December 8, 2005
Members Present: Alva, Bedell, Buck, Burgtorf, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fitch, Fromson, Gass, Gordon, Hagan, Hall, Hassan, Hewitt, Jones, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Kelly, Kirtman, Klassen, Klein, Kreiner, Liverpool, Lovell, Matz, Meyer, Nanjundappa, Napper, Pierson, Rhoten, Shapiro, Taylor, Vogt, Walicki, Wiley
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Bedell called the meeting to order at 11:34 a.m.
II. URGENT BUSINESS
III. TIMES CERTAIN
John W. Bedell, Chair, The Academic Senate
Subject: Resolution in Honor of Dr. Giles T. Brown (in absentia)
RESOLUTION AND COMMENDATION
FOR DR. GILES T. BROWN
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown served this University with distinction as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and as its first Dean of Graduate Studies; and
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown served CSUF students as Professor of History and was selected as the recipient of the 1966 Outstanding Professor Award; and
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown joined the CSUF faculty as Chair of both the Social Sciences Division and History Department in 1960 and participated in opening our permanent campus; and
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown served as a role model for CSUF though his extensive community involvement including, but not limited to, serving as President of the World Affairs Council of Orange County; and
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown’s support of graduate education led to his establishment of the Giles T. Brown Outstanding Master’s Degree Thesis Award; and
WHEREAS Dr. Giles T. Brown continues to give of his time and treasure to CSUF; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that The Academic Senate of California State
NOTED that with the strong support of President Gordon and Vice President Hillman, The Executive Committee on behalf of The Academic Senate is proud to state that it had requested that MH-103F, the conference room in the Academic Programs complex be hereafter named the Beth and Giles T. Brown Conference Room as a small token of the University’s appreciation of the Browns’ many contributions to our Fullerton family and the “Fullerton Way”.
John W. Bedell, Ph.D., Chair
The Academic Senate
December 8, 2005
Chair Bedell opened the meeting with the reading of the resolution on behalf of the Academic Senate Executive Committee, in support of commending Dr. Giles T. Brown and naming MH-103F, the conference room within the Academic Programs complex, the “Beth and Giles T. Brown Conference Room”. Dr. Brown was unable to attend the Senate meeting due to illness.
A plaque was created in honor of Dr. Brown and will be installed outside the conference room. Chair Bedell and Stephen Tanenbaum will visit Dr. Brown at his home (per his request) on December 9, 2005 and present him with the resolution.
Willie Hagan, Vice President/CFO, Division for Administration and Finance
Subject: McCarthy Hall Cancer Report
Dr. Hagan reported that the McCarthy Hall Cancer Study was launched after he received an e-mail message from Chair Bedell on May 6, 2004 that expressed concerns about a high incidence of cancer amongst people who had been working in McCarthy Hall over the course of many years. A confidential list of the names of people (he was aware of) who had been diagnosed with cancer was provided with the message. It was decided that the University would treat this as a very serious issue. Dr. Hagan asked Bill Barrett and John Beisner to look into this matter and they undertook a number of steps to find the best way to assess if there is a problem in McCarthy Hall.
After speaking with several individuals including some at St. Jude Hospital, the Chancellor’s Office, faculty members, and staff in Environmental Health and Instructional Safety, Dr. Michael Kleinman, Professor of Community and Environmental Medicines, UCI, was selected to conduct a study on McCarthy Hall.
McCarthy Hall had been the subject of a number of
studies over the years because of smells, work conditions, complaints that came
from employees who worked in the basement, and concerns about the fume hoods that
lead to the
Dr. Kleinman’s report indicated that cancer is more common in the general population than many realize. It is the second leading cause of death. One in three individuals could be expected to get cancer, so the fact that one may know someone in his or her workplace or neighborhood that has cancer is not unusual. More than half of all cancers are related to lifestyle or risk factors. Factors like genetics, diet, and cigarette smoking have all been determined to place people at a higher risk of developing cancer than environmental issues.
With regards to the study on McCarthy Hall, the report concluded that:
· Based on epidemiologic analyses, Dr. Kleinman did not find that faculty and staff working in McCarthy Hall were subject to an unusually high risk of developing cancer or that a cancer cluster existed.
All of the cancers reported were of the
most common types for national or
The numbers of cases for each of the
cancer types were within the estimated 95% confidence limits that were
calculated for each specific cancer type. Although the estimates were based
only on provided data, the incidence of cancers in this working population did
not appear to be greater than that expected in the general
· No specific chemical agents were identified in several environmental surveys conducted between 1986 and 2004 that might represent a risk factor for increased cancer incidence rates in faculty and staff working in McCarthy Hall.
