CSUS FACULTY SENATE ACTIONS FOR 2006-2007
Note: Minutes and procedural actions not included.
|DATE||SENATE ACTION #||TITLE||APPROVED (SENATE)-YES/NO||APPROVED (PRESIDENTIAL) - YES/NO||COMMENTS|
|8/30/06||FS 06-113/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR||NA||NA||NA|
|9/21/06||FS 06-114/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|9/21/06||FS 06-115/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS- UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|9/21/06||FS 06-116/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE||YES||NA|
|9/21/06||FS 06-117/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS||YES||YES|
|9/21/06||FS 06-121/Flr.||NOMINATION OF FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COUNCIL||NA||NA|
|9/28/06||FS 06-122/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE||YES||NA|
|9/28/06||FS 06-123/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES|
|9/28/06||FS 06-126/Ex.||OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARDS - INCLUSION OF LIBRARY FACULTY||YES||NA|
|9/28/06||FS 06-125A/Flr.||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 06-125||YES||NA|
|9/28/06||FS 06-125/Ex.||AFFIRMATION OF FACULTY REFERENDA ON FS 05-69/EX. - UARTP DOCUMENT - AMEND SECTION 6.06.D||YES||NA|
|10/12/06||FS 06-127/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE||YES||NA|
|10/12/06||FS 06-128/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY||YES||NA|
|10/12/06||FS 06-130A||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 06-130||YES||NA|
|10/12/06||FS 06-130/Ex.||PROPOSITION 1D - RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF||YES||NA|
|10/26/06||FS 06-135/Flr.||BUDGET DISCUSSION||YES||NA|
|10/26/06||FS 06-131/Ex.||PROGRAM COURSE PROPOSAL - DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION||YES||YES||SEE 12/20/06 MEMO|
|11/2/06||FS 06-137/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - SENATE||YES||NA|
|11/2/06||FS 06-138/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY||YES|
|11/2/06||FS 06-133/APC/Ex.||SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS||YES|
|11/16/06||FS 06-134/APC/Ex.||ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2008-09 AND 2009-10||YES||11/16/06||SEE 12/20/06 MEMO|
|11/16/06||FS 06-142/Flr.||ALLOCATIONS TO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BUDGET, RESOLUTION ON||YES||NA||SEE 11/28/06 MEMO|
|11/30/06||FS 06-147/Flr.||JUNIOR FACULTY SALARIES, RENEWED RESOLUTION ON||YES||NA|
|11/30/06||FS 06-144/Flr.||THE BUDGET TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED IN FS 06-142, RESOLUTION REGARDING||YES||NA|
|11/30/06||FS 06-145/Flr.||FS 06-142 REQUEST FOR A FULL, DETAILED AND COMPLETE ACCOUNTING OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, RESOLUTION REGARDING||YES||NA|
|12/7/06||FS 06-148/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES|
|12/7/06||FS 06-149/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS||YES|
|12/7/06||FS 06-151/Ex.||RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET TASK FORCE||YES||YES|
|2/15/07||FS 07-01/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|2/22/07||FS 07-03/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|2/22/07||FS 07-04/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS||YES||YES|
|2/22/07||FS 07-06/Ex.||RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SETTLING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE CFA AND THE CSU||YES||NA|
|3/1/07||FS 07-07/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|3/1/07||FS 07-09/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GRADUATE EDUCATION WORKING GROUP||NA||NA|
|3/8/07||FS 07-11/CPC/Ex.||COUNCIL ON THE PREPARATION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL, CHANGE IN COMPOSITION||YES||NA|
|3/8/07||FS 07-10/FPC/Ex.||RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS, AMENDMENT OF||YES||YES|
|3/15/07||FS 07-15/Flr.||GENERAL FACULTY MEETING||YES||NA|
|4/5/07||FS 07-17/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY||YES||YES|
|4/5/07||FS 07-19/Flr.||2006-2007 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES||NA||NA|
|4/5/07||FS 07-21/Ex.||BUDGET TASK FORCE REPORT, MARCH 2007||YES||NA|
|4/5/07||FS 07-21A/Ex.||2007 BUDGET TASK FORCE REPORT, RECOMMENDATIONS||YES||NA||SEE 4/18/07 MEMO|
|4/5/07||FS 07-22/Ex.||NO CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ - FACULTY REFERENDUM||YES||NA|
|4/12/07||FS 07-28/Flr.||REFERENDUM OF NO CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ - BALLOT LANGUAGE||YES||NA|
|4/12/07||FS 07-27/Flr.||UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ESTABLISHMENT OF - CHARGE AND COMPOSITION||YES||YES||SEE 5/7/07 MEMO|
|4/12/07||FS 07-20/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE||NA||YES||SEE 5/7/07 MEMO|
|4/12/07||FS 07-13/Ex.||AMEND SECTION 6.06.D OF THE UARTP POLICY - FACULTY REFERENDUM||YES||NA|
|4/19/07||FS 07-13A/Ex.||AMEND SECTION 6.06.D OF THE UARTP POLICY - FACULTY REFERENDUM - CORRECTED COPY||YES||NA|
|5/3/07||FS 07-32/ConC.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE||YES||NA|
|5/10/07||FS 07-36/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE||YES||NA|
|5/10/07||FS 07-40/Flr.||RESOLUTION REGARDING PROFESSOR FARRAND'S APPOINTMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-41/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-42/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-43/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-44/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-45/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-46/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-47/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-48/PROC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW - BACHELOR'S OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-49/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS AND SELF-STUDY, PILOT PROGRAM||YES||YES|
|5/17/07||FS 07-39/Ex.||FOLLOW-UP TO REFERENDUM AND APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE||YES||NA|
|5/17/07||FS 07-40A/Flr.||MOTION TO REFER FS 07-40/EX.||YES||NA|
|5/17/07||FS 07-51/Flr.||COMMENDATION OF LEADERSHIP - MICHAEL FITZGERALD||YES||NA|
|FS 06-113/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR|
Background: Article II.F of the By-laws of the Faculty Senate state: "If the office of Vice Chair becomes vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by nomination and election at the first meeting of the Faculty Senate after the vacancy occurs. Any of the other elected members of the Executive Committee shall be eligible to be elected Vice Chair. If a Chair of a Standing Committee is elected Vice Chair, the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee shall execute the office of Chair of the Standing Committee until a successor can be elected as provided below. If an at-large member of the Executive Committee is elected Vice Chair, an election shall be held then and there to fill the vacated seat of the at-large member of the Executive Committee who has just been elected Vice Chair." Leon Wiebers, Senator representing Theatre and Dance, has resigned.
