Members Present: Alva, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Drezner, Emry, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hassan, Holland, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Kirtman, Klassen, Liverpool, Lovell, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Pierson, Rhoten, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Taylor, Walicki, Wiley
Absent: Dabirian, Gass, Hewitt, Kreiner, Napper, Syed, Tavakolian, Vogt
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m. He introduced and welcomed Tiffany Gibson who will be joining the Academic Senate in Erika Bakken’s position beginning October 10, 2005.
II. URGENT BUSINESS
M/S [Guerin/Nanjundappa] Unanimous consent was given to consider the resolution passed last Friday by CFA Fullerton encouraging the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to seek additional funding for CSU to close the CPEC salary gap and implement ACR 73.
Senator Guerin explained that in 2001, ACR 73 was
passed to close the gap in the number of tenured/tenure-track faculty over a
nine or ten year period. ACR also
includes plans to bring the student-faculty ratio
n back from 21+
Senator Nanjundappa added that the CPEC gap has been increasing over the last 25 years with no pay increases in two years, and the cost of living continually rising. He encouraged unanimous support of the resolution to send a strong message to CSU and local and state legislators.
Senator Jones suggested a friendly amendment to the resolution. The amendment would include an addition in paragraph 2, line 3 line of “CPEC Salary Gap for Faculty and Salaries for all CSUF Employees.” The body considered it friendly as the CPEC study does indeed refer to salaries other than for faculty.
Senator Pasternack expressed support for the resolution and reminded the body that when Chancellor Reed came to the Statewide Senate, he pledged to close the CPEC salary gap within three years. The Statewide Assembly passed this, and they should be held accountable to fund this out of other programs for supplemental funding.
Senator Gordon added that funding for ACR 73 is considered “below-the-line” for direct funding. He also stated that the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor are continuing the planning process to close the salary gaps over a five year period for all CSU employees.
M/S/P with 1 abstention in favor of the document as amended.
Senator Guerin asked the Senate to support the resolution of the CSU Academic Senate in opposing Proposition 76. Unanimous consent was given.
M/S/P unanimously [Guerin/Nanjundappa] to oppose Proposition 76, which would grant the Governor unprecedented power to adjust the budget.
Senator Nanjundappa reported the following:
· The existing contract has been extended to January 15, 2006, which should allow more time to complete the negotiation process.
· Chancellor Reed has agreed to process the faculty pay increase to be reflected as of October 1 and issued on November 1. For previous months, separate checks will be issued by the middle of October.
· A Resolution, unanimously passed by CFA Fullerton Chapter Board on 9/30/05, has been distributed to the Academic Senate expressing appreciation to President Gordon and Vice President Smith for increasing tenure-track faculty searches to 100 each year for the next five years, and committing $1.3 million in funding toward those searches.
been confusion over deadline dates for the
process. The FAR Website will be updated
which will help disseminating correct information in accordance with CFA
contract requirements as well as University policies.
CFA and Vice
President Smith’s office will work together to provide a yearly calendar giving
various submission deadlines throughout the
process. This information should be
easily accessible to faculty on the FAR Website as well as sent electronically
to all faculty members annually.
· There will be an event in the Senate Chambers on October 11, to discuss Prop 75 and 76. All are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
asked Senator Nanjundappa when faculty can expect to receive equity
increases. Senator Gordon announced that
the process would be completed and the letters mailed within a week.
There is a distinction between merit
and equity increases. Senator Smith
spoke to the agreement between CFA and CSU which gives a 3.5% cost-of-living
Senator Nanjundappa stated that there has been no agreement reached for SSI.
Senator Emry made the following three announcements:
a Town Hall meeting on October 20, which focuses on
· Faculty Fund monies are used to send cards, flowers, charitable contributions, etc., to faculty who are sick or have lost loved ones. Senators are encouraged to contribute. A handout has been distributed for use in giving.
M/S/P as amended [Pasternack/Emry] ASD 05-93 Academic Senate Minutes
August 25, 2005
M/S/P [Junn/Rhodes] ASD 05-94 Academic Senate Minutes of September 8, 2005
V. CHAIR’S REPORT
Chair Bedell expressed sorrow in the death of Carlene Nelson. Her services are planned for this weekend.
