ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

October 23, 2003

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Allen, Arkenberg, Bedell, Buck, Cox, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hall, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Pasternack, Reisman, Rahmatian, Rhoten, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Sutphen,  Wolverton and Wong 

 

Members Absent:  Boyum, Byrnes, Gannon, Hagan, Michalopoulos, Parker, Randall, Taulli, Tavakolian, and Vargas

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:31 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Nanjundappa announced both bargaining teams have agreed to meet again on October 27 and November 6, at which time they will reassess where they would like to go from there and will keep campuses informed.  There is no new progress to-date.

 

Senator Sutphen announced that the Academic Senate/University Club theatre-dinner event is planned for December 13th; the event includes the 2:00 p.m., matinee of “Dames at Sea,” followed by dinner with Director Jim Taulli at Table Ten in Fullerton.

 

Senator Buck announced that the University Club is hosting “Art Night” in Santa Ana on November 1, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Gypsy Den and tour following.  On November 15, Mike Steiner will again lead a group on a walk of downtown Los Angeles.

 

Senator Wong announced and encouraged donations to the Faculty Fund.  The fund is used to send flowers on behalf of the Senate to members of the campus community when they are ill, etc. 

 

IV.         CHAIRS REPORT

Chair Gilbert announced the Senate office received an RFP from the CSU Commission on the Extended University seeking proposals for the 2003-04 academic year.  They are seeking projects that would advance the CSU’s extended education objectives as set forth in the planning document: outreach to under-served populations, development of statewide and regional instructional programs, development of distance education programs, and development of international programs.  Approximately $400,000 will be available to campuses. The Commission anticipates making awards up to $50,000 per project.  The deadline for submission is March 26, 2004.  Information is available in the Senate office for those interested.  

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m [Shapiro] to remove ASD 03-110, Division Name Change for the Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, from the Consent Calendar.  ASD 03-110 will be considered as the first item of New Business. 

 

It was m/s/p [Buck/Sutphen] to approve the following Consent Calendar:

B.    NOMINEES TO MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

 

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD  Terms:  One 2-year

Nominee:       Richard Wiseman (COMM)

Continuing:     Cynthia King (COMM)

 

NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEES

 

Director of Center for Internships and Service Learning

Nominees:      Norman Page (COMM), Kari Knutson-Miller (HDCS), Betty Chavis (CBE), Robert Voeks (H&SS); one nominee pending

 

VI.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

VII.       NEW BUSINESS

A.   ASD 03-110 Division Name Change for the Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

It was m/s [Bedell/Fromson] to approve document ASD 03-110.  Senator Bedell deferred to Kathy Koser, Chair of KHP.  She explained that eight CSU’s currently use “Health Science;” seven use one of a kind titles because they do not offer Health Science; and only one other uses “Health Promotion.”

 

Senator Fromson spoke as an individual rather than as representative of Curriculum Committee. He said he, along with his colleagues, had several concerns about the name change and mostly revolving around what is perhaps misleading information it might give to students.  We are especially concerned about students who are interested in careers in the Health Professions and argued that this major does not prepare students for pre-med studies, pre-dental studies, pre-optometry studies, pre-pharmacy studies, and so on.  He noted that the name of the building and the program are independent, and the program name should remain as it is now. 

 

Senator Fitch stated she is concerned that the new building has already been named “health science” before the Senate has approved the name change of the program. 

 

Senator Jones spoke in favor of the name change, noting that other universities in the Cal State system use “health science” if they offer science degrees.  She noted that students in the major take numerous science courses as prerequisites—biology, physiology, anatomy—and also that  courses in the health science program are interdisciplinary; all of the courses have sciences in them.

 

Senator Shapiro expressed his concern about the name change because the science requirements mentioned by Senator Jones are GE and that he does not consider those courses sufficient for the health professions. 

 

Kathy Koser rebutted and countered that students from many different majors do go (successfully) to medical school.

 

Senator Fromson stated none of the courses that are in that major are included in the list of courses that are required by the medical schools or dental schools.  The courses that are required for medical school are one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics (all with lab), and a minimum of one year of biology.

 

Senator Meyer stated that he was of the belief that if our colleagues in Health Science have a degree in health science and believe they should call themselves Health Science because that is what they do and that is what they call themselves, we should support them. 

 

It was m/s/p [Reisman/Rhoten] to call the question. 

 

The motion passed to approve the Division Name Change of Kinesiology and Health Promotion to Division of Kinesiology and Health Science with 5 abstentions.

