April 9, 2019

ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Martinez, Katynka

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilhelm, Garrick (AS)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Les (President)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

 

 

 

Absences:

Altura, Kimberly (PRES)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Van Cleave, Kendra

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Okhremtchouk, Irinia (GCOE)

Wilhelm, Garrick (ASI)

Esquivel-Garcia, Alondra (AS)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

 

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew

Karen Boyce

Sophie Clavier

Jane DeWitt

Todd Roehrman

Cameron Casey

Alvin Alvarez

 

 

 

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 9, 2019
  • Motion to take from the table the policy recommendation regarding religious holidays
    • Second: Wilson
    • Passed unanimously at 2:14pm
  • Motion to place item as #14 – Sen. Wilson
    • Second: Collins
    • Motion passed unanimously @ 2:13pm
  • Agenda approved with above changes at 2:13pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for March 19, 2019
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:14pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Cameron Casey, Bookstore Manager – Invitation for Faculty Appreciation Event, April 10th
  • Ellen Hines – Discovery Day on April 28th , 1-5pm at the Estuary and Ocean Science Center
  • Ellen Hines – World Oceans Day – BLUE (a movie about turtles) – June 8th
  • Karen Boyce Director of Health Promotion and Wellness – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative has been formed – please share and encourage others to get involved.
    • Website and events upcoming
  • Sen. Wilson – CEETL Events
    • Open classrooms
    • First hybrid hybrid teaching workshop – first session is sold out, there will be future sessions.
    • After work board games with colleagues
  • Sen. Goldman – Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar visiting today
  • Sen. Scott – new program Provost’s Arts and Lecture Series, April 24th
  • Representatives from each of the 7 colleges will speak about their scholarly work
  • Sen. Schwartz – School of Theatre & Dance musical
  • Sen. Luengo – Exhibition of Crafts on April 19th at the Library 3-7:30pm
  • Alcademics – next meeting is April 30th Vista Room tasting Talisman wines
  1. Reports
    1. President Wong
  • Thank you for all who are participating in the capital campaign which is at 92% of the goal of $150 million
  1. Chair
  • Only two more plenary meetings
  • Senate election process hit a hiccup and has been restarted ends April 22nd
  • Anti-abortion installation will be on campus April 15th and 16th, counter programming will be on campus by Health Promotion and Wellness
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • See following items
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • See following items
  • Syllabus, BAC policies are being considered in committee
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • See following items
  • Next meeting has five, then four more after
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • See following items
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • See following items

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in History Education; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Collins – in favor, gives SF State a leg up on teacher education and enabling our students in building cultural literacy
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:33pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Yee-Melichar – supports and encourages senators to vote in favors
    • Sen. Sinha – opposed
  • Approved @ 2:36pm (one NAY vote - Sinha)
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in Marketing in the Digital Economy; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to the floor
  • No discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:38pm
  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee -- Proposed Revision of #S03-158, Hiring Policy for Tenure Track Faculty; first reading
  • Sen. Rubin moved item to the floor
  • No discussion
  • Sen. Wilson motion to move item to second reading
  • Moved unanimously to second reading @ 2:40pm
  • No discussion
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:41pm
  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee -- Proposed Revision of #F16-241, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion; first reading
  • Sen. Rubin moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Wilcazk – after hearing all of the guests in FAC, urges support for the changes
  • Sen. Wilzack- motion to move item to second
  • Moved unanimously to second reading @ 2:44pm
  • No discussion
  • Approved @ 2:44 (one abstention)
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision of #F13-267, Academic Freedom Principles, first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Hulik – concerning lines 59-68
    • Sen. Dariotis – there are limits on teaching such as policies on number of pages and other aspects of instruction.
    • Sen. Stowers – language may need strengthened and narrowed to suggest that exceptions are rare.
    • Sen. Dariotis – regarding lines 77-83, could candidates use work not related to their field for RTP process?
    • Sen. Wilczak – RTP criteria should be separate, perhaps language could be more specific
  • Returned to committee @ 2:53pm
  1. Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee – Proposed Revision of #F11-258, Fellowship Committee Policy; second reading
  • Sen. Thomas moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Mooney – in the history of the document – should rectify the information
    • Chair Gerber – what is defined as a quorum?
      • Sen. Thomas – was using the it as a general term, no specifics are necessary
  • Approved unanimously @ 2:56pm
  1. Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee – Proposed Resolution In Support of Increased Participation of Staff in Shared Governance and Service; first reading
  • Sen. Thomas moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Albiniak – thank you to SIC. Important to expand shared governance and include more involvement from all aspects of our campus community
    • Sen. Dariotis – served previously when senate was expanded and those same reasons apply to why this is important now.
    • Sen. Mooney – move to second
      • Second Sen. Collins
      • No discussion
    • Moved to second reading unanimously @ 3:02pm
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Albiniak – strongly urges support
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:02pm

