ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

August 24, 2006

 

 

 

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

Members Present: Altar, Arnold, Bedell, Bruschke, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gordon, Guerin, Jones, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kirtman, Klassen, Klein, Liverpool, McConnell, Mead, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Napper, Palmer, Pasternack, Randall, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Taylor, Vogt, Walicki, Williams, Zhao

Absent: Alva, Hassan, Hewitt, Holland, Junn, Michalopoulos, Smith

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 11:32 a.m. She, along with President Gordon, welcomed the Senate to its first meeting of the 2006-2007 academic year.

 

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

Chair Guerin received consent of the body to proceed to Announcements before items of urgent business were taken up.

 

On behalf of the Senate Executive Committee, Senator Drezner moved for approval of a resolution regarding Intersession 2007. The resolution encouraged faculty and departments to consider instructional strategies given the new three-week intersession and alternative schedules such as starting classes immediately after fall semester final exams; stated that departments shall not be prohibited from offering classes during Intersession on the basis of impact on enrollments during state-supported semesters; and suggested limits on student course loads. Senator Taylor objected to taking up discussion of the resolution as an item of urgent business and the resolution became the first item of new business.

 

 

III.          ANNOUNCMENTS

Dr. Claire Cavallaro, the newly appointed Dean for the College of Education was introduced to the body. Dean Cavallaro remarked that she is delighted to be a member of the University and spoke briefly about her goals for the College of Education. As part of a new tradition and as a token of our welcome, Chair Guerin presented Dean Cavallaro with a CSUF Academic Senate keychain.

 

Senator Nanjundappa reported that a special meeting will take place to discuss the CFA Salary Proposal. He can be contacted via email or phone for more information on this meeting. Senator Nanjundappa also invited all faculty members to the CFA Welcome Reception to be held at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2006 in the Academic Senate Chambers. The guest speaker will be Professor George Diehr, CalPERS Board Member. Campus members should RSVP with Senator Nanjundappa by Monday, August 28, 2006.

 

Senator Rumberger announced that ASI has kicked-off its voter registration campaign. He asked the body to contact him if any would like to participate.

 

Senator Bruschke invited all to attend the Town Hall discussion on the social, political and legal issues of the death penalty. This dialogue will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 in the TSU Portola Pavilion. 

 

Chair Guerin announced that the Academic Senate Orientation will be held next Thursday, August 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Academic Senate Chambers. Please RSVP to the Academic Senate office. She also reminded the body that Concert Under the Stars will be held on Friday, September 15th.

 

 

IV.         CHAIR’S REPORT

The Executive Committee met six times over the summer. In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, Chair Guerin thanked Senator Fitch for serving as an alternate at two meetings. The Executive Committee and the Academic Senate office accomplished several the following tasks over the summer:

·        Approved the ad hoc committee on the Second Language Graduation Requirement on behalf of the Academic Senate.

·         Notified the campus community of the Constitutional amendment adding the new standing committee on Internships and Service Learning, as required by the Constitution.

·        Provided input on issues related to Commencement, the Academic Calendar, the Academic Affairs/Academic Senate Retreat, and the Senate Executive Committee Retreat with the President’s Advisory Board.

·        Appointed nominees to the standing committees, miscellaneous committees and boards.

·        Discussed the possibility of developing an electronic wait list when classes are full.

·        Developed the proposed calendar for the Academic Senate.

·        Approved spending from the faculty fund in support our colleagues.

·        Designed the program for the Senate Orientation.

·        Identified priority items for Senate business.

·        Held a retreat, to focus on strategies to strengthen collegial governance.

        

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Chair Guerin introduced the three CSU Statewide Academic Senators, Vince Buck, Barry Pasternack, and herself. She asked Senator Pasternack, newly elected Vice Chair to the Statewide Academic Senate Executive Committee, to provide a quick reprise of the business that committee has in progress. Senator Pasternack reported that the Statewide Academic Senate Executive Committee took an oppose position on a bill that would mandate CSU campuses to pay for some of the improvements made by local utility companies associated with campus construction and also lobbied hard against a bill that would mandate the same lower division GE pattern for the CSU and UC systems. He spoke briefly about the committee’s work on staffing committees and on the possibility having a Cornerstones II dialogue.

 

 

VI.         TIMES CERTAIN

Time Certain

11:45 a.m.

