ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

May 22, 2003

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Guerin, Hagan, Hewitt, Jeremiah, Jones, Junn, Klassen, Meyer, Parker, Parman, Pasternack, Putcha, Randall, Rhoten, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Sawicki,  Schroeder, Smith, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Taulli,  Tavakolian, Vargas and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Abdelwahed, Cox, Gordon, Kim, Nanjundappa, Perkins, Reisman, Roberts, Shapiro and Wolverton

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

It was m/p [Bedell] for the Senate to consider moving item VII. D. as the first item of business after the Consent Calendar.

 

Senator Fitch expressed her concerns about the new Library Policy and believes that we are creating a situation where we basically are telling faculty and students not to use the library.  Senator Fitch had referenced four specific issues: 1) this policy severely restricts the research faculty in certain disciplines; 2) this policy severely affects the way we teach our graduate courses in history; 3) this policy should be run by the Research, Curriculum and Grad Ed Committees; and 4) appalled at the limitations of the number of books the part-time faculty will be allowed to have checked out at one time.

 

Senator Bedell suggested the Senate set aside a time certain at the marathon meeting next week allowing time for everyone to review this policy for a discussion of these issues.

 

Chair Gilbert introduced Ingrid Moses, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of New England, Australia.  Vice Chancellor Moses gave a brief description of UNE, described their distance learning program and a brief overview of a proposed Ph.D. Counseling Education degree to be offered jointly with CSUF Counseling department.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Gilbert asked for a moment of silence to remember Glenn Nagel, Dean of Natural Science at CSULB and former Chair of the Chemistry Department at Cal State Fullerton.  The memorial service will be held on June 2, at 4:00 p.m., in the Japanese Garden at CSU Long Beach.   

 

Senator Guerin, on behalf of Senator Nanjundappa, reminded the members of the CFA Year-End Barbecue taking place today in the Arboretum.

 

Chair Gilbert reminded the members that President Gordon will be hosting his annual barbecue for Senators on Wednesday, June 4 at the Ranch.

 

Senator Boyum announced the new catalog will be distributed next Tuesday.  

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert reported he and others went to Sacramento on Tuesday to discuss the budget with the legislators and urging them to accept the May revise as proposed by the Governor. 

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p [Bedell/Fitch] to approve the Consent Calendar:

ASD 03-57 Spring 2003 400 & 500 Level New Course Proposals

 

Chair Gilbert declared ASD 03-63 Proposal for the Women’s Health Care Concentration in the Nursing Master’s of Science Degree would be considered as the first item of business.

 

It was m/s/p [Bedell/Junn] to unanimously approve ASD 03-63 Proposal for the Women’s Health Care Concentration in the Nursing Master’s of Science Degree.

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.   ASD 02-121 Revised UPS 210.001 Recruitment of Faculty

It was m/s [Sutphen/Pasternack] to approve document ASD 02-121.  Changes in this policy implement changes to the CBA, which permit untenured faculty to participate in the recruitment of new faculty, with the permission of the President.

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Fromson] to propose an amendment inserted at the end of page 4, end of line 21 to clarify what is meant by majority of department. “In voting on the recommendations of the Department/Recruitment/Search Committees, the department shall set the method of voting.  Tenure-track faculty members in the department shall each have one vote.  They may enfranchise any other category of full- or part-time faculty, or other persons who are part of the department.  Absent any decision of this sort, only tenure-track faculty shall participate in voting on the committee’s recommendations.”

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Gannon] to propose a substitute amendment to Senator Pasternack’s original amendment “In voting on the recommendations of the Department/Recruitment/ Search Committees, tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the department shall each have one vote.”  Deleting the remainder of the original amendment.

 

It was m/s/p [Guerin/Jones] to call the question.

 

Motion passed on the substitute amendment “In voting on the recommendations of the Department/Recruitment/Search Committees, only tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the department shall vote.” 

 

It was m/s/p [Buck/Sutphen] to call the question on the amendment. 

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Guerin] line 37 on page 2, after the word Committee, insert “the Department Chair is responsible for.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Sutphen] line 18 on page 3, after the word tenured insert “and tenure-track” and delete the word probationary.  On line 19 change the word all to “These” and line 24 after the word entire insert “tenured and tenure-track.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Hewitt] line 5 on page 3, change Recruitment/Search Committee to read “Faculty and Recruitment/Search Committee.”

 

It was m [Hewitt] line 43 on page 2, after Department Chair insert “or designee.”  The motion died for lack of a second.

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Guerin] line 22 on page 3 capitalize the words “Recruitment/Search Committee.”

 

It was m/s/p [Fitch/Bedell] to call the question.   Motion passed to approve document ASD 02-121 as amended with 3 abstentions.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-60 BA European Studies Major

It was m/s [Fitch/Bedell] to approve document ASD 03-60.

 

It was m/s/p [Bedell/Fromson] to end debate.  Motion to approve document ASD 03-60 passed unanimously.

 

B.   ASD 03-61 BA European Studies Minor

      It was m/s/p unanimously [Fitch/Bedell] to approve document ASD 03-61. 

     

      It was m/s/p [Wong/Fitch] to call the question.  Motion to approve document ASD 03-61 passed unanimously.

 

C.   ASD 03-64 BS in Computer Engineering

      It was m/s [Bedell/Putcha] to approve document ASD 03-64.  Having reached time of adjournment, Chair Gilbert declared this item will be first item of Unfinished Business at our next Senate meeting on May 29.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.