ACADEMIC SENATE

 

Minutes

 

November 16, 2006

 

 

 

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

Members Present:  Altar, Alva, Arnold, Bedell, Bruschke, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gordon, Guerin, Hassan, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kirtman, Klassen, Klein, Liverpool, McConnell, Mead, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Nanjundappa, Napper, Palmer, Pasternack, Randall, Rhoten, Shapiro, Smith, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Vogt, Walicki, Williams, Zhao

Absent:  Hewitt, Holland, Jones, Rumberger, Taylor

 

I.              CALL TO ORDER

                  Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.

 

II.            URGENT BUSINESS

                        None.

 

III.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Randall introduced two members of the Women’s Gymnastics team and two members of the Men’s Wrestling team who personally invited all Senators and faculty to attend the “Beauty and the Beast” event, a joint meet of the gymnastics and wrestling teams, which will take place on February 2, 2007.  A reception and autograph session will follow. Senators can use their all sports passes for free admission.

 

Senator Nanjundappa reported that 1,500 students and faculty attended the demonstration at the Board of Trustees meeting at the Chancellor’s office yesterday. It was a tremendous success. Inside the meeting chambers, Spokesperson Gloria Romero addressed the Board of Trustees. As she spoke, approximately 20 CSU faculty members urged the Trustees to sign a pledge to negotiate a fair pay contract for faculty, eliminate executive perks, and roll back student fees to an affordable level.

 

Senator Shapiro announced that at its meeting on November 15, 2006, the CalPERS Board of Administration voted to increase premiums for long term care program policies by  33%, effective July 1, 2007.

 

IV.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

It was M/S/P [Bedell/Dabirian] to approve ASD 06-184 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 11-2-06 as submitted.

 

 

 

V.           CONSENT CALENDAR

         It was M/S/P [Bedell/Fromson] to approve the consent calendar. [Approved unanimously]

             

              5.1 Nominees to Search Committee

 

                          Director – Faculty affairs & records

                          Nominees:      Maria Linder (CNSM); Ken Walicki (ARTS); Phillip Gianos (SOC SCI);

                                               G. Nanjundappa (SOC SCI); Ruth Yopp-Edwards (EDUC)

 

VI.         TIME CERTAIN

Time Certain

Subject: Special Investigation Audit Report

President Milton A. Gordon

Willie Hagan, Vice President Administration and Finance/CFO

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Comments by President Gordon and VP Hagan)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Question and Answer Session)

During the time allotted for his comments, President Gordon presented a timeline of events that occurred from November 2003, when he appointed the new Director of the CMS program, until October 2006, when the final draft of the Special Investigation report was released. He then addressed various questions from the body and gallery concerning the contents of the Special Investigation Audit Report during the question and answer session.

 

VII.       CHAIR’S REPORT

Chair Guerin reported that the Academic Senate office has received responses from President Gordon on 15 transmittals since the creation of ASD 06-174 New or Revised Documents Pending Approval. Chair Guerin received consent of the body to remove New Business item 9.3 from agenda to be revised to reflect the changes.

 

Chair Guerin mentioned that the Executive Committee is discussing ways to address the suggested Academic Senate action items recommended by Senators and President Gordon at the Senate meetings on October 12th and October 26th. Action on these items will be reported to Senators soon.

 

Chair Guerin also announced that the FTES target for next semester is 27,150. This is an increase in target, but not more than our current FTES of 27,359.

 

VIII.     STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Senator Pasternack reported that the following items were passed at the Statewide Plenary session which took place November 8-10, 2006:

·        Recommendation to align CSU admissions requirements for lab science with UC admissions requirements

·        Resolution on the importance of addressing unfinished business from Cornerstones as a part of the New Strategic Planning Initiative

·        Recommendation advocating additional funding for the CSU budget. In particular, a motion was made at a financial subcommittee meeting to put money for ACR into the unmet needs category for the CSU. This motion was defeated.

 

First Reading items included:    

·        A Student Fee Policy that Supports Educational Outcomes

·        Support of A-G Curriculum as California’s Primary High School Graduation Course Requirements

·        Principles to Guide the Application of the T-CSU Numbering System for CSU System Wide Articulation

·        Resource Needs for High Quality Independent Ed.D. Programs in the CSU

·        Library Resource Needs for All Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

 

Also discussed was a recommendation for Faculty Service and Governance Awards on each CSU

         campus.

 

The Statewide Academic Senate Executive Committee worked on staffing various committees to address the following:

·        International Programs: Should the CSU broaden its system wide charge in terms of international education?

·        Strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks and other program materials

·        Examine the Add/Drop/Withdrawal policies for best practices

·        Review Ed.D. proposals

 

IX.         NEW BUSINESS

Due to lack to time, items 9.1 and 9.3 were not discussed. Item 9.2 was removed from the agenda with the consent of the body and will be revised to reflect updates that have occurred.

 

X.           ADJOURNMENT

        Meeting was adjourned at 1:01 p.m.