CSUS FACULTY SENATE ACTIONS FOR 2011-2012

Note:  Minutes and procedural actions not included.

DATE

SENATE ACTION #

TITLE

APPROVED (SENATE)-YES/NO

APPROVED (PRESIDENTIAL) - YES/NO

COMMENTS

8/24/11

FS 11/12-01/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPOSALS

YES

YES

8/24/11

FS 11/12-02/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

8/24/11

FS 11/12-03/EX.

UARTP POLICY - AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9.04.G

YES

YES

8/24/11

FS 11/12-05/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

8/24/11

FS 11/12-07/EX.

PRESIDENT GONZALEZ'S RESPONSE TO FACULTY SENATE'S POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, RECEIPT OF

YES

NA

9/1/11

FS 11/12-08

SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

YES

NA

9/1/11

FS 11/12-09/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

9/1/11

FS 11/12-12/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

9/1/11

FS 11/12-13/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE

YES

NA

9/1/11

FS 11/12-15/FLR.

RESOLUTION ON CSU PRESIDENT SEARCHES

YES

NA

9/15/11

FS 11/12-16/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - SENATE

YES

NA

9/15/11

FS 11/12-18/EX.

EARLY START IMPLEMENTATION ADVISORY GROUP

YES

YES

9/15/11

FS 11/12-19/EX.

WASC EDD INTERIM REPORT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

YES

NA

9/15/11

FS 11/12-20

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA-CRIMINAL JUSTICE

YES

YES

9/15/11

FS 11/12-21

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA-HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM

YES

YES

9/15/11

FS 11/12-22

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA-PSYCHOLOGY

YES

YES

9/29/11

FS 11/12-26/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE

YES

NA

9/29/11

FS 11/12-23/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

9/29/11

FS 11/12-24/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE

YES

NA

9/29/11

FS 11/12-25/GE/GRPC/EX.

GENERAL EDUCATION PERIODIC SYLLABI REVIEW PROCESS, POSTPONEMENT OF

YES

YES

9/29/11

FS 11/12-11/EX.

PRESIDENT GONZALEZ’S RESPONSE TO FACULTY SENATE’S RECOMMENDED POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, ENDORSEMENT OF

YES

NA

9/29/11

FS 11/12-14/EX.

ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, AMENDMENT OF

YES

YES

10/6/11

FS 11/12-28/EX.

UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE, CHANGE IN TERM OF OFFICE

YES

NA

10/6/11

FS 11/12-32/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

10/6/11

FS 11/12-33/EX.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT, THANKS AND COMMENDATION

YES

NA

10/6/11

FS 11/12-30/APC/EX.

REGISTRATION UNIT LIMITS

YES

YES

10/27/11

FS 11/12-34/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

YES

10/27/11

FS 11/12-35/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

YES

NA

 

10/27/11

FS 11/12-36/AITC/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

 

10/27/11

FS 11/12-40/Flr.

COMMENDATION FOR CHERYL JOHNSON

YES

NA

 

10/27/11

FS 11/12-39/Flr.

OUTSTANDING SCHOLARY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS, AMENDMENT OF

YES

NA

 

11/03/11

FS 11/12-41/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

YES

NA

 

11/03/11

FS 11/12-38/Flr.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF CHAIR, CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

11/03/11

FS 11/12/43A/Flr.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES, POSTPONEMENT OF

YES

NA

 

11/03/11

FS 11/12-31A/Flr.

REFERRAL OF FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT BACK TO FACULTY POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

11/03/11

FS 11/12-31B/Flr.

RESOLUTION ON A INTERIM POLICY TO FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

YES

NA

 

11/17/11

FS 11/12-43/Flr.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES, ELECTION OF

YES

NA

 

11/17/11

FS 11/12-44A/APC/Flr.

REFERRAL TO APC, OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, REVISIONS TO

YES

NA

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12-48/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

YES

NA

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12—49/GSPC/EX.

SECOND BACHELOR’S POLICY, REVISIONS TO

YES

YES

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12-55/Flr.

COMMENDATION FOR DAVID WAGNER

YES

NA

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12-46/GE/GRPC/EX.

AREA B LEARNINGOUTCOMES, REVISIONS TO

YES

YES

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12-46A/Flr.

AREA B LEARNING OUTCOMES, REFERRED BACK TO GE/GRPC TO CLEAN UP CRITERIA LANGUAGE

YES

NA

 

12/01/11

FS 11/12-56/Flr.

SENATE FALL SCHEDULE, REVISIONS TO

YES

NA

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-57/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPOSALS

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-58/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPOSALS

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11-12-59/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPSOAL

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-60/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPOSAL

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-61/CPC/EX.

PROGAM PROPSOAL

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-62/CPC/EX.

INTERIM POLICY ON PROGRAM IMPACTION

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-63/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-64/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-65/CPC/EX

PROGRAM REVIEW – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-66/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – CIVIL ENGINEERING

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-67/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM PROPOSAL MA PROGRAM – TESOL

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-68/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-69/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN’S STUDIES

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-70/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-71/CPC/EX.

PROGRAM REVIEW – ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

YES

YES

 

02/02/12

FS 11/12-74-EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-75/CPC/EX

PROGRAM REVIEW – GEOLOGY

YES

YES

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-76/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

YES

NA

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-77/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-73/SCIPP/EX.

POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, AMENDMENT OF

YES

YES

 

02/16/12

FS 11-12/52/APC/EX.

MINIMUM GRADES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK, AMENDMENT TO

YES

YES

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-54A/Flr.

BA AND BS POLICY CHANGE (UPPER UNITS IN MAJORS), REFERRAL

YES

NA

 

02/16/12

FS 11/12-53A/Flr.

ACADEMIC RENEWAL, REVISIONS TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTPONEMENT TO

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-80/FPC-APC/EX.

THE FACULTY SENATE ADOPTS THE ATTACHED FOUR STATEMENTSS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP) TO SERVE AS GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITY, AND FOR FPC-APC DEVELOPMENT OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES POLICIES.

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-81/SEL

REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSITUTION OF THE FACULTY – CHANGE IN VOTING STATUS OF POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS ON THE FACULTY SENATE FROM VOTING TO NON-VOTING, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS.

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11-12-82/SEL

REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY-DELETE REQUIREMENT FOR SENATOR REPRESENTATION ON ALL STANDING SENATE COMMITTEES, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENT.

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-83/SEL

BY-LAW AMENDMENTS – EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF A REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY-CHANGE IN VOTING STATUS OF POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS ON THE FACULTY SENATE FROM VOTING TO NON-VOTING, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS (FS 11/12-81/SEL).

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-84/SEL

BY-LAW AMENDMENT – ARTICLE I, SECTION C—ADDITION OF DUTY TO SERVE AS AN “INTERESTED PARTY” OF ONE POLICY COMMITTEE TO DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL SENATORS.

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-85/SEL

BY-LAW AMENDMENT-ARTICLE II, SECTION B.2 AND ARTICLE IV. SECTION A.1 (MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE); DELETE REFERENCE TO SPECIFIC POLICY COMMITTEES, BUT RETAIN VOTING STATUS OF CHAIRS OF “CERTAIN” POLICY COMMITTEES ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-86/SEL

BY-LAW AMENDMENT – EDITORIAL CHANGES

YES

NA

 

03/01/12

FS 11/12-87/SEL

STANDING RULES-2012-2013 POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIR MEMBERSHIP ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-97/EX

SEARCH COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

YES

YES

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-98/EX

COMMITTEE APOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

YES

YES

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-99/Flr.

RESOLUTION ON SUG FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

YES

NA

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-93/EX

POLICY ON PROGRAM IMPACTION, RECOMMENDATION TO MAKE PERMANENT

YES

YES

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-95/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS

YES

YES

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-96/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL

YES

YES

 

03/15/2012

FS 11/12-90/Flr.

CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY, RECOMMENDATION TO REVIEW

YES

 

 

04/05/2012

FS 11/12-115/Flr.

SCIPP – ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AUXLIARY WORK GROUP

YES

NA

 

04/05/2012

FS 11/12-110/EX

ACADEMIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC GOALS, ADOPTION OF

YES

 

 

04/05/2012

FS 11/12-111/EX

ACADEMIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN, REFERRAL TO AITC TO DEVELOP

YES

 

 

04/05/2012

FS 11/12-112/GSPC/EX

POLICY ON GRADUATE LEARNING GOALS/OBJECTIVES, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-114A/Flr.

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – MA IN HUMANITIES

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-116/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – A&L: MINOR – RUSSIAN, MINOR – CHINESE, MINOR – PORTUGUESE, MINOR – LATIN, BA PHOTOGRAPHY

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-117/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – ECS: BS CIVIL ENGINEERING, BS ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-118/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – HHS: BS HEALTH SCENCES, MINOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, KINESIOLOGY: PRE-THERAPY, KINESIOLOGY: TEACHING OPTION, MAJOR HEATLH SCIENCE, MINOR HEALTH SCIENCE, MINOR SOCIAL WORK

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-119/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – A&L: ENGLISH MA COMPOSITION EMPHASIS

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-123/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – SSIS: BS WOMEN’S STUDIES

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-120/CPC/EX

PROGRAM REVIEW – DEPT OF GOVERNMENT

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-124/EX

RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDINGTHE CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY TASK FORCE

YES

YES

 

04/12/2012

FS 11/12-125/Flr.

ESTABLISHMENT OFAN AUXLIARY SCIPP WORK GROUP

YES

N/A

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-163/APC/EX

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR FALL 2012

YES

 

FS #125 duplicated and corrected from FS 11/12-125/APC/EX to FS 11/12-163/APC/EX

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-126/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – A&L: MA ENGLISH – COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION, CREATIVE WRITING CONCENTRATION, AND LITERTURE CONCENTRATION

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-127/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – CBA: MBA – GENERAL PROGRAM AND FINANCE CONCENTRATION

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-128/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – HHS: MS PHYSICAL EDUCATION (TEACHING)

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-135/EX

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY: GRADE APPEALS PROCEDURAL APPEALS BOARD

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-136/EX

FACULTY SENATRO REPRESENTING TEMPORARY FACULTY, APPOINTMENT OF

YES

 

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-130/FLR

ELECTION OF 2012 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

NA

NA

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-133/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSALS – CBA: MBA – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTARION, MANAGEMENT COMPUTER APPLICATINS CONCENTRATION, MARKETING CONCENTRATION, AND URBAN LAND DEVELOPMENT CONCENTRATION

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-134/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – HHS: MS NURSING, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITI9ONER TRACK AND NURSING ADMINISTRATION ROLE

YES

YES

 

04/26/2012

FS 11/12-121/EX

FACULTY SENATE COMMENDATION FOR PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ

YES

N/A

 

05/03/2012

FS 11/12-139/FPC/EX

FACULTY CONSULTATION ON THE SELECTION OF ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT COLLEGE DEANS POLICY, REVISION TO

YES

N/A

 

05/03/2012

FS 11/12-50/GSPC/EX

SECOND BACHELOR’S ACADEMIC ACTION CATEGORIES POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

YES

 

05/03/2012

FS 11/12-53/GSPC/EX

ACADEMIC RENEWAL FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

YES

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-142/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – A&L: DIGITAL MEDIA MINOR

YES

YES

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-145/CPC/EX

PROGRAM PROPOSAL – SSIS: UNDEGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR

YES

YES

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-150/EX

UNIVERSITY ARTP POLICY, AMENDMENT OF

YES

YES

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-146/CC

COMMITTEE APPOINTMNENTS – SENATE: APC, CPC, CODE, ELECTINS, FACULTY ENDOWMENT, FFPC, GE/GRPC, GSPC, LIVINGSTON LECTURE

YES

 

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-151/Flr

FACULTY SENATE COMMENDATION FOR JOSEPH F. SHELEY

YES

N/A

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-147/CPC/EX

CREDIT HOUR DEFINITION POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

YES

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-144A/EX

MOTION TO POSTPONE FS 11/12-144/EX UNTILL THE FIRST MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER 2012 OF THE FACULTY SENATE – BYLAWS REVISION – CLARIFYINGTHE ELEGIBILITY OF A SENATOR WHO HAS ALREADY SERVED FIVE YEARS AT THE TIME OF RE-ELECTION

 

 

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-148A/EX

MOTION TO POSTPONE FS 11/12-148 UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER 2012 OF THE FACULTY SENATE – BYLAW REVISION – TIMING OF ELECTION OF TEMPORARY FACULTY

 

 

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-104/SEL

STANDING RULES: CREATES THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICY COMMITTEE TO REPLACE THEEXISTING CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE, GRADUATE STUDIES POLICIES COMMITTEE, AND GE/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS POLICIES COMMITTEE; RENAMES THE SUBCOMMITTEE FOR CURRICULUM AS THE COURSE AND PROGRAM PROPOSAL REVIEW DUBCOMMITTEE; AND CREATES A GRADUATE PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE; ALL TO BE EFFECTIVE IN AY 2013-2014.

NO

 

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-100/SEL

STANDING RULES: MEMBERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL APPOINTED STANDING POLICY COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY SENATE WHOSE CHAIRS ARE DESIGNATED MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

YES

 

 

05/10/2012

FS 11/12-149/APC/EX

YEAR-END REPORT – ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE

YES

 

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-153/CPC/EX

PROGRAM REVIEW REPORT – PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

YES

YES

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-154/FPC/EX

YEAR-END REPORT – FACULTY POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

N/A

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-155/CPC/EX

YEAR-END REPORT – CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-156/GE-GRPC/EX

YEAR-END REPORT – GENERAL EDUCATION/GRADUATION REQUIREMETNS POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-159/GSPC/EX

YEAR-END REPORT – GRADUATE STUDIES POLICIES COMMITTEE

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-157/CC

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE: LIVINGSTON LECTURE, ELECTIONS, FACULTY ENDOWMENT, CPC, GSPC

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-160/EX

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY: GREADE APPEAL PANELS POOL

YES

YES

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-131/APC/EX

ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2013-2014 AND 2014-2015

YES

 

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-138/APC/EX

GRADE APPEALS POLICY, REVISION TO

YES

YES

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-138A/APC/EX/Flr

GRADE APPEALS POLICY, MOTION TO REFER SPECIFIC CONTENT OF FS 11/12-138/APC/EX TO APC

YES

N/A

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-132/FPC/APC/EX

FACULTY AND STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

YES

YES

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-101/SEL

STANDING RULES: AMENDS THE MEMBERSHIP AND CHARGE OF THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE; REMOVES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR FROM THIS COMMITTEE; AND CREATES A STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION SUBCOMMITTEE; ALL TO BE EFFECTIVE IN 2012-2013.

