ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING

MINUTES

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

ZOOM MEETING 

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Abeywickrama, Priya (LCA)

Guidara, Andrea (LIB)(STF)

Seelye, Melissa (LIB)

Alaoui, Fatima (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (LFCOB)

Segovia-McGahan, Gabriela (COES)(STF)

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Allen, Jace (LCA)(STF)

Hellman, David (LIB)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Hennessy, Logan (LCA)

Stein, Marc (LCA)

Ballard, Violet (GCOE)

Howell, Ryan (COSE)

Stillman, Jonathon (COSE)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Hwu, Alex (CEL)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Beatty, Brian (GCOE)

Kavuri-Bauer, Santhi (LCA)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bloom-Leiva, Gilda (GCOE)

Kingston, Christopher (LFCOB)(STF)

(Sveinsdottir), 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)

Mahoney, Lynn (President)

Trousdale, Alaric (SAEM)

Contreras, Raul (COSE)(STF)       

Musselman, Elaine (HSS)

Valencia, Jennifer (ASI)

Critchlow, Edwin (A&F)

Narkewicz, Victoria (GCOE)(STF)

Villanueva, Karen (CEL)(STF)

D’Alois, Roberta (LFCOB)

Nielsen, Karina (COSE)

Ward, Samantha (HSS)(STF)

Daus-Magbual, Arlene (SAEM)

Ochoa, Joshua (ASI)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Desa, Geoff (LFCOB)

Piyatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Dollinger, Mark (LCA)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Ramirez, Gilberto (A&F)(STF)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (HSS)(ASCSU)

Gerber, Nancy (COSE)(ASCSU)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (LFCOB)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

 

Absences: 

Diamond, Morty (HSS)

Kordesch, Nick (UE)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)(on leave)

Linton, Anne (LCA)(on leave)

Steward, Paul (GCOE)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

Lynch, Katie (SAEM)

Woo, Jeannie (COES)

Jiang, Hao (COSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)(on leave)

 

Kleinrichert, Denise (LFCOB)(on leave)

Philot, Dae (ASI)

 

Guests: 

Bartholomew, Claude (DUEAP)

Montoya, Michelle (DUEAP)

Van Olphen, Juliana (HSS)

Clavier, Sophie (GRAD)

Mooney, Dylan (HSS)

Vasquez, Mirna (Senate)

DeWitt, Jane (DUEAP)

Moore, Jamillah (SAEM)

Violante, Liesl (A&F)

Erickson, Brad (LCA)

Nuñez, Guisselle (SMC)

Williams, Ingrid (HR)

Mandolfo, Carleen (FA)

Price, Noah (GRAD)

Wilson, Jeff (A&F)

Mendoza, Angie (FA)

Roehrman, Todd (FA)

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 September 21, 2021

·       Update to Agenda Item 8, presentation will be given by Juliana van Olphen and Brad Ericksen

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05pm

2.    Approval of the Minutes for September 7, 2021

·       Friendly amendment Sen. Yee-Melichar

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:06pm

3.    Announcements from the Floor

·       Sen. Way provided an update to the student survey of spring course delivery preferences, including a video of a presentation of the data

4.    Reports

4.1. Chair Report

·       Chair Albiniak encouraged circulating the Friday senate report to campus consituents.

·       Highlighted elections (Oct. 1-8) for Strategic Planning Committee and the University Tenure and Promotion Committee. Nominations due by Sept. 29.

·       Chancellor Castro will visit SF State campus and hold an open forum on Sept. 28 from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM.

·       Latinx Speaker Series event as part of Latinx history month: The Border as a Way of Seeing: A conversation with filmmakers Cristina Ibarra & Alex Rivera on Sept. 22

 

4.2. President Report

·       President Mahoney provided an update on campus plans. COVID positivity rate continues to be low.

·       Will meet with ASI representatives to discuss student services needs for SP22.

·       Encouraged participation in Strategic Planning committee, and goal to create many opportunities for campus engagement.

