ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, September
20, 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

Hayes, Nancy

Sherwin, Paul

 

Anderson, David

Hellman, David

Sigmon, Mark

 

Barranco, Joseph

Henderson,
Barbara

Steier, Saul

 

Bartscher,
Patricia

Holzman, Barbara

Stowers, Genie

 

Beatty, Brian

Hood, Pamela

Strong, Rob

 

Boyle, Andrea

Hyun, Helen

Taylor, Don 

 

Chernoff, Maxine

Lau, Jenny

Trautman, Ray

 

Cholette, Susan

Linder, Martin

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Cleary, John

Lopez, Eurania

Vredenburg, Vance

 

Collins, Robert

McCracken,
Bridget

Wagner, Venise

 

Dariotis, Wei
Ming

Ozluk, Ozgur

Wang, Lihua

 

Davis, Harvey
“Skip”

Privé, Alice

Wanek, Linda

 

Gamboa, Yolanda

Rothman, Barry

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Getz, Trevor

Rourke, David

Yee-Melichar,
Darlene

 

Ginwala, Cyrus

Runquist, Beth

 

 

Hanley, Lawrence

Salama, Mohammad 

 

 

 

Absences: Azadpur, Mohammad (on leave F11);
Corrigan, Robert (exc); Drennan, Marie (exc); Garcia, Oswaldo (exc); Girouard,
Shirley (exc); Rosser, Sue V (exc); Usowicz, Thaddeus (abs)

 

Guests:  Evelyn Hooker, Penny Saffold, Gene Chelberg,
Helen Goldsmith, Gail Evans, Jo Volkert, Linda Buckley, Sacha Bunge, Jay
Ward, Brett Smith, Nancy Gerber, Joseph Greenwell

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements
were made.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for September 06, 2011

The Minutes were Approved, as amended per Senator Hellman’s Request.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for September 20, 2011

The Agenda was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

The Academic Senate heard a
comprehensive report from Chair Vaughn. Central in this report was a call for
commitment to the common good at SF State University in the face of change,
challenge, and crisis. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Announcement from Jay Ward, Office of
International Programs on International Education Week, November 14-18, 2011

The Academic Senate heard
announcements from Jay Ward, Office of International Programs on International
Education Week.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Report
from Vice President of Student Affairs Penny Saffold and

Associate Dean of Students and Director of LEAD (Leadership, Action,
Engagement, Development) Joseph Greenwell: 
Student Life Initiatives

The Academic Senate heard
a comprehensive report from Vice President Of Student Affairs Penny Saffold and
Associate Dean of Students and Director of LEAD Joseph Greenwell. The following
points were discussed:

a.    
The following LEAD goals were discussed: retention
and graduation facilitation, safe and alternative social events, student needs
assessment, strengthening class identity, strengthening alumni support, and
develop more SF State traditions that compliment current ones.

b.     The
following student demographic information was shared:

a.    
The freshman population has doubled.

b.    
More students are coming from southern
California.

c.    
68.5% of students are satisfied with student
life.

d.    
86.6% of students want more entertainment events
that they can attend.

e.    
LEAD efforts have lent to - although not
the sole factor in - an approximate 32% reduction in overall incidents.

c.     The
Student Life website was explained.

 

Academic Senators raised
the following questions were raised:

1.                      
Is it possible to have similar resources for the
faculty?

2.                      
Is it possible to share more of these data with
the Academic Senate?

3.                      
What types of community service organizations
are available to students?

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Report from Trevor Getz, Nancy Gerber, Helen
Goldsmith, and Jo Volkert, Venise Wagner: 
High Impact Practices—Time Certain No Later Than 3:00p.m.

With the time certain
reached, the Academic Senate heard a report from Trevor Getz, Nancy Gerber,
Helen Goldsmith, and Jo Volkert, Venise Wagner on High Impact Practices. The
following issues were discussed:

a.     The
central focus of the working group was the First Year Experience to ensure
student success.

b.     Students
Learning Outcomes will be integrated into the new baccalaureate degree.

c.     The
intended goal is to facilitate student success that enables students to
participate globally.

 

Academic Senators raised
the following questions:

1.     Is
it possible for a connection to be created between the high impact practices
being used at SF State and affiliated institutes and organizations?

2.     Will
data be collected for all students on campus, particularly underserved student
populations?

3.     To
what extent was thought given to student critical thinking capacities?

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Report from Statewide Senators—Time
Certain No Later Than 3:30p.m.

With a time certain being
reached, the Academic Senate heard a report from Statewide Academic Senators
Boyle, Linder, and Yee-Melichar on pending resolutions, task force work for the
current academic year (e.g., on-line learning, etc.), Title V changes related
to on-line education, the signing of the Assembly Dream Act, budget
augmentation and Collective Bargaining concerns, etc.

 

With a time certain
reached, Chair Vaughn called for a motion to extend the discussion. Senator
Salama moved to extend the discussion by five minutes. The motion passed and
the discussion was extended for five minutes.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Senate Elections for the All-University
Committee on International Programs; Board of Appeals and Review; & Student
Center Governing Board—Time Certain No Later Than 3:50p.m.

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

Nominations will be taken from the floor

 

The Item was discussed.
Elections were held. Maziar Behrooz (History Department) was elected to the All-University
Committee on International Programs. Barbara Loomis (History Department) and
Dina Redman (School of Social Work) were elected to the Board of Appeals and
Review by acclamation. Student Center Governing Board nominations will remain
open, as no nominees were put forward.

 

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

The Academic Senate
adjourned at 4:00 p.m.