ASD 02-112

Approved as amended 10-3-02

 

 

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ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

September 5, 2002

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Members Present:  Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Guerin, Hagan, Hewitt, Jeremiah, Jones, Junn, Klassen, Kim, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Parker, Parman, Pasternack, Perkins, Putcha, Reisman, Rhoten, Rimmer, Roberts, Russell, Rutemiller, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Tavakolian, Vargas, Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Buck, Gordon, Sawicki, and Taulli.

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m., and welcomed the Senators back after our summer’s rest.  Chair Gilbert asked the members of the Senate to join him in observing a moment of silence in memory of Julian Foster, professor of political science, former chair and long-time member of the Senate.  He was an eloquent and forceful champion for collegial governance and shared governance.  Julian Foster created the Academic Senate Forum and served as the editor in the early years of that publication.  

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

M/S/P [Pasternack/Fromson] to reorder the agenda and move items VII. A and B to Unfinished Business before item A.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Pasternack thanked Senator Jeremiah and the Athletic Department for providing All-Sports Passes to the Senate and wished Herb Rutemiller a “Happy Birthday.”

 

Senator Nanjundappa discussed the state budget and relevant issues briefly and reviewed CFA’s fall semester activities and reminded the members of the RTP workshop held on Wednesday, the 11th of September at noon and asked the Senators to encourage their colleagues to attend. 

 

Senator Boyum announced that WASC had approved the Master of Arts in Communications in Hong Kong and Shanghai that the Senate had approved last spring.

 

Senator Jeremiah asked the members to remind their colleagues they can also obtain an All-Sports Pass for $35. 

 

                                              

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert reported on the activities of the Senate’s Executive Committee over the summer.

·         Planned the Academic Affairs/Academic Senate Joint Retreat.

·         Worked together with Mike Parker and John Beisner in an effort to approve an interim email policy.  Article IV of the new CSEA contract mandates that any policy that affects working conditions as defined under HEERA must go to the unions for their review at the system level. 

·         Funding has been found to expand the Children’s Center to accommodate approximately 45 children of faculty and staff.  Senator Hagan noted that most of funding is in place and the new addition perhaps will happen as early as next semester.

·         Worked on draft revision of UPS 210.001 that will allow untenured faculty to serve on search committees at the department level.  The draft is being submitted to the Faculty Affairs Committee at their first meeting, requesting a quick approval from Faculty Affairs so that a policy can be in place by the time most of the departments will begin their recruiting.

·         Continued working on finding faculty to serve on a broad variety of Senate committees and boards.

·         Discussion with Mike Parker regarding the computer problems the campus faced during the first two weeks of classes.

 

Senator Bedell commented briefly on the discussion the Executive Committee had with Mike Parker last Tuesday. The computer problems faculty faced during the first two weeks of classes were mainly due to the mainframe capacity; it is now running at 100%.  Parker anticipates there will be more complications when the campus switches to CMS (Common Management System) in a few years.   

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

MS [Bedell/Fitch] to adopt the Consent Calendar.

 

Senator Sutphen requested ASD 02-66 Academic Senate Minutes 5-9-02 be removed from the Consent Calendar to return for editorial corrections.

 

Motion passed to approve the Consent Calendar after minor corrections to minutes were made.

 

A.      ASD 02-78 Academic Senate Calendar of Fall 2002 & Spring 2003 Meetings

B.      ASD 02-86 Spring 2002 New Course Proposals – General Education

C.      ASD 02-35 Academic Senate Minutes 4-25-02

D.      ASD 02-79 Academic Senate Minutes 5-16-02 as amended 9-5-02

E.      ASD 02-80 Academic Senate Marathon Minutes 5-30-02 as amended 9-5-02

F.      ASD 02-84 Academic Senate Electorate Minutes 5-30-02 as amended 9-5-02

G.     NOMINEES TO COMMITTEES

 

NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEES

(Search)  VP – UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT

Nominee:                   Jim Volz (ARTS)

Confirmed 5/30/02:      David Wong (CBE); Lee Gilbert (HSS); Katherine Kantardjieff (CNSM); Debbie Rose (HDCS)

 

