ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

February 23, 2006

 

 

 

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

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

Absent: Alva, Hall, Holland, Kantardjieff, Lovell, Napper, Pasternack, Pierson, Schroeder, Syed

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:32 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

Senator Dabirian provided an update on the CMS project. Human Resources 8.0 is completed. We are moving into implementation of the update, Human Resources 8.9. The timeline was readjusted to move implementation of the Finance system from July 2006 to July 2007 to allow us to go directly into the new version of CMS for finance. The student project will go live April 2008, allowing students to register for summer 2008 through the new system.

 

Senator Nanjundappa encouraged faculty to attend the CFA rally and reception on March 6th. The rally will take place in the quad from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the reception, in the Academic Senate Chambers from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. George Diehr, CSU San Marcos, and CalPER’s spokesperson will be the guest speaker.

 

III.          ANNOUNCMENTS

President Gordon announced that CSUF is among the first seven Cal State Universities to create an Ed.D. proposal. He is looking forward to the approval of the courses for this program by the end of the spring 2006 semester. The President stated that the details for funding of this program are being finalized, but the fees will be UC equivalent. In addition, there will be a differential increase for graduate tuition systemwide.  VP Smith stated that in the future, we will be dividing by 12 units at the graduate level for an FTES, as opposed to 15 units. He and several of his staff will attend a meeting next month to develop new budget formulas for this graduate level tuition change.

 

In his update on recruitment, VP Smith reported that there are currently 35 acceptances and 10-13 outstanding offers. VP Smith was unsure of the number of rejections we have received, but almost all of them have been due to issues with housing. We are hoping to yield 80 new faculty members. We anticipate 35 resignations. As of today, 5 have resigned. There have also been a couple of full retirements, 5-6 faculty members entering the FERP program, and 18 ending the program. Currently, there are 91 active in the FERP program, 5-6 applications have been submitted, down from 18, this time last year. New FERP applicants should be told to apply, even though a contract agreement with CFA has not been reached.

 

IV.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

         ASD 06-08 Academic Senate Minutes 12-8-05 was approved with the correction that they should simply state that the meeting was adjourned at 12:58 p.m.

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

No report.

 

VI.         CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell reported that WASC met and is off to a good start. We will be hearing more about this very lengthy process in the future.

 

Senators were reminded to complete the General Education survey issued by the CSU as soon as possible so that CSUF can provide a response to system-wide data collection effort.

 

Chair Bedell referred to Senator Junn who reported that a word-by-word transcription and summary of the recording of the Senate meeting on 11-10-05 is being completed and will be made available for review and approval. She invited Senator Kleiner and all other Senators to visit the Academic Senate office and listen to the tape of the meeting, if interested.

 

More discussion on sabbaticals is forthcoming.

 

VII.       CONSENT CALENDAR

M/S/P [Shapiro/Kreiner] to approve the consent calendar with the replacement of Reyes Fidalgo with Alexandro Gradilla as the HSS nominee for the Search Committee for Director, Academic Advisement.

 

VIII.     RESCISSION ITEM ACTION

M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Fidalgo] to rescind ASD 06-14 UPS 286.000 Faculty Merit Increase Policy.

(Approved unanimously)

 

IX.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9.1 M/S/P [Burgtorf/Fidalgo] to approve ASD 05-132 Revised UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines with the following additional amendments:

 

               Senator Buck (friendly amendments)

·        Section II (p. 2, line 29): Add “shall” after “…two full-time faculty members”

·        Section III (p.2, line 35): Change title to “Oral Defenses of Theses and Projects; and Oral Comprehensive Exams”

·        Section IIIC (p. 2, line 46): Add “or exam” after “The defense”

·        Section IIIB (p.2, line 41): Add “and oral comprehensive exams” after “Oral defenses”

·        Section IIID (p.3, line 3): Add “or an exam” after “The oral defense”

 

Senator Guerin (for Senator Pasternack): Section IIIA (p.2, line 36): Add the following sentence: “The decision to require an oral defense of either a thesis or project is the purview of the academic unit offering the degree.” (Friendly amendment)

 

9.2 It was M/S [Dabirian/Fromson] to approve revise Revised UPS 103.004 Computing Facilities Use Policy.

 

Senator Nanjundappa (friendly amendment): Page 1, line 29: Change “available” to “possible”

 

Senator Nanjundappa: (Page 1, end of line 29): Add “and/or legal action only after the appropriate due process investigation.” (Amendment not friendly)

·        M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Taylor] to approve amendment. Motion passed with the following friendly amendment:

o       Senator Burgtorf: (page 1, line 29): Change “including loss of computer privileges” to “including temporary suspension of computer use privileges”. (Senator Nanjundappa and the body consented to this suggestion)

 

Senator Fitch: (Page 1, line 27): At the end of first sentence, add “after consultation with the affected user.” (Amendment not friendly)

·        M/S/P [Fitch/Fidalgo] to approve amendment. Motion passed with the following friendly amendment:

o       Senator Hewitt: (page 1, line 27) Add the word “normally” to the beginning of Senator Fitch’s proposed amendment, so that it sentence would read “Violation of these guidelines may result in the loss of user privileges normally after consultation with the affected user.” (The body consented to this suggestion).

§         President Gordon noted that under certain circumstances, he will have no choice but to order a computer to be shut down without notification. He has the authority to do so.

 

                        Senator Hewitt (friendly amendments):

·        Section 1 (p.1, line 39) Insert the word “capacity” after “disk”

·        Section 2 (p.1, line 42) Insert “division,” before “college or department”

·        Section 5 (p.2, line 14) Change wording to “from, or into, or using…”

 

Senator Hewitt proposed the following amendment, but it did not receive the consent of the body (not friendly). The meeting adjourned with this proposed amendment on the floor. Discussion of UPS 103.004 will resume at the next Senate meeting.

 

·        Section 7 (p.2, line 24) Change wording to “…computer labs shall not be used for personal financial gain.”

 

Item 9.3 was not discussed due to lack of time and will move to the agenda for the next Senate meeting on March 2, 2006.

 

X.           NEW BUSINESS

Items 10.1 and 10.2 were not discussed due to lack of time and will move to the agenda for the next Academic Senate meeting on March 2, 2006.

 

 

XI.         ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 12:57p.m.