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

Members Present:  Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Guerin, Jeremiah, Jones, Kim, Klassen, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Parker, Pasternack, Putcha, Randall, Rhoten, Rimmer, Roberts, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Taulli, Tavakolian, Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Gordon, Hagan, Hewitt, Junn, Parman, Perkins, Reisman, Russell, Rutemiller, Sawicki, and Vargas 

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:31 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Nanjundappa announced that the 2003-04 re-opener bargaining began Monday.  He also urged the members to write to their legislators about the state auditor’s report on CSU’s Common Management System (CMS) in time for a legislative hearing on April 3. 

 

Senator Shapiro announced the Bureau of State Audits has released a rather unflattering audit of the Common Management System (CMS).  He distributed a copy of a Sacramento Bee article describing the privacy and security dangers in People Soft.  He also noted that in an article previously written by him more than two years ago cautioned these dangers.

 

Senator Parker assured the Senators that an update would be sent out to the campus community about progress and plans towards CMS.  Cal State Fullerton will not be doing anything until the security issues are addressed. 

 

Chair Gilbert announced the Office of Contracts & Grants in cooperation with the CSUF Foundation and Faculty Development Center will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Stuart Gordon, Director, Office of Technology Transfer at San Diego State University Foundation on “Patents, Inventions, and Technology Transfer: What Faculty Need to Know” on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Reservations are required and lunch will be served.  He urged the members to call the Office of Contracts & Grants by April 11th to reserve a place. 

 

He also announced that Senate elections will take place May 5 through May 8th and notice of the open seats is being sent out today. 

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert gave a brief report on his trip to Sacramento for “CSU Alumni Legislative Days.”  Three major points of the budget proposal for next year were: 1) crucial that we receive the amount in the Governor’s proposed budget; 2) Governor’s current proposed budget provides some money for enrollment growth—about 5% to the system, which still represents a cut to the system of roughly $246 million; and 3) the legislators would probably reject the legislative analyst office recommendation on financial aid and student fees.  It was rather discouraging news, not only about the budget but also about our legislators who, although supportive, offer no innovative solutions.

 

Senators Pasternack and Buck agreed that the legislators are very supportive but nothing is being done.  It is as if everything is on hold.

 

Vice President Smith noted that this year the legislature was not in session, so we had an opportunity to meet with elected officials as opposed to meeting with their staff.   He shared Senators Pasternack and Buck’s concern that some of them were sitting back waiting for the leadership of the party to put out a document that they would then vote on.   

 

Senator Pasternack suggested that it might be very useful to invite some legislators to address the CSUF Senate, giving them a forum to share their thoughts.

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p to approve the Academic Senate Meeting Minutes of March 13, 2003 as a Consent Calendar item.

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-28 “Second Reading” Statements of Opinion

It was m/s [Sutphen/Wolverton] to approve document ASD 03-28.  Senator Shapiro suggested dividing the first statement into two questions.  The second question would read “The Academic Senate should take a position on statewide political issues that directly affect the CSU.”  Senator Roberts suggested dividing statement #4 into two separate questions to read “In the face of continuing budget cuts the university should reduce all programs on a pro rata basis” and “In the face of continuing budget cuts the university should selectively reduce programs.”

 

Chair Gilbert noted the Statements of Opinion would be returned to the Executive Committee for a final edit and returned to Senate for approval, time permitting.

 

B.   ASD 03-29 New Emphasis in Teacher Induction (Master of Science Education)

It was m/s [Pasternack/Parker] to approve document ASD 03-29.  Senator Pasternack deferred the floor to Vicki Costa, Chair of Secondary Education.  Dr. Costa distributed to the Senators a handout that covers the 31 unit masters program.  Currently, the department of secondary education offers two graduate programs: 1) is a MSE Concentration in Secondary Education; and 2) is a MSE Concentration in Secondary Education, Emphasis in Middle School Mathematics.  This new program would be our third emphasis and the department is responding to legislation FP 2042 which has totally revamped the Teacher Credential process in California and has shifted part of the responsibility from the university to the school districts.  We still have the responsibility for granting the preliminary credential, but now there is a 2-year professional credential that is completed with the district. As part of that credential they have to go through a very rigorous assessment process known as the California Performance Assessment Support for Beginning Teachers.  As part of FP 2042, the teachers are required to collaborate with the district in some capacity. 

 

Chair Gilbert declared a time certain of 12 noon.

 

Time Certain

12 Noon

Judi King, Chief University Police, Quentin Frazier, Emergency Services Coordinator

Subject:  Campus Emergency Operation Plan

 

 

 

Judi King presented a brief overview of what the campus has been doing for the past several years, including completing revisions to our Emergency Operations Plan [available via website], putting together a risk management team, conducting a vulnerability assessment, coordinating our campus activities with Homeland Security guidelines, preparing a vehicle evacuation plan, working on procedures for “sheltering in place,” and improving the communications system. 

 

Judi King and Quentin Frazier entertained questions from the members.

 

Chair Gilbert thanked Judi King and Quentin Frazier for the informative presentation and returned to the discussion of document ASD 03-29.

 

The motion passed to approve the document ASD 03-29 New Emphasis in Teacher Induction (Master of Science in Education).

 

B.   ASD 03-30 Resolution in Support of Main Campus FTES Target Request for 2003-04

      It was m/s/p to approve the following Resolution in Support of Main Campus FTES Target Request for 2003-04:

 

WHEREAS: CSUF has experienced rapid enrollment growth in the past several years, increasing from approximately 15,500 FTES in 1994-95 to nearly 25,000 this year; and

WHEREAS: Our current enrollment of approximately 25,000 exceeds our current FTES target of 23,800 by nearly 5%; and

WHEREAS: Demographic projections predict increases in demand to continue for the next several years; and

WHEREAS: Concerns have been raised about the impact of recent dramatic growth on the teaching and learning environment on the main campus including crowded classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and dining facilities; inability to offer sufficient class sections to meet student demand;  inadequate office facilities for faculty; excessive traffic congestion and delay in exiting campus; and a shortage of parking spaces; and

WHEREAS: Construction on Parking Structure #1 and the Performing Arts addition will further tax parking on the Fullerton campus in the near future; and

WHEREAS: It will take several years before other construction projects that will help alleviate the aforementioned conditions on the Fullerton campus are completed;

Now therefore, be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate support the strategy of meeting increased demand at the campus primarily by expanding course offerings during summer in YRO and at the El Toro campus; and be it further

RESOLVED: That continued experimentation of offering courses at nontraditional times (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) on the main campus be encouraged; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate support the 2003-04 academic year FTES target of 22,200 proposed by the Administration for the main campus provided that the campus receives full marginal funding for the negotiated target increase.

It was m/s/p [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to adjourn at 12:46 p.m.