Resolution Commending and Thanking Outgoing Members of the 2019-20 Academic Senate

Resolution Number: RS20-402
May, 2020
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. Ellen Hines*, Rachel Small*, Nancy Gerber, Genie Stowers*, and Jerry Shapiro, at-large members of the Senate Yi Zhou*, Jason Harris-Boundy, and Paul Glanting, representing the Lam Family College of Business Irina Okhrentchuk, representing the Graduate College of Education Nicole Leopardo*, Donela Wright, and Mai-Nhung Le*, representing the College of Ethnic Studies Ana Maria Barrera and Jasper Rubin*, representing the College of Health and Social Sciences Sami Reist, Christopher Weinberger, and Dee Spencer, representing the College of Liberal and Creative Arts Cheng Chen, Alexandra Piryatinska, and Sally Pasion, representing the College of Science and Engineering Cori Miller, representing Student Affairs Dipendra Sinha, San Francisco State University representative to the Academic Senate of the CSU Presidential Appointees Cynthia Grutzik*, Dwayne Banks*, Michael Scott* and Lori Beth Way* Dylan Mooney, staff representative Preyansh Kotecha, Whitney Holmes, and Chantel Bermudez, representing Associated Students. *Returning for a second term
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate thank Senators Rachel Small and Tom Thomas 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 Genie Stowers 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 Ellen Hines 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 Dylan Mooney 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 David Olsher 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
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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, 2019 and 2020 Faculty Retreats; be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate express gratitude and a special thanks to Nancy Counts Gerber for her exceptional service, outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the Academic Senate and the body it represents as Academic Senate Chair.