Minutes, October 20, 2015



Tuesday, October 20, 2015



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.



Alamilla Boyd, Nan

Alvarez, Alvin

Azadpur, Mohammad

Bartscher, Patricia

Brown, Elizabeth

Carleton, Troi

Carrillo, Sandra

Castillo, Karla

Collins, Robert

Davila, Brigitte

De Barros, Jose Acacio

Drennan, Marie

Frasier, Paulina

Furuse, Tae

Gen, Sheldon

Gerber, Nancy



Hackenberg, Sara

Hammer, Mike

Hanley, Lawrence

Hasheminia, Hamed

Hill, Lorna

Hollis, Tanya

Howard, Pamela

Kakar, Venoo

Le, Mai Nhung

Lewis, Julia

Lisy-Wagner, Laura

Mays, Chris

Mitchell, Marilyn

Mooney, Dylan

Nizardini, Richard

Pasion, Sally



Reyes, Belinda

Ritter, Michael

Robertson, Bruce

Rosegard, Erik

Rosser, Sue

Sabee, Christina

Schwartz, Kim

Shapiro, Jerry

Steier, Saul

Teh, Kwok-Siong

Trogu, Pino

Van Dam, Mary Ann

Weinberger, Christopher

Yee-Melichar, Darlene

Zink, Attila


Absences: Bloom, Gilda (abs); Cortez, Ron (abs); Denetclaw, Wilfred (abs); Ergul, Mehmet (abs); Hoxter, Julian (abs); Lebuhn, Gretchen (exc); Summit, Jennifer (exc); Turner, Sharlana (abs); Usowicz, Thad (abs); Wong, Les (abs);


Visitors: Ann Hallum, Sacha Bunge



  • Gene Shelberg, AVP Student Affairs: report on active shooter policy. Resources from Department of Homeland Security. Sargent Abraham Leal: emergency preparedness report re active shooter.

AGENDA ITEM #1—Approval of the Minutes for October 6. 2015

  • Approved with attendance correction noted.


AGENDA ITEM #2—Approval of the Agenda for October 20, 2015

  • Hammer:  moved to add item 6a BOAR Committee elections. Seconded.
  • Approved as amended.


AGENDA ITEM #3—Chair’s Report

  • Highlight from Long Beach: Community College Baccalaureate program: Upper division GE transfer will be an issue.  May need a policy.
  • Highlight from Long Beach: Financial sustainability report: Issues with Performance based funding, Non-resident market based tuition, Facilities fee added onto tuition. Feedback is welcomed on these issues.
  • On 11/17 Senators will train for Title 9.  Two hour special training in plenary.
  • Welcome new Senator Kakar from College of Business.


AGENDA ITEM #4—Unfinished business: Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Changes to the Curriculum and Review Committee Charge (second reading)

  • Carleton: Only need a majority vote for the amendment.  Need 2/3 vote for the main motion. Plenary will reconsider the seconded amendment.
  • Yee-Melinchar:  favor of the amendment to add Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • Howard: Is the line 21 where Dean of Graduate studies is added as a voting member? Yes.
  • Robertson:  Need to vote on the amendment to add
  • Amendment passes.

Other discussion?

  • Rosegard: Motion to amend to add Dean of Undergraduate Education and a
  • Academic Planning or designee to line 20.
  • Amendment passes.
  • Main motion passes.


AGENDA ITEM #5— Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Proposed Assigned Time for Extraordinary Service to Students Policy (first reading)

  • Hackenberg:  Item moved. Need no second.  Lines 86-101 changed to include undergraduate and graduate language. Left committee make up as it was. Policy is in the CBA and we are out of compliance. Other CSU campuses have not been overwhelmed with applications.
  • Hanley: probably fund 5-6 faculty. Workload still a concern.
  • Collins:  In favor of motion. Faculty Honors and Awards Committee work load would be increased.
  • Gerber: Spent too much time on this. In favor of motion.  Money is available.
  • Hanley: This means of distributing the money is not feasible.
  • Robertson:  Spent too much time on this. Not in favor.  Give money back.
  • Gerber:  Spent too much time on this. In favor of motion even though it is not perfect.
  • Ritter:  In favor of motion.
  • Hackenberg: Against giving the money back.
  • Robertson:  Move to second reading. Seconded.
  • Gen:  In favor of motion.
  • Hanley:  Against motion on principal.
  • Yee:  Motion to close debate.  Seconded. Question called.
  • Motion passes.


