Commending and Thanking Senators Completing Terms of Service for 2012-2013

Resolution Number: RS13-312
May, 2013

***Approved at its Meeting on May 14, 2013***

Whereas: 
the Academic Senate of the California State University adopted a statement on Collegiality in the California State University that included these opening paragraphs: The smooth and effective operation of a complex multipurpose university system requires a spirit of collegiality that both reflects and fosters mutual respect among all groups within the system. Collegiality consists of a shared decision-making process and a set of attitudes, which cause individuals to regard the members of the various constituencies of the university as responsible for the success of the academic enterprise. Fundamental to this concept is the understanding that a university is a community of scholars who, out of mutual respect for the expertise and contributions of their colleagues, agree that shared decision-making in areas of recognized primary responsibility constitutes the means whereby a university best preserves its academic integrity and most effectively attains its educational mission; and
Whereas: 
the success of shared decision-making at San Francisco State University is dependent upon the willingness of members of the campus community to serve on the many agencies of academic governance; and
Whereas: 
the Academic Senate is the central agency for academic governance; and
Whereas: 
willingness to serve on the Academic Senate is, therefore, of fundamental importance to the success of the academic enterprise; now therefore be it
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University thank and commend the following members of the University community who are completing their current terms of service. • Mitra Ara, College of Liberal & Creative Arts • Mohammad Azadpur, University/At-Large* • Patricia Bartscher, University Counsel* • Andrea Boyle, CSU/Statewide Senator* • Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President, Academic Planning & Development* • Maxine Chernoff, College of Liberal & Creative Arts • Adam Burke, College of Health & Social Sciences • John Cleary, Operations Staff, College of Liberal & Creative Arts • Harvey “Skip” Davis, University/At-Large • Marie Drennan, College of Liberal & Creative Arts • Gail Evans, Dean of Undergraduate Studies • Lawrence Hanley, College of Liberal & Creative Arts* • Nancy Hayes, VP & CFO Administration & Finance** • Pamela Hood, University/ At-Large • Martin Linder, CSU/Statewide Senator • Eurania Lopez, Graduate College of Education* • Alice Privé, College of Health & Social Sciences • David Rourke, University Property Management • Mohammad Salama, University/At-Large * • Saul Steier, College of Liberal & Creative Arts • Genie Stowers, College of Health & Social Sciences* • Jason Vasche, J. Paul Leonard Library • Pamela Vaughn, University/ At-Large • Darlene Yee-Melichar, CSU/Statewide Senator* And be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Andrea Boyle and Martin Linder, outgoing ASCSU Senators and Academic Senate Executive Committee members; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Robert K. Collins, for his leadership as Vice-Chair of the Senate during the academic year 2012-2013 and Chair of the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee during the academic year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Maxine Chernoff for service as Chair of the Academic Policies Committee from 2012-2013, and as a member of the SF State Academic Senate Executive Committee, and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank David Rourke for his service as chair of the Student Affairs Committee from 2011-2012; and on the committee for Students, Faculty, and Staff with Disabilities from 2012-2013; and as Senate Secretary from 2012-2013; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Genie Stowers for her exceptional service as Curriculum Review and Approval Committee chair from 2010-2013; Strategic Issues Committee Chair from 2009-10; Academic Senate representative to the University Budget Committee for two terms (2005-2008 & 2008-2012); and Chair of the Academic Program Review Committee during the WASC visit; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate salute the leadership of Pamela Vaughn for her commitment to the Academic Senate body with dedicated service as Executive Committee At-Large member (2010-2011); Chair of the Academic Senate from 2011-2012; and as the immediate past Senate Chair and an invaluable Faculty Affairs Committee member from 2012-2013. *Returning for a subsequent term in 2013-2014 **Retiring or separating from the University