ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MARATHON MINUTES

 

May 27, 2004

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9:30 A.M.                                                                                          ACADEMIC SENATE CHAMBERS

Members Present:  Allen, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gass, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Parker, Pasternack, Rahmatian, Randall, Reisman, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Shapiro, Schroeder, Smith, Sutphen, Tavakolian, Vargas, Wong and Vasquez 

 

Members Absent:  Byrnes, Cox, Rhoten, Taulli, Vargas, Vasquez

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

It was m/s/p [Bedell/Nanjundappa] to consider the following Resolution from the Executive Committee requesting that university priorities be reordered to make tenure track hiring the highest priority as an item of Urgent Business.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Academic Senate support as its highest fiscal priorities the restitution of monies for  new tenure track faculty hires and the restitution of programs for the retention of new faculty.

 

BACKGROUND:  In recent years, many faculty searches have been postponed or canceled.  Scores of courses have been eliminated from the class schedule.  Assigned time for our new colleagues has been targeted for reduction.  Research dollars and publication help have been reduced along with monies for travel to professional meetings.  Departments need to replace recent retirees and those who have resigned.  Professional meetings this summer provide excellent recruitment opportunities for the 2005-2006 AY.

 

Senator Pasternack asked Vice President Smith to report to the Senate how many retirements, separations, and FERPS there are so far.  VP Smith reported there are 15 to 17 faculty entering FERP, 10 to 12 fully retiring, and 15 resignations.  Eight tenure track searches were completed.  He pointed out there are over 200 faculty on tenure track.  Contributing factors to the high turnover is housing costs and workload. 

 

It was moved by Senator Rutemiller to call the question.  Motion passed unanimously to approve the Resolution.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Shapiro announced that the Physics Department faculty has garnered $784,000 in new federal funding for various research grants.  Patricia Cheng has four new NASA grants totaling $174,000 and a $2000 travel grant from the American Astronomical Society; Jim Feagin has a $180,000 grant from the Department of Energy; Murtadha Khakoo has a new grant of $286,000 from the National Science Foundation as well as $55,000 grant from NASA, and Mike Loverude received his first grant of $142,000 for physics education from the National Science Foundation.

 

Senator Nanjundappa reminded the Senators progress is being made on the budget in Sacramento and again urged the members to write to the governor and urge him to restore $200 million in funding to the CSU.

 

Time Certain

9:50 a. m.

James Woodward, Chair—PRBC

Subject:  PRBC Report

 

Mr. Woodward noted that the committee considered a number of proposals for new programs all of which have been forwarded to the Senate for action.  The committee debated the wisdom of proceeding with the Mission and Goals initiatives in light of the tight budget, but in the end decided to make recommendations to President Gordon.  Mr. Woodward urged the Senate to revise the PRBC bylaws with respect to the budget development timeline. 

 

Other comments:

§   Restoration of sections should be a high priority.

§   President Gordon said that the 200 class sections have already been restored as a result of the compact signed by Chancellor Reed and the governor. 

 

Chair Gilbert noted that in the last couple of years, the PRBC has made some extraordinary progress in putting together a comprehensive budget book that is clear and understandable.  Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, thanked Mr. Woodward for the report.

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert acknowledged those Senators leaving the Senate: Boyum, Gannon, Hewitt, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Shapiro, Sutphen, Taulli, and Wong.

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p to approve the Consent Calendar as amended including a minor change in Econ 415 Economics of Health to delete the word “and” and insert the word “or”. 

A.   ASD 04-69 Visiting Scholars and Other Formal Delegations of Visitors from Abroad:  Procedures for Invitations and Considerations for Hosting

B.   ASD 04-72 Change in Graduate Study Plan Coursework and Exit Requirement for the M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders

C.   ASD 04-46 Academic Senate Minutes, April 22, 2004

D.   ASD 04-76 Changes in Units Required for the M.S. Nursing Program New Course:  NURSE 564

E.   ASD 04-80 Program Changes in Prerequisites to Teaching Credential in Music

F.   ASD 04-82 Proposed New Courses – Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 with the exception of GEOL 555T and MATH 439, which will become the first item under New Business.

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.   ASD 04-78 Second Revision UPS 210.050 Personnel Policy for Full-Time Temporary Faculty

      It was m/s [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to approve document ASD 04-78 UPS 210.050.  This policy for the most part is clarification of the document; any substantive changes were made to bring the policy into conformity with the collective bargaining agreement. 

 

It was m/s/p [Pasternack/Fromson] to amend line 21 on page 3 by inserting the word “as well as” before representative sample assignments and examinations and deleting “student opinion forms.”

 

It was moved [Sutphen] and accepted as a friendly amendment to amend #4 on line 7 by inserting “Student evaluation materials, including a sample of the student opinion forms”.  After the word “and,” insert the word “all” in #7 to read “all student opinion forms.”

 

Motion passed to approve ASD 04-78 Second Revision UPS 210.050 Personnel Policy for Full-Time Temporary Faculty as amended.