The report further concluded that “It is possible that there were unreported cases and those might have had an impact if hypothetically they were all of one specific type of cancer. This is however, unlikely. We do not have data on latency or other cofactors like smoking, diet, and exposure histories. This information would most likely further reduce the probability that cancers were associated with McCarthy Hall exposures.”
John Beisner, Director, University Risk Management
Subject: Overview on Risk Management
Chair Bedell welcomed John Beisner and thanked him publicly for the time he put into preparing for this presentation to the Senate.
Mr. Beisner presented a brief review of the 2004-2005 Risk Management Report and led a discussion about the function of Risk Management on campus.
Executive Order 7.15 mandates that there be an individual who is responsible for risk management, a risk management committee, and a risk management policy on each campus. In 2001, Mr. Beisner was appointed the Interim Director of Risk Management, the Risk Management Committee have met seven times since its first meeting in 2003, and President Gordon issued Directive 12, which is the campus risk management policy.
Directive 12 delegates responsibilities to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and among other things, requires an annual campus-wide risk assessment. Mr. Beisner’s responsibilities include implementing Executive Order 7.15 which requires a campus to create and implement a risk management process to insure that risks related to campus activities are being identified and that measures are being taken to mitigate those risks. Executive Order 8.49 requires that the campus receive certain levels of insurance from its service providers and individuals that the campus does business with. Mr. Beisner also oversees the University’s Workers’ Compensation program which represents almost half of all total risk management costs for the University. He also manages nine other risk pool and insurance programs, and serves as the contact for the Whistle Blower program, for individuals to report violations or safety codes or federal codes to campus without the fear of retribution. Mr. Beisner supports Pat Carroll, the University Counsel, in managing campus litigations, and works with Dr. Hagan and Naomi Goodwin on creating a mechanism for the management and security of information. The University has about 1,000 volunteers, so he has been involved in developing a program to provide directions that indicate who can volunteer, how to supervise volunteers, and training for volunteers. His office also is involved in the review process (which is required by the state) of persons who drive off campus as part of University business. This is one of the biggest risks that the campus faces.
The following are other projects that Mr. Beisner and his office have in the works:
· Roll out training for travel: international travel, driving requirements, etc.
· Four litigation cases open on campus. All of these cases involve one or more claims of harassment, retaliation, or discrimination.
· Working with John Lynn and Human Resources on ways to better communicate to supervisors and managers to prevent harassment, retaliation, and discrimination.
(President Gordon and Mr. Beisner clarified for the body that when he mentioned harassment and retaliation cases earlier in his discussion, Mr. Beisner was in no way implying that harassment or retaliation took place in any way, in any of the cases. He was simply stating the fact that having to defend the University is a costly venture.)
In 2005-2006, more than $4,500,000 was spent to
manage risks on campus. Workers’ Compensation cost represents almost $700,000.
There was a significant increase in the costs of workers’ compensation
premiums. One of the reasons is that fewer and fewer firms in
University payroll is included on some of the formulas for figuring the premiums. As factors like payroll and student enrollment increase, so do premiums. The insurance market has an impact on premiums, as well. For example, after the events of September 11th, property insurance rates increased. Eventually they began to decrease, but with the occurrences of Katrina and the other hurricanes, it can be anticipated that for 2006-2007 or 2007-2008, the cost of property insurance will increase. Another key driver of premiums is losses at other CSU campuses.
When Risk Management sets its priorities, it takes into account:
· New laws, regulations, or court decisions that require CSUF to change or implement its policies
· CSU Initiatives that CSUF has to respond to
· Current events
· Claims history (i.e. police logs, student and employee injury reports)
· Achievement of goals
The University Risk Management 2005-2006 Administrative Initiatives include:
· Telecommuting - In response to current events like the spread of the avian flu, or to create ways for employees who are off work because of an injury may still provide services
· Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation – Areas that drive liability expenses
· Academic field trips – Creating guidelines
· University volunteers – Creating directions on who can appoint, what volunteers can and cannot do, etc.
· University visitors – Creating guidelines
· Van Safety – Training
· Training – Travel, Workers’ Compensation, Risk Management
Chair Bedell announced that the next Academic Senate meeting will be held on January 26, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. This is a newly added date.
V. CHAIR’S REPORT
The Vision Committee on Academic Quality has met. Members are discussing surveying alumni and gathering information from focus groups. The Academic Senate Executive Committee has made some recommendations to VCAQ about quality and facilitating degree.
