Members Present: Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Cox, Emry, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hewitt, Jeremiah, Jones, Junn, Kim, Klassen, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Parman, Pasternack, Putcha, Randall, Rhoten, Rimmer, Roberts, Russell, Rutemiller, Sawicki,Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith Sutphen, Szeszulski, Taulli, Tavakolian Vargas, Wolverton and Wong
Members Absent: Erickson, Gilbert, Parker, Perkins, and Reisman
I. CALL TO ORDER
Vice Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at
II. URGENT BUSINESS
Senator Fromson expressed his concerns regarding the strict policy of late adds after the first two weeks. He stated that this issue is timely because we are in the midst of late adds and he is frustrated about the policy that was recently adopted because he has had to turn students away with what he thought were very legitimate reasons for adding a class. He does not think the recently adopted policy on late adds serves the best interest of the students, faculty, nor is it in the best interest of the institution. Senator Fromson urged the Executive Committee to look at this issue.
Senator Fitch stated that frequently late adds are not the student’s fault but that classes get canceled at the last minute due to faculty emergencies or family emergencies.
Senator Randall suggested using wait lists to accommodate the students.
Vice Chair Bedell noted that the Executive Committee will take up the matter.
Senator Nanjundappa introduced another item of urgent business, a CSUF Academic Senate Resolution.
It was m/s [Nanjundappa/Guerin] to approve the CSUF Academic Senate Resolution asking the CSUF Senate to join CFA to formally urge President Gordon to maintain funding for instruction and student services, student faculty ratio and to consult widely with the Academic Senate, the CFA Fullerton Chapter, the Budget Advisory Committee and CSUF Associated Student Leadership prior to making any reductions in the CSUF Instructional budget.
It was moved [Gannon] and accepted as a friendly amendment in the last resolved to delete the word “seek” and insert the word “consider.”
It was moved [Pasternack] and accepted as a friendly amendment in the last resolved after the word “Instructional” to insert the words “and Student Services Budgets.”
The motion carried to adopt this resolution as amended with 8 abstentions.
Senator Jeremiah announced that approximately 80 scholar/athletes will be honored at the Big West Scholar Night on March 4th.
Sutphen encouraged Senators to come to the
Senator Buck reminded Senators that today was the Third Thursday and invited all for fellowship at the Off-Campus Pub 4:00 p.m.
Senator Guerin invited submissions to the Senate Forum.
President Gordon announced that two faculty members will be honored for 40 years of service this evening at the faculty service reception. He also reported that Vice President Palmer is recovering well from surgery following an accident two weeks ago.
IV. CHAIRS REPORT
Bedell explained that he was chairing the meeting today in the absence of Chair
Gilbert, who is attending the NCAA meeting in
V. CONSENT CALENDAR
It was m/s [Fromson/Nanjundappa] to approve the Consent Calendar.
Senator Tavakolian requested removal of Nominess to Ad Hoc Committees – Program Performance Review from the Consent Calendar. This item will be the first agenda item of New Business. The following Consent Calendar was approved:
A. ASD 03-09 Academic Senate
B. NOMINEE TO STANDING COMMITTEES
Extended Education Committee
Nominee: Cindy Martinez (HDCS) (Spring 03)
NOMINEE TO MISC COMMITTEES
Nominee: Roger Nanes (CNSM) (Spring 03)
VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. ASD 03-11 Resolution in Support of the Proposed Master Plan
It was m/s [Sutphen/Fromson] to adopt document ASD 03-11 Resolution in Support of the Proposed CSUF Master Plan supporting raising the enrollment cap on campus to 25,000 from its current level of 20,000.
Following items were discussed:
Issue of Master Plan and enrollment cap are two separate
issues. CSUF needs to have separate
enrollment caps; one for the
As a point of clarification:
Cap refers to this campus. Does
not refer to growth at
§ The campus, the hallways, stairways and elevators are already over crowded that students are not able get to classes on time.
§ Concern about the ability to exit the campus in an emergency situation.
§ Senator Hagan is willing to bring the emergency management team to a Senate meeting to discuss these issues.
The university has an obligation to people who live in
§ Issue of how we manage resources; i.e., use of facilities over 7 days.
§ Be more creative in course offerings of classes.
§ There is student support for maintaining access and raising the cap.
§ We can only build new buildings if we can justify the buildings in terms of increased enrollment.
§ New Physical Education building will provide 41 more faculty offices.
§ Master Plan has been finalized but not approved by the Board of Trustees.
It was m/s and accepted as a friendly amendment on line 21 to delete the words “an affordable” and insert the words “a high quality.”
It was m/s [Buck/Shapiro] to add a second resolved clause “THEREFORE be it resolved that future enrollment growth at CSUF take place at off campus facilities in non-traditional times until adequate facilities are developed on campus to provide a high quality educational experience.”
It was m [Fromson] to all call the question before the house. Motion carried to end debate.
The Buck/Shapiro amendment failed. Main motion as amended on ASD 03-11 document was approved.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Nominees to Ad Hoc Committee for Program Performance Review
It was m/s/p [Tavakolian/Gannon] to add Gus Vargas as representative from College of Business & Economics on this committee.
Motion to approve the committee as amended carried.
NOMINEES TO AD HOC COMMITTEES
Program Performance Review
Nominees: Diane Witmer (COMM); Sandra Sutphen (FDC); Keith Boyum (AP); Tom Klammer (HSS); Raman Unnikrishnan (ECS); Joyce Ono (CNSM);Jeffrey Kottler (HDCS)
B. ASD 03-12 Revised UPS 280.000 Intramural Research Grants
This item was not considered at this meeting due to time limitations and will be placed on the agenda as Unfinished Business for the next Senate meeting on March 13th.
It was m/s/p [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at