ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

May 18, 2006

 

 

 

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

Members Present:  Alva, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gordon, Guerin, Hassan, Hewitt, Holland, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Kirtman, Klassen, Liverpool, Lovell, Matz, Nanjundappa, Napper, Pasternack, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Smith, Taylor, Vogt

Absent: Emry, Fidalgo, Hagan, Hall, Holland, Klein, Kreiner, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Pierson, Schroeder, 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 reminded the 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.

 

Senator Alva announced that copies of the position description are available for the Director of Academic Advisement.

 

Senator Dabirian reported that the cybervoice system that was used to remind students to pay registration fees is being replaced. Currently, this service is being outsourced until the old system is replaced.

 

IV.         TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Subject:  Recognition of Information Technology Staff Members: David Sullivan, Kenara Ly, Svetlana Bobkova and Amir Dabirian, Chief Information Technology Office

David Sullivan, Kenara Ly, Svetlana Bobkova and Amir Dabirian were honored and thanked for their hard work and dedication during the Academic Senate Elections and the administering of the Survey on Academic Quality.

 

 

 

 

 

Time Certain

11:55 a.m.

Louise Adler, Department Chair, Educational Leadership

Subject:  Ed.D. Program Proposal

M/S/P [Burgtorf/Jones] to approve the Ed.D. program proposal. (Approved unanimously)  President Gordon remarked that the proposal was well-received and publicly acknowledged the team that worked on it. He received a compliment that the proposal was the one of the best that had been submitted by any of the campuses.

 

 

Time Certain

12:10 p.m.

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

Senator Guerin suggested changing the word “dominant” to “primary”.

M/S/F [Burgtorf/Fitch] to reconsider the approved motion to change “sole” to “dominant”. Motion failed.

·        Senator Drezner (suggested amendment not friendly)

M/S/P [Drezner/Pasternack] to change “dominant” to “more than 50%”: “However they shall not count for more than 50% for weighing teaching effectiveness at any level of evaluation.” (Approved)

 

M/S/P [Junn/Buck] to reaffirm reconsideration of changing “dominant” to “primary”.

 

Senator Taylor withdrew motion to delete lines 22-23 and offered the following amendment to lines 22-23.  (M/S [Taylor/Gass]): “In cases where there has been a lengthy period since promotion to Associate Professor, faculty shall have the option of using either (1) the most recent five years or (2) the entire period since promotion to Associate Professor to define sustained vitality.”

·        Senator Pasternack (friendly amendment)

(Page 11, line 23): Insert “normally” after “shall”

·        Senator Taylor (amendment from Senator Kelly – friendly amendment):

(Page 11, line 23): After “Associate Professor,” add “In cases where there has been a lengthy period since promotion to Associate Professor, the most recent five years of evidence shall be emphasized in evaluating sustained vitality, but shall not exclude consideration of total productivity over entire Associate period.”         

o       Senator Shapiro (suggested amendment not friendly)

M/S/P [Shapiro/Michalopoulos] to delete “sustained vitality” and replace with “a record of continuing performance” (line 17). Division of the house/hand vote resulted in 17-13 vote in favor of motion. Motion passed.

 

·        M/S/F [Nanjundappa/Michalopoulos] to substitute “the following weights” with “a total weight of 100% in the evaluation process.” (page 11,  line 51) Motion failed.

o       Senator Pasternack called the question. There was objection to ending debate.

o       M/S/P [Pasternack/Drezner] to end debate on this proposed substitution.

·        Senator Shapiro (friendly amendment)

(Page 11, line 50): Change “response” to “ratings”

·        Senator Shapiro (suggested amendment not friendly)

(Page 11, line 16): Add “regular” after “decision to grant”

·        Senator Fitch (suggested amendment not friendly)

(Page 11, line 50): After “methods” insert “syllabi, exams, and other course materials”

o       Senator Shapiro (suggested amendment not friendly)

(Page 11, line 50) say “course materials” instead

M/S/F [Fitch/Drezner] to insert “syllabi, exams, and other course materials”. Motion failed.

o       Senator Shapiro (friendly amendment)

(Page 11, line 50) use “the development of course materials”

                       

M/S/P [Pasternack/Drezner] to table discussion on UPS 210.000 until the disposition of the other documents before the Senate is taken up.

 

V.           CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell welcomed the return of a campus tradition. A new carillon system has been installed and the chimes can be heard every hour.

 

Chair Bedell asked President Gordon to comment on Harvard’s COACHE (Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education) survey on faculty recruitment and satisfaction.

 

         The body was reminded about attending the end of the year party at the Bedells’ home on May 18th.

 

Senator Buck and Senator Pasternack will report on data collected from the Statements of Opinion next week.

        

VI.         STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

No report.

 

VII.       CONSENT CALENDAR

         Items 7.2 was pulled from the consent calendar and moved to New Business.