The following senators were nominated for Vice Chair:
Lila Jacobs, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
James Sobredo, Ethnic Studies
James Sobredo was elected to serve as Vice Chair.
|*FS 06-114/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Sylvester Bowie, 2007
Campus Safety and Environmental Health Committee
Tim Capron, H&HS, 2008
Search Committee, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Bruce Bikle, H&HS
Sue Holl, E&CS
Mark Siegler, SS&IS
Pia Wong, EDUC
|*FS 06-115/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee
Michael Wright, H&HS, 2007
Steve Perez, SS&IS, 2008
Gloria Solomon, H&HS, 2009
Committee on Administrative Review
Bruce Bikle, H&HS, 2009
Alcohol Advisory Committee
Sue Cote, H&HS, 2007
Louis Downs, EDUC, 2007
Anthony J. Leones Scholarship Committee
Craig Gallet, SS&IS, 2009
Rodney Imamura, H&HS, 2009
David Rolloff, H&HS, 2007
ASCSUS Children's Center Advisory Board
Mark Siegler, SS&IS, 2007
Committee for Diversity Awards
Melinda Seid, H&HS, 2008
Energy Management Committee
Stephan Kroll, SS&IS, 2008
Institutional Scholarship Committee I
Andras Domokos, NS&M, 2007
Institutional Scholarship Committee II
Rafiqul Bhuyan, CBA, 2008
Instruction Related Activities Committee
William Degraffenreid, NS&M, 2007
Debbie Metzger, LIB, 2007
Student Academic Development Committee
Eric Bull, EDUC, 2008
Rachel August, SS&IS, 2008
Student Health Advisory Board
Weide Chang, E&CS, 2007
University Copyright and Patent Committee
Jordan Halgas, CBA, 2009
University Union Board of Directors*
Fred Baldini, H&HS, 2007
Shannon Dickson, EDUC, 2007
*names to be forwarded to President Gonzalez for selection to serve a term through 2007
|FS 06-116/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE|
Academic Policies Committee
Candace Gregory-Abbott, Senator, 2007
General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee
Noelle McCurley, Senator, 2007
Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture Committee
Tom Owens, At-large, 2008
|*FS 06-117/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS|
The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the program change proposals outlined in Attachment A.
Thomas Krabacher, Professor of Geography, shall serve as parliamentarian for the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate.
|FS 06-121/Flr.||NOMINATION OF FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COUNCIL|
Background: Last year, the Council for University Planning was replaced by the Strategic Planning Council. The composition calls for: the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; one representative each from the offices of the Vice Presidents for Administration, Human Resources, Student Affairs and University Advancement; the Chair of the Faculty Senate; two other faculty representatives, chosen from the Faculty Senate; one chair of an academic department, chosen by the Provost; one staff member, recommended through a campus-wide nomination process; ASI president or designee; one community member appointed by the President from a list prepared by the Vice President for University. Details about the Council can be found at: http://www.csus.edu/spc/.
The Faculty Senate nominates candidates for two (2) faculty representatives to serve on the Strategic Planning Council.
The following senators were nominated for election to the Strategic Planning Council:
Laureen O'Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology
Tom Landerholm, Biological Sciences
Mary Kirlin, Public Policy and Administration
Laureen O'Hanlon and Mary Kirlin were elected to serve as the Senate representatives on SPC.
|FS 06-122/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE|
Curriculum Policies Committee
Kathleen Gee, At-large, 2009
Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee
Roxanne Ferguson, H&HS, 2009
General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Committee
Joan Neide, At-large, 2008
Chris Taylor, At-large, 2009
|FS 06-123/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Academic Council on International Programs
Tom Krabacher, NS&M, 2009
|FS 06-126/Ex.||OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARDS - INCLUSION OF LIBRARY FACULTY|
The Faculty Senate approves including library faculty to participate in the Outstanding Teaching Awards Program for the 2006-2007 academic year.
|FS 06-125A/Flr.||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 06-125|
The Faculty Senate waives the first reading of FS 06-125, Affirmation of Faculty Referenda on FS 05-69/Ex. - UARTP Document - Amend Section 6.06.D.
|FS 06-125/Ex.||AFFIRMATION OF FACULTY REFERENDA ON FS 05-69/EX. - UARTP DOCUMENT - AMEND SECTION 6.06.D|
The Executive Committee recommends the following motion:
The Faculty Senate affirms the results of the ballot measure calling for the rescission of FS 05-69, Ex., and requests that the President rescind the changes specified in FS 05-69, Ex., and commits itself to a series of discussions on the underlying substantive issues in the Fall 2006 semester. The Executive Committee will provide to the Senate a schedule of these discussions.
|FS 06-127/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE|
Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee
George Paganelis, LIB, 2009
Faculty Policies Committee
Leo Legoretta, At-large, 2008
Tom Peavy (Fall 2006 replacement)
|FS 06-128/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Search Committee, Director, Office of Institutional Research
Bob Buckley, E&CS
James Sobredo, SS&IS
|FS 06-130A||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 06-130|
The Faculty Senate waives the first reading of FS 06-130/Ex., Proposition 1D - Resolution in Support of.
|FS 06-130/Ex.||PROPOSITION 1D - RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF|
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D is an investment in our schools, in our students and in California’s future; and
WHEREAS, Providing a quality education for our students is the most important thing we can do to invest in their future; and
WHEREAS, The best way to grow our economy and create good-paying jobs is to create world-class public schools — with adequate educational facilities — that give our students the skills they need to succeed in the workforce; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D provides over $7 billion for Kindergarten through 12th grade education and an additional $3 billion for Higher Education; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D allocates funds to retrofit and upgrade our schools and colleges to ensure they can withstand the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D includes funding directed at our students’ safety, including school security, playground safety, removal of asbestos and replacing leaky and dangerous roofs; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D will relieve overcrowding, help reduce class sizes and give students a real opportunity to learn; and
WHEREAS, more than 60 percent of California’s schools are 25 years of age or older and require major repairs; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D will help pay for wiring classrooms and providing 21st Century technology, and builds vocational education facilities so that all students are given the skills they need to get a job and succeed in life; and
WHEREAS, For every dollar California invests to get students in and through college, the state’s economy receives a $3 net return on that investment; and
WHEREAS, California’s community colleges and state universities (UC and CSU) continue to grow exponentially – with community colleges providing instruction to over 2 million students every year and California’s universities expected to grow to accommodate nearly 650,000 students – we need to provide funding to modernize and upgrade teaching and research facilities to remain competitive with other states; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D provides strict accountability to ensure that the money is spent properly; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D will be subjected to independent audits, and misusing them is a crime, punishable by time in jail. This information will be made available to the public so taxpayers can ensure their money is spent properly and will NOT go to waste; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1D is so important for California’s future that both candidates for Governor, Phil Angelides and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as a bipartisan majority of the Legislature, support the measure; therefore be it
RESOLVED, by the Faculty Senate of California State University, Sacramento that we support Proposition 1D on the November 7, 2006 ballot and that we direct that copies of this resolution be sent to all members of our faculty, to the Associated Students, to the California Faculty Association and to the President of the University.
|FS 06-135/Flr.||BUDGET DISCUSSION|
The Faculty Senate directs the Senate's Executive Committee to set a date for a formal discussion on the scope, effects and impact of the budget situation on academic programs.
|*FS 06-131/Ex.||PROGRAM COURSE PROPOSAL - DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION|
The Faculty Senate recommends to the president the approval of the Doctorate in Education, as outlined in Attachment A, and is contingent upon a 50% increase in the time-base for all teaching appointments (i.e., 3 WTU's become 4.5 WTU's, 1 WTU becomes 1.5 WTU's, etc.).
Note: the underscored phrase above (following "Attachment A") was a proposed amendment, which was not approved.
In addition, the Senate recommends that the WTUs associated with the Ed.D. are 1.5 vs. 1.0.
