SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

3/05/2013

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

Barranco, Joseph

Bartscher, Patricia

Bettinger, Chris

Boyle, Andrea

Buckley, Linda

Burke, Adam

Carleton, Troy

Chen, Lily

Chernoff, Maxine

Cholette, Susan

Clavier, Sophie

Cleary, John

Collins, Robert

Evans, Gail

Gamboa, Yolanda

Gerber, Nancy

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

Pellaud, Isabelle

Rosser, Sue

Rourke, David

Salama, Mohammad

Sigmon, Mark

Steier, Saul

Stowers, Genie

Tumbat, Gulnur

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Vasche, Jason

Vaughn, Pamela

Wanek, Linda

Williams, Robert

Wong, Les

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Yoo, Grace

 

 

Absences: Donohue, Patricia (exc); Drennan , Maie (abs); Getz, Trevor (on leave); Lau, Jenny (on leave); Strong, Robert (abs);

 

Guests: Brian Beatty, Sacha Bunge, Gene Chelbey, Wei Ming Daristis, Ann Hallum, Shawn Whalen 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  (Hanley)  Thank you Seven Hills for the authentic coffee cup size
  • (Buckley)  WASC is on campus on Wednesday and Thursday.  Only one department has been invited (Public Administration).  The faculty reception will most likely focus on assessment.  Appreciation to those who assisted in the hosting and preparation.
  • (Hanley)  Follow the latest developments of the Academic Senate on Facebook.  Senators are encouraged to “Like” SF State Academic Senate’s Facebook page.

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes for February 19, 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 5, 2013
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1. Move (Chernoff) to amend the agenda by removing item #7 from the agenda, second (Rourke)
  2. Item 7 is stricken by general consent
  3. Agenda is approved as amended by majority vote.

 

 

 

  1. Chair’s Report
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points/highlights/themes were made:
  1.   WASC visit is underway this week, please participate.

 

  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) –    revising University Inter-Disciplinary policy; Academic freedom document review with General Council
  2. CRAC (Stowers) -     Guidelines for Complementary Studies; Policy for guidelines around private funding are in progress; Gerontology, Chinese, and  Recreation, Parks and Tourism all have proposals coming forward
  3. FAC (Salama) –     Continuing to work with the policies before the senate and Hiring of Temporary Faculty; Online Teaching Evaluations (related to the survey);
  4. SIC (Williams) –    With Phase 1 of APRC membership charge, Phase 2 of APRC and data collection approach will continue; Ombudsperson idea continues with a meeting with a representative from CSU San Marcos and Dean Monteiro as guests for researching this idea
  5. SAC (Lopez)  –   Parking & Transportation Report review with a  possible resolution; Old policy review is progressing; ASI and Dean of Students related to advertising of student involvement
  6. Statewide:  (Boyle)  On Thursday, March 7th from 12 PM – 5 PM (Redwood City) a reading focusing on the “Campus as a Living Lab”; (Linder) Fiscal and Government Affairs Committee is reviewing AB 1306; (Yee-Melichar) Academic Affairs Committee is meeting next week; (1) Adressing Achievement Gaps, (2)  Online Education Initiatives;  (3) Resolutions on: Task Force CSU Tuition and Fees, Support for Graduate Programs, Support for Student Mental Health/Counseling, Executive Order Extended Education and Self-Support Programs;

 

 

  1. Recommendation from Academic Senate Executive Committee:  Proposed Resolution for the Presidential Investiture of Les E. Wong 13th President of SF State University, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Yee-Melichar)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1. The resolution was presented and read before the body.
  2. The item is adopted by acclimation

 

  1. Recommendation from Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Evaluation of Tenured Faculty for Professional Development and Support, Policy #F11-241, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Salama)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Move (Hanley) to limit the discussion to 15 minutes
  2. Motion adopted by general consent
  3. Section 15.15 of the Unit 3 CBA referenced in relation to the proposed revision
  4. Three options were presented to the senate body for the consideration of “all classes”
    1. “all classes” without further definition?
    2. “all classes” with definition of exceptions/exemptions
    3. “all classes” and if so, how many annually?
    4. Item will return to the senate body.

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revisions to the University Interdisciplinary Committee Policy, 1st Reading
  • This item was  removed from the agenda

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Charge for the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development Advisory Board Policy, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chernoff)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. New Item #7
  2. A question arose around when was the policy changed to remove the faculty orientation from the duties of CTFD?;
  3. Item will return to the senate body

 

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the Masters in Physics with a New Concentration in Astronomy, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Stowers)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. New Item #8
  2. Revision of the curriculum rather than addition of new curriculum
  3. Move (Hellman) to second reading, second (Vaughn)
  4. Item is moved to second reading by general consent
  5. Move (Collins) to call the question, second (Hellman)
  6. Motion passes by majority vote

 

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Proposed Revisions to the PACE/Environmental Studies BA Program, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Stowers)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. New Item #9
  2. Proposal only addresses the three BA by reducing the number of units in the degree to 45 units and create a single BA degree with three emphases.
  3. Move (Yee-Melichar) to second reading, second (Vaughn)
  4. Motion passes, Item is moved to second reading
  5. The question is called (Hanley)
  6. The item is approved by majority vote

 

 

  1. Recommendation from Academic Senate Executive Committee:  Proposed Reapportionment for Academic Year 2013-2014, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Rourke)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. New Item #10
  2. Proposal reflects the reseating of new senate seats based on the percentage of full-time equivalent faculty.  Three possible scenarios are presented for the body’s review and discussion.
  3. Recommendation of at-large members would be helpful in consideration.
    1. 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. A question around which number is determined first (additional members or ‘at-large’ members)? For consideration of the total membership.
  5. Item will return to the senate body.

 

  1. Adjournment—no later than 5:00p. 
  • New item #11
  • Moved by (Steier), seconded (Collins).
  • Meeting is adjourned by majority vote

 

Adjournment:  3:02 PM