ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

May 16, 2006

 

 

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

Members Present:  Alva, Bedell, Buck, Dabirian, Drezner, Emry, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Guerin, Hall, Hassan, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Kirtman, Klassen, Kreiner, Liverpool, Lovell, Matz, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Napper, Pasternack, Rhoten, Rumberger, Smith, Taylor, Vogt

Williams

Absent: Burgtorf, Gordon, Hagan, Holland, Klein, Michalopoulos, Pierson, Schroeder, Shapiro, Syed, Tavakolian, Walicki

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:34 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCMENTS

Senator Nanjundappa extended an invitation to all Senators to attend the CFA Fullerton Chapter Faculty Barbeque on Monday, May 22nd, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fullerton Arboretum.

 

IV.         TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Subject: Continuing Discussion on UPS 210.000 Personnel Policy and Procedures for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty

Senator Napper and VP Atwell explained that the February 15th and June 1st dates are set in place and the timeline is very tight. There is not a lot of room to move them around.

 

VP Atwell also stated that the current version of UPS 210.000 governs faculty.

 

Senator Pasternack asked if the February 15th date was set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Senator Nanjundappa stated that he will meet with CFA to discuss pushing the date forward two weeks.

·        Senator Pasternack (friendly amendment):

(Page 9, section M, lines 18-20): Change to “Faculty members should familiarize themselves with the format for preparation of the portfolio including the evidence that should be presented in the body of the portfolio as well as in the appendices. They should also familiarize themselves with the criteria that are used in evaluating this evidence.”

 

Section II.A.1 Degree Requirements

·        Senator Liverpool (friendly amendment)

(Page 9, line 35): Change the title of program to “Marriage and Family Therapy”

·        Senator Meyer (friendly amendment)

(Page 9, lines 36 & 40): Change “doctorate” to “the degree”

 

M/S/P [Guerin/Fitch] to approve Section IIA1 as amended.

 

         Section II.A.2 General Requirements

·        M/S/F [Nanjundappa/Hassan] to substitute lines 13-18, on page 10 with the following suggested text. Motion failed:

 

C. CSUF recognizes that teaching is the most important activity of its faculty. Therefore, teaching shall be the most important criterion for retention, tenure, and/or promotion. CSUF further recognizes that faculty involvement in scholarly/creative activities is also essential. Additionally, the university could not effectively serve its students and community without active faculty participation in service activities. Therefore, scholarly/creative activities and service shall be considered necessary activities for tenure and promotion.

 

         M/S/P [Guerin/Fitch] to approve Section IIA2.

 

         Section II.A.3. Requirements for Retention

M/S/P [Guerin/Fitch] to approve Section IIA3. Hand vote resulted in  22: yes, 7:No. Motion passed.

 

         Section II.A.4. Requirements for Tenure

         M/S/P [Guerin/Fitch] to approve Section IIA4.

·        Senator Meyer (suggested amendment not friendly):

M/S/F [Meyer/Nanjundappa] to add commas after “teaching” and “activity” and add “and service” after “Creative Activities”. (Page 10, section 4, lines 51-53)

 

         Section II.A.5. Requirements for Promotion

         It was M/S [Guerin/Fitch] to approve Section II.A.5.

·        Senator Pasternack (friendly amendment)

(Page 11, line 16): Delete “of at least four years of service”

·        Senator Alva (suggested amendment not friendly)

(Page 11, line 17): Add “that indicate accomplishments” and on line 23, add “and accomplishment”. Motion failed to get a seconder. Motion failed.

o       Senator Fitch (suggested amendment not friendly)

M/S/F [Fitch/Jones] to add “of accomplishments” after “a record” (page 11, line 16). Motion failed.

·        Senator Pasternack (friendly amendment)

(Page 11, line 23): Change “four” to “five”

·        Senator Taylor (suggested amendment not friendly)

      M/S/F [Taylor/Fitch] Change “shall” to “may” (line 23) (Motion failed)

o       Senator Kelly (friendly amendment)

     After “sustained vitality”, add “not to exclude contributions made in earlier years”

·        VP Atwell asked for line 16 to be reread as amended. She did not consider the revised language friendly, citing it as a substantial change. Chair Bedell stated that it is a substantial change that the body accepted as friendly.

·        Chair Bedell received consent of the body to defer approval of this section until the meeting on May 18, 2006 to allow further discussion.

o       Before moving to the next section, but after the body consented to deferring approval of Section IIA5, Senator Taylor moved to strike lines 22-23. Chair Bedell stated that we will consider the motion when the body returns to the section.

 

         Section II.B.1. Teaching

         It was M/S [Guerin/Gass] to approve Section II.B.1.

·        M/S/F [Nanjundappa/Hassan] to substitute with the following text (Page 11, line 48) (Motion failed):

 

Each department shall state in its standard that appropriate indicators of contributions to student learning consistent with this document. Such standards shall address peer evaluation of pedagogical approach and methods, student response to instruction, ongoing professional

development in the discipline, and other such evidence as the department deems important. These indicators shall be weighed equally.

