ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, November 1,
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:

 

 

 

Anderson, David

Garcia, Oswaldo

Rothman, Barry

 

Alvarenga,
Gabriela

Getz, Trevor

Rourke, David

 

Barranco, Joseph

Ginwala, Cyrus

Runquist, Beth

 

Bartscher,
Patricia

Hanley, Lawrence

Salama, Mohammad

 

Beatty, Brian

Hayes, Nancy

Sherwin, Paul

 

Bolter, Nicole

Hellman, David

Sigmon, Mark

 

Chernoff, Maxine

Henderson,
Barbara

Steier, Saul

 

Cholette, Susan

Holzman, Barbara

Taylor, Don 

 

Cleary, John

Hyun, Helen

Trautman, Ray

 

Collins, Robert

Lau, Jenny

Usowicz, Thaddeus

 

Corrigan, Robert

Linder, Martin

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Dariotis, Wei
Ming

Lopez, Eurania

Vredenburg, Vance

 

Drennan, Marie

McCracken,
Bridget

Wagner, Venise 

 

Ferreira, Jason

Ozluk, Ozgur

Wang, Lihua

 

Gamboa, Yolanda

Rosser, Sue V

Wanek, Linda

 

 

Absences: Azadpur, Mohammad (on leave F11); Boyle,
Andrea (exc); Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc); Girouard, Shirley (exc); Hood,
Pamela (exc); Privé, Alice (exc); Stowers, Genie (exc); Strong, Rob (exc);
Yee-Melichar, Darlene (exc)

 

Guests:  Andrew Gutierrez, Sacha Bunge, Helen
Goldsmith, Patricia Irvine, Kasra Varzaghani, Ann Hallum, Leslye Tinson,
Julia Lewis, David Gard, Shawn Whalen, Gene Chelberg, Linda Buckley, Jo
Volkert,

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements were made.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for October 18, 2011

The Minutes were Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for November 1, 2011

The Agenda was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

The Academic Senate heard
a brief report from Chair Vaughn. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Recommendation from the Executive
Committee:  Proposed Resolution in
Support of Principles of Shared Governance in Reorganization, 1st
Reading

Senator Hanley moved and
explained the Item. The Item was discussed. Senator Holzman motioned to move
the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The Item was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee:  Proposed Principles
Regarding College Naming, 1st Reading

Senator Hanley moved and
explained the Item. The Item was discussed. Senator Chernoff motioned to move
the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The Item was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Report from AVP Linda Buckley and AVP Jo
Volkert:
Student
Success & Graduation Initiative Milestone Study
—Time Certain 3:00p.m.

The Academic Senate heard
a report from AVP Linda Buckley and AVP Jo Volkert on Student Success & Graduation Initiative
Milestone Study. A copy of the Power Point presentation given can be found on
the Academic Senate iLearn page.
The following questions and concerns
were raised:

 

1.    
How are underrepresented minorities being
counted and defined?

2.    
To what extent has impaction shaped
underrepresented minority

                  graduation rates?

3.     This process and
associate study could serve as a model.

4.     What is causing
our graduation rates to go up?

5.     How will online
education impact graduation rates and student success?

6.     How do our rates
compare to other campuses?

7.     What is the
break down of remediation needs, as they relate to English and math?

8.     What are the
similarities and difference between the graduation rates of different colleges?

9.     How has
mandatory advising impacted the Fall 2009 cohort?

10.  What impact
might remediation have if the classes were within the major?

11.  What
implications might these data hold for the importance of General Education?

12.  Is it possible
for students to have early tutoring by discipline?

13.  Which students
does the “Beyond 12” program serve?

14.  How can the
university work positively with students so that they achieve these milestones?

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review &
Approval Committee:  Proposed
Revisions to the Graduate Program MS in Psychology, Concentration Clinical
Psychology, 1st Reading —No later than 3:45p.m.

Chair Vaughn moved and explained the Item in the absence
of Senator Stowers. The Item was discussed. Senator Holzman motioned to move
the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The Item was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Executive
Committee:  Proposed Revision to
Retention Tenure & Promotion Policy to Agree with Current Contract Language
(Section 1.4 regarding rebuttal timeline), 1st Reading—No
later than 4:00p.m.

Chair Vaughn moved and
explained the Item. The Item was discussed. Senator Salama motioned to move the
Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The Item was Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Discussion Item:  Task Force Report on Graduation Writing
Assessment Requirement (GWAR)—No Later Than 4:15p.m.

The Item was discussed.
The following concerns and questions were raised:

 

1.    
To what extent is GWAR cost effective?

2.    
Why does the Task Force Report not address the
most effective ways to teach writing.

3.    
What are the similarities and difference between
costs associated with JPET and GWAR?

4.    
The Task Force Report is missing feedback from
faculty that teach the classes and students that have
taken them.

5.    
Students seem to say that they have benefited
from the GWAR courses and associated smaller class sizes.

6.    
Educationally, GWAR seems to make much more
sense, as it situates students within their discipline.

7.    
Critical thinking skills - particularly
within the major - seem to be enhanced by GWAR courses. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #10—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m. 

The Academic Senate
adjourned at 3:45p.m.