AGENDA ITEM #6 —Report from Jo Volkert, Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management: Enrollment at San Francisco State University (time certain, 2:30)

  • Jo Volkert report on enrollment. Enrollment is up for Fall 2015.  Resident enrollment is up.

Proportionally undergraduate enrollment has risen over the past 10 years and graduate enrollment proportionally has gone down. Numbers of freshmen has increased.  A major factor in graduate decline was elimination of unclassified status in early 2000s.  More recently graduate applications decline as factor of the economy. Proportionally non-resident freshmen have increased. Revenue and enrollment formula, meeting target, average unit load and FTE presented.  For Spring 16 enrollment raising units allowed to 16 units. In AY 13/14 with Science building crisis could not achieve level of FTE and thus were below FTE target.  In AY 14/15 also below target due to CS system launch and increase in impacted majors. This AY 15/16 SFSU will be at or above FTE target.

Presentation slides will be uploaded to Senate website for 10/20/15.

  • Q and A.


AGENDA ITEM #6a—BOAR Committee Elections

  • Ann Krause from Mathematics is elected by acclimation.


AGENDA ITEM #7 —Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Proposed Graduate Certificate in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (first reading)

  • Rosegard moves item.  No second needed. Speaks to item.
  • Stier:  College of Education? Yes.
  • Sabee: Communication Studies is not involved.
  • Stier:  Move to second reading.  Passed.
  • Motion passes.


AGENDA ITEM #8—Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee: Proposed Resolution on Bullying (first reading)

  • Schwartz moves item.  No second needed. Speaks to item.
  • Hammer:  lines 27-31 definition of bullying is vague. 
  • Carleton:  return to committee for definition of bullying


AGENDA ITEM #9 —Recommendation from Faculty Affairs Committee: Proposed Temporary Faculty Policy

  • Trogu moves item.  No second needed. Speaks to item.
  • Hanley:  Question line 154? Line 162? Tenure track faculty should evaluate.  Time of appointment versus time of evaluation can create ambiguity regarding criteria.
  • Hackenberg: why retain annual if annual not mandated in CBA?  How do annual review and periodic reviews work together?
  • Trogu:  different sets of criteria could be worked out. When was the word annually included? Now is confusion between annual and periodic review.  The CBA does not have word annual.  Open to interpretation.
  • Rosegard:  in Chairs meeting Bunge took extensive notes which FAC could use.  Look at three year entitled lecturers and how often they might be evaluated.
  • Weinberger: clarify language annual versus periodic. 
  • Hanley: wording on 154 and 155.  Language unclear.  CBA is clear that only tenured faculty and administrators can evaluate.
  • Davila: CBA mandates evaluation at some point during 3 years and this is confusing re periodic.

And why annual review for 3 year contract lecturers?

  • Weinberg:  clarifies.
  • Nizzardini:  Senate needs policy language to prevent grievances
  • Barcher:  Only tenured faculty meet criteria for CBA. Performance evaluations apply only to retain to T/TT  faculty and do not apply to temporary faculty.  Status is temporary faculty and title is lecturer.

To which collective bargaining agreement does this apply?

  • Carleton: which type of faculty can make recommendations to the Chair?  Only T/TT faculty.
  • Hanley:  lines 175-176?
  • Trogu:  CBA is vague. 50.2 only occurs in reference to full time temporary faculty.  
  • Carleton:  item moves back to committee for further work


AGENDA ITEM #10— Standing Committee Reports

  1. APC

    • Baccalaureate minimum grade policy update
    • Course Repeat Policy [differs from EO and CS doesn’t work with our policy]
    • Visit from registrar re probation.
  2. CRAC

    • Curriculum proposals reviewed
  3. FAC

    • Temporary Faculty policy revision
  4. SAC

    • Emergency Loan Program Policy revisions to comply with current implementation
    • Credit for Military Service and Training Policy revision
    • Jo Volkert re name issue- report on status
  5. SIC

    • Almost ready with equity survey.  Met with Derrel Dieter from AIR.
    • Next week meeting with Ann Sherman.


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

  • Adjourned 4:02 pm.
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