Minutes: April 20th, 2010



TUESDAY, April 20, 2010


2:00 -
5:00 p.m.

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD: 2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

The Open Floor Period provides an informal opportunity
for faculty members to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate
officers or to university administrators.
Please arrive promptly at 2:00 p.m.


Arnoldy, Tod

Hellman, David

Ozluk, Ozgur

Avani, Nathan


Rehling, Lu


Holzman, Barbara

Rosegard, Erik

Boyle, Andrea

Hyun, Helen

Rosser, Sue V.

Bugayong, Arlene

Jeung, Russell

Rothman, Barry

Burke, Adam

Jin, Leigh

Shapiro, Jerald

Chen, Yu-Charn

Landry, Lynette

Sherwin, Paul

Chou, Fang-yu

Lau, Jenny


Collins, Robert

LePage, Pamela

Sinha, Dipendra

Dariotis, Wei

Li, Wen-Chao

Steier, Saul

Davila, Brigitte

Lopez, Eurania

Stowers, Genie

Getz, Trevor

McCarthy, Chris

Taylor, Don

Ginwala, Cyrus


Trautman, Ray

Girouard, Shirley

Minami, Masahiko

Vaquilar, Julie


Modirzadeh, Hafez

Wagner, Venise

Gomes, Ricardo

Moody, Laura

Whalen, Shawn

Gubeladze, Joseph

Morishita, Leroy

Yee, Darlene

Hellenga, Kate

Neely, Francis

Absences: Cheung, Yitwah (abs); Corrigan, Robert
(exc); Danner, Don (abs); Flatt, Sylvia (leave 10);); Hussain, Mahmood (on
Leave); Levy, Eileen (on leave Spring 10); Pong, Wenshen “Chris” (abs);
Salama, Mohammad (leave 09 10);

Guests: Pamela Vaughn, Helen Goldsmith, Robert
Ramirez, Mike Goldman, Jocelyn Hermoso, Renee Monte, Wanda Lee, John Chen,
Patricia Irvine.

ORDER: 2:10 p.m.


McCraken: Regarding the availability for voting in University-wide elections.

AGENDA ITEM#1—Approval
of the Minutes for the April 6, 2010. The minutes were approved.

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for April 20, 2010. The
agenda was approved.

AGENDA ITEM #3—Academic
Senate Elections for Senate Representatives on the University Budget Committee;
Faculty Graduation Marshal; Board of Appeals and Review; Academic Senate
Elections Committee. For the UBC,
Nathan Avani, Sudip Chattopadhyay, Barry
Rothman, Jerry Shapiro, Genie Stowers, and Nini Yang were nominated; and Jerry
Shapiro and Genie Stowers were selected to serve. For Faculty Graduation
Marshal, Rob Williams was nominated; Rob Williams was selected to serve. For
the Board of Appeals and Review, Arlene Bugayong was nominated; Arlene Bugayong
was selected to serve.
Senate Elections Committee selected by the Executive Committee is Kate
Hellenga, Bridget McCraken, and Chris McCarthy.

AGENDA ITEM #4—Report from Pamela Vaughn, Associate Dean for
Faculty Development and Director for the Center for Teaching and Faculty
Development. Professor Vaughn presented a report on the Center for Teaching and
Faculty Development, and the past five years of its history and activities.

AGENDA ITEM #5—Recommendation from the Academic Policies
Committee: Proposed Requirements
for the Baccalaureate Degree: Majors, Concentrations, Minors, &
Certificates, 2nd Reading. In Section II of the Proposed Amendment,
Senator Rosegard moved to amend the main motion in order to require LLD to be a
3-unit course, and that the overall number of units for GE be 51 rather than
48. Specifically, the proposed amendment consists of the following:

Line 83 - strike
‘39’; replace with ‘42’

Line 105 - strike
‘48’ units (‘39’ lower division…); replace with ‘51’ units (‘42’ lower

Line 106 - strike
‘48’; replace with ‘51’

Line 108 - strike
“or UD” and the asterisk next to 3’*’
(on Page 6; Table 1; Row 17)

Line 1985 - strike “*”

Line 1987-1993- strike all

Line 1995, 2018 - strike “(overlay)”

Senator Yee proposed an amendment to strike Written Communication II
from the amendment. Senator Yee’s amendment was ruled out of order.

Senator Rehling proposed an amendment to Section II, regarding the
following changes:

Table 1, row for
Lifelong Leaning and Self-Development: Delete asterisk after “3.”

Table 1, row for
Written English Communication II: Add asterisk after “3.”

Table 1: Add row:
First Year Experience (FYE) (not required for transfer students) | LD | 3*.

Lines 107-108:
revise to read: “…but both types of students must complete the requirements
specified in Table 1, except for the First Year Experience requirement (as
noted). This requirement is for a small group experience that provides first
year students with opportunities to foster a sense of academic community,
better understand college-level expectations, learn skills and competencies for
success, and become familiar with campus resources.”

The time certain for Agenda Item # 6 was reached; a
motion was proposed to extend the time for discussion of the proposed amendment
until 4:15; postponing Agenda Item # 6 until that time. This motion carried.
When the time allotted was reached, Senator Steier called the question. Senator
Rehling’s proposed amendment failed.

AGENDA ITEM #6—Recommendation from the Educational Policies
Council: Proposed Discontinuance
of the BS Degree in Clinical Science, 2nd Reading—Proposal to
be heard no later than 3:45p.m. EPC Chair Hellman moved the proposed
discontinuance, and ceded his time to Professor of Biology Robert Ramirez, who
presented the proposed discontinuance with Biology Department Chair Michael
Goldman. The motion carried.

AGENDA ITEM #7—Recommendation from the Educational Policies
Council: Proposed Revisions to the
Discontinuance Policy (#S93-177), 1st Reading. EPC Chair Hellman
introduced the proposed revisions.
Vice Chair Trautman moved to postpone the proposed revisions
indefinitely. The proposed postponement did not pass. The meeting adjourned at
the scheduled end time with two speakers remaining on the speakers list.

AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Student Affairs
Committee: Proposed Revisions to
the Board of Appeals and Review Charge, 1st Reading

AGENDA ITEM #9—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m.

Action Items:

1. Senate Elections:

· University
Budget Committee: Jerry Shapiro and Genie Stowers were selected to serve.

· Faculty Graduation
Marshal: Rob Williams was selected to serve.

· Board of
Appeals and Review: Arlene Bugayong was selected to serve.

The Senate Elections Committee selected by the Executive Committee is Kate
Hellenga, Bridget McCraken, and Chris McCarthy.

3. The BS Degree in Clinical Science was

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