VI. STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT
Chair Bedell summarized his 2-day meeting of the
Statewide Senate Chairs held in
A General Education package, developed many years
ago, was distributed and is being looked at for the first time since the Executive
Order. There are many GE issues (double
counting and the Lifelong Learning category). Although a review is going on, it is not with
the stated purpose to reduce the number of units in G.E. 120 units is the minimum above which campuses
can go. An observation from Chair Bedell
is there may be a problem across CSU
Gordon added that CSUF has made significant progress in reduc ing
a number of programs to 120 units. Regarding
Facilitating Time to Degree, he stated that CSUF graduation rates have
increased significantly over the past few years. CSUF has increased freshmen and transfer students us ing the typical six-year
Chair Bedell reported that in December the
Statewide Senate will convene and the Executive Committee will meet with the
chairs to discuss budget building, focusing on expenditures. Cal State Long Beach model will be
used as reference point. There are some
concerns on some campuses about E
DD being manage d at
the Chancellor’s Office. The decision of
which campuses are going to be allowed to offer the E DD
will be determined in December. The outgoing President of Cal State Long Beach
will be chairing all of these activities.
Some campus chairs reported that they are losing,
minimally, 25 percent of their new faculty.
have been able to purchase homes in California, they have
profited in the real estate market by selling here and moving to more
affordable housing markets in other parts of the country. It is a problem keeping young faculty at CSU.
Senator Alva reported that each campus was asked
to give a quick profile of what it considers to be the best practices for its
campus in terms of Facilitating Time to Degree. CSUF focused on its requirement that all
incoming freshmen participate in orientation. Advising has been included in
that process. There is a strong emphasis
on ways in which the campuses can assist incoming students. Several
have four-year road maps that are now available to students on the web.
Senator Alva should plan to give
a briefing to the Senate on November 10th on what the Ad Hoc
Committee on Facilitating Time to Degree
worked on for the CSU
December meeting covering the Points
of Light document.
Chair Bedell reported that Coach Brian Quinn has said the Senators’ Athletics Passes are in the mail.
Senator Guerin reported that the Statewide Senate’s position is that once the CPEC gap is closed, merit increases will be considered. She also discussed faculty participation in the development of the government applied doctoral programs that recent legislation is allowing CSUF to offer. She mentioned the next meeting will include the following topics:
· Listing both degrees on students’ diplomas when they double major
· Repeat policies – when students repeat a particular course
· Continued support of joint doctorates
· The importance of students declaring a major at least by the time 40% of the total program is completed
· Campus autonomy in establishing academic calendars
Senators Pasternack and Buck serve on the sub-committees for campus autonomy establishing academic calendars and repeat policies. Senator Buck invited questions from the meeting summary sent by e-mail if clarification is needed on any portion of summary content.
President Gordon commented on the academic calendar issue and noted that there has been discussion on many campuses about the January term. He explained that Intersession brings in more students than Summer. The majority of students who attend Intersession are upper division. Close to 90% are CSUF students. Fifty-five to sixty percent of the students are seniors. Intersession actually facilitates time to graduation, also increasing enrollment for Spring. President Gordon also stated that CSUF could better utilize Intersession for transfer students. The largest number of transfer students come in during Spring semester.
There was comment o
current use of the CSULB Model of Intersession having been reduced from four weeks to
three weeks to accommodate moving commencement away from Memorial Day weekend.
Chair Bedell requested President
he has worked on the State-wide admissions
statement, to bring information and his views to
Senators regarding SAT written package requirements.
VII. CONSENT CALENDAR
Senator Klassen requested the Ad Hoc Committee “VCAQ” be removed from the Consent Calendar which will become the first item of New Business.
M/S/P [Pasternack/Drezner] to approve the Consent Calendar as amended.
7.1 Nominees to Various Senate Committees
[Search] CMS DIRECTOR
Nominees: Barry Pasternack (CBE); David Fromson (CNSM); Dorota Huizinga (ECS)
Nominees: Ruth Yopp Edwards (EDUC); Nawang Phuntsog (EDUC); Melinda Pierson (EDUC); George Marcoulides (CBE); Jan Eyring (HUM)
[Search] 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
Nominees: Olan Farnall (COMM); Joanne Carter-Wells (EDUC); Larry de Graaf (SOC SCI); Irene Lange (CBE); 1 forthcoming
[Ad Hoc] Time to Degree
Nominees: Anthony Fellow (COMM); Joseph Arnold (ARTS); Patricia Szeszulski (HHD); Phillip Gianos (Soc Sci); Barry Pasternack (CBE); 3 forthcoming
VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
8.1 ASD 05-101 Informational Item: ASD Documents Pending as of 9-28-05
· ASD 97-183 New UPS Policy on Royalties Received by Faculty for Self-Authorized Materials Assigned to Own Classes should not have been listed as pending. This policy was sent by the President to the Academic Senate Office. The Academic Senate office has referred it to the Faculty Affairs Committee this fall.