 

         M/S/P [Pasternack/Guerin] to approve the consent calendar (Items 7.1  ASD 06-95 Revised UPS 411.101 Policy on Courses: Numbering, Standard Codes, and Controlled Entry, and 7.3 ASD 06-99 Spring 2006 New Course Proposals: Graduate) (Approved unanimously)

 

(ASD 06-99 Spring New Course Proposals: Graduate)

GRADUATE

NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

400 AND 500 LEVEL

SPRING 2006

Revised:  May 16, 2006

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science

 

CPSC 463       Software Testing                                                                                                              (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 362.  This course explores software testing techniques, reporting problems effectively, and planning testing projects.  Students will apply those concepts to a sample application that is either commercially available or under development.

 

CPSC 464       Software Architecture                                                                                                      (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 362.  Basic principles and practices of software design and architecture.  High-level design, software architecture, documenting software architecture, software architecture evaluation, software product lines, and some considerations beyond software architecture are studied.

 

CPSC 466       Software Process                                                                                                              (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 362.  This course provides practical guidance for improving the software development and maintenance process.  Students will learn how to establish, maintain, and improve software processes.  They will also be exposed to some common process models, such as CMM, CMMI, PSP, and TSP.

 

CPSC 474       Distributed Computing Using Web Service and .NET Remoting                             (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 473.  This course introduces the concepts of distributed computing and Web services, the applications of XML and Web services, distributed applications development techniques with Web services and .NET Remoting.

 

CPSC 476       Java Enterprise Application Development                                                                    (3)

Prerequisites:  Computer Science 223J and Computer Science 351.  This course introduces concepts and architecture of the J2EE platform, component technologies, platform roles, platform services, services technologies, communication technologies, Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), and Java enterprise application development using Web logic or Web sphere.

 

CPSC 486       Introduction to Game Programming                                                                             (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 386; Corequisite:  Computer Science 484.  Principles of game programming (2D game development techniques) and multimedia entertainment techniques (sound, animation, etc.).

 

CPSC 487       Intermediate Game Programming                                                                                (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 486.  Building on the techniques learned from the previous game development course (2D game development, sound, animation), students will learn more advanced game programming techniques (3D game development, real-time rendering, physics simulation).

 

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science (cont’d)

 

CPSC 489       Game Development Project                                                                                                       (3)

Prerequisite:  Computer Science 487; Corequisite:  Computer Science 481.  This course will give students opportunities to develop realistic games based on the theories and techniques they learned from the previous classes.  Students work independently (or by teams).  Students present and demonstrate their work.

 

EGCE 583      Air Pollution Control Engineering                                                                                 (3)

Prerequisite:  EGCE 441 or equivalent.  Fundamental topics with regard to the formation and control of air pollutants are studied. This course intends to provide a strong foundation for design and development of engineering solutions, devices, and systems for industrial air pollution prevention and control.

 

 

College of Health and Human Development

 

HESC 535      Program Planning and Evaluation                                                                                 (3)

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing.  This course will provide students with comprehensive theories and methods for planning and evaluating health promotion programs.  Techniques for collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data will be discussed.  Students will learn skills for measuring effectiveness of health promotion programs.

 

 

 

NURS 596A/B          Comprehensive Examination                                                                      (1/1)

Prerequisite:  Nursing 505B; Corequisite:  Nursing 595A/B.  Student works with faculty chair through independent study covering low- to high-risk assessment and management of patients. Outcome is a comprehensive examination and simulated patient evaluation and management demonstrating student’s application of knowledge and skills required of new practitioners.

 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

ANTH 410     Anthropology of Organizations                                                                                     (3)                                     (3)

Prerequisite:  Anthropology 102.  Cross cultural examination of the diverse ways humans organize themselves in groups.  Topics include voluntary and non-voluntary associations, gender- and age-based organizations, religious groups, environmental groups, health care organizations, and business organizations.

 

HIST 453B     History of Mexico From Independence (1821) to Modern Day                                   (3)                 (3)

Prerequisite:  History 110A or 110B or equivalent.  This course highlights pivotal moments in modern Mexican history, including post-colonial nation-building, Mexican-American War, Mexican Revolution of 1910, Chiapas Rebellion of the mid-1990s, and 2000 elections.

 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

GEOL 408      Volcanology                                                                                                                      (3)

Prerequisite:  Geological Sciences 101, Geological Sciences 303A.  Study of volcanic eruption deposit types, styles, and hazards.  Weekend field trips (required) will explore modern and ancient volcanic environments.  Multiple-day field trip over Spring Break (optional).

        

        

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

Due to lack of time, items 8.1 – 8.7 were not discussed and will be moved to the agenda for the next meeting.

 

IX.         ADJOURNMENT       

        Meeting was adjourned at 1:02 p.m.