SF State Academic Senate           

Seven Hills Conference Center – Nob Hill Room

9/4/2012

Academic Senate minutes

ATTENDANCE:

Alvarenga, Gabriela

Anderson, David

Azadpur, Mohammad

Barranco, Joseph

Bettinger, Chris

Buckley, Linda

Carleton, Troi

Chen, Lily

Chernoff, Maxine

Cholette, Susan

Clavier, Sophie

Cleary, John

Collins, Robert

Drennan, Marie

Eurania, Lopez

Evans, Gail

Flores, Oscar,

 

 

Ganji, Ahmad

Gerber, Nancy

Getz, Trevor

Ginwala, Cyrus

Hanley, Lawrence

Harris, Shimina

Hayes, Nancy

Hellman, David

Holzman, Barbara

Howard, Pamela

Lau, Jenny

Lewis, Julia

Li, Wen-Chao

Linder, Martin

Mendolla, Paul

Prive, Alice

Rosser, Sue

 

Rourke, David

Salama, Mohammad

Sigmon, Mark

Steier, Saul

Stowers, Genie

Tumbat, Gulnur

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Vasche, Jason

Wanek, Linda

Wang, Lihua

Williams, Robert

Wong, Les

Gamboa, Yolanda

Yoo, Grace

 

 

 

Absences: Bartscher, Patricia (exc); Hood, Pamela (abs); Strong, Robert (exc); Vaughn, Pamela (exc); Yee-Melichar, Darlene (exc)

 

Parliamentarian: Ray Trautman

 

Guests: Brian Beatty, Sacha Bunge, Gene Chelberg, Wei Ming Dariotis, Camille Dungy, Jared Giarrusso, Helen Goldsmith, Ann Hallum, Evelyn Hooker, Alex Neylon, Raymond Parenti-Kirttila, Janet Remolona, Shawn Whalen

 

Call to Order:  2:13 PM

Announcements

  • The following points were made:

    No announcements

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1.   Moved (Steier) and seconded
  2.   So Approved

 

  1. Chair’s Report
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1.   Opening Faculty Meeting
  2.   Flipping the Classroom and the work of the senate

 

  1. Introductions
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1.    

 

  1. President, Dr. Les E. Wong
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1.    Four Big Issues
    1. Budget / Proposition 30 legislation
    2. WASC visit in March 2013 / Transparency
    3. Employee Classification System Examined / Compensation, Scope, Morale, Fairness
    4. Adding 100 Tenure-track faculty
  2.   Get out the vote / inform about Proposition 30 implications
  3.   Fundraising / California investment in Higher Education
  4.   City College of San Francisco challenges / SF State response if asked
  5.   Comments & Questions were raised related to:  contraction versus expansion of SF State programs, employees, etc.; budget process transparency and inclusion; Uneven compensation of employees; fairness in Spring admissions; response points related to Proposition 30 debate; the value of producing a creative workforce; process for communicating ideas efficiently       

 

  1. Professor, Camille Dungy: Recipient of the 2011 American Book Award; 2011 Northern California Book Award, nominee for the NAACP Image Award,  and recipient of the 2012 SF State Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement & Growth—no later than 3:00p.m.
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1.  Selected readings from a span of Professor Dungy’s work

 

  1. Alex Neylon (VP – University Affairs) and Raymond Cortila (VP – External Affairs),  - Associated Students, Incorporated:  Voter Registration Campaign
  • This item was discussed.
  • The following points were made:
  1. Recruitment and involvement of students to campus committees
  2. ASI needs assistance getting access to in class time to promote voter registration; Goal is 3,000 students; Interested faculty should contact the ASI VP for External Affairs at _________________.
  3. Comments & Questions were raised related to:  Mentorship opportunities between the senate  and ASI; getting a strong message out about Proposition 30; engaging other student leaders;

 

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee:  Standing Committee Assignments (Consent Item)
  • This item was discussed.    Moved to first reading (Buckley)
  • The following points were made:
  1.    APRC attrition has raised a concern.  Representation on APC does not span all 6 colleges
  2. Amendments were discussed to standing committee assignments.Moved to second reading (Getz) and seconded
  3. Moved (Collins) and seconded Senator Ganji to FAC; Senator Goldsmith to APC; Senator Harris to SIC replacing Pat Davis
  4. Moved (Linder) and seconded to alphabetize names under ____________
  5. Moved (Holzman) and seconded to remove Senator Barker from roster as Statewide senator.
  6. Moved (Getz) and seconded to approve
  7. Approved as amended

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revisions to the S11-255, Section II.B Minimum grade requirement in all Basic Skills courses (Areas A1-3; B4) in General Education at San Francisco State, Minimum Grade Requirement, 1st Reading
  • This item was discussed.  Moved (Chernoff) and seconded into first reading
  • The following points were made:
  1.  Does the policy have a budgetary impact?
  2.   When is the implementation of this revised policy?  In a future semester, but not retroactively. 
  3.   How are students notified?  Advisors, Bulletin, Department Chairs

 

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Resolution In Memoriam for Betty Blecha, Professor Emerita of Economics (Consent Item)
  • This item was discussed.  Moved (Stowers) and seconded.
  • The following points were made:
  1. Approved

 

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee:  Resolution in Honor of Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. J.E. (Penny) Saffold (Consent Item, no later than 4:30 PM)
  • This item was discussed.  Moved (Collins) and seconded.
  • The following points were made:
  1.  Approved by unanimous consent
  2. Dr. J.E. (Penny) Saffold made a few closing remarks

 

Adjournment:  4:50 PM

Moved (Holzman) and seconded.

 

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