ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

August 26, 2004

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Allen, Alva, Azima, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Emry, Erickson, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gilbert, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Rahmatian, Randall, Rhodes, Rhoten, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Tavakolian, Vasquez, Vogt, and Walicki

 

Absent:  Arkenberg, Cox, Gordon, and Parker

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:34 a.m.  Chair Bedell asked the members of the Senate to join him in observing a moment of silence in memory of Gus Vargas, a colleague in the Management Department. 

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

Senator Guerin requested the Executive Committee set a time certain for discussion of Vice President Smith’s memo regarding the new campus process on the adoption and ordering of textbooks and course materials.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Adler announced they now have eight students enrolled in the Joint Doctor of Education Program.  Faculty are very involved in the process of both governing and teaching of the EED.  Ms. Adler distributed to the Senators a handout listing the courses being taught on our campus.  She said we are sharing our students--some take courses at UCI during the summer, some courses at Cal Poly and some Cal Poly students are enrolled in our courses.  She said there is some concern from the Chancellor’s office about the viability of these programs system-wide across the state and it is her understanding that there are a few of these programs around the state with partnerships that have yet to receive funding along with some other problems.  She noted the main concern is numbers because with extremely low numbers long term financial risks are greater. 

 

Senator Alva announced there was a conflict in the final exam schedule, specifically the MW classes were in direct conflict with the Friday only classes.  This is being corrected and beginning Spring 2005 the final exam schedule will be completely void of these conflicts. 

 

Senator Randall announced on September 26 the "Susan Komen Orange County Race for the Cure" will be held and solicited Senators’ support.   

 

Senator Nanjundappa extended an invitation to the Senators to attend the Welcome Reception for All Faculty on Tuesday, August 31 at 12:00 noon in the Academic Senate Chambers.  He also announced a workshop on Retention, Tenure & Promotion [two sessions] will be held on Thursday, September 2 in the Academic Senate Chambers.  Bargaining will begin in February and they are making preparations for that meeting and asking for input from faculty and their concerns. Chair Bedell asked Senator Nanjundappa to make sure to extend invitations to all department chairs to participate in providing feedback as they begin work on the new contract.   

 

 

Mr. Barrett presented a brief update on the campus parking situation.  The new parking garage is open, although on Monday many students were confused despite the fact that the campus had sent out mailings and flyers about the new parking structure along with the permits. A physical check of the other lots shows there is adequate parking for all elsewhere on campus.  Policy changes have been implemented to get non-faculty/staff out of faculty/staff lots.  Campus police have increased the number of times they patrol faculty/staff lots. Plans are to begin construction on a second parking structure in the spring semester.

 

Senator Pasternack suggested Parking & Transportation Services conduct a survey of the people required to pay a higher fee that could use the parking structure and find out: a) if they are using it, and b) if they are not using it whether or not having designated spaces on the ground floor might influence their behavior.  Mr. Barrett agreed that a survey could be useful for future planning. 

 

Mr. Bond made a brief announcement about custodial staffing given the number of declining custodians. Several years ago the university had 60 custodians and we are now in the low forties.  He stated that he is working on obtaining additional allocations to hire more custodians.

 

Senator Hagan added that he is aware of the difficulty in custodial staffing and has been working with the President and Mr. Bond to rectify these issues.  He stated the plan is to hire more custodians, add to the equipment supplies budget, and address some of the significant maintenance projects on campus. 

 

IV.         CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell welcomed new Senator Philip Vasquez.  Senator Vasquez introduced Senator Patty Azimi who was just elected as Chair of the ASI Board of Directors and will represent ASI on the Senate.  Chair Bedell asked Senator Matz to make an announcement regarding special elections. Senator Matz announced the special election to fill the vacancies for the General Committees is scheduled for September 20-23, 2004.  

 

Chair Bedell announced that Senate members will be receiving athletic passes. The Executive Committee met several times over the summer trying to complete committees and attended a meeting for the new freshmen at the Golleher Alumni House on August 31. 

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Guerin reported the Statewide Academic Senate met and elected this year’s board.

