ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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:

Alamilla Boyd, Nan

Alvarez, Alvin

Azadpur, Mohammad

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carleton, Troi

Carrillo, Sandra

Castillo, Karla

Cortez, Ron

Davila, Brigitte

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Denetclaw, Wilfred

Drennan, Marie

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

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

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Trogu, Pino

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Weinberger, Christopher

Wong, Les

Zink, Attila

 

Absences: Bartscher, Patricia (abs); Collins, Robert (exc); Ergul, Mehmet (abs); Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lisy-Wagner, Laura (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (exc); Summit, Jennifer (exc); Turner, Sharlana (abs); Usowicz, Thad (exc); van Dam, Mary Ann (abs); Yee-Melichar, Darlene (exc);

 

Visitors: Ann Hallum, Paulina Latkova

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • S. Hackenberg:  Faculty retreat Jan. 25.  There is a new way to participate via interactive forums.  Faculty are encouraged to submit ideas for these forums.  This year we are going to acknowledge all faculty participants.
  • B.Davila: reminder to vote today.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for October 20, 2015

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for November 3, 2015

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

  • UClub update.  Secured space. Established a steering committee for moving forward.

Funding model in place- President Wong has donated $100,000 for renovations. Architect working on design concept.  Senate website will update on progress of UClub.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Message from President Wong

  • Pleased to get UClub off the ground.  Plan to open August, 2016. Thanks to Jason Porth for his work on this project.
  • Gamechanging faculty positions: have handed out 6 to colleges; have 96 to go.  With extra funds from Chancellor’s office Provost is now working with college deans for hires.
  • Pouring rights controversy.  Community meeting on Nov. 19 at 12:15 hosted by ASI.  (Site will be announced).  President Wong will be featured.  Please tell students and faculty President Wong is ready to listen- prefers community discussion over emails, petitions, etc.
  • Physical campus master plan being developed.  A financial plan needs to be in place as well as a master plan.  Reworking of master plan was motivated by closure of Old Science building and the deteriorating conditions of athletics and creative arts structures.  Need for housing for students and employees also a motivator.

(Map of proposed physical campus master plan showed- will be on Senate website).

Presentation of proposed physical master plan- in the concept phase of planning.

Q & A with Senate members.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution on Bullying (first reading)

  • K. Schwartz proposed item. Definition of bullying added to resolution.
  • Motion to 2nd reading.  Approved.
  • L. Hanley:  propose addition of comma in line 8. Seconded.  Amendment passes.
  • Vote on amended proposed resolution.  Approved.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6— Budget Report from VP Ron Cortez

  • Presentation slides will be on Senate website.
  • Q & A with Senate members.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7 —Recommendation from Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Temporary Faculty Policy (first reading)

  • P. Trogu moved item. Speaks to item.
  • S. Rosser:  concerns re wording on lines 12 and line 44 with “their field.” Change to  “the field relevant to their teaching.”  Add “and college deans” to line ____.
  • P. Howard: seeks understanding re if lecturers are not teachers of record. 

S. Bunge:  lecturer appointment used for number of things that may not be classroom teaching.  Consider adding language used by other CSUs.

P. Howard:  There are lecturers on this campus who are not teachers of record.

  • Faculty affairs will bring this back to the floor.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8—Information Item: Department Name Change—Modern Languages and

Literature

  • M. Hammer- bring name up to date.  (Discussion).
  • Change is noted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution on Academic Freedom (first reading)

  • M. Ritter moved item. Speaks to item.  Resolution is in support of a statewide resolution.
  • J. Hoxter:  Line 3 __change to bore witness.
  • M. Azadpur::  language is vague.  Additional whereas clause should be inserted.

L. Hanley:  Statewide resolution is stronger.  Support M. Azadput.

  • Lines 6-7:  change to “enable”.
  • Item moved back to committee for revisions.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #10 —Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:  Proposed Minor in Museum Studies (first reading)

  • E. Rosegard moved.  Speaks to item.
  • Moved to 2nd reading.  Seconded.
  • Item passed. 

 

AGENDA ITEM #11 —Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee:  Proposed Revisions to the Minor in Greek Studies (first reading)

  • E. Rosegard moved.  Speaks to item.
  • Moved to 2nd reading.  Seconded.
  • Item passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #12—Standing Committee Reports

  • Academic Policies Committee
  • M. Hammer:  work on probation policy
  • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • E. Rosegard:  work on proposals.
  • Faculty Affairs Committee
  • P. Trogu:  continue work on evaluation of lecturer policy
  • Strategic Issues Committee
  • M. Azadpur:  survey on workplace satisfaction being finished
  • Student Affairs Committee
  • K. Schwartz: Work on preferred name resolution, credit for emergency ser ice

 

AGENDA ITEM #13— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

 

  • Adjourned at 4:02 p.m.