50th LogoASD 08-144

AS Approved 10-16-08

                                                                                                                       

 

 

ACADEMIC SENATE

 

MARATHON MEETING

MINUTES

 

May 15, 2008

 

 

 

 


8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.                                                                        ACADEMIC SENATE CHAMBERS

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

Absent: Bhattacharya, Bullock, Oliver

 

 

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

         Chair Guerin called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

 

II.        URGENT BUSINESS

2.1 M/S/P [Walicki/Pasternack] to approve ASD 08-111 Resolution Supporting AS 2856-08 Regarding Loyalty Oath and SB 1322 (Lowental. Communism) [AS Executive Committee] as amended:

[Approved unanimously]

·         Friendly amendment [Nyaggah]: Add third “Resolved” which states that if the Lowenthal bill does not pass, the California State University system adopt the University of California system approach to loyalty pledges.

           

        

III.       ANNOUNCEMENTS   

Senator Walicki announced that on Wednesday, May 21st, the Chamber Choir and Orchestra are having a Bon Voyage Concert for their tour in Eastern Europe. They will premiere one of Senator Walicki’s pieces at this concert. He invited all to attend.

 

         Senator Hewitt reported that the Women’s Softball team made it to the NCAA Regional and will play UCLA. Several of our track and field athletes have posted NCAA regional qualifying marks. The Men’s Baseball team is ranked as high as #11 and if that continues, we may be able to host a NCAA regional at CSUF.

 

VP Smith invited all to the retirement party for Peggy Atwell on May 19th in MH-141, and the combined retirement and bon voyage party on May 29th for Ray Young and Sylvia Alva in the Academic Senate Chambers.

 

 

IV.      CONSENT CALENDAR

M/S/P [Junn/Drezner] to approve the Consent Calendar. [Approved unanimously]

         4.1 ASD 08-87 Rescind UPS 450.300 Summer Session Policy [AS Executive Committee]

         4.2 New Course Proposals

               4.2.1 ASD 08-94 New Course Proposals – Graduate Education (Spring 2008) [Grad Ed Committee]

               4.2.2 ASD 08-95 New Course Proposals – Undergraduate (Spring 2008) [UCC]

               4.2.3 ASD 08-96 New Course Proposals – General Education (Spring 2008) [GE Committee]     

         4.3 ASD 08-97 Revised UPS 410.103 Curricular Guidelines and Procedures [GE Committee]

        

         4.4 ASD 08-98 Revised UPS 260.102 Guidelines for Granting Sabbatical Leaves for Faculty [PLC, FAC]

         4.5 ASD 08-99 Revised UPS 270.000 Teaching by Academic Administrators [FAC]

         4.6 ASD 08-100 Reviewed UPS 230.100 University Employees and Student Elections [SALC]

         4.7 ASD 08-112 Joint Emphasis Proposal – Accounting and Finance [FIN/ACCT-MCBE, PRBC]

         4.8 ASD 08-113 Proposal to Change from Program to Department of Social Work [SW Program Council, PRBC]

         4.9 ASD 08-114 Child and Adolescent Studies Options for Major [UCC, PRBC]

 

 

V.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES

5.1 M/S/P [Altar/Hewitt] to approve ASD 08-101 Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 3-20-08 as submitted.

          

 

VI.      TIMES CERTAIN

8:45 a.m.: Recognition of Wang Award Recipients: Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey and Dr. Zvi Drezner; and

Ms. Davida Hopkins-Parham, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

9:00 a.m.: Recognition of Outstanding Professor Award Recipient:  Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey

9:10 a.m.: Recognition of Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award Recipient: Dr. Al Flores

9:20 a.m.: Recognition of The Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient: Dr. Scott Annin

9:30 a.m.: Recognition of Colleagues/Retirees Leaving the CSUF Campus Community & Outgoing Senators

 

