ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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 campus community 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·         Vice Chair Hackenberg:  Faculty retreat invitations will be sent out.  Faculty are urged to attend on Jan. 19.

·         Chair Carleton:  Please email the Senate Office directly if you are not able to attend Plenary.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for November 15, 2016

·         Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for December 6, 2016

·         Amend Item #14 to change to an information item.

·         Agenda approved as amended.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

·         After careful consideration a decision has been made to postpone the Provost search to next year. Interim Provost Summitt has agreed to serve for a second year.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Guest: Lori Beth Way — Student Success Report [Time certain: 2:20]

·         Dr. Lori Beth Way gave a presentation on the Student Success Initiative.  Slides are posted on the Senate ILearn.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5— Norma Salcedo—Report on Dream Center [Time Certain: 2:40]

·         Norma Salcedo gave a presentation on undocumented students and how they are supported at SFState.  Slides are posted on the Senate ILearn.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6 —Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee:  Proposed Resolution Opposing ASCSU Resolution 3244-16/APEP[Rev] (first reading)

·         Sen. Mooney: moved the item.  Sen. Gen: spoke to the item.  

·         Sen. Yee-Melichar:  Spoke in favor of the resolution.  As a campus we should voice our concern to the Chancellor’s Office- feedback is requested by Feb. 6.

·         Sen. Bloom:  Spoke in support the resolution. 

·         Sen. Shapiro:  Moved to second reading.  Seconded.  Moved.

·         Sen. Bloom:  proposed to amend Line 31 to read, “consistently favor graduates who are white ethnic (non-Hispanic).  Seconded. 

·         The proposed amendment was approved with 20 aye votes.

·         Sen. Toporek:  Questioned the category of “Asian”.  Sen. Gen:  The original source is footnoted.

·         Vote on the resolution as amended.  The resolution was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7 —Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee:  Proposed Resolution in Support of a Staff Emerita/Emeritus Program (first reading)

·         Sen. Mooney: moved the item.  Ceded floor to Jose Lima, Assistant Director of UG Admissions who spoke to the item. 

·         Sen. Wilson:  Do the other campuses that have this status have data showing higher retention of staff members?  Sen. Mooney: We do not have this information.

·         Sen. Rosegard:  Would there be retroactive award of this status if passed to retired staff?

·         Sen. Williams:  As a staff member spoke in support of this resolution.

·         Sen. Yee-Melichar:  Spoke in favor of the resolution. 

·         Sen., Mooney:  Moved to second reading.  Seconded. Approved.

·         Sen. Mooney:  proposed to amend Line 10 to read, “whereas similar programs have been instituted at other CSU campuses”…… 

·         The proposed amendment was approved.

·         Vote on the resolution as amended.  The amended resolution was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8 —Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of Freedom of Speech (first reading)

·         This Item was struck because it was not posted on ILearn for consideration.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9 —Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of Undocumented Members of the SF State Campus Community (first reading)

·         Sen. Schwartz: moved item. Spoke to the item.

·         Sen. Mitchel: moved to second reading.  Seconded. Approved.

·         Sen. Mayes:  Supports the resolution but curious about how the campus community will be informed of a successful resolution.  Chair Carleton:  The resolution will be published in the Campus Memo.

·         Vote on the resolution. The resolution was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #10 — Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion policy (first reading)

·         Sen. Sabee: moved the item.  Spoke to the item.

·         Sec. Lewis:  Moved to second reading.  Seconded. Approved.

·         Sen. Bloom:  Proposed to amend Line 77 to replace “should” with “shall”.

·         The proposed amendment was approved.

·         Vote on the resolution as amended.  The amended resolution was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #11—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:  Proposed revisions to the Designation of Colleges & Definitions of Schools and Departments policy (first reading)

·         Sen. Rosegard: moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Sen. Hammer:  moved to second reading.  Seconded.  Approved.

·         Sen. Rosegard:  Proposed to amend line 8-9 to read “characteristics of and changes to”…

·         Vote on the amendment.  Approved.

·         Sen. Bloom:  Proposed to amend Line 55 to read “following approval by two thirds of faculty”.

·         Sen. Mayes:  Spoke against the amendment because it is over specific.  Let each faculty group decide how to approve.

·         Sen. Bloom:  Retracted the proposed amendment.

·         Vote on the proposed revisions to the policy as amended.  The revision to the policy was approved. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #12 —Information Item from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:  Changes to the Appendices for Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees, Minors, Concentrations, Minors, & Certificates

·         Sen. Rosegard: moved the item. Spoke to the item. 

·         Sen. Gerber:  Confused as to what the changes actually add.

·         Sen. Hammer:  Clarified the intent of the changes.

·         No action required as this is an information item.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #13—Information Item: Department name change from Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics to Family Interior Nutrition & Apparel

·         Sen. Rosegard moved the item.  No action required.

 

AGENDA ITEM #14 —Proposed Summer 2017 Academic Calendar

·         Sen. Hackenberg: moved the item.  Spoke to the item.

·         No action taken.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #15 —Senator Mooney: Strategic Issues Committee Report

·         Sen. Mooney gave a progress report on the SIC committee and their new charge regarding the budget and urged Senators and all members of the SFState community to submit questions to djmooney@sfsu.edu.  Please put “SIC budget questions” in the title line. 

·         Sen. Rosegard:  Urged Senators to send questions to all of the committee chairs.

·         Sen. Toporek:  Consider how to educate new members as they come onto the committee.

·         Chair Carleton:  Consider creating a manual for members transitioning onto the committee.

 

AGENDA ITEM #16— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

Adjourned at 4:20 pm