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-102/SEL

STANDING RULES: MEMBERSHIP AND CHARGE OF THE STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE, EFFECTIVE AY 2012-2013

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-103/SEL

STANDING RULES: AMENDS THE MEMBERSHIP AND CHARGE OF THE FACULTY POLICIES COMMITTEE, TO BE EFFECTIVE IN AY 2012-2013

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-162B/Flr

POSTPONEMENT OF FS 11/12-162/FLR: STANDING RULES: STANDING POLICY COMMITTEES WITH EX-OFFICIO MEMBERSHIP ON THE FACULTY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE FACULTY SENATE

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-105a/SEL/Flr.

MOTION TO TABLE FS 11/12-105/SEL: STANDINGRULES: MEMBERSHIP AND CHARGE OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICY COMMITTEE, EFFECTIVE AY 2013-2014

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-106/SEL/Flr.

MOTION TO TABLE FS 11/12-106/SEL: STANDING RULES: FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE ORGANIZATINAL CHART, EFFECTIVE AY 2013-2014.

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-107/SEL

MOTION TO DISCHARGE THE SELECT COMMITTEE 2011-2012 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-140A/EX

MOTION TO REFER FS 11/12-140/EX TO THE 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: FIELD TRIP POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-141A/EX

MOTION TO REFER FS 11/12-141/EX TO THE 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: INTERNSHIP POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-114A/CPC/EX

MOTION TO REFER FS 11/12-114/CPC/EX TO THE 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: PROGRAM PROPOSAL – MA IN HUMANATIES

YES

NA

 

05/17/2012

FS 11/12-152/Flr.

COMMENDATION FOR ANTHONY G. SHEPPARD

YES

NA

 

 

FS 11/12-01

PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

A.    Business Honors

B.     Computer Science Graduate Certificate in Computer Architecture

C.     Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

D.    Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology

E.     Minor in Philosophy

F.     Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program Collaborative w/CSU, Stanislaus (ASBSNc)

G.    B.A. in English

H.    Asian Studies – minor

I.     Asian Studies - major

 

Background information can be found at Attachment A.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-02

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

Institutional Review Board

Gregory Hurtz

 

Grade Appeal Panels

Jordan Peters

Laurie Kubicek

 

Search Committee, Chief of Police

Hugh Wilson

 

University Enterprises, Inc., Board

*Janet Hecsh

*Yan Zhou

 

*Forwarded with a Faculty Senate endorsement

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-03

UARTP POLICY – AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9.04.G

 

The Faculty Senate recommends amending Section 9.04.G of the University ARTP Policy as follows:

 

9.04.G.      Departments may authorize electronic submission of student evaluations of teaching performance in classes taught by part-time and full-time temporary faculty. Such authorizations shall be included among the provisions of the Department’s ARTP document governing the periodic evaluation of part-time and full-time temporary faculty. When a Department is considering whether to adopt or amend sucn an authorization the Department may invite the part-time and full-time temporary faculty currently employed to participate in the Department’s decision. The Department’s permanent faculty may prescribe the mode of their participation.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-05/Ex.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

Academic Affairs Budget Advisory Committee

Suzanne O’Keefe, 2014

 

Anthony J. Leones Scholarship Committee

Adriana Echandia, 2014

Yan Zhou, 2014

 

Campus Facilities Planning Committee

Matt Schmidtlein, 2014

 

Honorary Degrees Committee

David Lang, 2013

 

Instructionally Related Activities Committee

Kristin Kiesel, 2012

Deborah Metzger, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-07/Ex.

PRESIDENT GONZALEZ’S RESPONSE TO FACULTY SENATE’S POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, RECEIPT OF

 

The Faculty Senate receives President Gonzalez’s July 18, 2011 memorandum responding to FS 10-71 “Policy on Instructional Program Priorities: Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management, Amendment of”.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-08

SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

 

Juanita Barrena

Bob Buckley

William Dillon

Mary Kirlin

Tim Marbach

Mary Reddick

 

The Vice Chair (Janet Hecsh) will serve as convener of this committee.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-09/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

Institutional Scholarship Committee

Denise Wall Parilo, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-12/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

Strategic Planning Council

Mary Kirlin, 2013

 

Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee

Michael Wright, 2014

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-13/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

Academic Policies Committee

Jacqueline Irwin, At-large, 2014

 

Faculty Policies Committee

Sue Holl, At-large, 2013

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-15/FLR.

RESOLUTION ON CSU PRESIDENT SEARCHES

 

Resolved:  That the Faculty Senate at California State University, Sacramento urges the CSU Board of Trustees to continue the past presidential search policy and current practice of having on-campus visits for finalists as a part of the selection process for new Presidents, and be it further,

 

Resolved:  That this resolution be distributed to Chancellor Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees via Chair Carter, and to Academic Senate of the California State University via Chair James Postma.

 

Rationale: The Board of Trustees is currently considering changes to the current policy on presidential compensation and hiring policies.  Historically, presidential candidates have visited the campus for which they were candidates and have held targeted meetings with administrators, faculty and staff and also held open forums for the campus community. 

 

The loss of campus visits provided for in the proposed policy changes would greatly diminish the role of the campus community in the presidential search process and would eliminate the ability of candidates to meet all members of the campus community, including administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members, thereby understanding the issues and challenges they might face in the role. 

 

Campus presidents are presented with a wide variety of difficult challenges, and clearly the California State University should take advantage of any opportunity to allow new presidents to build support in their respective communities.  Arriving on campus without having the support and legitimacy provided by such a process would put the chosen candidate at a significant disadvantage in building a successful transition.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-16/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships

Rodney McCurdy, 2014

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-18/Ex.

EARLY START IMPLEMENTATION ADVISORY GROUP

 

The Faculty Senate creates an advisory group to the Provost for implementation of Executive Order 1048 “Early Start”.

 

Membership:

 

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies                                       Sheree Meyer

Associate VP for Student Academic Success                                    Marcellene Watson-Derbigny

Director, Early Assessment Program                                                  Joy Salvetti

Writing Programs Coordinator, English                                             Amy Heckathorn

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator                 Dan Melzer

Assistant Director/Coordinator, Student Orientation                         Mary Shepherd

Learning Skills Math Coordinator, Math Representative                   Ravin Pan

Teacher Education, Early Assessment & HS English (ERWC)         Marcy Merrill

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-19/Ex.

WASC EdD INTERIM REPORT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

Chair of the Graduate Studies Policies Committee or designee

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-20*

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA – CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Faculty Senate endorses the supplemental admissions criteria to be used by the Division of Criminal Justice during the 2012-2013 admissions cycle, contingent upon the Division of Criminal Justice presenting a viable plan to the Provost for implementation of those criteria, including the criteria pertaining to first generation college status, socioeconomic factors, or historically disadvantaged status.  If such a plan does not include viable implementation of those specific criteria, the Faculty Senate endorsement is restricted to the other, objective supplemental criteria (those pertaining to academic standing, units, pre-requisite grades, and GPA) only.

Eligibility for admission to the Criminal Justice major is based on academic achievement.  Before admission to the major, all applicants must meet the requirements described below:

a.       Overall GPA of 2.6 or higher

b.      Completion of 45 units

c.       Completion of the following courses: 

Criminal Justice courses completed with a grade of “C” or better:

CRJ 1, Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 2, Law of Crimes

CRJ 4, General Investigative Techniques

CRJ 5, The Community and the Justice System

Applicants will be rank ordered based on their overall GPA and the department will admit as many students as there are slots available.  For a small percentage of applicants, eligibility may be weighed alongside other criteria such as: first generation college status, socioeconomic factors or historically disadvantaged status.  These supplemental criteria were developed and approved by the Division of Criminal Justice faculty at large on December 10, 2010 and are endorsed by the Chair, Dean and the Provost.

Carried.

FS 11/12-21*

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA – HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM

The Faculty Senate endorses the supplemental admissions criteria to be used by the Health Science Program during the 2012-2013 admissions cycle, contingent upon the Health Science Program presenting a viable plan to the Provost for implementation of those criteria, including the criteria pertaining to first generation college status, socioeconomic factors, or historically disadvantaged status.  If such a plan does not include viable implementation of those specific criteria, the Faculty Senate endorsement is restricted to the other, objective supplemental criteria (those pertaining to academic standing, units, pre-requisite grades, and GPA) only.

To be considered for admission to the Health Science program, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

(1)        a 2.0 minimum GPA in overall Sacramento State units (for continuing Sacramento State students) or overall transfer units (for transfer students), and

(2)        the completion of 45 units, and

(3)        a course grade of C or above in all required pre-requisite Health Science major courses including BIO 25, BIO 26, CHEM 6A, PSYC 2, HLSC 50, and STAT 1 or the equivalents.

(4)        HLSC 98, ProSeminar, can be taken prior or as a co-requisite to all required upper division HLSC courses, except for those HLSC courses that are designated as a GE offering.

All pre-requisite health major requirements must be completed prior to admission into the BS program. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces within a specified concentration based on overall GPA rank ordering of such applicants. For a small percentage of applicants, eligibility may be weighed alongside other criteria such as: first generation college status, socioeconomic factors or historically disadvantage status. 

Carried.

FS 11/12-22*

PROGRAM IMPACTION FOR 2012-13, SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA – PSYCHOLOGY

The Faculty Senate endorses the supplemental admissions criteria to be used by the Psychology Dept during the 2012-2013 admissions cycle, contingent upon:

1)      the Psychology Dept presenting a viable plan to the Provost for implementation of those criteria, including the criteria pertaining to first generation college status, socioeconomic factors, or historically disadvantaged status. If such a plan does not include viable implementation of those specific criteria, the Faculty Senate endorsement is restricted to the other, objective supplemental criteria (those pertaining to academic standing, units, pre-requisite grades, and GPA) only.

2)      Removal of the prohibition to apply to the program twice.

·         New and returning students must meet the CSU admission requirements and must be in good academic standing.

·         Students must complete PSYC 2 (Introductory Psychology; 3 semester units) and PSYC 8 (Methods of Research; 3 semester units) or their articulated equivalents with a grade of “C” or higher in each course within 2 attempts.

·         Students must have completed at least 30 semester units.

·         Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.3.

·         Students may apply to the major twice.

·         For a small percentage of applicants, eligibility may be weighed alongside other criteria such as: first generation college status, socioeconomic factors or historically disadvantaged status.

Admission of majors to the Psychology program will be based on a rank ordering of eligible applicants according to their overall GPA. Applicants will be accepted for available spaces up to the departmental capacity.

Carried.

FS 11/12-26/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

Senate Select Committee

Elizabeth Strasser

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-23/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

University Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Frank Lilly, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-24/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board

Eun Mi Cho, 2014

Ann Moylan, 2014

Milica Markovic, 2014

Mridula Udayagiri, 2014

 

Research and Creative Activities Subcommittee

Heather Diaz, at-large, 2012

 

Graduate Studies Policies Committee

Julian Heather, At-large, 2012*

 

*one year replacement

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-25/GE/GRPC/EX.

GENERAL EDUCATION PERIODIC SYLLABI REVIEW PROCESS, POSTPONEMENT OF

 

The Faculty Senate recommends postponing the General Education periodic syllabi review process for one year for the purpose of revising the GE Area Learning Outcomes and incorporating those Learning Outcomes into Area syllabi. The review cycle would resume in sequence starting in Fall 2012 with Area B.

 

The new syllabi review sequence:

 

Area B  2012-2013

Area C  2013-2014

Area D 2014-2015

Area E  2015-2016

Area A 2016-2017 (Area A was reviewed in 2010-2011)

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-11/Ex.

PRESIDENT GONZALEZ’S RESPONSE TO FACULTY SENATE’S RECOMMENDED POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, ENDORSEMENT OF

 

The Faculty Senate endorses the changes to FS 10-71 “Policy on Instructional Program Priorities: Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management, Amendment of” as proposed by President Gonzalez in his memorandum of July 18, 2011 and in the accompanying attachments, furthermore, the Faculty Senate recommends changes to the proposed Policy as delineated in FS 11/12-14. The Faculty Senate further recommends that the Select Committee be established as soon as possible after adoption of the Policy, and without the need for data to have been gathered prior to establishment of the Committee (as was originally recommended).

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-14/EX.

ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, AMENDMENT OF

 

The Faculty Senate amends the proposed policy on Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management as follows:

 

Amendment Regarding the Selection Process and Membership of the Committee Charged with Making Recommendations for the Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management Ranking in Accordance with the Criteria Specified in the Policy

 

The Issues (in order of importance):

 

1.      There is a need to seek expertise outside of the Senate membership.

2.      There is a need for the Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management to maintain a strong relationship to the Senate.

3.      There is a need to encourage university-wide rather than college-based perspective.

4.      There is a need for inclusion of members from each of the colleges for information purposes.

 

The Faculty Senate amends the policy on Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management as follows:

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of: 

·         Up to seven tenured/tenure-track faculty members from the college-based pool of nominations. No more than one from each College.

 

·        Up to two tenured/tenure-track electing unit Senate representatives appointed from the pool of senate nominees. The two senate appointees shall not be from the same College.

 

Process for selecting committee membership

 

Nominations for College-Based Seats

The Senate invites nominations college-based seats. Nominations may be made by self-nominations, by Academic Council or equivalent body of the College or by other members of the faculty. The College, however, cannot revise the nomination process as stated.

 

Nominations for Senate-Based Seats

The Senate invites nominations from the electing unit representatives of Senate membership to fill two Senate seats. Nominations may be made by self-nomination or by other members of the Faculty Senate. Elections for these seats will follow the elections for college-based seats.

 

Nominee Statements

Each nominee shall submit for Senate consideration a brief statement regarding his/her interests and qualifications to serve as members of the committee. Nominations along with candidate statements shall be presented to the Senate. Statements shall not exceed one-page.

 

Committee Appointments

The Senate may appoint no more than one faculty member from each of the colleges in the college-based pool of nominations. In addition, the Senate may appoint no more than two tenure/tenure-track electing unit Senate representatives from the Senate pool of nominations. The two Senate appointees shall not be from the same College.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-28/Ex.

UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE, CHANGE IN TERM OF OFFICE

The Faculty Senate endorses the changes to the term of office for members of the University Budget Advisory Committee as outlined in Attachment A.

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-32/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

 

Committee on Administrative Review

David Leon, 2014

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-33/EX.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT, THANKS AND COMMENDATION

The Faculty Senate thanks and commends the ad hoc committee on Faculty Responsibilities to Students in the Instructional Environment:

Joseph Sheley, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

David Wagner, Vice President, Human Resources

Bob Buckley, Computer Science

Janet Hecsh, Teacher Education

Ramneet Kaur Johl, Associated Students, Inc.