·       Expressed gratitude and appreciation of impressive work done by faculty during the pandemic and a special highlight for Russell Jeung being named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people for his work on the Stop AAPI Hate website

·       Encouraged participation with Chanchellor’s campus visit, plan to focus some conversations providing data on the cost of living in Bay Area

o   Sen. Yee-Melichar: expressed gratitude for leading Strategic Planning process, the committee charge indicates that the plan will be supported by Blue Beyond, how will this organization interface with our strategic planning process?

§  They will help facilitate engagement opportunities (scheduling, logistics) and data collection, analysis, and presentation.

4.3. Provost Report

·       Provost Summit discussed the survey on AMP framework.

·       Spring Planning: In interpreting spring student survey, Academic Affairs has set a goal of approx. 50% of spring 2022 courses be offered in F2F format, with variation across departments. Hope to promote campus engagement and community.

o   Sen. Åsta: given the current pandemic uncertainty and limits on vaccination for children, what affect does this have on spring planning for more F2F courses?

§  Provost Summit: departments should consider student needs, and what can be done within current health and safety expectations

o   Sen. Stein: will enrollment limits be placed on courses?

§  Provost Summit: we will continue to adapt to follow current DPH guidelines

§  President Mahoney: indications from fall show that our preventative policies have mitigated risk

4.4. Standing Committees

4.4.1.   Curriculum Review committee

·       Sen. Drennan: reviewed process for converting degree programs to online, reviewed proposal for Philosophy in Law concentration, seeking to include library consult in new programs and program revisions, Sen. Elaine Musselman was elected vice chair.

4.4.2.   Faculty Affairs committee

·       Sen. Rubin: looking again at faculty RTP resolution for flexibility during COVID, will be meeting with SIC, senate chair, to discuss the recommendations of the faculty workload equity report, met with TEA task force, will be looking at emeritus faculty and IT support, the possibility of including staff in dept. chair elections

4.4.3.   Student Affairs committee

·       Sen. Ramirez: discussing how to engage students and facilitate bringing student concerns to senate

4.4.4.   Strategic Issues committee

·       Sen. Goldman: committee is interested in plans for marketing, visibility, enrollment, health and safety maintenance, AMP, internal communications, internationalization

4.4.5.   Academic Policies committee

·       Sen. Stowers: discussed Calendar policy, will be looking at CWEP policy and graduate curriculum policy

 

New Business

5.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: Concentration in Philosophy of Law—first reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved the item to the floor and Sen. Åsta spoke to the item

·       Discussion

o   Sen. Collins: spoke in favor of the item and its interdisciplinarity. Discussion of learning outcome process.

Presentations

6.    Carleen Mandolfo, Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, “Update on the State of the Faculty,” (time certain: 2:45-3:00pm)

·       Carleen Mandolfo provided a presentation on the current state of faculty, initiatives to hire and retain diverse faculty, new office website, plans to take greater role in lecturer hiring

7.    Guisselle Nuñez, Associate Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communication, “SF State Marketing Strategy Planning Update ,” (time certain: 3:00-3:15pm) 

·       Guisselle Nuñez gave a presentation on the results of some Marketing focus groups and interviews held with parents, counselors, and current and prospective students, and the future plans on how this data will shape recruitment efforts and building the SF State brand

8.    Juliana van Olphen, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and Brad Erickson, Faculty in Liberal Studies, “Update and Consultation on the Teaching Evaluation Assessment Taskforce,” (time certain: 3:15-3:30pm)

·       Juliana van Olphen and Brad Erickson presented an overview of the current work and goals of the TEA task force, including peer and self evaluations in addition to student evaluations

o   Discussion of charge of the task force to work on SETEs

9.    Adjourment

·       Adjourned at 3:56 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, September 21, 2021

ZOOM MEETING 

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Attendance:

Abeywickrama, Priya (LCA)

Guidara, Andrea (LIB)(STF)

Seelye, Melissa (LIB)

Alaoui, Fatima (LCA)

Harris-Boundy, Jason (LFCOB)

Segovia-McGahan, Gabriela (COES)(STF)

Albiniak, Teddy (LCA)

Harvey, Richard (HSS)

Shapiro, Jerry (HSS)

