ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

May 15, 2003

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Kim, Klassen, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Parker, Parman, Pasternack, Perkins, Putcha, Randall, Reisman, Rhoten, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Tavakolian, Vargas, Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Fitch, Hagan, Jeremiah, Roberts, Sawicki and Taulli

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

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

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

President Gordon announced Sherri Newcomb was undergoing triple bypass surgery this morning and is at Saddleback Hospital in Laguna Hills. 

 

Senator Nanjundappa extended a special invitation to the Senate for the CFA Fullerton Chapter Year-End Barbecue, Thursday, May 22, 2003 in the Arboretum from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  He also presented a brief update on the budget.    

 

Chair Gilbert announced Heidi Fearn, Cal State Fullerton Physics Professor has been named a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar for 2003-05.  She is one of six scholars chosen from throughout the nation for a program supporting the research efforts of faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities that focus largely on teaching.  She is the first Fullerton professor to receive this honor and the third in the CSU to be recognized.  He also reported there was an extensive CSUF turnout at the Chancellor’s Office honoring the Wang award winners, David Pagni, Professor of Mathematics and Claire Palmerino, Director of Academic Advising. 

 

Chair Gilbert made reference to an article in the Daily Titan by John Paul Gutierrez who very eloquently praises a number of our full and part-time faculty who have had an immense impact on his life.  Jack Bedell, who he cited as the reason he stayed at Fullerton instead of going to another university because of his Sociology 101 class, Cheryl Fontaine, who taught him that the greatest writers don’t need tragedy to prove a point, Ron Rietveld, who sparked his love of history, Cecille Zinberg, Bob Quezada, Alfred Drake, Jeff Brody and the one who had the most impact on his life, Ed Trotter.   Chair Gilbert extended his congratulations to all of these individuals.

 

He also announced the Titan softball team will start the NCCA Regionals today on their home field. This weekend Cal State’s baseball team is facing a crucial three game series against Long Beach State.

 

Senator Randall announced Dr. Jessie Jones was elected to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

 

Senator Pasternack announced the state-wide senate met last week and a new bill 1457 has been chaptered, which becomes effective July 1.  He also noted that this new legislation will prohibit state employees from working as independent contractors with other state agencies. He also announced slate of newly elected CSU Senate officers:  Dr. Robert Cherny (SFSU) Chair, Dr. Robert Synder (Humboldt) Vice Chair, Dr. David Hood (CSULB) Secretary, Dr. Lynne Cook (Northridge) member at large and Dr. David McNeil (SJSU) member at large.

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

None.

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p [Nanjundappa/Fromson] to approve the Consent Calendar:

A.  ASD 03-51 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 4-24-03 as amended.

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-42 UPS 450.200 Policy on Special Sessions

It was m/s [Sutphen/Fromson] to approve document ASD 03-42.  Senator Sutphen noted the first policy (UPS 450.200) substituted Chancellor’s Office language for our existing policy, that is, it implemented an Executive Order Number 802.

 

It was m/s/f [Fromson/Nanjundappa] on page 4 C. b. ii., line 34, after the word location insert “or times.”

 

It was m/s [Buck/Rhoten] delete lines 8-11 on page 3.  Senator Sutphen proposed an amendment replacing the proposed language on top of page 3 with “Executive Order No. 802 of the California State Universities authorizes each campus to develop and implement policies and procedures for Special Sessions.”  Motion to amend passed with 1 abstention.

 

It was m/s [Gannon/Sutphen] second sentence on page 3 appropriately become the first part of line 15 on page 3 which actually is the definition of Special Session to read “Special Sessions are self-supporting instructional programs consisting of courses which carry credit for degree requirements.”   Motion to amend carries with 2 abstentions.

 

It was m/s and accepted as a friendly amendment [Nanjundappa/Abdelwahed] line 5 on page 6, after the word schedules insert “as specified by the CBA.”

 

Motion passed to approve document ASD 03-42 as amended with one abstention.

 

B.   ASD 03-43 UPS 450.400 Open University Enrollment Policy

It was m/s [Sutphen/Bedell] to approve document ASD 03-43.  Senator Sutphen noted numerous changes have been made to this document.

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Fromson] on page 2, lines 7,14, 28, 31 and throughout the document where Open University is followed by Enrollment, strike the word “Enrollment.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Hewitt] line 17 on page 3, after the word by insert “University” and on page 3, B. 2 change the first word Spend to “Send.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment on page 2, C. after the word when, insert “all of the following conditions are met:” and on lines 21 and 22 after the semicolon, add the word “and.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Shapiro] on Page 3, IV item A, add a “#5. Distance education students shall meet such alternative requirements as the Dean of Extended Education shall require.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Rimmer] line 43 on page 3, IV B. 2, delete Adjunct Enrollees.

 

It was m [Gannon] on page 3, lV. A. 2 place a period after the word signature and delete remaining sentence.  Line 38, #3 would read “Return the signed form to University Extended Education after the second week of classes.”

 

It was m/s [Sutphen/Gannon] to amend the proposed amendment in #2 placing a semicolon after the word signature, #3--“Return the signed form to University Extended Education after the second week of classes or at the appropriate time as determined by the University Extended Education.” 

 

It was m/s/f [Fromson/Boyum] motion to refer this document. 

 

It was m/s/p [Sutphen/Fromson] to amend the proposed amendment in IV. A. #2 place a semicolon after the word signature, and #3 to read “Return the signed form to University Extended Education during the third week of class or at an equivalent time as determined by the University Extended Education.”

 

Motion carried to approve document ASD 03-43 as amended.

 

C.   ASD 03-44 UPS 450.500 Policy for Implementation of Awarding of the Continuing Education Unit

It was m/s [Sutphen/Hewitt] to approve document ASD 03-44.  The only change is correcting the language, which is all editorial except for last line on page 3. 

 

It was m [Norman] and accepted as a friendly amendment to undelete the deletion of the last sentence on page 3.

 

Senator Gannon suggested adding the word “University” line 33 on page 2 and line 17 on p. 3 after the word of.

 

Motion passed to approve document ASD 03-44 as amended.

 

D.   ASD 03-45 UPS 450.700 Travel Courses

      It was m/s/p [Sutphen/Boyum] to refer document ASD 03-45 back to committee.  Senator Boyum explained the document needs two things: 1) it contemplates the idea that the summer is still an Extended Education activity; and 2) it asks for convoluted and repeated review of courses that involve travel and question the repeated referral not to one committee, but two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

 

         A.   ASD 03-52 Resolution in Opposition to SB 81

It was m/s [Gannon/Fromson] to approve document ASD 03-52.  This resolution is very similar to a resolution the Senate passed last year in response to a similar bill.  This bill encourages the integration of blended programs for the credentialing program at both the single, and multiple subject levels.  The resolution does not necessarily oppose the idea, but wants discussion to happen on a couple of critical issues:  1) the implementation timeline which comes up very soon; and 2) the cap of 135 units, which may or may not be appropriate. Putting a cap of 135 is premature before discussion as to how much of the 40 plus educational units should be collapsed/condensed.   Critical GE requirements may be cut.  Educators and administrators within majors need time to assess how this bill would impact their specific programs. 

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Nanjundappa] to send this Resolution to all 40 of the State Senators and not simply those in the Southern half of the state.

 

The motion carried with one abstention to approve document ASD 03-52 Resolution in Opposition to SB 81 as amended.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:56 p.m.