The Senate recommends an annual Ed.D. budget be prepared at the end of the academic year and presented to the Senate in the fall semester (using a detailed line item budget showing actual and projected budgets - similar to the format required by WASC).
Carried (paper ballot: Ayes: 38; nays: 4; abstentions: 3).
|FS 06-137/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - SENATE|
Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee
Kath Pinch, At-large, 2009
|*FS 06-138/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY|
University Committee for Persons with Disabilities
Jessica Howell, 2007
|*FS 06-133/APC/Ex.||SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STANDARDS|
Supercedes FS 00-53.
The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards policy as outlined in the October 26, 2006 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment A.
|*FS 06-134/APC/Ex.||ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2008-09 AND 2009-10|
The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the proposed 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic calendars as shown at the October 26, 2006 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B (2008-2009) and at the October 26, 2006 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B-1 (2009-2010).
Note: an amendment proposed by Senator Wall to move the Spring 2009 break from March 30-April 5 to April 6-April 12, 2009 was defeated (hand count: ayes=21; nayes=28; abstentions=1).
Note: The attachments are Excel spreadsheets - please refer to the tabs at the bottom of the screen to access the proposed summer, fall and spring calendars.
|FS 06-142/Flr.||Allocations to Academic Programs Budget, resolution on|
The Faculty Senate of the California State University Sacramento strongly urges the following:
That the President reverse the decision to cut the 2006-07 academic program
budget by $1,642,000.
That the President provide
to the University community a full detailed, and complete accounting of
revenues and those expenditures (e.g. “administration and business affairs,
all university expenses, mandatory benefit costs,” etc.) over the past three
academic years (2003-04, 2004-06 and 2005-06) that have created this budget
deficit, including a response to those budget questions posed by Senate Chair
Fitzgerald in his letter of November 1, 2006.
That the President establish
a task force composed of representatives of the administration, faculty and
staff to review the University budgets for 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09,
including the need for cuts to the academic programs budget, and recommend
budgeting strategies that will provide the University with a balanced budget
while preserving the quality of its academic programs.
That the President respond to these requests in a written statement to the Faculty Senate chair by November 28, 2006.
RATIONALE: The budget cuts imposed by the President will have their largest impact in the core area of academic programs of the University. These cuts will directly affect the ability of academic departments in the delivery of quality educational programs to the students of our University.
The proposed cuts would impair the quality of education offered by CSU, Sacramento and the fulfillment of its public mission, and will have a particularly detrimental impact on the retention of underserved students.
The Senate is guided by the principles of a transparent and open decision-making process; the traditional role of the Faculty is to function as the keepers of the academic mission of teaching and scholarly activity at the University; and the obligation of both the Faculty and the Administration is to engage in collaborative governance of the University.
In a November 1, 2006 letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Senate Chair asked for adequate information and figures on the budget issues facing the University, and to date has not been given answers or an accounting of the causes for the shortfall that prompted the proposed cuts.
The Senate calls on the President and the Administration to adhere to the principle of transparency and collaboration in the budget discussion and provide a full and complete accounting to the Senate of the expenditures over the past three years that have created this budget deficit.
The Senate also requests the forwarding of budget information for academic years 2003-04 through 2006-07 and projected budget information for 2007-08 and 2008-09 that delineates the appropriations and fees taken into the University and their allocation to the University budget centers including funding to Academic Affairs.
|FS 06-147/Flr.||Junior Faculty Salaries, Renewed Resolution On|
WHEREAS, The situation known as salary inversion, where faculty with less experience are hired at a greater starting salary than current salary of experienced junior faculty, has been recognized as a major problem on this campus by Faculty Senate Resolution 05-73, by the Associated Students Resolution of 18 October 2006, and by the CSUS Administration in President Gonzalez’s memo to the Faculty Senate of 28 April 2006; and
WHEREAS, President Gonzalez recognized the group character of this problem in the granting of temporary relief in the form of 146 summer stipends to junior faculty in 2006; and
WHEREAS, President Gonzalez suggested that the proper mechanism for securing an increase in base pay rate was through the filing of individual equity requests; and
WHEREAS, 104 individual equity adjustment requests were made: 87 were denied outright, 17 were approved but were granted only $42 - $200 per month raise when full equity would involve many thousands of dollars, and individuals who were denied have exactly the same situation as those who were approved, indicating the use of criteria not discussed or disclosed in Article 31.23 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Faculty Senate condemns the use of undisclosed and seemingly arbitrary criteria for granting or rejecting individual equity adjustments; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Faculty Senate condemns the lack of action on FS 05-73, and reiterates to the President that he must address this pressing issue by whatever means available to him on the campus level.
|FS 06-144/Flr.||The Budget Task Force Recommended in FS 06-142, Resolution Regarding|
Whereas, the Constitution of the Faculty provides that “Through the Faculty Senate, responsibility shall be vested in the faculty or its elected Senate representatives for developing policies and making recommendations to the President on. . . (Art. II Sect. 4, B. 4) faculty appointments to institutional task forces, advisory committees, and auxiliary organizations. . .”; and
permitting other, non-faculty, bodies to select which faculty members to appoint to special task forces and committees determining academic and curricular policies without the advice and consent of the Senate violates the basic principles of shared governance of CSU, Sacramento, and would deprive the faculty of its proper role in university governance;
the Budget Task Force now being constituted is being created only because of the actions of the faculty which, in the Faculty Senate of November 16, 2006, by unanimous vote rejected the President’s proposed budget cuts and called for a committee to further examine the current budget issue; and representation of the independent faculty perspective which produced this vote is essential on the committee resulting from it; and
Whereas, general faculty compliance with the findings which emerge from this task force will depend upon the faculty’s acceptance of the legitimacy of the Task Force’s composition and proceedings; therefore, let it be
Resolved, that the CSUS Faculty Senate requests that the President withdraw his faculty appointments to the Budget Task Force by December 4, 2006 and have the Faculty Senate fulfill its proper duties by selecting and recommending an equal number of faculty members for the Task Force according to the Senate’s constitutional responsibilities by December 7, 2006, at which time, a special meeting of the Senate will be convened.
|FS 06-145/Flr.||FS 06-142 Request for a Full, Detailed, and Complete Accounting of Revenues and Expenditures Over the Past Four Years, Resolution Regarding|
Resolved: The Faculty Senate once again urges that the President provide to the University community a full, detailed, and complete accounting of revenues and expenditures (e.g. “administration and business affairs, all university expenses, mandatory benefit costs, etc.) over the past four academic years (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06) that have created the budget deficit.
Rationale: While the Faculty Senate is appreciative of the President’s efforts to “provide the university the details and rationale for the budget and the actions that have been proposed” (President’s November 28, 2006 Memorandum responding to FS 06-142, included as Attachment A), the presentations provided thus-far and the President’s November 28, 2006 response to FS 06-142) have failed to include a full, detailed and complete accounting of revenues and expenditures over the past four years to which the purported budget deficit can be attributed. Indeed, in light of data presented to the Senate by Professor Scott Farrand at the November 16, 2006 meeting (Attachment B), it appears that new FTES funding received over the course of President Gonzalez’s tenure has been allocated in a manner that fails to recognize that these funds are provided primarily to support the cost of education of students admitted to the University, which, in turn, requires the ability to hire faculty to staff additional course sections, instructional operational expenses, and resources to support faculty and student engagement in scholarly activities. Instead, most of the new funding has been allocated to units that are not directly involved in the education of students (e.g., University Advancements, Government and Civic Affairs).
