December 10, 2019

ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, December 10,, 2019

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Mar, Eric (COES)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE) (ASCSU)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Borjian, Ali (GCOE)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Chen, Susan (SA)

Okhrentchuk, Irina (GCOE)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Pido, Eric (CoES)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Grutzik, Cynthia (PRES)

Ramirez, Gilberto (STF)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Ramirez-Soto, Elizabeth

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU) (ASCSU)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

 

 

 

 

Absences:

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Bermudez, Chantel (student)

Holmes, Whitney (ASI)

Mahoney Lynn (President)

Branstiter, Callie (LIB)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Millet, Kitty (LCA)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Kotecha, Preyansh (ASI)

Ramirez-Soto, Elizabeth (LCA)

Chen, Cheng (COSE)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Collins, Robert Keith (COES)(ASCSU)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Hao, Jiang (COSE)

 

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew

Beth Hellwig

Teggin Summers

Maggie Beers

Noriko Lim-Tepper

Ingrid Williams

Sophie Clavier

Jason Porth

Jeff Wilson

Jane Dewitt

Todd Roehrman

Yim-Yu Wong

Wei-Ming Dariotis

Leilani Serafin

 

 

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 December 10, 2019
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:11pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for November 12, 2019
  • Approved with one change in item #6 @ 2:11pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • none
  1. Reports
    1. Senate Chair
  • Chair Gerber share her appreciation to all senate colleagues for their commitment to shared governance
  • Faculty Retreat will happen just before the Spring 2020 semester begins.
  • We welcomed several new administrators this academic year: Interim VP of SAEM Beth Hellwig, Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs Carleen Mandolfo, Vice Provost  of Academic Resources Dwayne Banks
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Sen. Wong (standing in for Sen. Stowers) – 2 items on the agenda today
  • Committee is continuing discussion on topics:
    • EO 1099 – extended education to see if we need to revise CEL policy
    • Creating a new policy addressing re-organization to create a process.
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Pasion (standing in for Sen. Hines) – 9 items on the agenda today
  • Committee is continuing discussion on topics:
    • Working on policy on bulletin copy.
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Rubin – thanks to the FAC colleagues.
  • Committee continues to work on workload, compiled the responses from a survey of unit directors and chairs. Hopefully, early next semester will bring a document to the senate in search of support for a task force to determine how to move forward in thinking about workload in the future
    • Sen. Sinha – suggest that the task force should have at least one representative from each college.
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Olsher – on-going topics: resolution to support CAPS on campus to maximize the availability of services on campus, been working with APC on the withdrawal policy, working on trying to support a better student experience when they need title IX services. Appreciate the student representative that have been very active this year.
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Sen. Mooney – no items on today’s agenda. Will be we working on All University Committee on International Programs, writing a resolution about parking tax, and
  1. Provost
  • Gratitude to FAC and ExComm for a very productive consultation about the work that is going on in FAC regarding the workload document and future process.
  • Budget clarity and supporting it in Academic Affairs. Budget transparency + Budget literacy = Budget Clarity

 

 

Old Business

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revision of #S12-177, Academic Discontinuance Policy – second reading
  • Sen. Wong moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Discussion
    • None
  • Vote
    • Passed unanimously @ 2:30pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Graduate Certificate in Finance– second reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Discussion
    • none
  • Vote
    • Passed unanimously @ 2:32pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information Systems– second reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • none
    • Vote
      • Passed unanimously @ 2:33pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: - Proposed Minor in Media Literacy – second reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Summit – would like to hear more about the assessment protocols that the unit will be putting in place
      • Sen. Reist – BECA is going through a process of going over all assessment
    • Vote
      • Passed unanimously @ 2:36
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision to #S09-222, Enrollment Management Committee – second reading
  • Chair Gerber handed control of the senate body to Vice Chair Albiniak
  • Chair Gerber moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • None
    • Vote
      • Passed unanimously @ 2:39pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision to #S18-243, Charge of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Board – second reading
  • Chair Gerber moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • Sen. Mooney – move to amend like 54 – strike the name “Nina Roberts – ICCE (title)” and replace with, “Faculty Director of Community Engaged Scholarship & Learning for the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.”
        • Sen. Harvey – second
        • Vote to amend
          • Amendment passed unanimously @ 2:42pm
      • Sen. Harvey – point of information – is there any policy against have a student on a board like this?
        • Maggie Beers – has been raised, but there have been no movement on that topic
        • Chair Gerber - will bring that item back to the board to discuss.
    • Vote
      • Passed unanimously @ 2:43pm
  • Vice Chair Albiniak returned control of the senate body to Chair Gerber

