ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, October 30, 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)

Hulick, Mari (LCA)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Jones, Nathan (ASI)

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Crispi, Ilana (LCA)

Pasion, Sally (CoSE)

Weinberger, Chris (LCA)

Collins, Robert Keith (CSU)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wilczak, Cindy (LCA)

Damangir, Sina (CoB)

Piryatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Dariotis, Wei Ming (ETHS)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Zhou, Yi (COB)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Leopardo, Nicole (ETHS)

Absences:

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

 

 

Wong, Les (President)

Guests:

Yim-Yu Wong (CoB)

Noah Price (GCOE)

Nina Roberts (ICCE)

 

CALL TO ORDER: 2:10 pm

  1. Approval of the Agenda for October 30, 2018
  • Approved @2:10 pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for October 16, 2018
  • Approved @ 2:11 pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • Albiniak – Faculty Affairs website has submissions for the Faculty Retreat.
  • Yee-Melichar – Chancellors Office is making changes of OE 1080, 1081, 1082. Send concerns and comments to ASCUS Senator Yee-Melichar
  • Schwartz – School of Theatre & Dance, opens Shakespeare’s Pericles: Prince of Tyre this weekend
  • Miller – Career Fair, November 8th, 12-3pm hosted by Career Services & Leadership Development. Students may drop-in or register on Handshake.
  1. Reports
    1. Chair
  • Using iLearn for forums and distribution of information
  • Presidential Search
    • 27 self-nominated so far thought the Qualtrics survey
    • Election will follow 0 top two vote-getters will be named to the Search Advisory Committee
    • VP Carter is charged with naming the staff representative of the Search Advisory Committee
  • Encourage everyone to VOTE!
  • Everyone should have received a Campus climate link. Please complete it. Participation is very low at the moment.
  1. Standing Committees
    1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Working on Budget Transparency and the new CFO will be presenting information
  • Staff Turnover and staff representation in other CSUs and UCs. We are on the low end of spectrum in terms of representation
  • International student enrollment plan in the form of a letter in 2015 has been located. The letter indicates a clear plan forward. Committee will be
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • All documents
  1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Developed draft of guidelines for bulletin copy.
  • Working on multiple curriculum proposals, will be forthcoming
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Reviewing RTP policy – hope to bring that to the floor this year
  • Discussion and working on definition of a normative workload
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Working on Student Grievance policy – set up Zoom meetings with other CSU Ombudspersons which have been very informative
  • Upcoming resolution on minimum wage on campus
  1. Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
  • Has been visiting ExComm regularly. Thanks for that, it strengthens the bond between admin and faculty through shared governance.
  • Faculty Affairs Office has, in the past, allocated travel funding separately from College funds. Looking at models for distributing the travel funds to the Colleges.
  • After the OSRP Showcase, an idea developed of a series of opportunities to present and share faculty research so that other faculty can see what their colleagues are working on.
  • Has been thankful to visit department/school meetings and looks forward to more
  • Presented recently to University Chairs Council the current data regarding SSGI 2025. Continuing the conversation and will be digging deeper into the college-level data.
  • Completed 2:35pm

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Revision of #S17-277, Standardized Time Blocks for use in Course Scheduling Policy, first reading
  • Discussion included concerns regarding the second footnote and the exceptions that are necessitated by that footnote, particular concerns around the fact that 100% of the exceptions are approved
  1. Recommendation from the Educational Policies Council – Proposed Discontinuance of the Bachelor of Arts in English: Concentration in Individual Major, first reading
  • Moved to second reading by Sen. Mooney: 2:51pm
  • Approved unanimously at 2:52pm

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Recommendation from the Academic Policies Committee – Proposed Revision to the Online Education Policy, #S16-246, first reading
  • Wilson: Two main revisions
    • Clarification of definitions
    • to put into policy a practice on campus, which
  • Sen. Dariotis: should speak with ETAC, concerns about workload and the CBA, departmental online policies
  • Wilson:  committee will speak with ETAC, will continue conversations with Online Education Committee especially regarding the CBA. Departmental policies should be in line with the campus policy
  • Wilczak: Suggest more clarification about intellectual property and how it is determined that classes will be taught in which mode.
  • Summit: we have a strong definition of student workload, but not a strong definition of faculty workload outside of the CBA. Concerned that the language about decisions are being made independent of the university procedures.
  • Dariotis: is there a plan to review the already extant departmental policies re online education. Suggest adding information about limitation of online classes.
  • Mooney: How do we address students who may not have access to technology?
  1. Recommendation from the Executive Committee – Proposed Revision to the All University Teacher Education Council, #S94-146, first reading
  • Policy changes include combining of two committees and they represent a merging of the information about the two committees into one document.
  • Guests will be invited to speak to these changes at a future plenary session.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS/PRESENTATIONS

  1. Discussion about the Presidential search at SFSU
  • Purpose of discussion is to gather information regarding one main question: What are the qualities the Academic Senate wishes the new President to have?
  • Sen. Albiniak posed these four questions:
    • If you could summarize the most important quality of a president in one word, what would it be?
    • Conflict is inevitable at a university, how would you like the next President to deal with conflict?
    • What are some important pieces of background that you’d like this president to have. Does participation in a university setting required
    • What do you absolutely NOT want to see?
  • Sen. Collins: [Communicator] to all constituents. Clarity and concise.
  • Sen. Sinha: [Vision] How can you define the future without a vision
  • Sen. Wilson: 3 things: Recognition and willingness to work in shared governance, conflict resolution, fundraiser
  • Sen. Hulick: [Inspiring] and really embracing social justice and the historical significance of that on this campus.
  • Sen. Dariotis: [Transparency] a leader who leads by listening
  • Sen. Ruben: What is means to be a public university…maybe not spend so much time on fundraising.
  • Sen. Bloom: Strong morale character – someone who does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.
  • Sen. Thomas: Listener and someone not afraid of conflict, willingness to engage. Background should be focused on potential, not what their past suggests.
  • Chair Gerber: NOT ego-driven. Someone who is humble and dedicated to making the school look good.
  • Sen. Collins: NOT R1-driven.
  • Sen. Harris: NOT a short-sighted vision.
  • Sen. Weinberger: NOT surface-level change, in support of many of the former thoughts
  • Sen. Hines: willing to do a lot of deep work with diversity. Willing to comforts all of the different ways in which we are diverse on this campus.
  • Sen. Albiniak: Champion of public education.
  • Sen. Van Cleave: someone who embraces teaching
  • Sen. Bloom: someone who is not authoritarian. A worldly background, not necessarily from academic. A supporter of public schools usually come from public education. It would be nice to see a woman, as we have not had a female President yet.
  • Sen. Mooney: well-rounded. Perhaps someone who is not 100% academic in background

 

  1. Adjournment at 3:35 pm