ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING MINUTES for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2005


 CALLED TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

Angelo, Albert

Gonzalez Marty 

Ritter, Michael

Avani, Nathan

Gregory, Jan

Smith, Alastair

Axler, Sheldon

Heiman, Bruce

Steier, Saul

Bartscher, Patricia

Irvine, Patricia

Stowers, Genie

Boyle, Andrea

Kim, John

Todorov, Jassen

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Kohn, Jim

Ulasewicz, Connie

Chao, David

Klingenberg, Larry

Van Cleave, Kendra

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Langbort, Carol

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Chelberg, Gene

Levine, Josh

Velez, Pauline

Chen, Yu Charn

Levy, Eileen

Williams, Robert

Colvin, Caran

Li, Wen-Chao

White, Lisa

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Linder, Martin

Whalen, Shawn

Daley, Yvonne

Liou, Shy-Shenq

Yang, Nini

Danner, Don

Meredith, David

Yee, Darlene

Fehrman, Kenneth

Minami, Misahiko

Zwillinger, Lesley

Fung, Robert

Morishita, Leroy

Gonzales, Dan

Nichols, Amy


Gemello, John

Pong, Wenshen






Absences:  Bernard-Powers,
Jane (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Enssani, Elahi (exc); Gerson,
Deborah (abs); Fielden, Ned (exc); Roy, Parama (abs); Saffold, Penny
(exc);

Suzuki, Dean

(exc)


Guests: Lee
Blitch, Dan Buttlaire, Georgiana Esquivias, Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum,
Nancy Hayes,  Marilyn

 Verhey,
Aimee Barnes, Linda Ellis, Barbara Luzardi, Robert Cherny, Bob Spina,
Don Taylor, Gail Whitaker


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair
Colvin announced:

* The
DRAFT guidelines for the 6th cycle of academic program review with a proposed emphasis
on graduate programs are available for review and comment on the Academic
Senate Web site.  If the guidelines are
approved by the Academic Senate discussion will turn to the draft criteria and
indicators document.  Approval of the
guidelines does not imply automatic approval of the criteria/indicators.

* The
CSU Lower Division Transfer Project will continue this year with the addition
of ten academic programs at SFSU.  A
campus working group is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to review the process.

* The Writing
Taskforce Report is available for review and comment online at the Academic
Senate Web site. 

* The Facilitating
Graduation Taskforce has drafted a campus response to the CSU CO’s 22
recommendations for enhancing graduation rates. 
The Taskforce will report at the next meeting of the Academic
Senate. 


AGENDA
ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR September 20, 2005

Approved
by general consent


AGENDA
ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON September 6, 2005

Approved
by general consent


AGENDA
ITEM #3-ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REPORT FROM PROVOST JOHN M.  GEMELLO

Chair Colvin
introduced Provost Gemello.  The Provost
addressed the following issues: budgets, campus FTES target increase, approval
of T/TT searches, and the status of academic administrative searches.


AGENDA
ITEM #4-REPORT FROM THE WRITING TASK FORCE- DAN BUTTLAIRE, CHAIR

Chair Colvin
introduced Dan Buttlaire, Chair of the Writing Taskforce.  The Chair reviewed the history and status of
the Writing Taskforce.  All members of
the campus are invited to review and comment on the draft report online at the
Academic Senate Web site.  Comments will
be accepted through October 14, 2005. 
The Taskforce expects to forward the final report to the Academic Senate
by November 15, 2005.  Any final policy
recommendations will come to the Senate via the Academic Policies Committee.

 

AGENDA
ITEM # 5-ELECTION FOR ACADEMIC SENATE REPRESENTATIVES TO UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES:

Chair
Colvin solicited nominations from the floor and the results of the election are
as follows.

BOAR: Rick
Houlberg and David Meredith were elected by secret ballot.

ENROLLMENT
MANAGEMENT:  Darlene Yee was elected by
acclimation.

GRADUATE
COUNCIL:  Alvin Alvarez was elected by
secret ballot.

UNIVERSITY
BUDGET COMMITTEE:  Genie Stowers was
elected by secret ballot.


AGENDA
ITEM #6-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE-PROPOSED ACADEMIC
CALENDAR FOR SPRING 2007-2ND Reading

Chair
Kim moved an amendment to the proposed academic calendar for Spring 2007.  The amendment was seconded by Senator
Steier.  The amendment proposes to change
the first day of the spring semester 2007 to January 22, 2007.  This changes the first day of instruction to
January 24, 2007.  The amendment
compensates for the Governor’s Executive Order mandating that Veterans Day be
observed on the actual day (November 10, 2006). 
Discussion ensued. 

Approved
with dissent


The
Academic Senate returned to the approval of the amended academic calendar for
Spring 2007.

Approved
with dissent


AGENDA
ITEM #7-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE-

PROPOSED
ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR SUMMER 2006-1ST and 2ND Readings

Kim, Velez
m/s/p


Chair
Kim introduced the item.  Discussion
ensued.  Senator Gregory moved to close
debate. 

Approved
with dissent


AGENDA
ITEM #8-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING
VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN-1st and 2nd Readings

Gregory,
Yee m/s/p


Senator
Gregory introduced the item.  Discussion
Ensued. 

Approved
with dissent


AGENDA
ITEM #9- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW and APPROVAL COMMITTEE: REVISION
TO THE B.S.  DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY-1ST
and 2ND Readings.

Nichols,
van Dam m/s/p


Chair Nichols
introduced the item along with Associate Dean Bob Spina and Dean Don Taylor.  Discussion ensued.

Approved
without dissent


AGENDA
ITEM #10-ADJOURNED-3:30 p.m.


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