Finally, since the Faculty Senate assumes that the proposed budget allocations were based on a detailed and comprehensive view of the budget over the past four years and that a process was used by the administration to develop this year’s budget allocations, and since such documents are public information, the Faculty Senate fails to understand the President’s apparent inability to provide the information requested in item 2 of FS 06-142 at this time.
|*FS 06-148/Ex.||committee appointments - university|
University Committee on Information Technology Accessibility (UCITA)
Bob Buckley, Academic Information Technology Committee Chair, 2009
Mark Stoner, Communication Studies, CTL Representative, 2009
Bin Zhang, Librarian, Library representative, 2009
|*FS 06-149/CPC/Ex.||program change proposals|
The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program change proposals:
- Kinesiology and Health Science, New Option: Sports Psychology
- College of Education, Certificate in Adult Learning Disabilities Program
- College of Health and Human Services: Criminal Justice On Line Degree Completion
Copies of the proposals can be found at Attachment A.
|FS 06-151/Ex.||recommendations REGARDING THE university budget task force|
The Faculty Senate of California State University, Sacramento recommends the following in regard to the composition and charge of the University Budget Task Force as specified in (FS 06-142 and FS 06-145)
Chris Castaneda, History
Karen Davis-O’Hara, Child Development (Senator)
Scott Farrand, Mathematics/Statistics
Tom Krabacher, Geography (Senate Executive Committee, ex officio non-voting member)
Laureen O’Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology (Senator)
Steve Perez, Economics
James Sobredo, Ethnic Studies (Senate Vice Chair, Senate Executive Committee)
Non-faculty membership (as identified by the President and representing less than a majority)
III. Task Force Charge
The Faculty Senate expects the Budget Task Force to operate in a transparent and open manner with full disclosure of budgetary and accounting information necessary to provide accurate budget information to the Faculty and the University Community. Meetings should be open, and times and locations of meetings should be posted in advance.
The role of the University Budget Task Force should primarily be that of fact finding with the charge, at a minimum, including the following:
- Provide the University Community with a full, detailed and complete accounting of revenues and expenditures (e.g. administration and business affairs, all university expenses, mandatory benefit costs, etc.) over the past four academic years (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06) and the projected budgets for the current 2006-07 academic year and the 2007-08 academic year. This should include an accounting of reserves and carry-over funds for the years noted above.
- Provide an assessment of whether a structural deficit exists in the University budget, and if so, of what magnitude.
- Identify the reasons for significant increases and decreases in line item allocations over the period specified above.
- Identify additional questions that need to be addressed.
- Provide interim reports to the Senate Executive Committee as appropriate.
- Provide a final report to the Senate by early in the Spring Semester 2007.
|FS 07-01/Ex.||committee appointments - university|
Institutional Scholarship Committee
Andras Dokomos, 2008
Jonathan Kaplan, 2007
|*FS 07-03/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Student Fee Advisory Committee
Anne Bradley, LIB, 2008
ASI Elections Complaint Committee
Jordan Halgas, 2008
ASI Appellate Council
John La Rocco, 2008
Village Advisory Group
Carolyn Gibbs, Department of Design, A&L
Karen Hansen, Civil Engineering-Construction Management, E&CS
Michael Schmandt, Geography, NS&M
|*FS 07-04/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS|
The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program change proposals:
Department of Philosophy - Philosophy Major Honors Program
Department of Design - Interior Design
Department of Art - Art Studio (Art Education)
Department of Computer Science - Certificate Program in Managing Information on the World Wide Web (CSC 8)
Department of Computer Science - Certificate Program in Managing Information on the World Wide Web (CSC 22)
Details of the change proposals can be found at Attachment A.
|FS 07-06/Ex.||RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SETTLING CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE CFA AND THE CSU|
The Faculty Senate of
Sacramento State endorses the resolution approved by the Academic Senate of
the California State University “Importance
of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA"; and
the faculty of CSU Sacramento
has primary responsibility for the academic policy, curriculum and academic
standards of the campus; and the Faculty Senate has a responsibility to
advocate policies which will improve the educational quality of campus
the quality of academic
programs and long-term health of the institution depends on the recruitment
of highly qualified teacher/scholars to CSU campuses, their retention and
continuing professional support, and this recruitment and retention requires
remunerating them commensurate with their training, professional status and
national norms, and treating them with the respect due co-governors of the
since July, 2002, faculty have been granted only a 3.5% General Salary Increase while the California Consumer Price Index has risen 15.8%, as the Chancellors Office has effectively subjected the faculty carrying the heaviest teaching loads in the country to a pay cut which reduces their salaries 18% below those of comparable campuses nationally (as determined by CPEC, the California Post Secondary Education Commission); and
Association (CFA), the legal collective bargaining representative for CSU
faculty, has negotiated in good faith with the CSU Chancellors Office for 20
months, while the Chancellors Office has refused to consider proposals to
raise faculty salaries to parity with the rising cost-of-living, provide for
Service Salary Increases and remedy salary inversion for junior faculty; and
CFA and Chancellors Office
have now reached the final statutory stage of bargaining known as
fact-finding, without progress in the previous stage of mediation; and
CFA must prepare for the
possibility that after the fact-finder’s report Chancellor Reed may take the
extreme step of attempting to impose terms and conditions of employment,
which would violate the spirit of shared governance and produce turmoil and
demoralization on the twenty-three campuses of the CSU; therefore, be it
that the Faculty Senate of Sacramento State affirms its support for the CFA’s bargaining objectives;
urges Chancellor Reed to return to the bargaining table and adequately address matters of faculty compensation, workload and professional growth and development, and
calls on faculty to help insure the conditions of a healthy, vibrant university and realize the University’s commitment to principles of shared governance; and be it further
that this resolution be
distributed to the Sacramento State President, Provost and other
administrators, all CSU Academic Senates, the CSUS chapter and other
chapters of the CFA, the CSU Chancellor and Trustees, and local media.
|*FS 07-07/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY|
Committee on Diversity Awards
Hong Wang, LIB, 2008
Search Committee, Dean, Library
Margarita Berta-Avila, EDUC
Marlyn Jones, HHS
Grade Appeal Procedural Appeals Board
Miles Roberts, NSM, 2010
|FS 07-09/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GRADUATE EDUCATION WORKing GROUP|
Background: A Working Group on Graduate Education is being convened by the Acting Dean for Graduate Studies, Chevelle Newsome. The Working Group's task is to frame the issues related to graduate education and to draft a report to be discussed at a campus "Summit on Graduate Education" towards the end of the Spring 2007 semester. Two representatives from the Faculty Senate shall serve on the Working Group.
Nomination of two representatives to the Working Group. The following faculty were nominated:
Sylvester Bowie, Social Work
Cristy Jensen, MPPA
Katherine Pinch, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Scott Gordon, Computer Science
Cristy Jensen and Katherine Pinch were elected to serve on the Graduate Education Working Group.
|FS 07-11/CPC/Ex.||COUNCIL ON THE PREPARATION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL, CHANGE IN COMPOSITION|
Background: The Council On The Preparation Of School Personnel (CPSP) is a permanent subcommittee of the Curriculum Policies Committee (CPC). The Council reviews all Subject Matter Programs and Professional Preparation Programs for compliance with the University's academic policies and regulations and for compliance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) guidelines, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and other accrediting bodies for submission through appropriate review procedures of the University and for submission to the CCTC for approval by that agency.