 

New Business

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Creation of a Teaching Effectiveness Task Force – first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • Sen. Small – excited about this, wonderful way to think about how we evaluate teaching.
      • Sen. Drennan – is this the task force that is looking into the SETES?
        • Chair Gerber – yes
      • Sen. Goldman – not familiar with the Assistant Vice President of Faculty Affairs
        • Chair Gerber – that is Maggie Beers’ new title
    • Returned to committee @ 2:47pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #F17-249, First-Year Experience Committee – first reading
  • Sen. Wong moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • Mr. Trudell confirmed the reasons that Sen. Wong stated regarding the streamlining of the membership
      • Sen. Way – quorum was an issue and in case anyone was wondering is completely ok with being removed from the committee
      • Sen. Wilczak – when there are changes to the FYE are they coming out of the committee or coming to Senate?
        • Sen. Way – committee does not do any policies, the committee deals more with operational processes. FYE committee could make recommendation to the senate, but not write policy.
      • Chair Gerber – suggested that perhaps someone can come present to Senate plenary
        • Mr. Trudell – confirmed and very willing
      • Sen. Harvey – can others with special expertise be invited to consult
        • Mr. Trudell – yes, there would and should be some flexibility
      • Sen. Hulik – point of information – Are orientation issues brought to that group?
        • Mr. Trudell is the point person for orientation issues.
      • Mr. Trudell – there is now a standing advisory board for orientation, which did not exist in previous years.
    • Returned to committee @ 2:54pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Proposed MA in Curriculum and Instruction – first reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • Sen. Sinha – Wondering is this a one of a kind program? Will the education board know what this program is?
        • Sen. Grutzik – this is a well-known Master’s program. This is a more comprehensive program and allows us to be more nimble.
    • Returned to committee @ 2:59pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee- Proposed MA in Early Childhood Education – first reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • No discussion
    • Returned to committee @ 3:00pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: - Proposed MS in Quantitative Economics– first reading
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion
      • Sen. Sinha – is this the same as econometrics?
        • Sen. Banks – without knowing the specific curriculum, it is hard to answer that question. However, it sounds like it is different
        • Sen. Harvey – clarified that foreign students are able to stay longer if the program is identified as a CIP-certified program.
    • Returned to committee @ 3:04pm

Consent agenda

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: - Proposed Revision to the Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence – consent item
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion/Questions/Points of Information
      • None
    • Adopted with unanimous consent @ 3:05pm

 

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: - Proposed Revision to the Minor in French– consent item
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
    • Discussion/Questions/Points of Information
      • Chair Gerber – is this similar to the previous change in Spanish?
        • Sen. Pasion – yes
    • Adopted with unanimous consent @ 3:05pm
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  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: - Proposed Revision to the Minor in Literature in English – consent item
  • Sen. Pasion moved the item to the floor and speak to the item
    • Discussion/Questions/Points of Information
      • None
    • Adopted with unanimous consent @ 3:07pm

