ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

February 3, 2005

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Allen, Alva, Arkenberg, Azima, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gilbert, Guerin, Hall, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Parker, Pasternack, Randall, Reisman, Rhodes, Rhoten, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith Vasquez, Vogt and Walicki

 

Absent:  Gass, Gordon, Hagan, Nanjundappa, Rahmatian and Tavakolian

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m.  Chair Bedell asked the members of the Senate to join him in observing a moment of silence in memory of William Gudykunst, professor of Human Communications Studies and Lisa Thies, coordinator of Support Services in the Office of Disabled Student Services. 

 

Ms. Anderson informed the members the El Toro auction will take place Wednesday, February 9.  She wanted to inform the Senate members that in accordance with the terms of our lease with the Navy, we will be getting a 90-day termination notice.  However, this notice will not come until the new owner of that property has been identified.  The campus has expected this and we will be following up with the new owner within the 90-day window to make ongoing arrangements for the campus.  She has been in conversation with the bidder, and we fully anticipate continuing our El Toro campus at this site and do not see any cause for undue concern or alarm.  The City of Irvine is also aware of our longer term plans. 

 

Time Certain

11:35 a.m.

Sandra Rhoten, Dean of Students

Subject:  Judicial Affairs Report:  Academic Integrity

 

Senator Rhoten distributed several publications from her office including Academic Integrity and Disruptive Behavior, Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Write an Effective Research Paper, and Academic Integrity:  A Guide for Graduate Students and presented a report on judicial affairs.  The Judicial Affairs Department is part of the Dean of Students office and within the Division of Students Affairs. The mission of Judicial Affairs is to articulate to students the standards of behavior expected within the University community and also to help protect the university community from inappropriate student behavior.  The six goals for Judicial Affairs are:

·   To prepare students for success in the academic community by articulating University standards in such a way that students can live and function successfully within the community;

·   To educate other members of the University community concerning standards of conduct for students, ensuring students are treated equitably and fairly, and that standards are universally understood and applied;

·   To provide ongoing consultation to members of the community concerning the interpretation and application of University standards for student behavior;

·   To assist in developing and/or revising Universities policies related to student discipline and student affairs;

·   To adjudicate complaints regarding student behavior within or directly related to the University community;  and

·   To assist in effecting institutional change by improving University systems.

 

Judicial Affairs’ central goal is to help students come prepared to be successful in our community by understanding the standards and expectations. In the last academic year 2003-04, Judicial Affairs has attempted to meet these goals in a variety of ways.   For example, Senator Rhoten does quite a number of presentations both to student groups and to other gatherings of students. In addition, her office disseminates a series of publications focusing on academic integrity in the classroom and students’ behavior outside the classroom.  Judicial Affairs also does outreach to faculty, staff and administrators on campus to ensure that everyone is on the same page as we talk about policies, procedures and standards so that all students are treated fairly.  Senator Rhoten also spends a great deal of time on the phone or in person with faculty, staff and administrators consulting on specific cases as well as more generally on helping faculty set up their classroom so that these incidents do not happen. 

 

Unfortunately, despite these broad educational measures, there still are some students who fail to abide by the standards.  Last year in 2003-04, there were 190 students referred to Judicial Affairs for non-academic allegations and another 143 reports concerning student incidents of academic dishonesty.  Plagiarism continues to constitute the single largest number of violations reported.  For a variety of reasons, the proportion of reported violations by international students (as well as students with English as a second language) is somewhat elevated and Judicial Affairs is working to better educate students in these communities. 

 

Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Jay Bond, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

Willem Van der Pol, Director Physical Plant

Subject:  Deferred Maintenance and Custodial Hiring

 

Jay Bond distributed an outline of the presentation on “Physical Plant Issues” and discussed the maintenance and operation of campus facilities, including custodial staffing and deferred maintenance issues.  Some of the major challenges are funding, custodial services staffing and deferred maintenance. 

 

Mr. Van der Pol discussed the custodial services staffing and noted that presently we are understaffed by 14 positions.  The university continually struggles to maintain our facilities in an accepted manner with a continued shortage of help.  An additional 27.5 full time custodians would be needed to bring Cal State Fullerton to Level III [casual inattention] cleanliness.  Some of the strategies to improve effectiveness are:

·   Service level reduction

·   Making a difference program

·   Work hour adjustments

·   Consultants

 

Mr. Van der Pol briefly reviewed the deferred maintenance and outlined how the monies would be used. 

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Bedell reminded the body that the Spring semester traditionally is a very, very busy part of the year for the Academic Senate and asked that Senators be alert and accommodating, should the Senate need to add a few additional meetings.  He also asked all Senators on committees to please make sure that committee work is getting to the Senate office in a timely manner.

