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.

 

 

ATTENDANCE:

Alamilla Boyd, Nan

Alvarez, Alvin

Azadpur, Mohammad

Bartscher, Patricia

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carleton, Troi

Carrillo, Sandra

Castillo, Karla

Collins, Robert

Cortez, Ron

Davila, Brigitte

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Denetclaw, Wilfred

Drennan, Marie

Ergul, Mehmet

Frasier, Paulina

Furuse, Tae

Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy

 

 

Hackenberg, Sara

Hammer, Mike

Hanley, Lawrence

Hasheminia, Hamed

Hill, Lorna

Hollis, Tanya

Howard, Pamela

Kakar, Venoo

Le, Mai Nhung

Lewis, Julia

Lisy-Wagner, Laura

Mays, Chris

Mitchell, Marilyn

Mooney, Dylan

Nizardini, Richard

Pasion, Sally

 

 

Reyes, Belinda

Ritter, Michael

Robertson, Bruce

Rosegard, Erik

Rosser, Sue

Sabee, Christina

Schwartz, Kim

Shapiro, Jerry

Steier, Saul

Summit, Jennifer

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Trogu, Pino

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Weinberger, Christopher

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (

Zink, Attila

 

Absences: Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (exc); Turner, Sharlana (abs); Usowicz, Thad (exc); Wong, Les (abs);

 

Visitors: Sacha Bunge, Ann Hallum, Wenchao Li, Mohamad Salama

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Senator Hackenberg:  Faculty retreat on 1/25/16.  Reminder to register and to spread the word to register by 1/11/16.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for November 17, 2015

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for December 8, 2015

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

  • Long beach statewide meeting: concerns about signature GE programs at individual campuses affected by legislation.  Reconcile legislature and faculty curriculum and student path to graduation.
  • Congratulate Senator Alvarez on his appointment as Dean of HHS.
  • Sadly, passing away of Senator Trad Usowitz.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Provost Rosser [2:25 time certain]

  • Senator Rosser:  Report on Academic Affairs.  Powerpoint report on Senate website.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5— Recommendation from the Executive Committee:  Approval of Standing Committee Appointments (consent item)

  • Senator Hackenberg:  Moved item.
  • Senator Mooney:  change affiliation to CHSS Information Technology
  • Senator Hanley: question about standing of Senator membership on committee.
  • Vote taken. Standing Committee Appointments passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposal for the

Revision of Senate Policy #S10-160: Temporary Faculty (first reading)

  • Senator Trogu:  Moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Lewis:  Move to second reading.  Seconded.
  • Vote taken.  Proposal passes.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7 —Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Revision to the B.A. and Minor in Classics (first reading)

  • Senator Rosegard:  Moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Hanley:  Moves to second reading.  Passed.
  • Vote taken.  Revision passes.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8 —Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New MA in East Asian Languages and Literatures (first reading)

  • Senator Rosegard moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Gen: requests explanation of why cannot specify in the Bulletin that this is a degree taught in Mandarin?
  • Senator Lee:  was discussed at Graduate Council and requested to discuss at department level.  Faculty unanimously against calling this a degree in Mandarin. Gave reasons to justify.
  • Further Discussion of this issue.
  • Senator Bloom:  line 94? Why not “effective linguistic and communicative competence?”
  • Dr. Salama:  justify why as is.
  • Senator Weinberger:  clarify literature versus culture courses in proposal?
  • Dr. Lee:  proposal combines Chinese and Japanese MA programs.  No good solution.
  • Dr. Salama:  may create synergy among courses in this proposal.  Also looking to hire faculty to teach courses  in literature and culture.
  • Senator Rosegard:  Move to second reading.  Seconded.  Passed.
  • Senator Weinberger:  amend line 217 for Bulletin description to include that instruction is in Mandarin in parentheses after ChineseSeconded.
  • Amendment did not pass.
  • Senator Rosegard:  Propose to Amend : Line 190.  Change to “currently compromising area of emphasis in Chinese {emphasis on Mandarin and Japanese}. Seconded.
  • Dr. Lee:  amendment should  be instruction in Mandarin.
  • Senator deBarro:  Amend to amend:  Line 193:  specify (Mandarin or Japanese).  Seconded.
  • Senator Hammer:  against amend to amend.
  • Senator Gerber:  against amend to amend.  Let department handle Bulletin language.
  • Vote on amend to amend: Line 193:  Did not pass.
  • Vote on original amend:  Line 190.  Did not pass.
  • Senator Azapour:  Propose amend:  Line 223:  “instruction for CHIN prefix course will be in Mandarin.” Second.
  • Amendment passed.
  • Vote on Recommendation as amended.  Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9— Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New MA in Modern European Languages and Literatures (first reading)

  • Senator Rosegard:  Moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Dr. Salama:  Justification and appreciation for the development of this new program.
  • Senator Barlow:  Move to second reading.  Passed.
  • Vote on Recommendation.  Passed.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #10 —Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposal for the Revision of Senate Policy #S09-196: Withdrawals from Courses (first reading)

  • Senator Hammer:  Moved item.  Speaks to item
  • Senator Ritter:  Move to second reading.  Passed.
  • Senator Hammer:  Amend Line 85:  Strike 2015 and return to 2009. Second.
  • Amendment passes.
  • Senator Hammer:  Amend Line 104:  to “third week of instruction”.  Second.
  • Amendment passes.
  • Vote on Proposal as amended.  Passed.

 

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

  • Adjourned at 3:32 pm.