Presentations/Information Items

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution Commending and Thanking Professor Amy Kilgard for her work as the Inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Leaning – consent item
  • Sen. Albiniak read the resolution to the senate floor and thanked Dr. Kilgard
  1. Parking tax update, Jeff Wilson, Interim VP for Administration & Finance and CFO
  • Jeff Wilson, Jason Porth, and Noriko Lim-Tepper all spoke to explain the current situation with the new parking tax.
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Yee-Melichar – thanks to all presenters. This is a very important issue for our campus and will affect student retention and student success. Two questions: What’s to prevent the city from giving the money back to the camps? What can we as faculty do to help push this agenda forward?
      • If the city wanted to remit the tax they wouldn’t collect it
      • Faculty can call supervisors, circulate the latter to influential positions
    • Sen. Bloom – suggest taking student to Sacramento. Historically this has been effective. Also, it would be helpful to send a letter out to faculty that they could either forward or use to write their own.
    • Sen. Scott – does anyone know what the cost of parking at CCSF?
    • Sen. Mooney - what is the timeline on this?
      • Jeff Wilson – they are talking about implementation on February 1st. We have indicated that this date would be irresponsible. We are pushing for July 1st.
      • Ms. Lim-Tepper – we do not expect a response unless there is a huge public outcry
  1. Adjourned @ 3:47pm

 

 

Agenda Item 5

The Academic Policies Committee (APC) is recommending approval of a revision to the discontinuance policy. The policy now separates emergency from non-emergency discontinuances, allows for consultation by the College of Extended Learning when they undertake discontinuances of their programs, and makes minor edits. It was unanimously approved by APC.

Agenda Item 6 & 7

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee (CRAC) is recommending approval of new graduate certificates in Finance and Enterprise Information Systems. Both are intended to be taken by current MBA students as well as those outside the University wishing to work in the field of Finance or increase their knowledge of Enterprise Information Systems. Both were unanimously approved by CRAC.

 

Agenda Item 8

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee (CRAC) recommends approval of a new Minor in Media Literacy. The proposed Minor is designed to prepare students to understand the impact of media technology, how media is created, why it is created, who creates the messages and the impact of those messages on the individual and society as a whole. It was unanimously approved by CRAC.

Agenda Item 9

The Executive Committee recommends approval of a revision to the charge of the Enrollment Management Committee which changes the focus of the committee’s work from external to internal and empowers it to work to address policies and procedures of the University which are impacting student retention and graduation. It includes the original recommendation by the current committee to add representatives from the Associate Deans, the College of Extended Learning and Fiscal Affairs. It was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee.

Agenda Item 10

The Executive Committee recommends approval of a revision of the charge of the CEETL Board that adds clarification to the membership and voting rights of the Board. It also updates the titles of some of the members. It was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee.

 

Agenda Item 11

The Executive Committee brings to the Senate a policy forming a task force to examine our current policy on evaluation of teaching effectiveness and to recommend changes to the policy. The charge and composition of the task force was recommended by the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The policy comes in first reading.

 

Agenda Item 12

The Academic Policies Committee brings to the floor a revision to the charge of the First-Year Experience Committee.

 

Agenda Item 13

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate a proposal to create an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. The new degree combines the former MA in Education: Concentrations in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Mathematics Education and Language and Literacy.  The unified program will provide a shared core of courses focused on developing teaching and learning for equity along with elective areas of specialization that reflect local school districts’ current and projected professional learning foci. The proposal comes in first reading and was approved unanimously by CRAC.

 

Agenda Item 14

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate a proposal to create an MA in Early Childhood Education. This replaces the former MA in Education: Concentration in Early Childhood Education, as the Department seeks to reduce the number of concentrations in the degree. The remaining concentrations within the Department of Elementary Education will focus on the elementary school years, whereas this degree will provide much needed professional development and scholarship for educators of children five years of age and less.  The proposal comes in first reading and was approved unanimously by CRAC.

 

Agenda Item 15

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate a proposal to transform the MA in Economics into an MS in Quantitative Economics.  The revision will better meet the needs of domestic and international students (job market placements, STEM certification and consequent extended OPT), increase enrollments, and to accord more accurately with our curriculum content, which has evolved over time. This change was recommended by external reviewers in the last program review cycle. For more information and details, see rationale document at the end of the proposal.  The proposal comes in first reading and was approved unanimously by CRAC.

 

Agenda Items 16-18

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate three curricular revisions as consent items. Unless a motion is made to bring the items to the floor in first reading, they will be approved by General Consent.

 

Meeting Date (Archive): 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019