NOMINEES TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Tony Rimmer (COMM)

Continuing:     Marika Becz (ARTS); Mabel Kung (CBE); Robert Belloli (CNSM);

                     Kristi Kanel (HDCS); Carleen Ibrahim (HSS)

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Nominees:      John Erickson (CBE)

Continuing:     Bruce Goodrich (ARTS); Richard Wiseman (COMM); Paula Herberg (HDCS) Steve Walk (HDCS); Ernie Solheid (CNSM); Don Matthewson (HSS)

 

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Irene Matz (COMM);  Joe Weber (HSS)

Continuing:     Ann Sheffield (ARTS); Herbert Rutemiller (CBE Emeriti); LeeAnn Hansen (HSS); Kim Norman (HDCS); 

 

EXTENDED EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Hamid Tavakolian (CBE)

Continuing:     Tae-Wan Ryu (ECS); Kuen Hee Ju-Pak (COMM); Gerald Rosen (HSS); Juan Sanchez Munoz (HDCS); Haken Rosengren (ARTS)

 

FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Janet Peterson (HDCS); Farouk Abdelwahed (CBE)

Continuing:     Shay Sayre (COMM); Jose Cervantes (HDCS); Melinda Blackman (HSS);

                     Pat Bril (LIB)

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Joe Sawicki (HSS)

Continuing:     Arnold Holland (ARTS); Thomas Clanin (COMM); David Pagni (CNSM); George Giacumakis (HSS); Pramod Pandya (CBE); Bin Cong (ECS); Joyce Lee (HDCS); Margaret Hogarth (LIB)

 

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

Nominees:      Rosemary McGill (Library)

Continuing:     Jim Taulli (ARTS); Lance Leuthesser (CBE); David (Dapeng) Chen (HDCS); Harris Shultz (CNSM); Carol Barnes (HDCS); William Laton (CNSM); Penny Chiappe (HDCS)

 

NOMINEES TO MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BOARD  Terms:  Two 2-year

Nominees:      Gayle Vogt (CBE); Harriet Edwards (CNSM)

Continuing:     Juan Sanchez Munoz (HDCS); Jesa Kreiner (ECS); Angela Della Volpe (HSS)

 

ATHLETICS ADVISORY COUNCIL  Terms:  One 1-year

Nominee:       Mike Steiner (HSS)

Continuing:     Steve Walk (HDCS); Betty Chavis (CBE)

 

Athletics Advisory Council Standing Committee:

ATHLETICS ACADEMIC STANDARDS  Terms:  One 1-year

Nominee:       Robert Belloli (ASC Rep)

Continuing:     Richard Wiseman (COMM)

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMMITTEE  Terms:  One 2-year; Two 3-year

Nominees:      David Wong (CBE); Lenny Wiersma (HDCS); Vacant (ECS)

Continuing:     Brady Rhodes (CNSM); Sharon Milburn (HDCS)

 

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE  Terms: One 2-year

Nominee:       Sandra Sutphen (HSS)

Continuing:     Norman Page (COMM)

 

CSUF FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Terms:  One 3-year

Nominees:      Steve Murray (CNSM)

Continuing:     Bill Meyer (ARTS); Barry Pasternack (CBE)

HONORS BOARD  Terms: One 1-year, One 2-year

Nominees:      Marcelo Tolmasky (CNSM); Jochen Burgtorf (HSS); Tony Rimmer (COMM)

     Continuing:     Heather Battaly (HSS); Edward Fink (COMM);

 

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD  Terms:  One 2-year

Nominee:       Cynthia King (COMM)

Continuing:     Patricia Keig (HDCS)

 

UNIVERSITY BOARD ON WRITING PROFICIENCY  Terms:  Two 2-year

Nominees:      Larry Peters (ARTS); Penny Chiappe (HDCS)

Continuing:     Gayle Vogt (CBE)

 

VI.         NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 02-87 Resolution on Facilitating the Drafting and Approval of Department Personnel Standards. 

MS [Gannon/Fromson] to adopt ASD 02-87 Resolution on Facilitating the Drafting and Approval of Department Personnel Standards. 

