ACADEMIC
SENATE MEETING MINUTES for October 18, 2005


Meeting
Attendance:

Angelo, Albert

Heiman, Bruce

Fehrman, Kenneth

Avani, Nathan

Irvine, Patricia

Steier, Saul

Axler, Sheldon

Jackson Chris

Stowers, Genie

Bartscher, Patricia

Kim, John

Suzuki, Dean

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Kohn, Jim

Ulasewicz, Connie

Boyle, Andrea

Klingenberg, Larry

Van Cleave, Kendra

Chao, David

Langbort, Carol

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Chelberg, Gene

Levine, Josh

Velez, Pauline

Colvin, Caran

Levy, Eileen

Williams, Robert

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

Li, Wen-Chao

Whalen, Shawn

Daley, Yvonne

Linder, Martin

Yang, Nini

Danner, Don

Liou, Shy-Shenq

Yee, Darlene

Fielden, Ned

Meredith, David


Zwillinger, Lesley

Foreman, Kim

Minami, Masahiko


Gemello, John

Morishita, Leroy


Gonzalez, Dan

Pong, Wenshen


Gonzalez Marty 

Ritter, Michael


Gregory, Jan

Smith, Alastair





Absences:  Bernard-Powers,
Jane (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Enssani, Elahi (exc); Gerson, Deborah (abs)

Chattopadhyay; Sudip (abs); Fung, Robert
(exc); King, Philip (exc); Nichols, Amy (exc); Todorov,

 Jassen
(exc);  White, Lisa (exc); Saffold,
Penny


Guests:
Alvin Alvarez, Aimee Barnes, Robert Cherny, Oswaldo Garcia, Richard Giardina,
Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Nancy Hayes, Barbara Holtzman, Sung Hu, Wanda
Lee, Kathleen Mosier, Robert Spina

Don Taylor,  Marilyn Verhey, Gail Whitaker


MEETING
CALLED TO ORDER: 2:16 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Colvin announced:


·
Senator Heiman provided an update of the
Hurricane Katrina Coordinating Committee on behalf of Senator White.  For more information on campus, visit the SFSU
website at www.sfsu.edu and click on the
Hurricane Katrina link. Senators with specific questions should contact senator
White at lwhite@sfsu.edu

·
Senator Yee has been appointed to the ASCSU
Taskforce on the establishment of academic policies for the independent CSU
Doctor of Education degree.  Yee will
also be establishing a campus-based work group to identify recommendations for
the system-wide taskforce.  The
campus-based work group will be meeting on 25 October at 10:00 a.m.  in Burk Hall 501.

·

Marcus Harvey— Western Director of the American
Association of University Professors, is speaking on campus today on “Academic
Freedom at Ground Zero” As part of the Academic Freedom Committee’s speaker’s
series.

·
The Writing Taskforce is compiling campus
feedback and expects to present its final report to the Senate on 15 November.


AGENDA
ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR October 18, 2005


Meredith, D. Gonzales m/s/p

The agenda was approved
unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON October 4, 2005


The minutes were approved
by general consent.


AGENDA
ITEM #3-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW AND APPROVAL
COMMITTEE-PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR THE 6TH CYCLE OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW 2ND
READING


APRC Chair Stowers reviewed
changes made to the proposed guidelines based on the discussion in first
reading.  Stowers also reviewed a memo
from the Graduate Council outlining three areas of concern: differential
funding, the enhanced role of the APRC, and the review of accredited programs.


Chair Colvin suggested that
the Senate consider any amendments section by section with a vote of the entire
document--up or down--at the conclusion of the discussion.


Section 1: Senator Kohn
moved to amend line 21 page 2 by striking, “through a differential formula.”  The amendment was accepted as friendly and
approved by general consent.


Section 2: Senator Yee
shared some comments on behalf of the College of Health and Human Services
Council.  The comments included: support
of the 6th cycle focusing on graduate programs; and concern about
the APRC’s structure and function in the 6th cycle.

