ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

March 16, 2006

 

 

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

Members Present:  Alva, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Drezner, Emry, Fromson, Gass, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Holland, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kirtman, Klassen, Klein, Kreiner, Liverpool, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Pierson, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Smith, Tavakolian, Walicki, Williams

Absent: Dabirian, Fidalgo, Fitch, Gass, Hassan, Kelly, Napper, Schroeder, Taylor, Vogt, Syed

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

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

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

Senator Burgtorf urged the Executive Committee to create an ad hoc committee to draft a policy that addresses the issue of spousal hiring. Chair Bedell stated that the Executive Committee will consider this request.

 

III.          ANNOUNCMENTS

Senator Nanjundappa reported that CSU and CFA have reached an agreement to extend the contract until May 1, 2006.

 

         President Gordon announced that the Dan Black Hall Resolution has been approved by the Board of Trustees. A formal notice will be distributed sometime today and the Science Laboratory Center will be renamed Dan Black Hall.

 

         Senator Buck announced that the University Club is purchasing a block of tickets for Cabaret and hoping to organize a trip to the mission at San Juan Capistrano. The end-of-the-year party will be held at Senator Fidalgo’s home.

 

         Senator Klassen invited all to attend the Inter-tribal Powow that will be held near the Engineering and Computer Science lawn this weekend at 11:00 a.m.

 

IV.         TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain

11:45a.m.

Dr. James D. Young, Founding Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

Subject: Resolution of Commendation in Honor of Dr. James D. Young

Chair Bedell opened the presentation with the reading of the Resolution of Commendation in Honor of Dr. James D. Young. Dr. Young graciously received the commendation and expressed appreciation for the tribute. President Gordon recognized the fact that Dr. Young is one of the founding members of the University and acknowledged his continued efforts in support of the University, including his hard work in raising funds for the new Performing Arts Center.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

                                                                                                                            

 

ACADEMIC SENATE

 

RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION IN HONOR OF DR. JAMES D. YOUNG

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. James D. Young joined the CSUF faculty in 1960 as founding chair of the University’s Department of Theatre; and

 

WHEREAS:   Under his leadership and as a result of the program foundation he developed, the program now known as the Department of Theatre and Dance has received much national and international recognition and many accolades; and

 

WHEREAS:   In the positions of Associate Dean for the School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and then as Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, Dr. Young was known for his collegial, consultative, and inclusive style; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young withstood legislative and gubernatorial pressure in the late 1960’s and thereby protected academic and theatrical integrity; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young was co-founder of, and has co-chaired,  the campus wide “It’s Our University” faculty/emeriti/staff campaign that has raised over $1 million for University programs and activities; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young was instrumental in raising monies from the community for the new Performing Arts Center and his activities went a long way in having this campus dream become a reality; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young not only “does the talk, he does the walk” by his giving to the programs and activities he has asked others to support; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young continues to be active on campus through such efforts as supporting and working for a Faculty Club; and

 

WHEREAS:   Dr. Young has brought attention to the need for greater global understanding through his many Rotary International activities, nationally and internationally; now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED that The Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton thank Dr. Young for his many past and on-going activities in support of faculty and student learning; and be it further

 

RESOLVED that The Academic Senate extends to Dr. Young and his family its deepest appreciation for all of their many and varied contributions to the campus and support of “The Fullerton Way”.

 

 

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John W. Bedell, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Chair, The Academic Senate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    March 16, 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                    ASD 06-27

 

 

V.           APPROVAL OF MINUTES

         5.1 ASD 06-08 Revised Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 11-10-05 (Draft) was approved as amended; it shall be noted that Senator Klein was present.

 

VI.         CHAIR’S REPORT

·        The Executive Committee is soliciting from Senators any issues to be included as Statements of Opinion. A minimum of three statements is required for the election ballot.

·        The Statewide Senate Elections are forthcoming.

·        Marilyn Miller of the Academic Senate office will be distributing notices to all Senators whose terms are ending.

·        Chair Bedell urged Senators to review the literature on Global Ethics that was provided by President Gordon.

·        Within the next two weeks, a survey from the Vision Committee on Academic Quality on Academic Quality will be distributed to full-time and part-time faculty, other university constituents, 150 alumni, and will be posted on the student portal.

 

 

VII.       STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Guerin:

·        The Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee worked on a resolution to encourage the Chancellor and bargaining team to address the issue of faculty salary inversion and compression. The resolution was sent to the Senate.

·        The committee looked at legislature coming forward on establishing a common general education package for CSU and UC.

·        Also reviewed was new legislature on proposing an Early Childhood Education Credential for pre-school teachers.

·        The committee selected a recipient for the Legislative Staff Award from the CSU Academic Senate.

·        The CSU Academic Senate listened to conversation on reducing the size of The Senate to fit within its budget and approved the change to its constitution.

 

Senator Pasternack:

·        Added that the resolution to reduce the size of the CSU Academic Senate will reduce it by five members. CSUF would retain its three Senators, but some of the smaller campuses that had three Senators would be reduced to two. Campuses have been asked to vote and report results by April 30, 2006.