 

B.   ASD 04-59 Revised UPS 271.101 Rights of Temporary Faculty

      It was m/s [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to approve document ASD 04-59.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to amend section “B. Working Conditions” by inserting a new number #1: “A work environment where staff and faculty are treated, and treat others, with respect and professional courtesy fosters a collegial workplace.  Temporary and part-time faculty are deemed to be members of the University community and are to be accorded the same norms of professional treatment as nay other faculty member.

 

It was m/s/p [Wong/Sutphen] to amend the second sentence by striking the words “are to” and insert the word should. 

 

Motion on Schroeder amendment passed as amended.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to amend # 1 on line 42 to:   “2. Temporary and part-time faculty must be provided with adequate facilities consistent with the satisfactory performance of their duties, which include holding regular office hours.  These facilities shall include but are not limited to adequately furnished office space, computer and telecommunications equipment as well as necessary keys, University catalog, class schedule, faculty handbook, listing in faculty directory, identification for obtaining library card and parking decal, and secretarial assistance.  Part-time faculty must be listed in any online or electronic telephone directory, email directory, appropriate departmental and University websites, online schedules of classes, and additionally should be listed in any paper or hardcopy versions of the University telephone directory and schedule of classes where practical given deadlines.”

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment to replace the word “must” with “shall” throughout the document and add the words “to the extent possible” at the end of the second sentence after the word assistance and end of the third sentence after the word websites.

 

It was m/s/p [Emry/Pasternack] to propose an amendment to the amendment beginning on line six be listed in any online or electronic telephone directory and insert the word “and” and place a “period” after the words “email directory” and delete the remaining language. 

 

Motion passed on the amendment as amended.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to add amendment #2:

3. “Part-time faculty shall be granted participatory rights in departmental meetings, and voting rights at the option of the individual department.  It should be emphasized that such participation is not a part of the condition of employment.”

 

Motion failed to add amendment #2.

 

It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to add amendment #3:

“D.  Continuation and Notice Termination of Employment

 

1.   Temporary and part-time faculty appointments are made on a conditional basis and are contingent on budget, departmental class development, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and ordinances.

 

2.   On a preliminary basis and as soon as the next semester’s schedule is submitted to the Scheduling Office, temporary and part-time faculty are to be advised of their prospects for continuing employment in the following semester.  However appointment does not become effective until the faculty appointment contract has been executed.”

 

Motion failed on amendment #3.

 

Time Certain

11:15 a.m.

Bill Barrett, Associate Vice President for Administration

Subject:  Parking Update

 

Mr. Barrett presented to the Senate an update on parking and transportation beginning with the fall semester. 

§         Nutwood parking structure is on schedule and will come in under budget

§         Fully operational end of July and opens August 2004

§         2,500 spaces

§         Open to permit holders paying the higher fee--$144/mo.

§         Stack-parking was cancelled after 2004 Spring recess

§         Marriott Hotel parking lease expires Friday, May 28, 2004

§         F/S permits will continue to be valid after 6:00 p.m. in 30 minutes visitor spaces

§         Emeriti permits not valid in structure

§         Parking office begins selling F/S permits in August 2004

 

Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, thanked Mr. Barrett for the parking update.

 

Time Certain

11:30 a.m.

President Gordon

Subject:  Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award

 

President Gordon presented the Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award to Senator Sandra Sutphen.

 

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

It was m/s/p [Boyum/Parker] to postpone further consideration of ASD 04-59 and reorder the agenda in the following order:

VIII.  C.  ASD 04-70 Certificate Proposal in Gifted Education

VIII.  D.  ASD 04-71 Masters in Political Science with Public Administration

VI.    F.  ASD 04-82 Courses Removed from Consent Calendar

VIII.  A.  ASD 04-73 Proposed Changes UPS 300.004 Policy on Course Outlines

VIII.  B.  ASD 04-74 Proposed Changes UPS 411.201 General Education

 

It was m/s/p [Boyum/Bedell] to approve document ASD 04-70 Certificate Proposal in Gifted Education.

 

It was m/s/p [Boyum/ Shapiro] to approve document ASD 04-71 Masters in Political Science in Public Administration Emphasis.

 

It was m/s [Fromson/Boyum] to approve the two courses removed from the Consent Calendar—GEOL 555T and MATH 439. 

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment for GEOL 555T to change the prerequisites to “Consent of Instructor or department advisory.”

 

It was m/s [Fromson/Kreiner] in MATH 439 to delete the word “Poisson.”  Motion carried to approve MATH 439 as amended.

 

It was m/s [Bedell/Kreiner] to approve document ASD 04-73 UPS 300.004 Policy on Course Outlines. 

 

It was m/s [Guerin/Fitch] to amend item 3 with the following language “Grading standards and criteria to include how plus and minus grades will be assigned if applicable.”

 

The Guerin amendment failed.

 

Motion passed to approve ASD 04-73 UPS 300.004 Policy on Course Outlines.

 

It was m/s/p [Shapiro/Bedell] to approve document ASD 04-74 Proposed Changes UPS 411.201 General Education:  Goals for Student Learning.

 

Vice Chair Bedell expressed his special thanks to Chair Gilbert for his hard work and dedication to the Senate. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.