Christine Miller, Communication Studies

Jana Noel, Teacher Education

Reza Peigahi, Library

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-30/APC/EX.

REGISTRATION UNIT LIMITS

The Faculty Senate recommends the following early registration unit limits be effective spring 2012 and onward:

·         New and continuing undergraduate students in good academic standing may register for up to 15 units. 

·         Seniors who have applied to graduate may register for up to 21 units.

·         Undergraduate students who are not in good academic standing are limited to the number of units allowed by their individual academic contract or a maximum of 14 units if they are on academic probation (or continued probation). 

·         Graduate students in good academic standing are allowed to enroll in a maximum of 9 units unless they fall into an exception category as outlined below.

·         Graduate students who are not in good academic standing are limited to the number of units allowed by their individual academic contract, or a maximum of 9 units if they are on academic probation (or continued probation).

Special Program Requirements:

Exceptions due to special program requirements should be coordinated between the academic department and the Registrar’s Office.  Exceptions due to special requirements in graduate programs should be coordinated between the Office of Graduate Studies before sending information to the Registrar’s Office.

Other Exceptions:

Individual students with special circumstances who wish to increase their early registration unit load should file an “Excess Units Petition” with the Registrar’s Office. Students who can demonstrate that they can graduate within the next two semesters are encouraged to file an “Excess Units Petition,” if they would like to balance their remaining units over the next two semesters.

Background: 

At this very time last year, campus officials were examining the continuing student registration process with great scrutiny. They knew then that the campus’ newly reduced targets would make it difficult for mid-cycle and late-cycle registrants to have any chance at building a viable course schedule.  Faced with these uncertainties, campus officials are suggesting that specific early registration unit load limits be put in place as a long-term policy.

Data on the average unit loads for undergraduate and graduate students are given below. The figures are broken down based on the average units students were enrolled in at the end of the early registration period and on the University census date for each semester.

Average unit load (Fall 2007-Fall 2011)

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

 

Early registration

Census date

Early registration

Census date

Fall 2007

12.3

12.4

8.3

8.3

Spring 2008

12.2

12.1

8.1

8.4

Fall 2008

12.5

12.4

8.4

8.4

Spring 2009

12.3

12.8

8.5

8.3

Fall 2009

12.3

12.7

8.6

8.4

Spring 2010

12.6

12.7

8.5

8.5

Fall 2010

11.6

12.3

7.0

8.1

Spring 2011

12.2

12.6

8.0

8.0

Fall 2011

12.3

  12.7*

8.0

  8.6*

 

*As of 9/21/2011. Census date is 9/26/2011

Fall 2010 early registration unit limits: Undergraduate = 14 units. Graduate = 9 units.

Fall 2011 early registration unit limits: Undergraduate = 15 units. Graduate = 12 units.

 

Recommendation:

Student Affairs and Academic Affairs recommend the ongoing use of restricted unit loads during the early registration period.  It is expected that unit load restrictions will be lifted during the late registration and the drop/add period. 

Unit Limits During Open/Late Registration and Drop/Add Periods

Consistent with existing policy, during “Open/Late Registration” undergraduate students may register for up to 21 units unless they are subject to an academic contract limiting them to fewer units. Graduate students would continue to be limited to 12 units unless they fall into an exception category as outlined in the policy above.

Rationale

Based on feedback from students, faculty and staff, the divisions of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Academic Policies Committee recommend the long-term imposition of early registration unit load restrictions for continuing undergraduate students the following reasons:

1.      Early registration unit load limits increase access to courses for a broader set of students.
Since students register based on matriculation status (continuing versus transfer), class level (first year, sophomore, senior, classified graduate, etc.)

2.      The adoption of a long-term policy of limits on early registration allows students and advisors to develop course plans more effectively.
The current policy is effective only for the fall 2011 registration cycle.  Frequent changes to the number of units students may register for during early registration on a semester or annual basis make it more difficult for students to develop a course plan for timely graduation. 

3.      The 15-unit early registration limit permits students to register for a full-time course load for the purposes of financial aid.
Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 units or more in order to be eligible for financial aid as a full-time student.

4.      The 15-unit early registration limit allows students enrolling in higher-unit courses to achieve a full-time course load (12 units) during early registration.
A lower early registration cap might create difficulties for students enrolling in higher-unit courses offered in disciplines such as foreign language, science, and mathematics.

Background: The transmittal from Kristin Van Gaasbeck, Chair, Academic Policies Committee, is attached as Attachment B.

FS 11/12-34/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

 

Committee on Diversity Awards

Yvette Farmer, 2014

Michele Foss Snowden, 2014

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-35/EX.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

 

Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee

Claudia Lucero, NSM, 2014

 

Curriculum Policies Committee

Dian Baker, At-large, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-36/AITC/Ex.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

 

IRT Academic Advisory Committee

Elizabeth Liles, 2012

Todd Migliaccio, 2012

Bruce Ostertag, 2012

 

IRT Administrative Advisory Committee

Ron Coleman, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-40/Flr.

COMMENDATION FOR CHERYL JOHNSON

 

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has provided over ten years of extraordinary service to the CSUS Faculty Senate as she facilitated the smooth running of Senate office; and

WHEREAS:   During her tenure with the Faculty Senate, Cheryl Johnson has orchestrated her work in concert with Carolyn Duran, Bonnie Smith and Lana Sysa, who are quick to sing, in harmony, the praises of Cheryl’s organizational skills, her inclusive approach to teamwork, and her kindness and support as the Senate office has hummed merrily along, distinguishing it as a model of efficiency and smooth operations; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has long kept an enormous blue exercise ball in the Faculty Senate office, which may help explain her unflappable demeanor; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has supported faculty governance activities at CSUS by facilitating Senate meetings that most assuredly could not have run without her, by coordinating Executive Committee and Faculty Senate agendas, by preparing and distributing written materials, and by managing the Senate budget; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has had to sit through meetings of the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee not just once, but twice, as she listens to recordings and constructs the official minutes of these groups; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has exhibited the unique skills and requisite sense of humor needed to interpret and document Executive Committee discussions bearing no resemblance to any listed agenda item; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has used her prodigious institutional memory to provide continuity for Executive Committee discussions that had little inherent continuity; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson survived the tenure of five Faculty Senate Chairs with no documented psychiatric counseling; and

WHEREAS:   Past and current Chairs of the Senate readily acknowledge that they could not have functioned without Cheryl Johnson’s mentoring, support, and intimate knowledge of the Senate and Academic Affairs ; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has ably assisted Senate leadership as the "power" behind the "power", in handling all matters dealing with protocol and procedures, and in helping keep Senate Chairs from making grievous errors; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson has called the roll for 289 different and unique Senators, some with quite challenging surnames to pronounce; and

WHEREAS:   Faculty Senators and countless other faculty serving on Senate and university committees over the years are deeply grateful to Cheryl Johnson for her always gracious camaraderie and helpful assistance in learning about Senate and committee meeting schedules, mysterious acronyms, and so much more; and

WHEREAS:   Cheryl Johnson will be sorely missed by the Faculty Senate Chair, her colleagues in the Senate Office, and each Faculty Senator; be it therefore

RESOLVED:  That the California State University, Sacramento Faculty Senate warmly thanks and expresses its deep gratitude to Cheryl Johnson for her many years of extraordinary service to the Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That Faculty Senate wishes Cheryl Johnson all the best as she takes her exercise ball and bounces toward new adventures in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and extends to her an open invitation to return and visit us whenever those adventures allow.

Carried unanimously.

 

KEN O’DONNELL, STATE UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND POLICY – report on the CSU Graduation Initiative

 

FS 11/12-39/FPC/EX.

OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS, AMENDMENT OF

 

Amends FS 09-70

 

The Faculty Senate amends the Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards by including the following criteria:

 

In addition to the CV and the nomination letter, applications should highlight the nominee’s most significant scholarship or creative activities, including

·         impact of the scholarly and creative activities on nominee’s field(s) of study, including key citations or unique contributions;

·         impact of the scholarly and creative activities on the university and students;

·         additional criteria may be established by each college.

 

Background information and the transmittal from the Faculty Policies Committee can be found at Attachment A.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-41/Ex.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

 

Curriculum Policies Committee

Dian Baker, At-large, 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-38/Flr.

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF CHAIR, CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE

Background: Article II, Section F of the By-laws of the Faculty Senate state, in part, “ . . . A vacancy in the voting membership of the Executive Committee shall be filled by nomination and election at the first meeting of the Faculty Senate after the vacancy occurs. The nominee elected shall have received more votes than any candidate not elected. . . If the office of Chair of a Standing Committee becomes vacant, the office shall be executed by the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee until the Faculty Senate shall elect a successor as provided in Article II, Sections D.3 and E.3 of these By-laws (http://www.csus.edu/acse/bylaws.htm). The Vice Chair executing the office of Chair under this provision shall not serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.” Kath Pinch will resign as Chair of the Curriculum Policies Committee, as she will be on sabbatical in Spring 2012.

Nominations of candidates for Chair of each Standing Committees may be made by a senator from the floor; by the current membership of the Standing Committee; or by a petition signed by ten (10) or more full-time faculty members and filed with the Faculty Senate office before the first meeting of the new Faculty Senate.

The candidates for Chair of each Standing Committees shall submit a one page description of qualifications and intentions to the Faculty Senate office for inclusion with the agenda for the election meeting.

Candidate for office of Chair of the Curriculum Policies Committee, effective Spring 2012: Dan Melzer (Curriculum Policies recommendation)

Carried.

 

FS 11/12-43A/Flr        SENATE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES, POSTPONEMENT OF

 

The Faculty Senate postpones the election until such time as the nomination period has been re-opened for a period of seven working days. 

 

Carried.

 

FS 11/12-31A/Flr.       REFERRAL OF FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT BACK TO FACULTY POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

The Faculty Senate refers the proposal back to FPC with a request that FPC synthesize all existing and proposed policies relating to faculty rights, responsibilities, and ethics into a single policy proposal. 

 

Carried.

 

FS 11/12-31B/Flr.       RESOLUTION ON AN INTERIM POLICY TO FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES TO STUDENTS IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

 

The Faculty Senate recommends that no action be taken to impose an interim policy pertaining to the content of the item previously entitled Faculty Responsibilities to Students in the Instructional Environment until such time as the Faculty Senate has recommended such a policy proposal. 

 

Carried.

 

FS 11/12-43/Flr.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES, ELECTION OF

 

The following were nominated:

 

COLLEGE-BASED NOMINEES

COLLEGE

NOMINEE

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM

NOMINATION SOURCE

Arts and Letters

Jackie Donath

Humanities and Religious Studies

other than self or Academic Council

Business Administration

Jai Joon Lee

Management

other than self or Academic Council

Education

Jana Noel

Teacher Education

self-nominated

Engineering and Computer Science

Sue Holl

Mechanical Engineering

Academic Council

 

Anne-Louise Radimsky

Computer Science

other than self or Academic Council

Health and Human Services

Tanya Altmann

Nursing

other than self or Academic Council

 

Sue Escobar

Criminal Justice

self-nominated

 

Michael Wright

Kinesiology and Health Science

other than self or Academic Council

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Susan Crawford

Chemistry

Academic Council

 

Shannon Datwyler

Biological Sciences

self-nominated

 

Chris Taylor

Physics and Astronomy

other than self or Academic Council

Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Marya Endriga

Psychology

self-nominated

 

Raghuraman S. Trichur

Anthropology

self-nominated

 

SENATE-BASED NOMINEES

COLLEGE

NOMINEE

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM

Arts and Letters

Carolyn Gibbs

Design

Natural Sciences & Math

Chris Taylor

Physics and Astronomy

 

The following were elected:

College Based Seats:

Tanya Altmann

Susan Crawford

Jackie Donath

Marya Endriga

Sue Holl

Jai Joon Lee

Jana Noel

 

Senate Based Seats:

Carolyn Gibbs

Chris Taylor

 

Carried

 

FS 11/12-44A/APC/Flr.

REFERRAL TO APC, OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, REVISIONS TO

 

The Faculty Senate refers the proposal back to APC and FPC with a request that APC and FPC reconcile all proposed policies relating to student rights and responsibilities, as well as faculty rights, responsibilities, and ethics.

 

Carried unanimously

 

FS 11/12-48/Ex.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

 

Faculty Policies Committee

Rodney McCurdy, At-large, 2013

 

Carried unanimously

 

FS 11/12-49/GSPC/Ex            SECOND BACHELOR’S POLICY, REVISIONS TO

           

            The Faculty Senate recommends revising the “Second Bachelor’s Policy” as proposed in Attachment A.

 

Carried unanimously

FS 11/12-55/Flr.

COMMENDATION FOR DAVID WAGNER

 

 

WHEREAS:   David Wagner has served this institution with distinction for thirty-six years, beginning as a lowly debate coach and ascending to the lofty heights of administrative leadership as Vice President for Human Resources, with stops along the way as Department Chair, Associate Dean, and Dean, while never forgetting his humble beginnings as a faculty colleague; and

WHEREAS:   Beginning as a faculty member in Communication Studies, David Wagner  enveloped himself numerous times in bed sheets simulating a toga in order to impart the lessons of Cicero to Communication Studies students; and

WHEREAS:   David Wagner’s fond memories of being able to control his environment from his infant highchair led him to assume the seat of High Chair as Chair of the Chairs of the School of Arts and Sciences, over whom he had no control whatsoever; and

WHEREAS:   When David Wagner went on to become Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences, in that capacity he approved a requisition for the Department of Communication Studies to purchase a scum sucker—this is a true story! and

WHEREAS:   For someone whose discipline is Communication Studies, it is quite ironic that David Wagner has always been very cautious about divulging information until it is absolutely necessary to keep others from doing something totally stupid; and

WHEREAS:   David Wagner’s aversion to technology is undoubtedly overstated, since it is not true that he thinks an iPad is something to sit on; and

WHEREAS:   David Wagner has perfected the ability to follow Senate arguments while apparently sleeping in the back of the room; and

WHEREAS:   When he is roused from slumber, David Wagner always has the ability to cut to the core of any issue; and

WHEREAS:   Although David Wagner is not particularly noted for the neatness of his handwriting or the neatness of his office, he is distinguished by the neatness of his logic; and

WHEREAS:   The Senate does not blame David Wagner for the PSSIs and the FMIs; and

WHEREAS:   Under David Wagner’s tutelage, faculty and staff are now experts in sexual harassment; be it therefore

RESOLVED:  That the California State University, Sacramento Faculty Senate warmly thanks David Wagner for the memories, especially the legendary asbestos training; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That a more collegial administrator we could never hope to find, as reflected in his willingness to partner with the faculty to navigate a vast array of state and federal laws, legal mandates, executive orders,  and other policy initiatives coming from high and low places over the years; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That while David Wagner will be replaced, he is in so many ways irreplaceable; and be it further

RESOLVED:  That the Faculty Senate wishes David Wagner all the best as he boards the next train heading toward new adventures in retirement, and extends to him an open invitation to return and visit us whenever he needs a nap.