· ASD 00-120 Proposed Amendments to UPS 280.00; Section D.4 was signed on April 25, 2003, and should not have appeared on the pending list.
· The President has referred ASD 04-150, ASD 04-151, and ASD 05-06 to the Academic Senate for rescission. President/Senator Gordon stated that a number of these documents were written prior to collective bargaining. The agreements that have been approved between the various collective bargaining groups and the CSU will take precedence over these ASDs until they are sent for rescission. The agreements are now CSU policies.
8.2 ASD 05-52 New UPS Policy on Patents and Inventions
Jim Woodward gave an overview of this policy proposal. An Intellectual Property Committee was created over five years ago by the Senate; however, he came onboard as a subcommittee member 2-3 years ago to work on a patent policy . Patents and copyrights are part of intellectual property issues but are really quite different.
This policy is not intended to cover all patent arrangements for faculty at the university involving their research. Sponsored research almost always comes with specific provisions for patent policy – ideas that are created as a process of that research, and that supersedes any local university policy. This policy is intended to address the issue of patentable ideas that are created by members of the faculty which are not part of sponsored research. The present CSUF policy basically says “if you invent it, you own it”. Where there are no pre-existing agreements, most other universities state “if you invent it, we own it, and we will decide whether or not you own it, and we may or may not share proceeds from said patent”. The key issue is who owns the invention and how net proceeds from the invention are divided. This policy attempts to meld these two points.
This policy attempts to preserve faculty interest
and university interest in circumstances where it is appropriate for the
university to participate in any financial gain that is made as a result of
patents that are acquired by members of the faculty. Jim Woodward continued going through points of
M/S/P [Nanjundappa/Pasternack] to table ASD 05-52, UPS on Patents and Inventions until current contract negotiations are completed. Approved with unanimous support. Senator Nanjundappa expressed concerns about this proposed policy. It should be apart of the contract negotiations.
Senator Pasternack supported the motion to table this policy, not wasting more time on a policy that will ultimately go to the Chancellor’s Office for review.
8.3 ASD 05-92 The Role of Faculty in Enhancing Quality: An Academic Vision (VCAQ)
This is the charge document that will guide a newly formed committee (see IX 9.1 below).
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Chair Bedell requested Senator Klassen speak to the reason he requested removal of the VCAQ nominees from the Consent Calendar. Senator Klassen nominated Mahamood Hassan in place of Dipankar Purkayastha to represent CBE.
9.1 [Ad Hoc] “VCAQ” Vision Committee on Academic Quality
Nominees: Lisa Kirtman (EDUC); Suellen Cox (LIBRARY); Scott Hewitt (NSM); Raman Unnikrishnan (ECS); Robert Koch (CNSM); Robert Emry (COMM); Dipankar Purkayastha (CBE); Jochen Burgtorf (SOC SCI); Jesse Battan (SOC SCI); Jessica Gomel (HHD); Sergio Lizarraga (ARTS)
Chair Bedell read the names of the nominees (above) presented by the Executive Committee. Ballots were distributed to Senators with instructions to vote for 10 members, or fewer, for this committee, omitting Dean Unnikrishnan. Ballots were gathered and counted by non-senate faculty volunteers. The nominees put forth by the Executive Committee were elected.
9.2 ASD 05-90 Guidelines for the Future – Roundtable Discussion
Chair Bedell invited discussion regarding this 1977 document, and specific items Senators believe should be addressed by this newly formed committee. It was surprising how many items have come to fruition over the past 28 years from the 1977 document. The following points were made:
· Targeted focus groups
· General Education classes to be taught by tenure and tenure-track faculty
· Academic Advisement as a service delivery issue
· Graduate Education Advising/Graduate Student Advising Program to parallel Health Professions Advising Program
· International Education, global & diversity issues
The meeting was adjourned at 12:55 p.m.