September 18th, 2018



Tuesday, September 18, 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)

Harris, Andrew (PRES)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Amjadi, Taghi (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (CoB)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Barrera, Ana Maria (HSS)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)

Soorapanth, Sada (BUS)

Bloom, Gilda (GCOE)

Howell, Ryan (CoSE)

Spencer, Dee (LCA)

Brown, Elizabeth (HSS)

Hulick, Mari

Stec, Loretta (LCA)

Bui, Yvonne (GCOE)

Jones, Nathan(ASI)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Carcieri, Martin (LCA)

Luengo, Ana (LCA)

Thomas, Tom (COB)

Castillo, Nestor (ETHS)

Miller, Cori (SA)

Van Cleave, Kendra (LIB)

Chekuri, Chris (LCA)

Mooney, Dylan (STF)

Ward, Samantha (STF)

Cheng, Chen (COSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

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)

Sanders, Alison (PRES)

Wang, Mei-Ling (STF)

Fisher, Matt (CoB)

Schwartz, Kim (LCA)

Wong, Les (President)

Gerber, Nancy (CoSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (CSU)



Zhou, Yi (COB)



Xiao-Desai, Yang (LCA)

Lee, Yeon-Shim (HSS)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Kuchins, Noah (SA)

Okhremtchouk, Irina (GCOE)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Kulik, Carole (HSS)



CALL TO ORDER: 2:11 pm

  1. Approval of the Agenda for September 18, 2018
  • Approved as submitted @ 2:12pm
  1. Approval of the Minutes for September 4, 2018
  • Approved with attendance corrections @ 2:14pm
  1. Announcements from the Floor
  • The first SF State Alcademics Wine Tasting will be held Tuesday, September 25th in the Vista Room, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Department of Aging an Adult Services and SF State's CHSS PACE Gerontology Program is co–sponsoring the Community Training and Silver Lining Lecture Series, on Friday, September 28 from 12-4pm in LIB 121. Keynote speaker will be Scott Wiener.
  • Rats on campus. Perhaps due to the construction. How do we mitigate or eradicate?
  • 40th anniversary celebration of the Estuary and Ocean Science Center in Tiburon on October 4th
  1. Reports

    1. Chair
  • Please share information reviewed in plenary and committee meetings with your colleagues.
  • Academic Master Plan groups are being formed. Nominate yourself or others. Get involved. Broad participation is an important part of the process
  • Reception after today’s meeting, @ about 3:30pm to welcome new faculty
  1. Standing Committees

    1. Curriculum Review and Approval Committee
  • Sen. Pasion reported
  • Proposal for certification in historical research
  • Revisiting substantive vs. non-substantive guidelines
  1. Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Scott
  • Focused on RTP policy. No significant changes recently in particular SETE

    • Sen. Dariotis – notes as a CEETL fellow, she will be working on the SETEs and how they work and their worth
  1. Student Affairs Committee
  • Sen. Hines
  • Minimum wage – SF not the federal on campus
  • EP 1110 and the confusion among international and multi-lingual students
  • Grievance procedures – VERY old policy
  1. Strategic Issues Committee
  • Sen. Thomas
  • Ongoing budget transparency – new CFO sits on committee

    • Follow-up on plans, procedures
    • Transparency on the college level
    • Non-instructional transparency
  • Trying to collect info on staff and employee experiences that contribute to turnover
  • Our ability to support international students and faculty and our position as a global university.
  • Sen. Sinha: need a social platform in addition to other resources. Helpful bridge such as “International House” at Cal
  • Sen. Thomas: International House had a large donor
  • Sen. Zhou: was a member of I-House and encourages it.
  1. Academic Policies Committee
  • Sen. Wilson
  • Standardized time blocks – in particular exceptions and scheduling of centrally controlled space
  • Finals week – WHAT, HOW, and IF
  • Syllabi and all course materials are intellectual property of the faculty member. How do we deal with for-profit entities to protect our property.




  1. Jennifer Shea, Political Engagement & Learning Assessment Project – time certain 2:30 p.m.
  • Began @ 2:21pm
  • Part of a larger initiative, looking for participation and sharing information
  • Slides presentation available via iLearn/
  • Concluded @ 2:41pm
  1. Wendy Tobias, Disability Programs & Resource Center – time certain 2:45 p.m.
  • Began @2:42pm
  • Here to talk about many of the student services available
  • There are also faculty resources as well
  • Slides presentation available via iLearn/
  • Concluded @ 3:07pm
  1. President Leslie Wong – time certain 3:00 p.m.
  • Began @ 3:07pm
  • Enrollment is on target after 3+ years of being below target
  • We are up 382 FTE. We are down in FTF and Transfers numbers, but students are taking more units
  • Grad student enrollment is up 81 FTE
  • Fundraising – for 2018-2019 we are at 120% of the goal at this point. $18 million was the goal, but we are in the low $20mil range already
  • Construction – Tapia Triangle is leveled and in process for the new BECA and Dean’s Offices/classrooms, Demo on Holloway is scheduled for September 1st.
  • Science building reality is getting closer
  • Buckingham area plan is also moving forward. Website:
  • Encourages everyone to be involved in the AMP
  • Concluded @ 3:23pm
  1. Darlene Yee-Melichar, Robert Keith Collins and Dipendra Singha – Report from the Academic Senate of the California State University System
  • Began @ 3:24pm
  • Slides presentation available via iLearn/
  • Concluded @ 3:38pm
  1. Adjournment –@ 3:38pm

A reception for new Senators at Seven Hills followed immediately after adjournment of the plenary.


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