ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
MINUTES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

Meeting Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Heiman, Bruce

Steier, Saul

Avani, Nathan

Kim, John

Stowers, Genie

Axler, Sheldon

Kohn, Jim

Suzuki, Dean

Bartscher, Patricia

Klingenberg, Larry

Todorov, Jassen

Boyle, Andrea

Levine, Josh

Ulasewicz, Connie

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Levy, Eileen

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Chao, David

Li, Wen-Chao

Velez, Pauline

Chelberg, Gene

Linder, Martin

Williams, Robert

Colvin, Caran

Liou, Shy-Shenq

White, Lisa

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Meredith, David

Whalen, Shawn

Enssani, Elahe

Minami, Masahiko

Yang, Nini

Fehrman, Kenneth

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene

Fung, Robert

Nichols, Amy

Zwillinger, Lesley

Gonzales, Dan

Pong, Wenshen


Gemello, John

Ritter, Michael


Gonzalez Marty

Saffold, J.E. (Penny)


Gregory, Jan

Smith, Alastair








Absences: Bernard-Powers, Jane
(abs);
Chattopadhyay, Sudip; Daley, Yvonne (exc); Danner, Don (exc); Gerson,

Deborah Jackson, Langbort, Carol (abs); Chris (abs); Klingenberg, Larry (exc); (abs); Van
Cleave, Kendra (
exc); Roy,

Parama (abs);

Guests: Oswaldo Garcia, Ann
Hallum, Dorothy
Tsuruta, Sam Rodriguez, Marilyn Verhey, Aimee

Barnes, Linda Ellis,
Marie Fowler, Robert Cherny, Gail Whitaker, Victor Cordell, Nancy Hayes,
Gilda

Bloom, Wen Chao Li

Called to order: 2:10 p.m.

Chair Colvin Announcements:

·
Sixth Cycle of
Review is online for review and asked people to consider the guidelines.

·
Final Report
of the Writing Task Force has been completed its report and it will be uploaded
on the senate website for comment in the same format as the Sixth Cycle of
Review Guidelines.

·
Facilitating
Graduation Task Force continues to meet and she expects to have them on the
Senate agenda very soon.

·
Lower-Division
Transfer Project and that thirty programs and departments participate last year
and
this year there are eleven new programs and departments have been
identified. A letter was sent to the chairs and program directors,
letting them know about the program.

Chair Colvin asked the
floor for any other announcements. There were none.

Senator Meredith clarified
that the Writing Task Force has a preliminary report, which will have the same
format as the Sixth Cycle of Review, for comment by the campus community.


AGENDA ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF
THE AGENDA FOR September 6, 2005

Senator Meredith moved to
amend the agenda with a new item six: a resolution in support of Hurricane
Katrina relief.

The agenda, as amended, was
approved by general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF
THE MINUTES FOR THE LAST MEETING OF THE FORMER SENATE ON May 10, 2005

Senator Yee
clarified that on page four, Item Four, Ann Hallum and
her attended a CSU system-wide student research competition and
not a conference.

The minutes, as corrected,
were approved by general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #3-APPROVAL OF
THE MINUTES FOR THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW SENATE ON May 10, 2005

Senator Levy noted that she
was in attendance.

The minutes, as corrected,
were approved by general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #4-REPORT FROM
LINDA ELLIS, CFA CHAPTER PRESIDENT-ADDRESS TO FACULTY

Chair Colvin welcome
Professor Linda Ellis--Museum Studies—newly elected Chapter President of the
California Faculty Association (CFA) to the Academic Senate. Professor
Ellis addressed the body.

AGENDA
ITEM #5-INTRODUCTION OF NEW ADMINISTRATORS

Chair Colvin introduced the
following new administrators:

Deans: Nancy Hayes, College of Business; Robert Cherny, Undergraduate
Studies (Interim), Office of University Advancement: Lee
Blitch, VP; Donna Blakemore, AVP, Development (AVP
Blakemore was unable to be present since her appointment had yet to start); Sam
Rodriguez, Sr. Director, Government and Community Relations


AGENDA ITEM
#6-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION In support of Hurricane Katrina Relief

Gregory, Steier
m/s/p

The resolution was approved
without dissent.


AGENDA ITEM # 7-NOMINATIONS
FOR ACADEMIC SENATE REPRESENTATIVES TO UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES:

Chair Colvin solicited nominations
from the floor for the following positions:

BOAR: Rick Houlberg and
David Meredith

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT:
Darlene Yee

GRADUATE COUNCIL: Alvin
Alvarez and Nathan
Avani

Additional nominations should be submitted to the
Academic Senate office by the end of the week. Elections for the above
positions will be held on the floor of the Senate at the September 20, 2005
meeting.


AGENDA ITEM #8-ELECTION FOR
THE ACADEMIC SENATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Chair Colvin solicited Nominations
from the floor of the senate. The following Senators were elected by
secret ballot:


Mary
Ann van Dam, Nini Yang, and Marty Gonzalez


AGENDA ITEM #9-REPORT FROM
THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE:

TITLE CHANGE OF THE BLACK
STUDIES DEPARTMENT


Senator Nichols
reported on the Black Studies Department changing its name to the Africana
Studies Department. Nichols introduced Professor Dorothy
Tsuruta and Associate Dean, Jim Okutsu to receive comments/questions.
Discussion ensued.


AGENDA ITEM #10-REPORT FROM
THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE:

TITLE CHANGE OF THE
ACCELERATED MBA PROGRAM


Senator Nichols
reported on the Accelerated MBA changing its name to the Executive MBA. Nichols

introduced Dean Hayes, Jon Hobbs and Victor Cordell
to receive comments/questions. Discussion ensued.


AGENDA ITEM
#11-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: RESOLUTION ON CONSTITUTION
DAY-1ST and 2nd Readings


Gregory, Ulasewicz m/s/p

The resolution was
unanimously approved.


AGENDA ITEM
#12-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE-PROPOSED SEMESTER
CALENDAR FOR SPRING 2007

1st Reading


Kim, Nichols m/s

Senator Kim reviewed the
proposed calendar for spring 2007. Discussion ensued. The item will
return in second reading at the September 20, 2005 meeting of the Academic
Senate.


AGENDA ITEM #13-ADJOURNED:
4:00p.m.


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