Amir Dabirian, Chief Information Technology Officer

Subject: New Student Email

Senator Dabirian highlighted various features of the new student email system which include personalized email address and passwords at log-in, 50 times more disk space, auto-population of class schedule to the student’s online calendar, better security, and accessibility through mobile devices. The new system will provide the official university email communication with students. It seems to have been received well, as in the last three days, 28,000 students have accessed their email accounts, and 22,000 students have personalized them.

 

 

Time Certain

12:00 p.m.

Cheryl Perreira, Director, Business Planning and Improvement

Bill Barrett, Associate Vice President for Administration

John Beisner, Director, University Risk Management

Tom Whitfield, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Subject: Avian Influenza Pandemic Plan Implementation

John Beisner led discussion on our plan of action in response to an Avian Influenza pandemic. The goals of the campus include:

·        Preventing the spread of infection.

·        Maintaining the ability to communicate

·        Maintaining security and preserving University facilities and property.

·        Assisting in local, state and federal response efforts.

·        Maintaining health and safety and the viability of research.

·        Increasing the capacity of health and counseling services to care for those who become ill or symptomatic while on campus.

·        Continuing campus operations as long as it is safe and/or effective to do so.

 

         In the fall 2006, the University will:

·     Develop and implement a communication plan.

·        Conduct mock exercises.

·        Identify, develop and recommend alternative methods of continuing instruction and delivering course materials.

·        Identify a process to track research and develop a means to prioritize and preserve research.

 

         All members of the campus community are called to:

·        Communicate support for any required planning activities

·        Encourage faculty members to engage in meaningful course and research planning.

·        Identify faculty members to develop recommendations concerning delivery of course materials and criteria to prioritize research.

·        Complete continuity planning objectives.

·        Participate in pandemic training exercises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Certain

12:15 p.m.

Bill Dickerson, Executive Director of the CSUF Housing Authority/Auxiliary Services Corporation

Subject: CSUF Faculty/Staff Housing Assistance Program

Bill Dickerson provided an overview of the current CSUF Housing Development projects and future prospects. He provided a handout that summarized the statuses and pricing information on University Gables and University Heights, and listed several other prospective projects and the likelihood of their completion. He also distributed another handout that illustrated examples of resale transactions for homes purchased in the University Heights development. Following his presentation, Mr. Dickerson answered questions from members of the body.

 

 

VII.       CONSENT CALENDAR

         Chair Guerin noted that the following nominees have agreed to serve on the following committees:

                        Elections Committee Nominee: Robert Mead (CBE)

                        Graduate Education Committee Nominee:  Michael Loverude (CNSM)

                        Faculty Personnel Committee Nominee: Mabel Kung (CBE)

 

         M/S/P [Drezner/Bedell] to approve the consent calendar as amended. (Approved unanimously)

 

         NOMINEES TO STANDING COMMITTEES:

               Academic Standards Committee

Nominees:      Kristi Kanel (HHD); Eve Himmelheber (ARTS); Tom Johnson (CBE)

Continuing      Fred Zandpour (COMM); Paul Deland (CNSM); Gordon Bakken (SOC SCI)

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Nominee:      Katherine Kantardjieff (CNSM)

Confirmed 5/25:  Betty Chavis (CBE); Susana Flores (EDUC John Koegel (ARTS);

            Tony Fellow (COMM); Susamma Barua (ECS); Pat Szeszulski (HHD);

            Irena Praitis (HUM); Hilla Israely (SOC SCI)

 

ELECTIONS Committee

Nominee:     Scott Spitzer (SOC SCI); Robert Mead (CBE)

Confirmed 5/25:   Irene Matz (COMM);

 

Extended Education Committee

Nominees:    Mary Joyce (CBE); Shelly Arsneault (SOC SCI)

Continuing:    Sandra Perez-Linggi (HUM); Fred Ramirez (EDUC); Amir Dabirian (Admin)

 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CENTER BOARD

Nominees:    Ken Walicki (ARTS); Natalie Fousekis (SOC SCI); Barbara Glaeser (EDUC);

Confirmed 5/25:  Gail Love (COMM); Rebecca Dolhinow (HUM); Mallela Prasada (ECS);

                                  Linda Fraser (CBE); Dana Rutledge (HHD); Majian Qian (CNSM);

                          Rachael Clemens (Library)

