SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

5/14/2013

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:

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Absences: (excused)

 

Parliamentarian:

 

Guests:

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CALL TO ORDER: 2:08 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • (Ginwala)  ETAC call for representatives.  One faculty needed for a two-year term.  Nominees may be submitted to Cyrus Ginwala at cginwala@sfsu.edu
  • (Rourke) On May 20, 2013 from 9 PM – 12 Midnite, interested community members may join the Residential Life, Student Life, and University Property Management staff serving Moonlight Breakfast to residential undergraduates.  Those members of the senate skilled in serving eggs, tator tots, and sausage links may contact David Rourke at drourke@sfsu.edu for further information.

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes for May 7, 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 May 14, 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.  Congratulations and thanks were provided to the 2012/2013 senate body
  2.   Brief review of achievements and work accomplished this session.
  3.   Overview of lessons learned from the Chair

 

  1. Presentation of Faculty Honors & Awards Recipients:
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Holzman)
  • The following were highlighted:
  1. Sarlo Excellence in Teaching: Marty Gonzalez, Professor, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA)
  2. Excellence in Service:  Anita Silvers, Professor, Philosophy
  3. Excellence in Professional Achievement & Growth: David Anderson, Professor, Kinesiology

 

 

  1. Resolution Thanking and Commending Outgoing Senators
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Ginwala)
  • The following points/highlights were made:
  1. The resolution was presented to and read before the senate body, second (Chernoff)
  2. The resolution was adopted by acclimation

 

  1. Resolution Thanking and Commending Nancy Hayes, VP Administration & Finance, Former College of Business Dean
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chernoff)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. The resolution was presented to and read before the senate body, second (Rourke)
  2. The resolution was adopted by acclimation

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Academic Freedom Policy, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chernoff)
  • The following points/Highlights were made:
  1. Move (Hellman) to second reading.  Second (Tumbat).
  2. Motion passes
  3. Move (Bartscher) to amend the policy by deleting the following sentences (Line 9 - 13:  Administration shall recognize that attempts to restrict academic freedom may occur. It is the duty of the administration, in conjunction with the Academic Senate and its designated representatives, to actively sustain and defend academic freedom in the domains of teaching, research and service, and in all aspects of shared governance.”, second (Rosser)
  4. Motion fails
  5. Move (Bartscher) to amend the policy by deleting the following (Line 50:  “Faculty members, as subject matter experts in their fields, are expected and entitled to pursue freely, research and creative expression without outside interference and without undue constraint by disciplinary conventions.”), second (Rosser)
  6. Motion fails
  7. Move (Bartscher) to amend the policy by deleting the following (Line 60:  Furthermore, they are entitled to express freely their views on all other issues, within the University or elsewhere, without interference.”  second (Evans)
  8. Move (Williams) To Call the Order of the Day, second (Hellman)
  9. Motion Fails (In Favor:  10 ; Oppose Greater than 10; )
  10. Motion (Hellman) to call the question, second (Bettinger)
  11. Motion passes by a 2/3 majority
  12. Main motion passes (In favor:  25; Oppose:  13)

 

  1. Adjournment—no later than 3:00p. 
  • Meeting is adjourned by Chair Hanley

SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

5/14/2013

Academic Senate minutes- Inaugural Meeting 2013/2014

 

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  3:00 - 3:10 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:

Insert attendance here

 

Absences: (excused)

 

Parliamentarian:

 

Guests:

Insert guests here

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 3:27 p.m.

With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • (Hanley)  Welcome to new and returning senators for the inaugural meeting of the 2013/2014 Academic Senate of SF State University.

 

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda for May 14, 2013
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1.  Agenda is approved as submitted by general consent.

 

  1. Approval of Meeting Schedule for 2013-2014

•                This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)

•                The following points/highlights/themes were made:

  1.   Motion passes

 

  1. Election of Senate Officers:
  • This item was discussed.  Moved by (Chair Hanley)
  • The following points were made:
  1.  The Senate’s by laws (V., D., 1.) specify the following procedure for the election of senate officers:

 

 

 

1.     Executive Committee Elections

a)     The spring organizational meeting of the Senate shall be held as soon after completion of election of new members as practicable, but in no case later than the end of the instruction in the spring semester.  At that meeting, the identified members of the Senate for the next academic year shall elect their officers.  A Senate member on leave for the fall semester shall be deemed eligible to vote for Senate officers.  In the instance of a Senate member on leave for the entire academic year, the replacement shall be deemed eligible to vote.  The new Senate will assume its official duties on June 1.

b)     Offices shall be filled one at a time in order of chair, vice chair, secretary, first at-large member, second at-large member.

c)      Nominations shall be made by individual members of the Senate by secret ballot.

d)     Senate members shall have the opportunity of withdrawing their names from nominations after the nominations have been announced.

e)      Voting shall be by written ballots unless there is only one nominee.

f)      To be elected, a Senate member must receive a majority of the votes cast. (A written abstention shall not be considered a vote cast.)  In a run-off election, the candidates shall be those listed in rank order of votes received whose combined total of votes first exceeds a majority (i.e. if the top two have such a majority, they will be the candidates; if it takes the top three for such a majority, they are the candidates, etc.)

g)     For the purpose of this election, the chair shall appoint two retiring Senate members as an Elections Committee to handle the voting procedures.

A description of the duties of these officers were emailed to you and a partial list of duties can be found online, at http://www.sfsu.edu/~senate/constitution/

Election of Chair

Election of Vice Chair

Election of Secretary

Election of First Member at Large

Election of Second Member at Large

  1. Move (Ginwala) to amend by laws in order to use clickers, 
  2. Motion passes
  3. Elected Senate Officers and Committee Chairs:
    1. Chair: Lawrence Hanley
    2. Vice Chair: Mohammad Salama
    3. Secretary: Eileen Levy
    4. At-Large: Genie Stowers
    5. At-Large: Trevor Getz
    6. Chair of Academic Policies Committee: Chris Bettinger
    7. Chair of Curriculum Review & Approval Committee: Joseph Barranco
    8. Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee: Ann Marie Baines
    9. Chair of Strategic Issues Committee: Troi Carleton
    10. Chair of Student Affairs Committee: Eurania Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Adjournment
  • Moved by (Chernoff ), seconded ( Bettinger ).
  • Meeting is adjourned by Chair Hanley

 

Adjournment:  4:15 PM

 

Adjournment:  3:08 PM