ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Martinez, Katynka

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilhelm, Garrick (AS)

Esquivel-Garcia, Alondra (AS)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

 

 

Absences:

Altura, Kimberly (PRES)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Okhremtchouk, Irinia (GCOE)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Pido, Eric (CoES)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Wong, Les (President)

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew

Sacha Bunge

Sophie Clavier

Jane DeWitt

Todd Roehrman

Doris Flowers

Robert Williams

Julie Hua

Catriona Esquivel

Amy Sueyoshi

 

 

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

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

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

  1. Approval of the Agenda for April 23, 2019
  • Sen. Stowers – item 15 – name change to Proposed Minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies
  • Approved 2:12pm with above change
  1. Approval of the Minutes for April 9, 2019
  • Approved @ 2:13pm as submitted
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Sen. Scott – tomorrow afternoon – lecture series in Seven Hills
  • Sen. Hines – Discovery Day this Sunday 1-5pm at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center
  • Alcademics – Tuesday, April 30, 4:30-7pm Talisman Wine will be pouring their awarding-winning pinots. UCorp website to sign up
  • Sen. Scott – Dean Clavier and Sen. Scott will be taking 10 graduate students to Southern California for CSU Graduate Research Competition.
  1. Reports
    1. Chair
  • Schedules for the next/last meetings of the academic year
  • Commencement is coming up. Faculty marshals will sit with students.
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Sen. Wilson – 3 items today
  • Will continue to discuss the IRB and syllabus policy
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Stowers – 6 items today (3 are new)
  • Last year CRAC approved 14 proposals, this year has been 41 proposals
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Rubin – no items today
  • Continuing to work on normative workload document and positioning the committee for next year.
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Hines – 3 items today
  • Will be discussing the policy re: withdrawals
  • Looking at mental health on campus and tackling the lack of counseling personnel as a response to a 2017 policy (resolution?)
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Sen. Thomas – one item today
  • Discussing budget transparency and the dismissal of our CFO
  1. Provost
  • Deans are putting together for meeting their budgetary needs including instructional and non-instructional costs.
  • Cabinet has met to discuss the priorities and the budgeting process going forward.
    • Curriculum and learning will be the top priority