The Faculty Senate recommends amending the composition to the Council on the Preparation of School Personnel as outlined in Attachment A.
|*FS 07-10/FPC/Ex.||RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS, AMENDMENT OF|
Background: The Research and Creative Activities (RCA) Awards program is well established on this campus. Guidelines and procedures have been developed and improved over the years to meet changing circumstances. Currently, the issues of equity across colleges and the inadequacy of funding are major concerns. With increasing pressure for faculty to engage in scholarly activity for retention, tenure and promotion, along with increased workloads and diminishing resources, the program has become highly competitive and come under increasing scrutiny from the campus community. In particular, the distribution of colleges and departments receiving awards has been perceived by many to be inequitable. Please see Attachment B for further background information.
The primary purpose of this motion is to address the perceived inequitable distribution of awards across colleges and divisions by ensuring that any college or division with proposals of merit be guaranteed the awarding of its top two proposals. This would serve to prevent any college from being “shut out” of the award process (given the presence of fundable proposals).
The Faculty Senate recommend amending the Research and Creative Activities Awards program as follows:
Each college (and the Library) be guaranteed a minimum of two awards each year, provided that there are proposals submitted of acceptable quality, beginning with the 2007-08 awards cycle.
Carried (hand count: ayes-21; nays-14; abstentions-2).
|FS 07-15/Flr.||GENERAL FACULTY MEETING|
Background: Section 5 of the Constitution of the Faculty of California State University, Sacramento states: “General meetings of the faculty shall be called by the Chair of the Faculty Senate at the request of the President of the University, at the request of forty (40) percent of the members of the Faculty Senate, or upon submission to the Chair of the Faculty Senate of a written petition signed by ten (10) percent of the faculty eligible to vote in the elections of this organization. A general meeting of the faculty shall be convened by the Chair of the Faculty Senate within ten (10) instructional days of receiving such a request or petition. Such meetings shall be for the sole purpose of giving information and conducting a discussion. No action shall be taken or policy adopted by vote or otherwise at such meetings.”
The Faculty Senate calls for a general faculty meeting to discuss policy recommendations for action by the Senate in response to the Budget Task Force Report.
|*FS 07-17/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY|
Institutional Scholarship Committee
Nathan Trueblood, 2009
|FS 07-19/Flr.||2006-2007 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES|
The Faculty Senate elects college representatives to the 2006-2007 Committee on Committees as follows:
Committee Meeting Schedule:
#1: Tuesday, April 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m., SAC 275
#2: Tuesday, April 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m., SAC 275
Chair, Faculty Senate
Vice Chair, Faculty Senate
Karen Davis O’Hara
Member, Executive Committee (FPC Chair)
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Executive Committee (CPC Chair)
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Executive Committee (GE/GRPC Chair)
Member, Executive Committee (APC Chair)
Senior Library Senator
Senior Student Services Senator
PLUS: One senator elected from each College Jason Gieger College of Arts and Letters Tom Landerholm College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Kristin VanGaasbeck College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Art Jensen College of Business Administration Hui-Ju Huang College of Education Perry Heedley College of Engineering and Computer Science Kath Pinch College of Health and Human Services
|FS 07-21/Ex.||BUDGET TASK FORCE REPORT, MARCH 2007|
The Faculty Senate receives the March 2007 "Budget Task Force Report" and expresses thanks and appreciation for the work of all the members of the Task Force.
Administrative and Staff Members
Paul Edwards, Student Athlete Resource Center Director
Lillie Jones, Library Administrative Analyst/Specialist
Emir Jose Macari, College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean
Suzanne Ogilby, College of Business Administration Dean
Sabrina Barberena, Student-at-Large
Tifany Huang, ASI VP of Finance
Staff to the Committee
Suzanne Green, AVP for Financial Services
Stacey Hayano, University Budget Officer
And especially to the following faculty members, recommended by the Senate to serve as faculty representatives on the Task Force:
Chris Castaneda, History
Karen Davis O'Hara, Child Development
Scott Farrand, Mathematics/Statistics
Tom Krabacher, Geography
Laureen O'Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology
Steve Perez, Economics
James Sobredo, Ethnic Studies
|FS 07-21A/Ex.||BUDGET TASK FORCE REPORT, RECOMMENDATIONS 2007|
The Faculty Senate in concurrence with the recommendations made by the Budget Task recommends the following:
- Publication of an Annual Budget Report modeled after the Annual Budget Design Template recommended by the Council for University Planning and approved by the President in 2004.
- Establishment of a University Budget Advisory Committee with responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:
- To develop a public process for identifying and discussing major budget issues.
- To develop a process for reviewing and making recommendations on new budget requests.
- To ensure that the review and recommending process be aligned with the University's Strategic Plan.
- To be involved in all aspects of the budget planning, including, but not limited to the following:
- The setting of enrollment targets
- The analysis of the CSU budget allocations to the campus
- The "Call" for base-budget justifications and additional funding proposals to Program Centers
- The analysis of Program Center responses to the "Call" and the development of recommendations for Program Center budget allocations
- The analysis of all changes in University Expenses / Central Accounts
- The oversight of the expenditure of funds and the carryover of non-expended funds.
- To provide review and recommend approval of revisions to the Annual Budget Report and provide for a public review of the Annual Budget Report
- Membership of the University Budget Committed be modeled after the composition and distribution of membership on the Budget Task Force, which included faculty, staff, students. administrators and budget staff. In addition, the Senate recommends that faculty members appointed be given an appropriate level of assigned time for their work on the committee.
