Members Present: Allen, Arkenberg,
Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Byrnes, Cox, Emry, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gass, Gilbert,
Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner,
Members Absent: Erickson, Shapiro, and Taulli
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at
II. URGENT BUSINESS
Senator Nanjundappa extended an invitation to the Senators for the CFA Fullerton Chapter Year-End Barbecue, May 24, 2004 in the Arboretum from 11:00 a.m. to He also announced the Governor has approved the Golden Handshake, and those interested can call Human Resources for details.
Randall stated that she has heard inaccurate information about the proposed
Chair Gilbert informed the members there were sufficient numbers of valid signatures on the petition to justify the referendum. The petition was received in a timely fashion in the Senate office, and signatures on the petition were verified by the Senate Elections Committee.
Senators Jones and Randall expressed concerns about the collection of the signatures and information provided to those who signed the petition.
Nanjundappa stated that Senate bylaws were followed.
Senator Byrnes thanked faculty for supporting the student protest against fee increases on April 29.
Senator Fitch stated she supports the Referendum petition because some senators who had legitimate questions to ask about this issue did not have a chance to speak at the last Senate meeting.
Chair Gilbert announced
Senate elections are currently taking place, but that computer problems had
been experienced and so the voting period would be extended. He described the timeline and process to be
used for the Referendum voting. According
to the Senate Bylaws, there will be a brief summary of the pro/con statements
from the discussion from last Senate meeting that will go out as a separate
also announced that 24 CSUF students participating in the Model United Nations
received an “Outstanding Delegation Award” at the National United Nations
Conference held April 5-11 in
Sutphen announced the upgrading of Blackboard will take place over the July 4th
weekend. She encouraged everyone to come
Senator Parker stated that a mass attack on the campus computer system started about 11:00 pm last night. Information Technology has been working on it; he does not know how soon they will be able to isolate the problem which has definitely slowed down the system.
Senator Pasternack requested to have a web link on the election page to the pro/con statement for the Referendum. Chair Gilbert noted that with the consent of the body this will be done.
It was m/s [Michalopoulos/Fitch] to the have the all university election extended one day due to the computer system going up and down.
It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Pasternack] to extend the all university Senate election to 12:00 noon on Friday versus ending Thursday at 10:00 p.m. The Referendum election would begin at 1:00 p.m., on Friday. Motion carried.
Senator Fitch inquired as to when Plus/Minus Grading was to be implemented, and Vice President Smith responded that it would not be implemented until spring 2005.
IV. STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT
Senator Pasternack reported on activities of the statewide Senate including a recommendation for a graduate fee differential, a resolution urging students who take more than 20% more courses than needed to graduate to pay a higher fee, and standardization and Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.
V. CHAIRS REPORT
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
It was m/s/p to approve the following Consent Calendar with the exception of approving Counseling 350 which was removed at the request of the Counseling Department.
VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
It was m/s
[Wong/Rhoten] to approve document
It was m/s [Buck/Fitch] to amend line 17 on page 2 by placing a period after the word “persons” and eliminating the list of particulars after that. Motion on Buck amendment failed.
It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Boyum] on page 5, line 37 after the word file to delete the word “is” and insert “shall be” to read “the file shall be kept permanently.”
It was m/s and accepted as a friendly amendment [Boyum/Bedell] on page 9, line 38, a. “Students’ free expression is bound by common sense and good judgment.” Change to “Students are expected to exercise free expression in a context of common sense and good judgment.”
It was m/s and accepted as a friendly amendment [Randall/Sutphen] on page 9, line 5 insert language “the student is urged to consult first with the faculty/staff member, if appropriate.” If necessary, the student should then consult with the appropriate supervisors or administrators at higher levels of responsibility.”
It was m/s as a friendly amendment [Russell] to insert the word “generally.” Motion failed.
It was m/s [Buck/Nanjundappa] on page 9, line 7 to place a period after the word “responsibility” and delete “at least to the Dean or Director level.”
It was m/s [Sutphen/Fitch] on page 9, line 7 after the word responsibility, delete “at least” and insert “as high as.” Motion failed.
Buck motion carried.
to approve ASD 04-40 Revised
was m/s [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to
Senator Pasternack noted that on page 1, lines 21, 24
and 30, the term “full-time temporary faculty” should be consistently used. Since the document deals with full-time
temporary faculty perhaps there should be some clarification at the beginning
of the document that this policy only relates to full-time temporary faculty so
references elsewhere in the document could be deleted. On a more substantive issue on page 1, in the
first paragraph under Duties one can interpret that they get to vote in chair’s
elections. There needs to be some clarifying language, such as “except as noted
Senator Boyum suggested that the issue reverts again to conversation about to whom this document applies. On page 1, under Definition, B line 19 states it applies only to “full-time temporary appointments” and wonder if full-time temporaries are excluded from chair elections and other such things anywhere in the university.
It was m/s [Rutemiller/Emry] to refer the document back to the committee.
Senator Pasternack noted that on page 2, line 2 “Exceptions shall be made only when the need is urgent…” and does not refer as to what exceptions? Committee should clarify language as to exceptions and references. On page 3 line 19 “For teaching, this shall include copies of course syllabi, assignments, examinations,” it should be clarified whether these are to be representative sample syllabi or all syllabi. Under Scholarly/Creative Activity, “supporting materials that cover the period since the last review” should be revised to state specifically to include copies of supporting materials.
passed to refer ASD 04-57 Revised
B. ASD 04-58 Revised
It was m/s
[Gannon/Nanjundappa] to approve document
Senator Emry noted that the document misses the chance to make a pro-active statement about the role of departments in determining curriculum and to service students.
It was moved by Senator Meyer on page 1 line 30 and line 27 on page 2, to substitute the word “Assumptions” to “Expectations”. Motion failed.
It was m/s [Reisman/ Michalopoulos] to refer document back to committee with suggested comments by the members.
Additional comments for the committee: on page 2, line 27 change the word “basis” to “basic,” line 45 change “int” to “into”, page 3 line 20 clarify “the chair shall be informed…” This document should be very proactive in dealing with quality, with students, with curriculum and will require a great deal of additional and creative thoughts for the various sections of this document.
On page 3, line 21 “the chair shall be informed of those policies and proposed policies that affect the department” should be clarified so that Chairs have access to the information needed to meet their responsibilities.
Motion passed to refer
It m/s/p [Bedell/Byrnes] to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at