Resolution Commending and Thanking Outgoing Members of the 2018-19 Academic Senate

Resolution Number: RS19-388
May, 2019
Whereas: 
RATIONALE: The Academic Senate of the California State University adopted a statement on Collegiality in the California State University that included these opening paragraphs: The smooth and effective operation of a complex multipurpose university system requires a spirit of collegiality that both reflects and fosters mutual respect among all groups within the system. Collegiality consists of a shared decision-making process and a set of attitudes, which cause individuals to regard the members of the various constituencies of the university as responsible for the success of the academic enterprise. Fundamental to this concept is the understanding that a university is a community of scholars who, out of mutual respect for the expertise and contributions of their colleagues, agree that shared decision-making in areas of recognized primary responsibility constitutes the means whereby a university best preserves its academic integrity and most effectively attains its educational mission.
Whereas: 
The success of shared decision-making at San Francisco State University is dependent upon the willingness of members of the campus community to serve in the many agencies of academic governance; and
Whereas: 
The Academic Senate is the central agency for academic governance; and
Whereas: 
Willingness to serve on the Academic Senate is, therefore, of fundamental importance to the success of the academic enterprise; now therefore be it
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University thank and commend the following members of the University community who are completing their current terms of service. Taghi Amjadi, at-large member of the Senate Sada Soorapanth and Tom Thomas*, representing the College of Business Weiming Dariotis, representing the College of Ethnic Studies Jackson Wilson and Liz Brown, representing the College of Health and Social Sciences Fredrick Green, Martin Carcieri, Yang Xiao-Dessi, Teddy Albiniak*, and Yutian Wong*, representing the College of Liberal and Creative Arts Presidential Appointees Dean Andy Harris, Alison Sanders*, Michael Scott* and Lori Beth Way* Mei-Ling Wang, staff representative Nathan Jones, Garrick Wilheim and Alondra Esquivel Garcia, representing Associated Students. *Returning for a second term
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senators Rachel Small and Dylan Mooney for their service as at-large members of the Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senators Darlene Yee-Melichar, Robert Keith Collins and Dipendra Sinha for their service as SF State representatives to the Academic Senate of the CSU and members of the Academic Senate Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Jackson Wilson for service as Chair of the Academic Policies Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Genie Stowers for service as Chair of the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee and as a member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Jasper Rubin for service as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee and as a member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Tom Thomas for his service as Chair of the Strategic Issues Committee and member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Ellen Hines for service as Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and as a member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank senator Kim Schwartz for service as the Academic Senate Secretary, providing both the Senate and the Executive Committee with exemplary minutes; and for service as an Academic Senate Executive Committee member; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senator Teddy Albiniak for service as Academic Senate Vice Chair and a member of the Academic Senate Executive Committee as well as his exceptional work in organizing the 2018 and 2019 Faculty Retreats; be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate express gratitude and a special thanks to Nancy Gerber for her exceptional service, outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the Academic Senate and the body it represents as Academic Senate Chair.