|FS 07-22/Ex.||NO CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ - FACULTY REFERENDUM|
The Faculty Senate votes to send the following to a referendum of the faculty:
The paramount mission of California
State University, Sacramento, as set forth in the Education Code, statement
of mission of the California State University, and the campus’ own mission
statement, is the offering of quality educational programs at the
undergraduate and graduate levels; and
Funding priorities and consequent
allocations must reflect and support the University’s paramount mission; and
The issues raised in this resolution are
local issues that relate to discretionary budgetary decisions made by
President Gonzalez that are unrelated to Collective Bargaining and adversely
affect the instructional program; and
It is the purview and responsibility of
the University’s Faculty, as a whole or through the Faculty Senate, which is
constitutionally authorized to act on its behalf, to develop, deliver,
monitor, and protect the quality of the educational programs of the
Over the course of President Gonzalez’
tenure as President of the campus, a period of increasing enrollment, the
budget allocations for Academic Affairs to offer classes have been
systematically reduced by a total of $3M; while over the same period of
time, budgets to other divisions have been substantially increased (see
chart at end of resolution); and
As the result of reductions to the
Academic Affairs budget over the course of President Gonzalez’ tenure, the
Student Faculty Ratio (SFR) has increased substantially; and
The University’s ability to offer high
quality educational programs requires employment of a sufficient number of
tenure track faculty; the ability to offer a sufficient number and variety
of courses to enable students to make satisfactory progress toward their
degree objectives, maintaining class sizes at levels appropriate to the
curriculum and pedagogy of the disciplines, providing classroom environments
that are conducive to learning; and providing adequate levels of academic
support services, including advising and mentoring of students, and
engagement of students in research and other extracurricular enrichment
The schedule of classes, which is funded
by Academic Affairs, is the sine qua non of the University; and
The “March 2007 Budget Task Force
Report” (“The Report”) clearly reveals that a significant source of the
increase in “structural deficit” for 2006-2007, was the President’s approval
of the use of $8.9M in new revenue to increase baseline allocations to
divisions in a manner that (1) disregarded the existence of a carry-over
deficit of approximately $2M and the existence of a substantial increase in
“University Expenses” of $5.7M, (2) reflected priorities that placed
increased funding of University Advancement efforts above the need to
provide additional funding to offer an adequate number of courses with
appropriate enrollment limits to accommodate student enrollment, and (3)
increased expenditures by $13.6M, thereby adding $4.7M to the carry over
deficit of approximately $2M to create a 2006-2007 total structural deficit
of $6.5M; and
The President’s approval of a strategy
for eliminating the newly created $6.5M deficit, which reduces newly created
baseline division budgets by an amount equal to each division’s per cent of
the total allocations to all divisions multiplied by the structural deficit
amount, clearly demonstrates (1) that President Gonzalez fails to understand
why the Academic Affairs budget must be substantially larger than the
budgets of other divisions and that continued substantial reductions to
budget of Academic Affairs at the levels planned will result in an inability
of the University to offer a sufficient number of courses and maintain the
quality of the instructional program; and (2) that President Gonzalez places
a higher priority on preserving increases to University Advancement and
other divisions than he places on ensuring that a quality instructional
program can be maintained; and
Over the past year, President Gonzalez
has approved substantial increases in the number of MPP positions(from 129
to 145) and salaries of MPP personnel, at an increased cost of 1.7M, while
at the same time, there has been a substantial decrease in the number of
tenure track faculty positions (from 807 to 788) and total dollars devoted
to faculty salaries (tenure track and lecturers), at a decreased cost of
~1.6M, again reflecting priorities that are inconsistent with promoting the
needs of the instructional program; and
The President, in oral presentations to
the Faculty Senate and in written correspondence to the Faculty Senate
Chair, misrepresented the causes of the 2006-2007 structural deficit and the
timing of becoming aware of the deficit; and
The preeminent force that attracts
students, retains students, supports students to graduate, and ensures that
their lives are enriched by their education is the quality of the
instructional program of the University, and not the signage, branding,
nickname, radio and print advertisements, recreational facilities, and
visibility of the University in the local media, which appear to be the
hallmarks of President Gonzalez’ administration; and
President Gonzalez has failed to provide
a vision for the quality or direction of the academic programs of the
University and has made evident by numerous actions since the time of his
appointment in 2003 that the quality of instruction provided for students is
not preeminent among his priorities; and
President Gonzalez has signaled his
intention to continue to erode the high quality of academic programs and
further decrease class offerings for 2007-8 through the application of a
deficit reduction strategy that places 76% of the cost of the reduction plan
on Academic Affairs; therefore be it
That the Faculty of California State
University, Sacramento express their lack of confidence in President
Alexander Gonzalez’ leadership, interest in and willingness to preserve the
quality of the academic program of the University, their dismay over his
efforts to promote the University through means that are inconsistent with
or detract from the core values of the academy, and its outrage over his
placement of the interests of management, publicity, and cultivation of
community favor over the needs of the instructional program; and be it
Following adoption of this no-confidence
resolution, the Faculty direct the Faculty Senate to develop a list which
sets forth specific actions that the President must take with respect to the
matters raised in this resolutions in order to restore the quality of the
instructional program and the Faculty’s confidence in his leadership; and be
That the Faculty direct the Faculty Senate forward a copy of this resolution to President Gonzalez, the Chair of the campus’ Advisory Board, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, Governor Schwarzenegger, Chair of the State Senate Higher Education Committee, Chair of the State Assembly Higher Education Committee, and the media.
Carried (Ayes: 36; Nays: 7)
|FS 07-28/Flr.||REFERENDUM OF NO CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ - BALLOT LANGUAGE|
The Faculty Senate approves the following language for the ballot on the referendum of no confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez:
I APPROVE the Resolution of No Confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez
I DO NOT APPROVE of the Resolution of No Confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez
|FS 07-27/Flr.||UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ESTABLISHMENT OF - CHARGE AND COMPOSITION|
The Faculty Senate endorses the establishment of a University Budget Advisory Committee, with the following charge and composition:
Charge for University Budget Advisory Committee
The discussions and recommendations of the University Budget Advisory Committee shall be limited to issues outside the realm of exclusive collective bargaining representatives.
Working with the president and vice presidents, the University Budget Advisory Committee shall:
- Facilitate development of a highly transparent, informative, and participatory campus general fund budgeting process.
- Facilitate development of a budgeting process that integrates campus strategic goal setting, budget review and planning, allocations as ultimately set by the president, and accomplishment of goals by vice-presidential divisions.
- Advise the president regarding the timing and content of annual budget calls.
- Review, analyze, and advise the president regarding significant budget actions external to the campus such as the initial CSU budget proposal.
- Review annually the relationship of enrollment targets to the proposed campus budget.
- Provide annual recommendations to the president regarding budget allocations across the University’s several divisions in line with University strategic planning.
- Advise the president regarding the format for reporting annual budget data to the campus community in a thorough and consistent manner such that annual changes in the budget are easily tracked and understood.
- Advise the president during the fiscal year regarding significant or unanticipated events that have a significant effect upon campus budget allocations.
University Budget Advisory Committee Composition
The University Budget Committee will be composed of the following members:
University Staff and Administration: Three members appointed by the President (one-year terms)
Faculty: Five committee members that include (for three-year renewable terms, staggered initially):
- one faculty member nominated by and from SPC (Strategic Planning Council) and recommended by the (Senate);
- one Department Chair nominated by and from the chairs to the Provost and recommended by the Senate;
- three faculty members recommended by the Faculty Senate.
Students: two students recommended by the ASI President (one-year term).
Ex-Officio Members/Staff: University Budget Officer and Associate Vice President for Finance
|FS 07-20/Flr.||NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE|
Background: In March 2007, the Budget Task Force report recommended the establishment of a University Budget Advisory Committee. The composition calls for administrators, staff, students and faculty representatives. One faculty representative shall be a representative chosen by and from the Strategic Planning Council; one faculty representative shall be a department chair, recommended by the department chairs; three faculty representatives shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate.
The Faculty Senate nominates candidates for three (3) faculty representatives to serve on the University Budget Advisory Committee.
The following faculty members were nominated:
|FS 07-13/Ex.||AMEND SECTION 6.06.D OF THE UARTP POLICY - FACULTY REFERENDUM|
Background: The 2005-06 Faculty Senate approved, on February 2, 2006, FS 05-69. The Senate's action was overturned by a faculty vote later in the Spring 2006 semester. The 2006-07 Faculty Senate, on September 28, 2006, affirmed the results of the referendum and initiative a series of discussions on the role of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Representatives on search committees. Based on those discussions, the Senate's Executive Committee submit the following:
The Faculty Senate recommends submitting the following to a faculty referendum, and charges the Executive Committee with making non-substantive editorial/style changes:
D. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Representatives
1. ELECTION, STATUS, SERVICE: SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT (OR EQUIVALENT UNIT) CHAIR AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
A. In order to assure itself that it is providing equality of treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants, each department (or equivalent unit) shall elect from among its tenured faculty and its probationary faculty if permitted by the department (or equivalent unit) to participate in a search, an affirmative action/equal opportunity representative to serve as a voting member of its search committees. A department (or equivalent unit) may elect the same member to several search committees or a different member to each of several search committees.