The Parking Advisory Board met this morning. A report about the reconfiguration of the front of the campus in preparation for the construction of the new business building will be distributed to the campus community shortly. It was also reported that the PS2 parking garage will be open by the beginning of the spring semester, ahead of schedule. It is planned that it will be available for use during commencement.
Chair Bedell congratulated President Gordon, who was honored earlier this week by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) with the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award for CASE District VII.
VI. STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT
There was no Statewide Academic Senate report.
VII. CONSENT CALENDAR
M/S/P [Shapiro/Fromson] to approve the Consent Calendar with the movement of item 7.2 to New Business.
7.1 Nominees to Search Committees
[Search] Director of State Relations and Advocacy
Nominees: Diana Guerin (CAS); Stephen Stambough (POSC/CRJU); Mougo Nyaggah (HIST)
7.2 ASD 05-122 Recommendation for Computer Science Majors [General Education Committee]
M [Burgtorf] to remove item 7.2 ASD 05-122 Recommendation for Commuter Science Majors [General Education Committee] from the Consent Calendar. With no oppositions, the item was moved to the first item of New Business.
7.3 ASD 05-130 Resolution on Naming the Science Laboratory as Dan Black Hall
University Advancement Committee
As Dan Black Hall
WHEREAS, Mr. Dan Black is a
distinguished alumnus of
WHEREAS, Dan Black evidenced his support through his active involvement in campus life and his philanthropic gifts which include the creation of the Dan Black Physics and Business Program, the Dan Black Scholars in Physics and the Dan Black Endowment, and who has now established a significant fund to support the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and
WHEREAS, University Advancement Committee is duly organized and existing under the laws of the Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton, and has the power to take action called for by this resolution; and
WHEREAS, the gift by Dan Black was duly reviewed by appropriate University Administrators and was deemed to meet the philanthropic and legal requirements of California State University, Fullerton, and the California State University system; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
that the University Advancement Committee of the Academic Senate endorses the
naming of the
Joel H. Fick
Chair, University Advancement Committee
Dated: November 17, 2005
7.4 ASD 05-123 Course Recommendations: ASAM/CPRL 322 & GEOG 329 [General Education Committee]
GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences requests inclusion of the following new course in the General Education Program under Category III.B.3., Implications, Explorations, and Participatory Experience in the Social Sciences, and Category V, Cultural Diversity:
ASAM 322 Asian Pacific Americans and Religion (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE III.B.2. Historically, religion plays a significant role for immigrants.
This course explores religion as a cultural dynamic
in the incorporation and persistence of Asian Pacific Americans into American
society, especially in
Cross listed as CPRL 322.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences requests inclusion of the following existing course in the General Education Program under Category III.A.3, Implications and Explorations in Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
GEOG 329 Cities and Nature (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE III.A.1 and III.A.2a. and III.A.2b. Overview of the impact of urbanization on land forms, climate, vegetation, and animals. Planning implications and case studies.
7.5 ASD 05-124 Recommended Policy Change: POSC 300 [General Education Committee]
Date: November 18, 2005
To: Academic Senate
From: General Education Committee
Re: Recommendation to modify POSC 300 policy
All CSU bachelor’s degrees must
include a mechanism for students to complete the U.S. History, Constitution and
American Ideals requirement (see EO 40404). At CSU Fullerton, we place this
requirement in our General Education Program, GE Category II.B, where students
take a U.S. History course for II.B.1 and an American Government course (POSC
100) for II.B.2; POSC 100 covers federal government and constitution as well as
California government and constitution in order to meet the explicit
requirements in EO 40404. References to the
There are two populations of
students who need POSC 300 to complete the
who pass the nationally administered Advanced Placement Exam in Government (the
AP exam does not cover
who complete an American government course outside the state of
Students who pass the nationally
administered Advanced Placement Exam in Government earn credit for POSC 100 but
must pass POSC 300, California Politics, to complete the II.B.2 requirement.
Because the GE learning goals associated with II.B.2 explicitly describe
This exception has not been granted to the second population of students referenced above. Students who transfer to CSU Fullerton with an out of state Government course are in the same situation as students with AP credit for Government: These students have completed the federal government and constitution studies but take POSC 300 to cover the California government and constitution component. Under current evaluation policy, when these students take POSC 300 they are not allowed to use the course to complete III.C.2 because they have not been granted the exception afforded the AP students.