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:55pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision of #F13-267, Academic Freedom Principles, first reading
  • Vice Chair Albiniak – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Wilson – motion to move to 2nd reading
    • Sen. Stowers – second
    • Moved to 2nd reading unanimously @ 2:57pm
    • No discussion in 2nd reading
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:57pm
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Policy on a Student Grievance Code; first reading
  • Sen. Hines – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Wilczak – thanks to the committee. Need clarification on the fat that it would not be distributed to students
    • Sen. Hines – would not necessarily be distributed to students, but it is a public document
  • Sen. Wilson – how would the document be distributed to students
    • Sen. Hines – this would be something made public to students by the Dean of Students’ office
  • Sen. Brown – motion to move to 2nd reading
    • Sen. Albiniak second
    • No discussion
    • Moved to 2nd reading unanimously @ 3:01pm
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:02pm
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Policy on Student Grievance Procedures; first reading
  • Sen. Hines – moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Sen. Brown – motion to move to 2nd reading
    • Sen. Mooney second
    • No discussion
    • Moved to 2nd reading unanimously @ 3:03pm
  • Sen. Albiniak – thank you for all of the work on this document
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:04pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee – Proposed Revision of S18-230, Grade Appeals Practices and Procedures; first reading
  • Sen. Wilson – moved to senate floor
  • Chair Gerber – was any thought gone into the timing of a possible summer appeal?
    • Sen. Wilson – not that we know of
  • Sen. Wilson - Move to 2nd reading
    • Sen. Hulik second
    • No discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:07pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee – Proposed Revision of S08-246, Graduate Continuous Enrollment; second reading
  • Sen. Wilson – moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:08pm
  1. Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee – Proposed Resolution in Support of Increased International Student Enrollment and Retention as a Goal of Comprehensive Internationalization at San Francisco State University; first reading
  • Sen. Thomas – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Sinha – very excited about the AS Presidential election. We should be more proactive about recruiting students.
  • Sen. Summit – the Deans have raised a concern about a resolved clause. Cedes time to Dean Sueyoshi
    • Dean Sueyoshi - Concern that there would be a mandate that internationalization in stead of having it happen more naturally from within
  • Sen. Hines – in SAC we have been discussing that there have been problems with international and multi-lingual students that do not get the guidance they need to get into the correct courses.
  • Sen. Olsher – add that there is a fact-finding mission and this document is consistent
  • Sen. Platas – the footnote does not have a date. Can that be added/amended?
  • Sen. Hulik – once the students are here, what support mechanisms are in place to help them navigate all of the challenges.
    • Sen. Thomas – that question was researched and addressed in the 2015 plan, SIC is not getting into the specifics in the resolution.
    • Sen. Thomas - RE: mission statements – it is not meant to be telling Deans what to do and would support new language suggestions and amendments
  • Sen. Dariotis – re: missions statements should be faculty generated not Dean-mandated.
  • Sen. Dariotis – we need to be cautious about using deficit language when talking about international students. There are as many or more benefits to our campus and all students than deficits and challenges
  • Sen. Sinha – we should be able to address the challenges of international students
  • Sen. Amjadi – adjustment is a huge thing for international students. Much of it is related to inclusion.
  • Sen. Hines – move to 2nd reading
    • Sen. Sinha – second
    • No discussions
    • Moved to 2nd reading @ 3:25pm
  • 2nd Reading
  • Sen. Thomas – regarding date of review – amend the footnote to reflect the date – no vote needed
  • Sen. Way – move to strike the resolved clause beginning on line 44
    • Sen. Thomas - second
    • No discussion
    • Amendment approved @ 3:27pm
  • No further discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:28pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision to the By-Laws of the SF State Academic Senate; first reading
  •  Sen. Albiniak – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Gerber – one proposed change is in that lines 204-208 re: staff elections committee be struck as it no longer exists. A change to address that
  • Sen. Wilczak – line 157 – gender-neutral change, clarification line 254-257 re: adding new members. Do those not have to be senators? Line 346 – FAC does not have a lecturer this year.
    • Chair Gerber
  • Sen. Dariotis – line 75 – senate agenda published in the Campus Memo. Is that the best way to publicize that? Could that change?
  • Sen. Brown – motion to moved to second
    • Sen. Mooney – second
  • Moved to 2nd reading @ 3:48pm
  • Sen. Wilczak – strike “himself/herself” and replace with “themselves”
    • Approved @ 3:48pm
  • Sen. Wilczak – typo on line 412
    • No vote needed
  • Sen. Platas – move to strike “Campus Memo” on line 75 and change to “SF State Faculty/Staff Newsletter”
    • Sen. Dariotis – students do not read Campus Memo
    • Sen. Wilson – against, but suggesting a move to insert and “e.g.” to describe”
  • Motion failed
  • Sen. Wilson – motion to insert language on line 75-76: “the agenda for the senate shall be published on the senate website and in the faculty/staff newsletter (e.g. Campus Memo) in the edition prior to the plenary session”
    • Sen. Wilhelm – against…academic senate website is enough, perhaps the campus memo could be sent to student senators
    • Sen. Bloom – against, it’s too long
    • Sen. Stowers - this is the best list of options of what it may become
    • Change approved unanimously @3:57
  • Approved as amended @ 3:58pm

