ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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.

ATTENDANCE:

 

Albiniak, Theodor

Alvarez, Alvin

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carleton, Troi

Carrillo, Sandra

Castillo, Karla

Collins, Robert

Dariotis, Wei Ming

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Denetclaw, Wilfred

Drennan, Marie

Furuse, Tae

Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy

 

 

Hackenberg, Sara

Heck, Kyra

Howard, Pamela

Konopka, Ethel

Lewis, Julia

Lisy-Wagner, Laura

Mays, Chris

Mitchell, Marilyn

Mooney, Dylan

Nizzardini, Richard

Pasion, Sally

Reyes, Belinda

Roehrman, Todd

Rosegard, Erik

Sabee, Christina

 

 

Sanders, Alison

Schwartz, Kim

Scott, Michael

Shapiro, Jerry

Skonieczny, Amy

Summit, Jennifer

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Thomas, Tom

Van Vel. (Toporek, Rebecca)

Van Dam (Doan, Therese)

Way, Lori Beth

Williams, Aimee

Wilson, Jackon

President Wong

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

 

 

Absences: Amjadi, Taghi (abs); Celoria, Davide  (exc); Gomez, Steven (abs); Hammer, Mike (exc); Hasheminia, Hamed (abs); Kakar, Venoo (exc); Kwan, Kwong-Liem (abs); Steier, Saul (exc); Tanner, Kimberly (abs);  Wong, Yutian (exc); Yu, Betty (abs).

 

Visitors: Tom Lollini, Brian Beatty, Trevor Getz, Jen Reck.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·         Sen. Mayes:  A survey re Library services will be forthcoming this week.

·         VP Thomas Molini:  A new master plan for the campus is being crafted.  Campus events are being held from May 1-5 to participate in the planning- Future State.  A survey is ongoing- log onto sfsu.edu/futurestate to participate.    The new plan will be revealed on May 10- ideas will be shared with the campus community.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for April 18, 2017

·         Sen. Y-M:  Correction in the announcements: Add “Research” to Graduate Creative Works Showcase.

·         Approved as amended.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for May 2, 2017

·         Item #8- strike as indicated

·         Item #11- strike item.

·         Approved as amended.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

·         Next week’s Plenary will adjourn the AY 16-17 Senate and convene the AY 17-18 Senate.  Elections for Senate officers will be held. Submit statements for officer positions to the Senate office.

·         The End of the Year reception will be held on May 9 from 4-6 in the Vista Room.  Thank you to the Provost’s office for contributions.  Please RSVP.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4— Distinguished Faculty Awards [Time Certain: 2:30]

·         Professor Ramesh Bollapragada made the presentations.  Thanks to the Faculty Honors and Awards committee members.  Acknowledgement of  President Wong, Provost Summit, Senate Chair Carleton, Deans, Academic Senate, faculty community, and administrative support.

·         Excellence in Teaching, Tenured Faculty:  Professor Federico Ardila, Department of Mathematics, COSE.

·         Excellence in Teaching, Lecturer Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Reck, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies, HSS.

·         Excellence in Professional Development: Professor Jonathon Stillman, Biology Department, COSE.

·         Excellence in Service:  Professor Trevor Getz, History Department, LCA.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5— Visit from President Wong

·         The search for the Provost is being renewed.

·         The search committee for the VP for Administration and Finance is being formed.

·         Update on approvals for construction projects.

·         A new master plan is required for redevelopment.  This plan is currently being formed- participation through the Future State events is needed.

·         Thanks the VPs for their work in reducing the enrollment deficit. 

·         The long-term plan for Student Success Graduation Initiative has been finalized and submitted to the Chancellor.

·         Supports affirming the institution’s commitment to equity and academic freedom and the freedom of expression in the marketplace of ideas.  A program to help students engage in difficult ideas will be started next year. Basic questions:  What kind of University do we expect ourselves to be in a world full of conflict??  What is our role as a university to engage in these difficulties and maintain the quality of inquiry?  The new program will set the stage that reflects our values and commitment to students.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6— Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to the Academic Calendar (first reading)

·         Sen. Gerber moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         Move to amend: Change Title 9 to Title 5.  Amendment was approved.

·         The proposed revision to the academic calendar as amended was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Don Danner Memorial Resolution in Support of Changes to the Online Education Policy (#F12-254) to Address Large Online Classes (first reading)

·         Sen. Gerber moved the item.  Sen. Wilson spoke to the item.

·         Sen. Summit:  Final resolved statement:  how might this be calculated?

·         Sen. Gerber:  APC will work on this next year.

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         Motion to amend line 32- strike second “course”.  Amendment was approved.

·         The proposed Don Danner Memorial Resolution in support of Changes to the Online Education Policy (#F12-254) was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8— Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council: Proposed policy on Discontinuance of the Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (first reading)

·         Sen. Gerber moved the item.  Sen. Rosegard spoke to the item.

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         The Proposed Discontinuance of the Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9 —Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution In Support of the Rights of SF State Community Members Who Have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (first reading)

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

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         The Proposed Resolution in Support of the Rights of SF State Community Members Who Have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #10—Report: Strategic Issues Committee

·         Sen. Mooney gave the report.  The report is posted on the Senate website.

·         Sen. Yee-Melichar:  The report should be disseminated widely.  Will advocacy become a role of SIC next year?  Suggests replacing “Chancellor” with “Board of Trustees”.

·         Sen. Dariotis:  Transparency is a critical issue for this campus.  Hopeful that SIC recommendations and report will be beneficial.  Hope that faculty expertise is attended to and given a forum to help make changes.

·         Sen. Gen:  Re advocacy:  SIC’s first step was to increase budget literacy on campus.  Agree that advocacy must be part of the picture.

·         Sen. Shapiro:  Would the next step be to reach out to administration to collaborate?

·         Sen. Summit:  Re Page 6 (bottom) SF State divisions:  why are there questions marks?  What do you see as the next step in addressing the question marks?

·         Sen. Mooney:  For the first year we thought it better to lay a foundation and define the scope.  Plan to move on and focus in depth for the next round next year.

 

AGENDA ITEM #11—Standing Committee Reports

Academic Policies Committee

Curriculum Review and Approval Committee

Faculty Affairs Committee

Strategic Issues Committee

Student Affairs Committee

 

AGENDA ITEM #11— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

·         Adjourned at 4:12 pm.