 

VI.         CONSENT CALENDAR

Chair Bedell asked members to add Keith Wanser (CNSM) to the Faculty Personnel Committee.  Senator Junn asked that a correction be made under Extended Education Committee; Cindy Martinez is not from HDCS but is in the Counseling Center.

 

Senator Shapiro requested removal of the Information Security Committee [New] from the Consent Calendar as he would like more information regarding this committee’s functions and how they relate to the functions of the Information Technology Committee.

 

It was m/s/p [Fitch/Kreiner] to approve the following Consent Calendar as amended. 

A.   ASD 04-65 Academic Senate Minutes May 13, 2004

B.   ASD 04-81 Academic Senate Marathon Meeting Minutes 5-27-04

C.   ASD 04-62 Academic Senate Electoral Meeting Minutes 5-27-04

D.   ASD 04-85 Academic Senate Calendar Fall 2004-Spring 2005

E.   NOMINEES TO GENERAL COMMITTEES

 

Faculty Personnel Committee  Terms:  Two 3-year

Nominees:      Zvi Drezner (AT-LARGE); Diana Guerin (HDCS); Larry Ward (COMM, 1-yr);

                     Keith Wanser (CNSM)

Continuing:     Mike McGee (ARTS), James Dietz (CBE), Hallie Yopp Slowik (from HDCS to EDUC); James Santucci (HSS); Dennis Berg (HSS); Hossein Moini (ECS)

Faculty Research Committee  Terms:  Two 1-year

Nominees:      Maqsood Chaudhry (ECS); Ruth Yopp-Edwards (EDUC)

Continuing:     Pending (CBE); Kuen-Hee Ju-Pak (COMM); John Drew (ARTS); Debbie Rose (HDCS); Franz Müller-Gotama (HSS); Lorraine Prinsky (HSS); Stephen Goode (CNSM); Jie Tian (Library)

 

Professional Leaves Committee  Terms:  One 3-year

Nominees:      Louise Adler (EDUC)

Continuing:     Jim Volz (ARTS), Mary Blake Huer (COMM), Mikyong Kim-Goh, (HDCS); Murtadha Khakoo (CNSM); Gayle Brunelle (HSS); Mariko Molodowitch (ECS); Jessie Jones (HDCS); Sheryl Fontaine (HSS); Su Han Chan (CBE)

 

NOMINEES TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE  Terms:  Three 2-year

Nominees:             Kristi Kanel (HDCS); Eve Himmelheber (ARTS); Debra Ambrosetti (EDUC)

Continuing:            Vic Brajer (CBE); Maijian Qian (CNSM); Melinda Blackman (HSS)

 

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE  Terms:  Three 2-year, One 1-year

Nominees:             Irene Matz (COMM); Mark Redhead (HSS 1-yr); Barbara Phillips (EDUC); Kari Knutson-Miller (HDCS)

Continuing:            Ann Sheffield (ARTS); Robert Mead (CBE)

 

EXTENDED EDUCATION COMMITTEE  Terms:  Three 2-year

Nominees:             Shelly Arsneault (HSS); Linda Orozco (EDUC); Hamid Tavakolian (CBE)

Continuing:            Joseph Massey (COMM); Cindy Martinez (Counseling Center); Barbra Erickson (HSS)

 

FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE  Terms:  Three 2-year

Nominee:               Gayle Vogt (CBE); David Shepard (HDCS); Gerald Lege (CNSM)

Continuing:            G. Nanjundappa (HSS); Rhonda Allen (HSS); Jane Hipolito (HSS)

 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CENTER BOARD  Terms:  Five 2-year; One 1-year

Nominees:             Kenneth Walicki (ARTS); Terry Saenz (COMM); Kristin Stang (EDUC); Mallela Prasada Rao (ECS 1-yr); Juan Carlos Gallego (HSS); Natalie Fousekis (HSS)

Continuing:            Neil Granitz (CBE); Jaki Coffman (HDCS); Nancy Pelaez (HSS); John Hickok (Library)

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE  Terms:  One 1-year

Nominee:               Nancy Fitch (HSS)

