April 17, 2008


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

Members Present: Altar, Alva, Bedell, Bhattacharya, Bruschke, Buck, Bullock, Carroll, Dabirian, Drezner, Fidalgo, Fromson, Gass, Green, Grewal, Guerin, Hewitt, Hickok, Jarvis, Junn, Kanel, Kantardjieff, Klassen, Liverpool, McConnell, McMahan, Mead, Nyaggah, Oliver, Palmer, Randall, Rhoten, Rumberger, Sage, Smith, Spitzer, Stang, Stein, Taylor, Walicki, Williams

Absent: Arnold, Burgtorf, Gordon, Pasternack, Shapiro


I.          CALL TO ORDER

         Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 11:31 a.m.






         Senator Bruschke announced that the Speech and Debate Team hosted the National Debate Tournament on campus over Spring Break. He thanked Ephraim Smith, Willie Hagan, Amir Dabirian          and his staff publically for their administrative and technical assistance in response to some logistical   problems that occurred during the tournament. Senator Bruschke congratulated CSUF’s Luis Magallon             who finished fourth in the nation over several other top universities.


         Senator Bedell invited all to visit the Anthropology Museum in MH-424 which is coordinated and     operated by students.


         Senator Nyaggah asked all to fill out participation cards in support of the CSU Alliance which is fighting       in opposition of the proposed budget cuts. For more information, visit

·   Senator Randall reminded everyone to use the CSU Alliance wall signs to make the campaign more visible.


         Chair Guerin’s announcements included the following:

·   Senator Stang was welcomed back from maternity leave

·   Reminder: An additional Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 29th has been added

·   From VP Smith: The Associate Dean position in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is open. Applications are due May 2nd.

·   Senator Pasternack was congratulated on his reelection to the Statewide Academic Senate

·   Senator Drezner and Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey were congratulated on receiving the Wang Award

·   A moment of silence was observed in memory of Dr. Atara Stein, Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature who passed away recently due to multiple sclerosis.

·   All Senators should have received an invitation to the Academic Senate BBQ at  El Dorado Ranch, May 22nd , 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to the President’s Office.



         M/S/P [Altar/Junn] to approve as submitted.

         4.1 ASD 08-34 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 2-14-08

         4.2 ASD 08-35 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 2-21-08

         4.3 ASD 08-63 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 2-28-08



         M/S/P [Bedell/Fromson] to approve the consent calendar as amended:

5.1 Nominee to General Committee


Faculty Personnel Committee

Nominees:               Forthcoming John Foster (CNSM)

Confirmed 3-27-08:     Ron Hughes (SOC SCI); Joanne Gass (HUM)

Continuing:              Laurence Timm (ARTS); Mabel Kung (CBE); Robert Gass (COMM);

                             Chandra Putcha (ECS); Andrea Guillaume (EDUC); Debbie Rose (HHD)


5.2 Nominees to Ad Hoc Sustainability Task Force Sub-Committees


Sustainability Awareness Sub-Committee

Nominees:               Will Breitbach (LIBR); Laura Curran (CBE)


Sustainability Curriculum Sub-Committee

Nominees:               John Bock (HSS); Chris Street (EDUC); Pat Keig (EDUC); Pinaki Chakrabarti (ECS)


Sustainability Institutionalization Sub-Committee

Nominee:                Sue Robertson (HHD)


5.3 ASD 08-60 & 08-76 Reviewed UPS 100.004 Student Participation in Department Decision Making [SALC & FAC] (Recommendation from SALC is ASD 08-60; recommendation from FAC is ASD 08-76)


5.4 ASD 08-61Reviewed UPS 411.600 Policy on Service Learning [CISL]



Time Certain

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Subject: Recognition of the CSUF Women’s Gymnastics Team for 3.67 Cumulative Team GPA

Volunteer Assistant Coach Casey introduced the Women’s Gymnastics team who, this year, earned a            3.67 cumulative team GPA, the highest among CSUF’s 17 athletic squads. Two gymnasts have earned 4.0         GPAs. The team also enjoyed a good athletic year, as two women qualified for Nationals.  Senator        Randall commented that this cumulative GPA placed the CSUF Women’s Gymnastics team among    the top NCAA contenders in the country for GPA. The Senate recognized the scholastic achievements            of this team.


Senator Palmer added that this year, CSUF will graduate six seniors on the Men’s Basketball team.


