Minutes: December 15th, 2009



TUESDAY, December 15,


2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Arnoldy, Tod

Goen-Salter, Sugie

Rosegard, Erik

Avani, Nathan

Gomes, Ricardo

Rosser, Sue V.

Bartscher, Patricia

Hellenga, Kate

Rothman, Barry

Boyle, Andrea

Hellman, David

Shapiro, Jerald

Bugayong, Arlene

Holzman, Barbara

Sherwin, Paul

Burke, Adam

Jeung, Russell

Sinha, Dipendra

Chen, Yu-Charn

LePage, Pamela

Shrivastava, Vinay

Cheung, Yitwah

Levy, Eileen

Stowers, Genie

Chou, Fang-yu

Lopez, Eurania

Steier, Saul

Collins, Robert

McCarthy, Chris

Taylor, Don

Corrigan, Robert

McCracken, Bridget

Trautman, Ray

Dariotis, Wei Ming

Minami, Masahiko

Vaquilar, Julie

Flatt, Sylvia

Modirzadeh, Hafez

Wagner, Venise

Getz, Trevor

Moody, Laura (exc);

Whalen, Shawn

Ginwala, Cyrus

Neely, Francis

Yee, Darlene

Girouard, Shirley

Rehling, Lu

Absences: Danner, Don (leave); Davila, Brigitte (exc);
Gubeladze, Joseph (leave F09); Jin, Leigh (leave F09); Lau, Jenny (leave
F09); Li, Wen-Chao “Chris” (abs)Mahan, Dianne (exc); Morishita, Leroy Nancy Noble (leave); Ozluk, Ozgur
(abs); Pong, Wenshen “Chris” (leave Dec 09); Salama, Mohammad (leave 09 10);
Landry, Lynette (exc) Hussain, Mahmood (exc)

Guests: Arek Goetz, Tendai
Chitewere, Patricia Irvine, Wanda Lee, Richard LeGates, Ayse Pamuk, Ann
Hallum, Linda Buckley

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

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.

2:14 p.m.


Chair Whalen

  1. Lack of a Faculty Trustee
    on the CSU Board of Trustees

  2. CA Assemblywoman Fiona
    Ma’s December Open House may be a significant venue to raise issues
    relevant to higher education to the State legislature.

  3. Budget letter urging
    Governor to fund higher education will be forthcoming.

  4. Questions regarding the
    student occupation of the Business Building were addressed by President

  5. Recommendations from the
    Graduation Requirements Task Force have been adapted into a draft policy
    document that will be available for Senate review over the Winter break.

AGENDA ITEM#1—Approval of the Minutes for the
December 1, 2009. The minutes were

AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for December
15, 2009. Senator Holzman moved to
restructure the agenda to move Agenda Item # 5 to Agenda Item # 3, and
therefore relocate Agenda Items # 3 and # 4 to Items # 4 and # 5, respectively.
The motion was approved. The
agenda was approved as amended.

AGENDA ITEM#3— Recommendation from the Curriculum
Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Name Change to the BA and Minor in
Urban Studies, consent item.
The item was approved.

Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee: Proposed Intellectual
Property Policy, 2nd Reading. SIC Chair Rothman re-presented the proposed policy into 2nd
Reading with no alterations from the 1st Reading. Discussion
included the role of Senators to represent issues and concerns regardless of
possible administrative actions. The role of the University Research Council
was also addressed. Senator Trautman made a motion to amend the policy to
strike line # 183, which stipulates that, “All income received by SF State from
the commercialization of University-owned intellectual property will be used to
support research infrastructure at the University.” The motion was
seconded. The motion was passed.
The proposed Intellectual Property Policy was passed.

AGENDA ITEM#5— Recommendation from the Curriculum
Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Revision to the Academic Program
Discontinuance Policy, 1st Reading. CRAC Chair Shrivastava brought forward the
recommendation from CRAC on the proposed revision to the Academic Program
Discontinuance Policy. Senator Holzman moved to move the item to 2nd
reading. Discussion included the Bulletin rights of students. The motion to
move the item to 2nd reading passed. The motion to approve the
proposed revision to the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy was passed.

#6—Adjournment—3:06 p.m.

Action Items:

The Academic Senate

Approved the proposed changes to the titles in the BA and minor in Urban Studies to the BA and minor in Urban Studies and Planning;

Approved the proposed
policy in Intellectual Property; and

Approved the proposed
revisions to the Academic Program Discontinuance Policy.

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