 

·        M/S/P [Guerin/Fitch] to change “sole” to “dominant” (p.12, line 14)

 

         The meeting adjourned with discussion of this document on the floor.

 

V.           CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell reminded Senators to RSVP for Academic Senate End of the Year Party to be held at his home on Thursday, May 18th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

         Update on faculty hiring: 83 offers, 81 acceptances, 2 declines.

        

VI.         STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Pasternack reported that Statewide Senate passed several resolutions at its Plenary meeting which included one in support of increasing eligibility for Cal Grants for students who are between the ages of 24-27, and another on the modification of the approval process for lower division transfer patterns.

 

Senator Buck announced that Senator Pasternack was elected Vice Chair of the CSU Statewide Senate Academic Senate Executive Committee.

 

VII.       CONSENT CALENDAR

         Item 7.1 ASD 06-90 Revised UPS 330.230 Tape Recording of Class Lectures [SALC] was removed from the Consent Calendar an became an item of new business.

 

         M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Junn] to approve items 7.2 ASD 06-91 Spring 2006 New Course Proposals and 7.3 ASD 06-92 Revised UPS 100.610 Program Discontinuance as submitted. (Approved unanimously)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 7.2 ASD 06-91 Spring 2006 New Course Proposals

UNDERGRADUATE

NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

SPRING 2006

 

College of Arts

 

ART 363C      Advanced Digital Illustration                                                                                  (3)

Prerequisite:  Art 363B or consent of the instructor.  The study of narrative illustration using advanced digital painting programs and techniques.  The theory of illustration concepts, composition and current trends in illustration, as it relates to digital media, are stressed in this studio course.

 

THEATRE 140          Acting I                                                                                                          (2)

Co-requisite: Theatre 141A or 141B.  Improvisation, movement, relaxation and characterization techniques for performance.  Majors only.

 

 

College of Business and Economics

 

BUAD 210       Understanding Business                                                                                              (3)

The  nature, dimensions and forms of business and the role of entrepreneurship in business creation and growth. Development of an understanding of contemporary business issues, including an introduction to major business functions.

 

 

College of Communication

 

RTVF 472        Contemporary Asian Cinema                                                                           (3)

Prerequisite:  Completion of General Education Category III.B.1 or III.B.2.  Considers artistic developments in recent East and Southeast Asian cinema.  Theoretical analysis and critique of directors, styles, techniques, genres, and production elements.

 

 

College of Education

 

SPED 209        Overview of Paraprofessional Roles and Responsibilities                                           (3)

Overview of paraprofessional roles including legal, instruction, evaluation, and behavioral.  Course will train persons to work as a teaching assistant.  (10 hours of fieldwork required).

 

SPED 211        Classroom Practices for Diverse Learners                                                                   (3)

Prerequisites:  Special Ed 209.  Paraprofessionals will be prepared in classroom/community practices for diverse learners.  Topics will include literacy, language, assessment, and behavior support.  (10 hours of required fieldwork).

 

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science

 

CPSC 120         Introduction to Programming                                                                                     (3)

Corequisite:  Math 125.  Introduction to the concepts underlying all computer programming: design and execution of programs; sequential nature of programs; use of assignment, control, and input/output statements to accomplish desired tasks; and design and use of functions utilize structured and object-oriented methodologies.

 

 

 

 

CPSC 386         Introduction to Game Design & Production                                                               (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 131.  This course introduces the current and future technologies and market trends in game design and production.  Students will also learn game technologies, basic building tools for games, and the process of game design, development, and production.

 

EGEE 401       Engineering Economics & Professionalism                                                                (3)

Prerequisites:  Math 150A and Junior or Senior standing in Civil or Electrical Engineering.  Development, evaluation and presentation of design alternatives for engineering systems and projects using principles of engineering economy and cost benefit analysis.  Study of engineering profession, professional ethics, and related topics.  (Not available for use on graduate study plan).

Cross-listed as EGCE 401.

 

 

 

College of Health and Human Development

 

KNES 240       Teaching Team Sports                                                                                                            (3)

This course prepares students with knowledge of the team sports of volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and football, including histories, skills, rules, teaching progressions, and sport specific teaching strategies.  Appropriate teaching strategies are intended to promote active participation and experiential learning.

 

KNES 241        Teaching Nontraditional Team Sports                                                                                    (3)

This course prepares pre-service Physical Education teachers and others with knowledge of nontraditional team sports including histories, fundamental skills, teaching progressions, sport-specific teaching strategies, sport rules, and officiating.

 

KNES 242       Teaching Lifetime Physical Activity                                                                            (3)

This course prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to lead young people in gaining the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors required to lead physically active lifestyles.  Appropriate teaching strategies are used to promote active participation and experiential learning.

 

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

Due to lack of time, items 8.1 – 8.6 were not discussed and will be moved to the agenda for the next meeting.

 

IX.         ADJOURNMENT       

        Meeting was adjourned at 1:02 p.m.