ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

April 28, 2005

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Alva, Arkenberg, Azimi, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Cox, Emry, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gilbert, Erickson, Guerin, Hall, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Matz, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Randall, Rhodes, Rhoten, Schroeder, Vogt and Walicki

 

Absent:  Allen, Hagan, Kanel, Meyer, Rahmatian, Shapiro, Smith, Tavakolian and Vasquez

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

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

 

Time Certain

11:35 a.m.

Subject:  Honoring Gladys M. Fleckles

 

Chair Bedell, on behalf of the Senate, recognized Gladys M. Fleckles for her 24 years of service and read the following Resolution.  A framed copy of the Resolution, Academic Senate key chain and flowers was presented to Ms. Fleckles.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

ACADEMIC SENATE RESOLUTION

 

GLADYS M. FLECKLES

 

Whereas:     Gladys M. Fleckles joined the CSUF “University Family” on October 22, 1981; and

 

Whereas:      Gladys rapidly became known as the maven of the university catalogue, the University Petitions Committee, and all-university graduate orientation; and

 

Whereas:      Gladys served on the WASC Program Committee for five (5) years where she represented CSUF and CSU with aplomb, poise and assurance; and

Whereas:     Gladys has a deep, personal and abiding religious conviction leading her o be a founding member of the campus Faculty/Staff Christian Fellowship; and

 

Whereas:      Gladys was a faithful member of various campus committees, including the Graduate Education Committee, where she not only led discussions, but as it has been alleged, voted without voting rights; and

 

Whereas:     Gladys worked tirelessly with academic departments/programs to ensure graduate program quality and integrity; and

 

Whereas:     Gladys proposed the initial organization plan for the university website and subsequently developed the university catalog website; and

 

Whereas:     Gladys’ accomplishments were recognized by being honored with the coveted Outstanding Staff Employee Award; therefore be it

 

Resolved:      That the Academic Senate acknowledges its long held dependency on Gladys M. Fleckles’ personal integrity, administrative competency, and personal good will; and be it further

 

Resolved:    That the Academic Senate wishes our dear friend and colleague, Gladys, a retirement rich with pleasures, emboldened by strength, short on annoyances, and blessed with family and friends.

 

President Gordon also acknowledged Ms. Fleckles for her significant and distinguished service to the university and presented her with the official Cal State crystal elephant, “Tuffy.”   

 

Dr. Giles Brown also was invited to honor Gladys and acknowledged Ms. Fleckles and shared that he hired Ms. Fleckles to work on the catalog.  Ms. Fleckles expressed her gratitude and thanks.

 

II.          URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Matz reminded the Senators to vote in the All University Election May 9-12.

 

Senator Nanjundappa announced both CFA and CSU bargaining teams have agreed to bargain our next contract. 

 

IV.        M/S/P as amended [Junn/Guerin] Academic Senate Minutes February 17, 2005

M/S/P [Rhoten/Nanjundappa] Academic Senate Minutes March 3, 2005

M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Matz] Academic Senate Minutes March 24, 2005

 

V.           CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell reminded the members to RSVP for the President’s Barbecue on June 1 and to the party at the Bedell’s home on May 19.  He also mentioned there appears to be heightened faculty interest in the Senate because there are several new people running in the constituency and in the at-large constituency that have not been involved in governance before. This was viewed as a positive trend.

 

VI.        STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

No report.

 

VII.     CONSENT CALENDAR

Senator Burgtorf requested item 7.4 ASD 05-40 Statements of Opinion be pulled from the Consent Calendar and will be first item of New Business. 

 

M/S/P [Guerin/Gilbert] to approve the Consent Calendar items:

7.1    Rescission of UPS Document:

         7.1.1    ASD 04-170 UPS 412.000 Special Major Program

 

7.2    NOMINEES TO GENERAL COMMITTEES

Faculty Personnel Committee

Nominees:    Larry Ward (COMM); Hélène Domon (HUM); Richard Lippa (SOC SCI)

Continuing:   Mike McGee (ARTS), James Dietz (CBE), Hallie Yopp-Slowik (EDUC); Hossein Moini (ECS); Diana Guerin (CHHD); Keith Wanser (CNSM)

 

Faculty Research Committee

Nominees:    Maqsood Chauhdry; (ECS); Renae Bredin (HUM); Melinda Blackman (SOC SCI); Suellen Cox (Library); Ruth Yopp-Edwards (EDUC)

Continuing:   Linda Kroff (ARTS); Adrian Fleissig (CBE); Kuen-Hee Ju-Pak (COMM); Debbie Rose (CHHD); Stephen Goode (CNSM)

