ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Ramirez, Gilberto (STF)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Kotecha, Preyansh (ASI)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Bermudez, Chantel (student)

Le, Mai-Nhung (COES)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE) (ASCSU)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Borjian, Ali (GCOE)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Smith, Ryan (COB)

Chen, Cheng (COSE)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Collins, Robert Keith (COES)(ASCSU)

Mahoney Lynn (President)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Dollinger, Marc (LCA)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Dunham, Ian (COB)

Okhrentchuk, Irina (GCOE)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Glanting, Paul (COB)

Ochoa, Joshua (ASI)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Hao, Jiang (COSE)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wright, Donela (LCA)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

 

 

Absences:

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

 

Chen, Susan (SA)

Reist, Sami (LCA)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Grutzik, Cynthia (PRES)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU) (ASCSU)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Holmes, Whitney (ASI)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew (AP)

Beth Hellwig (SAEM)

Nina Roberts (ICCE)

Sophie Clavier (GradDiv)

Alex Hwu (CEL)

Todd Roehrman (FacAff)

Jane Dewitt (AP)

Ying Lin (Nursing)

Ingrid Williams (HR)

Roger Elrod (Student Health)

Jason Porth (UCorp)

Dawdan Wu (Nursing)

 

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 4, 2020
  • Accepted with one adjustment (item 4.3)
  1. Approval of the Minutes for December 10, 2019
  • Accepted as submitted
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • AVP Beth Hellwig & Director of Health Services, Roger – here to talk about the Corona virus and meningitis.
    • AVP Hellwig would like to ensure that there is no bias on our campus regarding the corona virus.
    • Director, Roger Elrod - Transmission rate is similar to the flu rate. Corona virus symptoms are similar to the flu: fever, cough, tight chest are examples of symptoms. Directing people to flu prevention is helpful to some. Students can get that at the Health Center.
  • SF State Academics – March 4th, first tasting. Other upcoming events: Fort Mason Wine Competition February 15th and Sonoma February 28th.
  • Chair Gerber noted that the CSLD has a new calendar of events out.
  • Sen. Scott – 2nd Annual Provost Arts and Lecture Series - February 19th 12-2pm, ORSP sponsored lunch. One faculty from each college will be presenting on their work.
  • Sen. Pasion – Biology Department, this Thursday (2/6/) 4-5pm seminar by Jenny Graves

 

  1. Reports
    1. Senate Chair
  • Upcoming election: Prop 13 could bring money to campus to repair and maintain facilities.
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Two items today
  • Working on policies on restructuring and the IRB
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Nine items today
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • No items today
  • Continuing to work on the normative workload document. A resolution will be forth comining that suggests forming a task force to address issues of workload inequity across campus.
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • No items today
  • Upcoming: withdrawal policy, resolution to encourage more financial support for CAPS, two resolutions regarding Title IX, resolution in opposition to federal title IX policies. Taking up a policy on missed class time.
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • No items today
  • Last week, met with International Programs staff, discussed parking tax and working on a resolution to address that, and what should be SIC’s role in campus budget discussions in the future.
  1. President
  • Emphasized the importance of voting in the upcoming elections
  • Update on Governor’s proposed budget, which won’t even allow us to meet mandatory costs.
  • March 6th will be the first conversation regarding what it means to be the “City’s University”
  • Staff symposia were successful. 200+ people attended and there will be another to allow those who couldn’t attend the pervious sessions.
  • Basic Needs: Information about emergency-housing will be upcoming. 16 beds will be available.
  • Looming problem – declining enrollments and declining retention rates are of great concern. We lost about $4.5m due to these declines.

Old Business

  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Creation of a Teaching Effectiveness Task Force – second reading
  • Vice Chair Albiniak moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Pasion – line 69-70 has a non-substantive grammatical error. Senate office will make the change without a vote.
    • No other discussion
  • Vote
    • Passes unanimously @ 2:56pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #F17-249, First-Year Experience Committee – second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Discussion
    • No discussion
  • Vote
    • Passes unanimously @ 2:58pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Proposed MA in Curriculum and Instruction – second reading
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Discussion
    • No discussion
  • Vote
    • Passes unanimously @ 3:00pm

 

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee- Proposed MA in Early Childhood Education – second reading
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Discussion
    • No discussion
  • Vote
    • Passes unanimously @ 3:02pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Proposed MS in Quantitative Economics – second reading
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Discussion
    • No discussion
  • Vote
    • Passes unanimously @ 3:03pm

New Business

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Revision to #F98-204, Policy and Guidelines for Offering Existing SFSU Degrees via College of Extended Learning, first reading.
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item at length.
  • Discussion
    • Sen. Pasion – if there is a way to clarify how students enroll in courses in the policy.
    • Sen. Grutzik – Chancellor’s office sent information last year about the appropriate types of programs including credentialing. We should be sure that this information is current in the document.
    • Sen. Hulik – clarification is needed on (lines 144+). Is there a relationship between CEL and campus Unit degrees?
      • This policy only addressed “academic” programs
      • Acting Dean Hwu – every academic program offering is coordinated with the campus unit.
  • Item returned to committee @ 3:18pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee- Proposed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business – first reading
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Discussion
    • No discussion

Consent agenda

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Revisions to the MA in Special Education – consent item
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Adopted by general consent
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Revisions to the Minor in Linguistics – consent item
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Adopted by general consent
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Revisions to the MS in Business Analytics – consent item
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Adopted by general consent

Presentations/Information Items

  1. Revised Substantive vs. Non-Substantive Curricular Proposal Guidelines – Information item from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  1. Guidelines on Bulletin Copy – Information item from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  1. Adjournment @ 3:33pm

 

 

 

Agenda Item 5

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 second reading.

Agenda Item 6

The Academic Policies Committee brings to the floor a revision to the charge of the First-Year Experience Committee in second reading. The policy adds an FYE vision statement and adjusts membership to align better with the priorities of the committee and to reduce the number of positions that the Senate has not been able to fill.

 

Agenda Item 7

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 second reading.

 

Agenda Item 8

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 second reading.

 

Agenda Item 9

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 second reading.

 

Agenda Item 10

The Academic Policies Committee brings to the Senate a proposal to revise the policy on College of Extended Learning offerings of academic instructional programs, not including Continuing Education Units. The policy refers extensively to CSU Executive Order 1099 and Title 5 requirements and seeks to clarify in one document the processes and policies governing CEL offerings. The policy comes to the floor in first reading and was unanimously approved by APC.

Agenda Item 11

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate a proposal to create a new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business. The Certificate consists of three courses that are already being offered on a regular basis in the Lam Family College of Business, and that focus on sustainable business practices. The proposal comes to the floor in first reading and was approved unanimously by CRAC.

 

Agenda Items 12-14

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.

 

Agenda Items 15-16

The Curriculum Review and Approval Committee brings to the Senate two information items. Neither will be brought to a vote.