that the item would return in second reading at the next
Senate meeting.

AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation from the
Academic Policies Committee—Proposed Course Criteria per the Graduate Writing
Assessment Requirements (GWAR), 1st Reading

Senator Trautman
moved the proposal for APC. The Senate undertook a far-ranging discussion of
all aspects of the proposal, which ended when attendance fell below quorum at
4:50. The item will return in first reading at the next meeting. Remaining on
the speakers list are Senators Levine and Avani.