B. Each affirmative action/equal opportunity representative shall normally be elected in the early spring or as circumstances require and shall serve a term of no less than one year.
C. In addition to his or her duties as a voting member of a search committee, the affirmative action/equal opportunity representative, based on training and advice from Human Resources and the University Counsel, shall advise the department (or equivalent unit) about recruiting practices that conform to applicable laws and regulations governing affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and equal employment opportunity.
D. An affirmative action/equal opportunity representative may serve as chair of a search committee provided the search committee elects him or her to serve in that capacity.
E. A department (or equivalent unit) chair shall be ineligible by reason of office to serve as an affirmative action/equal opportunity representative.
F. Nothing in this section shall be construed to absolve a department (or equivalent unit) chair whether serving on a search committee or not of his or her responsibilities in relation to issues of affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and equal employment opportunity.
2. AA/EOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. The AA/EOR serves in an advisory and educational capacity to the search committee, not as a compliance officer. The role of the AA/EOR is to help develop an effective and comprehensive recruitment process to assist with the development of an inclusive applicant pool and to ensure the implementation of campus affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies. The duties and responsibilities carried out by the AA/EOR shall be based on the training and advice from Human Resources and the University Counsel.
B. Is well informed and knowledgeable on the issues of affirmative action and equal opportunity from both a state and federal perspective.
C. Based on training and advice from Human Resources and the University Counsel, reviews existing departmental (or unit) and university policies and is advisory to the search committee on issues of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
D. At the time a search is authorized, the Department (or equivalent unit) Chair and the Chair of the Search Committee, in consultation with the AA/EOR, (if selected at that time):
i. Critically analyzes the vacancy announcement for inclusivity, vision, and commitment to diversity, e.g., statement that applicant demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.
ii. Develops a comprehensive and broad-based recruitment plan (vacancy announcement, advertising plan and language, and hiring procedures).
iii. Calls for departmental (or unit) hiring trend data, Affirmative Action plan, and national availability data to inform the development of the recruitment plan and for consideration of additional actions the department (or equivalent unit) may take to solicit a broad and diverse applicant pool. The data collection and analysis will not discriminate or grant preference to an individual or a group.
iv. The availability data will be used to help assess the effectiveness of the recruitment plan and to provide feedback for continuous improvement of the process.
E. Prior to the commencement of a search (prior to sending recruitment plan to the Dean), the AA/EOR in consultation with the Search Committee Chair and the Department (or equivalent unit) chair reviews the recruitment plan for potential discrimination and ensures equal employment opportunities. If a bias in the process is identified, the AA/EOR shares information with the search committee, the Department (or equivalent unit) Chair, the Dean and Human Resources.
F. If the AA/EOR, at any time, has reason to believe that inappropriate actions have been taken which may have the effect of discriminating against an applicant, the AA/EOR shall contact the committee chair and then the Human Resources office, as soon as possible.
G. After committee deliberations have been completed and prior to recommendations being forwarded to the Dean, the AA/EOR shall affirm (by signature on the Applicant Process Summary) that no inappropriate actions have been taken which may have the effect of discriminating against an applicant. If the AA/EOR fails to sign the Applicant Process Summary, a written statement by the AA/EOR shall be included.
H. Following the conclusion of a search, the AA/EOR requests data from the Applicant Flow Information Questionnaire from Human Resources. The AA/EOR compares this data to the availability data to determine if the search process was successful at developing a pool of candidates representative of the available candidates. Using this information, the AA/EOR makes recommendations to the Department (or equivalent unit) Chair regarding future searches.
A. The appropriate administrator is responsible for developing training for faculty who participate in searches. The training is designed to prepare faculty for their roles in connection with the search. Training will be provided on at least an annual basis.
B. Training is required at least every three (3) years for all Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) representatives and department chairs to prepare them for their hiring responsibilities. No faculty member who is a department chair or an AA/EO representative who has not completed the prescribed training shall participate in a search. Training is not restricted to these individuals and shall be open to any faculty who wish to learn more about recruitment and screening in hiring new faculty.
C. It is the obligation of all members of the search committee to be familiar with department and University policies and procedures on hiring. Time shall be set aside for the department chair and/or AA/EO representative to provide information to department search committees on important recruitment or screening issues or changes in employment law.
D. If any member of a search committee, at any time, has reason to believe that inappropriate actions have been taken which may have the effect of discriminating against an applicant, that member shall contact the committee chair and then the Office of Human Resources.
A memorandum from William A. Dillon, Professor of Government, is included for your information as Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment A (March 15, 2007).
|FS 07-13A/Ex.||AMEND SECTION 6.06.D OF THE UARTP POLICY - FACULTY REFERENDUM - CORRECTED COPY|
Background: At its meeting of April 12, 2007, the Faculty Senate approved FS 07-13, Amend Section 6.06.D of the UARTP Policy - Faculty Referendum. However, in its approval the Senate also referred the motion back to the Executive Committee for non-substantive grammatical corrections. The corrected language and the original language of FS 07-13 can be found at Attachment A.
The Faculty Senate approves the corrected copy of FS 07-13, Amend Section 6.06.D of the UARTP Policy - Faculty Referendum and approves of sending the corrected language to faculty referendum.
|FS 07-32/ConC.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE|
Academic Policies Committee
Candace Gregory-Abbott, At-large, 2010
Anne Bradley, LIB/SS, 2010
Kristin VanGaasbeck, At-large, 2010
Kristen Anderegg, Senator, 2008
Curriculum Policies Committee
Dan Melzer, At-large, 2010
Brett Holland, At-large, 2010
Faculty Policies Committee
Mark Siegler, At-large, 2010
Tom Peavy, At-large, 2010
Wendy Cunningham, At-large, 2010
Ernest Uwazie, At-large, 2009
General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee
Reza Peigahi, LIB/SS, 2010
Jessica Howell, At-large, 2010
Noelle McCurley, Senator, 2009
Committee on Diversity and Equity
Margarita Berta-Avila, At-large, 2010
Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture
Susan Holl, At-large, 2010
Maureen Smith, At-large, 2010
Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships
Christi Cervantes, At-large, 2010
Hellen Lee-Keller, At-large, 2010
Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee
Molly Dugan, A&L, 2010
|FS 07-36/Ex.||COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE|
General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee
Jason Gieger, At-large, 2010
|FS 07-37/Flr.||APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MAY 3, 2007|
RESOLUTION REGARDING PROFESSOR FARRAND’S APPOINTMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Whereas: President Gonzalez, in his letter of May 7, 2007, rejected the Faculty Senate's nomination of Professor Scott Farrand as a representative of the faculty to the University Budget Advisory Committee on the basis of "public positions that [Professor Farrand] has taken regarding the funding of Academic Affairs relative to that of other units of the University"; and
Whereas: University Policy states that faculty recommendations are normally accepted, except in rare instances and for compelling reasons; and
Whereas: The Faculty Senate expects that all faculty members who are duly nominated to serve as faculty representatives to Committees will voice the views and positions of the Faculty Senate and not their individual personal views, and is confident that Professor Farrand is committed to this principle; and
Whereas: Professor Farrand has proven his integrity, objectivity and technical competence and experience through his work on the Budget Task Force, and its report was widely commended; and
Whereas: The President’s rejection of Professor Farrand’s nomination raises questions about the objectivity of the University Budget Advisory Committee; and
Whereas: The Faculty Senate considers the President's rejection of Professor Farrand's nomination to be contrary to the principle articulated above, contrary to the standards of collegial governance, and indicative of a lack of good faith, in contrast to his statements regarding efforts to establish an open and transparent budget process and his recent statements about working collegially with the faculty; therefore be it
Resolved: The Faculty Senate affirms its nomination of Professor Farrand and urges the President to reconsider his decision on the appointment of Professor Scott Farrand, one of the most qualified, experienced and esteemed members of our body, to the University Budget Advisory Committee and report his decision to the Faculty Senate by noon, Tuesday, May 15, 2007; and be it further
Resolved: That copies of this resolution be delivered to the Provost, Vice Presidents, the Deans, and Department/Division Chairs and the Faculty, ASI and The State Hornet.
