ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, May 3, 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.

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

Alvarez, Alvin

Azadpur, Mohammad

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carrillo, Sandra

Carleton, Troi

Castillo, Karla

Collins, Robert

Davila, Brigitte

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Ergul, Mehmet

Furuse, Tae

Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy

Hackenberg, Sara

Hammer, Mike

 

 

 

Hanley, Lawrence

Hill, Lorna

Howard, Pamela

Kakar, Venoo

Kwan, Kwong-Liem

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

Sanders, Allison

Schwartz, Kim

Shapiro, Jerry

Steier, Saul

Summit, Jennifer

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Trogu, Pino

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Zink, Attila

 

Absences: Cortez, Ron (exc); Denetclaw, Wilfred (exc); Fontaine, Monica (abs); Fraser, Paulina (abs); Hasheminia, Hamed (abs); Hollis, Tanya (abs); Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (exc); Lisy-Wagner, Laura (exc); Toporek, Rebecca (abs); Weinberger, Christopher (exc); Yu, Betty (abs); Wong, Les (exc);

 

Visitors: Genie Stowers, Brian Beatty, Sharly Menon, Dawn-Elisa Fischer, Ann Hallum

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • None.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for April 19, 2016

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for May 3, 2016

  • Approved as submitted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

  • Reminder that next week is the final plenary of AY 15-16.

 

AGENDA ITEM #4—Distinguished Faculty Awards [Time Certain: 2:20]

  • Dr. Ramesh Bollapragada, Recipient of Distinguished Faculty Award for Professional Development in 14-15: Acknowledgements and presentation of AY 15-16 awards:
  • Dr. Lucia Volk, LCA, for Teaching, Tenured Faculty
  • Kenneth Walsh, HSS, for Teaching, Lecturer
  • Dr. Pam Hunt, GCOE, Professional Development
  • Dr. Grace Yoo, ETHS, Service

 

AGENDA ITEM #5—Report from Genie Stowers on 6th and 7th cycle review  [Time Certain: 2:35]

  • Dr. Genie Stowers, Chair, Academic Program Review Committee for AY 15-16 gave a report. Report is posted on the Senate ILearn.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6—Report from Jackson Wilson on On-Line Learning  [Time Certain: 2:45]

  • Jackson Wilson, Chair of the Online Education Committee gave an annual report about online education at SFSU.  Report is posted on the Senate ILearn.

 

AGENDA ITEM #7—Report from Mary Beth Love on Metro [Time Certain: 2:55]

  • Dr. Mary Beth Love and Rama Cassed, Director of Student Affairs gave a report on the Metro Academy program at SFSU.  Report is posted on the Senate ILearn.
  • Questions from the floor taken.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8— Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed revisions to the Athletic Advisory Board policy (first reading)

  • Senator Hammer moved the item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Collins: Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on Proposed revisions to the Athletic Advisory Board policy.  Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9—Recommendation from Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion policy (first reading)

  • Senator Trogu moved the item.  Speaks to the item. 
  • Senator Robertson:  have the things that were wrong been corrected in this policy?
  • Senator Trogu: Yes: has been corrected in lines 596-602 and in lines 56-59.
  • Senator Gen:  Need to define “department” to include other units?
  • Senator Hanley:  Lines 127-139 have been clarified.
  • Senator Trogu:  Question of defining department and deans is a good question but not relevant to this discussion.
  • Senator Lewis:  Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on the proposed revisions to the Retention, Tenure and Promotion policy.  Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #10—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Short Term Loan Program policy (first reading

  • Senator Schwartz moved item.  Speaks to the item. 
  • Senator Ritter:  Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on the proposed Short Term Loan Program policy. Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #11 — Recommendation from Student Affairs Committee: Proposed rescinding of the Emergency Loan Policy (consent item)

  • No objections.  Policy is rescinded.

 

AGENDA ITEM #12— Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed On-Line Education Resolution (first reading)

  • Senator Hammer moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Hackenberg: Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on proposed on-line education resolution.  Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #13— Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed revisions to the Written English Proficiency policy (first reading)

  • Senator Hammer moved item.  Speaks to item.
  • Senator Yee-Melichar:  Concern that this conflicts with statewide policy change.
  • Senator Summit:  Chancellor’s office reversed itself.  Minimum grade is now a C minus.
  • Senator Passion:  9 Biology GWAR courses have minimum grade of C; changing to C minus would improve path to graduation.
  • Senator Steier:  Concern about the eroding of quality if minimum grade is lowered to C minus.
  • Senator Passion:  In the Biology department all other courses have a minimum grade of C minus.
  • Guest GWAR Director Juliana Hamilton:  over 90% of students in GWAR are getting a C or better.
  • Senator Rosegard: Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on the proposed revisions to the Written English proficiency policy.  Passed.

 

AGENDA ITEM #14— Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed revision to the Communicative Disorders curriculum (first reading)

  • Senator Rosegard moved the item.  Speaks to the item.
  • Senator Lewis: Moved to second reading.  Motion passes.
  • Vote on the proposed revision to the Communicative Disorders curriculum.  Passed.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #15—Recommendation from Strategic Issues Committee: Proposed Resolution on Affirmative Action (consent item)

  • No objections.  Proposed resolution on Affirmative Action is adopted.

 

AGENDA ITEM #16— Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

  • Adjourned at 3:50 p.m.