 

M [Sutphen] to add a Resolved after the second Resolved, “For programs with approved standards, review will be confined to aligning the old development plan language with the new development narrative language.”

 

Senate instructed the Executive Committee to proceed and do whatever is necessary to expedite approval of this document and perhaps consider setting up a special subcommittee of the FPC. 

 

M/S/P [Perkins/Fitch] to end debate.

 

Motion passed unanimously to approve Resolution on Facilitating the Drafting and Approval of Department Personnel Standards as amended. 

 

B.      ASD 02-88 Resolution on Intellectual Property Rights

MS [Sutphen/Fitch] to adopt ASD 02-88 Resolution on Intellectual Property Rights.  A committee has been in place for over two years that has been looking at Intellectual Property Rights and a great deal of information has been collected. It is time for us to come up with a policy instead of collecting data.

 

Fitch:  Encouraged the Executive Committee and the Senate to consider asking faculty who have an interest in patents to serve on the ad hoc committee. 

 

Guerin: Urged the Executive Committee to recruit broadly for the committee to ensure participation by those with expertise.

 

Motion passed unanimously to approve ASD 02-88 Resolution on Intellectual Property Rights.

 

C.      ASD 02-54 UPS 411.104 Policy on Online Distance Learning

MS [Fromson/Fitch] to adopt UPS 411.104 Policy on Online Distance Learning.

Senator Fromson stated the University Curriculum Committee and Ad Hoc Committee worked out this policy on online distance learning and the effort here is to bring online courses and curricular package under the same scrutiny and with the same responsibility as we have with the traditional courses.  Senator Fromson called our attention to the fact that this policy shall apply to courses in which 15 or more hours of instruction or the equivalent are placed in an online environment. 

 

Fitch:  Question on page 2, line 5 “appropriate instructional support, student services, and library resources” may not be so clear with respect to resources in general.

 

Discussion:

·      Distinction made between “online” and “distance” and may not be the same.

·      Can the university be able to support distance students as the policy mandates?

·      Change the policy to read “one-third” online rather than 15 hours.

 

MS [Reisman/Fitch] to refer UPS 411.104 Policy on Online Distance Learning document back to the University Curriculum Committee and have the committee solicit input from interested parties with regard to issues that interested parties might want to input and bring back a revised document in a timely manner.

 

Motion passed to refer UPS 411.104 back to University Curriculum Committee with instructions.    

 

D.      ASD 02-61 UPS 411.101 Policy on Courses: Numbering, Standard Codes, and Controlled Entry.

M/S [Boyum/Fitch] to adopt ASD 02-61.  Senator Boyum yielded the floor to Louise Adler, Chair of Education Leadership.  Adler noted that this document would add a “600-699” block of courses that would be strictly used for doctoral level classes. 

 

Discussion:  Senate members raised the following issues:

·         No distinctions between masters and doctoral level courses in their own graduate schools.

·         Distinctions would not exist in Chemistry courses.

·         Some departments may not be able to afford the resources for separate 500 and 600 level courses.

·         600 level courses are already in use in MFA programs.

·         This may set up a series of numbers for a specific discipline and specific program that down the road could actually undermine other disciplines developing similar joint doctorate degrees.

 

M/S/P [Pasternack/Fromson] to call the question.

 

Motion failed to adopt ASD 02-61 UPS 411.101 Policy on Courses: Numbering, Standard Codes, and Controlled Entry.     Vote:     Yes = 16;   No = 20

                                         

E.      ASD 02-69 UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines

M/S [Boyum/Vargas] to adopt UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines.  Senator Boyum explained the next three agenda items were a result of consultation of graduate advisors and Grad Ed Committee and all mandate changes in graduate education.

 

Discussion:

·         Grad Ed is examining graduate standards generally and these documents are a result of that process.

·         Culminating Experience Guidelines is a major revision of that policy.  The old policy states, “The decision in regard to a joint thesis or project is the responsibility of the thesis committees concerned.”  The new policy gives the final approval to the AVP of Academic Programs, upon the recommendation from the students’ committees and advisors.

 

The discussion ended when time ran out and the motion to adjourn was made.

 

M/S/P [Perkins/Parker] to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.