ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SEVEN HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER

NOB HILL ROOM

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.

ATTENDANCE:

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Jones, Nathan(ASI)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Crispi, Ilana (LCA)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

 

Small, Rachel (COSE)

 

Absences:

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)

 

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

 

Miller, Cori (SA)

Wong, Les (President)

 

Guests:

Shimanoff, Susan (LCA)

Claude Bartholomew

Yim-Yu Wong

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 p.m.

  1. Approval of the Agenda for October 16, 2018
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:11pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for October 2, 2018
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:11pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Faculty Retreat, 1/24/19, theme: Defining Social Justice, Making Missions Matter
    • Three formats for the retreat: affinity workshops, GIFTS, Workshops
  1. Reports
    1. Chair
  • Presidential Search timeline and CSU policy regarding search is on iLearn site
    • On campus meeting will be on February 5, 2019
    • Advisory committee is being constituted
    • Chair Gerber will be working with Provost Summit.
    • Campus must elect 2 faculty members to serve on the Advisory Committee
      • Call for nominations will go out soon
  • Request for data by UCLA law students - clarification
    • Information without faculty names was released and limited
  • iLearn docs
    • feedback and involvement requested
    • budget town halls are coming up
    • operational review of advising
    • ASCSU is working on Tenets of Shared Governance – open forum on iLearn.
  • Campus Climate survey – encourage colleagues to participate
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Guests last week: Chair Gerber, Shamina Harris, Christina Sabee, Katon Dalton
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Continuing on previously determined issues
  • Identified key steps in reaching goals and assigned roles in the committee
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Met with CRAC, discussed discontinuance
  • APC discussed calendar and online policies, and time blocks
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Bringing 2 items today: guidelines on substantive vs. non-substantive and
  • Guidelines on bulletin copy,
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Guest: Provost Summit
  • Discussing college level review in RTP
  • Issues around workload equity
  1. Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
  • Top of list: Academic Master Plan
  • 12 working groups of 12 people each. Met last week to introduce them to the process.
  • Graduation Initiative: symposium in San Diego this week
  • BAC – looking at non-instructional budgets in the colleges, have been historically very unstable. Hope to make more stable and predictable
  • Steering Committee has formed to talk about AT/IT and their future integration (25 member committee). They will meet to develop an RFP and access needs. Smaller group will be meeting develop a master plan for implementation.
  • Ended 2:23pm

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Certificate in Historical Research (Honors), second reading
  • Sen. Stowers: Curriculum used instead of honors concentration, for students who are done with their major in History or other majors that would like to pursue historical research.
  • Collins: supports and emphasizes it’s importance in application of research in all areas of study.
  • Passed unanimously @ 2:34pm

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Revision of #S17-277, Standardized Time Blocks for use in Course Scheduling Policy, first reading
  • Sen. Wilson: this modification addresses the exception process in particular. Attempts to reduce the workload by streamlining the exception process. One other discussion point was regarding the footnotes.
  • Sen. Thomas: Seminar teaching works best in many milieus and the multiple exceptions with justifications lead to a concern regarding workload. Is there data that supports this 4pm footnote?
  • Sen. Way: Academic Resources
  • Sen. Bui: Grad College of Ed are also utilizing 1x per week for 3 hours
  • Sen. Hulik: Design also utilizes 3-hour time blocks
  • Sen. Platas: not necessarily a mandatory review as stated in the footnote
  • Sen. Shapiro: Also Social Work uses the 3-hour time blocks, perhaps a survey or data collection needs to happen before we move forward.
  • Discussion ended @ 2:46pm, policy goes back to APC
  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council – Proposed Discontinuance of the Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Individual Major, first reading
  • Changes in the major and current concentrations make this concentration redundant.
  • Sen. Stec: Has slowed students down because of students
  • Sen: Sinha: have the faculty been consulted
    • Sen. Stec: yes, it has been discussed thoroughly as part of a larger discussion about the curriculum as a whole
  • Discussion closed @ 2:50, item going back to EPC

DISCUSSION ITEMS/PRESENTATIONS

  1. Information Item from the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee - Definitions of Substantive vs. Non-Substantive Curricular Changes
  • Sen. Stowers: A revision to the definitions and guidelines that were first determined by CRAC.  This clarifying the two paths for approval. One for substantive and one for non-substantive.  Achieve a balance between need for review by CRAC and senate and a speedy process. Several parameters are listed to guide departments and schools to determine the appropriate path of approval
  • Sen. Wilczak: what is change of strategy or approach? What is change in title?
    • Sen. Stowers: change of approach would be from “mini-major” to something that might appeal to other majors on campus. Change of title created a lot of discussion in CRAC –
  • Sen. Wilson: Support for CRAC and this document. This adds clarity
  • Sen. Bui: Does this apply to course proposal? Or just curriculum proposal? And does the bulletin automatically change with approval.
    • Sen. Stowers: Curriculum proposal. Online forms should automatically update with new online forms
  • Discussion closed @ 3:00pm, document returns to CRAC
  1. Adjournment 3:00 pm