May 7th, 2019



Tuesday, May 7, 2019



2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Martinez, Katynka

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Okhremtchouk, Irinia (GCOE)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Esquivel-Garcia, Alondra (AS)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Pido, Eric (CoES)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilhelm, Garrick (AS)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Xu, Huizhong (COSE)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)



Altura, Kimberly (PRES)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Wong, Les (President)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)



Claude Bartholomew

Many representatives of College of Ethnic Studies (students & faculty)

Jane DeWitt



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 May 7, 2019
  • Sen. Albiniak: Motion to withdraw item #10 from Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Revision of S18-196, Withdrawal from Courses; first reading

    • Sen. Collins: second
    • No discussion
    • Unanimously passed @ 2:11pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for April 23, 2019
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:12pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  1. Reports

    1. Chair
  • Logistics of our next meeting explained
  • Please indicate your preference for standing committee. That information is needed to make assignment prior to the May 14th meeting.
  • Commencement speaker is Nancy Pelosi
  • Please consider participating in commencement
  1. Standing Committees

    1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Sen. Wilson - Pre-populated a list of topics and issues for next year’s committee.
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Stowers – seven items on the agenda today including 3 new programs
  • Thanks to the committee for their hard work
  • Thanks to Jane DeWitt and Claude Bartholomew for their expertise.
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Rubin – talked about framing the normative workload document. For now it will be kept in FAC to structure the discussion
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • No report from chair
  • Have been consulting on the withdrawal policy
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Sen. Thomas – no new business today.
  • Thanks for the support last plenary session on the international student resolution
  • Identified new action: Investigating SF State’s relationships and image with key decision makers in the state
  1. Provost
  • Sen./Provost Summit – Academic Affairs is in the midst of the faculty hire request process
  • TT Student Success hires are coming in soon.
  • Will be giving feedback to the chairs about why or why not requests have been approved.
  1. Resolution Commending and Honoring Anita Silvers, in Memoriam; consent item
  • Sen. Yee-Melichar moved item to senate floor and read the resolution.
  • With great respect and affection…unanimously approved @ 2:38pm


  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Bachelor of Arts in Race and Resistance Studies; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved item to senate floor
  • Sen. Collins – in support. We are at a new stepping-stone at the 50th year strike anniversary. This adds to Ethnic Studies but also allows student to grow and change with Ethnic Studies.
  • Sen. Pido ceded time to Professor Jason Ferreira – institutions sometimes need bold steps. This is the continuation of the work of the Third World Liberation Front in allowing students to study in a comparative way, which was never achievable
  • Sen. Esquivel-Garcia ceded time to students to speak

    • Andrew - This is long overdue but very welcome and he is very excited about the future.
  • Sen. Dariotis – with great pride that she supports the proposed BA. Proud to be a part of the College of Ethnic Studies. This is just a launching into the next 50years. This is a sign of our future direction.
  • Sen. Wilhelm – cede time to student

    • Kayla Breeze – College of Ethnic Studies has been an important part of feeling empowered to become the young woman she knows she can be.
    • Jacob – this is an opportunity that he didn’t have where he came from. The faculty has been very supportive.
  • Unanimously approved @ 2:48pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Collins – in support. This minor will give us the ability to make clear to our students the ability for love to conquer racism.
  • Sen. Leopardo - Cede time to student

    • CK Spears – learning where she stood in the world even within my own family was hard and dis-heartening. In Ethnic Studies has helped her and this will shine a brighter light on that type of belonging.
  • Sen. Dariotis – thank you to Sen. Leopardo and cede time to student

    • Deberee Jones – important to explain all of the stories whether mixed race or not.
  • Sen. Way – typo – self support should be changed to STATE support
  • Passed unanimously @ 2:55pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Integrative Teaching Education Program in Physical Education; second reading
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Collins supports the proposal. This enables the teaching of physical activity for the future and will have a great impact on our future.
  • Sen. Sinha – support the proposal. There is likely a big demand.
  • Sen. Bloom – support the proposal. The Kinesiology program is one of the best in the nation. Strongly believe in the mind and body connection.
  • Sen. Stowers – thanks should go to the departments. Kudos to all departments
  • Unanimously approved @ 3:00pm
  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision to S19-255, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees, Majors, Concentrations, Minors, and Certificates; second reading
  • Sen. Wilson moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Wilczak - question about capping UD units? Is that part of an EO?

