SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

4/9/2013

Academic Senate minutes

 

 

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.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Alvarenga, Gabriela

Anderson, David

Ara, Mitra

Avani, Nathan

Azadpur, Mohammad

Baines, AnnMarie

Bartscher, Patricia

Bettinger, Chris

Boyle, Andrea

Burke, Adam

Chen, Lily

Chernoff, Maxine

Clavier, Sophie

Cleary, John

Evans, Gail

Gamboa, Yolanda

 

Ganji, Ahmad

Gerber, Nancy

Ginwala, Cyrus

Hanley, Lawrence

Hayes, Nancy

Howard, Pamela

Lewis, Julia

Li, Wen-Chao

Linder, Martin

Lopez, Eurania

Mendolla, Paul

Pellaud, Isabelle

 

Rosser, Sue

Salama, Mohammad

Steier, Saul

Stowers, Genie

Tumbat, Gulnur

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Vasche, Jason

Vaughn, Pamela

Williams, Robert

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Yoo, Grace

 

Absences: Buckley, Linda (exc); Barranco, Joseph (abs); Carleton, Troi (abs); Chollete, Susan (exc); Collins, Robert (abs); Donohue, Patricia (abs); Drennan , Marie (exc); Harris, Shimina  (exc); Hellman, David (exc); Holzman, Barbara (exc); Hood, Pamela (abs); Linder, Martin (exc); Rourke, David (abs); Sigmon, Mark (abs); Strong, Robert (exc); Usowicz, Thaddeus (abs); Wanek, Linda (exc); Wong Les (exc)

 

Guests: Sacha Bunge, Wei Ming Dariotis, Jose Galvin, Lori Gentles, Ann Hallum, Patrick Tierney, Shawn Whalen, Jackson Wilson,

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:14 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •   (Harris) We are looking for eligible staff, in units 1-9 (excluding unit 3), to serve in the Senate as a Staff Representative for the 2013 – 2016 term.  The nomination period is open and will run through Monday, April 15, 2013.  Nominations may include self-nominations or nominations of eligible staff and must be received on or before 5 PM through: Email at staffrep@sfsu.edu; fax or Interdepartmental mail to the Senate Office: ADM 551.  Information related to this election was recently posted on University Communications.  Questions related to this opportunity should be directed to a member of the Elections Committees which include Senators Alvarenga, Cleary, Mendolla, Rourke, Justin Gaulke, Bridget Mccracken, or me.

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes for March 19, 2013
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. Chair move to amend lines 6.2 and 6.3 to include the following changes,

“However, the table Table 2, as recommended by ExComm, awards results in awarding an additional senator to College of Liberal and Creative Arts as well as Student Affairs and reducesing the number of at-large members to 9

Table 1 would add 26 additional members to the Senate; Table 2 would add 27; Tabl 3 would add 28 additional members.  Table-1 proposes would yield 10 At-Large members; Table-2 proposes would yield 9 at-large members; Table-3 proposes would yield 8 at-large members”

  1. The amended lines would then read,

“However, Table 2, as recommended by ExComm, awards an additional senator to College of Liberal and Creative Arts as well as Student Affairs and reduces the number of at-large members to 9

Table 1 would add 26 additional members to the Senate; Table 2 would add 27; Tabl 3 would add 28 additional members.  Table-1 proposes 10 At-Large members; Table-2 proposes 9 at-large members; Table-3 proposes 8 at-large members”

  1. Minutes are approved as amended by general consent.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda for April 9, 2013
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. Move (Salama) to remove item #7 and agenda be reordered appropriately.  
  2. Agenda is approved as amended by general consent.

 

  1. Chair’s Report
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights/themes were made:
  1.   Strategic Planning Committee draft was referenced for senators to review in preparation of President Wong’s report on 4/23.  The draft document can be found on http://president.sfsu.edu  website.

