ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2007

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Armenta, Isidro

Hayes, Nancy

Neely, Francis

Avani, Nathan

Hood, Pamela

Rehling, Lu

Behrooz, Maziar

Jones, Terry

Saffold, Penny

Boyle, Andrea

Kohn, Jim

Salama, Mohammad

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Landry, Lynette

Shapiro, Jerald

Chelberg, Gene

Levine, Josh

Sheldon, James

Chou, Fangyu

Linder, Martin

Shrivastava, Vinay

Collins, Robert

Luna, Debra

Stowers, Genie

Danner, Don

Mahan, Dianne

Suzuki, Dean

Dariotis, Wei Ming

McCracken, Bridget

Taylor, Don

DuVal, Derethia

Meredith, David

Trautman, Ray

Gemello, John

Minami, Masahiko

Ulasewicz, Connie

Gomes, Ricardo

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Garfield, Diane

Moody, Laura

Whalen, Shawn

Yang, Nini

Absences: Bloom,
Gilda (abs); Bollapragada, Ramesh (exc); Cheung, Yitwah (exc);

Corrigan, Robert (exc); Davis, Harvey (Skip)(exc);
Fielden, Ned (exc); Fuentes,

Enrique(abs); Gonzales, Dan (exc); Hubbard, Donna (abs);
Jaimes-Guerrero, A.J.(abs);

Morishita, Leroy (exc); Robertson, Bruce (exc); Rothman,
Bary (abs); Smith, Alastair

(abs); Steier,
Saul (abs); Williams, Robert (abs); Yee, Darlene (abs)

Guests: Patricia Bartscher; Bob Cherny; Linda Buckley; Ann
Hallum; Elise Wormuth; Alex Katz; Paul Sherwin; Wen Chao Li; Elisabetta Nelsen

The meeting was opened by
a student quintet consisting of Jonathan Haddox & Heidi Yoo, Violins;
Carolyn Hunter, Viola; Daniel Strickland, Cello, and Jerome Queron Piano. They
played the first movement from Brahms Quintet in F minor under the direction of
Professor Paul Yarbrough.

CALL TO ORDER: 2:19 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Faculty
Trustee Craig Smith will visit campus on December 4, 2007

2. Because of
the Thanksgiving holiday, the Senate will next meet on November 27. Standing
Committees will meet November 13.

3.
The Student Union mural celebrating the Palestinian-American
experience was unveiled on Friday, November 2.

AGENDA
ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for November 6, 2007

The agenda was unanimously
approved by voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for the October 23, 2007

The minutes were unanimously
approved by voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #3—Report from Pamela Vaughn, Associate Dean, Professional Development/Director,
Center for Teaching and Faculty Development—ACE/Sloan Award for Faculty Career
Flexibility

Please read the proposal for the Bridge Initiative on
the CTFD web site,
www.sfsu.edu/~ctfd

Dr. Pamela Vaughn, Director
of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, discussed the Bridge
initiative to improve career flexibility and create a family-friendly
environment for SF State faculty. Significant potential funding to jump-start
Bridge may be available from the Sloan Foundation. As the first step in
applying to Sloan, all faculty are requested to fill out the survey at https://survey2.clearpicture.com/sloan_faculty_2007/
.

AGENDA
ITEM #4—Academic Senate Election: Enrollment Management Committee,
Three-year term, 2007-S2010

Nominee:
Andrea Boyle, Associate Professor, Nursing

For
more information on the EMC, please visit the Academic Senate Web site at:
http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/documents/policies/F02-222.html

Dr. Boyle was elected by
acclamation.

