ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MINUTES

 

OCTOBER 28, 2004

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Members Present:  Allen, Alva, Azima, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Emry, Erickson, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gilbert, Hall, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kanel, Kelly, Klassen, Kreiner, Matz, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Pasternack, Randall, Reisman, Rhodes, Rhoten, Schroeder, Shapiro, Tavakolian, Vasquez, Vogt, and Walicki

 

Absent:  Arkenberg, Cox, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Kantardjieff, Nanjundappa, Parker, Rahmatian and Smith

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER

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

 

II.          URGENT BUSINESS

None.

 

III.       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chair Bedell asked for a moment of silence in honor of emeritus professor and founding chair of the Department of Music, Joseph W. Landon, who died September 21, 2004. 

 

Senator Shapiro announced Dr. Murtadha A. Khakoo, was awarded the 2005 American Physical Society Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution prize.  

 

Senator Emry asked members to consider making contributions to the Faculty Fund.  These monies are used to support our colleagues in illness or death. 

 

Senator Vogt announced CFA Chapter President Nanjundappa is attending the Board of Trustees meeting today to appeal to the board and to ask for funds for implementation of ACR 73 as well as funding to bridge the CPEC gap at 12.7 %. The Faculty Bargaining Survey was distributed to the campus and she asked Academic Senate members to encourage constituents to fill out these surveys and return them.  She reminded and encouraged members to attend the Faculty Contract Bargaining Town Hall Meeting scheduled for November 3 at 12:00 noon. On behalf of CFA, Senator Nanjundappa asked that UPS 100.210 not be rescinded.

 

 

Time Certain

11:30 a.m.

Senator Irene Matz

Subject:  Recognition of National Debate Team

 

Senator Matz introduced Jon Bruschke, faculty advisor to the Cal State Fullerton Debate Team.  A ten minute video was shown to the members recapping the National Collegiate Debate Championship held in Washington, D.C.,which showed the hard work and intensity of debate competition at this level.   

 

Senate members honored Cal State Fullerton debate team members Josh Clark and Cameron Ward.  Clark and Ward made it to the final eight of the championship—the highest placement that a Cal State Fullerton team has ever achieved at this tournament. 

 

Chair Bedell, on behalf of the Senate, presented gold brass key chains to the honorees and thanked Senator Matz for bringing it to the Senate’s attention. 

 

IV.        CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Bedell reported the Executive Committee has met with Dr. Sylvia Alva and Dr. Ray Young to begin conversation regarding the implementation of the Second Language Graduate requirement.  Executive Committee also met with Robert Palmer and Athletic Director, Brian Quinn to explain the purpose of moving Athletic Academic Services from the Division of Academic Affairs to the Division of Student Affairs under the supervision of Dr. Silas Abrego.  Executive Committee will be meeting with John Beisner and Bill Barrett to discuss the university’s new car rental issues. 

 

Chair Bedell informed the members that the Senate has approximately 150 university policy statements and 79 of those are out for review.  This year evidently was among the worst we have experienced in trying to find people for committees.  For example, the University Personnel Committee did not have a full complement of members and was not able to have its first full meeting until a week ago.  As a result, Chair Bedell asked the Senate to discuss and vote on a number of issues related to staffing committees concerning document ASD 04-142 a limited conversation. The Senate took the following action:

 

ASD 04-142 A Limited Conversation No. 1

1.   The Executive Committee shall appoint Standing Committee Chairs with Academic Senate ratification.    Opposed

2.   Delete at-large member positions from the following: Faculty Personnel, Research, Professional Leaves, and PRBC.     In favor

3.   Conduct election nomination process electronically like all other parts of the elections; Opposed

4.   Have all Standing Committees that are curricular in essence, i.e., GE, Grad Ed, and Curriculum, have reps from each College.       In favor

In all other cases, take Committee/Board to 5 or 7 faculty or fewer as appropriate (except FPC which would have all Colleges represented).     In Favor

5.   Have ex officio members be non-voting except on PRBC.      In favor

6.   Conduct Research Committee replacement election as any other Committee replacement election.       In favor

7.   Retitle the Outstanding Professor Committee to Recognition of Faculty Excellence Committee.      Opposed

8.   Do not have as voting member on a Standing Committee or Board a person in a position reporting to another Committee/Board member who also votes.     In favor

 

V.           STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Pasternack called attention to the Academic Senator publication that was sent out electronically and asked if members had questions to please contact Senator Buck or Senator Pasternack.