Carried unanimously

FS 11/12-46/ GE/GRPC/EX.

AREA B LEARNING OUTCOMES, REVISIONS TO

 

The Faculty Senate recommends revising the “General Education Area B Learning Outcomes” as follows:

Proposed GE Area B Learning Outcomes

Area B: The Physical Universe and its Life Forms: Scientific and Mathematical Literacy

 

Scientifically and mathematically literate individuals understand the characteristic features of science and mathematics as forms of human knowledge and inquiry, and they are aware of how science and mathematics shape their material, intellectual, and cultural environments1.  Scientifically and mathematically literate individuals are willing to engage in science- and math-related issues and ideas as reflective citizens and they are able to draw evidence-based conclusions and make reasoned decisions concerning science- and math-related issues in real-life contexts. 

 

Scientific and mathematical literacy includes both an individual’s knowledge of scientific and mathematical concepts and principles as well as the use of that knowledge to acquire new knowledge, to identify questions, and to explain scientific and mathematical phenomena.   Achieving scientific and mathematical literacy is a life-long process that requires the development of skills, confidence and the desire to apply what has been learned to new areas and issues as they arise in the individual’s life. 

 

1The definition of scientific literacy is based on: PISA 2003 Assessment Framework - Mathematics, Reading, Science and Problem Solving Knowledge and Skills (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).

Area B-1: Physical Science

 

Drawing upon one or more of the physical sciences, students will be able to:

 

·         Explain and apply core ideas and models concerning physical systems and mechanisms, citing critical observations, underlying assumptions and limitations. 

·         Describe how scientists create explanations of natural phenomena based on the systematic collection of empirical evidence subjected to rigorous testing and/or experimentation. 

·         Access and evaluate scientific information, including interpreting tables, graphs and equations.

·         Recognize evidence-based conclusions and form reasoned opinions about science-related matters of personal, public and ethical concern.

Area B-2: Life Forms

 

Drawing upon one or more of the life sciences, students will be able to:

 

·         Explain and apply core ideas and models concerning living systems and life forms, citing critical observations, underlying assumptions and limitations.

·         Describe how scientists create explanations of natural phenomena based on the systematic collection of empirical evidence subjected to rigorous testing and/or experimentation. 

·         Access and evaluate scientific information, including interpreting tables, graphs and equations.

·         Recognize evidence-based conclusions and form reasoned opinions about science-related matters of personal, public and ethical concern.

Area B-3: Laboratory Component

 

·         Students will be able to use their senses and scientific instruments to gather, organize, and display empirical data.

·         Students will be able to identify patterns in data and use these to hypothesize underlying relationships.

·         Students will be able to  explain and apply scientific techniques for coping with complexity and variability in the natural world.

 

Area B-4: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

 

·         Students will be able to solve problems by thinking logically, making conjectures, and constructing valid mathematical arguments.

·         Students will be able to make valid inferences from numerical, graphical and symbolic information.

·         Students will be able to apply mathematical reasoning to both abstract and applied problems, and to both scientific and non-scientific problems.

 

Area B-5: Further Studies

Students will be able to do one or more of the following:

·         Cite critical observations, underlying assumptions and limitations to explain and apply important ideas and models in one or more of the following: physical science, life science, mathematics or computer science.

·         Recognize evidence-based conclusions and form reasoned opinions about science-related matters of personal, public and ethical concern.

·         Discuss historical or philosophical perspectives pertaining to the practice of science or mathematics.

 

Note: The side-by-side comparison can be found in Attachment B-1.

 

BACKGROUND:

In November 2009 new Baccalaureate Learning Goals (BaLGs), aligned with EO 1033, were passed by the Faculty Senate (http://www.csus.edu/acse/09-10_actions.htm#FS%2009-74). In Spring 2011 the process of revising Area Learning Outcomes (ALOs) to align with the new BaLGs began with Area B: The Physical Universe and its Life Forms.

 

Faculty who taught in Area B along with the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Dean of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and the Chair of the GE/GRPC convened and worked throughout Spring 2011 on revising Area B Learning Outcomes. This work concluded with the attached draft Area Learning Outcomes dated September 19, 2011. These ALOs were circulated to Deans and departments for comment and endorsed by Area B stakeholders.

On October 31, 2011, the General Education/Graduation Requirements Policy Committee reviewed the revised Area B Learning Outcomes. After discussion with the Area B faculty representative and deliberation, the committee voted unanimously to refer them to the Executive Committee and thereafter to the Faculty Senate for their endorsement. The GE/GRPC acknowledges the work of those involved with the Area B process, especially the Area B working group, for their collegial and consultative efforts in arriving at new Area B Learning Outcomes.

 

Carried unanimously

 

FS 11/12-46A/Flr        AREA B LEARNING OUTCOMES, REFERRED BACK TO GE/GRPC TO CLEAN UP CRITERIA LANGUAGE (does not affect FS 11/12-46/GE/GRPC/ Ex)

           

The Faculty Senate refers the GE Area B criteria to GE/GRPC to resolve any conflict with the newly recommended learning outcome language.

 

Carried unanimously

 

FS 11/12-56/Flr           SENATE FALL SCHEDULE, REVISIONS TO

 

            The Faculty Senate adjourns until Spring 2012.

 

Carried

 

FS11/12-57/CPC/Ex   PROGRAM PROPOSALS

                                   

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following change proposals:

A.    Undergraduate Spanish Major (deletion of minor requirement)                     Attachment A-1

B.     Undergraduate Spanish Major (minimum grade requirement) Attachment A-2

C.     Undergraduate Spanish Minor (minimum grade requirement) Attachment A-3

 

FS11/12-58/CPC/Ex   PROGRAM PROPOSALS

                                                           

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Proposals:

A.    HRS/HUM Minor Attachment B-1

B.     HRS/HUM Concentration Attachment B-2

C.     HRS/RS Minor Attachment B-4

D.    HRS/RS Concentration Attachment B-3

 

FS11/12-59/CPC/Ex   PROGRAM PROPOSAL

                                   

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Proposal:

A.    Moderate/Severe Education Specialist: Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization Attachment G

 

FS 11/12-60/CPC/Ex PROGRAM PROPOSAL

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Proposal:

A.    BS in Computer Science Major Attachment H

 

FS 11/12-61/CPC/Ex PROGRAM PROPOSAL

                       

            The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Proposal:

A.    Construction Management Undergraduate Degree Attachment I

 

FS 11/12-62/CPC/Ex

INTERIM POLICY ON PROGRAM IMPACTION

The Faculty Senate recommends immediate adoption of the following policy, to be in place until the end of AY2011-2012 and to be applied only to those programs requesting impacted status for the first time. Attachment J

 


FS 11/12-63/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW- COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

The Faculty Senate recommends that the two master’s programs (Computer Science and Software Engineering) and the Certificates of Advanced Study in the Computer Science Program at the Department of Computer Sciences be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-64/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW- ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The Faculty Senate recommends that the two master’s programs (Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering) at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-65/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The Faculty Senate recommends that the master’s program in Mechanical Engineering be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review with an interim report due to Academic Affairs in March 2014 that satisfies both University and WASC requirements and provides appropriate data for the three questions in their focused inquiry.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-66/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW- CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Faculty Senate recommends that the master’s program in Civil Engineering be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review with an interim report due to Academic Affairs in March 2014 that 1) satisfies both University and WASC requirements, 2) provides appropriate data for the three questions in their focused inquiry, and 3) includes a workable and fully implemented graduate assessment plan.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

See Attachment K for FS 11/12-63/CPC/Ex through FS 11-12-66/CPC/Ex

 

FS 11/12-67/CPC/Ex PROGRAM PROPOSAL MA PROGRAM – TESOL

The Faculty Senate recommends the approval of the MA Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Attachment L

 

Carried unanimously.

 


FS 11/12-68/Ex.          SELECT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT UNIVERSITY

 

                                    Select Advisory Committee for the Vice President of Administration and

                                    Chief Financial Officer

                                    Eric Lin, Finance, CBA

                                    Matthew Hoag, Accounting and Information Systems, CBA

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-69/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW – DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN’S STUDIES

 

The Faculty Senate recommends that the Women’s Studies program be approved for six years or until the next program review.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-70/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW – GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM

 

The Faculty Senate recommends that the Gerontology program be approved for six years or until the next program review.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-71/CPC/Ex PROGRAM REVIEW – ASIAN STUDIES PROGAM

 

The Faculty Senate recommends that the Asian Studies program be approved for six years or until the next program review.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

            See Attachment M for FS 11/12-60/CPC/Ex through FS 11/12-71/CPC/Ex.

 

FS 11/12-74/Ex.          COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

                                   

                                    Campus Safety and Environmental Health Committee

                                    Jennie Singer, 2014

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-75/

CPC/Ex                       PROGRAM REVIEW- GEOLOGY

The Faculty Senate recommends that all degree programs and minors in the Department of Geology be approved for six years from the date of Senate approval. Attachment A

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-76/Ex           COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – SENATE

                                    General Education/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee

                                    Sue Holl, Spring Semester 2012

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-77/Ex           COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

                                    ASI Appellate Council

                                    Sylvester Bowie, 2013

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-73/

SCIPP/Ex                    POLICY ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES: ACADEMIC PLANNING, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, AMENDMENT OF

 

The Faculty Senate recommends the following change to the quartile grouping as outlined in Section V of the Policy on Instructional Program Priorities: Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management:

 

The process of making recommendations for academic prioritization shall result in four separate groupings-undergraduate degree programs (majors), other undergraduate programs (e.g., minors/certificates), graduate degree programs, and other graduate programs (e.g., credentials/certificates)-into quartiles based upon the criteria described in Section III for undergraduate programs) and Section IV (for graduate programs).

Background

Section V of the Policy on Instructional Program Priorities: Academic Planning, Resource Allocation and Enrollment Management states that “the process of making recommendations for academic prioritization shall result in undergraduate and graduate/credential programs (separately) being grouped into quartiles based upon the criteria described in Sections III and IV.” This ranking process places programs into two groupings. Based on the most current list of approved programs received from Academic Affairs, there are 238 programs in the undergraduate grouping and 122 programs in the graduate grouping.

Whereas, each quartile grouping would result in four (4) clusters of equal frequencies, the undergraduate grouping (with 238 programs) would have approx. 60 programs within each quartile cluster and the graduate grouping (with 122 programs) would have approx. 30 programs within each quartile cluster.

Based on the most current list of approved programs received from Academic Affairs, the breakdown of undergraduate programs are:

·         140 programs are majors

·         83 programs are minors

·         15 programs are certificate

Based on the most current list of approved programs received from Academic Affairs, the breakdowns of graduate programs are:

·         94 programs are majors

·         28 programs fall in the certificate/credential category

Justification

The task of comparing and ranking dissimilar programs is a formidable one. To make the task meaningful, the Senate Committee on the Policy on Instructional Program Priorities (SCIPP) is recommending that two (2) additional groupings be added to the ranking process. The addition of two groupings for non-major programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level would reduce the problems associated with ranking programs that are inherently non-comparable on multiple criteria.  For example, many minors and certificates have extremely low or negligible costs as they rely on coursework already embedded in majors.  Conversely, only major programs strictly "graduate" students.  On balance, the Committee thinks that more of the criteria (those not associated with cost) disadvantage non-major programs than advantage them. 

 

While being careful not to anticipate results, the Committee would like to guard against the possibility that the bottom two quartiles could potentially be weighted with non-major programs. It doesn't seem to be within the spirit of the policy that the lower quartiles be populated with non-major programs simply because the criteria seem more focused on measurements associated with majors.  While the majors would likely see their rankings artificially elevated, it undermines the purpose of a quartile approach to meaningful program comparisons.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-52/

APC/Ex                       MINIMUM GRADES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITE

                                    COURSEWORK, AMENDMENT TO

                       

The Faculty Senate recommends amending the “Minimum Grades for

                        Undergraduate Prerequisite Coursework” as proposed in Attachment D-1.

 

                        Note: The side-by-side comparison can be found in Attachment D-2.

 

                        BACKGROUND:

Academic Affairs referred the issue of minimum grades required for prerequisite coursework. Currently, there is no university policy on satisfactory completion of prerequisites. However, there is a policy that provides that a grade of “C-” be considered a “C” for the purposes of satisfying prerequisite coursework. Last year, there was an inquiry from Geography regarding our policy regarding a minimum grade requirement for prerequisite coursework.  This past summer, we had a similar inquiry from Physics. In CMS, the default setting for a prerequisite is “C-”; however, our actual policy is ambiguous as to whether or not a grade below a “C-” (i.e. “D”) is sufficient to fulfill a prerequisite requirement.

 

The Academic Policies Committee voted unanimously on October 7, 2011 to refer the item to the Executive Committee.  At the same meeting, a motion to endorse the item failed: 4 Yes, 4 No, 3 Abstentions On October 14, 2011, the Academic Policies Committee voted unanimously to recommend the attached policy language.

 

The following issues were raised by APC on Minimum Grade of C- or better in prerequisite coursework

·         The absence of a University policy allows individual departments to enforce minimum grade requirements without Faculty Senate approval/review.  Some departments may assume the enforcement of a specific grade.

·         If there is uncertainty in how grades in prerequisite coursework are enforced, this may create difficulties in student course plans and advising.  Having a university baseline, or default, would alleviate this uncertainty because it would require that departments explicitly state their prerequisite grade requirements, if they differ from a university standard.

·         There is no evidence that the lack of a university minimum grade requirement is problematic.  The question of how many students would be affected, and therefore the need for such a policy, was raised by the committee.

·         Establishing a minimum standard for prerequisites at the university level makes sense based on the definition of grades in academic policy (e.g., passing with a C grade versus passing with a D grade).

