ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

February 1, 2007

 

 

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.                                                                        ACADEMIC SENATE CHAMBERS

Members Present:  Altar, Alva, Arnold, Bedell, Bruschke, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hassan, Hewitt, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kirtman, Klassen, Liverpool, McConnell, Mead, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Palmer, Randall, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Smith, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Taylor, Walicki, Williams

Absent: Holland, Jones, Klein, Michalopoulos, Pasternack, Vogt, Zhao

 

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

         Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 11:31 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

The Academic Senate of the CSU passed a resolution entitled the “Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA” at its plenary session on January 18-19, 2007.

·        M/S/P [Drezner/Hewitt] to endorse ASD 07-12 Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA. [Approved unanimously]

 

At its meeting on January 30, 2007, the Academic Senate Executive Committee passed unanimously a “Resolution in Opposition to Proposed Student Parking Fee Increase”.           

 

·        M/S/P [Fromson/Shapiro] to approve ASD 07-13 Resolution in Opposition to Proposed Student Parking Fee Increase. [26 -Yes; 9-No; 2 Abstentions] This resolution will be distributed to Joe Ferrer, Bill Barrett, President Gordon, VP Hagan, Associated Students, Inc., and the Student Fee Advisory Committee.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Executive Vice President Anderson reported that the University received a very positive response to its proposal to secure a permanent area of 20 acres in south Orange County. She and other staff are working with Lennar to create a letter of intent in the next few weeks.  She also reported that this evening, she and VP Smith will be making a presentation before the South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees, with whom the CSUF has a proposal to explore the possibility of a lease or use of facilities.

 

Chair Guerin announced the sad news that Dr. Enid Gruber, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies, passed away on December 12, 2006 after a battle with breast cancer.  She expressed condolences to Senator Buck and his wife, Jane, for the loss of their son on Christmas day. She added that Dr. Betty Chavis of the Accounting department recently suffered the loss of her husband. Chair Guerin also reminded the body that Dr. Richard Wiseman’s Memorial Service will take place next Friday, February 9, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Titan Student Union, Pavilion A & B.

 

Chair Guerin thanked Secretary Randall for chairing the previous Academic Senate meeting and welcomed VP Hagan, who was elected to the Senate during the Academic Senate Special Election in fall 2006.

 

Senator Nanjundappa reported that CFA and the CSU Administration has reached agreement on a fact-finder. A preliminary meeting is scheduled for February 9, 2007. He will keep the body informed of progress.

 

Senator Nanjundappa also announced that informational picketing has begun on several CSU campuses, including ours. CFA’s goal is the send the message that faculty does not want to strike, but it will, if a fair settlement is not reached.

 

Senator Nanjundappa invited faculty to the CFA Welcome Reception to be held on Monday, February 12, 2007, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Academic Senate Chambers. Lunch will be provided.

 

Senator Dabirian provided an update on CMS, stating that the campus will move from DARS to DARwin, the Windows version of DARS, and implement PeopleSoft to DARwin, and then come up with the Academic Advisement portion of PeopleSoft during the next phase of the CMS project. The Chancellor’s office has been notified of this plan.

 

Senator Hewitt reported that the CSUF Dance team won its 7th national championship in the last 8 years, defeating Cal State Long Beach. Our baseball team is ranked 12th out 13 in the national polls. The team’s first game will be against Stanford on Friday night, February 2, 2007 at the Titan Baseball field.

 

IV.          APPROVAL OF MINUTES        

4.1 M/S/P [Fidalgo/Taylor] to approve ASD 06-200 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 11-30-06 as submitted.

4.2  M/S/P [Drezner/Burgtorf] to approve ASD 07-06 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 12-7-06 as submitted.