Allen, Jace (LCA)(STF)

Hellman, David (LIB)

Small, Rachel (COSE)

Ara, Mitra (LCA)

Hennessy, Logan (LCA)

Stein, Marc (LCA)

Ballard, Violet (GCOE)

Howell, Ryan (COSE)

Stillman, Jonathon (COSE)

Banks, Dwayne (PRES)

Hwu, Alex (CEL)

Stowers, Genie (HSS)

Beatty, Brian (GCOE)

Kavuri-Bauer, Santhi (LCA)

Summit, Jennifer (Provost)

Bloom-Leiva, Gilda (GCOE)

Kingston, Christopher (LFCOB)(STF)

(Sveinsdottir), 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)

Mahoney, Lynn (President)

Trousdale, Alaric (SAEM)

Contreras, Raul (COSE)(STF)       

Musselman, Elaine (HSS)

Valencia, Jennifer (ASI)

Critchlow, Edwin (A&F)

Narkewicz, Victoria (GCOE)(STF)

Villanueva, Karen (CEL)(STF)

D’Alois, Roberta (LFCOB)

Nielsen, Karina (COSE)

Ward, Samantha (HSS)(STF)

Daus-Magbual, Arlene (SAEM)

Ochoa, Joshua (ASI)

Way, Lori Beth (PRES)

Desa, Geoff (LFCOB)

Piyatinska, Alexandra (COSE)

Wilson, Jackson (HSS)

Dollinger, Mark (LCA)

Platas, Linda (HSS)

Wong, Yutian (LCA)

Drennan, Marie (LCA)

Ramirez, Gilberto (A&F)(STF)

Yee-Melichar, Darlene (HSS)(ASCSU)

Gerber, Nancy (COSE)(ASCSU)

Rubin, Jasper (HSS)

Zhou, Yi (LFCOB)

Goldman, Michael (COSE)

Scott, Michael (PRES)

 

Absences: 

Diamond, Morty (HSS)

Kordesch, Nick (UE)

Sinha, Dipendra (COSE)

Hines, Ellen (COSE)(on leave)

Linton, Anne (LCA)(on leave)

Steward, Paul (GCOE)

Holschuh, Carrie (HSS)

Lynch, Katie (SAEM)

Woo, Jeannie (COES)

Jiang, Hao (COSE)

Olsher, David (LCA)(on leave)

 

Kleinrichert, Denise (LFCOB)(on leave)

Philot, Dae (ASI)

 

Guests: 

Bartholomew, Claude (DUEAP)

Montoya, Michelle (DUEAP)

Van Olphen, Juliana (HSS)

Clavier, Sophie (GRAD)

Mooney, Dylan (HSS)

Vasquez, Mirna (Senate)

DeWitt, Jane (DUEAP)

Moore, Jamillah (SAEM)

Violante, Liesl (A&F)

Erickson, Brad (LCA)

Nuñez, Guisselle (SMC)

Williams, Ingrid (HR)

Mandolfo, Carleen (FA)

Price, Noah (GRAD)

Wilson, Jeff (A&F)

Mendoza, Angie (FA)

Roehrman, Todd (FA)

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 September 21, 2021

·       Update to Agenda Item 8, presentation will be given by Juliana van Olphen and Brad Ericksen

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:05pm

2.    Approval of the Minutes for September 7, 2021

·       Friendly amendment Sen. Yee-Melichar

·       Approved as submitted @ 2:06pm

3.    Announcements from the Floor

·       Sen. Way provided an update to the student survey of spring course delivery preferences, including a video of a presentation of the data

4.    Reports

4.1. Chair Report

·       Chair Albiniak encouraged circulating the Friday senate report to campus consituents.

·       Highlighted elections (Oct. 1-8) for Strategic Planning Committee and the University Tenure and Promotion Committee. Nominations due by Sept. 29.

·       Chancellor Castro will visit SF State campus and hold an open forum on Sept. 28 from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM.

·       Latinx Speaker Series event as part of Latinx history month: The Border as a Way of Seeing: A conversation with filmmakers Cristina Ibarra & Alex Rivera on Sept. 22

 

4.2. President Report

·       President Mahoney provided an update on campus plans. COVID positivity rate continues to be low.