Confirmed 5/27:      Paul Levesque (HSS); Gerald Gannon (CNSM); Christina Smith (ARTS); Pat Szeszulskli (HDCS); Dorota Huizinga (ECS); John Bock (HSS)

 

GRADUATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  Terms:  One 2-year; One 1-year

Nominee:               Barbara Glaeser (EDUC); Mary Joyce (CBE)

Confirmed 5/27:      Jochen Burgtorf (HSS); Phil Armstrong (CNSM); Shari McMahan (HDCS); Katherine Powers (ARTS); Susan Jacobsen (HSS);

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE  Terms:  Six 2-year; One 1-year

Nominees:             Marty Bray (EDUC); Dana Loewy (CBE); Margaret Hogarth (Library); Marilyn Stoner (HDCS); Mark Shapiro (CNSM 1-yr); Demitri Michalopoulos (ECS); Rae Newton (HSS)

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

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE  Terms:  Three 2-year, One 1-year

Nominees:             Nancy Snow (COMM 1 yr); Shu-Chen (Jenny) Yen (EDUC); Svetlana Efremova-Reed (ARTS); Joe Greco (CBE)

Continuing:            Jesa Kreiner (ECS); Cora Granata ((HSS)

LIBRARY COMMITTEE  Terms:  Five 2-year; One 1-year

Nominees:             Bill Beam (HDCS 1 yr); Ula Manzo (EDUC); Chris Ruiz-Velasco (Hss); Debra Noble (ARTS); Hilary Kelly (HSS); pending (ECS)

Continuing:            Betty Chavis (CBE); Nashat Saweris (CNSM); Cynthia King (COMM)

 

PLANNING, RESOURCES & BUDGET COMMITTEE  Terms:  Six 2-year; 1 1-year

Nominees:             Mark Stohs (CBE); Katherine Dickson (CNSM); Susan Hallman (ARTS); Ed Trotter (COMM); Phillip Gianos (HSS); Kathy Koser (HDCS);

                             Reyes Fidalgo (HUM 1-yr)

Continuing:            David Falconer (ECS); Carmen Dunlap (EDUC); James Woodward (At-Large);

                             Carol Bednar (Library)

 

STUDENT ACADEMIC LIFE COMMITTEE Terms:  Three 2-year

Nominees:             Jeanine Congalton (COMM); Susana Flores (EDUC); Chandra Putcha (ECS)

Continuing:            Teresa Crawford (EDUC); Karen Perell (HDCS); Barbara Gonzalez (CNSM)

 

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE Terms:  Four 2-year; One 1-yr

Nominees:             Rosemary McGill (Library); Robert Ortiz (EDUC); Christine Latham (HDCS); Perry Jacobson (HSS); Vuryl Klassen (CNSM 1-yr)

Continuing:            Pamela Caldwell (COMM); James Taulli (ARTS); Joni Norby (CBE)

 

NOMINEES TO MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

 

ACADEMIC APPEALS BOARD  Terms:  One 2-year

Nominee:               Jill Rosenbaum (HSS)

Continuing:            Brady Rhodes (CNSM)

 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE  Terms: One 2-year

Nominee:               William Haddad (HSS)

Continuing:            Alan Emery (HSS)

 

HONORS BOARD

Nominees:             Amy Coplan (HSS); Phillipe Perebinossoff (COMM); Joanna Roche (ARTS)

Continuing:            Marcelo Tolmasky (CNSM); Jochen Burgtorf (HSS)

 

CSUF FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Terms:  One 3-year

Nominee:               William Meyer (ARTS)

Continuing:            Barry Pasternack (CBE); Steve Murray (CNSM)

 

SENATE FORUM

Nominee:               Leon Gilbert (HSS)

Continuing             Diana Guerin (HDCS); Dana Loewy (CBE); Kathy Brzovic (CBE)

 

ATHLETICS ADVISORY COUNCIL  Terms:  Three 1-year

Nominees:             Betty Chavis (CBE); Wayne Engstrom (HSS); Fred Ramirez (EDUC)

 

ATHLETICS ADVISORY COUNCIL:

ATHLETICS ACADEMIC STANDARDS  Terms:  One 1-year

Nominee:               Chris Street (EDUC)

 

