ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Attendance:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Altura, Kimberly (PRES)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Martinez, Katynka

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Esquivel-Garcia, Alondra (AS)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilhelm, Garrick (AS)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

 

Absences:

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Wilhelm, Garrick (ASI)

Wong, Les (President)

 

 

Zhou, Yi (COB)

 

Guests:

Claude Bartholomew

Catriona Esquivel

Sugie Goen-Salter

Sophie Clavier

Todd Roehrman

Justin Tiwald

Jane DeWitt

* many CPOIS students

Yim-Yu Wong

 

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 March 19, 2019
  • Approved as submitted 2:10pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for March 5, 2019
  • Approved as submitted 2:10pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Sen. Dariotis: Tomorrow March 20, 12:30-2:30 in Faculty Commons event with food, open to all. Mixed race Asian-Americans in the
  • Sen. Wilson: CEETL Board games with colleagues – April 17th
  • Sen. Goldman: Phi Beta Kappa sponsored visitor Paula Stephan, a labor economist and Professor of Economics at Georgia State University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will be visiting April 8 & 9th. Public lecture entitled, “Are the Foreign Born a Source of Strength for Science” will be April 9, 7-8:30pm in HSS 130. Lunchtime talk for Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) 12:30-2:30, April 8 in LIB 121.
  • Wine tasting tonight, March 19, 5:30-7pm in Vista Room, upcoming meeting: April 30th
  1. Chair
  • Two losses to our community: Gail Whittaker and Anita Silvers. In memorium resolutions will follow.
  • Campus Climate Survey will be released April 22. Town Halls will be up-coming.

 

  1. Standing Committees
    1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Tabled
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • One item on plenary agenda
  • Continuing work on other items
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Two policies on plenary agenda
  • Continuing work on graduate continuous enrollment (CEL 499)
  • Maggie Beers and Sen. Dariotis will visit to discuss SETEs
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Eight items on plenary agenda
  • Four items on next committee agenda and more to follow
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Two items on plenary agenda
  • Turning to normative workload document
  1. Provost
  • Been working with College Deans on the way in which we will utilize the funds given to us as a part of the SSGI 2025. Criteria will be introduced to chairs tomorrow (3/20).
  • Sen. Amjadi: could these hires be in response to the resolution that calls for more counselors?
    • Provost Summit: these hires are specifically for tenure lines that reside under the Academic Affairs umbrella.
  • Sen. Shapiro: Thank you