    • Sen. Way – Title V changed that. It’s a minimum
  • Unanimously passed @ 3:02pm


Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee – Proposed Revision of S18-196, Withdrawal from Courses; first reading



  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Change of Name from Master of Arts in Psychology: Concentration in Social Psychology to Master of Arts in Psychology: Concentration in Social, Personality and Affective Science Psychology; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Adopted by unanimous consent @3:04pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the Minor in Education; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • Sen. Bui – wanted to reduce the number of PLOs. Moved some classes out of the minor and incorporated other more appropriate courses. This is a great recruitment tool.
  • Sen. Bloom – we have a teacher shortage. This can introduce undergraduates who aren’t already thinking of teaching.
  • Adopted by unanimous consent  @3:08pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revisions of the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Adopted by unanimous consent @ 3:09pm
  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee – Proposed Revision of the Minor in Information Systems; consent item
  • Sen. Stowers moved to senate floor
  • No discussion
  • Adopted by unanimous consent @ 3:11pm
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Resolution in Support of Campus Climate Change: Greater Inclusivity, Transparency and Access to Campus Climate Survey Results; first reading
  • Sen. Albiniak assumed the role of senate chair in order to allow Chair Gerber to move item and speak to the item
  • Sen. Gerber moved to senate floor

    • Many concerns were brought up in terms of how the survey has been rolled out. Those concerns are reflected in the language of the resolution.
  • Sen. Stowers – it was rolled out in a similar way to the Mueller report. There were forums before the report was out.
  • Sen. Mooney – response rates were low and scheduling of meetings with regarding to the staff schedule was not very well thought out.
  • Sen. Way – Has the steering committee been invited to speak to this.

    • Sen. Thomas – has not had contact with leadership of the committee
    • Sen. Gerber has been in touch with leadership without much movement
  • Sen. Wilhelm – students are also concerned. Students were not really included. Also, there’s a timing concern.
  • Sen. Summit – speaking on behalf of the cabinet. We all work hard under challenging circumstances and sometimes what we do falls short of everyone’s expectations. Hopefully, the rollout of the report does not detract from the information found in the survey.
  • Sen. Wang – there were some questions answered
  • Sen. Goldman – in favor of the content of the resolution and there have been mistakes, but must point out that the 7% response rate is an average of all units across campus. Remember that some units had a higher response rate. The questions seemed to be a new way to collect “index card” questions.
  • Sen. Wilson – the resolved clauses really suggest a way forward
  • Sen. Stowers – understand that people do the best they can. As a political scientist it is common to look for strategies that are used to hide certain things. On this campus, we have a right to expect transparency from our leaders. Especially when it comes to campus climate. We want better and we deserve better.
  • Sen. Shapiro – support the resolution. Look at this as a prompt and not wait until we are invited. This is a call to action for next year’s senate.
  • Sen. Mooney – move to second reading

    • Sen. Hulik second
    • No discussion
    • Unanimously moved to second
  • Sen. Way – explaining why she is abstaining – she simply would like to hear more
  • Sen. Gerber – supporting but proposing an amendment

    • Strike clause eight
    • Sen. Hulik – second
    • Sen. Wilson – support striking the statement.
    • Clause #8 struck unanimously @ 3:33pm
  • Sen. Thomas – aware of the work and believe the information will ultimately prove to be useful. However, this type of sequestering of information and control of the roll out should not go unnoticed. Supports the
  • Sen. Shapiro – called to question
  • Passed with 3 abstentions, zero Nay votes


  • Chair Gerber resumed the role of Chair from Sen. Albiniak


  1. Nathan Jones, President Associated Students – Report on the Activities of Associated Students during the 2018-19 Academic Year
  • President Nathan Jones and AVP of External Affairs Garrick Wilhelm covered a variety of topics including a description of what AS is and what AS does, minimum wage, student voter registration and voter turn-out, financial aid reform, programs on campus that AS oversees, including a bit more info on Project Rebound and it’s expansion and Gator Groceries which was started to address food insecurities and Housing Rights.
  • Sen. Wilson – thank you for all of the hard work on important issues especially the financial aspects. How do we get voter turnout to be better

    • ASI VP Wilhelm – students want to participate, but it is not a system that is built for younger people.
    • Sen. Wilson – how do we improve the ASI voting on campus?
    • VP Wilhelm – the issue is getting students engaged and letting them know they have a vested interest in the elections. Students don’t really know what they are voting for and how it affects their time here on campus.
    • Pres. Jones – some students don’t know what ASI is! They know the programs, but don’t know that it is a part of ASI.
  • Sen. Albiniak - thank you for the presentation and for your involvement in the spirit of shared governance.
  • Sen. Bui – thank you. Interested in how we can make sure that the students getting food at Gator Groceries are getting things that are easy to eat or easily prepared.

    • Pres. Jones – as far as we know the items are mixed
    • Chair Gerber – HP&W was holding classes on how to cook the items that were being given out.
    • VP Wilhelm – emergency food is also available on certain days.
  • Sen. Hulik – Thank you for all that ASI is doing to support the students in fighting food and housing insecurity in particular.
  • Sen. Stowers – thank you for providing the important student perspective.
  1. Adjournment – 4:03pm


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