·        eText materials were discussed. Course materials and supplemental materials should be available in eText format for students with disabilities. A resolution was passed that called for instructors, when adopting a text, to ask the textbook representative if the text is available in eText format. Instructors are asked to factor this availability into their decision to adopt a text.

·        Senator Pasternack noted that Gary Reichard, the new Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, was present and spoke at the March 2006 Plenary.

 

Senator Buck:

·        Senator Buck encouraged the body to vote against the motion to reduce the size of The CSU Academic Senate by five members. This will be the second time that we have voted to change the size of the Statewide Senate in response to budgetary concerns.

·        He reported that the Chancellor has no plans to expand the CSU by adding more campuses.

·        Senator Buck briefly referred to discussion on the subject of businesses wanting our graduates to speak a second language.

 

 

VIII.     CONSENT CALENDAR

M [Shapiro] to remove item 8.2 ASD 06-29 Revised UPS 300.019 Academic Responsibility for Missed Instruction Due to University Sponsored Activity from the consent calendar. (Became item 9.1 under New Business)

 

M [Pasternack] to remove items 8.1 ASD 06-28 General Education Committee Proposal: Modify “9-Unit Max. for Any One Department” GE Rule and 8.3 ASD 06-30 Revised UPS 410.170 Joint Doctoral Programs from the consent calendar (Item 8.1 became New Business item 9.2 and Item 8.3 became New Business item 9.3)

 

M [Burgtorf] to remove item 8.4 ASD 06-32 Revised UPS 400.010 Independent Study from the consent calendar. (Became item New Business item 9.4)

        

M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Junn] to approve the consent calendar as changed. Item 8.5 Nominees to Search Committee-Director, Counseling and Psychological Services was approved unanimously.

 

IX.         NEW BUSINESS

9.1 ASD 06-29 Revised UPS 300.019 Academic Responsibility for Missed Instruction Due to University Sponsored Activity [SALC]

 

       Senator Hewitt (friendly amendment):

(Line 21): After “…must notify the class instructor in writing” insert “in advance of the absence, preferably two weeks”

 

M/S/P [Hewitt/Michalopoulos] to approve ASD 06-29 Academic Responsibility for Missed Instruction Due to University Sponsored Activity as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

 

9.2 ASD 06-28 General Education Committee Proposal: Modify “9-Unit Max. for Any One Department” GE Rule

 

Senator Pasternack (friendly amendment):

               Under Proposal: insert “the maximum of” before “either 9 units…”

 

M/S/P [Pasternack/Drezner] to approve ASD 06-28 General Education Committee Proposal: Modify “9-Unit Max. for Any One Department” GE Rule as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

  

9.3 ASD 06-30 Revised UPS 410.170 Joint Doctoral Programs [Graduate Education Committee]


M/S/P [Pasternack/Drezner] to approve ASD 06-32 Revised UPS 410.170 Joint Doctoral Programs as submitted. Motion passed unanimously.

 

9.4 ASD 06-32 Revised UPS 400.010 Independent Study [UCC]

        

         M/S/P [Burgtorf/Kleiner] to insert word “normally” (p.1, line 17, second bullet).

 

M/S/P [Burgtorf/Kreiner] to approve ASD 06-32 Revised UPS 400.010 Independent Study as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

 

   9.5 ASD 06-11 Revised UPS 261.000 Emeritus Status [Faculty Affairs Committee]

 

Senator Shapiro (friendly amendments):

·        Change title to “Faculty Emeritus Status”

·        Section 4b (line 28) Add “…, participation in Faculty Development Center activities” at the end of the first sentence.

·        Section 4b (line28) After “free campus parking” add “beginning with the first semester or summer session following the faculty member’s retirement date.”

 

Senator Shapiro also recommended that the Executive Committee and the President and create a set of procedures by which names of people who are not faculty members are recommended to the President for possible emeritus status. Chair Bedell stated that we would return to discussion on this request.

 

Senator Nanjundappa (friendly amendment):

·        Section 3 (line 23): Change “individual” to “faculty”

·        (Senator Pasternack: Add the word “member” after “faculty”)

 

                        Senator Hall (friendly amendment):

·        Section 4c (lines 32-33) Change “all-University” to “Faculty”

 

                        Senator Klein (friendly amendment):

·        Section 3 (line 24): Change “his/her” to  “her/his”

 

                        President Gordon’s remarks on staff emeriti process:

·        Process has existed for over 40 years

·        Requires staff member to have worked a minimum of 15 years of distinguished service

·        Her/his supervisor, then college dean, then Vice President of her/his particular division submit written recommendations to the President’s Office.

·        Senator Shapiro recommended publishing this policy and making it known to all supervisors. The President agreed that it could be published on the web site or a campus publication.

 

M/S/P [Pasternack/Fromson] to approve ASD 06-11 Revised UPS 261.000 Emeritus Status as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

 

X.           ADJOURNMENT       

Meeting adjourned at 12:34 p.m.