·         There is ambiguity in the current catalog language, which suggests that some change to the policy is needed to eliminate this ambiguity.  The current catalog language is based on the assumption that before the introduction of “+/-” grades, a “C” was required in order to satisfy a course prerequisite.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-54A/Flr.       BA AND BS POLICY CHANGE (UPPER FISISION UNITS IN MAJORS), REFERRAL

 

                                    The Faculty Senate refers back to CPC with a request that the item be brought back with language that inclusively addresses all bachelor's degree types offered on this campus with respect to the number of units of coursework                            required in the major.

 

            Carried.

 

 

FS 11/12-53A/Flr.       ACADEMIC RENEWAL, REVISIONS TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTPONEMENT TO

 

The Faculty Senate recommends to postpone pending an answer to the question of authority to make such changes, with the item to be returned to the agenda at such time as the Executive Committee deems appropriate.

 

            Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-80

FPC-APC/EX             THE FACULTY SENATE ADOPTS THE ATTACHED ENDORSES FOUR STATEMENTS (ATTACHED) FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP) TO SERVE AS GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITY, AND FOR FPC-APC DEVELOPMENT OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES POLICIES

Attachment A  

 

FS 11/12-81/SEL        REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY – CHANGE IN VOTING STATUS OF POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS ON THE FACULTY SENATE FROM VOTING TO NON-VOTING, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS.  Attachment B

 

Send to referendum a motion to amend Article II, Section 5A (Membership of the Faculty Senate) of the Constitution of the Faculty of California State University, Sacramento (http://www.csus.edu/acse/constit.htm#II5) to take effect in Fall 2012. 

 

A.    The membership of the Faculty Senate shall be composed of (1) the representatives of the electing units; (2) four representatives to be elected at-large by the temporary faculty from those temporary faculty who are teaching six or more units during the semester in which the election is conducted; (3) chairs of certain standing Policy committees of the Faculty Senate (as specified in the committee's charge), as at-large ex-officio non-voting members, unless such chairs are already serving concurrently on the Senate as representatives of the electing units; (4) the statewide academic senators, as ex officio, non-voting members; (5) a Faculty Emeritus member of the California State University, Sacramento Retirees Association the President or designee of the Emeritus Association of CSU, Sacramento, as an ex officio, non-voting member, chosen by, and in a manner determined by, the Association; (6) three student representatives, as non-voting members, chosen by, and in a manner determined by, the Associated Students, Inc. of CSUS.

 

Rationale: 

 

Needed to implement recommendation #1 of the 2010-2011 Senate Select Committee stated in the Committee’s May 5, 2011 memorandum to the Faculty Senate as follows: 

 

1.      The Select Committee recommends amendment of the Faculty Constitution to provide that chairs of certain policy committees of the Faculty Senate (as specified in the committee’s charge) shall henceforth be ex-officio non-voting members of the Senate, unless serving simultaneously as a member for a department or other electing unit as defined in the Faculty Constitution. 

 

Makes minor clarifying editorial changes.  Most Senate committees are “standing” (as opposed to ad hoc) committees, but only a few are designated as “Policy” committees with representation on the Senate.  The name of the retirees association has been changed and is inclusive of faculty, staff and administrators.  ASI’s formal name is now indicated.

 

FS 11/12-82/SEL        REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY–DELETE REQUIREMENT FOR SENATOR REPRESENTATION ON ALL STANDING SENATE COMMITTEES, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENT.  Attachment C

 

Send to referendum a motion to amend Article II, Section 3B of the Constitution of the Faculty of California State University, Sacramento to take effect in Fall 2012.

 

B. The Faculty Senate shall create such committees as it deems necessary to the performance of its duties, shall establish rules and procedures for its committees, and shall establish methods of selecting the membership of all required or requested committees. These committees shall not be construed to be sub-units of the faculty, and may not assume duties constitutionally assigned to other sub-units of the faculty. Each of these committees shall include among its members no fewer than two (2) voting members of the Faculty Senate. In addition, the Faculty Senate shall elect the chairs of certain standing Policy committees (as specified in the committee's charge).

 

Rationale: 

 

For several years, the constitutional provision requiring that standing committees of the Faculty Senate include no fewer than two Senators has proved impractical to implement.

 

Would allow for an amendment to the By-Laws as recommended in Recommendation # 10 2010-2011 Senate Select Committee stated in the Committee’s May 2, 2011 and shown in proposed amendment FS 11/12-84/SEL:

 

Makes minor clarifying editorial change.  Most Senate committees are “standing” (as opposed to ad hoc) committees, but only a few are designated as “Policy” committees with representation on the Senate.

 

FS 11/12-83/SEL        BY-LAW AMENDMENTS – EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF A REFERENDUM TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FACULTY-  CHANGE IN VOTING STATUS OF POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS ON THE FACULTY SENATE FROM VOTING TO NON-VOTING, AND MINOR EDITORIAL AMENDMENTS (FS 11/12-81/SEL).          

 

Subject to approval by referendum of the constitutional amendment to change the voting status of Policy committee chairs on the Faculty Senate from voting to non-voting (FS 11/12-81/SEL), the following editorial changes will automatically be made in the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate http://www.csus.edu/acse/bylaws.htm to go into effect in Fall 2012.

 .

(1)   Amend Article 1.A.  on membership on the Faculty Senate to include the same language approved in the constitutional amendment, as follows:

 

Article I. A

 

The membership of the Faculty Senate shall be composed of (1) the representatives of the electing units; (2) four representatives to be elected at-large by the temporary faculty from those temporary faculty who are teaching six or more units during the semester in which the election is conducted; (3) chairs of certain standing Policy committees of the Faculty Senate (as specified in the committee's charge), as at-large ex-officio non-voting members, unless such chairs are already serving concurrently on the Senate as representatives of the electing units; (4) the statewide academic senators, as ex officio, non-voting members; (5) a Faculty Emeritus member of the California State University, Sacramento Retirees Association the President or designee of the Emeritus Association of CSU, Sacramento, as an ex officio, non-voting member, chosen by, and in a manner determined by, the Association; (6) three student representatives, as non-voting members, chosen by, and in a manner determined by, the Associated Students, Inc. of CSUS.

 

(2)   Amend Article II. A. 1. to eliminate redundancy, as follows (i.e. if the voting status of the chairs is changed from voting to non-voting, the clause is unnecessary in light of the immediately preceding sentence, which provides that “The Chair of the Faculty Senate shall be elected by and from the voting representatives of electing units.”):

Article II.A.1.

The Chair of the Faculty Senate shall be elected annually by and from the voting representatives of electing units.  Committee chairs who are not also representatives of electing units may neither serve as nor vote for chair. The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Faculty Senate. The term of office of the Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which he/she is elected Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. The Chair may be re-elected.

(3)   Amend Article II.A.2.  to eliminate redundancy, as follows (i.e. if the voting status of the chairs is changed from voting to non-voting, clause is unnecessary since the immediately preceding sentence, which provides that “The Vice Chair shall be elected by and from the voting representatives of electing units.”):

Article II.A. 2.

The Vice Chair shall be elected annually by and from the voting representatives of electing units. Committee chairs who are not also representatives of electing units may neither serve as nor vote for vice chair.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside at meetings of the Faculty Senate, and perform other duties of the Chair as delegated by the Chair. The term of office of the Vice Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which he/she is elected Vice Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. The Vice Chair may be re-elected.

(4)  Amend Article II.B. 1. to reflect the change in voting status of Policy committee chairs on the Faculty Senate, if the referendum to amend the constitution in this regard is approved, as follows:

Article II. B. Other Elected Offices

 

1. Standing Policy Committee Chairs.

Each standing Policy Committee Chair, as specified in the  Standing Policy Committee's Charge, shall be elected annually by the Faculty Senate from among the full-time faculty of the University. Each Standing Policy Committee Chair shall preside over his or her Standing  Policy Committee and shall also serve as at-large an ex-officio voting member of the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. In addition, these Policy Committee Chairs shall serve as ex officio non-voting members of the Faculty Senate, unless such chairs are serving concurrently on the Senate as representatives of electing units. The term of office of each of these Standing Policy Committee Chairs shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which he/she is elected Chair of the Standing Policy Committee and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. A faculty member may be elected to serve up to three (3) consecutive terms of one year each as the Chair of a standing Policy Committee. After an interval of a year following the end of the third consecutive term, the faculty member shall become eligible for election to the Chair of a Standing Policy Committee.

FS 11/12-84/SEL        BY-LAW AMENDMENT—ARTICLE I, SECTION C--ADDITION OF DUTY TO SERVE AS AN “INTERESTED PARTY” OF ONE POLICY COMMITTEE TO DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL SENATORS.

 

Amend the Article I, Section C. of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate to include a duty for each senator to add to each senator’s duty to serve as an “interested party” of one of the standing Policy committees.  The amendment, as shown below, shall be added as a new paragraph after item 5 of the enumerated list of duties and responsibilities of individual senators, and shall be put into effect in Fall, 2012.

 

In addition, each Senator, during each academic year, shall be considered to be (for that academic year) an ex-officio non-voting interested party of one of the standing Policy committees.  As such, a Senator will receive the notices/minutes/agenda of that committee during the academic year of service on the Senate.  In the Spring prior to the following academic year, incoming Senators shall designate one standing Policy committee from the current (at the time) list of standing Policy committees.  Senators who have not designated a committee of interest by the second Senate meeting of a given academic year shall be randomly assigned a committee and informed within the first two meetings of the new academic year.  Similarly, Senators, upon joining the Senate at any point thereafter, shall be given a choice of committee followed by an assignment provided in case no choice is made.

 

Rationale:  This proposed amendment would implement recommendation #10 of the 2010-2011 Senate Select Committee stated in the Committee’s May 2, 2011 memorandum to the Faculty Senate (include a link here to the document, if there is one) to improve the “connection” between the Senate and its Policy committees.  In addition, it aims to mitigate the effect of potential deletion of the inoperable constitutional provision that requires that each standing committee of the Faculty Senate have at least two Senate representatives as regular members.

 

FS 11/12-85/SEL        BY-LAW AMENDMENT—ARTICLE II, SECTION B. 2 AND ARTICLE IV. SECTION A. 1 (MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE); DELETE REFERENCE TO SPECIFIC POLICY COMMITTEES, BUT RETAIN VOTING STATUS OF CHAIRS OF “CERTAIN” POLICY COMMITTEES ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

 

Amend Article II, Section B. 2. AND Article IV, Section A.1. of the By-Laws as shown below to delete reference to the names of specific Policy committees, but retain provision for Chairs of “certain” standing Policy Committees (as specified in their charge) to serve as voting members of the Executive committee.   Both amendments shall take effect in Fall 2012.

 

Article II. B.2 Members of the Executive Committee

In addition to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate, who shall be voting members, and the Chairs of certain standing Policy committees as specified in the standing Policy Committee’s charge the Academic Policies Committee, the Curriculum Policies Committee, the Faculty Policies Committee, the General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee and the Graduate Studies Policies Committee, who shall be ex-officio voting members, additional at-large voting members of the Executive Committee shall be elected annually by and from the electing unit representatives to maintain the Executive Committee membership at eleven (11). The at-large elected members of the Executive Committee shall serve for a term of one year, beginning at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which they are elected to the Executive Committee and ending at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. At-large Executive Committee members shall be eligible for re-election so long as they remain electing unit representatives.

Article IV. A.1. Membership

The eleven (11) voting members of the Executive Committee shall be the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, the Chairs of certain Policy committees, as specified in the  committee’s charge,  the Academic Policies Committee, the Curriculum Policies Committee, the Faculty Policies Committee, the General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee and the Graduate Studies Policies Committee and the four (4) and additional at-large members of the Executive Committee elected by and from the voting members of the Faculty Senate to maintain the voting membership at eleven (11).

Rationale:  These amendments give effect to Recommendation #2 of the 2010-2011 Senate Select Committee stated in the Committee’s May 2, 2011 memorandum to the Faculty Senate to retain certain Policy committee chairs as voting members of the Executive Committee.  By deletion of any reference to specific committee names in the By-Laws, the Senate will acquire greater flexibility (and perhaps efficiency) in making changes to the number and organization of its Policy Committees (since changes of this type would not require By-Law changes to accommodate them.) 

 

Adoption of this amendment has no bearing on the Senate’s ability to accept, modify, or reject proposed changes to the number of Policy committees specified in recommendations #3-9 of the Select Committee Report.  However, although the Constitution and/or By-Laws require that the charges of the Policy committees specify whether the Chair of the Committee serves as a member of the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee, these changes currently do not.  Therefore, if the Senate approves the above motions, it will be necessary to also approve a motion of the type proposed in Motion III, below, to identify the Committee Chairs who are specified to serve. (See Motion III and its accompanying rationale.)

 

FS 11/12-86/SEL        BY-LAW AMENDMENT – EDITORIAL CHANGES

 

The Faculty Senate makes the following editorial changes to the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate.

 

1.       Amend Article II. Section C. 1, as follows:

 

A parliamentarian shall be selected nominated by the Executive Committee and approved by the Faculty Senate at the first meeting of the Faculty Senate during the Fall semester of each academic year.

 

2.      Change the name of committees whose chairs  serve as ex-officio members  of the Senate “Standing” committees” to “standing Policy” or “Policy” committees

 

3.      Amend Article II. G., paragraph 4, as follows: (note: this is not a change in current policy, but a correction of a clerical error in the published By-Laws).

If the office of Chair of a standing Policy Committee with membership on the Executive Committee becomes vacant the Vice Chair shall preside over the routine business of the  Policy Committee until the Faculty Senate shall elect a successor as provided in Article II, Sections D.3 4and E.3 5 of these Bylaws. The Vice Chair, acting under this provision, shall not serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Executive Committee.

FS 11/12-87/SEL        STANDING RULES-2012-2013 POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIR MEMBERSHIP ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

 

To adopt the following: For the 2012-13 Academic Year, the Chairs of the following Policy Committees shall serve as ex-officio voting members of Faculty Senate Executive Committee: Academic Policies Committee, Curriculum Policies Committee, Faculty Policies Committee, General Education and Graduation Requirements Policy Committee, and Graduate Studies Policy Committee. Furthermore,  for the 2012-2013 Academic Year, the Chairs of the Policy Committees named above shall be ex-officio members of the Faculty Senate, with voting status to depend on the disposition of FS 11/12-81/SEL, a proposed referendum to change the voting status of these Chairs on the Senate from voting to non-voting, unless such chairs are serving concurrently on the Senate as representatives of electing units

 

Rationale:  Although the Constitution and/or By-Laws require that the charges of the Policy committees specify whether the Chair of the Committee serves as a member of the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee, those charges do not so specify at present.  The only place this is currently specified is in the By-Laws.  Although the Select Committee will be presenting a set of motions to revise the Policy Committee structure in accordance with recommendations #3-9 of the prior select committee report, and has included in the proposed charges specification of the Chair’s membership on the Executive Committee and the Senate, these revisions are recommended for implementation in 2013-2014.  Therefore, regardless of the Senate’s actions on proposed revisions of the Committee structure, and this Select Committee’s recommendation to delete the names of the Committees from the By-Laws (FS 11/12-85/SEL), it is necessary to specify which Committee Chairs shall serve as members of the Executive Committee and Senate in 2012-2013.  If the proposed revisions to the Committee structure are rejected by the Senate, then the charges of the current Policy Committees will need to be revised in accordance with the constitution and by-laws to specify that they shall be members of the Senate and its Executive Committee.

