Members Present: Arkenberg,
Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Gordon,
Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Kelly, Kreiner, Meyer, Michalopoulos,
Members Absent: Allen, Byrnes, Cox, Gass, Jewett, Klassen, Rahmatian, Rhoten, Russell, Taulli, and Vasquez
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at
II. URGENT BUSINESS
Nanjundappa reported that Chair Gilbert, President Gordon and he traveled to
reported that local legislators were quite receptive to what we had to say, but
cautioned us to understand that the state is broke and significant hurdles remain
in terms of getting any additional funds for the
Senator Sutphen reminded the Senators about two upcoming outings—May 24, A Chorus Line with dinner afterwards and Capitol Steps on May 2.
invited the Senate to attend the dedication of the Kinesiology and
Senator Emery reminded the Senate about the Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 6; the focus is on the environment.
IV. CHAIRS REPORT
V. STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT
Pasternack stated that committees are looking at several issues. Senator
Buck stated that about 500 people are expected to attend an upcoming IMPAC
Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, congratulated Senator Guerin on being elected the new Senator for the Statewide Academic Senate for next year.
It was m/s [Gannon/Guerin] to present
Tom Klammer, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee to Evaluate the
Proposal for a
thanked the members of the ad hoc committee for their hard work and dedication in finishing the task within
the six-week period according to the
Chair Gilbert then designated 10 minutes for guests or visitors to make comments to help the Senate with its deliberation. Four visitors from HDCS spoke in favor of the proposal to form the new college.
Mr. Jayaweera noted
that Cal State Fullerton is good at preparing teachers because teacher
preparation has always been an all-university activity. He expressed concern that this might be
forgotten if a separate
stated that although the
then opened the floor to debate the motion to receive and endorse
In Favor of ASD 04-41
education is central to the mission of the university, and this should be
reflected in the university’s structure by having a separate
· The university will save money: a Dean of Education can better manage the accelerating costs of teacher education, e.g., other CSU education deans are realizing savings far beyond $65,000 by restructuring master teacher contracts
· The cost of implementation is negligible because the infrastructure is already in place; only one administrative position (Dean of College of Education) is planned; no new space or additional support staff are required
leadership for the existing
· The report recommends delaying hire of permanent dean until 2007, thereby minimizing costs and allowing for continuity of leadership through the next accreditation of education programs
· The colleges resulting from this restructuring would be of sufficient size and comprise a rational grouping of programs
· Demographic data project continuing demand for teachers in our region
· The proposal has been supported by all reviewing bodies and by the faculty in HDCS; comments at two university-wide open hearings were virtually unanimous in support
· Accreditation teams for education programs have asked President Gordon why education is not in a stand-alone college
· There are always budget issues that challenge our progress; if we wait until there are none the university would never move forward
Against ASD 04-41
· This is not the time to implement this proposal; implementation would divert money away from the primary mission of the university, instruction, when the budget for next year is still uncertain
· The cost estimated for next year of $65,000 could be used to fund 16 course sections (seats for about 500 students); the combined costs over the first four years, taking the committee’s estimates at face value, exceed $300,000
· Due to recent budget cutbacks, students are being denied access to the CSU; those who are here are taking longer to graduate due to cuts in course offerings
· Only 46.7% of the campus budget is spent on direct instruction, our primary mission
· Due to budget concerns, 25 out of 33 tenure-track faculty searches were cancelled this year which, when combined with retirements, separations, and FERPs, will result in loss of 40 full-time faculty positions; also, faculty salaries for summer 2004 were cut about 15% to reduce the impact of budget cuts on course offerings and faculty positions
· Recent news reports show demand for elementary school teachers is declining; teachers in local districts are being laid off and class sizes raised
· Administration at CSUF continues to grow; money spent on administration salaries increased $360,000 from October 2002 to October 2003, while that spent for faculty salaries decreased $1.8 million
It was m/s/p [Hall/Bedell] to call the question to close the debate.
Motion passed to receive and endorse
Senator Nanjundappa requested a roll call vote. Senator Buck noted a roll call vote request on 20% membership is always in order after the initial vote.
Motion in favor of a roll call vote failed.
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
It was m/s/p [Bedell/Fitch] to approve the Consent Calendar as amended. The pending [at-large] slot for Faculty Personnel Committee will necessitate a special election early in the fall to fill that seat.
A. NOMINEES TO ACADEMIC SENATE GENERAL COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY
Faculty Personnel Committee Terms: three 3-year, two 1-year
Nominees: Larry Ward (COMM, 1-yr); Dennis Berg (SOC SCI, 1-yr);
Hossein Moini (ECS); John Foster (CNSM); Pending (AT-LARGE)
Continuing: Mike McGee (ARTS), James Dietz
Faculty Research Committee Terms: three 2-year, three 1-year
Nominees: John Drew (ARTS, 2-yr); Debbie Rose (HDCS, 2-yr); Shahin Ghazanshahi (ECS, 1-yr); Franz Müller-Gotama (HUM, 1-yr);
Stephen Goode (CNSM, 2-yr); Jie Tian (Library, 1-yr);
Continuing: Zvi Drezner (CBE); Kuen-Hee Ju-Pak (COMM);
Professional Leaves Committee Terms: three 3-year
Nominees: Jessie Jones (HDCS); Sheryl Fontaine (HUM); Su Han Chan (CBE)
Continuing: Jim Volz (ARTS), Mary Blake Huer (COMM), Mikyong Kim-Goh, (HDCS); Murtadha Khakoo (CNSM); Gayle Brunelle (SOC SCI); Mariko Molodowitch (ECS)
VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
Due to time limitations, ASD 04-40 Proposed Changes to UPS 300.000 Student Rights and Responsibilities was not discussed and will be placed on the Senate agenda as an item of Unfinished Business.
It was m/s/p [Bedell/Gannon] to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at