October 2nd, 2018



Tuesday, October 2, 2018



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.



Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Jones, Nathan(ASI)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Crispi, Ilana (LCA)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Small, Rachel (COSE)


Hines, Ellen (COSE)





Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Hulick, Mari

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Wong, Les (President)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)


Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)



CALL TO ORDER: 2:11 p.m.

  1. Approval of the Agenda for October 2, 2018
  • Change: Move Agenda #8 to #9 due to scheduling of our guest,

    • Change approved at 2:12pm
  • Approved with changes, @ 2:12pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for September 18, 2018
  • Approved @2:12
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Collins: still gathering information and comments regarding the Tenets of Shared Governance
  1. Reports
  • Chair
  • President has announced retirement, July 30, 2019
  • Review the CSU policy on Presidential Changes
  • Cabinet are working succession plan
  • Committee will be formed to search for new President per the CSU policy

    • Campus will have an advisory committee
    • There will be on campus forums
  • Two other CSU  campuses will be searching as well
  • AMP – process will move forward, possibly with an adjusted timeline.
  • Standing Committees

    • Faculty Affairs Committee

      • Reviewing the RTP policy. 2016 review was thorough
      • Provost Summit will join next meeting
      • Discussion about policy and practice regarding departmental criteria
    • Student Affairs Committee

      • Engaged in a process that will result in re-writing the student grievance policy
      • Several guests will be joining in upcoming meetings
    • Strategic Issues Committee

      • Identified goals for the year

        • Budget transparency particularly on the college level.
        • Progress update on resolution from last year.
      • Employee retention
      • International students and faculty: can we support them
      • Sen. Shapiro: What is the cost of administration and how does it fit with cost of instruction? Resolution is prepared and looking for a place to deposit it.
      • Sen. Thomas: where does Sen. Shapiro think it belongs
      • Sen. Shapiro: No real agenda. Leave it up to ExComm to determine a home for this resolution
    • Academic Policies Committee
  • Academic Calendar, including Summer Schedule

    • Length of semester, finals week, timing of the semester
  • Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • One item on the plenary agenda today
  • Definitions of substantive and non-substantive will be forthcoming
  • Putting together guidelines for bulletin copy
  • Discussion of policy on course review and approval process.




  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee - Academic Calendar for Summer 2019, consent item
  • Approved by general consent @ 2:34pm
  1. Certificate in Historical Research (Honors), first reading
  • Collins: Highly support the certificate.
  • Gerber: Is there a meaning of the honors designation?

    • There is not an official designation of honors on this campus.
  • Wilczak: How will it be managed? Workload concern.

    • Currently there is a small group of faculty that want to supervise and with a smaller number of MA students, it does seems manageable.


  1. Christina Sabee, Dean of Equity Initiatives - SFSU Employee Ombudsperson – time certain, 2:45 p.m.
  • Information about what exactly the ombudsperson is and what she does for the campus.
  • Completed: 3:02pm
  1. Jennifer Summit, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs – Academic Affairs update
  • Updates on AMP, Student Success, & Budget Stability
  • Completed: 3:34pm
  1. James Martel, California Faculty Association, SFSU Chapter President – CFA update
  • The Janus case took away fee-status, which resulted in CFA in losing 30% of revenue, but it may end up strengthening unions.
  • SFSU is above average in membership in the CSU.
  • Passed a resolution in support of Seri MacDougal, at the Black Unity Center. Continued work on supporting Prof. MacDougal and the BUC.
  • Looking into how funds from state will be used, especially in terms of tenure density
  • Working on lecturer culture change to show more support for our lecturers
  • Upcoming anti-bullying policy
  • Prof. Martel is on the bargaining committee
  • Completed:  4:02pm
  1. Adjournment –4:02pm


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