 

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #S16-014, University Policy on Written English Proficiency; second reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved item to the floor
  • Sen. Way spoke to the item
  • No discussion
  • Approved @ 3:04pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee - Proposed Revision of #S09-212 Observance of Religious Holidays
  • Sen. Albiniak moved item to the floor
  • Discussion - Proposed amendment to include cultural in all language in which religion is mentioned.
    • Sen. Hines – we cannot sloe down our voyage toward including our diverse student body even though there are concerns about students who may take advantage
    • Sen. Luengo – in support. Should be noted that Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday
  • Approved @ 3:08pm
  • Sen. Albiniak – it is important and urges supports
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:08pm

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution in memoriam Dr. Gail Whitaker; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to the floor
  • No discussion
  • Sen. Albiniak moved to second
    • Second: Collins
  • Sen. Weinberger proposed change of “surrounded by” to “accompanied by”
  • Change approved @ 3:14pm
  • Resolution approved unanimously @ 3:15pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Minor in Recreation; consent item
  • Sen. Collins – what was the nature of faculty input
    • Sen. Stowers – full input and agreement from al faculty members
  • Approved unanimously @ 3:18pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Collins – particularly important to give our students exposure to diversity in the workplace
  • Returned to committee @ 3:21pm
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Policy on a Student Grievance Code; first reading
  • Sen. Hines moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Wilczak – there seems to be overlap between documents and there may be clarity issues when revising in the future. Lines 19-22 was a little unclear because it seems that there are two different ways in which the committee act. Appointments are also unclear (lines 44-45) in terms of whether they are students or faculty.
    • Sen. Yee-Melichar – lines 8-end of page under purpose. Purposes are spelled out clearly, but what happens when a student grieves another student?
    • Sen. Wong – lines 130-132 are perhaps a bit confusing. The procedures
    • Chair Gerber – split in policy, perhaps the statement about the separation of the Title IX grievances need to be added.
      • Procedural document has a list of grievances which are not addressed
    • Sen. Wilczak – it is a bit confusing because it was not clear what each document is covering
  • Returned to committee @ 3:29pm
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Policy on Student Grievance Procedures; first reading
  • Sen. Hines moved item to the floor
    • This document is for the students
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Wong lines 45-55 are grade appeals supposed to be on the list or not?
  • Returned to committee @ 3:35pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee – Proposed Revision of S18-230, Grade Appeals Practices and Procedures; first reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Hines sent this to SAC and will forward their input
  • Returned to committee @ 3:40pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee – Proposed Revision of S08-246, Graduate Continuous Enrollment; first reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved item to the floor
  • No discussion
  • Returned to committee @ 3:42pm
  1. Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee – Proposed Resolution in Support of Increased International Student Enrollment and Retention; first reading
  • Sen. Thomas moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Sinha – has seen some international students return home unhappy
    • Sen. Kuchins – we have been declining in international enrollment. We used to be at the top and now we are not in the top 5. Widespread support is needed for this initiative.
    • Sen. Stowers ceded time to Dean Clavier – completely support the goal, but have some recommendations that are difficult and have written a response to the document and are looking forward to working together.
    • Sen. Collins – can we beef-up whereas clause #2 – domestic students also feeds the retention numbers
  • Returned to committee @ 3:52pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revisions to the By-Laws of the SF State Academic Senate; first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Scott – collecting money would go against many other policies
    • Sen. Wilczak – line 620 concern about deleting
      • Chair Gerber - that language is repeated
    • Sen. Mooney – regarding elections (lines 184-211) needs to be reviewed
    • Sen. Stowers – lines 296-298 reflects current practice
    • Sen. Scott – may be an opportunity to change Academic Senate to University Senate
      • Chair Gerber – we anticipate that next year with our new President and wider faculty involvement
  • Returned to committee @ 3:59pm

INFORMATION ITEMS

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Movement of the Holistic Health Studies Program into the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism; information item3:30 p.m. time approximate
  • Sen. Wilson moved item to the floor
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Wilson ceded time to Dean Alvarez
    • Dean Alvarez – remerged from a faculty led process. The org fit with Health Ed and Holistic Health was not as tenable as it was previously. Vote to move was unanimous in both departments
  1. Adjournment @ 4:00pm

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Meeting Date (Archive): 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019