The Wang Family Excellence Award was established in 1998 for a ten-year period to recognize and celebrate faculty and administrators who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions. With recent recipients, Dr. Ting-Toomey and Dr. Drezner, a total of nine members of our campus have received this award. The body congratulated both on their receipt of this stellar award. Dr. Ting-Toomey thanked the President Gordon, VP Smith, Davida Hopkins-Parham, and Leanna Ishibashi (Retired Administrative Support Coordinator in the VPAA Office) for their nomination letters, and for helping to prepare her nomination packet. She thanked Dean Pullen, and the College of Communications, and the Department of Human Communications for their support. Dr. Ting-Toomey thanked her students and stated that they are her inspiration. Dr. Drezner thanked President Gordon, VP Smith, his colleagues, and his students; he thanked Ms. Hopkins-Parham for her hard work in preparing his nomination packet. He added that her hard work has resulted in CSUF receiving nine of the fifteen Wang Awards that have been given. That Academic Senate presented Ms. Hopkins-Parham with a bouquet of flowers. (Ms. Ishibashi was unable to attend.) She commented that if has been a pleasure working with the nominees for this award and thanked all for the recognition. Chair Guerin also acknowledged the past CSUF recipients of this award, most of whom were in attendance:  Maria Linder (2007),  Ray Sonenshein (2005), Richard Wiseman (2005), Claire Palmerino (2003), David Pagni, Hallie Yopp-Slowik, and Jane Hall (2001).

 

Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey was also congratulated as the recipient of the Outstanding Professor Award for 2007-08. She commented that this award is very special to her because it came by recommendation of her peers, whom she considers family. She expressed appreciation and thanks for the award. Past recipients of this award were invited to this meeting to be recognized and many attended. Recipients include Zvi Drezner, Chandra Putcha, Steve Murray, Nancy Segal, Al Flores, Hallie Yopp-Slowik, George Marcoulides, John Olmstead, Richard Wiseman, Carol Barnes, David Pagni, and Maria Linder.

 

President Gordon presented Dr. Al Flores with this year’s Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award. This award was established to publically acknowledge faculty members who have made significant contributions to collegial governance consistent with the Missions and Goals of Cal State University, Fullerton. Dr. Flores, professor of Philosophy, has contributed to the University, 25 years of outstanding leadership and extensive service.  His inclusive leadership style, professionalism, and excellence embody the very spirit of this award.  Dr. Flores’ expertise and ethics have put him in demand at our campus, the School of Medicine at UC Irvine, the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, the University of San Francisco, Southern California College of Optometry, as well as within his profession. His

 

accomplishments include serving as Coordinator of our Health Professions program (1989-1993),  member of the Health Professions committee (1983-present), including serving as President and Chair of that committee, Faculty Advisor for the Student Health Professions committee (1989-1993), Chair of the Department of Philosophy (1993-1996 and 2003-2006), member of the CSUF Academic Senate (1991-1998), Chair of the Academic Senate (1993-1995),  member of the CSU Statewide Academic Senate (1995-1998), member of the editorial board of the Senate Forum (1992-1998), Editor of the Senate Forum (1996-1998),  Vice President and President of the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association (1988-1994), Chair of the President’s Scholars Screening Committee (1986-1989), Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee, CSU’s University Planning Committee – Mission and Goals (1993-1996), Executive Committee of the California Faculty Association (1994-1995), Outstanding Professor Committee (1998-2001), and the Faculty Personnel Committee. In addition to teaching and service, Dr. Flores is a prolific scholar who has published five books, more than 25 articles and book chapters, and 39 bibliographies; and has received numerous awards over his career. Dr. Flores expressed heartfelt appreciation for this recognition.

 

Chair Guerin recognized past recipients of this award, which include Jack Bedell, Lee Gilbert, Jane Hall, Sandra Sutphen, Barry Pasternack, Vince Buck, and Harvey Grody.

 

Dr. Scott Annin was recognized for his receipt of the Carol Barnes Excellence in Teaching Award. He is the third recipient of this award; Dr. Melinda Blackman and Dr. Raphael Sonenshein are the past recipients. Chair Guerin congratulated him on behalf of the Academic Senate and presented him with the monetary gift that comes with this award. Dr. Annin commented that he truly enjoys working with young minds and helping them find their career paths. He thanked everyone for the recognition.

 

The following outgoing Senators were recognized and thanked for their service in the Academic Senate: Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff (2004-08), Vice President Bob Palmer (2006-08), Dr. Robert L. Sage (2007-08), Dr. Scott Spitzer (2006-08), and Dr. Andi Stein (2006-08). Kami Altar and Paul Rumberger, Associated Students Inc., were congratulated on their graduation from CSUF and thanked for their service.  Dr. Sylvia Alva, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Programs was wished well in her new position as Dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Cal State University, Northridge. Dr. David Fromson, Associate Dean, College of NSM, was congratulated on his retirement and thanked for his service. Dr. Ellen Junn, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Development was also acknowledged for her service and congratulated on her appointment to Vice Provost at California State University, Fresno.

