Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 2/18/2014









Tuesday, February 18, 2014



2:00 – 5:00 p.m.




OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

The Open Floor Period provides an informal opportunity for University community members to raise questions or make comments directed to SF State Academic Senate.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00 p.m.



Alvarenga, Gabriela

Anderson, David

Avani, Nathan

Azadpur, Mohammad

Baines, Annmarie

Barranco, Joseph

Bartscher, Patricia

Bettinger, Chris

Buckley, Linda

Boyle, Andrea

Carleton, Troi

Chen, Lily

Cholette Susan

Clavier, Sophie

Collins, Robert

Cortez, Ronald 



Davila, Brigette

Doan, Therese

Gamboa, Yolanda

Ginwala, Cyrus

Hackenberg, Sara

Hammer, Mike

Hanley, Lawrence

Harris, Shimina

Hellman, David

Holzman, Barbara

Howard, Pamela  

Keith-Collins, Robert

Kilday-Hicks, Russel

Levy, Eileen

Li, Wen-Chao

Mendolla, Paul



Pasion, Sally

Pelaud, Isabelle

Robertson, Bruce

Rosser, Sue

Sigmon, Mark

Soltani, Sonya

Stowers, Genie

Strong, Robert

Stowers, Genie

Trogu, Pino

Usowicz, Thaddeus

Wanek, Linda

Wilckzak, Cynthia

Williams, Robert

Yee-Melichar Darlene


Absences: Alamilla Boyd, Nan  (exc); Buckley, Linda (exc); Chang, Sandy (abs); Donohue, Patricia (exc); Ganji, Ahmad (exc);  Getz, Trevor (exc); Hill, Lorna (exc); Lau, Jenny (exc); Lewis, Julia (exc); Monteiro, Ken (exc); McDougal, Serie  (abs); Tumbat, Gulnur (LS14);  Vasche, Jason(abs); Wong, Les (exc); Yoo, Grace( abs)


Guests: Brian  Beatty, Ann Hallum, Shawn Whalen

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.


Call for applications for Faculty Excellence Awards, located on Faculty Affairs website. Deadline 3/14/14 at 4PM. Rob Collins encouraged us to apply and inform lecturer faculty.

New SAC Chair- Sen. Paul Mendolla

Sen. Ginwala- first Vice Chair meeting

New Senate staff- Linda Chau- welcome

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 4, 2014




AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for February 18, 2014


Approved as submitted


AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report


1. Audio recording of SCI bldg. available on Academic Senate homepage.

2. Real Estate shopping- looking at townhouses on Tapia and Holloway for Faculty/Staff Club on Thursday morning.

3. Searches- updates on the many searches. VP Student Affairs and HR candidates concluded. Athletic Director search will be scheduled. Halfway through LCA Dean visit; College of Education Dean campus visits during first week of March.. Please actively participate.

4. Social Justice represents common value tightly braided into our campus. How does Economic Justice relate to Social Justice? US House Committee of Education and Workforce- summarizes contingent faculty situation. Dismal and Dickensian portrayal of our colleagues. Don’t provide stability, pay or benefits to provide long term stability. Classified as “working poor.” Move beyond guilt and indifference so we can alter this shameful regime of academic labor. Applause!


AGENDA ITEM #4—Report: Standing Committee Chairs


Sen. Bettinger- meeting of EPC with CRAC to discuss 7th Cycle Review; calendar issue- Deans want planning days at beginning of fall semester, and we will look at calendar. Legacy documents will come to Senate for review.

Sen. Barranco- CRAC- will review draft of 7th cycle; have Brian Beatty come talk about CMS conversion

Sen. Baines- FAC- discussed Online Course Evaluation Data- what data faculty are most interested in? Purpose of teaching evaluations and discussion of this on campus.

Sen. Clavier (for Sen. Carleton)- SIC- currently revising questionnaire of Informal Complaint Resolution; will collect departmental level data on Service.

Sen. Mendola- SAC- more next meeting, regrouping since Sen. Lopez left.


AGENDA ITEM #5—Report: CSU/Statewide Academic Senators


Sens. Yee-Melichar, Collins, Pelaud- Will bring information back to Academic Senate for discussion. Posted items on iLearn and asked Senators to review them in preparation for their committee meetings.

Sen. Yee-Melichar asked to report for ASCSU senators, and gave a Power Point presentation. Approved three resolutions during last meeting (can find these documents on Senate iLearn site).
Our campus senators take positions independently, not just following chancellor’s office. Hope is that first reading resolutions are discussed by Senate committee chairs; committee as a whole can discuss as committee and provide input to ASCSU reps. Can take it to committee meetings statewide.

No further discussion of the report- thanks to ASCSU senators!


AGENDA ITEM #6—Report: Update on Strategic Issues Planning Process—Senator Alvarenga

Strategic Planning Committee had working retreat, updates on key items from different constituents. Targeting June 2014 as completion date for Strategic Planning report. Provide final thoughts, ideas and comments to committee; will begin rough draft in March. Different ways of communicating ideas, via Neighborland, Tweet, text. Partnered with Neighborland to get collection of comments.


AGENDA ITEM #7—Proposed Academic Senate Meeting Schedule for AY 2014-2015, 1st Reading

First reading, submitted by Ex Comm, Sen. Collins- move agenda item #7, no second required. Adopt proposed AS meeting schedule 2014-2015. Two important additions, holidays observed are listed; calendar structured so we don’t come back from a holiday directly to a Senate meeting. TYPO- November 28th should read November 25th. Spring 2015 instead of 2014- duly noted and changed. No meetings over Thanksgiving break. Collins- move to second reading, discussion? No discussion, vote on motion to move to second reading. Now in second reading. NO discussion. Motion carries, calendar for next year passes.


AGENDA ITEM #8—Adjournment—no later than 5:00p.m.


Adjourned 2:51PM


Respectfully submitted by Eileen Levy, Secretary

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