 

Chair Gilbert noted that prior to moving to the next item under New Business, there was a matter of very urgent business and asked for the Senate’s consent to handle.

 

Chair Gilbert stated that from time to time, members of the university family who have touched this institution in very special ways decide to retire, and we have such a person with us in the chambers today, Mary Watkins.  Mary was asked to come forward to the podium.  Chair Gilbert asked Senator Bedell to present the following Resolution to the Senate for consideration and proceeded to read the Resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS           Mary Grace Watkins has done an outstanding job on behalf of the University in the President’s Office, in the Office of the Academic Senate and in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs; and

 

WHEREAS           Mary Grace Watkins is well known for her attention to detail and the vagaries of academic policy; and

 

WHEREAS           Mary Grace Watkins is well known as one of the most efficient members of the Cal State Fullerton “family”; and

 

WHEREAS           Mary Grace Watkins is well known for her ability to calm the panicked and reduce the less than civil to their proper place; and

 

WHEREAS           Mary Grace Watkins is well known for her aversion to things culinary and equally well known for her proclivity for family life, especially being with her three grandchildren; and

 

WHEREAS           It is well known that Mary Grace Watkins’s pending departure from the campus has precipitated justified panic in many offices throughout the university, let it therefore nonetheless be

 

RESOLVED          That the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton extend many thanks to Mary for all she has done on behalf of governance, students and faculty; and be it further

 

RESOLVED          That the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton wish Mary                       good health, years of fulfillment, and the high quality retirement she so richly deserves

 

Chair Gilbert on behalf of the faculty, staff and administration presented Mary Watkins with a bouquet of flowers, resolution and small gift in appreciation for her dedication and working so effectively in her years at the university.  Senators gave Mary Watkins a standing ovation.  She extended her thanks and gratitude to all.

 

 

B.   ASD 03-122 Proposed Revisions to UPS 210.000

It was m/s [Hall/Kreiner[ to approve document ASD 03-122.  Senator Hall deferred to Pat Brill, Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee.  She explained the proposed changes were simple cleaning up language changes to conform more to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

It was m/s [Nanjundappa/Guerin] to propose changes to document ASD 03-122, section I.E. Service Salary Increases (SSI) in lines 6, 8, 10 and 11 change the word “adequate performance” in the original document to “satisfactory performance” to conform to the language in Article 31 in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).   Motion accepted as a friendly amendment.

 

In line 9, after the word probationary add the word “tenure track” to make the wording consistent with line 7.  Motion accepted as a friendly amendment.

 

In line 12, after the word performance, add the word “as” to make the sentence complete and would read “as specified in UPS 210.000.”  Motion accepted as a friendly amendment.

 

It was m/s [Nanjundappa/Pasternack] line 17, after the word “department chair” insert “during those fiscal years in which CFA and CSU have specifically agreed to award SSIs.” 

 

It was m/s [Pasternack/Fitch] a substitute motion for Nanjundappa motion to read “during those fiscal years in which the Collective Bargaining Agreement and CSU have specifically agreed to award SSIs.”  Motion failed to substitute the Pasternack language for the Nanjundappa language.

 

It was m/s [Meyer/Fitch] to substitute language that would replace “CFA and CSU” and replace the word have with “has” to read “during those fiscal years in which the Collective Bargaining Agreement has specifically provided for the awarding of SSIs.” Motion accepted as a friendly amendment.

 

It was m/s [Nanjundappa/Guerin] in line 19 after the word made, add “to award or.”   Motion failed on the proposed amendment to add “to award or.”

 

It was m [Pasternack] under G. Tenure, #4, after the word “dean” add “[AVPSA for counselor faculty].”  Motion accepted as a friendly amendment. 

 

Motion carried to approve document ASD 03-122 UPS 210.000 as amended. 

 

C.   ASD 03-124 Proposed Changes/Additions to Academic Senate Bylaws

      It was m/s [Guerin/Pasternack] to approve the document ASD 03-124.  Senator Guerin recognized Irene Matz, Chair of Elections Committee.  Ms. Matz noted that the rationale for each bylaw change had been distributed to Senate members earlier and was self-explanatory. 

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment [Buck] in BL 62-4, #3, b. line 34 after the word “votes,” delete the words “the total.”

 

It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment in BL 62-4, #2 and #3 to replace the wording “at least 50% plus one” to “a majority.”

 

Motion carried to approve ASD 03-124 Proposed Changes/Additions to Academic Senate Bylaws as amended.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:58 p.m.