December 7, 2006



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

Members Present: Arnold, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fitch, Gordon, Hassan, Jones, Kantardjieff,  Kirtman, Klassen, Liverpool, McConnell, Mead, Nanjundappa, Palmer, Randall, Rhoten, Rumberger, Shapiro, Smith, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Vogt, Walicki, Williams, Zhao

Absent: Altar, Alva, Bruschke, Fidalgo, Fromson, Guerin, Hewitt, Holland, Junn, Kanel, Klein, Meyer, Michalopoulos, Pasternack, Taylor


I.              CALL TO ORDER

                  Pro tem Chair Randall called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.






3.1  ASD 06-210 Resolution in Commendation of Judy Byrnes, Special Events Coordinator, Office of the President: On behalf of the Academic Senate Executive Committee, Senator Bedell presented a resolution to Judy Byrnes in commendation of her years of service with the University. She was applauded by the Senate and wished well in her retirement.


Senator Nanjundappa announced that the contract between CFA and CSU has been extended by one more month, until the end of December.


Senator Nanjundappa invited all faculty members to the CFA Fullerton Chapter Holiday Party, which will take place on Monday, December 11, 2006 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in TSU Pavilion C. 




4.1  M/S/P [Bedell/Dabirian] to approve ASD 06-192 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 11-16-06 (Draft) as submitted.


4.2  Pro tem Chair Randall noted that ASD 06-200 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 11-30-06 (Draft) minutes were unavailable for this meeting and will appear on the agenda for the next meeting.



         M/S/P [Burgtorf/Williams] to approve as amended (Approved unanimously):

·        UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: Change “forthcoming” to Laura Haniford [EDUC].


5.1  Nominees to Standing Committee



Nominee:       Susan Tschabrun [LIBR]



Nominee:      Forthcoming Laura Haniford [EDUC]


5.2  ASD 06-201 Request for Discontinuance of M.A. in Comparative Literature [VP Smith, Sawicki, Klammer, Young]

5.3  ASD 06-202 New Course Proposals – Fall 2006: Undergraduate [UCC]

5.4  ASD 06-203 New Course Proposals – Fall 2006: General Education [GE Committee]

5.5  ASD 06-211 New Course Proposals – Fall 2006: General Education [GE Committee]

5.6  ASD 06-212 New Course Proposals – Fall 2006: Graduate Education [Graduate Education]

5.7  ASD 06-213 Proposal for New Emphasis in Legal Studies [PRBC]



Items 6.1 ASD 06-204 UPS 210.003 Layoff Policy and Procedures for Instructional Faculty

and 6.2 ASD 06-205 UPS 210.005 Layoff Policy and Procedures for Library Faculty and corresponding memos from the President were reviewed and will appear on the next agenda for approval.




Time Certain

Subject:  Continued Discussion on Special Investigation Audit Report

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Revised ASD 06-193 Resolution Regarding the BFA Audit [Source: Senator Shapiro] was approved (M/S/P [Shapiro/Bruschke]) with revisions suggested by Senator Shapiro and the following friendly amendment:

               Senator McConnell: In the resolve, add “Fullerton” after “California State University”.


It was M/S [Nanjundappa/Hassan] to approve ASD 06-194 Resolution in Response to Audit Report (Resolution to Restore Summer Pay to Faculty Who Completed Instructional Work in Summer 2004, Source: CFA Fullerton Chapter Board). Senator Bedell asked if the total cost of the pay restoration had been calculated. Harry Norman, Dean, University Extended Education replied that he would follow up on providing that information. Conversation continued until the next scheduled time certain was reached. Discussion on this resolution will resume at the next Academic Senate meeting.



Time Certain

Subject: Presentation on Online SRI Experiment

Time: 12:20 p.m.

Paul De Land, Phil Gianos, Mike Mcgee, SRI Committee

Amir Dabirian, Chief Information Technology Officer

De Land, Gianos, and Dabirian presented results of the online SRI experiment and survey the faculty who participated. This pilot study showed strong student participation rates, comparable student response rates to those obtained using hard-copy evaluations, and an overall positive response from faculty to their first experience with online evaluations and the online process. Discussion and questions followed.




Time Certain - POSTPONED

Subject: Deferred Maintenance

Time: 12:40 p.m.

Willie Hagan, VP Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Jay Bond, Associate Vice President Facilities Management



8.1 M/S/P [Shapiro/Buck] to receive ASD 06-174 (REVISED) New or Revised Documents Pending Approval as a catalog of documents. (Approved unanimously)


8.2 M/S/P [Smith/Nanjundappa] to approve ASD 06-206 Amendment to UPS 210.000 Faculty Personnel Policy and Procedures [Council of Deans] as submitted.


8.3 It was M/S [Williams/Nanjundappa] to approve ASD 06-207 CFA Chapter Board Resolution on Laptop Computers for Part-Time Faculty [FAC]. The meeting adjourned with this topic on the floor. Discussion will resume at the next Senate meeting.



         The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 p.m.