SFSU





ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, December 12,
2006



ATTENDANCE:

Axler, Sheldon

Jolivette, Andrew

Saffold, Penny

Bartscher, Patricia

Kohn, Jim

Saiyed, Zohra

Behrooz, Maziar

Kysh, Judith

Steier, Saul

Bollapragada, Ramesh

Levine, Josh

Stowers, Genie

Boyle, Andrea

Levy, Eileen

Todorov, Jassen

Chelberg, Gene

Li, Wen-Chao

Trautman, Ray

Corrigan, Robert

Linder, Martin

Ulasewicz, Connie

Danner, Don

Luna, Debra

Van Cleave, Kendra

Dariotis, Wei Ming

McCracken, Bridget

Velez, Pauline

Donovan-Blood, Asella

Meredith, David

Whalen, Shawn

DuVal, Derethia

Minami, Masahiko

Williams, Robert

Fehrman, Kenneth

Moody, Laura

Yang, Nini

Fielden, Ned

Mercado, Claudia

Yee, Darlene

Gonzalez, Marty

Robertson, Bruce

Zwillinger, Lesley

Jaimes-Guerrero, A.J.

Rothman, Barry

Absences: Angelo, Albert (abs); Avani, Nathan (abs); Adisa
Thomas, Karimah (abs); Chao, David

(abs); Chattopadhyay,
Sudip (abs); Daley, Yvonne (leave); Davis, Harvey (Skip) (exc); Fung, Robert

(exc); Gonzales, Dan (abs); Gaglio, Connie Marie (abs); Gemello,
John (exc); Klingenberg, Larry;

(leave); Morishita,
Leroy (exc); Shapiro, Jerald (exc); Smith, Alastair (abs); Suzuki, Dean (abs);
Van

Dam, Mary Ann (leave)


Guests: Midori
McKeon; Robert Cherny; Ann Hallum; Ken Monterio; Laureen Chew;

Joel Kassiola; Paul Sherwin, Velia Garcia; Alyssa Nelson;
Robert Collins; Carel Bertram; Fred

Astren; Joanne Barker; Helen Goldsmith; Clay Dumont; Phil
Klasky; Santhi Kavuri-Bauer;

Gabriela Segovia-McGahan; Natchee Barnd


CALLED TO ORDER: 2: 21 p.m.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Meredith:

·
Welcomed Senators to the
final meeting of the fall semester.
He commended Senators on a productive semester. Accomplishments included: approval of
SF State’s 1st independent Ed.D.; passed revisions to the retention,
tenure and promotions policies; adopted revolutionary changes to the lower division
composition policy; and the approval of a huge number of revisions to, or development
of new, curricula.

·
Invited Senators to
attend the reception immediately following the meeting.

·
Reminded Senators of the
call for nominations for positions for Faculty marshals and members of the Board
of Appeals and Review. For information, contact the Academic Senate office.

·
Drew senators’ attention
to the revised agenda previously distributed.


AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval
of the Agenda for December 12, 2006

The agenda was approved by
general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval
of the Minutes for November 28, 2006

The minutes were approved by
general consent.


AGENDA ITEM #3—Report from
Helen Goldsmith, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies: Facilitating Graduation
Requirements Task Force

Chair Meredith introduced
Associate Dean Goldsmith who provided a report on the Facilitating Graduation
Task Force. For more information
see: www.sfsu.edu/~senate

The task force has completed
its work and looks forward to the University community further integrating task
force recommendations into relevant activities. Chair Meredith thanked Associate Dean Goldsmith for her
leadership along with thanking members of the task force for their service.


AGENDA ITEM #4—Report
from Jim Kohn, Chair, All-University Enrollment Management Committee (AUEMC) and
Jo Volkert, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Planning and Management

Chair Meredith introduced AUEMC
Chair Kohn and AVP Volkert who provided a report on the campus enrollment
management plan. AVP Volkert
invited Senators to attend the session on enrollment management at the upcoming
faculty/staff retreat.


AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation
from the Academic Program Review Committee (APRC): Proposed Revisions to
Academic Senate Policy #F05-236, Guidelines for the Sixth Cycle of Academic
Program Review

Stowers, Steier m/s/p

APRC Chair Stowers introduced
the item.


The proposal passed
unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation
from the Academic Program Review Committee (APRC): Proposed Revisions to Academic
Policy #S06-133, All-University Academic Program Review Committee

Stowers, Steier m/s/p

APRC Chair Stowers introduced
the item.


The proposal passed
unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #7—Discussion
Item from the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC): Access to Excellence

FAC Chair Kohn introduced a
discussion item on the CSU strategic planning process and opportunities for
campus input. He directed
Senators’ attention to an attachment which highlights the FAC’s proposal and
time line for responding to the CSU Board of Trustees’ request for campus input.


AGENDA
ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee (CRAC): Proposed Revisions to the Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing

Levy,
Fehrman m/s/p

CRAC
Chair Levy introduced the item along with Professor Lu Rehling, Program
Director, to speak to the proposal.


The
proposal passed unanimously.


AGENDA
ITEM #9 Recommendation from
the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee (CRAC): Proposed Bachelor of Arts
Degree in American Indian Studies

Levy, Ulasewicz
m/s/p

CRAC
Chair Levy introduced the item along with Dean Kenneth Monteiro, Associate Dean
Laureen Chu, Assistant Professor Joanne Barker, Assistant Professor Melissa
Nelson, Assistant Professor Robert Collins, and Assistant Professor Andrew
Jolivette to speak to the proposal.
Dr. Barker also introduced an undergraduate student who spoke in support
of the proposal.


Senator
Steier moved the proposal to second reading. The motion was seconded by Senator Fehrman. The proposal moved to second reading.


The
proposal passed without opposition.


AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation
from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee (CRAC): Proposed Minor Degree
in Middle East and Islamic Studies

Levy, Fehrman m/s/p

CRAC Chair Levy introduced
the item along with Dean Paul Sherwin, Professor Carel Bertram and Professor
Lucia Volk to speak to the proposal.


Senator Chelberg moved the
proposal to second reading. The
motion was seconded by Senator Steier.
The proposal was moved to second reading.


Senator Li moved to amend the
proposal on page 6 by replacing the words “strongly encourage” with the word “require”.
Additionally, to insert the
phrase, “a foreign language spoken in a region with a Muslim population.” The motion was seconded by Senator
Minami.


The amendment failed.


The proposal was approved
with opposition.


AGENDA
ITEM #11— ADJOURNED—4:00 p.m.