 

VI.        CONSENT CALENDAR

It was m/s/p [Michalopoulos/Gilbert] to approve the following Consent Calendar:

A.  ASD 04-112 Academic Senate Minutes 8-26-04

B.   ASD 04-118 Academic Senate Minutes 9-9-04

C.   ASD 04-138 Division Name Change Name from the Division of Political Science and Criminal Justice to the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice [University Curriculum Committee]

D.  NOMINEES TO SEARCH COMMITTEE

SEARCH:  Associate Vice President for Finance

Nominees:    John Erickson (CBE); Paul Peretz (H&SS); Tom Johnson (CBE)

 

SEARCH:  Assistant Vice President Enrollment Services, (former Director Admissions & Records)

Nominees:    Wayne Hobson (H&SS); Maryalyce Jeremiah (ATH); Isaac Cardenas (H&SS); Vic Brajer (CBE); Heather Battaly (H&SS)

 

VII.     RECISION ITEMS - FIRST READING

Chair Bedell explained that standing committees have recommended the following policies are no longer relevant, viable or necessary.   Senate action:

1.   ASD 04-130 UPS 285.000 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award [Faculty Affairs Committee]    Approve 

2.   ASD 04-131 UPS 330.123 Graduate Admissions Policy [Grad Ed Committee]   Approve

3.   ASD 04-132 UPS 330.135 Policy Concerning Graduate Degree Programs [Grad Ed Committee]   Approve        

4.   ASD 04-133 UPS 420.102 Visiting Examiners [Grad Ed Committee]   Approve              

5.   ASD 04-134 UPS 411.500 Policy on Reading Skills [University Curriculum Committee] Approve           

6.   ASD 04-135 UPS 100.210 Policy for the Allocation of Travel Funds [PRBC]   Refer to Faculty Affairs Committee for revision 

         7.   ASD 04-136 UPS 100.220 Policy on Principles and Procedures for Allocation [PRBC]   Refer to Faculty Affairs Committee for revision

         8.   ASD 04-137 UPS 107.000 Role of the Priorities Committee in Allocation of Faculty Positions [PRBC]   Refer to Faculty Affairs Committee for revision

     

VIII.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

 

 

IX.        NEW BUSINESS

A.  ASD 04-139 GE Variance Proposal for STEP

      It was m/s [Emry/Alva] to approve the document.  Senator Emry stated the General Education Committee recommended to the Academic Senate that a GE variance be granted to reduce GE requirements for STEP students, specifically a variance for world history.  A motion was made by the committee that this document not come to the Academic Senate as a consent calendar item but as an item of business because the committee felt this item was important enough that the entire university and Senate may comment on it.

 

Ms. Palmerino explained the GE Variance proposal shows a reduction from 6 to 3 units in world history.  The proposal lists 6 solid reasons:

Ø      Cal State Fullerton is the only CSU to require 6 units of World History.  Reducing the requirement to 3 units would be consistent with system wide practice;

Ø      Reducing the requirement for World History from 6 units to 3 will create greater parity between the transfer student in STEP and the “native student” STEP;

Ø      The degree programs for Engineering and the B.S. in Chemistry provide precedence as students in these majors enjoy the same GE variance;

Ø      HIST 110B does not provide content that teachers are required to teach in K-6. Hence, if HIST 110B is retained in the STEP program, then some other critical course (e.g., math, science, English) that teachers are required to teach in K-6 would have to be cut. In addition, students who intend to teach in the middle school could be advised to take HIST 110B.

Ø      In the case of Multiple Subject STEP, every other GE category contains one or more classes that cover content specifications found in the Elementary Subject Matter Standards; and

Ø      The ITP Framework required the CSU system to establish a Statewide Agreement for all multiple subject integrated programs. The intent of the agreement was that students who take the classes identified on the agreement will be assured that those classes will apply to each CSU multiple subject integrated program.  The equivalent to our HIST 110A, but not HIST 110B, is identified on the Statewide Agreement. Our peers across the system who are involved in subject matter preparation for elementary teachers agree that this class is most appropriate for covering the content standards and that HIST 110B should not be required.

 

Due to time limitations, Senator Junn moved to adjourn and stated this is an important issue and the Senate should return and discuss it at the next meeting.  Motion carried.

 

Due to time limitations, ASD 04-140 and ASD 04-141 were not discussed.

 

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.