ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

ZOOM MEETING 

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Abeywickrama, Priya (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (LFCOB)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Alaoui, Fatima (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Seelye, Melissa (LIB)

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Hellman, David (LIB)

Segovia-McGahan, Gabriela (COES)(STF)

Allen, Jace (LCA)(STF)

Hennessy, Logan (LCA)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Ballard, Violet (GCOE)

Howell, Ryan (COSE)

Stein, Marc (LCA)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Hwu, Alex (CEL)

Stillman, Jonathon (COSE)

Beatty, Brian (GCOE)

Kavuri-Bauer, Santhi (LCA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Bloom-Leiva, Gilda (GCOE)

Kingston, Christopher (LFCOB)(STF)

(Sveinsdóttir), Ásta (LCA)

Borjian, Ali (GCOE)

Le, Mai-Nhung (COES)

Takagi, Emiko (HSS)

Clemens, Christopher (LCA)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Thomas, Tom (LFCOB)

Collins, Robert Keith (COES)(ASCSU)

Lynch, Katie (SAEM)

Trousdale, Alaric (SAEM)

Contreras, Raul (COSE)(STF)       

Mahoney, Lynn (President)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Critchlow, Edwin (A&F)

 

Musselman, Elaine (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

 

Daus-Magbual, Arlene (SAEM)

Narkewicz, Victoria (GCOE)(STF)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

 

Dollinger, Mark (LCA)

Nielsen, Karina (COSE)

Woo, Jeannie (COES)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (HSS)(ASCSU)

Gerber, Nancy (COSE)(ASCSU)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (LFCOB)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Ramirez, Gilberto (A&F)(STF)

 

Guidara, Andrea (LIB)(STF)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

 

 

Absences: 

D’Alois, Roberta (LFCOB)

Kordesch, Nick (UE)

Steward, Paul (GCOE)

Desa, Geoff (LFCOB)

Linton, Anne (LCA)(on leave)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Diamond, Morty (HSS)

Ochoa, Joshua (ASI)

Valencia, Jennifer (ASI)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)(on leave)

Olsher, David (LCA)(on leave)

Villanueva, Karen (CEL)(STF)

Jiang, Hao (COSE)

Philot, Dae (ASI)

Ward, Samantha (HSS)(STF)

Kleinrichert, Denise (LFCOB)(on leave)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

 

 

Guests: 

Bartholomew, Claude (DUEAP)

Mandolfo, Carleen (FA)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Chelberg, Eugene (SAEM)

Montoya, Michelle (DUEAP)

Sujitparapitaya, Sutee (AF)

Clavier, Sophie (GRAD)

Moore, Jamillah (SAEM)

Vasquez, Mirna (Senate)

DeWitt, Jane (DUEAP)

Roeder, Theresa (LFCOB)

Williams, Ingrid (HR)

Lockhart, Tara (LCA)

Shimanoff, Susan (LCA)

Wong, Yim-Yu (LFCOB)

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 - 2:05 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: 2:05 p.m.

1.    Approval of the Agenda for October 19, 2021

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05 PM

2.    Approval of the Minutes for October 5, 2021

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05 PM

3.    Announcements from the Floor

4.    Reports

4.1. Chair Report

·       Chair Albiniak shared letter of thanks from Chancellor Castro re: his recent campus visit.

·       ExComm met with VP Jason Porth this afternoon. Shared Stonestown development plans, provided a link with more info. Please send feedback on Stonestown development to Ron Kirkpatrick, Director of Campus Planning and Special Projects, at rkirk@sfsu.edu.

·       Great thanks to Mirna Vasquez for her work on the special elections and congrats to the election winners elected to the Strategic Plan Committee and UTPC.

 

4.2. President Report

·       President Mahoney provided updates on next steps of the Strategic Plan noting that input will be welcomed from entire campus and there will be many opportunities for participation.

·       SF State will be submitting two funding proposals for renovation of the Mary Park and Mary Ward Halls and for a new build for housing.

·       Registration open for CSU Graduation Initiative on Oct. 22. The focus will be on examining equity gaps in graduation rates; SF State must do more to support our Black students.

 

4.3. Standing Committees

4.3.1.   Faculty Affairs committee

·       Sen. Rubin: continuing to work on the faculty RTP resolution for flexibility during pandemic, should be followed up quickly with the similar updates to the policy for lecturers as well.

