ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING MINUTES
for


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005



CALLED TO ORDER: 2:11 p.m.


Meeting Attendance:

Angelo,
Albert

Gregory,
Jan

Saffold,
Penny

Avani, Nathan

Heiman,
Bruce

Smith, Alastair

Axler,
Sheldon

Irvine,
Patricia

Steier,
Saul

Bartscher,
Patricia

Kim, John

Stowers,
Genie

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Kohn, Jim

Todorov, Jassen

Boyle,
Andrea

Klingenberg, Larry

Ulasewicz,
Connie

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

Fehrman,
Kenneth

Meredith,
David

Yee,
Darlene

Fielden,
Ned

Minami,
Masahiko

Zwillinger,
Lesley

Foreman,
Kim

Morishita,
Leroy


Gemello,
John

Nichols,
Amy


Gonzales,
Dan

Pong,
Wenshen


Gonzalez,
Marty 

Ritter,
Michael





Absences: Chattopadhay, Sudip
(abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Danner, Don (exc);

Dariotis, Wei Ming (exc);
Domingo, Jamie (abs) Fowler, Marie (abs); Fung, Robert (exc);

Jackson,
Christopher (abs); Liou, Shy-Shenq (exc); Suzuki,
Dean (abs); Van Cleave,

Kendra (exc); White, Lisa (exc)


Guests: Barbosa, Luiz; Carrington,
Christopher; Ellis, Linda; Geisler, Mark;
Goldsmith, Helen; Hallum, Ann; Hayes, Nancy; Herdt,
Gilbert; Kassiola, Joel; Mosier, Kathleen; Shimanoff,
Susan; Smith, Brett; Terrell, Dawn; Verhey,
Marilyn;


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Colvin announced:


  • The Academic Senate has been asked
    to nominate two individuals to the Academic Review Committee for the Dean
    of the College of Education.  Please
    submit nominations to the Office of the Academic Senate.

  • The Executive Committee and the
    Campus Master Plan Steering Committee met to begin discussing the work and
    structure of the academic subcommittee. 
    The Provost will continue to consult with the Executive Committee
    on strategies for involving faculty.

  • My Yarabinec, from the Office of
    International Programs, SFSU, invited interested senators to meet with Leo
    Van Cleave, Director, CSU International Programs at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,
    November 16th

  • Senator Yee updated the Senate on efforts related to the offering of an
    independent doctor of education degree.

  • Senator Ritter drew the Senate's attention to a flyer promoting the campus’s
    observance of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2005.

  • Senator Heiman announced a performance of The Mikado at
    Stanford University.

  • Senator Angelo announced the availability of free HIV antibody tests
    as part of the campus’s observance of World AIDS Day.


AGENDA ITEM #1-APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR November 15, 2005


A motion was
made to amend the agenda with a new item #6 “Recommendation from the Executive
Committee: Resolution reaffirming SFSU’s commitment to social justice—1st
reading.”

Meredith, Gregory

m/s/p

The amended
agenda was passed by general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #2-APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON
November 1, 2005


Secretary Chelberg noted that some minor
corrections to the minutes were uploaded to the Academic Senate website. 

The minutes
were approved by general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #3-REPORT FROM GENE CHELBERG, CHAIR, COMMITTEE
ON COMMITTEES


Chair Colvin introduced Committee on
Committees (COC) Chair Gene Chelberg
who reported on the 2004-2005 report of the COC, discussion ensued.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4-REPORT FROM HELEN GOLDSMITH, ASSOCIATE DEAN,
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES: FACILITATING GRADUATION

TASK FORCE REPORT


Chair Colvin introduced Associate Dean of
Undergraduate Studies Helen Goldsmith
who reported on the current activities of the task force, discussion ensued.


AGENDA ITEM #5- RECOMMENDATION FROM
THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE:

DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR THE EXTERNAL REVIEW OF GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS 1st READING


Chair Colvin reminded the Senate that the
item was returning in first reading.  APC
Chair Kim reviewed changes agreed
upon by the APC and the GEC. 

A motion to
move to second reading was made.

Ulasewicz, Yee m/s/p


A motion to amend
the proposal by replacing “Director of the Advising Center or his/her designee”
with “a student services professional elected by the student services professionals’
electorate” was made. 

Chelberg, Kim

m/s/f


A motion to
amend the proposal by adding “a student services professional elected by the
student services professionals’ electorate” was made.

Steier, D. Gonzales

m/s/p


The amended proposal was passed unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #6-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING SFSU’S COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE 1st
READING


Williams, Gregory

m/s

The item will
return in 2nd reading at the Academic Senate meeting on 29 November 2005.


AGENDA ITEM #7-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICIES
COUNCIL: PROPOSED DISCONTINUANCE OF THE MA DEGREE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 1st
AND 2nd READINGS


Nichols, Velez m/s/p

EPC Chair Nichols introduced the proposal along
with Professors Mark Geisler
and Kathleen Mosier to speak to the
discontinuance.

The recommendation passed unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #8-RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW AND
APPROVAL COMMITTEE: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE BA DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY 1st AND
2nd READINGS


Nichols, Daley m/s/p

CRAC Chair Nichols introduced the proposal along
with Dean Joel Kassiola, Associate
Dean Dawn Terrell, Professors Luiz Barbosa, and Christopher Carrington to speak to the revisions.

The recommendation passed without dissent.


AGENDA ITEM #9- RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW
AND APPROVAL COMMITTEE AND THE GRADUATE COUNCIL: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE MA
DEGREE IN HUMAN SEXUALITY STUDIES 1st AND 2nd READINGS


Nichols, Ritter m/s/p

CRAC Chair Nichols introduced the proposal along
with Dean Joel Kassiola, Associate
Dean Dawn Terrell, and Professor
Gilbert Herdt
to speak to the revisions.

A friendly
amendment to delete class SW810 was made and accepted.

The amendment passed unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #10-ADJOURNED - 4:15 p.m.

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