 

These amendments give effect to Recommendation #2 of the 2010-2011 Senate Select Committee stated in the Committee’s May 2, 2011 memorandum to the Faculty Senate to retain certain Policy committee chairs as voting members of the Executive Committee.  By deletion of any reference to specific committee names in the By-Laws, the Senate is will acquire greater flexibility (and perhaps efficiency) in making changes to the number and organization of its Policy committees (since changes of this type would not require By-Law changes to accommodate them.) 

 

Adoption of this amendment has no bearing on the Senate’s ability to accept, modify, or reject proposed changes to the number of Policy committees specified in recommendations #3-9 of the Select Committee Report.  However, although the Constitution and/or By-Laws require that the charges of the Policy committees specify whether the Chair of the Committee serves as a member of the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee, those charges currently do not.  Therefore, if the Senate approves the above motions, it will be necessary to also approve a motion of the type proposed in Motion III to identify the Committee Chairs who are to serve. (See Motion III and its accompanying rationale).

 

FS 11/12-97/EX          SEARCH COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

                                    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Engagement and Success

 

The Faculty Senate endorses the following pool from which two faculty members may be selected to serve on the above search committee.

§  Deidre Sessoms, Teacher Education, ED

§  Jennifer Lundmark, Biological Sciences, NSM

§  Greg Shaw, Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, HHS

§  Kristin Van Gaasbeck, Economics, SSIS

§  Dave Evans, Geology, NSM

§  Edward Shea, Mathematics and Statistics, NSM

§  Sherrie Carinci, Teacher Education, ED

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-98/EX          COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

                                    Institutional Scholarship Committee

                                    Juliana Raskauskas, 2014

 

            Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-99/FLR        RESOLUTION ON SUG FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Resolved that the California State University, Sacramento Faculty Senate expresses its strong objection to the CSU Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to any proposed discontinuation or suspension of the award of State University Grants to graduate students.

 

                                    And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be conveyed to the Chancellor, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Chair of the Academic Senate of the CSU, and all campus Senate Chairs.

 

            Carried.

 

FS 11/12-93/EX          POLICY ON PROGRAM IMPACTION, RECOMMENDATION TO MAKE PERMANENT

 

The Faculty Senate recommends the adoption of a permanent policy, as attached, to begin with the AY 2012-2013.

Attachment A

 

            Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-95

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Deletions:

A.    Music: MM – Concentration in Music History and Literature Attachment  G

B.     BA: Music Management Concentration  Attachment H

C.     Mm: Music Education Concentration   Attachment I

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-96/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following Program Proposal:

A.    Biological Sciences – Undergraduate Program: Pre-major   Attachment J

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-90/Flr           CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY, RECOMMENDATION TO REVIEW (Renamed following approval of substitute motion.)

 

In response to concerns and recommendations brought forth from The Public Health Club, the Faculty Senate requests that the President establish a task force to include representatives from appropriate offices and campus groups to review the campus smoking policy with the aim of recommending, within a time certain to respond, revisions to the policy or its implementation as necessary and feasible to:

1.   Improve clarity of the policy (e.g., defining what constitutes a “major walkway” where smoking is currently prohibited)

2.   Facilitate compliance with the policy (e.g., increased use of signage designating smoking and non-smoking areas and other means shown to be effective in improving compliance.)

3.   Improve enforcement of the policy (e.g., authorizing citations)

4.   Further reduce exposure to second hand smoke (e.g., extending the zone from building entrances where smoking is not permitted, specific designation of smoking areas).

5.   Provide assistance to members of the campus community to aid with smoking cessation (e.g., implementation of a cessation assistance program for employees similar to programs currently available to students.)

 

            Carried.

 

 

FS 11/12-115/Flr.        SCIPP – ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AUXLIARY WORK GROUP

 

The Faculty Senate endorses the SCIPP plan to identify three faculty members to read and provide summaries of the outcomes document subject to confirmation of the names of the three members by the Senate.

 

Carried.

 

FS 11/12-110/EX   ACADEMIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC GOALS, ADOPTION OF

 

IV.    Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment of the progress towards meeting the goals defined in each of the above areas will provide the evidence needed to focus efforts on improvement. By identifying where improvements are needed, priorities can be set to guide efforts toward this improvement. As noted in section III.B.b, the Academic Information Technology Committee will establish a strategic plan which will include the evaluation process to be used in an on-going basis to measure progress in each area of the plan.

 

The strategic plan (referred to in Section III.B.a) will establish the process for assessing the goals defined in Sections I and II.  The plan will define the process whereby assessments will be used to provide the evidence needed to focus efforts on improvement.  Benchmarks will be defined in order to understand the magnitude of the need.  Using these benchmarks, the evaluation of these assessments will provide the basis for the Academic Information Technology Committee to establish priorities and to recommend to the President actions to guide efforts toward improvement. These recommendations and their rationale will be brought to the Senate for their approval.    

 

      Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-111/EX         ACADEMIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN, REFERRAL TO AITC TO DEVELOP

 

The Faculty Senate charges the Senate’s Academic Information Technology Committee (AITC) to develop and bring to the Senate a recommended strategic planning process that will provide for:

 

a)      The ongoing assessment of the goals specified in Sections I, II and III of the “Academic Information Technology Goals” document,

 

b)      The modification of these goals, as needed, to reflect changes in technology and pedagogy, and

 

c)      Recommendations, as appropriate, towards achieving these goals. The establishment of benchmarks to provide the basis for the Academic Information Technology Committee to recommend to the Senate priorities and actions to guide efforts toward improvement.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-112/

GSPC/EX                   POLICY ON GRADUATE LEARNING GOALS/OBJECTIVES, ESTABLISHMENT OF

 

Background

 

Recently, the College of Engineering and Computer Science underwent a review of its graduate programs.  The first recommendation to the Faculty Senate by the program review team said, in part, that the Senate should “[c]larify and/or develop University graduate learning outcomes, and graduate assessment policies and procedures.  This recommendation was referred to the Graduate Studies Policies Committee (GSPC) on December 29, 2011.  A couple of years prior, GSPC had developed Graduate Learning Goals (GLGs) to be considered for adoption by the Faculty Senate, as a companion policy to the Baccalaureate Learning Goals adopted by the Senate, but the Executive Committee declined to forward them to the Senate for its consideration.

 

Purpose

 

Just as the Baccalaureate Learning Goals were adopted to guide and support undergraduate programs, Graduate Learning Goals can offer similar guidance and support.  In particular, GLGs can assist in program review, in the Instructional Program Priority (IPP) process, and in program improvement as units consider various means of better meeting student needs.

 

Rationale

 

When learning objectives have been discussed in relation to graduate programs in the past, the varied nature of the programs has been cited as a problem in writing common objectives across disciplines.  For example, a Master of Arts in Literature may not share many common objectives with a clinical Master of Science in a health related field.  With doctoral programs added into the mix, the variety is only greater.  However, it seems reasonable to suggest that each graduate program could define its own set of learning objectives, specific to the level of study and to the discipline, which are clearly more advanced in content than those defined for related undergraduate work.  For some programs, these might already be defined, at least in part, by external accrediting agencies.  Such defined objectives could also form the basis for assessment plans within graduate programs and offer foci for future academic program review teams.

 

Proposed Policy

 

The Faculty Senate recommends that departments/interdisciplinary groups with graduate programs in their purview be required to establish Graduate Learning Goals/Objectives, and assessment components associated with them, to be submitted to Academic Affairs within one full academic year of approval of this policy.  The Faculty Senate further recommends that in developing graduate learning goals/objectives, faculty may consult resources such as the information submitted in the Instructional Program Priorities (IPP) process, the Graduate Learning Goals recommended by the Graduate Studies Policies Committee (see attachment), and/or the Lumina Foundation Degree Qualifications Profile in framing their learning goals/objectives and assessment components.  (http://www.luminafoundation.org/publications/The_Degree_Qualifications_Profile.pdf)  

                                    Attachment B

 

            Carried

 

FS 11/12-114a/Flr       PROGRAM PROPOSAL – MA IN HUMANITIES

With regard to the Program Change Proposal from the Department of Humanities shown in Attachments C and C-1, the Faculty Senate:

(1) recommends against approval of the proposed new MA in Humanities at this time;

(2) recommends that the Department of Humanities be invited to resubmit for Senate review a full proposal for a new MA in Humanities, which includes documentation required under "Procedures for Requesting Projection of New Degree Programs on the CSUS Academic Master Plan -- Regular, Fast Track and Pilot Programs" section of the shown in the "Policy for New Degree Programs" (http://www.csus.edu/umanual/AcadAff/FSP00010.htm); and

(3) recommends that the MA in Liberal Arts be retained in its current form until such time as  a PCP for its discontinuation is submitted, reviewed and approved.

            Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-114/

CPC/EC                      PROGRAM PROPOSAL – MA IN HUMANITIES

 

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal:

 

Arts and Letters

A.    MA in Humanities. Attachment C and Attachment C-1

 

Carried unanimously.

 


FS11/12-116/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSALS

                                                           

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

 

                                    Arts and Letters

A.    Minor in Russian Program   Attachment A

B.     Undergraduate Minor in Chinese   Attachment B

C.     Undergraduate Portuguese Minor   Attachment C

D.    Undergraduate Minor in Latin   Attachment D

E.     BA in Photography   Attachment P

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-117/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

 

                                    Engineering and Computer Science

A.    BS in Civil Engineering   Attachment E

B.     BS Electrical and Electronic Engineering   Attachment Q

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-118/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

                                   

                                    Health and Human Services

A.    BS in Health Science   Attachment F

B.     Minor in Occupational Health and Safety   Attachment G

C.     Kinesiology: Pre-Therapy   Attachment H

D.    Kinesiology: Teaching Option   Attachment I

E.     Major in Health Science   Attachment J

F.      Minor in Health Science   Attachment K

G.    Minor in Social Work   Attachment L

 

Carried unanimously.

 


FS 11/12-119/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal:

 

                                    Arts and Letters

A.    English Department MA Composition Emphasis   Attachment M

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-123/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                    The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal:

 

                                    Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

A.    BS Women’s Studies   Attachment O

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-120/

CPC/EX                      PROGRAM REVIEW

                                   

The Faculty Senate recommends that all of the degree programs

within the Department of Government be approved for six years

or until the next scheduled program review.  Attachment N

 

 

            Carried unanimously.

 


FS 11/12-124/EX        RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY TASK FORCE

 

The Faculty Senate endorses the appointment of faculty members to the

Smoking Policy Task Force contingent upon one being selected

from Group A and one being selected from Group B:

 

GROUP A

§  Kristen Alexander, Child Development

§  Heather Diaz, Kinesiology & Health Science

§  Irene Bersola-Nguyen, Child Development

§  Sue Taylor, Social Work

§  Patty Woodward, Kinesiology & Health Science

 

                                    GROUP B

§  Tom Matthews, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

§  Val Smith, Communication Studies

§  Chris Bellon, Philosophy

§  Ann Moylan, Family & Consumer Sciences

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-125/Flr.        ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AUXLIARY SCIPP WORK GROUP

 

The Faculty Senate endorses recruitment, by SCIPP, of the following faculty members to assist SCIPP in evaluation of the IPP learning outcomes/assessment criterion, prior to final program ranking by the full membership of SCIPP:

 

§  Ben Amata, Library

§  Milica Markovic, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

§  Chris Bellon, Philosophy

Carried.

FS 11-12-125 163/

APC/EX                                ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR FALL 2012

 

The Faculty Senate endorses the proposed enrollment management plan for Fall 2012

as described in Section 1 of Attachment X.

 

FS 11/12-126/

CPC/EX                                PROGRAM PROPOSALS

                                                                               

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

 

                                                Arts and Letters

A.      MA English, Composition Concentration  Attachment A

B.      MA English, Creative Writing Concentration  Attachment B

C.      MA English, Literature Concentration  Attachment C

 

Carried unanimously.

 

 

FS 11/12-127/

CPC/EX                                PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

                                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

 

                                Business Administration

A.      MBA, General Program Attachment K

B.      MBA, Finance Concentration Attachment L

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-128/

CPC/EX                                PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal:

                                               

                                Health and Human Services

A.      MS Physical Education (Teaching) Attachment J

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-135/EX                               COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT – UNIVERSITY

 

                                                Grade Appeals Procedural Appeals Board

                                                Susan Crawford, 2015

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-136/EX                               FACULTY SENATOR REPRESENTING TEMPORARY FACULTY, APPOINTMENT OF

 

Background: Article I, Section B.5. of the Faculty Senate By-laws “Vacancy in the office of representative” specifies the following: “If a vacancy occurs in the office of representative of the temporary faculty, the Faculty Senate shall appoint one of the alternates to serve for the remainder of the term. In the absence of an alternate, the Faculty Senate may appoint from among the temporary faculty a successor who shall serve for the remainder of the term. The Senate shall confine its choice of a successor to a member of the temporary faculty who holds an appointment from the University to no fewer than six (6) WTU’s during the semester of appointment.” There is a vacancy.                                 

 

The Faculty Senate appoints Ted Scott-Femenella as a Faculty Senator representing

Temporary Faculty to complete a term ending in Spring 2014.

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-130/Flr                                2012 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

 

Committee Meeting Schedule:

#1:  Tuesday, May 1, 3:00-3:20 p.m., SAC 275

#2:  Tuesday, May 8, 3:00-3:20 p.m., SAC 275

 

Executive Committee Members:

Anthony Sheppard, Chair

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (HHS)

Janet Hecsh, Vice Chair

Teacher Education (EDU)

Kristin Van Gaasbeck, APC Chair

Economics (SSIS)

Jana Noel, FPC Chair

Teacher Education (EDU)

Dan Melzer, CPC Chair

English (A&L)

Reza Peigahi, GE/GRPC Chair

Library

Christine Miller, GSPC Chair

Communication Studies (A&L)

Dale Russell, At-large Member

Social Work (HHS)

Ray Koegel, At-large Member

Communication Studies (A&L)

Bob Buckley, At-large Member

Computer Science (ECS)

Lisa Hammersley, At-large Member

Geology (NSM)

 

Senior Student Services Senator: Tom Carroll

 

Senior Library Senator: Mary Reddick

 

                                                The following Senators were elected to represent the seven colleges.

