San Francisco State UniversityACADEMIC SENATE MEETING


MINUTES


TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006


CALLED TO ORDER: 2:16 p.m.


Meeting Attendance:

Avani, Nathan

Fung, Robert

Ritter, Michael

Axler, Sheldon

Gemello, John

Saffold, Penny

Bartscher, Patricia

Gonzales, Dan

Smith, Alastair

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Gonzalez, Marty 

Steier, Saul

Boyle, Andrea

Gregory, Jan

Stowers, Genie

Chao, David

Heiman, Bruce

Suzuki, Dean

Chelberg, Gene

Kim, John

Todorov, Jassen

Colvin, Caran

Kohn, Jim

Ulasewicz, Connie

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Levine, Josh

Van Cleave, Kendra

Daley, Yvonne

Li, Wen-Chao

Velez, Pauline

Danner, Don

Linder, Martin

Whalen, Shawn

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Meredith, David

Williams, Robert

Fehrman, Kenneth

Minami, Masahiko

Yang, Nini

Fielden, Ned

Kim, John

Yee, Darlene

Foreman, Kim

Nichols, Amy

Zwillinger, Lesley

Absences:
Angelo, Albert (abs); Chao, David (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Domingo,

 Jamie (abs) Fowler, Marie (abs); Gregory,
Jan (exc); Jackson, Christopher (abs);

 (exc); Klingenberg, Larry; (sabbatical);
Levy, Eileen (exc); Liou, Shy-Shenq

 (exc); Morishita, Leroy (exc); Van Dam, Mary
Ann (exc)


Guests: Linda Buckley, Robert Cherny, Wan Lee Cheng, Ricardo
Gomes, Ann Hallum,

Nancy Hayes, Patricia
Irvine, Oswaldo Garcia, Helen, Goldsmith, Robert Spina,

Don Taylor, Marilyn
Verhey, Gail Whitaker




ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Colvin:

·
Commended
Senator Chelberg and Executive Assistant Angela Sposito for the successful
conclusion of the Academic Senate Staff Representative election.  Bridget McCracken, ASC for Criminal Justice
and Public Administration, will be serving a three year term as staff senator
effective the first meeting of the 2006-2007 Academic Senate.

·
Introduced Senator
Kim, who announced an opportunity to comment on General Education available
through May 15 on the Academic Senate Web site.

·
Announced that the
Center for Teaching and Faculty Development is hosting an open house today
through Thursday from 2:00 p.m.  to 5:00
p.m.  in LIB 435.  Senators are encouraged to attend.

·
Announced the
availability of the Division of Graduate Studies newsletter which is entitled “What's
Up?”  Contact the Division for a copy.

·
Announced that the
results of the CSU survey on General Education were distributed to Senators.

·
Announced that the
campus climate meeting, which was held this past Friday, was well attended and
recommendations will be posted on the Academic Senate's Web site.  The recommendations will be passed on to the
2006-2007 Academic Senate leadership for consideration and action.

·
Announced that All-University
elections should commence on Wednesday, May 3. 
Senators are asked to encourage their colleagues to vote.

·
Announced that Academic
Senate leadership will be elected at the May 16 meeting.  Senators are encouraged to consider running
for one of the leadership positions.

·
Announced that a
proposed schedule of Academic Senate meetings for the 2006-2007 academic year
was distributed to Senators via email yesterday.  If the Academic Senate Office does not hear
any objections by the end of the week, the proposed schedule will be adopted.


AGENDA ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR MAY 2nd,
2006


Senator Steier moved to postpone Agenda Item 6 until the first meeting
of the Academic Senate in fall semester 2006.

The motion was seconded by Senator Heiman.

The motion failed.


The agenda was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE
MEETING ON APRIL 18th, 2006


The minutes were approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #3-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 DESIGN-2ND
READING


CRAC Chair Nichols reviewed the proposal and re-introduced Professors
Ricardo Gomes and Sandra Kelch to speak to the item. 


The recommendation was approved with dissent.


AGENDA ITEM #4-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM
REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE M.A.  DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY-1ST and 2nd READINGS


Nichols, Daley m/s/p


CRAC Chair Nichols introduced the item along with Associate Dean Bob
Spina to speak to the proposal.


The recommendation was approved unanimously.


Chair Colvin thanked Associate Dean Spina for his service to the
University, especially the Academic Senate, and wished him well in his new role
at Old Dominion University.


AGENDA ITEM #5- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC
POLICIES COMMITTEE: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON WRITTEN
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (CWEP)-1ST

and 2nd READINGS


Kim, Ulasewicz m/s/p


APC Chair Kim introduced the item along with Professor Patricia Irvine,
Chair of CWEP, to speak to the item.


Senator Kohn made a friendly amendment, which was accepted, to insert “or
ESL” on page 3, line 27.


Senator Kohn moved to amend page 3, line 22 by changing the number of
college representatives from 8 to 3.

The motion was seconded by Senator Steier.

The amendment failed.


The recommendations, as amended, were approved without objection.


AGENDA ITEM #6- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE FACULTY
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE SFSU RETENTION, TENURE, and
PROMOTIONS POLICIES-1ST READING


Velez, Kohn m/s


FAC Chair Velez introduced the item.


The item will return in second reading at the meeting scheduled for May
16, 2006.


AGENDA ITEM #7- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE-1ST
READING.


Stowers, Steier m/s


APRC Chair Stowers introduced the item along with Professor Garcia to
speak to the proposal. 


The item will return in second reading at the meeting scheduled for May
16, 2006.


AGENDA ITEM #8-ADJOURNED 4:27 p.m.