ASD 02-117

Approved October 31, 2002

 

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ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

October 3, 2002

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present: Abdelwahed, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Emry, Erickson, Fromson, Gannon, Guerin, Hagan, Hewitt, Jeremiah, Junn, Kim, Klassen, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Perkins, Putcha, Reisman, Rhoten, Rimmer, Roberts, Russell, Rutemiller, Sawicki, Schroeder, Shapiro, Sutphen, Szeszulski, Taulli, Tavakolian, Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Cox, Fitch, Gilbert, Gordon, Jones, Parker, Parman, Smith, and Vargas

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Vice Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:32 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

Senator Shapiro stated as a matter of urgent business the action taken by the Planning, Resource and Budget Committee to increase target enrollment next year by 9% should be considered as a matter of urgent business.  Vice Chair Bedell asked if there were any objection to this matter being considered as a matter of urgent business.  There were no objections from the Senate body.

 

Senator Shapiro explained that given the serious budget shortfall, overcrowded conditions of our main campus and a subsequent decline in quality instruction, he believes it is worth discussing and requested the Executive Committee to agendize this subject for further discussion with the whole Senate.  

 

Sherri Newcomb assured the Senators that this increase was being proposed at the request of the Board of Trustees who have asked for a 5% increase in FTES target and $410 million to pay for it.  Nanjundappa stated he would like to see a commensurate increase in the number of faculty to be hired and that more classrooms need to be built.  Senator Buck stated that at the last statewide senate meeting, the Senate passed a resolution that reiterated the faculty’s role in enrollment policy including ceiling and target requests.   

 

On another issue, it was m/s/p [Pasternack/Fromson] to reorder the agenda and move item VII. A. ASD 02-113 Resolution in Support of Proposition 47 to VI. A. Unfinished Business.

 

As a third item, Senator Guerin requested 10 minutes of the Senate’s time to receive input on what seems to be a willingness of the administration to hire a temporary faculty in a MPP position as Director of Academic Advisement.  There were no objections.  Senator Guerin explained that this person should be a tenure-track person because the position frequently represents CSUF off-campus and hence must be experienced and very familiar with the curriculum.  The CFA Fullerton Chapter Board passed a resolution encouraging the search for this position to be limited, at least initially, to tenured faculty. 

 

Senator Arkenberg countered that many lecturers have been on campus longer than many tenure-track faculty and that they are just as committed, knowledgeable and qualified.  Senator Nanjundappa assured the Senate body that CFA represents all faculty, but the direction that our administration is taking is the wrong one.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vice Chair Bedell announced that Dr. Gilbert was in San Antonio for his father-in-law’s funeral, and on behalf of the Senate, he had expressed condolences to Lee and Annette.

 

Senator Jeremiah announced that the Fullerton athletes were graduating at almost exactly the same rate as other students 41% to 43%--an improvement over past performances. 

 

Senator Nanjundappa announced the next Faculty Forum would be held on Tuesday, the 15th of October at 12 Noon.

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

None.

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s [Pasternack/Gannon] to approve the Consent Calendar.  Senator Pasternack requested Academic Senate Minutes of 9-5-02 be removed from the Consent Calendar and placed on the agenda as the first item of New Business.  The following items on the Consent Calendar were approved.

 

A.      ASD 02-111 Academic Senate Minutes 9-19-02

B.   NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEES

(Search)  Associate VP for Student Affairs

Nominees:   Kathy Koser (HDCS); Isaac Cardenas (HSS); VACANT

 

(Search)  Assistant to VP for Student Affairs

Nominees:   Jeffrey Kotler (HDCS); David Pagni (CNSM); VACANT

 

(Search)  Director – Academic Advisement

Nominees:   Robert Emry (COMM); Burt Buzan (HSS); Bridget Driscoll (Freshmen Programs); Bradley Starr (HSS); Jessie Jones (HDCS)

 

NOMINEES TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Nominee:       Renae Bredin (HSS)

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

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.      ASD 02-113 Resolution in Support of Proposition 47

It was m/s [Pasternack/Fromson] to adopt ASD 02-113 Resolution in Support of Proposition 47.

 

It was m/s/p [Pasternack/Fromson] to amend the document by deleting “The California Taxpayers’ Association supports” on line 39 and “because” on line 40.

 

It was m/s/p [Nanjundappa/Gannon] to amend the document adding “CFA, Fullerton Chapter” on page 2, line 6 after Roundtable.

 

It was m/s/p [Kim/Roberts] to amend the document adding “Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.” on page 2, line 6 after CFA, Fullerton Chapter.

 

It was m/s/p [Sutphen] as a friendly amendment to add a second Resolved:  “That the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton distribute this resolution as appropriate.”

The Pasternack motion passed to adopt ASD 02-113 Resolution in Support of Proposition 47 as amended.

 

B.   ASD 02-69 UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines

It was m/s [Sutphen/Guerin] to amend the document as follows:  1) on line 12 delete the word “normally”; 2) delete original language of “However, programs that require more than one culminating experience may assess students individually in only one such experience” and replace with the following proposed language “When programs require more than one culminating experience, at least one culminating experience must be based on individual student work” and; 3) delete lines 27 through 46.

 

It was m/s/p [Emry/Gannon] in the first paragraph on line 12 delete “normally” and amend the last sentence in the first paragraph delete the period and add “unless more than one culminating experience is provided in the program.”

 

It was m [Guerin] and accepted as a friendly amendment to change the word “provided” to “required”.

 

The Sutphen motion passed to approve ASD 02-69 UPS 330.163 Culminating Experience Guidelines as amended.   

 

C.   ASD 02-70 Graduate Committees and Advisers [Proposed New UPS]

It was m/s [Sutphen/Fromson] to approve document ASD 02-70.

 

It was m/s/f [Sutphen/Guerin] to amend the document on page 2, IV. B. adding a new 3. “Administer comprehensive examinations unless that function is performed by a program committee or other departmental academic unit.”

 

It was m/s/p [Sutphen/Guerin] to amend the document on page 3 under V. A. delete “3. Normally, the term of service for Program Advisers shall be three years.” 

 

The Sutphen motion passed to approve ASD 02-70 Graduate Committees and Advisers as amended.  

 

D.      ASD 02-71 UPS 270.103 Staffing of Graduate Courses

It was m/s [Sutphen/Boyum] to approve document ASD 02-71. Accepted as an editorial change in lines 5, 10 and 23 where the words graduate courses appear, add “500-level”. 

 

It was m/s/p [Sutphen/Gannon] to amend the document on line 37, delete the language under #3, and substitute the following language:  (3) “Sufficient practical and applied experience.”

 

It was m/s/p [Reisman/Pasternack] to delete lines 15 and 16 “In developing such standards, the bench marks below are commended to these faculties.”

 

It was m/s [Tavakolian/Nanjundappa] to amend II. A. on line 25 to add “and appropriate terminal degree” after the word discipline.

 

It was m [Guerin] to call the question.  The Tavakolian motion failed. 

 

The Sutphen motion passed to approve ASD 02-71 UPS 270.103 Staffing of Graduate Courses as amended.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

A.      ASD 02-112 Revised Academic Senate Minutes 9-5-02

Corrections to the minutes were accepted as an editorial change moving the items from under Unfinished Business to New Business.

 

Senator Sutphen reminded members of Night at the Theatre on October 27th.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.