It is proposed that the exception to use POSC 300 for both II.B.2 and III.C.2 that is already granted to students who have earned Advanced Placement credit for Government be extended to students who have completed an acceptable out-of-state American Government course that does not cover the California component required by EO 40404.
There is no obvious reason to extend the exception to one student population and not the other. Both groups have covered the federal requirements of the category. Both groups take POSC 300 for the purpose of completing the state government/constitution component. Both groups have earned 3 units for a course comparable to POSC 101. Most advisors do not realize that this inconsistency exists and most, therefore, advise all students in this situation in the same way; those that do understand this subtle distinction find it difficult to remember which group of students are granted the exception. Satisfactorily explaining (to a student or faculty advisor) why one student may use POSC 300 for III.C.2 while another student in the same technical situation cannot is almost impossible. Approving this proposal would be one small step toward simplifying our complex system of GE rules.
1. Phil Gianos, Chair of Political Science, Administration, and Justice, has no objection to this proposal.
2. William Haddad, GE Committee Chair at the time of the 1993 memo extending the exception to AP students, has no objection to this proposal.
7.6 ASD 05-128 Undergraduate New Course Proposals Fall 2005 [General Education Committee]
NEW COURSE PROPOSALS
MGMT 335 Family Business Dynamics (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of all lower division business core. This course is devoted to the study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. The textbooks, lectures and outside real-world projects explore the business, personal and interpersonal issues associated with family owned businesses.
RTVF 315 Live Radio Production (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Category I.A. Concepts and techniques of live radio production. Produce weekly, two-hour, live, radio talk shows with segments. Includes all aspects and positions: planning, writing, producing, interviewing, promoting, engineering, recording, hosting, and the like. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours lab)
RTVF 352 TV Scriptwriting: Drama (3)
Prerequisite: RTVF 350. Analysis and study of script writing for episodic television dramas. Developing and writing an original script/teleplay for an episode of an existing one-hour, prime-time, TV drama.
RTVF 410 Sound Design for Film-TV (3)
Prerequisites: RTVF 220, 225 or 330. Acquiring, recording, editing, and mixing sound for film and TV. Special emphasis on creative aspects of sound design. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours lab)
RTVF 434 Digital Effects for Film-TV (3)
Prerequisite: RTVF 220, 225 or 330. Designing motion graphics and visual effects for film and TV. Previsualizing, titling, matting, rotoscoping, and compositing using industry-standard software. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours lab)
EGEE 215 Solving Engineering Problems Using MATLAB (1)
Corequisite: Math 250B. Formulating, solving, verifying, and reporting engineering problems such as control, signal processing, and communication systems and engineering, math, and physics problems such as engineering/scientific computations and operations research using the MATLAB/SIMULINK program. (3 hour laboratory)
EGME 315 Basic Fabrication Techniques and Manufacturing Practices (3)
Prerequisite: EGME 102. Conventional fabrication techniques, measuring, referencing, and tolerances applied to manufacturing such as tooling, computer numerical control machining and process indices. Safety instruction for use of campus machine shop equipment. (2 hours discussion and 2 hours laboratory).
KNES 247 Yoga Instructor Preparation (3)
Prerequisite: One year of yoga experience or completion of Kinesiology 246A. Recommended: concurrent enrollment in KNES 246B. Preparation for teaching Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophies to the general public. Instruction on yogic lifestyle and advanced yoga practices. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
AFRO 210 Introduction to Hip Hop (3) (3)
Introduces students to the origins and influences of hip hop on culture, fashion, movies, television, advertising, attitude, music, dancing, and slang among African Americans. It further investigates the impact of the hip hop culture phenomenon on American and global societies.
ENGL 206 Introduction to Language Structure and Language Use (3) (3)
An introduction to the nature, structure, development and use of English. Explores how sounds are articulated and patterned in meaningful units, (phonology); symbolic correspondence (phonics); rules of word formation (morphology); word history (etymology); and language use (pragmatics).
Cross listed as LING 206.
ENGL 302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric for English Teachers (3) (3)
Prerequisite: English 101. Focus on the writing process. Emphasis on instruction in expository prose, journalistic prose, and creative writing for prospective teachers of English. Meets the university upper-division writing course requirement for English majors.
BIOL 310L Human Physiology Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Category III. A; Biology 310 is a co- or prerequisite. Investigation of human physiology; the cellular to organ system level of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems; the neural and endocrine control of these systems. Labs emphasize functional aspects of each organ system through experimentation. No credit toward Biology major.