 

College Senators:

Chris Bellon, Philosophy (A&L)

Jim Wanket, Geography (NSM)

Mary Kirlin, Public Policy Administration (SSIS)

Boniface Michael, Management (CBA)

Melina Bersamin, Child Development (EDU)

Ben Fell, Civil Engineering (ECS)

Sue Escobar, Criminal Justice (HHS)

 

FS 11-12/133/

CPC/EX                PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposals:

 

                Business Administration

A.      MBA, Human Resource Management Concentration Attachment S

B.      MBA, Management Computer Applications Concentration Attachment T

C.      MBA, Marketing Concentration Attachment U

D.      MBA, Urban Land Development Concentration Attachment V

 

            Carried unanimously (First reading waived.)

 

FS 11-12/134/

CPC/EX                PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal:

 

                Health and Human Services

A.    MS Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track and Nursing Administration Role Attachment W

 

Carried (First Reading waived.)

 

FS 11/12-121

/EX                        FACULTY SENATE COMMENDATION FOR PRESIDENT ALEXANDER GONZALEZ

 

WHEREAS:      In 2007 the Faculty Senate of California State University, Sacramento sent to a referendum of the faculty a Resolution of No Confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez (FS07-22/Ex.), driven by deep faculty concern over a range of issues, including the degree of transparency in the university budget process, and a perceived disregard for aspects of the shared governance process; and

 

WHEREAS:      The referendum resolution also called for the development of a list of specific actions President Gonzalez needed to take in order to restore confidence in his leadership; and

 

WHEREAS:      After passage of the referendum an ad hoc committee was established for the purpose of addressing faculty concerns and specifying ways to ameliorate them (FS08-45/Ex.); and

 

WHEREAS:      With the assistance of the Center for Collaborative Policy, President Gonzalez and the faculty have since worked collaboratively to achieve shared goals, resulting in, among other things:

·   the establishment of the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC), which consists of broad representation from the University community;

·   the development of a 2009 Statement on Shared Governance and Consultation at California State University, Sacramento (FS09-38/Ex.);

·   the declaration of university-wide convocation events that have addressed issues of significance to the entire campus community and fostered campus unity;

·   the initiation of open, university-wide dialogues on the current state of the University and a vision for its future; and

 

WHEREAS:      As a result of these and other actions, there have been significant improvements in campus climate in the areas of budget transparency and shared governance during the past five years; be it therefore

 

RESOLVED:    That while this action is not intended to invalidate the 2007 referendum vote of the faculty, and does not seek a referendum to this effect, the Faculty Senate commends and thanks President Gonzalez for his demonstrated commitment to shared governance and budget transparency, and shares his commitment to access and academic quality as the University addresses the major challenges it faces now and in the future.

 

THE FACULTY SENATE DIRECTS that copies of this resolution be distributed to President Alexander Gonzalez, Chancellor Charles B. Reed, the CSU Board of Trustees, campus presidents, the chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University, and campus senate chairs.

 

Carried (by paper ballot) (First Reading waived.)

 

FS 11/12/-139/FPC/EX                    FACULTY CONSULTATION ON THE SELECTION OF ASSOCIATE

OR ASSISTANT COLLEGE DEANS POLICY, REVISION TO

                                                               

The Faculty Senate endorses revisions to the Faculty Consultation on the

Selection of Associate or Assistant College Deans policy as indicated in Attachment B

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-50/GSPC/EX                     SECOND BACHELOR’S ACADEMIC ACTION CATEGORIES POLICY,

ESTABLISHMENT OF

                                                               

The Faculty Senate recommends the establishment of the Second Bachelor’s Academic

Action Categories Policy as indicated in Attachment C.

 

Background information is provided in Attachment C-1.

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-53/GSPC/EX                     ACADEMIC RENEWAL FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

The Faculty Senate recommends the establishment of the Second Bachelor’s Academic

Action Categories Policy as indicated in Attachment D

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-142/CPC/EX                     PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal.

 

                                                Arts and Letters

                                                                Digital Media Minor Proposal Attachment B

1.       Background information can be found at Attachment B-1

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-145/CPC/EX                     PROGRAM PROPOSAL

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program proposal.

 

                                                                Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

                                                                Undergraduate Psychology Major   Attachment T

               

Carried unanimously.

 

 

FS 11/12-150/EX                                               UNIVERSITY ARTP POLICY, AMENDMENT OF

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate recommends amendment of the University ARTP policy by adding

                                                                the following sentence to the end of Section 5.05.E.1.c.1:

                                                                In those cases where a group of faculty is not organized by department the faculty shall

                                                                elect annually one of their number to perform the part of the department chair under

                                                                this section.

 

Background information can be found at Attachment V.

               

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-146/CC                                COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

                                                                Academic Policies Committee

                                                                Kristin Van Gaasbeck, 2015

                                                                Todd Migliaccio, 2015

                                                                Sue Escobar, 2015

                                                                Juliana Raskauskas, 2015

 

                                                                Curriculum Policies Committee

                                                                Kath Pinch, 2015

                                                                Stephanie Biagetti, 2015

 

Committee on Diversity and Equity

Jude Antonyappan, 2015

Elvia Ramirez, 2015

Tyra-Ping Shao, 2015

 

Elections Committee

Clare Lewis

 

Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship Committee

Ann Moylan, 2015

 

Faculty Policies Committee

Maggie Beddow, 2015

Wendy Buchan, 2015

Ta-Chen Wang, 2015

 

General Education/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee

Chris Taylor, 2015

Dana Kivel, 2015

Sue Holl, 2015

Lisa Harrison, 2015

Thomas Krabacher, 2014

 

Graduate Studies Policies Committee

Christine Miller, 2015

Tracy Hamilton, 2015

Mary Reddick, 2015

 

Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture Committee

George Paganelis, 2015

Tom Krabacher, 2015

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

 

FS 11/12-151/Flr                                FACULTY SENATE COMMENDATION FOR JOSEPH F. SHELEY

 

WHEREAS:            In 1996, Dr. Joseph F. Sheley returned to his alma mater, California State University, Sacramento, after a distinguished career as a Sociology professor at Tulane University; and

 

WHEREAS:            During his tenure at Tulane, Dr. Sheley developed a healthy respect for the role of faculty senates in shared governance, including service as faculty head of its University Senate; and

 

WHEREAS:            After arriving at CSUS and serving with distinction as Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr. Sheley rose to the lofty position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and

 

WHEREAS:            In that position, Dr. Sheley routinely demonstrated grace under pressure, while modeling the shared governance virtues of transparency and consultation; and

 

WHEREAS:            In his capacity as Provost Dr. Sheley also exhibited a singular clarity of purpose, steadfastly placing students at the forefront of any decision matrix; and

 

WHEREAS:            Dr. Sheley’s leadership positions have showcased his deep and abiding commitment to public higher education, inspiring faculty, students and staff to work collaboratively toward the betterment of educational quality and student access; therefore be it

 

RESOLVED:          That the California State University, Sacramento Faculty Senate extends its profound appreciation to Dr. Joseph F. Sheley

for his tireless efforts to improve academic programs and student success at this institution; and be it further

 

RESOLVED:        That the Faculty Senate offers its heartfelt best wishes to Dr. Sheley

as he assumes his new post at the helm of CSU Stanislaus;

and be it further

 

RESOLVED:        That the Faculty Senate encourages Dr. Sheley to return to CSUS

at any time, most especially if he wishes to sit through yet

another Senate meeting.

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-147/CPC/EX                     CREDIT HOUR DEFINITION POLICY, ESTABLISHMENT OF

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate recommends establishment of an interim policy defining credit hours

(to expire at the end of the 2012-2013 AY) as appears in Attachment S.

 

                                                                Background information can be found in Attachment S-1.

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-144A/EX                            MOTION TO POSTPONE FS 11/12-144A/EX UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING

OF FALL SEMESTER 2012 OF THE FACULTY SENATE.

 

The Faculty Senate postpones FS 11/12-144/EX Bylaws Revision – clarifying

the Eligibility of a Senator Who has Already Served Five Years at the Time of

Re-election, until the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of Fall semester 2012.

 

                Carried

 

FS 11/12-144/EX                               BYLAWS REVISION – CLARIFYING THE ELIGIBILITY OF A SENATOR

WHO HAS ALREADY SERVED FIVE YEARS AT THE TIME

OF RE-ELECTION

 

One of the following two choices to be selected by the Senate for insertion after

Article I, Section 6 of the Faculty Constitution:

 

A.      A representative who has served for no fewer than five consecutive years shall be deemed to have served for six consecutive years for the purpose of determining his or her continuing eligibility for immediate re-election to the office of representative.

 

B.      A representative who has served for no fewer than five consecutive years shall remain eligible to be re-elected to the office of representative and to serve in that office until he or she has served continuously for as many as but no more than six consecutive years.

FS 11/12-148A/EX                            MOTION TO POSTPONE FS 11/12-148A/EX UNTIL THE FIRST

MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER 2012 OF THE FACULTY SENATE.

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate postpones FS 11/12-148/EX Bylaws Revision – Timing of

Election of Temporary Faculty Senators, until the Faculty Senate’s first meeting

of Fall semester 2012.

 

                Carried.

 

FS 11/12-148/EX                               BYLAW REVISION – TIMING OF ELECTION OF TEMPORARY FACULTY SENATORS

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate amends it’s bylaws in Section I-B-2 as follows:

Elections to the office of representative (or alternate) except in the case of the temporary faculty representatives and alternates, shall be conducted and results reported to the Senate Office in the Spring semester prior to the date of the organizational meeting of the new Senate to serve for the following college year. Each electing unit shall be responsible for its own elections.

The Senate Election Committee shall be responsible for the conduct of the temporary faculty elections.

Election of  the representatives (or alternates) representing the temporary faculty shall be held in the Fall semester preceding the college year in which the representatives will serve in order to ensure their availability to vote in Senate elections in the spring.

Elections shall be by secret ballot, and all ballots shall be distributed and collected on campus.

 

FS 11/12-104/SEL:    STANDING RULES: CREATES THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICY COMMITTEE TO REPLACE THE EXISTING CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE, GRADUATE STUDIES POLICIES COMMITTEE, AND GE/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS POLICIES COMMITTEE; RENAMES THE SUBCOMMITTEE FOR CURRICULUM AS THE COURSE AND PROGRAM PROPOSAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE; AND CREATES A GRADUATE PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE; ALL TO BE EFFECTIVE IN AY 2013-2014.

 

Amends/rescinds FS 09-11B and AS 94-98A (CPC), FS 08-54, FS 08-65 and FS 09-10 (GSPC), FS 09-11D and AS 94-98A (GE/GRPC) and AS 06-87 (Subcommittee for Curriculum). 

 

The Faculty Senate creates the Academic Affairs Policy Committee (AAPC), as described below, to replace, in 2013-2014, the existing Curriculum Policies Committee (CPC), Graduate Studies Policies Committee (GSPC) and GE/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee (GE/GRPC); renames the Subcommittee for Curriculum as the Course and Program Proposal Review Committee; and creates a Graduate Programs Subcommittee with a reporting relationship to the AAPC established herein.  The Faculty Senate shall appoint the membership of the new committee in Spring 2013 for the purpose of electing a committee chair who shall take office as a member of the Executive Committee at noon on the last day of the Spring 2013 semester, and to ensure that the committee is in place to conduct regular business at the beginning of AY 2013-2014.

 

 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS POLICY COMMITTEE[1]

 

Charge:  The Academic Affairs Policy Committee, a standing Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate, acts as a consultative and deliberative body of the Faculty Senate.  The Committee is responsible for the development, review and revision of policy and other matters pertaining to the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate curricula.  Accordingly, the Committee has oversight with respect to policies governing the development, review, and sustainability of the curriculum at Sacramento State, course and program approval process—including Major, Minor, Certificate, Credential, General Education and Graduation Requirements—and the assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs, and other matters as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. The Committee shall supervise generally the work of its subcommittees and may refer, remove or receive from them matters that require reconsideration of policies pertaining to Academic Affairs.

Membership: Voting members shall include: 11 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate to a three year term, including one faculty member from the Library or Student Services Professionals-Academically Related units, and ten College-based faculty members.  More than one member may be from a single college but no two members may be from the same department/unit.  Every effort shall be made to encourage membership from each college. 

Non-voting members shall include:

-          one staff member appointed by the University Staff Assembly to a two year term;

-          one undergraduate student appointed by ASI to a one year term;

-          one graduate student appointed by ASI to a one year term;

-          ex-officio members of the administration as determined by the Executive Committee and the President, and which shall normally include: the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Graduate Studies (or comparable offices), and may include others as deemed necessary to the work of the Committee;

-          Faculty Senate Chair

 

Officers:

 

Election and Role of Chair

 

A)      The Chair shall be elected annually by the Faculty Senate as described in the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. The Committee Chair shall be included among the 11 voting members of the Committee.

B)      The term of office of the Academic Affairs Policy Committee Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which s/he is elected the Academic Affairs Policy Committee Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. 

C)      A faculty member may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms of one year each as the Chair of the Academic Affairs Policy Committee. After an interval of a year following the end of the third consecutive term, the faculty member shall become eligible again for election to the Chair of the Academic Affairs Policy Committee.

D)      The Academic Affairs Policy Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Faculty Senate, unless concurrently serving as the elected representative of his or her department/unit.

E)      The Academic Affairs Policy Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Executive Committee.

 

Election and Role of Vice Chair(s)

 

At its first meeting of the academic year, the Academic Affairs Policy Committee shall elect from among its voting members a Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs and a Vice-Chair for Graduate Affairs.  The Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs shall serve as acting chair in the absence of the Chair.  Each Vice Chair shall serve as Committee liaison to Subcommittees as specified below.

 

Committees/Subcommittees that report to the Academic Affairs Policy Committee: 

 

 

Liaisons to Subcommittees:

 

The Committee shall appoint one of its voting members to serve as liaison between itself and each of the following subcommittees:

 

The Undergraduate Vice-Chair shall serve as liaison to:

 

 

The Graduate Vice-Chair shall serve as liaison to:

 

Operations: 

 

A)      The Committee shall work in close coordination with other Faculty Senate Policy Committees and other Senate and University committees/subcommittees in the performance of its duties.