 

4.3.2.   Student Affairs committee

·       Sen. Stillman: engaging visit with Larry Birello on the student academic integrity policy, continuing to consult with additional campus consituents

 

4.3.3.   Strategic Issues committee

·       Sen. Goldman: committee met with Elena Stoian, are now at historic lows in our campus unrestricted reserve fund, will continue to work with A&F and Academic Affairs, discussion of the Chancellor’s visit and the policy for out-of-state employees, continued discussion of RSO policy 

o   Sen. Way: did the committee discuss if the reserves will be replenished from HEERF funding?

§  Sen. Goldman: reserves may be increased by $5M from HEERF funding, but will still be a small reserve.

 

4.3.4.   Academic Policies committee

·       Sen. Stowers: two items in plenary today regarding the Academic Calendar. Plans for future: new policies in credit-hours and graduate curriculum

 

4.3.5.   Curriculum Review committee

·       Sen. Drennan: bringing two items into second reading today, will be meeting next week as EPC to review the template for online program proposals

 

OLD BUSINESS

5.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New Political Science Certificate in Pre-Lawsecond reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved item to the floor @ 2:29 PM and spoke to the item

·       Two AAS electives were added in consultation with faculty in AAS

·       Sen. Collins spoke in favor of the item and its interdisciplinarity, hoping to see additional curriculum in future

·       VOTE

o   Item approved: 49/0/1 (Y/N/A) @ 2:32 PM

 

6.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Revisions to the Minor in Counselingsecond reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved the item to the floor @ 2:32 PM and spoke to the item

·       Sen. Yee-Melichar spoke in favor of the item

·       Sen. Collins spoke in favor of the item

·       VOTE

o   Item approved: 44/0/2 (Y/N/A) @ 2:35 PM

 

NEW BUSINESS

7.    Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Summer 2022 Academic Calendar and 2022-2023 Academic Calendar—first reading

·       Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor @ 2:35 PM and spoke to the item 

·       Sen. Stowers provided a Fact Sheet to help contextualize how small changes to calendar can have a domino effect and affect different campus units, and discussed issues with Monday holidays and contact hours

·       Substantive changes are the start dates for SU22 and SP23

o   Sen. Gerber: expressed support for the item

o   Sen. Harvey: Can the makeup of hours include viewing asynchronous recordings of course content?

§  Sen. Stowers: Discussions of contact-hour definitions and requirements are ongoing.

o   Item returned to committee @ 2:44 PM

 

 

8.    Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to F21-242 Academic Calendar Policy—first reading

·       Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor @ 3:20 PM and spoke to the item

·       Proposes the formation of an academic calendar committee to review calendar with stakeholders

o   Vice Chair Wilson spoke in favor of the item

o   Sen. Stein: requested clarification of date that grades are due

o   Sen. Hwu spoke in favor of the item

o   Item returned to committee @ 3:31 PM

 

PRESENTATIONS

9.    Katie Lynch, Senior Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Lori Beth Way, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, and Sutee Sujitparapitaya, Associate Provost of Institutional Analytics, “Enrollment Updates,” (time certain: 2:45-3:05pm)

·       Sutee Sujitparapitaya presented an overview of enrollment data and trends

·       Katie Lynch presented on rectruitment, outreach, and an overview of the reenrollment project

·       Lori Beth Way presented on student success and retention

o   Chair Albiniak: what are some of the results of the efforts with SFUSD?

§  Sen. Lynch: Positive engagement, will take a number of years to see results in enrollment

o   Sen. Stowers: commended the group for decreasing some of the red tape/barriers to reenrollment

§  Sen. Lynch: ensuring that projects and efforts are data-based

o   Sen. Borjian: recommend reaching out to families and thanking them for supporting their students

o   Sen. Harvey: What types of support, besides financial support, can we provide for our students, similar to the great mentorship provided by Metro and EOP?

§  Sen. Way: provided a Chronicle of Higher Ed article and discussed the important role faculty play in retention of students in their 3rd+ years.

10. Adjourment

·       Adjourned at 3:31 PM

POST-PLENARY FLOOR PERIOD: until 5:00pm 

The Post-Plenary Floor Period provides an informal opportunity for senators and guests to meet, exchange information, or follow up on items or questions emerging from the meeting. 

ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

ZOOM MEETING 

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Abeywickrama, Priya (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (LFCOB)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Alaoui, Fatima (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Seelye, Melissa (LIB)

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Hellman, David (LIB)

Segovia-McGahan, Gabriela (COES)(STF)

Allen, Jace (LCA)(STF)

Hennessy, Logan (LCA)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Ballard, Violet (GCOE)

Howell, Ryan (COSE)

Stein, Marc (LCA)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Hwu, Alex (CEL)

Stillman, Jonathon (COSE)

Beatty, Brian (GCOE)

Kavuri-Bauer, Santhi (LCA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Bloom-Leiva, Gilda (GCOE)

Kingston, Christopher (LFCOB)(STF)

(Sveinsdóttir), Ásta (LCA)

Borjian, Ali (GCOE)

Le, Mai-Nhung (COES)

Takagi, Emiko (HSS)

Clemens, Christopher (LCA)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Thomas, Tom (LFCOB)

Collins, Robert Keith (COES)(ASCSU)

Lynch, Katie (SAEM)

Trousdale, Alaric (SAEM)

Contreras, Raul (COSE)(STF)       

Mahoney, Lynn (President)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Critchlow, Edwin (A&F)

 

Musselman, Elaine (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

 

Daus-Magbual, Arlene (SAEM)

Narkewicz, Victoria (GCOE)(STF)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

 

Dollinger, Mark (LCA)

Nielsen, Karina (COSE)

Woo, Jeannie (COES)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (HSS)(ASCSU)

Gerber, Nancy (COSE)(ASCSU)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (LFCOB)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Ramirez, Gilberto (A&F)(STF)

 

Guidara, Andrea (LIB)(STF)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

 

 

Absences: 

D’Alois, Roberta (LFCOB)

Kordesch, Nick (UE)

Steward, Paul (GCOE)

Desa, Geoff (LFCOB)

Linton, Anne (LCA)(on leave)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Diamond, Morty (HSS)

Ochoa, Joshua (ASI)

Valencia, Jennifer (ASI)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)(on leave)

Olsher, David (LCA)(on leave)

Villanueva, Karen (CEL)(STF)

Jiang, Hao (COSE)

Philot, Dae (ASI)

Ward, Samantha (HSS)(STF)

Kleinrichert, Denise (LFCOB)(on leave)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

 

 

Guests: 

Bartholomew, Claude (DUEAP)

Mandolfo, Carleen (FA)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Chelberg, Eugene (SAEM)

Montoya, Michelle (DUEAP)

Sujitparapitaya, Sutee (AF)

Clavier, Sophie (GRAD)

Moore, Jamillah (SAEM)

Vasquez, Mirna (Senate)

DeWitt, Jane (DUEAP)

Roeder, Theresa (LFCOB)

Williams, Ingrid (HR)

Lockhart, Tara (LCA)

Shimanoff, Susan (LCA)

Wong, Yim-Yu (LFCOB)

 

OPEN FLOOR PERIOD:  2:00 - 2:05 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: 2:05 p.m.

1.    Approval of the Agenda for October 19, 2021

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05 PM

2.    Approval of the Minutes for October 5, 2021

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05 PM

3.    Announcements from the Floor

4.    Reports

4.1. Chair Report

·       Chair Albiniak shared letter of thanks from Chancellor Castro re: his recent campus visit.

·       ExComm met with VP Jason Porth this afternoon. Shared Stonestown development plans, provided a link with more info. Please send feedback on Stonestown development to Ron Kirkpatrick, Director of Campus Planning and Special Projects, at rkirk@sfsu.edu.

·       Great thanks to Mirna Vasquez for her work on the special elections and congrats to the election winners elected to the Strategic Plan Committee and UTPC.

 

4.2. President Report

·       President Mahoney provided updates on next steps of the Strategic Plan noting that input will be welcomed from entire campus and there will be many opportunities for participation.

·       SF State will be submitting two funding proposals for renovation of the Mary Park and Mary Ward Halls and for a new build for housing.

·       Registration open for CSU Graduation Initiative on Oct. 22. The focus will be on examining equity gaps in graduation rates; SF State must do more to support our Black students.

 

4.3. Standing Committees

4.3.1.   Faculty Affairs committee

·       Sen. Rubin: continuing to work on the faculty RTP resolution for flexibility during pandemic, should be followed up quickly with the similar updates to the policy for lecturers as well.

