ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY,
APRIL 18, 2006


CALLED
TO ORDER: 2:17 p.m.

Meeting
Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Fung, Robert

Ritter, Michael

Avani, Nathan

Gemello, John

Saffold, Penny

Axler, Sheldon

Gonzales, Dan

Smith, Alastair

Bartscher, Patricia

Gonzalez, Marty 

Steier, Saul

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Gregory, Jan

Stowers, Genie

Boyle, Andrea

Heiman, Bruce

Suzuki, Dean

Chao, David

Kim, John

Todorov, Jassen

Chelberg, Gene

Kohn, Jim

Ulasewicz, Connie

Colvin, Caran

Levine, Josh

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Li, Wen-Chao

Van Cleave, Kendra

Corrigan, Robert

Linder, Martin

Velez, Pauline

Danner, Don

Meredith, David

Whalen, Shawn

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Minami, Masahiko

Williams, Robert

Fehrman, Kenneth

Morishita, Leroy

Yang, Nini

Fielden, Ned

Kim, John

Yee, Darlene

Foreman, Kim

Nichols, Amy

Zwillinger, Lesley

Absences:
Daley, Yvonne (abs); Domingo, Jamie (abs) Fowler, Marie (abs); Jackson,

 Christopher (abs);
(exc); Klingenberg, Larry; (sabbatical); Levy, Eileen (exc); Liou,

Shy-Shenq (exc);


Guests: Lee Colvin, Aimee Barnes, Kevin Bowman,
Linda Buckley, Wan Lee Cheng, Jim

Edwards, Linda Ellis, Ann Hallum, Nancy Hayes, Helen,
Goldsmith, Ricardo Gomes, Kenneth

Monteiro, Nancy Noble, Jacob Perea, Sue Pok, Brett Smith,
Robert Spina, Dawn Terrell, Don

Taylor, Pamela Vaughn, Marilyn Verhey, Gail Whitaker, Chief
Wible


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Colvin announced:

·
There is an opportunity to vote on a revision
to the Academic Senate CSU constitution. 
Senators were directed to the Academic Senate SFSU Web site to read more
about the proposed changes and to vote by no later than April 30, 2006.

·
The nomination's period for
University-wide elected leadership positions is open through Friday, April 21,
2006.  Senators were encouraged to
nominate colleagues and were directed to the Academic Senate SFSU Web site for
more information.

·
The election for the Academic Senate Staff
Representative is open through Monday, April 24, 2006.  Senators are reminded that only staff are
eligible to vote in this election.

·
Vice Chair Williams introduced Mr.  Lee Colvin, 1 half of the parties responsible
for the existence of the Chair.

·
After today’s meeting, the Academic Senate
will meet twice more this semester—May 2 and May 16.  Elections for Senate Chair, Vice Chair,
Secretary, and At-Large-Members (two positions) will be held at the May 16 meeting.  Neither the current Chair or Vice chair will
be seeking re-election.

·
Secretary Chelberg noted the availability
of a laminated earthquake resource sheet provided by the Department of Public
Safety).  Senators were encouraged to
make a personal plan for responding to emergencies and to share the resource
with their colleagues and classes.


AGENDA
ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR APRIL 18th, 2006

The agenda was approved
unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON March
28th,
2006

The minutes were approved
unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM #3- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE: PROPOSED
REVISIONS TO THE ACADEMIC SENATE ADVISING POLICY, #S95-191-2nd READING

APC Chair Kim reminded
Senators of the rationale behind the proposed changes as well as the potential
impact of the revisions.

Senator Zwillinger made a
friendly amendment, which was accepted, to change the name of the policy to
include the word “undergraduate”.

Senator Levine made a
friendly amendment, which was accepted, to delete the word “new” and replace it
with the word “revised” on page 8, line 45.

Senator Axler made a
friendly amendment, which was accepted, to delete the words “purchasing and
reading” with the word “consulting” on page 2, line 46.

Senator Kohn made a
friendly amendment, which was accepted, to insert the words “approved by an
advisor” following the words “a graduation plan” on page 8, line 38  and to insert the words “approved by an
advisor” following the words “a degree completion plan” on page 8, line 44.


The recommendation, as
amended, was approved with dissent.


AGENDA
ITEM #4-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE:
PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE B.S.  DEGREE IN
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; CONCENTRATION IN MANAGEMENT 1ST and 2nd READINGS

Nichols, Steier m/s/p

CRAC Chair Nichols
introduced the item along with Dean Nancy Hayes and Professors Ed Ericson and
Norma Carr-Ruffino to speak to the proposed revisions.


The proposal was approved
with dissent.


AGENDA
ITEM #5-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE:
PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE M.A.  DEGREE IN
GERONTOLOGY 1ST and 2nd READINGS

Nichols, Steier m/s/p

Chair Nichols introduced
the item along with Professors Anabel Pelham, Brian de Vries, and Darlene Yee
to speak to the proposed revisions.

Senator Stowers made a
friendly amendment, which was accepted, to delete the words “within each
emphasis” on page 8, line 5.


The proposal was approved
without dissent.

 

AGENDA
ITEM #6-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE:
PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE B.A.  DEGREE IN
INDUSTRIAL ARTS and PROPOSAL FOR A NEW CONCENTRATION IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION
DESIGN1ST READING

Nichols, Steier m/s

Chair Nichols introduced
the item along with Professors Ricardo Gomes and Sandra Kelch to speak to the
proposals.


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


AGENDA
ITEM #7- DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: REVIEW OF FEEDBACK
REGARDING PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE SFSU RETENTION, TENURE, and PROMOTIONS POLICIES

FAC Chair Velez facilitated
a discussion on feedback received to date.


AGENDA
ITEM #8- DISCUSSION ITEM FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: IMPLEMENTING ACADEMIC
SENATE RESOLUTION RF05-242 ON THE INCIDENT OF OCTOBER 25, 2005

Chair Colvin introduced the
item along with Dean Jacob Perea to speak to “next steps” for the campus to
consider taking.  An open meeting will be
held on Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. 
The location will be announced.


AGENDA
ITEM #9-ADJOURNED 4:36 p.m.