 

V.            CONSENT CALENDAR

         M/S/P [Burgtorf/Rhoten] to approve that consent calendar. [Approved unanimously]

 

5.1 Nominees to Standing Committees:

 

                        INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Nominee:        John Patton (SOC SCI)

Continuing:     Mary Kay Crouch (HUM); Mikyong Kim-Goh (HHD) Andi Stein (COMM);

           Jannet Chang (CBE)

 

PLANNING, RESOURCES & BUDGET COMMITTEE

Nominee:      Gayle Brunelle (SOC SCI)

 Continuing:     Louise Adler (EDUC); Demitrios Michalopoulos (ECS); Suellen Cox (Library);

           Mike McGee (ARTS); David Wong (CBE); Mikyong Kim-Goh (HHD);

           Jeanine Congalton (COMM); Robert Koch (CNSM); Heather Battaly (HUM)

 

5.2  ASD 07-07 Correction to UPS 100.000 Academic Senate Constitution

5.3  Rescission of ASD 06-204 UPS 210.003 Layoff Policy and Procedures for Instructional Faculty [EC]

5.4  Rescission of ASD 06-205 UPS 210.005 Layoff Policy and Procedures for Library Faculty [EC]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.          TIMES CERTAIN

Time Certain

Subject: WASC Reaccreditation Report  

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Ray Young, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs

AVP Young reported to the Senate on behalf of the WASC steering committee. CSUF was last reaffirmed for WASC accreditation in July 2000. This required process of reaccreditation started at the beginning of this year. It is done for our benefit; it can strengthen our institution, provide better collegiality, and in some areas, a clearer campus vision. The new WASC accreditation standards focus more on the process rather than a single document or set of documents as products. Key aspects of the this newly revised accreditation process include broad institutional engagement, a focus on student learning outcomes, and researchable questions that are important and relevant to campus and its agenda for the coming years. Currently there are 10 members on the steering committee, but it is expected that it may expand to 11-12 members over time. Many faculty and administrators will be invited and encouraged to participate in the many task forces that will be involved in this process. Currently, our campus is in the proposal phase. The Institutional Proposal is due in October 2007. A web site is up (www.fullerton.edu/wasc) and additional informational items are being posted regularly.

 

Time Certain

Subject: Deferred Maintenance

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Willie Hagan, VP Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Jay Bond, Associate Vice President Facilities Management

VP Hagan prefaced this discussion by thanking the PRBC and others who, over the last couple of years, been supportive of augmentations to the budget to support deferred maintenance.

 

Mr. Bond explained that according to a 2003 report prepared by Pacific Partners, a group that was contracted to produce a report on system-wide status of deferred maintenance, there was a backlog of

$1 billion, therefore, we are not alone in facing these types of issues. 

 

“Capital renewal” is money that one needs to keep items functioning (cyclical replacement). When we fall behind on capital renewal responsibilities, our maintenance becomes deferred or a backlog of capital renewal. Currently, we are increasing our backlog at a rate of about $18 million per year. In the past few years, the campus has invested more base line funds into deferred maintenance projects, moving from a budget of $250,000 in 2003-2004 to $2.9 million in 2006-2007.

 

Mr. Bond discussed the criteria by which projects are selected and prioritized. They included reports from consultants, inspection, breakdown, risk and safety, work balance, building envelope, and opportunity to combine with other projects. The 2006-2007 year budget will focus on classroom refurbishment, the Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS) building’s electrical system, the deck on the second floor of the Education Classroom building, restrooms, the roof on KHS, walkway lights, and the sewer around Langsdorf Hall.

 

To address a question that was asked about parking supply on campus, VP Hagan stated that his division will provide an analysis of parking patterns by day on campus for the Academic Senate to review at an upcoming meeting if requested.

 

VII.        UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7.1  ASD 06-194 Resolution in Response to Audit Report (Resolution to Restore Summer Pay to Faculty Who Completed Instructional Work in Summer 2004) [CFA Fullerton Chapter Board] was revisited, however, the meeting adjourned with discussion of this item on the floor.

 

7.2  ASD 06-207 CFA Chapter Board Resolution on Laptop Computers for Part-Time Faculty [FAC] was not discussed due to lack of time.

 

 

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

       Items 8.1 and 8.2 were not discussed due to lack of time.

8.1   ASD 07-08 Proposed UPS on SRI [FAC]

8.2 ASD 07-09 Revised UPS 300.040 Academic Standards for Postbaccalaureate Students [ASC]

 

IX.     ADJOURNMENT

       Meeting was adjourned at 1:03 p.m.