 

4.3.2.   Student Affairs committee

·       Sen. Stillman: engaging visit with Larry Birello on the student academic integrity policy, continuing to consult with additional campus consituents

 

4.3.3.   Strategic Issues committee

·       Sen. Goldman: committee met with Elena Stoian, are now at historic lows in our campus unrestricted reserve fund, will continue to work with A&F and Academic Affairs, discussion of the Chancellor’s visit and the policy for out-of-state employees, continued discussion of RSO policy 

o   Sen. Way: did the committee discuss if the reserves will be replenished from HEERF funding?

§  Sen. Goldman: reserves may be increased by $5M from HEERF funding, but will still be a small reserve.

 

4.3.4.   Academic Policies committee

·       Sen. Stowers: two items in plenary today regarding the Academic Calendar. Plans for future: new policies in credit-hours and graduate curriculum

 

4.3.5.   Curriculum Review committee

·       Sen. Drennan: bringing two items into second reading today, will be meeting next week as EPC to review the template for online program proposals

 

OLD BUSINESS

5.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New Political Science Certificate in Pre-Lawsecond reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved item to the floor @ 2:29 PM and spoke to the item

·       Two AAS electives were added in consultation with faculty in AAS

·       Sen. Collins spoke in favor of the item and its interdisciplinarity, hoping to see additional curriculum in future

·       VOTE

o   Item approved: 49/0/1 (Y/N/A) @ 2:32 PM

 

6.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: Revisions to the Minor in Counselingsecond reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved the item to the floor @ 2:32 PM and spoke to the item

·       Sen. Yee-Melichar spoke in favor of the item

·       Sen. Collins spoke in favor of the item

·       VOTE

o   Item approved: 44/0/2 (Y/N/A) @ 2:35 PM

 

NEW BUSINESS

7.    Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Summer 2022 Academic Calendar and 2022-2023 Academic Calendar—first reading

·       Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor @ 2:35 PM and spoke to the item 

·       Sen. Stowers provided a Fact Sheet to help contextualize how small changes to calendar can have a domino effect and affect different campus units, and discussed issues with Monday holidays and contact hours

·       Substantive changes are the start dates for SU22 and SP23

o   Sen. Gerber: expressed support for the item

o   Sen. Harvey: Can the makeup of hours include viewing asynchronous recordings of course content?

§  Sen. Stowers: Discussions of contact-hour definitions and requirements are ongoing.

o   Item returned to committee @ 2:44 PM

 

 

8.    Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee: Proposed Revision to F21-242 Academic Calendar Policy—first reading

·       Sen. Stowers moved the item to the floor @ 3:20 PM and spoke to the item

·       Proposes the formation of an academic calendar committee to review calendar with stakeholders

o   Vice Chair Wilson spoke in favor of the item

o   Sen. Stein: requested clarification of date that grades are due

o   Sen. Hwu spoke in favor of the item

o   Item returned to committee @ 3:31 PM

 

PRESENTATIONS

9.    Katie Lynch, Senior Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Lori Beth Way, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, and Sutee Sujitparapitaya, Associate Provost of Institutional Analytics, “Enrollment Updates,” (time certain: 2:45-3:05pm)

·       Sutee Sujitparapitaya presented an overview of enrollment data and trends

·       Katie Lynch presented on rectruitment, outreach, and an overview of the reenrollment project

·       Lori Beth Way presented on student success and retention

o   Chair Albiniak: what are some of the results of the efforts with SFUSD?

§  Sen. Lynch: Positive engagement, will take a number of years to see results in enrollment

o   Sen. Stowers: commended the group for decreasing some of the red tape/barriers to reenrollment

§  Sen. Lynch: ensuring that projects and efforts are data-based

o   Sen. Borjian: recommend reaching out to families and thanking them for supporting their students

o   Sen. Harvey: What types of support, besides financial support, can we provide for our students, similar to the great mentorship provided by Metro and EOP?

§  Sen. Way: provided a Chronicle of Higher Ed article and discussed the important role faculty play in retention of students in their 3rd+ years.

10. Adjourment

·       Adjourned at 3:31 PM

POST-PLENARY FLOOR PERIOD: until 5:00pm 

The Post-Plenary Floor Period provides an informal opportunity for senators and guests to meet, exchange information, or follow up on items or questions emerging from the meeting.