ASD 03-136

Approved 12-11-03









November 20, 2003












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

Members Present:  Allen, Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Cox, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Jones, Junn, Klassen, Kreiner, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Rahmatian, Randall, Rhoten, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Schroeder, Shapiro, Smith, Sutphen, Taulli, Wolverton and Wong 


Members Absent: Byrnes, Emry, Erickson, Gass, Kelly, Michalopoulos, Parker, Pasternack, Reisman, Tavakolian, and Vargas


I.              CALL TO ORDER

Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at 11:33 a.m.


Time Certain

11:30 a.m.

Willie Hagan, Vice President for Administration

Subject:  Campus Re-keying, Escalators in MH, Custodial Services


Senator Hagan updated the Senate on the status of the McCarthy Hall escalators, which were closed this semester for safety reasons.  To demonstrate why the escalators were shut down, Senator Hagan passed around a sample of a new escalator wheel and an example of what 60% of the wheels now look like in the escalators in McCarthy Hall.  He explained that there is $93 million in deferred maintenance on our campus.  


Chair Gilbert announced we had reached our next time certain to recognize Professor of Biological Science and President Emeritus Jewel Plummer Cobb.  Dr. Cobb received a standing ovation.  Chair Gilbert expressed his heartiest welcome on behalf of the Senate and then invited President Gordon to make a few comments.  President Gordon acknowledged the many achievements accomplished at the campus under Dr. Cobb’s leadership. On behalf of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of California State University Fullerton, President Gordon wished for Dr. Cobb that her retirement years be filled with great health, fun-filled days with family and friends, and happiness.  Dr. Gordon concluded by asking for a round of special applause to thank Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, third president of California State University Fullerton. 


Senator Bedell, on behalf of the Academic Senate moved the following resolution:







WHEREAS        Jewel Plummer Cobb served this university as President with distinction from October 5, 1981 to August 8, 1990; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb served as a role model for students to achieve academic excellence; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb demonstrated her commitment to student access through her support of such programs as Summer Bridge and Upward Bound; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb distinguished herself as a supporter of student learning through her strong support of student/faculty research collaboration through Minority Scientist Development program; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb enjoyed the deep respect and admiration of her fellow CSU Presidents; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb’s tenure as President of California State University, Fullerton was marked by rapid student growth, extensive construction, notably our first residence hall; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb’s national reputation as a scientist, scholar and researcher served and continues to serve as a role model for all faculty, particularly women faculty; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb worked tirelessly to enhance the university’s support and reputation in the local community, as well as statewide and nationally; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb demonstrated consistent support of strong academic governance through collegial relations with the campus Academic Senate; and


WHEREAS       Jewel Plummer Cobb’s dedication to academic values is a source of inspiration to all in the university community; now therefore be it


RESOLVED      That the Academic Senate wish Jewel good luck in moving her memorabilia, tchotchkes and numerous awards to northern New Jersey; and be it further


RESOLVED      That the Academic Senate wish Jewel a long, healthy and joyful retirement shared with her family and many friends.


It was m/s [Nanjundappa/Fromson] to accept the resolution.   The resolution passed unanimously and with deep affection. Chair Gilbert presented Dr. Cobb with a copy of the resolution and corsage. Dr. Cobb thanked and praised the Senate for its long history of participation in shared governance.  She spoke about the prestige of the Senate and shared stories and memories of changes on the campus during her presidency.


Chair Gilbert declared that the last time certain had been reached.






Time Certain

12:30 p.m.

Pamela Hillman, Vice President for University Advancement

Subject:  University Advancement


Ms. Hillman updated the Senate on the progress of University Advancement since she joined the university ten months ago.  She noted that the Executive Committee had presented her with a list of questions and would highlight some of the facts she presented.  Ms. Hillman stated her main priorities were to raise more money, increase alumni support and expand the University Advancement Foundation Board from 8 to 25.  With the exception of the annual fund, University Advancement is one-hundred percent state-supported with a budget of approximately $3 million per year.  In the past three years, University Advancement has raised $13-1/2 million and the goal for the next three years is to raise $20 million.  She noted that she reinstituted telemarketing for the Annual Fund and is committed to going into the community to raise more funds.  She noted that University Advancement’s job is to assist the colleges in knowing what will appeal to donors; priorities are determined on the academic side.   


Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, thanked Ms. Hillman for her report.   






President Gordon announced that the Board of Trustees had unanimously approved the Master Plan and the Executive Committee of the State Senate had praised the participatory process that created the Master Plan.



Chair Gilbert announced Norman Page had emergency heart surgery and is recovering at home; flowers were sent by the Senate office.  He also announced that the Joint Ed.D. in Administration and Leadership with UCI was approved by UC.   The Master’s in Public Health also has been approved by the Chancellor’s office.  He informed members that he had received of nice note of thanks from Mary Watkins, thanking the Senate with much affection for the reception the Senate gave her at the last meeting.



It was m/s/p [Fromson/Rhoten] to approve the following Consent Calendar:

A.     ASD 03-125 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 9-25-03

B.     ASD 03-127 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 10-9-03

C.     ASD 03-128 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 10-23-03



Director – Internships & Service Learning

Nominees:                  David Falconer (ECS)

Confirmed 10/23/03:    Norman Page (COMM), Kari Knutson-Miller (HDCS), Betty Chavis (CBE), Robert Voeks, (H&SS)






Due to time limitations, ASD 03-130, ASD 03-132 and ASD 03-131 were not discussed.


It was m/s/p [Rhoten/Fromson] to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 1:01 p.m.