SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

3/19/2013

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:

Ara, Mitra

Azadpur, Mohammad

Baines, AnnMarie

Bartscher, Patricia

Bettinger, Chris

Boyle, Andrea

Buckley, Linda

Burke, Adam

Chen, Lily

Chernoff, Maxine

Clavier, Sophie

Cleary, John

Collins, Robert

Evans, Gail

 

Ganji, Ahmad

Gamboa, Yolanda

Gerber, Nancy

Ginwala, Cyrus

Hanley, Lawrence

Harris, Shimina

Hayes, Nancy

Hellman, David

Holzman, Barbara

Howard, Pamela

Li, Wen-Chao

Linder, Martin

Lopez, Eurania

Mendolla, Paul

 

Pellaud, Isabelle

Rosser, Sue

Rourke, David

Salama, Mohammad

Sigmon, Mark

Steier, Saul

Stowers, Genie

Tumbat, Gulnur

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Wanek, Linda

Williams, Robert

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Yoo, Grace

 

 

Absences: Alvarenga, Gabriela (exc); Anderson, David (abs); Avani, Nathan (exc);  Barranco, Joseph (abs); Carleton, Troi (exc); Chollete, Susan (exc); Donohue, Patricia (abs); Drennan , Maie (abs); Hood, Pamela (exc);Lewis, Julia (exc); Strong, Robert (exc); Vasche, Jason (exc); Vaughn, Pamela (exc); Wong Les (exc)

 

Guests: Maggie Beers, Sacha Bunge, Jose Galvan, Ann Hallum, Shawn Whalen 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  No announcements were provided.

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes for March 5, 2013
  • 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 March 19, 2013
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1.  Agenda is approved as submitted by general consent.

 

  1. Chair’s Report
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights/themes were made:
  1.    Presidential Investiture was a wonderful ceremony.  Highlight was an overture by Chancellor White and Former Mayor to advocate for Higher Education in the future; Lisa Cholodenko,  Al Martinez, Bernard Bragg, Judy Marcus were inductees to the Alumni Hall of Fame
  2. WASC visit had concluded last week and was quite productive and well-orchestrated
  3.   SB 520 was highlighted in news media last Tuesday.  The bill targets overly prescribed courses.  ADD SB 520 FACT SHEET:  http://www.edsource.org/today/wp-content/uploads/SB-520-Fact-Sheet-3.11.13.pdf

 

  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) –     Academic Freedom and Interdisciplinary Council items are present for the senate body; General Education letter and map of process;
  2. CRAC (Stowers) -      New course proposals Recreation Park and Tourism, Gerontology, Chinese, and Criminal Justice; Guidelines for  complementary studies for the committee is also in progress
  3. FAC (Salama) –    Incentives for students in the online evaluation process discussion; forthcoming policies:  RTP, Tenured Faculty Evaluation, and Temporary Faculty;
  4. SIC (Williams) –     APRC joint meet and discussion of the APRC policy; Ombudsperson conversation continues with a meeting with Dean Monteiro;
  5. SAC (Lopez)  –    Sunset Policy Review:  to be rescinded (Urban Council), researching (Honor Programs) for revision; Associated Students policy revisions to prioritize senate committee involvement of student leadership;
  6. Statewide Senators  (Linder) – Fiscal and Government Affairs is reviewing and tracking 40 bills; AB 67 and 58 (Freezing Student Fees and Tuition) ; AB 386 (Online Enrollment with Acceptance to CSU); AB 387 (10% Online Course Requirement); SB 520 (Online Course Credit and Privatization of Online Education); Resolution on SB 520 response was drafted; (Yee-Melichar) – Academic Affairs Committee worked on the following items:   (1)  Reviewed Chancellor’s Office responses to statewide resolutions , (2) reviewed Board of Trustees agenda, (3)  Data and feasibility on Access to Excellence and achievement gaps, (4) Review of  Online Education Initiatives  , (5)  collaborated  with FGA on a revised resolution (focus on Student Tuition Fees/Financial Aid; (6)  new 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); (Boyle) -   CSU Academic Senate celebrated 50 Years; 2 Faculty Trustee nominees were forwarded for consideration; enrollment for CSU campuses are up; SB 440 (amends SB 1440; amends transfer model curriculum); cuts were reviewed; Common Human Resources systems is being developed; Sequestration, total cuts amount to approximately $20 million; Campus as a Living Lab meeting on March 7th as well as Compass Meetings on High Impact Practices;

 

 

  1. Recommendation from Academic Senate Executive Committee:  Proposed Resolution of Commendation for the SF State Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Steering Committee, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Stowers)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1.  The resolution was presented and read to the senate body
  2. Move (Hanley ) to second reading; second (Rourke)
  3. The resolution is adopted by acclimation

 

  1. Recommendation from Academic Senate Executive Committee:  Proposed Reapportionment for Academic Year 2013-2014:  Proposal is to adopt the Table 2 Scenario, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Williams), seconded (Lopez)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Not a unanimous recommendation from ExCom
  2. However, the table results in awarding an additional senator to College of Liberal and Creative Arts as well as Student Affairs and reducing the number of at-large members to 9
  3. Table-1 would yield 10 At-Large members; Table-2 would yield 9 at-large members; Table-3 would yield 8 at-large members
  4.  
  5. Move (Holzman ) to second reading, second (Rourke)
  6. Motion passes by majority vote; item is now in second reading
  7. Move (Bettinger) to amend table 2 to include automatic seats for each area; Second (Holzman)
  8. Move (Bettinger) to rescind Motion
  9. The count is called (Favor - 28   ; Oppose - 7)
  10. The proposal is adopted by majority vote

 

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development Advisory Council Membership & Charge, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chernoff)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Move (Bettinger) to second reading, seconded (Salama)
  2. Motion passes by majority vote; the item is considered in second reading
  3. The recommendation passes by majority vote

 

  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion Policy, Policy#F11-241, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Salama)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Lines 327 – 329 related to classes was modified based on the last reading.
  2. These revisions are to comply with the changes within the CBA
  3.   Line 27 refers to “faculty employee” does this mean “faculty of record”?
  4. Move (Sigmon) to second reading, second (Steier)
  5. Motion passes; item is considered in second reading
  6.     Move (Bartscher) to amend line 327 by deleting the word “employee” and substitute the word “member,” second (Salama)
  7. Motion passes by majority vote; the items is amended to read “All classes taught by each faculty member during the regular fall and spring semesters – excluding, at the discretion of the department, any classes in which student anonymity cannot be assured – shall have such written or electronic student evaluations.”
  8.   Proposed revisions are adopted by majority vote

 

  1. Recommendation from Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Evaluation of Tenured Faculty for Professional Development and Support, Policy #S00-122, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Salama)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. The revision to the policy pertains to changes within the collective bargaining agreement and to be in compliance with those changes.
  2. There is a question of relevance
  3. Teaching and Service evaluations seem to be absent
  4. There is a question whether the policy should be “sunsetted”
  5. Sunsetting the policy might eliminate any evaluation of tenured faculty at any level.
  6. The CBA requires tenured faculty to be evaluated every 5 years regardless of the language within the policy.
  7. Support for FAC to revise the policy further for relevance and compliance with CBA changes.

 

 

 

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

 

Adjournment:  3:30 PM