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revisions to the Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • Adopted by consent @4:00pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revisions to the Minor in International Relations; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • Adopted by consent @4:01pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Minor in Critical Race Studies; first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak – motion to suspended senate rules to consider this item out of order while guests are present
    • Sen. Mooney – second
    • No discussion
    • Motion approved @ 3:32pm
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Dariotis – background: the current and previous Deans have supported this minor and it has grown from the students who indicated that a mixed-race course of study should be more visible. 
  • Sen. Stowers – this is one of a series of forward-looking proposals from the College of Ethnic Studies and they should be commended for reacting to the student’s experience and desires.
  • Sen. Wilson – support and have a question: how are faculty added or removed from the list of advisors
  • Sen. Leopardo – support. National trends show that mixed race demographic is the fastest growing in the US. We need to be in step with or ahead of the trend.
  • Sen. Bloom – CA has the largest number of mixed race people. Students need to have a place to feel at home.
  • Sen. Thomas – within our systems and data it is difficult to identify correctly our demographic
  • Sen. Dariotis – at the College of Ethnic Studies 50th Anniversary dinner, Jose Antonio Vargas repeatedly brought up his mixed race family and the importance of this kind of support.
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Integrative Teaching Education Program in Physical Education; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Way – point of information: after the senate acts the Chancellor’s office also weighs in. ITEP is new, so it may take a bit longer
  • Returned to committee @ 4:03pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Bachelor of Arts in Race and Resistance Studies; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers – moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Returned to CRAC @ 3:31p
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Revision of S18-196, Withdrawal from Courses; first reading
  • Sen. Hines – moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Brown spoke to the item – brought to the floor because there are discrepancies between the processes in different Colleges. In particular, the documentation requirement is inequitable and favors affluent, white students.
  • Sen. Wilson – support in spirit but wonder how we change the logistics and the procedures. Also, have there been
  • Sen. Albiniak – cede time to Jane DeWitt
    • Ms. DeWitt – associate Dean’s have been talking about withdrawals independently from this policy. They would like the W to be student-initiated and for students to be able to be warned with they are close to overall limits or have already withdrawn twice.
  • Sen. Wilhelm – 1st gen and international students may be disadvantaged by the current system
  • Sen. Wilczak – the wording of the petition and signatures could use some work. If we move to student-initiated why do we have instructor/Dean interaction?
  • Sen. Way – concerns are that this reflects the current EO
  • Sen. Brown – students are being penalized by paying twice. This only defines who gets the prerogative. The online goes through chair and dean. Left in the consultation to allow for instructors to consult with students to find a better solution than a W.
  • Returned to committee @4:14pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision to F18-255, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees, Majors, Concentrations, Minors, and Certificates; first reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Way – suggestion to senators one what to read through, specifically “met in the major” section
  • Returned to committee @4:16pm

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Dean Sacha Bunge – Update on Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Hiring
  • Initiative was worked on as a team.
  • Funded by the Chancellor’s office to support the advancement of faculty diversity
  • Developed sessions to support equity and inclusion in the hiring process
  • Facilitations were meant to have search committee members engage with each other. Determine what their values and norms were and figure out how to interact with each other and used that information to reflect on the job description and ways in which the position was advertised.
  • This process was meant to be analog and really meant to be a conversation
  • Sen. Wilson – Thank you for today’s update and the creation of the conversation sessions. Will this is expanding to hiring MPPs?
    • Dean Bunge – yes. Word got out and the Dean search committees asked to have these sessions and the idea of norms and modalities have been integrated in other areas too.
  • Sen. Dariotis – was on a committee that benefitted from these sessions. Helped in many ways not only in terms of how we interacted with the candidates, but also how the members interacted with each other.
  • Sen. Yee-Melichar – thank you for the hard work and the report. These are important issues and they will continue to be. Will there be any follow up or application of this to our part-time/lecturer faculty?
    • Dean Bunge – there were many people that indicated that this would be desirable and it will be discussed in Faculty Affairs and with the
  • Sen. Hulik – thank you. Will there be any mentorship for new hires?
    • Dean Bunge – that’s a big question. We don’t have anything right now, but will be discussed and is on the radar.
    • Ms. Flowers – there was some discussion within the departments in terms of retention, but it would be nice to have process and procedure
  • Sen. Chekuri – curious about any discussions that have happened about disparities regarding the law and hiring practices?
    • Dean Bunge – we are focusing on inclusion, we are not hiring based particular diverse criteria…we are developing a process that supports inclusion.
  1. Adjourned @ 4:16pm.