Senator Zwillinger moved to
amend line 2 page 5 by inserting “and or college” after the word unit.  The amendment was accepted as friendly and
approved by general consent.


Senator Gregory noted a
correction to line 17 page 2 after the words “undergraduate programs]. To
insert end quotation marks.  Chair Colvin
noted the correction and requested that future minor corrections be submitted
to the Academic Senate Office.


Senator Kohn moved to amend
line 8 page 5 by inserting “in order to avoid negative consequences including possible
discontinuance” after the word undertaken. 
The amendment was accepted as friendly and approved by general consent.


Senator Kohn moved to amend
lines 2 and 7 page 5 by deleting “is mandated” and “or mandated.”  Senator Gregory seconded the motion.  Debate ensued.


Motion to close debate.

Jackson, Steier m/s/p


The Senate returned to the
amendment.

A Senator call for division
of the question.

* 17 in favor

* 21 opposed

* 1 abstention

The amendment failed.


Senator Daley moved to
amend lines 2 and 7 page 5 by replacing the word “mandate” with the word
“require.” The amendment was accepted as friendly and approved by general
consent. 


Section 3: Senator
Ulasewicz moved to amend line 14, page 5, by inserting the word “brief” before
the word “documentation.”  The amendment
was accepted as friendly and approved by general consent.


Senator Zwillinger moved to
amend line 24, page 5, by replacing the word “mandated” with the word
“required.”  The amendment was accepted
as friendly and approved by general consent.


Section 4: Senator Angelo
moved to amend line 2, page 6, by replacing the word “mandates” with the word
“requirements.”  The amendment was
accepted as friendly and approved by general consent.


Senator Whalen moved to
amend line 34 page 5 by inserting “unless reviewed as part of the units
external accreditation process.”  The
amendment was accepted as friendly and approved by general consent.


Section 5: Senator Angelo
moved to amend line 12 page 6 by replacing the word “mandate” with the word “require.”  The amendment was accepted as friendly and
approved by general consent.


The original motion as
amended was approved unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM #4-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE:  REVISION OF THE FALL 2006 ACADEMIC
CALENDAR-VETERAN's DAY OBSERVANCE CHANGE, 1ST AND 2ND READINGS


Kim, Ulasewicz m/s/p

APC Chair Kim introduced
the recommendation. 

The recommendation was approved
unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM # 5-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE-DRAFT GUIDELINES
FOR THE EXTERNAL REVIEW OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1ST READING


Kim, Jackson m/s

APC Chair Kim introduced
the recommendation and provided Senators with some context for the proposed
external review.  Factors included:
findings from the Facilitating Graduation Taskforce; a recognition that time to
graduation is a problem throughout the CSU and nationally; the ongoing problem
of limited resources and increasing numbers of students; and a recent
memorandum from the CSU Chancellors Office requesting campuses to answer 22 questions
regarding time to graduation. …


Senator Jackson seconded
the recommendation and stated that he would be proposing student membership on
the various committees when appropriate.


Senator D. Gonzales
directed Senators’ attention to a handout developed by the General Education
Council (GEC).  Major points included:
the considerable overlap of structures and responsibilities between the GEC and
the proposal; the GEC is already in   possession
of a majority of the documents referred to in the proposal; and the GEC
unanimously agreed with the following statement:

“…the council (GEC) is
willing to collect the data specified in item 6 and the information related to
item 14 and to report its findings directly to the Senate.  If the Senate wants a new committee (i.e. the
coordinating committee) to report such information to the Senate, then the GEC
does not wish to take responsibility for conducting the work related to the
items specified in the list…”


Chair Colvin entertained a
motion to extend debate by 10 minutes.

D. Gonzales, Heiman m/s/f

The motion to continue
debate by 10 minutes failed.  Colvin
indicated that the recommendation would return in first reading on 1
November. 


AGENDA
ITEM #6 ADJOURNED: 4:00 p.m.

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