ASD 02-111

Approved 10-3-03











September 19, 2002













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

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


Members Absent:  Abdelwahed, Emry, Jeremiah, Klassen, Pasternack, and Sawicki


I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.



M/S/P [Fromson] to set aside ten minutes to hear from members of the Faculty Personnel Committee and have them relate to the Senate members their views on how to expedite the approval of department personnel standards.


Faculty Personnel Committee Chair, Christina Goode, discussed the importance of revising approved department guidelines to replace development plans with developmental narratives.  She noted that the FPC is distressed to learn that some departments are not aware of the changes made.  Other issues discussed:


§         Many comments made concerning the difficulty in getting standards approved.

§         FPC should be the final standards review committee for departments without approved standards.

§         FPC is now meeting with individual departments who are having problems.

§         FPC has no problem with setting up an ad hoc committee to narrowly and specifically deal with changes to approved department standards focusing on the developmental narrative to be in compliance with UPS 210.000.

§         Important to have FPC represented on the ad hoc committee, so that discussions and deliberations FPC has gone through so extensively last year are brought in to discussions of the developmental narrative for the department.  

§         FPC will be able to expedite the review of department standards since the FPC no longer must review development plans. FPC prefers not to have an ad hoc committee or Faculty Affairs Committee involved in the review of department standards.

§         The committee has started to work on a template for department standards and hopes this would be a guideline for departments who are considering putting department standards forward.



Senator Nanjundappa announced Governor Davis signed the $99 billion budget. The budget package contains a Golden Handshake to be enacted by the Governor’s executive order. The Board of Trustees would have to approve any Golden Handshake for faculty members.


Senator Bedell extended Happy Birthday wishes to Vice President Smith.


Senator Buck announced:

·         Statewide Academic Senate met last week and he has forwarded his report to Senate members. 

·         Chancellor had assured the Senate there would no be Golden Handshake approved for faculty. 

·         An email announcing the formation of the University Club has been sent out by Senator Sutphen.

·         Reminded members of the Third Thursday Social Hour this afternoon at the Off-Campus Pub from 4 to 6p.m.


Senator Junn reported on the success of our first on-line master’s program in Instructional Design and Technology.  The program currently has 23 students enrolled.


Senator Meyer informed the members of the pending changes in community college transfer policies.  This would require transfer students to have 60 units instead of the current 56 units and might penalize some students.



Chair Gilbert reported that both Unit 3 and 4 have decided that the proposed e-mail policy is a collective bargaining issue and is yet to be resolved.



M/S [Bedell/Parker] to approve the Consent Calendar.  Senator Guerin requested Minutes of September 5th be removed from the Consent Calendar and placed on the agenda as the first item of New Business.  Senator Fitch requested that any agenda reordering be advised to members before the meeting.   Approval was given to the following items:


A.      ASD 02-105 Revised Academic Senate Minutes 5-9-02

B.      Nominees to Committees


Nominees to Search Committees

(Search)  Director of Analytical Studies

Nominee:       Patricia Szeszulski (HDCS)


Nominees to Miscellaneous Committees 


University Board on Writing Proficiency  Terms:  Two 2-year

Nominees:      Mildred Donoghue (HDCS)

Continuing:     Gayle Vogt (CBE); Larry Peters (ARTS)


Titan Student Union Governing Board  Terms:  One 1-year term, One 2-year

Nominees:      Debra Lockwood (ARTS); Ron Oliver (HDCS)




M/S/P [Bedell/Fromson] to reorder the agenda moving ASD 02-72 New Degree Proposal – Master of Public Health before A under Unfinished Business. 


M/S [Junn/Boyum] to approve ASD 02-72 New Degree Proposal – Master of Public Health. 


Discussion ensued over the Master of Public Health proposal:

§         Concerns about the lack of sociology courses.

§         Should have management courses.

§         Medical model versus the administrative model.

§         Concerns about no MDs on the advisory board.

§         Few scientists participating.

§         Absence of Biology courses.


M/S/P [Parker/Rhoten] to call the question.


Motion passed to approve ASD 02-72 New Degree Proposal – Master of Public Health with 2 abstentions.


M/S/P [Bedell/Fromson] to postpone consideration of agenda items ASD 02-69, ASD 02-70 and ASD 02-71 until the next Senate meeting.



A.      ASD 02-102 Academic Senate Minutes of 9-5-02

Editorial revisions were made to the minutes of 9-5-02.


M/S/P to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.