ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 12, 2006


CALLED TO ORDER:
2:11 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Meredith

·
Announced that each
Senator has a name tent which should be picked up on the way in to every
meeting. Senators should hold
their name tent up high when they want to be recognized by the Chair.

·
Thanked Allam El
Qada for providing with catering at the opening faculty convocation.

·
Introduced Vice
Chair Velez who announced that there will be a faculty and staff retreat on
January 22, 2007 at the new downtown campus, thanks to Dean Gail Whitaker and
Dean Nancy Hayes. More information
will be forthcoming.

·
Introduced Secretary
Chelberg who announced that a fundraiser for athletic and creative arts
scholarships will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16 at 8:00
p.m. in McKenna Theater. Carol
Channing, along with others, will perform. For more information, contact the Creative Arts Box Office.

·
Announced the
appointment of three external reviewers for the undergraduate requirements
review. They are: Robert
Shoenberg, Jacquelyn Kegley and Kenyon Chan

·
Announced that
former Senator shy Shenq Liou’s daughter, who was hit by an automobile, last
year, remains unconscious in China.
Senators were invited to sign cards to send to Professor Liou and his
family.


AGENDA ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR September 12, 2006

The agenda was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE LAST MEETING OF THE 2005-2006 ACADEMIC
SENATE ON May 16, 2006

The minutes were approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #3-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE FIRST MEETING OF THE 2006-2007 ACADEMIC
SENATE ON May 16, 2006

The minutes were approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #4-REPORT FROM LEE BLITCH, VP UNIVERSITY
ADVANCEMENT

Chair Meredith introduced Vice President Blitch who updated the
Senate on SF State’s new branding initiative. Vice President Blitch introduced Ellen Griffin, Director of
Public Affairs and Publications, to speak to details of the initiative.


AGENDA ITEM # 5-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW AND
APPROVAL COMMITTEE (CRAC): PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE MINOR IN EUROPEAN AREA
STUDIES.

Levy, Ulasewicz m/s/p

CRAC Chair Levy introduced the item along with Assistant Professor
Sarah Curtis and Dean Joel Kassiola to speak to the proposal.


The recommendation passed without opposition.


AGENDA ITEM # 6-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW AND
APPROVAL COMMITTEE (CRAC): PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
PROGRAM.

Levy, Levine m/s

CRAC Chair Levy introduced the item along with Associate Professor
Carlos Davidson, Associate Dean Dawn Terrell and Dean Joel Kassiola to speak to
the proposal.


The proposal will return in 2nd reading at the September 26, 2006
meeting.


AGENDA ITEM #7-ELECTION FOR THE ACADEMIC SENATE ELECTIONS
COMMITTEE.

The following Senators were elected to serve on the elections
committee for the 2006-2007 Academic Year:

Senator Harvey “Skip” Davis,

Senator Derethia DuVal and

Senator Bridget McCracken.


The agenda was extended to 4:00 p.m. with opposition.


AGENDA ITEM #8-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE FACULTY AFFAIRS
COMMITTEE (FAC)-INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE RETENTION TENURE
AND PROMOTIONS POLICY

Kohn, Fehrman m/s

FAC Chair Kohn introduced the item and spoke to the history of the
proposed changes. He requested
that Senators limit their comments to the first five pages of the proposal.


The item will remain in 1st reading at the September 26,
2006 meeting of the Academic Senate.


AGENDA ITEM #9-ADJOURNED 3:59 p.m.

Immediately following adjournment, there was an
orientation meeting for new and returning senators.

Senate Chair Meredith presented a brief overview of the role
of the Academic Senate.

Senate Vice Chair Velez reviewed the role of the Executive
Committee.

Senate Secretary Gene Chelberg commented on the recording of
senate meetings.