Carried: Secret ballot: ayes - 35; nays - 5
|*FS 07-41/CPC/Ex.||program CHANGE PROPOSALS|
The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program change proposals:
- Communication Studies – Digital Media – New Media Option (Attachment A-1)
- Sociology – Bully Perspectives and Prevention Strategies – Certificate of Academic Achievement (Attachment A-2)
- Teacher Education and Mathematics – Single Subject Math Blended Program (Attachment A-3)
- Child Development – Integrated Preparation in Early Development, Care and Education (Attachment A-4)
- Art – BA in Studio Art (Attachment A-5)
- English – Certified-Advanced Study TESOL (Attachment A-6)
- English – TESOL Minor (Attachment A-7)
- English – Master of Arts – TESOL (Attachment A-8)
- Business Administration – MBA-Management Computer Application Concentration (Attachment A-9)
- Special Ed., Rehab., & School Psychology – Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies (Attachment A-10)
- Kinesiology and Health Science – Health Science (Attachment A-11)
- Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (Attachment A-12)
- Social Work – Baccalaureate Program (Attachment A-13)
- Public Policy & Administration – Concentration in Judicial Administration (Attachment A-14)
- Public Policy & Administration – Certificate in Judicial Administration (Attachment A-15)
|*FS 07-42/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF pUBLIC pOLICY AND ADMINISTRATION|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment B) of the Department of Public Policy and Administration and recommends that the Department's Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-43/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment C) of the Department of History and recommends that all of the Department's degree programs and minors be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review.
|*FS 07-44/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment D) of the Department of Music and recommends the Department's program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-45/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DIVISION OF CRIMINAL jUSTICE|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment E) of the Division of Criminal Justice and recommends approval of the Department's program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-46/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment F) of the Department of Sociology and recommends the Department's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and the Master of Arts Degree in Sociology be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-47/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment G) of the Department of Ethnic Studies and recommends the Department's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies, the Minor and the Certificate be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-48/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - BACHELOR'S OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment H) of the Bachelor's of Vocational Education and recommends the degree program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-49/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS AND SELF-STUDY, PILOT PROGRAM|
The Senate endorses that the Curriculum Policies Committee, the Program Review Oversight Committee, and Academic Affairs work in conjunction to oversee a 2 year pilot project, which provides departments the opportunity to elect one of the three program models as described in as outlined in Attachment I, with self-studies and the Program Review process for departments under Program Review.
These committees and Academic Affairs will evaluate the pilot project and periodically report to the Senate their findings. They will recommend to the Senate any proposed changes to the policy and process.
Background information can be found at Attachment I-A.
|FS 07-39/Ex.||FOLLOW-UP TO REFERENDUM AND APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE|
Whereas: By referendum, the faculty of California State University, Sacramento approved (by a vote of 464 for; 134 against; 2 abstentions) a resolution expressing their lack of confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez' leadership, interest in and willingness to preserve the quality of the academic program of the University; and
Whereas: The Faculty Senate must take immediate action to ensure adequate funding of the Academic program in the 2007-2008 academic year and beyond and engage in full and thoughtful continued consideration of all the issues raised in the referendum resolution; and
Whereas: The referendum resolution approved by the faculty directs the Faculty Senate to develop a list which sets forth specific actions that the President must take with respect to the matters raised in this resolution; and be it
Resolved: The Faculty Senate establishes an ad hoc Goals Committee, whose charge shall be to prepare a draft list of remedies/particulars that address the faculty concerns articulated in the faculty referendum, over the summer 2007, for discussion at the Fall Senate Retreat and lead to subsequent action at Senate meetings early in the Fall 2007 semester. In preparing this list the committee should consider, among other things, the urgency of making tenure-track hires, the desirability of ceasing MPP hires until a sufficient number of tenure-track hires is made, and the desirability of the Advancement Office becoming self-supporting. The membership of the Committee, whose Chair shall be elected from among the members of the Committee, shall include the Senate Chair or designee, and one faculty representative from each of the Colleges, the Library, and Student Services. The Senate Chair shall convene the ad hoc committee and shall ensure communication with the Executive Committee. It shall be the responsibility of each of the College/Library representatives to consult with the faculty in their respective units, including soliciting input from individual faculty members in their units.
|FS 07-40A/Flr.||MOTION TO REFER FS 07-40, EX.|
The Faculty Senate refers FS 07-40, Ex., "Appointment of Members to the ad hoc Goals Committee" to the Faculty Senate's Executive Committee to appoint members on behalf of the Senate.
COMMENDATION OF LEADERSHIP – MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Whereas: Successful service as Faculty Senate Chair requires an individual to marshal limitless reserves of energy while at the same time drawing upon extensive practical experience, wisdom, solid political instincts, and firm faculty values; and
Whereas: For most senate chairs the effort required to do so proves so taxing that, once their tour of duty is completed, they do their utmost to avoid taking up the gavel again; and
Whereas: By contrast the current senate chair, having served once before and thus knowing full well what he was getting into, selflessly agreed to serve once again when the call came forward; and
Whereas: This individual has, over the past year, skillfully steered the Faculty Senate as it has dealt with a wide range contentious issues not commonly faced by your typical senate chair; and
Whereas: This individual has accomplished this aided by nothing more than his sense of humor, a plush talking chicken, and a strong belief in the central role of faculty consultation and shared governance in the California State University; and
Whereas: For the 2006-2007 academic year the name of this individual has been Michael Fitzgerald; therefore be it:
Resolved: That the Faculty Senate of the California State University, Sacramento gratefully acknowledges the hard work and contributions of Michael Fitzgerald as the Chair of the Faculty Senate during what has definitely proved to be a lively academic year; and be it further:
Resolved: That the Faculty Senate wish Michael Fitzgerald well in all his future endeavors be they academic, journalistic, or simply a case of lounging on a boat and “wasting away his days in Margaritaville.”