March 7, 2017


Tuesday, March 7, 2017



2:00 – 5:00 p.m.



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.



Albiniak, Theodor

Alvarez, Alvin

Amjadi, Taghi

Bloom, Gilda

Brown, Elizabeth

Carrillo, Sandra

Carleton, Troi

Castillo, Karla

Celoria, Davide

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Denetclaw, Wilfred

Foley, Jacqueline

Furuse, Tae

Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy



Gomez, Steven

Hackenberg, Sara

Hasheminia, Hamed

Kwan, Kwong-Liem

Lewis, Julia

Lisy-Wagner, Laura

Mitchell, Marilyn

Mooney, Dylan

Nizzardini, Richard

Pasion, Sally

Roehrman, Todd

Rosegard, Erik

Sabee, Christina

Sanders, Alison

Scott, Michael


Shapiro, Jerry

Skonieczny, Amy

Steier, Saul

Summit, Jennifer

Tanner, Kimberly

Thomas, Tom

Toporek, Rebecca

Van Dam, Mary-Ann

(Doan, Therese)

Way, Lori Beth

Williams, Aimee

Wilson, Jackon

President Wong

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Yu, Betty

Absences: Drennan, Marie (abs); Foley, Jacqueline (abs); Hammer, Mike (exc); Konopka, Ethel (abs); Kakar, Venoo (exc); Mays, Chris (abs); Reyes, Belinda (abs); Schwartz, Kim (exc); Teh, Kwok-Siong (exc); Wong, Yutian (abs)


Visitors: Mi-Sook Kim, Claude Bartholomew, Matt Silverman, Robert Ramirez.



·         The SF State “Alacademics” Wine Club hosts Aaron Lahey from  Humanitas Wines in the Vista Room Burk Hall 4th Floor on March 14 5:30-7:30pm. Go to to register.

·         Senator Yee-Melichar:  The Graduate Research And Creative Works Showcase will take place on Thursday April 20 from 3-5 in the GYM.  Registration starts on Monday April 3.

·         Senator Williams:  The Health Center  is sponsoring a paid internship program and a volunteer ambassador program for students.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for February 21, 2017

·         Approved as submitted.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for March 7, 2017

·         Chair Carleton amended Item #7 to read Recommendation from the Education Policies Council.  Approved as amended.


AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

·         We regard our Senate as a platform in engaging in constructive dialog.  In the last Plenary Sutee Sugitparapitaya, Senior Analyst in Academic Resources presented data regarding census and enrollment projections and important questions were raised.  We will continue discussion today with Provost Summitt and VP Hong who will give a short overview of campus efforts to address these issues.


AGENDA ITEM #4— Presentation on Strategic Enrollment Management—Interim Provost Summit and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management & Title IX Coordinator Hong

·         Interim Provost Summit and VP Hong gave a short presentation about the enrollment challenge.  Unique this year is collaboration between Faculty Affairs and Student Affairs to mobilize campus wide efforts to address this issue.  Two main areas of focus are enrollment of new students and efforts to improve retention of freshman and sophomore students.


AGENDA ITEM #5— Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Reapportionment for Academic Senate College Representatives (first reading)

·         Senator Mooney moved the item.  Spoke to the item.  Ceded the floor to Academic Senate Office staff person Demarco Garcia. Mr. Garcia explained how reapportionment is done.

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         The proposed recommendation was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #6 —Recommendation from the Executive Committee:  Proposed Revision to the CTFD Advisory Board charge (first reading)

·         VP Hackenberg moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         Senator Toporek proposed an amendment to Line 104  to include a representative from Student Affairs appointed by the VP for Student Affairs.   The amendment did not pass.

·         Senator Sanchez proposed to amend Line 104 to read …”appointed by the VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management”. The amendment passed.

·         The recommendation as amended was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #7— Recommendation from the Educations Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to the Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees Policy (first reading)

·         Senator Gerber moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         The proposed revision was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #8— Recommendation from the Educational Policies (Committee) Council: Recommendation to Approve the Discontinuance for the B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development Concentration in Policy Advocacy and Systems (first reading)

·         Senator Gerber moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         The recommendation was approved unanimously.


AGENDA ITEM #9 —Recommendation from the Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution in Support of GTA Tuition Waivers (first reading)

·         Senator Sabee moved the item.  Spoke to the item. 

·         Discussion.  Senator Yee-Melichar:  In favor. Clarify GTA and GA in the resolution.  The statewide Senate also passed a resolution in support of graduate education in the CSU including a recommendation to research tuition waivers.

·         Senator Gomez:  Full support. 

·         Senator Tanner:  In support. Will tuition waivers be connected to formal training in teaching which is needed.

·         Senator Scott:  Keep the distinction between GTAs and GAs. ORSP is working with HR on pay for Graduate Assistantships. 

·         Senator Yu:  In support.  In favor of including statements linking tuition remission with formal training in teaching.

·         Senator Sabee:  The resolution supports researching these possibilities across campus.

·         Senator Collins:  In Line 29 being more explicit about the nature of the tuition remission program.

·         Senator Sabee:  Would consider putting an appendix in with these details.

·         Moved to second reading.  Approved.

·         Senator Tanner:  Asked about an amendment connecting tuition waivers for GTAs to formal training.

·         Senator Sabee:  This might be a part of  a policy.

·         Chair Carleton:  Reminded Senate that the item under discussion is a resolution, which might pave the way for a policy.

·         Senator Dunn:  There is data from institutional research starting in Sp2016 from COSE and LCA.

·         The resolution was approved with a minority of nay votes and abstain votes..


AGENDA ITEM #10—Title IX Training: Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Hong and Title IX Coordinator Hong

·         VP Hong updated senators on Title IX and answered questions. 


AGENDA ITEM #11—Adjournment—no later than 5:00pm

·         Adjourned at 4:40 pm.

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