ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Garfield, Diane

Rothman, Bary

Behrooz, Maziar

Hayes, Nancy

Salama, Mohammad

Bloom, Gilda

Hood, Pamela

Shapiro, Jerald

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Jaimes-Guerrero, A.J.

Sheldon, James

Boyle, Andrea

Jones, Terry

Shrivastava, Vinay

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Kohn, Jim

Smith, Alastair

Chelberg, Gene

Landry, Lynette

Steier, Saul

Cheung, Yitwah

Linder, Martin

Stowers, Genie

Collins, Robert

Luna, Debra

Suzuki, Dean

Danner, Don

Mahan, Dianne

Taylor, Don

Dariotis, Wei Ming

McCracken, Bridget

Trautman, Ray

Davis, Harvey (Skip)

Meredith, David

Ulasewicz, Connie

DuVal, Derethia

Minami, Masahiko

Whalen, Shawn

Fielden, Ned

Moody, Laura

Williams, Robert

Fuentes, Enrique

Neely, Francis

Yang, Nini

Gemello, John

Rehling, Lu

Yee, Darlene

Gomes, Ricardo

Robertson, Bruce

Absences: Armenta,
Isidro(abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Chou, Fangyu (exc);

Gonzales, Dan (exc); Hubbard, Donna (abs); Levine, Josh (exc); Morishita, Leroy (exc);

Modirzadeh,
Hafez (abs); Saffold, Penny (exc); Van Dam, Mary Ann (exc)

Guests: Patricia Bartscher; Gail Whitaker; Marilyn Verhey;
Helen Goldsmith; Bob Cherny; Linda Buckley; Wanda Lee; Rene Dahl

The
meeting was opened with a short concert by three students from the Chamber
Music Program in the School of Music and Dance: Vu tu Nguyen (piano), Sabina
Nakajuma (violin) and Patrice Young (cello). They will appear in the recital in
Knuth Hall on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:30.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:14 p.m.


AGENDA
ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for October 23, 2007

Senator
Chelberg moved, with a second by Senator Moody, to amend the agenda by moving
item #10, the CLA resolution, to position #4 following the Committee on
Committees report. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

Senators
Stowers moved, with a second by Senator Chelberg, to remove item #9, the
rescission of Senate Policy S74-176, Academic Mission and Goals, from the
agenda. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

With
these amendments the agenda was accepted by unanimous voice vote.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.
All-campus elections for
four administrative search committees are taking place. Senators should
encourage their colleagues to vote.

2. SF State nominations are open for the CSU Wang Family
Excellence Award for outstanding faculty and administrators. Anyone wishing to
make a nomination should contact Vice-Chair Whalen.

AGENDA
ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for the Academic Senate meeting on October 9,
2007

The
minutes for October 9 were approved by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #3—Report from David Meredith, Chair, Committee on Committees (CoC)

Senate
Secretary David Meredith presented the annual Committee on Committees report to
the Senate. A suggestion that a table of contents be added was accepted.

AGENDA
ITEM #11—Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposed
Resolution on the Collegiate Learning Assessment—1st Reading


Senator Robertson moved this item for the Strategic Issues Committee, no second
required. The item is expected to return in second reading at the November 6
meeting.

AGENDA
ITEM #4—Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Academic
Calendar for Summer 2008, 1st Reading

Senator
Trautman moved adoption of the calendar for the Academic Policies Committee, no
second required. Senator Meredith moved, with a second by Senator Chelberg,
that the item go to second reading. The motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Senator Rothman moved, with a second by Senator Shapiro, that a fourth option
be added to the calendar, to be called R4 and to extend over the 10 weeks
covered by R2 and R3. The motion failed 16-25. The calendar was then adopted by
unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:
Proposed Revisions to the Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) Core
Curriculum for BA Degree— Proposal to be heard no later than 3:00p.m., 1st Reading

Senator
Linder moved the item, no second required. Professor Arlene Dahl from CAD was
present to answer questions about the proposal. Senator Steier moved, with a
second by Senator Shrivastava, to go to second reading. The motion passed on
unanimous voice vote. The proposal was then adopted by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:
Proposed Revisions to the Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) Concentration
in Young Child and Family— Proposal to be heard no later than 3:15 p.m., 1st Reading

Senator
Linder moved the item, no second required. Professor Arlene Dahl from CAD was
present to answer questions about the proposal. Senator Danner moved, with a
second by Senator Ulasewicz, to go to second reading. The motion passed on
unanimous voice vote. The proposal was then adopted by voice vote with one
abstention. Senator Chelberg then expressed concern about the manner in which
the proposal to vote had been presented to the house, and the Chair asked for
another vote. Again the proposal passed on a voice vote with a single
abstention.

AGENDA
ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposal to Rescind
Academic Senate Policy #F73-009, Long-Range Planning Commission, 1st Reading

The
item was moved by Senator Stowers for the Strategic Issues Committee, no second
required. Senator Williams moved, with a second by Senator Chelberg, to go to
second reading. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. The item then
passed by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #9—Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposal to Rescind
Academic Senate Policy #S78-34, Outstanding Professor Awards Program, 1st Reading

The
item was moved by Senator Stowers for the Strategic Issues Committee, no second
required. Senator Williams moved, with a second by Senator Shapiro, to go to
second reading. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. The item then
passed by unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #12—Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support
of International Education Week, 11/13—1st
Reading

The
resolution was moved by Senator Chelberg for the Executive Committee, no second
required. Senator Ulasewicz moved, with a second by Senator Steier, to go to
second reading. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. Senator Trautman,
with a second by Senator Whalen, moved to amend the resolution by adding
"and" to the end of the penultimate whereas clause on line 34. The
amendment passed by unanimous voice vote. The resolution then passed by unanimous
voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #13—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Statement
on Professional Ethics—1st Reading

Senator
Ulasewicz moved the item for the Faculty Affairs Committee, no second required.
The item is expected to return in second reading at the November 6
meeting.

AGENDA
ITEM #14—Adjournment—4:05 p.m.