ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

September 7, 2006

 

 

 

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

Members Present: Altar, Alva, Arnold, Bruschke, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gordon, Guerin, Hassan, Hewitt, Holland, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kirtman, Klassen, Liverpool, McConnell, Mead, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Palmer, Randall, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Vogt, Walicki, Williams, Zhao

Absent: Bedell, Klein, Michalopoulos, Napper, Pasternack, Smith, Taylor

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCMENTS

Senator Fromson invited all to attend the dedication and renaming of the Science Laboratory Center to Dan Black Hall will take place on Friday, September 15, 2006. Two tours of the laboratories and a reception will follow.

 

Senator Nanjundappa reported that on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, CFA Statewide President John Travis will be discussing the difference between the CFA and CSU proposals. Lunch will be provided. He asked Senators to invite their colleagues.

 

Senator Alva announced the appointment of Bridget Driscoll to Director of the Academic Advisement Center.

 

Chair Guerin noted that Convocation will take place next Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. and Concert Under the Stars will be held on Friday, September 15th.

 

IV.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4.1 It was M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Fidalgo] to approve ASD 06-150 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes Draft 8-24-06 as submitted.

 

V.           CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Guerin thanked those who participated in and helped to facilitate the Academic Senate Orientation on August 31, 2006.

 

The Academic Senate Executive Committee met with the President’s Advisory Board last Tuesday. Discussion took place on a wide range of topics.

 

She also announced that CSU International Programs is looking for Resident Directors to serve in China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. If interested, please contact the Academic Senate office or Senator Fidalgo, our campus representative.

 

VI.         STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

         Senator Buck reported that the Statewide Academic Senate will meet next week.

 

VII.       TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain

12:00 p.m.

G. Nanjundappa, President, CFA Fullerton Chapter

Subject: Faculty Survey on Workplace Satisfaction

Senator Nanjundappa discussed the results of the Faculty Survey on Workplace Satisfaction that was administered to all faculty members during the Spring 2006 semester. The 421 respondents (21% of faculty) shared their feelings on overall satisfaction, salary and benefits, workload, working conditions, quality of student preparation, faculty evaluation requirements, office and instructional space, the campus physical environment, collegiality and civility, administrative leadership, and campus services.

 

VIII.     CONSENT CALENDAR

Item 8.1 Nominees to Search Committees was pulled from the Consent Calendar by Senator Shapiro and became an item of New Business.

 

ATHLETICS:  GENDER EQUITY COMMITTEE and ATHLETICS:  NCAA COMPLIANCE  

COMMITTEE were removed from the Consent Calendar by Chair Guerin. The Academic Senate office will continue its work on staffing these committees.

 

Items 8.2 through 8.8 of the consent calendar were approved unanimously with the following revisions:

·        INTERNSHIPS AND SERVICE LEARNING: Change forthcoming to Irene Lange (CBE)

·        ATHLETICS:  ATHLETICS ACADEMIC STANDARDS: Delete “Forthcoming”

·        TSU: FOOD ADVISORY BOARD: Change forthcoming to Jon Bruschke (COMM)

·        UNIVERSITY BOARD ON WRITING PROFICIENCY: Change forthcoming to Gayle Vogt (CBE)

                                                                                                                                                           

         8.2 Nominees to Standing Committees

 

                 ELECTIONS Committee

                 Nominee:               Robert Mead (CBE)

                 Confirmed 8/24:      Irene Matz (COMM); Scott Spitzer (SOC SCI)

 

                          Campus facilities and beautification

                          Nominees:            Tom Boyd (CBE); Maria Grant (EDUC); Bill Hoese (CNSM); Kurt Kitselman (COMM); M. Prasado Rao (ECS); Ellen Junn (HHD); Jade Jewett (ARTS); Craig Ihara (HUM)

 

                          INTERNSHIPS and SERVICE LEARNING

                          Nominees:    Craig McConnell (HUM); Chandra Srinivasan (CNSM); Craig McConnell (HUM); Diane Witmer (COMM); Irene Lange (CBE)

 

8.3 Nominees to Other Committees

 

                          ATHLETICS ADVISORY COUNCIL   3 (1 yr)

                          Nominees: Scott Hewitt (CNSM); Kristin Beals (SOC SCI); Lenny Wiersma (HHD)

 

                          ATHLETICS:  ATHLETICS ACADEMIC STANDARDS   2 (1 yr)

                          Nominee:     Maijian Qian (CNSM); Forthcoming

 

                          INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

                          Nominee:      Laura Triplett (COMM)

                          Continuing:   Christina Goode (CNSM)

 

                          TSU:  FOOD ADVISORY BOARD

                          Nominees:    Dana Loewy (CBE); Jon Bruschke (COMM)

 

                          UNIVERSITY BOARD ON WRITING PROFICIENCY

                          Nominees:     Mildred Donoghue (EDUC); Gayle Vogt (CBE)

                         Continuing:     Pat Bril (Library)

 

 

IX.         NEW BUSINESS

9.1 It was M/S/P [Drezner/Fromson] to approve ASD 06-152 Resolution on Intersession 2007 as submitted.

 

 

California State University, Fullerton

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ACADEMIC SENATE

 

Resolution on Intersession 2007

 

Whereas, Facilitating student graduation is a high priority of the California State University; and

 

Whereas, Offering courses during intersession primarily serves resident CSUF students; and

 

Whereas, Intersession is self-funded by student fees, so access can be increased at no cost to the state or the campus; and

 

Whereas, There is an additional week in December after final examinations and before Winter Recess that can be used to augment the three-week period in January; and

 

Whereas, There is no significant evidence that offering courses during intersession substantively impacts enrollments during the state supported terms; therefore be it

 

 

 

Resolved: That the CSUF adopt the following principles for intersession 2007 and distribute them to faculty and campus administrators immediately:

               

1)  Faculty and Departments are encouraged to investigate course designs and delivery modes that facilitate learning in a three week term. 

 

2) Faculty and departments are encouraged to explore alternative schedules such as beginning classes immediately following the end of the fall semester in order to increase contact time with students.

 

3)  Departments shall not be prohibited from offering classes during Intersession on the basis that this will impact enrollments during the state-supported semester.

  

4)  Students should normally take no more than three units during intersession and in no case shall a student be permitted to enroll in more than six units.

 

 

Source: Academic Senate Executive Committee 8-29-06

 

 

Items 9.2 and 9.3 were not discussed due to lack of time.

 

 

X.           ADJOURNMENT       

        Meeting was adjourned at 12:58 p.m.