ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2007

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 4:08 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Garfield, Diane

Robertson, Bruce

Behrooz, Maziar

Hayes, Nancy

Salama, Mohammad

Bloom, Gilda

Jaimes-Guerrero, A.J.

Shapiro, Jerald

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Kohn, Jim

Sheldon, James

Chattopadhyay, Sudip

Landry, Lynette

Shrivastava, Vinay

Cheung, Yitwah

Levine, Josh

Smith, Alastair

Chou, Fangyu

Linder, Martin

Steier, Saul

Collins, Robert

Luna, Debra

Stowers, Genie

Corrigan, Robert

McCracken, Bridget

Suzuki, Dean

Danner, Don

Meredith, David

Taylor, Don

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Minami, Masahiko

Trautman, Ray

DuVal, Derethia

Moody, Laura

Ulasewicz, Connie

Fielden, Ned

Morishita, Leroy

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Fuentes, Enrique

Neely, Francis

Whalen, Shawn

Gemello, John

Rehling, Lu

Yang, Nini

Gomes, Ricardo

Quita, Isabel

Yee, Darlene

Absences: Armenta,
Isidro (abs); Boyle, Andrea (exc); Chelberg, Gene (exc);

Davis, Harvey (Skip)(exc); Gonzales, Dan (exc); Hood,
Pamela (abs); Hubbard, Donna

(abs); Jones, Terry (abs); Mahan, Dianne(exc); Modirzadeh,
Hafez (exc); Rothman, Bary (abs); Saffold, Penny (exc); Williams, Robert
(exc);

Guests: Bob Cherny; Linda Buckley; Ann Hallum; Helen Goldsmith;
Elise Wormuth; Karen Lovaas;
Tanya Aygsburg


The meeting was preceded
by Bach's aria "Auch mit Gedampten" performed by four students: Megan
Welch, soprano; Kirill Konsuetsov, violin; Chung Pak, Cello; Segand Shahab,
Piano
.

CALL TO
ORDER: 2:17 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. The Willie
L. Brown Leadership Center has opened on campus. Steve Kawa is the first
Director. The Center has a website at http://www.sfsu.edu/~wbcenter/

2.
Faculty Trustee Craig Smith will visit campus on December 4.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval
of the Agenda for November 27, 2007

The minutes were approved by
unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA ITEM
#2—Approval of the Minutes for the November 6, 2007

The minutes were approved by
unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA
ITEM #3—Report from Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President, Academic Planning
and Educational Effectiveness—2006-2007 University Task Force Report Assessment
of CUSP II Goal 3, Post Baccalaureate Education

Dr. Buckley reported to the
Senate on the findings of the University Task Force on Assessment of CUSP II
Goal 3, Post-Baccalaureate Education. Among her other findings, Dr. Buckley
said that graduate enrollments are recovering after slipping a few years ago
and that graduation rates, particularly among students from underrepresented
groups, are improving. Further assessment will become possible as sixth cycle
program reviews are completed. The chief need is for more graduate student
support in the form of tuition grants and work opportunities. Many outstanding
candidates for admission are lost to other campuses with a higher level of
graduate student support.

AGENDA ITEM
#4—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Statement on
Professional Ethics—2nd Reading

Senator Ulasewicz made a
brief statement for the Faculty Affairs Committee to introduce the item. After
a discussion, Senator Ulasewicz moved (second Steier) to call the question.
This passed unanimously. The main motion then passed with no opposition but
some Senators abstained.

AGENDA ITEM
#5—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed
Revisions to the BA Degree in Liberal Studies , 1st Reading—proposal to be heard no later than 2:50 p.m.

The item was moved by
Senator Linder for the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee. After initial
discussion, Senator Robertson moved the item to second reading, seconded by
Senator Behrooz. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote. Senator Dariotis
then moved to add the phrase "with a maximum of 25 students per
section" to page 2, line 30 of the proposal, seconded by Senator
Shrivastava. After some discussion Senators Dariotis and Shrivastava withdrew
their motion. The proposed revisions to Liberal Studies then passed by
unanimous voice vote.

AGENDA ITEM
#6—Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Policy on
Graduate Continuous Enrollment , 1st
Reading—proposal to be heard no later than 3:05 p.m.

This item is continued in
first reading from October 9. It was re-introduced by Senator Trautman for the
Academic Policies Committee. A lively discussion followed. The item will return
in second reading at the next Senate meeting.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Report
from Elise Wormuth, Acting WAC-WID Coordinator, and Robert Cherny, Interim
Dean, Undergraduate Studies, on the Committee for Written English Proficiency
(CWEP) GWAR Course Requirements: report to be heard no later than 3:25 p.m.

Dr. Cherny and Dr. Wormuth
reported on the process adopted by the Committee for Written English
Proficiency to develop outcomes and criteria for courses to meet the writing
across the curriculum requirement adopted by the Senate in May 2007. This
requirement will be met by all upper-division students through a writing course
in their major field. It will replace the current JEPET/ENG 414 requirement. A
campus-wide colloquium planned for January 23, 2008, will give all departments
and colleges the opportunity to help shape the outcomes and criteria statement
being developed by CWEP.

AGENDA ITEM
#8—Adjournment—4:08