ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, December 1, 2009

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Arnoldy,
Tod

Goen-Salter,
Sugie

Ozluk,
Ozgur

Avani,
Nathan

Gomes,
Ricardo

Rehling,
Lu

Bartscher,
Patricia

Hellenga,
Kate

Rosegard,
Erik

Boyle,
Andrea

Hellman,
David

Rothman,
Barry

Bugayong,
Arlene

Holzman,
Barbara

Shapiro,
Jerald

Burke,
Adam

Hussain,
Mahmood

Sherwin,
Paul

Chen,
Yu-Charn

Jeung,
Russell

Steier,
Saul

Cheung,
Yitwah

Landry,
Lynette

Taylor,
Don

Chou,
Fang-yu

LePage,
Pamela

Trautman,
Ray

Collins,
Robert

Levy,
Eileen

Vaquilar,
Julie

Corrigan,
Robert

Li,
Wen-Chao “Chris”

Wagner,
Venise

Dariotis,
Wei Ming

Lopez,
Eurania

Whalen,
Shawn

Davila,
Brigitte

McCarthy,
Chris

Yee,
Darlene

Flatt,
Sylvia

Minami,
Masahiko

Sinha,
Dipendra

Getz,
Trevor

Modirzadeh,
Hafez

Shrivastava,
Vinay

Ginwala,
Cyrus

Morishita,
Leroy

Stowers,
Genie

Girouard,
Shirley

Neely,
Francis


Absences: Danner, Don (leave); Gubeladze, Joseph
(leave F09); Jin, Leigh (leave F09); Lau, Jenny (leave F09); Mahan, Dianne
(exc); McCracken, Bridget (exc); Moody, Laura (exc); Nancy Noble (exc); Pong,
Wenshen “Chris” (leave Dec 09); Rosser, Sue V. (exc); Salama, Mohammad
(leave)


Guests: Ann Hallum,
Alex Katz, Gail Evans, Patricia Irvine, Helen Goldsmith, Chris Gonzalez, Wanda Lee, Erinn Flaherty, Joseph
Adkins

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: 2:18
p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Whalen: Faculty Distinguished Honors and
Awards Nominations are due Dec. 14, 2009.


AGENDA
ITEM#1—Approval of the Minutes for the November 10, 2009. The minutes were
approved without objection.


AGENDA
ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for December 1, 2009. The agenda was approved
without objection.


AGENDA
ITEM#3—Final Report from the Graduation Requirements Task Force, Susan
Shimanoff. Susan Shimanoff, Chair of the Graduation Requirements Task Force,
presented an overview of the report and the process leading to the development
of the report.


AGENDA
ITEM#4— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:
Proposed Revisions to the Title of the BA in English: Concentration in Language
Studies, consent item.
The item was approved without objection.


AGENDA
ITEM#5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Course
Capacity Policy, 1st Reading. APC Chair Hellman presented the
proposed revisions. Discussion included academic freedom in deciding
appropriate methods for evaluating students and the inclusion of such methods
as examples in the policy. The Proposed Policy is returned to APC for
development.


AGENDA
ITEM#6—Recommendation from the Senate Executive Committee: Proposed Policy on
Enrollment Control Tools and Declaration of Major, 1st Reading.
Senator Shapiro moved the proposed policy into 1st reading.
Discussion included the time at which students may declare a major and what
parameters departments and programs may use to limit students; discussion also
included the definition of terms such as “impaction.” The Proposed Policy is
returned to the Executive Committee for evaluation.


Senator
Holzman moved that Senate adjourn and become reconstituted as a Committee of
the Whole. Senator Holzman’s motion directed the Committee of the Whole to
address the following issues:

1.
President Corrigan's University Planning Advisory
Council
.
2. Education Policies Council's discussion of the
discontinuation policy.
3. Potential Academic Senate and SF State
activities directed to the California legislature
("Sacramento") or CSU Chancellor's Office ("Long Beach") to restore CSU funding.

The
motion was approved.

Senator
Trautman, chair of the Committee of the Whole, reported that the Committee came
to no conclusion on the referred matter.


AGENDA
ITEM #7—Chair Whalen declared the Senate Adjourned at 5:00 p.m.