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTE

Nominee:      Jan Weiner (EDUC)

Confirmed 5/25:  Katherine Powers (ARTS); Jerry Lege (CNSM); Pilar Valero-Costa; (HUM);

                            Irene Lange (CBE); Tony Rimmer (COMM); David Falconer (ECS);

                     Carl Renold (HHD); Nancy Fitch (SOC SCI)

 

Graduate Education Committee

Nominees:    Pat Keig (EDUC); Jochen Burgtorf (Soc Sci); Michael Loverude (CNSM)

                     Cynthia King (COMM); Shari McMahan (HHD); Cheryl Zimmerman (HUM);

Jeff Kuo (ECS); Robert Watson (ARTS); Zvi Goldstein (CBE)

 

Information Technology Committee

Nominees:    Kristin Stang (EDUC); Sean Walker (CNSM); John Carroll (SOC SCI); Teeana Rizkallah (CBE); Collette Davis (Library); Shu-Chen (Jenny) Yen (HHD); Shahin Ghazanshahi (ECS)

Continuing:   Charles Grieb (ARTS); Thomas Clanin (COMM)

 

International Education Committee

Nominees:    Andi Stein (COMM); Jannet Chang (CBE); Larry Peters (ARTS)

Continuing:   Mary Kay Crouch (HUM); Mikyong Kim-Goh (HHD)

 

LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Nominees:    Jorge Fondevila (SOC SCI); Dennis Siebenaler (ARTS)

Confirmed 5/25:  David Cheng (ECS); Brenda Spencer (EDUC); Jinghui Liu (HUM);

                            Vijay Karan (CBE); Kenneth Tom (COMM); Jessie Jones (HHD);

                     Nashat Saweris (CNSM)

 

PLANNING, RESOURCES & BUDGET COMMITTEE

Nominees:    Mike McGee (ARTS); David Wong (CBE); Mikyong Kim-Goh (HHD);

                     Jeanine Congalton (COMM); Robert Koch (CNSM); Heather Battaly (HUM)

Continuing:   Louise Adler (EDUC); Demitrios Michalopoulos (ECS); Bill Haddad (SOC SCI);

                                    Suellen Cox (Library)

 

STUDENT ACADEMIC LIFE COMMITTEE

Nominees:    Beth Evans (COMM); Terri Patchen (EDUC); Gerald Semanitore (ARTS)

Continuing:   Angeles Sancho-Velazquez (HUM); Laura Chandler (HHD)

 

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

Nominees:    Ash Bishop (EDUC); Maqsood Chaudhry (ECS); Elizabeth Housewright (Library); Renae Bredin (HUM); Christine Latham (HHD)

Continuing:   John Erickson (CBE); Vuryl Klassen (CNSM); Jon Bruschke (COMM);

                                    Bill Meyer (ARTS)

 

NOMINEE TO GENERAL COMMITTEE

FACULTY PERSONNEL COMMITTEE   Term:  One 3-year

Nominee:      Mabel Kung (CBE)

Elected 5-11-06: Laurence Timm (ARTS), Ed Trotter (COMM), Debbie Rose, (HHD); Andrea Guillaume (EDUC); Ning Chen (ECS); Hélène Domon (HUM);

                            Keith Wanser (CNSM); Richard Lippa (SOC SCI)

 

NOMINEES TO MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

ACADEMIC APPEALS BOARD

Nominee:      Jill Rosenbaum (SOC SCI)

Continuing:   Vic Brajer (CBE)

 

 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE

Nominees:           David Wong (CBE)

Continuing:   Alan Emry (SOC SCI)

 

HONORS BOARD

Nominees:    David Chen (HHD); Mark Redhead (SOC SCI)

Continuing:   Jonathan S. Taylor (SOC SCI); Heather Battaly (HUM); Edward Fink (COMM)

 

CSUF FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nominee:      Barry Pasternack (CBE);

Continuing:   William Meyer (ARTS); Maria Linder (CNSM)

 

TITAN STUDENT UNION GOVERNING BOARD

Nominee:      Mark Ellis (EDUC)

Continuing:   Debra Lockwood (ARTS)

 

 

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

         Due to lack to time, item 8.1 Resolution on Intersession 2007 was not discussed.

 

 

 

IX.         ADJOURNMENT       

        Meeting was adjourned at 12:59 p.m.