 

  1. Report: Standing Committee Chairs & CSU Senators—Brief Updates
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. APC  (Chernoff) – Education Policy Council will be reviewing Academic Freedom Policy; banking and unbanking classes is pending
  2. FAC (Salama) - Online Teaching Evaluations; finalized  Leaves with Pay
  3. CRAC (Stowers) - 4/16 APC and CRAC will meet as Education Policy Council to review discontinuance of BS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Minor in Social Science; BA in Chinese, Certificate Gerontology, and Criminal Justice are working through the committee currently.
  4. SAC (Lopez)  –   Presentation on Student Mental Health Initiative; review of the policy on Honors Programs pending
  5. SIC (Williams) –   Recommendation in progress around the creation of an ombudsperson position; Academic Program Review Committee restructuring is continuing to be developed for future consideration; Policy on APRC members and reporting is pending.
  6. Statewide:  (Boyle)  Draft RFP on Sustainability is available.  Interested parties in the draft can email Senator Boyle; (Yee-Melichar)  Virtual meeting on 4/19 Academic Affairs will finalize resolutions (focus on Graduate Programs and Access, Student Mental Health and Counseling Services, Extended Education and Self-Support regarding Executive Order 1047, General Education Expectations regarding SB 1440 and Transfer Curriculum); new work includes  (1)  Proposal to amend the joint CSU/UC graduate board procedures; (2) Statewide review/consideration of Project Rebound; (3) Resolution Inclusion of all Online Degree Programs on the Calstate online website.

 

 

  1. Report from José Galvan, Associate Vice President/Dean,
    College of Extended Learning and International Affairs—No Later Than 2:35p.m.
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1. Summer program is the priority and will be comparable to the 2012 Summer program.
  2. “Summer in San Francisco” pilot program of approximately 100 International students for the summer to transfer back to their home institutions.
  3. Assessment of CEL around restructuring of the organization to realign the communication and interaction of the academic community and to maximize the Study Abroad program.  Advisory Board for CEL will be recommended in the near future.
  4. Questions/Comments related to:  Online Education and Title V’s reference of shared governance;   Understanding the organizational changes within CEL; Cost, cost-effectiveness, and fees for students within CEL; Development of models of domestic student abroad programs; Course repeat policies/practices and CEL; ASCSU joint work on EO 1047 on supplanting and supplementing;  faculty specialty course proposals and CEL;

 

  1. Information Item:  Guidelines for Complementary Studies Proposals
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Stowers)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1.   Senator Ginwala provided historical context on this item.
  2.   These guidelines are in the Academic Senate iLearn site (under this meeting’s date) as well as the Undergraduate Studies, and Academic Planning and Development (under curriculum review) websites
  3.   These guidelines will be implemented now in preparation for all degrees to have a complementary studies component as of Fall 2014.
  4. Proposals can be submitted as per the guidelines to Alex Katz or through the CRAC chair.  Instructions will be included on the sites listed in line 6.2 of this agenda item.

 

Information Item: Online Teaching Evaluations—Review and Update of Implementation Process—Sacha Bunge, Dean of Faculty Affairs

  • This item was not discussed. 
  • Item was removed by general consent until 04/23 as per agenda item #2.

 

  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposal to Rescind Policy #F81-84, The Urban Council, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Lopez))
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Former item 8
  2. Point of Information (Lopez):  S08-247 charges the Academic Senate to review policies for relevance and compliance.  F81-84 is recommended to be rescinded.
  3. Move (Ginwala) to second reading, second (Vaughn)
  4. Motion passes by majority vote, item is considered in second reading
  5. Move (Steier) to call the question
  6. Motion passes by majority vote.  Recommendations are adopted.

 

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the MS Degree in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Program, 1st Reading—Time Certain 3:40p.m. 
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Li))
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Former Item 9
  2. Move (Hanley) to suspend the rules for the day
  3. Motion is adopted by general consent
  4. Motion (Williams) to table the discussion until the time certain, second (Steier)
  5. Motion fails by majority vote
  6. Questions/concerns were raised related to:  Memorandum of Agreement and Assessment strategy; comparable learning platform (MOODLE) between all universities; Waiver of  units taken on the campus from the Provost broad or specific to this proposal; objection of HSS guests are not present to respond;  graduation rates impact as outlined in table 1; what is the status of Sacramento State and Chico State University and how do their votes affect SF State’s approved proposal; How is the MS designation derived;  How is attrition affected by a program with stronger requirements under the MS degree; Means of counting FTE  between campuses; committee evaluation of student work; ideal ratio of class size and faculty;
  7. Move (Williams) to second reading, seconded (Salama)
  8. Motion passes by majority vote.  Item is considered in second reading.
  9. Motion (Ginwala) to call the question, seconded (Steier)
  10. Motion passes by majority vote.  Recommendations are adopted.

 

  1. Adjournment—no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • Moved by (Chernoff), seconded (Collins).
  • Meeting is adjourned by majority vote

 

Adjournment:  3:44 PM