ATHLETICS ADVISORY COUNCIL:

NCAA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE  Terms:  Two 1-year

Nominees:             Charles Funkhouser (CNSM); Kim Norman (EDUC)

 

UNIVERSITY BOARD ON WRITING PROFICIENCY  Terms:  Two 2-year

Nominees:             Willie Hagan (Admin); Linda Fraser (CBE)

Continuing:            Reyes Fidalgo (HSS)

 

NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEES

 

Associate VP – Academic Programs

Nominees:             John Lawrence (CBE); Tony Fellow (COMM); Helen Parcell Taylor (EDUC); Alan Saltzstein (HSS); Sora Tanjasiri (HDCS)

 

Associate Athletic Director – Sr. Women’s Administrator

Nominees:             Betty Chavis (CBE); Toya Wyatt (COMM); Steve Walk (HDCS)

 

Dean – College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Nominees:             Gerald Gannon (CNSM); Diane Clemens-Knott (CNSM); Marie Linder (CNSM); James Woodward (HSS); Pending

 

VII.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

VIII.     NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 04-91 Proposed Revisions UPS 300.015 Repetition of Courses

It was m/s/ [Alva/Kreiner] to approve document UPS 300.015.  Senator Alva explained that the plus/minus grading will be implemented in the spring 2005. The university has made several interpretations of all new university requirements and as a result needed to update UPS 300.015 to reflect the fact that in all university requirements a C- is no longer considered a passing grade. 

 

Senator Alva noted the spring 2005 class schedule will have a two page information sheet added to the class schedule which clarifies the new policy and makes it clear the plus/minus system is effective spring 2005.  In addition, the spring 2005 class schedule cover will have some kind of plus/minus design, again to reinforce the message that it will become effective spring 2005.

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Nanjundappa] on page 1, line 15 to delete the word “traditional” and insert the word “current” and on page 2, line 15 delete the word “traditional” and insert the word “current.”

 

Chair Bedell asked Senator Hall to take the matter of the continued repetition of a good grade back to the Academic Standards Committee for consideration.

 

The motion passed to approve ASD 04-91 Proposed Revisions UPS 300.015 as amended.

 

B.   ASD 04-90 Proposed Revision BL 89-1 Research Committee:  Composition

      It was m/s [Junn/Gilbert] to approve document ASD 04-90.  Senator Junn explained the Executive Committee added clarifying language so that all of the colleges including the new College of Education would have representatives for those committees that require representatives for each college. 

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Buck] on the first line after the word “from” to add “one member for the Library and.“

 

The motion passed to approve document ASD 04-90 Proposed Revision BL 89-1 Research Committee:  Composition.

 

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

      Senator Buck noted ASD 04-59 and ASD 04-75 were on the Senate agenda at the last Senate meeting in May but were not considered due to lack of time.  Senator Buck thought it has been the tradition of the Senate that agenda items not brought up within a given academic year then die and go back to committees and start over with a new academic year.  Senator Buck noted this is a new Senate with new committee members and therefore these documents should be sent back to committees. 

Chair Bedell noted the Senate last year spent hours on both of these issues and these documents were bumped in favor of considering more urgent curricular issues.  Chair Bedell interpreted moving these two documents under new business as being re-introduced as an extension and therefore would be new business.

 

Senator Gilbert stated at least in the most recent past, a couple of past chairs have typically carried over business from the last Senate meeting in the spring to the fall.

 

It was m/s [Buck/Kreiner] document ASD 04-59 and ASD 04-75 be referred back to the appropriate committees. 

 

It was m and accepted as a friendly amendment [Shapiro] to refer ASD 04-59 and ASD 04-75 to the respective committees and report out to the Academic Senate by September 23. 

 

It was m/s/p [Michalopoulos/Meyer] to end debate.

 

Motion passed to send documents ASD 04-59 and ASD 04-75 back to the respective committees.

 

Senator Nanjundappa inquired as to when the Senate would be informed of the recommendations made at the Senate retreat by the various discussion groups. 

 

Chair Bedell stated there will be an action plan coming out of the retreat which is also related to the Executive Committee/PAB Retreat. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.