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  ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, December 6, 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

Gutierrez III, Andrew

Salama, Mohammad

 

Alvarenga, Gabriela

Hanley, Lawrence

Sherwin, Paul

 

Bartscher, Patricia

Hayes, Nancy

Sigmon, Mark

 

Beatty, Brian

Hellman, David

Steier, Saul

 

Bolter, Nicole

Henderson, Barbara

Stowers, Genie

 

Boyle, Andrea

Hyun, Helen

Strong, Rob

 

Chernoff, Maxine

Lau, Jenny

Taylor, Don 

 

Cholette, Susan

Linder, Martin

Trautman, Ray

 

Cleary, John

Lopez, Eurania

Usowicz, Thaddeus

 

Collins, Robert

McCracken, Bridget

Vaughn, Pamela

 

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Ozluk, Ozgur

Vredenburg, Vance

 

Ferreira, Jason

Privé, Alice

Wagner, Venise 

 

Gamboa, Yolanda

Rosser, Sue V

Wang, Lihua

 

Garcia, Oswaldo

Rourke, David

Wanek, Linda

 

Getz, Trevor

Runquist, Beth

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

 

 Absences: Azadpur, Mohammad (on leave F11); Barranco, Joseph (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Davis, Harvey “Skip” (exc); Drennan, Marie (abs); Ginwala, Cyrus (abs); Girouard, Shirley (exc); Holzman, Barbara (exc); Hood, Pamela (exc); Rothman, Barry (abs)

 

Guests:  Robert Nava, Maggie Beers, Shawn Whalen, Gene Chelberg, Gail Evans

 

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Announcements were made. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for November 15, 2011

 

The Item was discussed. Senator Garcia motioned to amend the Minutes to show his presence at the meeting. The vote was called. The Minutes were Approved as Amended.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for December 6, 2011

 

The Item was discussed. Senator Rourke motioned to amend the Agenda by removing Item 6: AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee—Proposed Policy on Student and Applicant Complaints Against San Francisco State University and/or Its Employees, 1st Reading

 

The vote was called. The Agenda was Approved as Amended. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

 

The Academic Senate heard a Chair’s Report from Chair Vaughn on building resolve for the tasks ahead next year and the importance of tending to democracy.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Chairs Selection & Review Policy, 1st Reading

 

Senator Salama moved the Item. Senator Wang discussed and explained the revisions. The Item was discussed. Secretary Collins motioned to move the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The motion carried. The vote was called to Approve the Item. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee:  Proposed Revisions to the Definition of Schools & Departments Policy, #S94-190, 1st Reading

 

Senator Hanley moved and explained the revisions to the Item. The Item was discussed. Academic Senators raised the following concerns and questions:

 

1.     Is it possible to clearly define a school?

2.     It is possible to clearly define a department and a division?

3.     What constitutes a department’s FTF? What are the origins of the “four faculty” example being used?

Senator Getz motioned to move the Item to Second Reading. The vote was called. The motion carried. Senator Chernoff proposed the following amendment to Line 5: strike “to be called divisions” and add “appropriately named”. The line would read as follows:  

 

“A college dean may establish organizational subunits within a college, appropriately named to enhance administration, collaboration, or other desired benefits. Such subunits do not accrue financial or other entitlements except as specifically provided by the dean.”

 

The vote was called to Approve the Amendment. The motion carried. Senator Hellman moved to strike Lines 14 & 15 and change point #5 to #4. The vote was called to Approve the Amendment. The motion failed. Senator Trautman proposed the following Amendment to Line 12: Add “and may offer a certificate.”. The Item would read as follows:

 

“A department/school offers a major, minor, and/or credential, and may offer a certificate.”

 

 The vote was called to Approve the Amendment. The motion carried with one abstention. Senator Bartscher motioned to Postpone the Item for future a meeting.  The vote was called. The motion failed. The vote was called to Approve the Item as Amended. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of Nonviolent Protest on California University and College Campuses, 1st Reading

 

Senator Hanley moved and explained the Item. The Item was discussed. . The vote was called to move the Item to Second Reading.  The motion carried. Senator Boyle motioned to delete the last two Resolved clauses from Lines 21 and 25. The motion was discussed. Senator Bartscher motioned to yield her time to AVP Chelberg to speak to the Item. The vote was called. Time was yielded. The vote was called to Approve the Amendment. The motion carried. Senator Hanley motioned to reinsert the Resolved clause from the previous Line 25. The vote was called. The motion carried. The vote was called to Approve the Item as Amended. The motion carried.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Online Education Policy, 1st Reading

 

Senator Stowers moved and explained the Item. The Item was discussed and suggestions for revision were given. The Item will return to the Academic Senate at a future meeting.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m. 

 

The Academic Senate Adjourned at 4:15p.m.