 

Chair Guerin bid farewell Ray Young, Associate Vice President, Graduate Programs and Research. She recognized his service to the campus and congratulated him on entering the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP). Margaret (Peggy) Atwell, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs since 1993, was also congratulated on entering the FERP and wished well in her future endeavors.

 

Senator Bedell and Senator Randall presented Chair Guerin with a resolution/commendation and gift in honor of her service to the CSUF Academic Senate as Chair from 2006 to 2008. The Academic Senate thanked Dr. Guerin for her numerous efforts on behalf of the Fullerton campus and our students, and for fulfilling our mission of “The Fullerton Way”. She was wished well in her research efforts and continued service on the CSU Academic Senate.

 

11:00 a.m.

Subject: ASD 08-108 Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Junior Faculty Mentoring

Senator Ellen Junn                               

Senator Junn, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Junior Faculty Mentoring, first acknowledged the other members of this committee:  Peggy Atwell, April Bullock, Kathryn Dickson, Reyes Fidalgo, Tom Klammer, Hyekyeung Seung, and Ken Walicki. She also recognized invited guests who attended meetings

 

of this committee: Robin Graboyes (FAR), Linda Patton (OGC), Tony Rimmer (FDC), Ed Sullivan (IRAS), and Ray Young (AVP, GSR).

 

The following was reported:

·      82 new faculty members were hired last year alone; 174 new faculty members hired in the past two years (2007=82; 2006=92)

·      Spring 2008: 404 tenured faculty (30 will retire/FERP)=364; 298 untenured/tenure-track faculty + 55 new faculty accepted in this year’s search so far = 353 untenured faculty

·      On 11-29-07, the Senate established this committee with the following charge:

(1)   Review literature on best practices in faculty mentoring;

(2)   Examine polices/practices at other universities;

(3)   Survey junior faculty and faculty mentors regarding needs and/or department chairs on existing practices, if deemed necessary; interview relevant campus administrators; and review results of COACHE survey of faculty; and

(4)   Report findings and recommendations to the Academic Senate Executive Committee no later than March 1, 2008.

·      We learned that there at least two departments that still have formalized mentoring programs: (Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biology).  We heard that there were others. We have two faculty organizations on campus: Untenured Faculty and Full-Time Lecturers Organization (ULO), and Researchers and Critical Educators (RACE). Other CSUs such as San Diego State and CSU Fresno have programs, as well.

·      Conclusion: if done well, mentoring is good. The benefits include: greater success with grants and publications, increased tenure and promotion rates, improved teaching, greater personal satisfaction, stronger bond with the university, higher retention rates, increased university service, improved collegiality and instruction-affirming behaviors, greater success in balancing work and family. Mentors could benefit in professional rejuvenation, greater motivation to remain current in their field, and enhanced personal satisfaction and fulfillment.

·      The Harvard COACH survey examined five themes:

(1)   Tenure (i.e., clarity and reasonableness of the tenure process)

(2)   Nature of the work (i.e., level of satisfaction)

(3)   Policies and Practices (i.e., importance and effectiveness)

(4)   Climate, Culture, and Collegiality

(5)   Global Satisfaction; and

(6)   Open-ended answers to questions and level of agreement on topics of interest data were also collected

·      56% response rate of the survey was comparable to the national response rate of 59%

·                                    Summary of Junior Faculty Data from COACH Survey: (Scale: 1=very unimportant or ineffective to 5=very important or effective)

(1)                     Faculty believe that mentoring (whether formal or informal) is important to their success (mean: 3.91)

(2)                     The mentoring (formal or informal) they have received thus far has been somewhat effective (mean 3.31)

(3)                     Faculty endorsed informal mentoring more strongly (mean=3.87) than formal mentoring (mean=3.34)

In sum, faculty on our campus believe very strongly that mentoring is important to their success and they voice a stronger preference for informal versus formal mentoring options.