B)      Issues considered by the Academic Affairs Policy may be referred as well by the Executive Committee to any of the other committees of the Faculty Senate.  The Committee may similarly refer issues to other Senate committees through the Executive Committee.

C)      The Academic Affairs Policy Committee shall meet at least once a month at a designated time and place.

D)      A quorum of the Committee shall require the presence of at least six voting members.  The Committee shall not act in the absence of a quorum.

E)      Committee meetings shall be open to the university community.

F)       The meeting agenda and supporting documentation shall be distributed to Committee members at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

G)      Committee agendas and minutes of the meeting shall be published on the Faculty Senate homepage in a timely manner.

 

Motion failed.

 

 

FS 11/12-100/SEL:    STANDING RULES:  MEMBERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL APPOINTED STANDING POLICY COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY SENATE whose chairs are designated members of the executive committee

 

The Faculty Senate adopts the following general guidelines to govern the membership and operating procedures for all appointed standing Policy Committees whose chairs are designated members of the Executive Committee. Upon adoption, these guidelines shall be applied to any existing or newly established appointed standing Policy committee whose chairs are designated members of the Executive Committee.

 

Membership & Operating Procedures of Appointed Standing Policy Committees of the Faculty Senate Whose Chairs are Designated Members of the Executive Committee[4]

 

 (These guidelines pertain to all standing Policy Committees with variations as noted in individual charges)

 

Membership

 

Voting members shall include: 11 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate to a three year term, including one faculty member from the Library or Student Services Professionals-Academically Related units; and ten College-based faculty members.  More than one member may be from a single college but no two members may be from the same department/unit.  Every effort shall be made to encourage membership from each college. 

 

Non-voting members shall include: one staff member appointed by the University Staff Assembly to a two year term; at least one, but no more than two, students appointed by ASI to a one year term; ex-officio members of the administration as specified in each Policy Committee charge; and the Faculty Senate Chair.

 

Election and Role of Policy Committee Chairs

 

A)      The Chair of each Policy Committee shall be elected annually by the Faculty Senate as described in the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate.  The Committee Chair shall be included in the count of the 11 voting members.

B)      The term of office of a Policy Committee Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which s/he is elected Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year. 

C)      A faculty member may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms of one year each as the Chair of the same Policy Committee. After an interval of one year following the end of the third consecutive term, the faculty member shall become eligible for election to the Chair of this Policy Committee.

D)      Each Policy Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Faculty Senate, unless concurrently serving as the elected representative of his or her department/unit.

E)      Each Policy Committee Chair shall also serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.

 

Election and Role of Policy Committee Vice Chair(s)

 

A)      At its first meeting of the academic year, each Policy Committee shall elect, from among its voting membership, a Vice Chair and any other committee officers deemed appropriate.

B)      The Vice Chair of a Policy Committee shall preside over the routine business of a Policy Committee in the absence of the Committee Chair or, should the office of Policy Committee Chair become vacant, until the election of a new Committee Chair; the Policy Committee Vice Chair shall not serve as an ex-officio member of the Senate or its Executive Committee.

 

Operations 

 

A)      The Committee shall work in close coordination with other Faculty Senate Policy Committees and other Senate and University committees/subcommittees in the performance of its duties.

B)      Issues considered by the committee may be referred as well by the Executive Committee to any of the other committees of the Faculty Senate.  The committee may similarly refer issues to other Senate committees through the Executive Committee.

C)      The Committee shall meet at least once a month at a designated time and place.

D)      A quorum of the Committee shall require the presence of at least six voting members.  The Committee shall not act in the absence of a quorum.

E)      Committee meetings shall be open to the university community.

F)       The meeting agenda and supporting documentation shall be distributed to Committee members at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

G)     Committtee agendas shall normally be published and made accessable to the campus community at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  Minutes shall also be published and made accessable to the campus community in a timely manner.

 

Carried.

FS 11/12-149/APC/EX                     YEAR-END REPORT - ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate receives the attached end of the year-end report from of the

Academic Policy Committee and thanks and commends the committee and

its chair for their work.

 

                                                                2011-2012 Year-End Report   Attachment U

                                                                followed by

2010-2011 Year-End Report   Attachment U-1

               

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-153/CPC/EX                     PROGRAM REVIEW REPORT – PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate recommends that:

1.       The Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics be approved for six years or until the next program review.

2.       The Bachelor of Science degree in Physics be approved for six years or until the next program review.

3.       The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Science be approved for six years or until the next program review.

4.       The Singel Subject Teaching Credential in Physics be approved for six years or until the next program review.

Attachment AA

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-154/FPC/EX                      YEAR-END REPORT – FACULTY POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate receives the year-end report from the

Faculty Policies Committee and thanks and commends the committee and its

chair for their work.  Attachment BB

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-155/CPC/EX                     YEAR-END REPORT – CURRICULUM POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate receives the year-end report from the

Curriculum Policy Committee and thanks and commends the committee and its

chair for their work.  Attachment CC

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-156/GE-GRPC/EX          YEAR-END REPORT – GENERAL EDUCATION/GRADUATION

REQUIREMENTS POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate receives the year-end report from the

Curriculum Policy Committee and thanks and commends the committee and its

chair for their work.  Attachment DD

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-159/GSPC/EX                   YEAR END REPORT – GRADUATE STUDIES POLICIES COMMITTEE

 

                                                                The Faculty Senate receives the year-end report from the

Graduate Studies Policies Committee and thanks and commends the committee

and its chair for their work.  Attachment EE

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-157/CC                                COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – SENATE

 

                                                                Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture Committee

                                                                Julie Figueroa, 2015

 

                                                                Elections Committee

                                                                Tim Ford

 

                                                                Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship Committee

                                                                Julie Thomas, 2015

                                                                Patrick Cannon, 2015

 

                                                                Curriculum Policies Committee

                                                                Dian Baker, 2015

 

                                                                Graduate Studies Policies Committee

                                                                Kenneth Sprott, 2015

                                                                Genie Cowan, 2015

 

Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-160/EX                               COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – UNIVERSITY

 

                                                                Grade Appeal Panels Pool

The Faculty Senate recommends appointment of the following faculty members to

the Grade Appeal Panels Pool:

 

                                                                Jim Wanket

Edith LeFebvre

                                                                Elisabeth Liles

                                                                Susan Baker

                                                                Adam Rechs

                                                                Vahl Scott Gordon

                                                                James Miranda

                                                                Mark Rodriguez

                                                                John LaRocco

Carried unanimously.

FS 11/12-161/Flr.                               COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

University Budget Advisory Committee

                The Faculty Senate recommends appointment of one of the following faculty

members to the University Budget Advisory Committee.

                Mike McKeough

                Kristen Van Gaasbeck

 

Carried unanimously.

 

 

FS 11/12-131/APC/EX                     ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

 

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

academic calendars as they appear in the following attachments. 

 

Attachments M-1 and M-2

 

The Faculty Senate further recommends that the President solicits

feedback from the Associated Students, Inc., the University Staff Assembly,

and the Alumni Association specifically on the question of

holding commencement on Sundays.

 

                Carried unanimously.

 

 

FS 11/12-138/APC/EX                     GRADE APPEALS POLICY, REVISION TO

 

                                                The Faculty Senate recommends revisions to the Grade Appeals Policy as indicated in the following attachments. 

 

Attachment A: Student Grade Appeal Policy

Attachment A-1: Student Grade Appeal Form

Background information is provided in Attachment A-2

 

The Faculty Senate further recommends an interim addition to the grade appeals policy, for one academic year, by adding to Section VII.C.2.e, a second and subsequent paragraphs as follows:

Conceivably in an extraordinary case a formal grade appeal may be filed during a summer recess which, in the judgment of the Provost’s designee, requires consideration and decision by a grade appeal panel before the beginning of the subsequent Fall term.  In such an extraordinary case, the Provost’s designee may convene an existing panel to consider and decide it or form a panel under this Process from among the faculty members and students who have served on a panel during the previous academic year or who have been recommended previously by the Faculty Senate in the case of faculty members and the A.S.I. in the case of student members.

A panel convened under this section shall proceed by written submissions of the parties as provided elsewhere herein.  The panel shall afford to each party adequate time to prepare his or her written submissions, but the panel may reduce each part’s time for preparation to less than that prescribed in the case of grade appeals filed during the Fall and Spring terms in order to meet the necessities defining an extraordinary summer grade appeal.  A panel’s decision to reduce the amount of time to prepare an initial submission to the panel shall apply alike to both the student and the instructor.  The time allowed to the student to prepare a response or rebuttal to the instructor’s submission shall be limited to one-half of the period allowed by the panel for preparation of the parties’ initial written submissions.

The written decision of the panel shall conform to the requirements set forth in Section VII.C.6.e (1)-(3) of this document.

                Carried unanimously.

 

FS 11/12-138A/APC/EX/Flr           GRADE APPEALS POLICY, MOTION TO REFER SPECIFIC CONTENT OF FS 11/12-138/APC/EX T TO APC

 

                                                The Faculty Senate refers the Grade Appeals Policy to the Academic Policies Committee specifically with regards to the

interim policy recommendation in Section VII.C.2.e that defines summer grade appeals. APC is asked to provide

language for a possible subsequent revision that might: 

1.       Provide clarification of the types of cases that would be considered extraordinary (as in Section VII.C.2.e.).

2.       Include a provision to ensure due process for faculty members who are unavailable in the summer.

 

                Carried unanimously.

FS 11-12/132/FPC/APC/EX            FACULTY AND STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the following faculty and student policies:

 

§  Academic Freedom and Responsibility   Attachment N

§  Faculty Responsibilities and Professional Ethics   Attachment O

§  Faculty Responsibilities to Students in the Instructional Environment  Attachment P                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

§  Student Rights and Responsibilities  Attachment Q

                Carried.

FS 11-12/101/SEL:     STANDING RULES: AMENDS THE MEMBERSHIP AND CHARGE OF THE ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE;

REMOVES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR FROM THIS COMMITTEE; AND CREATES

A STUDENT RETENTION AND GRADUATION SUBCOMMITTEE; ALL TO BE EFFECTIVE IN  2012-2013.

 

Amends FS 09-11A/Ex and AS 94-98B.

 

The Faculty Senate amends the membership and charge of the Academic Policies Committee, removes responsibility for the academic calendar from this committee, and creates a Student Retention and Graduation Subcommittee (SRGS) with a reporting relationship to the SAPC. The Faculty Senate shall appoint the membership of the new SRGS subcommittee in Fall 2012 and the subcommittee shall commences its work as soon as possible thereafter. The Academic Policies Committee shall be a standing Policy Committee whose Chair shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Executive Committee and an ex-officio non-voting member of the Faculty Senate, unless concurrently serving as the elected representative his or her department/unit.

 

ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE

 

Charge: The Academic Policies Committee, a standing Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate, acts as a consultative and deliberative body of the Faculty Senate. The Committee is responsible for the development, review and revision of policies related to and affecting student progress to degree (both undergraduate and graduate) or to program completion.  Accordingly, the Committee has oversight with respect to a wide range of policies that govern the nexus between the Universitys Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Divisions. The Committees purview includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and making recommendations on policies pertaining to: admission standards, student academic standing (i.e., definitions of good standing, probation, continued Probation, disqualification, dismissal, reinstatement and readmission after dismissal); student honors and awards; satisfactory progress standards; definition of grading symbols; add, drop, and repeat policies; academic honesty, policies and procedures; academic program access for students with disabilities; student grade appeal policy and process; student grievance procedures; student rights and responsibilities; student academic advising policies; enrollment management policies (e.g., registration limitations); and academic support programs and programs/initiatives designed to improve student retention and graduation rates. The Committee shall supervise generally the work of its subcommittees and may refer, remove or receive from them matters that require reconsideration of policies pertaining to Student Affairs.

 

Membership:

 

Voting members shall include: 11 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate to a three year term, including one faculty member from the Library or Student Services Professionals- Academically Related units, and ten College-based faculty members.  More than one member may be from a single college but no two members may be from the same department/unit.  Every effort shall be made to encourage membership from each college.

 

 

Non-voting members shall include:

     one staff member appointed by the University Staff Assembly to a two year term;

     one undergraduate student appointed by ASI to a one year term;

     one graduate student appointed by ASI to a one year term;

     ex-officio members of the administration as determined by the Executive Committee and the President, and which shall normally include incumbents or designees of the following offices or their equivalents: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment and Student Support; Associate Vice President, Student Retention and Academic Success;  Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies; University Registrar; Director, Academic Advising Center and Career Center; and may include others as deemed necessary to the work of the Committee;

     Faculty Senate Chair.

 

Officers:

 

Election and Role of Chair

 

A)  The Chair shall be elected annually by the Faculty Senate as described in the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. The Committee Chair shall be included among the 11 voting members of the Committee.

B)  The term of office of the Academic Policies Committee Chair shall be one year. The term shall begin at noon on the last day of the spring semester in which s/he is elected

the Committee Chair and shall end at noon on the last day of the spring semester of the following year.

C)  A faculty member may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms of one year each as the

Chair of the Academic Policies Committee. After an interval of a year following the end of the third consecutive term, the faculty member shall become eligible again for election to the Chair of the Committee.

D)  The Academic Policies Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Faculty Senate, unless concurrently serving as the elected

representative his or her department/unit.

E)   The Academic Policies Committee Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Executive Committee.

 

Election and Role of Vice-Chair(s)

 

At its first meeting of the academic year, the Academic Policies  Committee shall elect, from among its membership, a Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair shall serve as acting chair in the absence of the Chair.

 

Committees/Subcommittees that report to the Academic Policies Committee:

          Academic Standards Subcommittee

          Readmission Subcommittee

          Student Retention and Graduation Subcommittee

          Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee

 

 

Liaisons to Subcommittees:

 

The Committee shall appoint one of its voting members to serve as liaison between itself and each of the committees/subcommittees identified above.

 

 

Operations:

 

A)  The Committee shall work in close coordination with other Faculty Senate Policy Committees and other Senate and University committees/subcommittees in the performance of its duties.

B)  Issues considered by the Academic Policies Committee may be referred as well by the Executive Committee to any of the other committees of the Faculty Senate. The

Committee may similarly refer issues to other Senate committees through the Executive Committee.

C)  The Committee shall meet at least once a month at a designated time and place.

D)  A quorum of the Committee shall require the presence of at least six voting members. The Committee shall not act in the absence of a quorum.

E)  Committee meetings shall be open to the university community.

F)  The meeting agenda and supporting documentation shall be distributed to Committee members at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

G)  Committee agendas shall normally be published and made accessable to the campus community