Time Certain

Time: 12:00 noon

Subject: UPS 410.107 Second Language Graduation Requirement

M/S/P [Drezner/Fidalgo] to adopt special rules and then move to a “quasi committee of the whole” as a means for working through the review of UPS 410.107.


               Special rules:

o   10 minute limit on each action extended by majority vote for an additional 10 minutes.

o   Discussion will alternate between pro and con speakers

o   A straw poll vote will be taken at the conclusion of 10 minutes (if discussion has not been extended). These results will guide us in our actions when we move from the quasi committee of the whole to act formally on UPS 410.107 and will be included in the committee report.


M/S/P [Junn/Smith] to move out of the quasi committee of the whole. A hand vote resulted in 23 in favor and 14 opposed.


M/S/F [Junn/Bhattacharya] to reconsider the straw poll vote process and to add into our straw poll vote, the item that Senator Junn distributed. [Hand vote: 18 ayes; 21 nays]


M/S/P to move to a quasi committee of the whole.


1. Motion to implement UPS 410.107 as written:

Straw poll vote results after 10 minutes of discussion: 2 ayes; 32 nays; 3 abstentions


2. The motion to amend UPS 410.107 to reduce the requirements from 3 to 2 semesters:

Straw poll vote results after 10 minutes of discussion: 11 ayes; 21 nays; 6 abstentions


3. Motion to remove program exemptions:

When 10 minute time limit was reached, it was M/S/F [Taylor/Klassen] to extend debate.

Straw poll vote results after 10 minutes of discussion: 11 ayes; 21 nays; 3 abstentions


The meeting adjourned with discussion of this item on the floor.




Chair Guerin reported that committees met last week. The Senate will meet on May 7-8, 2008.



Chair Guerin reported the following:

·         Nominations are closed for the All-University Election which will be held May 5-8, 2008.

·         Executive Committee is working on pro and con arguments for the Statements of Opinion.

·         Chair Guerin thanked the Elections Committee, Irene Matz, Senator Mead, and Senator Spitzer for their work on the Elections process.

·         We have confirmed the nominees for our three general committees (Professional Leaves, Faculty Research, and Faculty Personnel)

·         Executive Committee has begun nominations to our 16 standing committees. Senators were asked to encourage colleagues to complete the online committee interest form on the Academic Senate website to indicate their interest in serving on these committees.

·         Current Administrative searches:

o   Dean of CSUF Irvine Campus (interviews concluded)

o   Director of Freshman Programs (interviews concluded)

o   Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies and Research (search committee formed, announcement forthcoming, on-campus search to be completed by finals week)

o   Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs (Dr. Margaret Atwell announced her retirement; acting AVPAA will we appointed by VP Smith; search to be conducted in fall)

·         Meeting with Jay Bond, Facilities Management:

o   Vacated Space Committee completed its work in recommending allocation of space that will be vacated once Mihaylo Hall is open.

o   University Club/Faculty-Staff Center Committee has met once. Currently, they are focusing on the kitchen facility. Once completed, the rest of the Center will be designed around it. The cost estimate should be completed in fall 2008.

·         All campus Senate Chairs met at the Chancellor’s office last Thursday with Trustee Herb Carter. Conversation took place regarding efforts to protect the CSU budget, how budget priorities are set internally with the money that we are allocated, and BOT response or failure to respond to campus votes of no confidence in their campus presidents.



         9.1 M/S/P [Dabirian/Stang] to postpone discussion of ASD 07-183 Revised UPS 103.004    Computing Facilities Use Policy [ITC] to a certain time.   [Approved unanimously]



10.1 M/S/P [Rhoten/Drezner] to approve ASD 08-44 Revised UPS 106.100 The President’s Medallion [Senate Executive Committee] as amended: [Approved unanimously]


Amendment not friendly [Bedell]:

        M/S/P [Bedell/Rumberger] to add: “One student appointed by Associated Students, Inc.”


Items 10.2 – 10.4 were not discussed due to lack of time.

10.2 ASD 08-45 Revised UPS 410.103 Curriculum Guidelines and Procedures: Programs [UCC]

10.3 ASD 08-56 Revised UPS 240.200 Policy on Amorous Relationships Between Faculty, Staff,

        and Students [FAC]

10.4 ASD 08-71 EL-BSN Pre-Licensure Proposal (Nursing) [GE Committee]



         Meeting adjourned at 1:03 p.m.