7.7 ASD 05-129 Graduate New Course Proposals Fall 2005 [General Education Committee]
NEW COURSE PROPOSALS
400 AND 500 LEVEL
FIN 528 Financial Economics (3)
Prerequisite: Finance 517. Focuses on the valuation of corporate liabilities and other securities. Economic decision making under uncertainty and asset pricing theories are analyzed rigorously. Other topics may include optimal capital structure, the market for corporate control or macroeconomic aspects of finance.
Cross listed as ECON 528.
MGMT 426 Global Operations (3)
Prerequisite: Management 339 or equivalent. Focuses in on the managerial issues related to the “international division of labor” and the resulting operational challenges in the generation and exchange of goods and services across international borders. Issues discussed include outsourcing, benchmarking, facilities, and partnerships.
MGMT 436 Training and Development (3)
Prerequisite: Management 343 (Human Resource Management). This course examines the theoretical and practical issues involved in designing and implementing training and development programs in work organizations. Topics include: planning and assessment, design and delivery of training initiatives to meet organizational needs, and evaluation of training effectiveness.
SPED 551 Bilingual/multicultural Special Education: Assessment, Curriculum, & Instruction (3)
Prerequisites: Special Ed 450 (or equivalent), EdEl 425, Special Ed 430A, & Special Ed 550. This course is designed to prepare teachers to teach special needs students who come from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Emphasis will be placed on the curriculum development, assessment practices, and review of instructional needs.
COMM 469 Crisis Communications (3)
Prerequisite: Communications 233 or Business Admin 201 or junior standing. Designed to give students practical experience in preparing for and responding to crisis situations in the workplace, this course examines the theory and practice of organizational crisis communication. Students explore current and future challenges of crisis communications in the course.
HCOM 479 Mediation: Principles and Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Human Comm 200. This course exposes students to principles and practices of mediation as dispute intervention. In addition to lectures and class exercises, students become participants in dispute role-play mediations. Each student will serve as a mediator (or co-mediator).
HESC 515 Advanced Environmental Health (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to MPH program. Course examines ecological impacts of human activities and the need to control factors that are harmful to human health. A framework is provided for investigation/management of health hazards. Principles of environmental health will emphasize the relationships between population, natural resources, disease, toxicology and pollution.
HESC 524 Public Health Administration (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to MPH program. Principles, practices, and skills essential
to successful public health administration are examined. Course addresses the
AFRO 490 Senior Research Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Categories III.B.1, III.B.2, III.C.2, and IV. A senior seminar designed to instruct students in the development of foundational theoretical knowledge in race relations and practical application in social organization and empowerment that is transformative regarding the human experience in general and the African American perspective, in particular.
AMST 445 Cold War and American Culture (3) (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Category II.B. Examination of the Cold War’s impact on American society and culture. Topics include nuclear fear, McCarthyism, gender roles, family life, material culture, and the impact of containment, brinksmanship, and détente.
ANTH 419 Anthropology of Risk (3) (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing and Anthro 101, 102, 103. The class covers the ecological context of risk, cultural and behavioral responses to resource insecurity, the cultural construction of risk, health outcomes in relation to risk-prone and risk-averse behavior, and social differentiation and risk.
7.8 Student Affairs Analysis Academic Senate Representative: Doug Liverpool
VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
IX. NEW BUSINESS
M/S [Burgtorf/Fitch] for the Senate of vote against the recommendation put forth by the General Education Committee.
Discussion ensued and the following points were presented:
· The General Education Committee recommends accepting the requests by the Computer Science Department to waive for its majors, three units of the Lifelong Learning and three units of the World Civilization requirements for general education.
· In Spring 2005, 72% of those participating in the CSUF Academic Senate Elections either disagreed or strongly disagreed that the number of GE units on this campus should be reduced from 51 to 48.
· Several Senators expressed concern about removing the requirement for World Civilization, as it helps provide students obtain an understanding of world cultures, politics, and the evolution of our society. Senator Kanel emphasized that courses in Lifelong Learning provide social skills.
· Title 5 requires 48 units. CSUF requires 51.
· Currently, the History Department does not grant AP credit for World Civilization. Senator Fitch explained that the AP exam in World Civilization was just recently developed. So far only a handful of high schools have implemented AP World Civilization.
M/S [Shapiro/Buck] to amend the recommendation to waive three units of Lifelong Learning. Motion was left on the floor because a move to adjourn was seconded and passed.
Due to time limitations, agenda items 9.1 – 9.5 were not reviewed and will move to the agenda for the next meeting on January 26, 2006.
Meeting adjourned at 12:58 p.m.