February 16, 2006




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

Members Present:  Alva, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Drezner, Emry, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hassan, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Kirtman, Klassen, Klein, Kreiner, Liverpool, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Napper, Pasternack, Pierson, Rhoten, Rumberger, Taylor, Vogt, Walicki, Williams

Absent: Dabirian, Holland, Lovell, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Syed, Tavakolian


I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m.





Senator Burgtorf, Fulbright Advisor for CSUF, announced that a candidate from the Foreign Language department has been considered to go to Chile as a Fulbright scholar between now and June.


Senator Guerin announced that the Senate Forum Committee is soliciting admissions for the next issues. The first issue will cover academic quality, and the second issue will discuss gender equality in higher education. She invited anyone with questions or suggestions to contact her.



Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Stephen Walk, Faculty Athletics Representative, Kinesiology

Brian Quinn, Athletics Director

Subject:  Current State of Athletics on Campus

V.P. Palmer introduced Stephen Walk and Brian Quinn to discuss the current state of the Athletics Program. NCAA certification is in process. It is a ten year cycle that involves the contributions of various committees. All of the work of these committees must be signed and approved by President Gordon by May 15, 2006. The Athletics Department has plans to present information about the NCAA Certification process to various campus groups, including The Academic Senate, during the month of March. Dr. Walk and Dr. Quinn discussed issues involving the retention and academic success of CSUF athletes, explaining that their success is monitored by its APR score (NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate), a real-time measurement of the academic performance of athletics. A score of 925 must be met (maximum points is 1,000). If a team fails, the program becomes subject to contemporaneous penalties like reductions in scholarships. The scores are determined by dividing the total amount of points earned by the total amount to points possible and then multiplying by 1,000. Each student athlete can count as 2 points per semester or 4 possible points per academic year.


Discussion also took place about the current condition of facilities, including the track and baseball fields.



         5.1 Senator Kreiner stated that the minutes of 11-10-05 (ASD 06-08) are inaccurate. The body consented to withholding the approval of the minutes until the Executive Committee can review the recording (microcassette) of the meeting.



Chair Bedell reported that the Vision Committee on Academic Quality will meet tomorrow, February 17, 2006, to review the draft of the questionnaire. Various focus meetings have been set up to facilitate the creation of the campus-wide survey on academic quality.



There was no Statewide Academic Senate Report.       



M/S/P [Fromson/Michalopoulos] to approve item 8.1, with the replacement of Dorota Huizinga with David Falconer. Items 8.4 and 8.5 were also approved.


With the consent of the body, items 8.2 (ASD 06-10 Revised UPS 320.030 Policy on Computer Competency) and 8.3 (ASD 06-11 Revised UPS 261.000 Emeritus Status) were removed from the Consent Calendar.  These two policies became New Business items.



9.1 M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Fromson] to rescind UPS 100.800 Changing of Academic Unit Names from Schools to Colleges. This policy is no longer applies to the University since there are no longer any academic units that are called “Schools.” Motion passed unanimously.



[M] Nanjundappa to rescind UPS 286.000 Faculty Merit Increase Policy. This policy is void due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This item will move to next week’s Academic Senate meeting agenda (February 23, 2006) for action.



With the consent of the body, items 8.2 and 8.3 were removed from the consent calendar and became the first items of new business. However, the body consented to defer discussion of these items until the next Academic Senate meeting on February 23, 2006.


11.1 ASD 05-113 Revised UPS 100.601 Procedures for Department/Program Name Changes [UCC]

M/S/P [Fromson/Pasternack] to approve ASD 05-113 Revised UPS 100.601 Procedures for Department/Program Name Changes as amended. The motion passed unanimously.


The Academic Senate recommended the following amendments:

·        Section IIE (p.2, line 7): Add “or Graduate Education” (determination to be made by the Senate Executive Committee)

·        Section IIE (p.2, line 7): Add the word “University” before “Curriculum”

·        The body also recommended that the University Curriculum Committee review the definition of “program” as it applies to the University.



11.2 ASD 05-131 Revised UPS 270.103 Staffing of 500-Level Graduate Courses [Graduate Education Committee]


M/S/P [Burgtorf/Fidalgo] to approve ASD 05-131 Revised UPS 270.103 Staffing of 500-Level Graduate Courses with amendments. The motion passed unanimously.


The Academic Senate recommended the following amendments:

·        Section I (p.1, line 16): Change the word “assuring” to “ensuring”



11.3 ASD 05-132 Revised UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines [Graduate Education Committee]


M/S [Burgtorf/Fidalgo] to approve ASD 05-132 Revised UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines [Graduate Education Committee]. The Academic Senate meeting adjourned with this document on the floor. Discussion will resume at the next Academic Senate meeting.


The Academic Senate consented to the following amendments:

·        Change title to “Culminating Experience For Master’s Programs or Master’s Level Degree”

·        First paragraph (p.1, lines 17-20): Change to “Through theses, projects, performances, exhibitions, and comprehensive examinations, individual students demonstrate mastery of disciplinary materials. Because these demonstrations of mastery are specific to individual students, culminating experiences shall be composed of individual students work, unless more than one culminating experience is required in the program.”

·        Section IIA (p.1, line 40): Change the word “problem” to “topic” and the word “problem” in the following sentence to “issue.”

·        Section IIA (p.1, line 43): Change the word “data” to “evidence.”

·        Section IIC (p.2, line 14): Delete “Many”, and change to “Departments and programs may offer comprehensive examinations as an alternative to the thesis or project for the student’s culminating experience.”

·        Section IIC (p. 2, line 20): Change “or some combination of these formats” to “or some format thereof.”

·        Section IIC (p.2, lines 26-27) Delete “It is strongly recommended that” and change to “A minimum of two full-time faculty members shall serve as evaluators.”



Items 11.4 (ASD 06-05 Revised UPS 103.004 Computing Facilities Use Policy) and 11.5 (ASD 06-06 Revised UPS 103.005 World Wide Web Policy) were not discussed due to lack of time and will be moved to next week’s Academic Senate agenda.




Meeting adjourned at 12:59 p.m.