·                                    The following areas were examined as well (the results, rated on a 5-point scale, are indicated in parentheses):

(1)                     Satisfaction with the discretion they have over the content of the courses they teach (4.59)

(2)                     Satisfaction with the influence they have over which courses they teach (4.43)

 

(3)                     Satisfaction with the influence they have over the focus of their research (4.37)

(4)                     Satisfaction with the fairness of their immediate supervisor’s evaluation of their work (4.29)

(5)                     Clarity of the expectations for performance as a teacher (4.26)

(6)                     Clarity of the tenure process(4.26)

     Faculty most frequently rated the geographic location, support of colleagues, their sense of “fit”, and quality of colleagues as the best aspects about working at CSUF.

·      Faculty had low ratings for the following aspects(the results, rated on a 5-point scale, are indicated in parentheses):

(1)   Satisfaction with the amount of access they have to TA’s and GA’s (2.31)

(2)   Effectiveness of spousal/partner hiring program (2.38)

(3)   Satisfaction with the amount of time they have to conduct research (2.39)

(4)   Effectiveness of the paid/unpaid research leave during the probation (2.48)

(5)   Effectiveness of financial assistance with housing (2.56)

(6)   Satisfaction with compensation (2.57)

(7)   Effectiveness of professional assistance in obtaining external grants (2.58)

(8)   Effectiveness in an upper limit on committee assignments for faculty (2.65)

(9)   Person who serves as the chief academic officer seems to care about the quality of life for junior faculty (2.65)

(10)  Effectiveness of childcare options (2.84)

Cost of living, teaching load, salary, and lack of support for research/creative work were rated as the worst aspects about working at CSUF.

·      A benefit of participating in the COACHE survey was that we had access to comparison data. Seven CSUs participated in the survey (Fullerton, Long Beach, SLO, San Bernardino, San Marcos, Pomona, and Sonoma). CSUF scored very high relative to three of our sister institutions on at least three of the major themes (tenure, nature of work, and climate/culture/collegiality). On a national comparison to other masters granting institutions, CSUF was listed as an exemplary institution for academic workplaces.

·      Crucial, Historic Crossroads: CSUF is now the most populous among the CSU and in our 50-year history.  The number of tenure-track faculty will exceed the number of tenured faculty on our campus in several years. This historical context, demands, and pressures confronting junior faculty have changed over time and DPS have evolved to reflect these increasing demands for attaining tenure, particularly with respect to specific achievements in scholarly and creative activity and teaching. The majority of our newest probationary faculty is coping with bearing and raising children often within the demands of dual-career, working family relationships.  In sum, CSUF is literally at the brink of welcoming, nurturing, growing, and launching our next generation of powerful faculty researchers, teachers, and leaders who will go on to inspire and support the groundswell of students who aspire to become college-educated Cal State Fullerton graduates. We must support our junior faculty NOW since they will become our core professoriate, and are the future of the university.

·      Overall committee recommendations:

(1)   Establish an informal mentoring system on campus

(2)   Talk about other ways to support to faculty beyond mentoring

(3)   A variety of other strategies and ideas to strengthen programs already in place and better advertise or make more accessible some resources already available

(4)   40 strategies (pages 15-23 of the actual report) suggested by the committee

·      Recommendations and hopes: “...it is the sincere and grateful hope of the committee that this report opens serious dialogue within departments, colleges and across campus and engages faculty – both senior and junior alike, administrators and others to debate, discuss, and begin building together a campus culture that will support all faculty, but with a special eye towards supporting our growing numbers of junior faculty. California State University, Fullerton is a wonderful place

 

 

to be – our own junior faculty responses confirm this perception. Just imagine if we take the next steps to achieving this larger dream!”

 

         Senator Junn addressed questions and comments from the floor.

 

         Suggestion [Shapiro]: Faculty in FERP could serve as mentors to junior faculty.

 

         M/S/P [Bedell/Drezner] to approve the following resolution:

        

  Resolved: The Academic Senate extends its thanks to Dr. Junn and the members of the ad hoc   Committee on Junior Faculty Mentoring for all their hard work and deliberations; and be it further

 

Resolved: that the Academic Senate directs it 2008-2009 Executive Committee to work with Vice President Smith to begin considering the report’s recommendations.

        

         (Approved unanimously)

 

         (Note: The Academic Senate Office later labeled this resolution ASD 08-198.)

 

VII.     STATEWIDE ACADEMIC SENATE REPORT

Chair Guerin distributed the May 2008 ASCSU Report to all faculty, staff, and management via email yesterday.