·       Will meet with ASI representatives to discuss student services needs for SP22.

·       Encouraged participation in Strategic Planning committee, and goal to create many opportunities for campus engagement.

·       Expressed gratitude and appreciation of impressive work done by faculty during the pandemic and a special highlight for Russell Jeung being named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people for his work on the Stop AAPI Hate website

·       Encouraged participation with Chanchellor’s campus visit, plan to focus some conversations providing data on the cost of living in Bay Area

o   Sen. Yee-Melichar: expressed gratitude for leading Strategic Planning process, the committee charge indicates that the plan will be supported by Blue Beyond, how will this organization interface with our strategic planning process?

§  They will help facilitate engagement opportunities (scheduling, logistics) and data collection, analysis, and presentation.

4.3. Provost Report

·       Provost Summit discussed the survey on AMP framework.

·       Spring Planning: In interpreting spring student survey, Academic Affairs has set a goal of approx. 50% of spring 2022 courses be offered in F2F format, with variation across departments. Hope to promote campus engagement and community.

o   Sen. Åsta: given the current pandemic uncertainty and limits on vaccination for children, what affect does this have on spring planning for more F2F courses?

§  Provost Summit: departments should consider student needs, and what can be done within current health and safety expectations

o   Sen. Stein: will enrollment limits be placed on courses?

§  Provost Summit: we will continue to adapt to follow current DPH guidelines

§  President Mahoney: indications from fall show that our preventative policies have mitigated risk

4.4. Standing Committees

4.4.1.   Curriculum Review committee

·       Sen. Drennan: reviewed process for converting degree programs to online, reviewed proposal for Philosophy in Law concentration, seeking to include library consult in new programs and program revisions, Sen. Elaine Musselman was elected vice chair.

4.4.2.   Faculty Affairs committee

·       Sen. Rubin: looking again at faculty RTP resolution for flexibility during COVID, will be meeting with SIC, senate chair, to discuss the recommendations of the faculty workload equity report, met with TEA task force, will be looking at emeritus faculty and IT support, the possibility of including staff in dept. chair elections

4.4.3.   Student Affairs committee

·       Sen. Ramirez: discussing how to engage students and facilitate bringing student concerns to senate

4.4.4.   Strategic Issues committee

·       Sen. Goldman: committee is interested in plans for marketing, visibility, enrollment, health and safety maintenance, AMP, internal communications, internationalization

4.4.5.   Academic Policies committee

·       Sen. Stowers: discussed Calendar policy, will be looking at CWEP policy and graduate curriculum policy

 

New Business

5.    Recommendation from Curriculum Review and Approval Committee: New Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: Concentration in Philosophy of Law—first reading

·       Sen. Drennan moved the item to the floor and Sen. Åsta spoke to the item

·       Discussion

o   Sen. Collins: spoke in favor of the item and its interdisciplinarity. Discussion of learning outcome process.

Presentations

6.    Carleen Mandolfo, Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, “Update on the State of the Faculty,” (time certain: 2:45-3:00pm)

·       Carleen Mandolfo provided a presentation on the current state of faculty, initiatives to hire and retain diverse faculty, new office website, plans to take greater role in lecturer hiring

7.    Guisselle Nuñez, Associate Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Communication, “SF State Marketing Strategy Planning Update ,” (time certain: 3:00-3:15pm) 

·       Guisselle Nuñez gave a presentation on the results of some Marketing focus groups and interviews held with parents, counselors, and current and prospective students, and the future plans on how this data will shape recruitment efforts and building the SF State brand

8.    Juliana van Olphen, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and Brad Erickson, Faculty in Liberal Studies, “Update and Consultation on the Teaching Evaluation Assessment Taskforce,” (time certain: 3:15-3:30pm)

·       Juliana van Olphen and Brad Erickson presented an overview of the current work and goals of the TEA task force, including peer and self evaluations in addition to student evaluations

o   Discussion of charge of the task force to work on SETEs

9.    Adjourment

·       Adjourned at 3:56 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