AGENDA
ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposed Resolution
on the Collegiate Learning Assessment—2nd
Reading

The
resolution was introduced in second reading by Senator Stowers, co-Chair of the
Strategic Issues Committee. The Senate engaged in discussion of this resolution
and two amendments were proposed. Senator Levine moved to amend the resolution
by replacing the phrase "San Francisco State Academic Senate" with
the phrase "San Francisco State University Academic Senate" wherever
it appears. Senator DuVal seconded. The motion passed on a unanimous voice
vote. Senator Levine moved to amend the resolution by replacing the phrase
"i.e." in line 19 with the phrase "e.g.". Senator Behrooz
seconded. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. The resolution then
passed by voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Statement
on Professional Ethics—1st Reading

The
statement was introduced by Senator Ulasewicz, Chair of the Faculty Affairs
Committee. The Senate engaged in extensive discussion of this statement.
Senator Chelberg moved to move the Statement to second reading, with a second
from Senator Shrivastava. After some debate the motion passed 26-13 (two-thirds
required). Senator van Dam moved to replace the phrase "gender and sexual
orientation" in line 6 with "sex, gender identity and sexual identity".
Senator Chelberg seconded. Senator Sheldon moved to amend Senator van Dam's
motion to read: "sex, gender identity, sexual identity and sexual
orientation". Senator van Dam seconded. The subsidiary motion passed.
Senator Levine moved to amend Senator van Dam's motion as amended by Senator
Sheldon by changing the replacement phrase to read "sexes, gender
identities, sexual identities and sexual orientations," Second by Senator
Salama. The subsidiary motion passed by voice vote. Senator van Dam's amended
motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

At
this point the debate on the Statement on Professional Ethics was suspended
because of the time certain for the next item.

AGENDA
ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed
Revisions to the BA Degree in Chinese, 1st
Reading—proposal to be heard no later than 3:00 p.m.

Senator Linder, Chair of the
Curriculum Review and Approval Committee, moved the item. No second required. After some discussion Senator Salama moved to move the
proposal to second reading. Second by Senator Whalen. The motion passed by
unanimous voice vote. The proposed revisions to the BA Degree in Chinese then
passed by voice vote with one abstention.

AGENDA
ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:
Proposed Revisions to the MA Degree in Chinese, 1st Reading—proposal to be heard no later than 3:20 p.m.

This item is tentative
pending the approval of the Graduate Council which will meet Thursday
afternoon. If approved, the proposal will be distributed electronically
and copies will be provided on Tuesday.

Senator
Linder, Chair of the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee, moved the item,
noting that it had been approved unanimously in CRAC. No second required. After
some discussion Chair Kohn asked if the item could be moved to second reading
without objection. None were heard. After more discussion Senator Stowers
called the question with a second from Senator Avani. The proposal to call the
question passed 31-3, then the proposed revisions to the MA in Chinese passed
by unanimous voice vote.

The Senate returned to
debate on the Statement on Professional Ethics.

Senator Levine moved to
change the word "disability" in line 6 to "abilities and
disabilities". Senator DuVal seconded. After some discussion the motion
passed 15-9. Senator Trautman moved to delete lines 2-8 and the first three
words of line 9 from the statement. Senator Rehling seconded. The motion was
defeated 10-20. Senator Whelan moved to return the statement to committee,
second by Senator Rehling. The motion failed on a voice vote. Senator Yang
moved to modify line 6 of the statement by inserting a phrase after
"encouraged": "and is supported by the University". Senator
Shrivastava seconded. After some debate the motion failed on a voice vote.
Senator Rehling moved to change a phrase on line 6 from "The faculty is
encouraged to foster and maintain" to "The faculty fosters and
maintains". Senator Chelberg seconded. The motion passed by voice vote.

(Note from the Secretary: the introductory paragraph to the Statement on
Professional Ethics was amended several times during debate. Here is a version
showing the changes that were made.

San Francisco State University creates and maintains an open, respectful
environment for teaching, learning, service, scholarship and creative work. SF State faculty facilitate and embrace the
understanding and appreciation of human diversity expressed in the array of
cultures, languages, religions, intellectual and political perspectives, ethnic
and racial backgrounds, disability abilities and disabilities, gender,
and sexual orientation sexes, gender identities, sexual identities and
sexual orientations
in our community. The faculty is encouraged to
foster and maintain fosters and maintains a collegial and
cooperative intellectual atmosphere that includes and appreciates differing
viewpoints while promoting academic freedoms.)

AGENDA
ITEM #9—Adjournment—no later than 4:00 p.m.

Senator Avani moved to adjourn since the time of adjournment
had been reached. Senator Levine seconded. The Senate moved to adjourn.