ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
Tuesday, February 23, 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.
De Barros, Jose Acacio
Le, Mai Nhung
Absences: Ergul, Mehmet (exc); Hasheminia, Hamed (abs); Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (abs); Mays, Chris (abs); Mitchell, Marilyn (abs); Nizardini, Richard (abs); Rosser, Sue (exc); Sabee, Christina (abs); Toporek, Rebecca(exc); Van Dam, Mary Ann (exc); Weinberger, Christopher (abs); Wong, Les (abs);
Visitors: Jason Bell, Brian Beatty, Monica Fontaine, Mike Goldman, Ann Hallum, Rachel Small
AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 9, 2016
- Approved as submitted.
AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for February 23, 2016
- Approved as amended: Items #3 and #4 reversed.
AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report
- Attended ASCSU Senators meeting in Long Beach: of concern is focus across system on 4-year graduation rate. Legislation proposed by Senator Glasser about fee waiver for students who graduate in 4 years is of concern. Received updates from CFA President on CFA strike.
AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Trevor Getz, Faculty Athletic Representative [time certain 2:15]
- Trevor Getz gave report on SFSU student athletes. PowerPoint report will be put on ILearn.
AGENDA ITEM #5— Presentation: Project Rebound [time certain 2:30]
- Jason Bell, Director of Project Rebound and Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Counseling introduced Project Rebound as a response to the gap in equity and education that has only widened over time. He showed a 15-minute film illustrating Project Rebound and informed the Senate that an expansion of Project Rebound is in progress. The Project will expand to 7 CSU campuses. The Ford Foundation has supported expansion of Project Rebound.
- Senate discussion in support of this program and the expansion to other CSU campuses.
AGENDA ITEM #6— Report from Sheila Tully, CFA Chapter President [time certain 2:50]
- Report on status of the strike. Expect fact finder’s report in March. Then a 10-day black out period to try for resolution. A series of events are planned to try to avoid a strike. The CFA will report on developments as they occur.
- Q&A between senators and Ms. Tully about the strike and process and consequences.
AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution on Commitment to Teaching at San Francisco State University (first reading)
- Vice Chair Hackenberg: moves item. Speaks to item. Draft resolution is read.
- Discussion: Sen. Robertson: include faculty’s responsibility in this resolution.
- Sen. Collins moves to second reading. Seconded and approved.
- Sen. Davila: move to amend line 48 to include…(tenure track faculty or full time lecturers). Seconded. Discussion opened on amendment. Sen. Schwartz: what was intended that the job itself is a full time position. Chair Carleton: the position is full time. Sen. Hanley: against amendment because this is a resolution not a policy. Sen. Davila: withdraw motion.
- Sen. Yee-Melichar: Move to amend Lines 28-29 to strike “in the classroom” in both parts. To read, “student success is a function of faculty success”. Seconded. Discussion opened on amendment. Sen. Bloom: against amendment- think it’s vague. Sen. Azadpur: against amendment: sounds too philosophical. Sen. Stier: against amendment-agree too vague. Sen. Davila: this amendment is not vague. The Classroom does not encompass all opportunities for student success. Sen. De Barro: does this amendment comport with other language in the clause? Sen. Collins: yes: research supports student success in and out of the classroom.
- Vote on amendment: Amendment does not pass.
- Sen. Howard: asks for definition of student success? Sen. Collins: success inside and outside the classroom.
- Sen. Hanley: Calls the question. Seconded.
- Vote on resolution: resolution passed.
AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposal for a Pre-Health Certificate (first reading) [time certain 3:10]
- Sen. Rosegard: moves item. Speaks to item.
- Guest Associate Dean Robert Ramirez: speaks to mission of the Pre-Health program.
- Sen. Steier: supports the proposal but concern how reducing the program by 16 units improves program. Sen. Collins: in favor because pre-health program gives students opportunities to add pre-heath to their major.
- Move to second reading. Seconded. Approved.
- Vote: proposal passes.
AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Change to the BA and Minor in the Department of Comparative and World Literature from “Comparative Literature” to “World and Comparative Literature” (consent item)
- Consent item. Approved by consent.
AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed policy on Academic Credit for Military Service and Training (first reading)
- Sen. Schwartz: moves item. Speaks to item. Discussion:
- Sen. de Barro: what is the rationale for giving non-active duty military priority over other students. Sen. Schwartz: this is part of the policy.
- Sen. Lewis: move to second reading. Seconded.
- Sen. de Barro: move to amend to strike lines 81-84. Discussion:
- Sen. Hill: this is a policy by the Chancellor’s office and the Senate does not have the power to change it.
- Sen. Hanley: why have this policy if there’s already a policy from the chancellor’s office?
- Sen. Howard: against the amendment.
- Sen. de Barro: withdraw amendment
- Sen. Hanley: move to amend: Line 82 to read as “per CSU Chancellor’s Troops to college initiative, students will be given…”
- Sen. Hammer: against because it seems unnecessary.
- Vote on proposed amendment: amendment passes.
- Vote on policy with amendment: Approved as amended.
AGENDA ITEM #11—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Motion to rescind S78-031 Credit for Military Service and Training Policy (Consent item)
- Sen. Schwartz: moves item. Speaks to item. Consent item. No objection. Policy is rescinded.
AGENDA ITEM #12—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Revisions to the Charge for the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development Advisory Board (first reading)
- Sen. Trogu: moves item. Speaks to item.
- Sen. Collins: move to second reading. Seconded. Approved.
- Vote on proposed changes: Revisions to Charge for CTFD approved.
AGENDA ITEM #13— Standing Committee Reports
- Academic Policies Committee
- Working on new policy on Athletic Advisory board; CWEP revisions
- Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
- Ongoing review of proposals; paired courses and variable course policies
- Faculty Affairs Committee
- Work on possible revision on RTP policy, possible task force formation
4. Student Affairs Committee
- Revision of emergency loan policy; student success; career services; resolution re preferred names
5. Strategic Issues Committee
- Stalemate with workplace equity survey; review of senate policies and assigning to committees for updating.
AGENDA ITEM #14— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm
- Adjourned at 4:08 pm.