 

Senator Pasternack added that one of the resolutions passed by the ASCSU was regarding the Loyalty Oath. The ASCSU also approved revisions to EO595, the General Education Breadth Requirement. We requested a delay in implementing the Executive Orders that deal with these issues: Consultation on CSU System Wide Information Security Drafts on Standards, Policies, and Acceptable Use. The group thinks that the ASCSU will come up with policies during the summer on at least the drafts on “Security Standards and Policies”. They will hold off on “Acceptable Use” because it has a lot of ramifications for faculty, and the faculty bargaining agents should probably be consulted. If you have concerns on these policies, direct them to Amir Dabirian.

 

John Tarjan ( Bakersfield) was elected chair of the ASCSU, Bob Buckley (Sacramento) Vice Chair, Mark VanSelst (San Jose) Secretary, Darlene Yee-Melichar (San Francisco) and Barbara Swerkes (Northridge), Members-At-Large, and Barry Pasternack will continue, as past chair.

 

Yesterday, the Board of Trustees voted to increase student fees by 10%, although, if there is additional funding to the CSU to buy those out, they will reconsider. There was also a change in the student fee policy that was approved by the Board. A new president was named at San Jose State.

 

President Gordon added that if the package of items in the Governor’s proposed revised budget is supported by the legislature, both the UC and CSU will receive an additional $100 million. However, President Gordon is unsure of the likelihood of the package passing, due to sales tax increase and borrowing of Lottery funds as a result.

 

Chair Guerin thanked Senators Drezner, Fromson, and Randall, ASCSU alternates for their service this year.

 

VIII.    CHAIR’S REPORT

The following written report was sent via email yesterday:

 

 

 

·         All University Elections: Votes were cast by 685 individuals, representing 56% of full-time constituents and 6% of part-time constituents.  The results were distributed electronically and on paper (ASD 08-91).  Thanks to all of the candidates, and congratulations to those elected. Results of the “Statements of Opinion” were distributed electronically (ASD 08-107).  I am sure the next Executive Committee will review these for direction on future agenda items.

 

·         Faculty Searches: As of 5-13-08, VPAA Smith reported that we have had 55 acceptances, 5 offers outstanding, and approximately 30 equivalent positions leaving.

 

·         Wang Award: A campus delegation attended the Wang Family Excellence Award ceremony at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, 5-13-08.  Our campus colleagues Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey and Dr. Zvi Drezner were recognized (and represented our campus in a stellar fashion!).  This brings our campus total to 9 recipients over the 10-year program (more than any other CSU campus).

 

·         Administrative Vacancies: The search committee for the Associate Vice President/Graduate Studies and Research has met to review candidates.  Acting appointments will be made for the remaining positions in Academic Affairs being vacated by Dr. Atwell and Dr. Alva.

 

·         Thank You: Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Academic Senate these past two years. More than ever, I appreciate the significant and numerous contributions and accomplishments that CSUF students, staff, management, and faculty make to our campus community and beyond.  We can be proud of all our campus has accomplished in just 50 years.

 

IX.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9.1 ASD 08-56 Revised UPS 240.200 Policy on Amorous Relationships Between Faculty, Staff, and Students [FAC] was tabled/moved to 10.6 to address new business first.

        

 

X.        NEW BUSINESS

         10.1 M/S/P [Kanel/Hewitt] to approve ASD 08-85 Proposal: B.S. Athletic Training and Sports Medicine          [Department of Kinesiology] as submitted.  (Approved with 3 abstentions)

 

10.2 M/S/P [Junn/Bedell] to approve ASD 08-71 EL-BSN Pre-Licensure Proposal (Nursing) [GE Committee]

as amended.  (Approved unanimously)

 

        Friendly amendment [Junn]:  Add 3 units of World Civilization (History 110A or 110B) as an option in the General Education package.

 

10.3 M/S/P [Mead/Stang] to approve ASD 08-84 Revised UPS 100.000 - Elections Committee Revision: Membership [Elections Comm. & AS Exec. Comm.] as submitted. (Approved unanimously)

 

10.4 M/S/P [Kanel/Walicki] to approve ASD 08-105 Revised UPS 230.010 Faculty Obligation to Meet Classes [FAC] (Approved with 2 abstentions)

·         Suggestion [Hewitt]: Lines 33-36: This revision states that faculty should include in their course outlines how coursework will continue and how the instructor will communicate with students in the event of an emergency. This statement should be incorporated into the UPS on course outlines, as well.

