February 19, 2019

ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Altura, Kimberly (PRES)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Martinez, Katynka

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilhelm, Garrick (AS)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

 

Absences:

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Esquivel-Garcia, Alondra (AS)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

 

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Wong, Les (President)

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew

Sophie Clavier

Justin Tiwald

Brian Beatty

Jane DeWitt

Wendy Tobias

Sacha Bunge

Jay Orendorff

Loren Zinder

Phyllis Carter

Susan Shimanoff

Cynthia Ward

Liam Steier

Misha Steier

Creed Steier

Asher Steier

 

 

 

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, February 19, 2019
  • Approved as submitted 2:12pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for February 5, 2019
  • Approved as submitted 2:12pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • none
  1. Reports
    1. Chair
  • Will be considering ways in which Senate can respond to the list of religious holidays
  • GE task force document – Assoc. Deans will be asked to gather responses. Those responses will be discussed at ASCSU at a future meeting to determine a response to be sent to the Chancellor.
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • 5 items on agenda today, 4 upcoming items
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • RTP in 1st reading today – no substantive changes, mostly clarification
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Finalizing the grievance procedure document.
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Resolution re staff participation
  • Waiting or release of consultants report about international faculty and students for Sac State.
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Most items are on today’s agenda.
  1. Provost
  • Holidays – policy requires Academic Affairs an announcement to faculty to be sensitive to religious holidays. The link previously used was not working well in the Fall 2018 semester; so another list was found and sent out. It was an honest oversight on the part of the Provost’s office.

OLD BUSINESS

  1.  Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the Minor in Art History; second reading
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:28pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the Minor in Studio Art; second reading
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:30pm
  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council – Proposed Inactivation of B.A in Technical and Professional Writing; second reading
  • NOTE: going forward all such proposals will be called “discontinuances.” SF State will no longer use the term “inactivation.”
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:32pm
  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council – Proposed Inactivation B.A. in History- Honors Concentration; second reading
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:33pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision of #S18-180, Search Committees for San Francisco State University Administrators Policy; second reading
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:35pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #F11-260, Principles Regarding College Naming Policy; second reading
  • Approved unanimously, with one revision at 2:39pm
  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council– Proposed Revision to the Baccalaureate Requirements Policy, #S18-255; first reading
  • Moved to 2nd reading @ 2:41pm
  • Approved unanimously, as submitted at 2:42pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #F17-242, Academic Calendar Policy; first reading
  • After some discussion and many suggestions this item was returned to the committee at 2:56pm.
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution In Memoriam Saul Steier; second reading (3:30 time approximate)
  • This item taken out of order to accommodate the time certain nature of the item
  • Resolution was read aloud in the presence of Dr. Steier’s family. The Academic Senate thanks them for their presence. Several senators chose to speak about their personal experiences with Dr. Steier and the impact that he made on them professionally and personally.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering; first reading
  • Returned to committee @ 2:58pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the B.S. in Computer Science; consent item
  • Adopted by general consent @ 3:02pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee- Proposed Revision of the M.S. in Computer Science; consent item
  • Adopted by general consent @ 3:04pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee - Proposed Revision of #S16-264, Online Education Policy; first reading
  • Moved to 2nd reading @ 3:11pm
  • Approved with two revisions @ 3:17pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee - Proposed Revision of #S11-187, Reasonable Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities; first reading
  • Returned to committee @ 3:20pm
  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee -- Proposed Revision of #F16-241, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion; first reading
  • After much discussion this item was returned to committee @ 3:33pm

DISCUSSION ITEMS/PRESENTATIONS

  1. Report from Phyllis Carter, CFO and VP for Administration and Finance
  • Budget overview presentation for fiscal year 2018-2019
  • Planning for fiscal year 2019-2020
  1. Adjournment – 4:23pm

 

Meeting Date (Archive): 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019