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee -- Proposed Revision of #F16-241, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion; first reading
  • Sen. Rubin moved the item to the floor
  • Motion to move to second
  • Vote to move to second failed
  • Returned to committee @ 2:39pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Master of Science degree in Statistical Data Science, second reading
  • Sen. Hulik moved the item to the floor
  • No discussion
  • Passed unanimously at 2:41pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Certificate in Computational Linguistics, second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor
  • Sen. Hines: Grad Council passed this unanimously
  • No other discussion
  • Passed unanimously @ 2:43pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Minor in Queer Ethnic Studies, second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor
  • Sen. Collins: support because it is a model of interdisciplinarity within the College of Ethnic Studies and supports this advancement
  • Sen. Leopardo: in support and notes the importance of this minor on a national level
  • Sen. Dariotis: in support and is proud to support a minor that will lighten many of our students, both current and alumni
  • Passed unanimously @ 2:47pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Minor in Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies (CPIOS), second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor
  • Student guest: acknowledge students from the past and present
  • Sen. Collins: 50 years ago students helped to create a curriculum that was transformative.  This minor will most likely grow and
  • Sen. Dariotis: another iteration of self-determination of our students. Exciting to see the next wave of Ethnic Studies
  • Passed unanimously @ 2:51pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution in Honor of the ’68 Student Strike at SF State, second reading
  • This item was moved one item earlier
  • Approved @ 2:52pm
  • Sen. Collins moved the item to the floor, spoke to the item, and urged support for the item as well as
  • Sen. Jones: moved to add a resolved clause that calls out the administration to ensure that there is growth in the future.
  • Sen. Dariotis: in favor of the addition of the proposed clause. There is so much room for growth, but not having the resources to grow has hindered the growth. Considering that the original strikers became the first faculty and staff, it would be a true way to honor their legacy.
  • Sen. Collins: student voice is important in this struggle and bringing their voice to remembering that their voice was important to curriculum development.
  • Additional resolved clause approved @ 3:00pm
  • No further discussion
  • Resolution approved @ 3:01pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution on the ASCSU General Education Task Force Report, first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak: moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Sen. Wilson: Asking is the ASCSU senators know what the purpose was for having the Trustees on the Task Force.
    • Sen. Yee-Melichar – most members were assigned to
  • Sen. Wilczak: due to a number of reasons including the insulting language in the slide show and the report, we should strongly reject it
  • Sen. Dariotis: the report and the slide show are deeply disrespectful. Should be noted that other campuses are making stronger statements in their resolutions and would encourage the same
  • Sen. Chekuri: shares some of the same concerns. One in particular is faculty fatigue, another is the ‘guided pathways’ for transfers would likely
  • Sen. Collins: bring attention to the definition of consultation (definition read in plenary).
  • Sen. Stowers: motion to move to second reading.
  • Moved to second reading unanimously @ 3:15pm
  • Sen. Albiniak: Proposed amendment in line 3: replace “still in” with “fatigued by”
    • Amendment approved @ 3:17pm
  • Sen. Wilczak: Proposed amendment of the title: replace “response to” with “rejection of”
    • Amendment approved @ 3:18pm
  • Sen. Wilczak: Proposed new whereas clause #4 addressing how GE changes will negatively affect the current movement on campuses towards graduation, retention, narrowing the achievement gaps.
    • Amendment approved @ 3:21pm
  • Resolution, with changes approved @ 3:22pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision of #S09-212, Observance of Religious Holidays, second reading
  • Sen. Albiniak moved the item to the floor
  • Sen. Hines: concerned that it is the responsibility of the student.
    • Chair Gerber: could adjust the syllabus policy
  • Provost Summit: appreciate the entirely sensible change to the policy
  • Sen. Wilson: will be looking at the possibility of adjusting the syllabus policy to ensure students get the information the need.
  • Sen. Dariotis: motion to change title to add “cultural” and to add ‘cultural’ each time that the religious is used.
  • Sen. Bloom: against the motion because it would open it up to too many
  • Sen. Collins: in support of the change
  • Sen. Sinha: concerned that we are opening up Pandora’s box.
  • Sen. Dariotis: we are asking our students to take responsibility as a student and as a community member
  • Sen. Stowers: share concerns with other senators
  • Sen. Thomas: sympathize with recognizing cultural holidays but also agree that we need to consider the impact that this change will incur.
  • Sen. Wong: sympathize with Lunar New Year,
  • Sen. Wilson: a few students will take advantage of this, as a faculty it would be good to know what we recourse we have when students use this strategically
  • Sen. Green: inclusion is great, but where are the limits?
  • Sen. Bui: the legitimacy of the cultural/religious holidays is hard for us to determine as faculty, but would like to suggest that students being their holidays to campus to share and educate.
  • Sen. Van Cleave: cultural holidays can be very important and we need to be respectful of the suggestion
  • Sen. Leopardo: there seems to be a lot of fear surrounding this conversation. What is our priority?
  • Sen. Collins: there are several different holidays and cultural events that are dealt with within Ethnic Studies and it has been easy to manage.
  • Sen. Bloom: continue to not support.
  • Sen. Wilson: support and we could adjust other policy to support it.
  • Sen. Stowers: move to table
  • Item tabled @ 3:59pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision of #F13-267, Academic Freedom Principles, first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak moved the item to the floor.
  • Sen. Sinha:
  • Sen. Collins: in favor
  • Sen. Olsher: very important and timely. Was there a consideration to modify the statement that was suggested by the Academic Freedom Committee but not included?
    • ExComm can consider revising that language
  • Sen. Yee-Melichar: minor edit suggested and wondering when we can or cannot use our name vs. our title
    • Sen. Scott: you cannot advocate for a proposition or a candidate in particular.
    • Sen. Collins: understood that once you use your SF State title, you are speaking on behalf of the University.
    • Chair of AFC: use of “obligation” because there was a particular faculty member who was attacked.
    • Sen. Albiniak: perhaps we should include ‘best practices’ and requests that any suggestions be forwarded to ExComm
    • Returned to committee @ 4:08pm
  1. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Resolution in Support of a Student Ombudsperson, second reading
  • Sen. Hines moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Sen. Wong: clarify that line 12 and line 14 refer to two separate roles
  • Approved unanimously @ 4:12pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #F17-242, Academic Calendar Policy; first reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved the item to the floor
  • Sen. Stowers: the language that says the “responsibility of the faculty to deliver 15 weeks of instruction” does not consider one-day-per-week courses that may not be able to meet every week due to holidays.
  • Sen. Wilson motion to second reading
  • Moved to second reading @ 4:19pm
  • No discussion in second reading
  • Approved unanimously @ 4:19pm

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee -- Proposed Revision of #S03-158, Hiring Policy for Tenure Track Faculty; first reading
  • Sen. Rubin moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Returned to committee at 4:20pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the B.A. in History; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Approved unanimously @ 4:22pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in History Education; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Sen. Collins: supports and notes that this is an important step
  • Returned to committee @ 4:25pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Returned to committee @ 4:27pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Graduate Certificate in Marketing in the Digital Economy; first reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Sen. Collins: in favor
  • Returned to committee @ 4:28pm
  1.  Recommendation from the Strategic Issues Committee – Proposed Revision of #F11-258, Fellowship Committee Policy; first reading
  • Sen. Thomas moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item
  • Chair Geber: recommends adding something to define quorum.
  • Sen. Wilczak: it’s good to have full representation, but eight is a very large number.
  • Returned to committee @ 4:32pm
  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 the item to the floor
  • Sen. Mooney spoke to the item
  • Sen. Albiniak: in favor. The right things to do, but also will strengthen the university
  • Sen. Sinha: In support. Our staff is an integral and we should possibly include one from each college
  • Sen. Rubin: In support. Working worlds are often separated and this would help to strengthen the bonds between faculty and staff.
  • Returned to committee @ 4:39pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision of #S16-014, University Policy on Written English Proficiency; first reading
  • Sen. Van Cleave moved the item to the floor and spoke to the item.
  • Returned to committee @ 4:41pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Change of Name for the College of Business; consent item. Time certain 3:30 p.m.
  • Sen. Albiniak moved the item to the floor
  • Interim Dean Wong spoke to the item and detailed the process the College of Business has embarked upon.
  • Sen. Wilson: is this renaming in perpetuity
  • Sen. Collins: what was the nature of the vote?
    • Simple majority
  • Sen. Collins: what were the concerns?
    • Mostly around the use of the wife’s name and the word ‘family’ in the name
    • Some concerns about the timing
  • Name Change
    • No: 6 votes
    • Abstentions: 9 votes
    • Yes: 27 votes

DISCUSSION ITEMS/PRESENTATIONS

  1. Adjourned @ 4:41pm