ACADEMIC SENATE MARATHON

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

MAY 29, 2003

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.                                                                      ACADEMIC SENATE CHAMBERS

Members Present:  Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hewitt, Jeremiah, Junn, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Parker, Pasternack, Putcha, Randall, Reisman, Rimmer, Rutemiller, Schroeder, Smith, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Taulli, Tavakolian, Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Jones, Kim, Klassen, Parman, Perkins, Rhoten, Roberts, Russell, Sawicki, Shapiro and Vargas

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

It was m/s/p [Guerin/Fitch] to re-order the agenda to receive the PRBC Report before the Faculty Flow Report.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Gilbert announced the Glenn Nagel Scholarship Fund has been set up with the University Advancement Foundation, Account # 70246 and name on the account is Glenn Nagel Fullerton Undergraduate Research Fund.

 

Senator Jeremiah updated the Senate on the baseball activities with Cal State Fullerton being one of the regional host sites. 

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert acknowledged and presented certificates to retiring Senators--Abdelwahed, Jeremiah, Putcha, Parman, Szeszulski.  He also thanked the Executive Committee members and the Senate staff for a great year. 

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

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

A.   ASD 03-70 Undergraduate New Course Proposals Spring 2003

Addendum to Consent Calendar:

A.   ASD 03-73 General Education New Course Proposals Spring 2003

B.   Nominees to Search Committee

      Director-University Outreach

      Nominees:   Martin Bonsangue (CNSM); Reyes Fidalgo (HSS); Chris Renne (HDCS); Juan Sanchez Munoz (HDCS); Sheryl Fontaine (HSS)

       

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-64 BS in Computer Engineering

      It was m/s/p [Putcha/Abdelwahed] to unanimously approve document ASD 03-64.

B.   ASD 03-62 MS in Software Engineering

      It was m/s/p [Boyum/Fromson] to unanimously approve document ASD 03-62.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-69 CSUF Draft Electronic Mail Policy

      It was m/s [Parker/Fromson] to approve document ASD 03-69.  Senator Parker explained to the body that this policy was first drafted by a committee of the Senate 38 months ago.  He explained the policy is designed to educate the university community about appropriate usage of the University’s e-mail system and about the University’s responsibility to provide access to law enforcement or other agencies when legally mandated to do so. The lack of an e-mail policy exposes the university to a tremendous amount of risk.

 

Senator Gilbert reminded the Senators that last year about this time, the Senate discussed an earlier version of this policy. The Senate had raised a number of questions and concerns and requested the Executive Committee to work on this policy over the summer.  The Executive Committee spent the better part of last summer working on dealing with those issues and revising the policy together with Senator Parker and John Beisner. This draft is a reflection of all of that work, in addition to some consultation with faculty and staff employee unions in terms of making sure the policy indicates in the case where a union member is alleged to be in violation of the policy and hearings on that will follow the appropriate process delineated in the appropriate CBA. 

 

It was m/s/p [Meyer/Sutphen] to amend line 35 on page 2, adding the word “(Spam)” at the end of the sentence.

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Buck] line 11 on page 2, delete the word professional, change the word courtesies to “courtesy” and considerations to “consideration.”  Page 3, line 31 change the word accounts to “account.”

 

Chair Gilbert declared our first time certain.

 

Time Certain

10:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Kotler, Chair of Counseling

Keith Boyum, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs

Subject:  Report on Proposed Collaboration, CSUF Counseling & University of New England, Australia

 

It was m/s [Boyum/Fromson] the Senate receive the report Proposed Collaboration by CSUF counseling and the University of New England, Australia.  Senator Boyum explained Cal State Fullerton has not engaged in this type of project before, and on the advice of the Executive Committee thought the Senate should be informed.  The project has received both Grad Ed and PRBC approval.  He asked Dr. Kotler and Dean Rikli to describe the program.

§         For a fee, the U of N.E. will buy assigned time for counseling faculty who in turn will act as tutors/mentors/supervisors of UNE Ph.D. students. 

§         These students will be getting a Ph.D. in Counseling Education.

§         The money paid to Counseling department will hire replacement faculty for CSUF students.

§         The Ph.D. is awarded by UNE, not CSUF.

§         No state dollars are involved.

§         Some Counseling faculty will go to Australia occasionally as part of the program. 

§         Students will likely be CSUF Masters of Counseling students, but the program is open to everyone.

§         Program is needed for several reasons: getting more assigned time for counseling faculty, training and nurturing future CSUF faculty and providing opportunities for CSUF faculty to engage in significant research. 

 

The motion passed to receive the report.

 

Time Certain

10:30 a.m.

President Gordon

Subject:  Faculty Leadership Award

 

President Gordon presented the Faculty Leadership Award for 2002-03 to John Olmsted.

 

Returned to document ASD 03-69:

 

It was m/s [Sutphen/Fitch] to amend line 32 on page 1, after the word staff insert “students”.

 

It was m/s [Buck/Pasternack] a substitute motion after the word individuals, insert “including students.”

 

It was m/s/p [Reisman] to amend the Buck substitute motion line 32 on page 1 after the word individuals insert “including students and groups” and the word for be changed to “to.”

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment line 26 on page 1, delete the words “is effective as of XX, 2003 and.”  After the word use, insert “of.”

 

Chair Gilbert declared our next time certain.

 

Time Certain

11:00 a.m.

Richard Pollard, University Librarian

Subject:  Library Policy

 

Richard Pollard explained the necessity for the library policy and noted some CSU campus do have limits. The reductions vary across 9 categories of borrowers and include changed limits for both books and interlibrary loan books and article checkouts. He noted there were only 7 faculty that are in excess of the 150 borrowing limit and only 2 faculty that were over the inter-library loan limit. He indicated he would like to implement this policy for a year to see how it plays out.

 

Dr. Brunelle, faculty of History Department, expressed concern that faculty had not been consulted more widely.  Senator Arkenberg questioned the need for a policy restricting the number of resources that can be borrowed, especially one that differentiates between full- and part-time faculty and staff. Senator Hewitt also expressed concern about the distinction between full-time faculty and lecturers.  Senator Nanjundappa said the faculty should be surveyed to see what a reasonable limit would be. 

 

It was m/s [Fitch/Nanjundappa] to refer this policy back to the Library Committee for serious consideration. 

 

It was m/p [Emry] to call the question. 

 

The motion passed to refer this policy back to the Library Committee. 

 

It was m/s/p [Buck/Nanjundappa] to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

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