SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

12/04/2012

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

Avani, Nathan

Azadpur, Mohammad

Baines, AnnMarie

Barranco, Joseph

Bartscher, Patricia

Bettinger, Chris

Buckley, Linda

Burke, Adam

Carleton, Troi

Chen, Lily

Chernoff, Maxine

Clavier, Sophie

Cleary, John

Collins, Robert

Donohue, Patricia

Drennan, Marie

 

Evans, Gail

Donohue, Patricia

Drennan, Marie

Evans, Gail

Gamboa, Yolanda

Gerber, Nancy

Getz, Trevor

Ginwala, Cyrus

Hanley, Lawrence

Harris, Shimina

Hayes, Nancy

Hellman, David

Holzman, Barbara

Hood, Pamela

Howard, Pamela

Lewis, Julia

Li, Wen-Chao

Linder, Martin

 

Lopez, Eurania

Mendolla, Paul

Neylon, Alex

Prive, Alice

Rosser, Sue

Rourke, David

Strong, Robert

Tumbat, Gulnur

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Vasche, Jason

Vaughn, Pamela

Wanek, Linda

Williams, Robert

Yoo, Grace

 

 

Absences: Boyle, Andrea (exc); Cholette, Susan (abs); Flores, Oscar (abs); Ganji, Ahmad (abs); Lau, Jenny (abs); Salama, Mohammad (exc); Sigmon, Mark (abs); Steier, Saul (abs); Stowers, Genie (exc); Wong, Les (exc); Yee-Melichar, Darlene (exc)

 

Parliamentarian: Ray Trautman

 

Guests: Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Franz Lozano, Michael Martin, Victoria Ramos-Sponza, Brett Smith, Shawn Whalen

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • (Holzman) Golden Gate National recreation area will be on campus Wednesday December 5th to discuss with faculty and staff from 10 AM – 2 PM to present internship opportunities.
  • (Hanley)  CSU Academic Senate is seeking faculty trustee nominees.  Materials must be received by January 11, 2013; to be reviewed on January 15, 2013.  Full senate will select two nominees on March 14-15, 2013 meeting.  Criteria and qualifications listed on website within Campus Memo and on the Calstate.edu website under “what’s new?”
  • (Hanley)  Please read the email regarding the  proposal to amend and add “academic freedom” to the CSU faculty constitution

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes for November 13, 2012
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. Minutes are approved as submitted by general consent.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda for December 4, 2012
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. Motion (Holzman) to amend the agenda to remove the consent designation from both items #5 and #6, seconded (Rourke)
  2. Item passes unanimously, Items 5 and 6 are no longer considered items of consent
  3. Agenda is approved as amended by general consent

 

  1. Chair’s Report
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1.  “T’was the night before finals” was read to the senate

 

  1. Report: Franz Lozano, Budget Officer:  Update Post Governor Brown’s Pension Reform Bill, AB 340
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1. A PowerPoint presentation guided the discussion on this item.
  2. Prohibit the purchase of nonqualified service or “airtime”
  3. Forfeit pension benefits if convicted of a felony
  4. Prohibit retroactive pension increases
  5. Equal Health Benefits for all employees
  6. New employees requires a 50/50 cost-sharing of pension benefits
  7. New employees requires a 50/50 cost-sharing of pension benefits
  8. New employees requires a reduced benefit of 2% at age 62 (from 55); 2.5% at age 67 (from 63)
  9. New employees prohibits retroactive pension benefit enhancements
  10. New employees compensation calculation will be defined as normal monthly regular or recurring pay, excluding bonuses, overtime, unused (vacation, sick leave, CTO), etc.
  11. More information is available at www.calstate.edu/hr/pension
  12. Comments/Questions were related to:  What is the impact of the reduced benefit formula?;  Is summer pay included in the compensation calculation changes; How does this act impact recruitment and retention of faculty/staff?; One of the big advantages was the pension and benefits, this may require higher salaries from the campus; What are the current benefit maximum formulas?;  PEPRA is for all California public employees not just the CSU with regard to recruitment; Are these changes applicable to both faculty and staff?

 

 

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee—Proposed Resolution in Honor of Brett Smith, Director of Undergraduate Advising, (Time Certain 3:15p.m.)
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • Senator Gabriella Alvarenga read the resolution
  • The resolution is passed by acclimation

 

  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Committee—Resolution Endorsing the Program Outcomes for Baccalaureate Degrees at SF State
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Stowers/Chernoff)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Editorial Motion to amend the ‘ 4th whereas clause’ to change “BRC” to “Baccalaureate Requirements Committee” to read “Whereas BRC Baccalaureate Requirements Committee developed six baccalaureate outcomes; and”
  2. Editorial Motion to amend the ‘Resolved clause, line 2’ “Requirements” to read “Resolved that the Academic Senate commends the work of the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee and endorses the document “Baccalaureate Degree Outcomes.”

 

  1. Adjournment—no later than 2:50pm. 
  • Moved by (Hellman), seconded (Collins).
  • Meeting is adjourned by majority vote

 

Adjournment:  2:50 PM

 

The following documents were shared and discussed within the agenda:

  1. Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2012 (AB 340) PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Proposed Resolution in Honor of Brett Smith, Director of Undergraduate Advising
  3. Proposed Resolution Endorsing the Program Outcomes for Baccalaureate Degrees at SF State