·         Suggestion [Pasternack]: Some standard language about this should be developed to include on syllabi so that there is consistency.

 

(These suggestions should be forwarded to next year’s Faculty Affairs committee for consideration)

 

10.5 M/S/P [Burgtorf /Drezner] to approve ASD 08-106 Revised UPS 330.124 Leaves of Absence for Graduate and Credential Students [Grad Ed Committee] as submitted. (Approved unanimously)

 

10.6 M/S/P [Kanel/Nyaggah] to send ASD 08-56 Revised UPS 240.200 Policy on Amorous Relationships Between Faculty, Staff, and Students [FAC] back to the Faculty Affairs committee for  further review and the following input: (Approved unanimously):

 

               Suggestions [Kanel]:  Move towards more standardized words like “dual relationships” in place of “amorous relationships”; there needs to be stricter definitions. Look at similar policies at other CSUs. Determine how our campus will respond to these types of relationships.

 

               Suggestion [Nyaggah]: Consider whether this policy could be included in the Sexual Harassment policy.

        

        Suggestions [Hewitt]: Since UPS 240.200 is a policy about some specific types of amorous relationships, consider changing the title of the policy to:  “University Amorous Relations Involving a Direct Power Differential”. Change first sentence in preamble to read “Amorous relationships between a University employee and a member of the University community for whom he/she has an official role create dual relationships explicitly prohibited by most professions.”

 

        Comment [Liverpool]: Does the current definition of “amorous relationship” extend to close           friendships, as well? The title of the policy is confusing, as well.

 

        Suggestion [Buck]: (Does not agree with combining the policy on Sexual Harassment with this policy.)       Look into incorporating the related CSU policy into this document as much as possible.

 

        Suggestion [Shapiro]: Use “personal relationship” and include some of the relationships that are      discussed in the CSUs policy on nepotism.

 

        Comments [Jarvis]:  (1) Department chairs should not have to be in the position to report concerns         about an amorous relationship that he/she has reason to believe exists. (2) We should not expect that        this reporting will always happen. This policy might cause more legal problems for the University if, during a lawsuit, it is determined that a chair did not report the amorous relationship.

 

        Suggestion [Bruschke]: Clarify which relationships are covered in the policy. Specify the disciplinary         actions that will be taken.

 

        Suggestions [Mead]: (1) Add references to the other policies on nepotism and sexual harassment. Section II states, “This definition excludes marital, domestic partner or civil union relationships”; specify which policies do refer to these relationships. Address nonconsensual relationships (i.e. sexual harassment) in        this document.

 

        Comments [McConnell]: (1) Unclear about the exclusion of marital, domestic partner or civil union relationships. This seems to imply that there are certain “classes” of relationships that are acceptable and others that are not. (2) What disciplinary actions will be taken against people who are in amorous relationships that existed before and when the policy is made effective? (3) What will happen when two people of equal standing in the hierarchy are dating and one receives a promotion?

 

 

 

        Suggestions [Randall]:  (1) Although we want to protect faculty rights, avoid lawsuits, and avoid having a paradox in the language of the document, keep students, particularly young women, at the center of this document. (2) Consult with professionals in counseling for input.

 

        Suggestion [Klassen]: Take into consideration a situation where a new hire might bring the person he/she is dating along and they may happen to work in the same department.

 

        Suggestion [Carroll]:  Address the issue of third parties. (For example, if my department chair is dating        one of my colleagues and I feel that I am not receiving resources, that could be a problem related to             that relationship).

 

        Other suggestions/questions:

-          Consider split policies for students, then faculty and staff, or three separate policies for students, faculty, and staff

-          What is the appropriate role of the department chair (supervisor) when he/she becomes aware of the relationship? (Senator Smith: The appropriate procedure is for anyone who is aware of such a situation to inform the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Peggy Atwell), or the Director of Diversity and Equity (Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro) and they will handle the issue from that point.)

      Kanel: Trained professionals complete mandatory training in reporting situations like child abuse. Reporting in it of itself is a psychologically taxing burden to place on everyone on          campus, especially if they are not trained in the procedures of reporting abuse. Some people are          afraid of repercussions. This also needs to be taken into consideration.

Hickok: Consult some of our counseling and psychological services faculty for assistance.

Nyaggah: Confidentiality has to be accompanied by the right of the faculty member to protect       his/her career, as well as the right of the student to not be abused.

       

 

XI.      ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.