 

Professional Leaves Committee

Nominees:    Bin Cong (ECS); David Drath (CNSM); Bill Haddad (SOC SCI); Susan Tschabrun (Library)

Continuing:   Jim Volz (ARTS), Sue Han Chan (CBE); Mary Blake Huer (COMM), Louise Adler (EDUC); Mikyong Kim-Goh (CHHD); Sheryl Fontaine (HUM)

 

7.3    NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEE

Director of Community Relations

Nominees:  Robert Emry (COMM); Jessie Jones (CHHD); Alan Saltzstein (HSS)

7.5    ASD 05-48 Revised UPS 300.021 Academic Dishonesty [SALC]

 

Senate Chair Bedell informed the members that in order to meet the deadlines for the upcoming elections, he asked the members to informally agree to re-order the agenda to take up of the issue of the Statements of Opinion.  Members concurred.

 

7.4    ASD 05-40 Statements of Opinion

         M/S/F [Burgtorf/Fitch] to strike question #4 “The Number of General Education units should be reduced from 51 to 48 from the Statements of Opinion. 

        

         M/S [Nanjundappa/Fidalgo] question 6 b. after the word “enrollment” to insert “and MPP hirings.”

 

Moved and accepted as a friendly amendment to add question 6 c.  “If the university fails to reach this goal in a given year the campus shall freeze MPP [administrative] growth.”

 

M/S and accepted as a friendly amendment [Hall/Fidalgo] to make the intent of the question clearer change 6 (a) simply question 6, and 6 (b) to 6 (a) and make 6 (c) question 7 free standing with reference to enrollment.

 

Question 7 for Statements of Opinion would read “If the university fails to reach the goal specified in Question 6, and student enrollments are consequently frozen for the following year, incremental MPP hiring shall also be frozen.”  Motion passed on the Hall amendment.

 

M/S [Fidalgo/Fitch] Statements of Opinion question #5 delete the second sentence so it would read “Students should be allowed to double count up to 9 units of lower division course work taken in their major and in General Education.”

 

Motion passed to strike the last sentence in Statements of Opinion question #5.  Yes—17   No—10

M/S/P [Pasternack/Jones] to approve ASD 05-40 Statements of Opinion as amended.

 

VIII.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8.1  ASD 05-32 Revision of UPS 100.000 Academic Senate Constitution

      Chair Bedell reminded the senators that we did not complete the discussion of the composition of committees. Senator Fidalgo moved that for the Curriculum Committee, two members be elected from H&SS—one from Humanities and one from Social Sciences. 

 

“The Curriculum Committee shall consist of the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Programs, one faculty member from each college except the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which shall have two members, one from the Humanities and one from the Social Sciences, elected by the Academic Senate, and three students appointed by Associated Students, Inc.”  Motion passed unanimously

 

Chair Bedell asked the consent of body, to go back and start with the Article VII, Section 1 the Academic Standards Committee.

 

M/S/F [Buck/Nanjundappa] Section 1, Academic Standards Committee to delete the words “no more than one from any college” and add six faculty members elected by the Academic Senate, and three students appointed by Associated Students, Inc.” 

 

M/S/P unanimously [Matz/Gilbert] page 8, Article VII, Section 3.

M/S/P unanimously [Gilbert/Fitch] page 8, Article VII, Section 4.

M/S/P with one abstention and placed on the ballot [Vogt/Nanjundappa] page 8, Article VII, Section 5.

M/S/P unanimously [Rhoten/Nanjundappa] page 8, Article VII, Section 6 with added sentence.  One faculty member from each college except the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which shall have two members, one from the Humanities and one from the Social Sciences”

 

M/S/P unanimously [Gilbert/Pasternack] page 9, Article VII, Section 7, General Education Committee with added sentence.   “One faculty member from each college except the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which shall have two members, one from the Humanities and one from the Social Sciences”  and delete “ex-officio.” 

 

M/S/P unanimously [Gilbert/Rhoten] page 9, Article VII, Section 8, Graduate Education Committee with added sentence.  “One faculty member from each college except the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which shall have two members, one from the Humanities and one from the Social Sciences.”

 

With the consensus of the members, Chair Bedell deferred Article VII, Section 9, Information Technology Committee because the word “eight” was stricken and there is a need for further conversation regarding this committee.

 

M/S [Gilbert/Kreiner] to approve Article VII, Section 10.  Moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Pasternack] to delete “Ex Officio members:”

 

M/S/P [Fitch/Kreiner] to adjourn.  The meeting was adjourned at 12:53 p.m.