 

Senator Guerin on behalf of Senator Nanjundappa extended an invitation to the members to attend the CFA Welcome Reception for All Faculty on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 12 noon and Senator Nanjundappa plans to attend.

 

IV.         CHAIR’S REPORT

No report.

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Pasternack reported on activities at the Statewide Academic Senate:

Ø     In terms of legislative direction for the CSU, the top priorities are professional doctorates and affinity cards for organizations like the alumni association. 

Ø    Another legislative initiative of the CSU might be a requirement that all employees report on outside activities. 

Ø     The Senate passed resolutions on academic freedom for students and for faculty. 

Ø     It passed a resolution endorsing community service with the proviso that it not be mandatory. 

Ø    The Senate passed a resolution asking for flexibility in CSU transfer requirements for majors such as science and engineering where students may have to delay taking some General Ed classes so that they can do the necessary lower division course work in their major.

Ø    The Senate passed a resolution of commendation for Fred Pierce who is a retiring alumni trustee.

Ø     There were first readings of resolutions that will be voted on in March.  These included:

Ø     A resolution asking the Chancellor and Trustees to allow campuses to have some flexibility in terms of implementation of the CMS student administration module.  The issue is that many campuses have student administration modules such as SIS+ and Banner that appear to be superior to the PeopleSoft product.

Ø     A resolution in support of the Trustees’ position in trying to get legislative change in the Master Plan for Higher Education that would allow the CSU to offer applied doctorate degrees.  It is anticipated that the UC and private universities will oppose this. 

Ø    A resolution asking campuses to create historical archives in conjunction with the campus’ celebration of the 50th anniversary of the CSU.

Ø     A resolution of opposition to certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. 

    

VI.         CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p [Meyer/Junn] to approve the following Consent Calendar:

A.  NOMINEES TO MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

HONORS BOARD

Nominees:    Edward Fink (COMM); Zena Pearlstone (ARTS)

Continuing:   Amy Coplan (HSS); Marcelo Tolmasky (CNSM); Jochen Burgtorf (HSS)

B.   ASD 04-185 Academic Senate Minutes 12-2-04

C.   ASD 04-186 Academic Senate Minutes 12-9-04

D.  ASD 04-187 Academic Senate Minutes 12-16-04

 

VII.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.  ASD 04-179 Revised UPS 300.030 Academic Appeals

Chair Bedell explained the Senate was in the midst of discussing item B on page 3, line 2.   Senator Rhodes had proposed deleting “the Department chair has ten additional days to adopt the remedy.  If the Chair refuses to do so.”  Motion passed on Rhodes amendment. 

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment on page 3, line 32 to delete “clean and convincing evidence” and replace it with a preponderance of the evidence.

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment on page 3, line 1 to delete the word “calendar” and replace it with working.

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment on page 2, line 45 after the word “occurred,” should read all (a) the Board’s case files shall be purged at the end of the following semester.  The Board shall notify the Association Dean of Student Affairs, Judicial Affairs in writing.

 

Editorial change on page 3, line 2 to correct the spelling of the word “faculty.”

 

Motion on document ASD 04-179 Revised UPS 300.030 Academic Appeals passed unanimously.

 

B.  ASD 05-06 Revised UPS 271.101 Rights of Temporary and Part-Time Faculty

      It was m/s [Vogt/Kreiner] to approve the document and move subsequent changes that are suggested by Senator Schroeder. 

 

Chair Bedell ruled that we would move through Schroeder’s document ad seriatim.

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to delete the word “Responsibilities” in the title of the document.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] on page 1, A. #3, “in the event that there is no sufficient work,” be changed to insufficient work.

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Fromson] to propose a substitute amendment to delete entire section A.-3.  “I have a problem with A 3 as well as A. #2 and #6.  This is contract language and as a rule of thumb, we should separate contract language from UPS language.  We should not be burdening our UPS documents with statements that may change and it is very clearly mentioned in A. #1 that Article 12 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement does deal with the rights of temporary faculty.”  Motion passed on Pasternack substitute amendment to delete A.-3.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] A-6 first line “faculty may be provided in writing about prospects for” be changed to faculty should be advised about.

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Michalopoulos] to propose a substitute motion deleting A-6 since it includes permissive language therefore serves no real purpose. 

 

It was m/s/p [Vogt/Shapiro] to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

 

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

Due to time limitations, ASD 04-181 Revised UPS 410.104 Undergraduate Options, Concentrations & Emphases was not discussed and will be placed on the Senate agenda for the next Senate meeting on February 17, 2005.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:02 p.m.