ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

 

TUESDAY, September 15, 2009

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnoldy, Tod

Gomes, Ricardo

Rehling, Lu

 

Avani, Nathan

Hellenga, Kate

Rosegard, Erik

 

Bartscher, Patricia

Hellman, David

Rosser, Sue V.

 

Boyle, Andrea

Holzman, Barbara

Rothman, Barry

 

Burke, Adam

Hussain, Mahmood

Shapiro, Jerald

 

Chen, Yu-Charn

Jeung, Russell

Sherwin, Paul

 

Cheung, Yitwah

Jin, Leigh

Shrivastava, Vinay

 

Chou, Fang-yu

Lau, Jenny

Sinha, Dipendra

 

Collins, Robert

LePage, Pamela

Steier, Saul

 

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Levy, Eileen

Taylor, Don

 

Davila, Brigitte

McCarthy, Chris

Trautman, Ray

 

Flatt, Sylvia

McCracken, Bridget

Vaquilar, Julie

 

Getz, Trevor

Minami, Masahiko

Wagner, Venise

 

 

Ginwala, Cyrus

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Whalen, Shawn

 

Girouard, Shirley

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene

 

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Ozluk, Ozgur

 

 

 

 

Absences: Bugayong, Arlene (exc); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Danner, Don (exc); Gubeladze, Joseph (leave F09); Landry, Lynette(abs); Li, Wen-Chao “Chris” (abs); Mahan, Dianne (exc); Moody, Laura (exc); Neely, Francis (abs); Pong, Wenshen (exc); Salama, Mohammad (leave 09 10); Stowers, Genie (exc).

 

 

 

Guests: Linda Buckley, Suzanne Dmytrenko, Mike Goldman, Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Patricia Irvine, Nancy Hayes, Alex Katz, John Kim, Wanda Lee, Jo Volkert

 

         

 

 

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: 2:12 p.m.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

From the Chair

 

· UTPC retains 4 out of 5 original committee members, the unrepresented 4 colleges and the Library are conducting elections that should conclude by September 25, 2009

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for September 15, 2009--approved

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#2Introduction of Provost Sue Rosser—The Senate was addressed by Provost Rosser

 

AGENDA ITEM#3— Report from Leroy Morishita, VP of Administration & Finance—VP Morishita reported on the 2009-2010 SFSU Budget and estimated that next year’s campus deficit will be $30-35 million. The campus’ available discretionary non-salary funds will be about $11 million.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#4—Report from Jo Volkert, AVP, Enrollment Management—AVP Volkert presented a report on Fall 2009 Enrollments, targets, and Spring Admissions, as well as plans for Summer and Fall 2010. Fall 2009 FTES is lower by approximately 930 to date. International enrollments are up by approximately 50 to date. Regarding the 2009-10 target, CSU campuses that exceed target will have all surplus revenue deducted from 2010-2011 allocations. Campuses under target will not be penalized. Spring 2010 admissions have been limited to help reduce FTES. No undergraduate applications will be accepted (except veterans and international students with established agreements). Limited graduate applications accepted only for MBA, MPA, Nursing, Clinical Lab Science, Engineering, and Computer Science. Summer 2010 will revert to self-support. In Fall 2010, new student enrollment is expected to be reduced by approx. 500.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#5—Report from Ray Trautman, Vice Chair, Academic Senate: Summer Senate Activities—Senate Vice Chair Trautman reported on the Summer Senate activities, a copy will be available on the Academic Senate Web site.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#6—Senate Procedures Orientation—presuming that we have an uneven workload during the AY, we keep open the possibility of meeting 2-5 pm, though in general we may end at 4 pm. Please keep yourself available from 4-5 so that we do not lose quorum. Your presence is highly noted and required for us to do business. We may not begin or continue if we do not have a quorum. There is a 1st reading process (in which there is a general review of an item, and comments are directed to the members of the Standing Committee that brings forward a given item, they have control over any changes) and a 2nd reading process (at this time, the entire body holds the item and may make amendments according to Robert’s Rules: each person has a 10 minute maximum and may speak twice until everyone else on the Speaker’s List has spoken). When making amendments in 2nd reading, it is advised to circulate the amendment and a rationale for the amendment in advance of the meeting. Occasionally, rarely, some items may move from 1st reading to 2nd reading within one meeting. A consent item is one which is offered as a consent item by the offering committee and is presumed to have little objection, and may move from 1st to 2nd reading in one meeting without discussion; anyone may object to said item being put forth as a consent item.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#7—Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Standing Committee Assignments, 1st & 2nd Readings—The proposed assignments were approved.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM#8—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Charge, 1st Reading—Senator Hellenga moved the proposed changes on behalf of the SAC. Discussion included a review of the changes for accuracy, grammar, currency, as well as an elimination of era-specific language. Additional revisions include greater flexibility in the requirement of student participation. Senator McCracken, speaking as former SAC Chair, supported the changes, particularly to those providing greater flexibility to encourage more student participation. Senator Holzman moved to bring the item into 2nd reading, the motion carried. Action: the motion was approved.

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Adjournment—4:04 p.m.