ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER, NOB
HILL ROOM

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE:

Avani, Nathan

Holzman, Barbara

Rehling, Lu

Bartscher, Patricia

Hussain, Mahmood

Rosegard, Erik

Boyle, Andrea

Jin, Leigh

Rothman, Barry

Bugayong, Arlene

Kohn, Jim

Salama, Mohammad

Burke, Adam

Landry, Lynette

Shapiro, Jerald

Chelberg, Gene

Lau, Jenny

Sheldon, James

Chen, Yu-Charn

LePage, Pamela

Sherwin, Paul

Cheung, Yitwah

Levy, Eileen

Shrivastava, Vinay

Chou, Fang-yu

Li, Wen-Chao

Sinha, Dipendra

Danner, Don

Luna, Debra

Sveinsdottir, Asta

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Mahan, Dianne

Taylor, Don

DuVal, Derethia

McCarthy, Chris

Trautman, Ray

Flatt, Sylvia

McCracken, Bridget

Ulasewicz, Connie

Gemello, John

Minami, Masahiko

van Dam, Mary Ann

Gomes, Ricardo

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Whalen, Shawn

Gubeladze, Joseph

Moody, Laura

Wingard, Leah

Hellenga, Kate

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene

Hellman, David

Neely, Francis

Hom, Marlon

Noble, Nancy


Absences: Behrooz,
Maziar (abs); Corrigan, Robert (exc); Fuentes, Enrique (abs); Robertson,
Bruce (on leave Fall 08)


Guests: Christopher Bomar, Gail Evans, Helen Goldsmith, Ann
Hallum, Joel Kassiola, Wanda Lee, James Murphy, Janet Remolona, Janet Sim, Dawn
Terrell, Robert Williams

CALL TO ORDER: 2:12 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Faculty Honors and Awards Committee has decided to
extend the application deadline for the faculty Distinguished Teaching,
Distinguished Professional Achievement and Growth, and Distinguished
Contribution to Community Awards to December 22, 2008.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Agenda for December 9,
2008

Senator Yee moved to amend the agenda, to add a new agenda
item #9, Proposed Resolution Recognizing Dr. James Edwards, and to reorder the
proposed item #9 to #10. The motion passed.

The agenda as amended was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Minutes for December 2,
2008

The minutes were approved as submitted.

AGENDA ITEM #3— Academic Senate Elections:

Senators Hellenga, van Dam, and Ulasewicz, comprising the
Senate Elections Committee, proctored the elections.

*
Administrative Review Committee for Ann Hallum, Dean, Graduate Studies (4
faculty representatives needed).

Natalio Avani (Secondary Education), John Elia (Health
Education), Cyrus Ginwala (Music & Dance), Karen Grove (Geosciences), Julia
Lewis (Psychology), Barbara Loomis (History), Midori McKeon (Foreign Languages
& Literatures), and David Smith (Classics) were nominated and all agreed to
stand as candidates. Cyrus Ginwala and Midori McKeon were elected on the first
ballot. A run-off election was held for three tied candidates: Natalio Avani, Karen
Grove, and Barbara Loomis. Karen Grove and Barbara Loomis were elected.

* Administrative Review Committee for Enrique
Riveros-Schafer, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs (4 faculty
representatives needed).

Charlotte Ferretti (Nursing), Mary Beth Love (Health
Education), James Wiley (Public Research Institute), and Robert Williams
(Counseling) were nominated and all agreed to stand as candidates. The four
nominees were elected by acclamation.

* CSU (state-wide) representative to serve on the Academic
Council for International Programs (1 faculty representative needed).

Melissa Camacho (Broadcast & Electronic Communication
Arts), Marlon Hom (Asian American Studies), Hsiu-Huei Lin Domizio (Foreign
Languages & Literatures), John Dopp (Management), and Jocelyn Hermoso
(Social Work) were nominated and all agreed to stand as candidates. Melissa
Camacho was elected on the first ballot.

AGENDA ITEM #4— Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Amendment to the Faculty Constitution, Staff Membership
Increase on the Academic Senate, Second Reading.

Senator Boyle, on behalf of the Academic Policies Committee,
moved that the Senate approve an amendment to the Faculty Constitution,
enlarging the senate body by two members and increasing the staff membership to
three representatives.

The motion passed.

AGENDA ITEM #5— Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs
Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Policy,
University Tenure and Promotion Committee Voting, First Reading.

Senator Levy, on behalf of the Faculty Affairs Committee,
moved that the Senate approve revisions to the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion
Policy, University Tenure and Promotion Committee Voting. (Academic Senate
Policy S07-241, Sect. 1.5)

Discussion items included the following:

  • The
    question, “What is the difference between recusal and abstention, if any?”
    was asked and discussed. FAC is currently reviewing a recusal procedure
    for the RTP Committee.

  • The
    revision could result in confusion between the approval statement on line
    44 (“approved by a simple majority”) and the new statement on abstentions
    (“abstentions have no effect on the determination of a majority of the
    votes cast”).

This item will be returned on February 3, 2009 as a second
reading.

AGENDA ITEM #6— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed MA Program in Sociology, First Reading


Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve a proposal to add a new M.A.
in Sociology to the Master Plan Projections. Senator Shrivastava yielded the
floor to Edward McCaughan, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, who
explained the proposal and identified its support.

Chair Whalen requested that all agenda times be advanced 5
minutes. The motion was approved by acclamation.

Senator Shapiro moved that the motion be moved to second
reading. The motion passed.

The main motion, now in second reading, passed.

AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed Name Change to the Department of Hospitality,
First Reading

Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve a proposal to change the name
of the degree offered by the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
from “Hospitality Management” to “Hospitality and Tourism Management.”

Chair Whalen requested that the adjournment time be changed
to 3:10. There were no objections to the motion.

Senator Trautman moved that the motion be moved to second
reading. Motion passed.

The main motion, now in second reading, passed.

AGENDA ITEM #8— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review
and Approval Committee: Proposed Name Change to the Department of Recreation,
Parks, and Tourism, First Reading

Senator Shrivastava, on behalf of Curriculum Review and
Approval Committee, moved that the Senate approve a proposal to change the name
of the degree offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, from
“Recreation” to “Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration.”

Senator Holzman moved that the item be moved to second
reading. The motion passed.

The main motion, now in second reading, passed.

AGENDA ITEM #9—Resolution in Recognition of the
Retirement of former Senate Chair, James Edwards (in PINK, distributed at the
meeting)


Senator Gomez moved that the Senate adopt a resolution in
recognition of the retirement of former Senate Chair, James Edwards.

Without objection, Chair Whalen declared the item in second
reading.

The motion, now in second reading, passed.


Chair Whalen declared the meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.