ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, September
6, 2011

SEVEN HILLS
CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 -
2:10 p.m.

The Open Floor Period
provides an informal opportunity for faculty members to raise questions or make
comments directed to Senate officers or to university administrators.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

 

 

 

Alvarenga,
Gabriela

Ginwala, Cyrus

Rourke, David

 

Anderson, David

Girouard, Shirley

Runquist, Beth

 

Barranco, Joseph

Hanley, Lawrence

Salama, Mohammad 

 

Beatty, Brian

Hayes, Nancy

Sherwin, Paul

 

Boyle, Andrea

Hellman, David

Sigmon, Mark

 

Chernoff, Maxine

Henderson,
Barbara

Steier, Saul

 

Cholette, Susan

Holzman, Barbara

Stowers, Genie

 

Cleary, John

Hood, Pamela

Taylor, Don 

 

Collins, Robert

Hyun, Helen

Trautman, Ray

 

Corrigan, Robert

Lau, Jenny

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Dariotis, Wei
Ming

Linder, Martin

Vredenburg, Vance

 

Davis, Harvey
“Skip”

Lopez, Eurania

Wagner, Venise

 

Drennan, Marie

McCracken,
Bridget

Wang, Lihua

 

Gamboa, Yolanda

Ozluk, Ozgur

Wanek, Linda

 

Garcia, Oswaldo

Rothman, Barry

Yee-Melichar,
Darlene

 

Getz, Trevor

Rosser, Sue V.

 

 

 

Absences: Azadpur, Mohammad (on leave F11);
Bartscher, Patricia (exc);

 

Guests:  Derek Aitken, Shawn Whalen, Natalio Avani,
Emmeline Wei, Kit Bomar, Helen Goldsmith, Loretta Stec, Ned Fielden, Ken
Monteiro, Patricia Irvine, Sacha Bunge, Janet Remolona

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
were made. With a quorum being present, the meeting was called to order.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for September 6, 2011

The Agenda was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Chair’s Report

The Academic Senate heard a comprehensive report from Chair
Vaughn. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Report from Interim VP of Administration&
Finance, Nancy Hayes:  Overview of
the SF State Budget with Q & A

The Academic Senate heard
a comprehensive report and review of the budget from VP of Administration &
Finance, Nancy Hayes.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from University Provost Rosser:  Trends in Tenure, Tenure Track Faculty
from 2000-2010

The Academic Senate heard
a comprehensive report from Provost Rosser. The following questions were
raised:

a.                               
How can the Academic Senate enable us to move
forward?

b.                               
What impact might reorganization have on
incoming students?

c.                               
Who is in charge of the restructuring and what
does it mean?

d.                               
How can the Academic Senate work with the
colleges to move forward?

      It is important
to pay clear attention to the lesson learned from faculty going   

      through reorganization.

e.                               
How can we pay more attention to staff that are
coping with reorganization?

f.                                
Is it possible for the Academic Senate to
consult the staff?

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Discussion Item:  Status of University Reorganization

The Academic Senate
engaged in a discussion of the campus reorganization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Academic Senate
Executive Committee:  Proposed Resolution
on Selection of Presidents in the California State University—Time
Certain, No Later Than 4:00 p.m.

The Item was discussed.
Senator Linder motioned to move the Item to Second Reading. The vote was
called. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Senate Elections for the All-University Teacher
Education Committee; Enrollment Management Committee; & University Budget
Committee

Nominees and their information can be found on the Senate Web site

Nominations will be taken from the floor

The Item was discussed
and elections were performed. The following individuals were elected:

Dr. Ali Borjian was
elected by acclamation to the All-University Teacher Education Committee, Dr.
Jeff Snipes was elected by acclamation to the Enrollment Management Committee,
and Senators Davis and Linder were elected to the University Budget
Committee.  

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Academic Senate Executive
Committee: Approval of Proposed Standing Committee Assignments, 1st
Reading

The Item was discussed.
Senator Hanley motioned to move the Item to Second Reading.  The vote was called. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m.

The Academic Senate
adjourned at 4:32 p.m.