You will need to bring:
the October 28, 2004 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B
the November 18, 2004 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment C and Attachment C-1

2004 - 05 
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

AGENDA
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Foothill Suite, 3rd Floor University Union
3:00
- 5:00 p.m.
WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

FACULTY TRUSTEE KATHY KAISER (CSU, CHICO) - 3:00-3:30 - QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

REPORT: MARKETING IDENTITY COMMITTEE - BARBARA O'CONNOR - 3:50

MOMENT OF SILENCE

SOL SPECTOR
Emeritus Faculty, Social Work

OPEN FORUM

CONSENT ACTION

FS 04-74/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

Instructionally Related Activities Committee
Myung Park, At-large, 2005

FS 04-75/CPC/Ex. PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the program change proposals outlined in Attachment A.

FS 04-76/CPC/Ex. ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW - SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

Background: In September 2002, the Faculty Senate conditionally approved the Social Science Program for four years. The conditional approval stipulated that no later than October 15, 2004, the Social Science Program Coordinator, working with the Dean of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, present to the Program Review Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (currently, the Program Review Oversight Committee) a preliminary report. The report should contain the following:

  1. For those recommendations that have been addressed, details of progress, and
  2. For those recommendations that have not been addressed, plans for addressing these recommendations prior to the next program review.

The Subcommittee was to determine if satisfactory progress has been made and, if so, recommend approval until the next program review.

The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations (Attachment B) of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review of the Social Science Program and recommends the approval of the Social Science Program for an additional two years.

REGULAR AGENDA

FS 04-77/Flr. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 18, 2004

POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS' REPORTS

SECOND READING

FS 04-67/GE/GRPC, Ex. INFORMATION COMPETENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

[Replaces FS 97-19 "Computer Literacy/Information Competence]

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the following Information Competence Graduation Requirement:

INFORMATION COMPETENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

  1. Determine the extent of the information needed.

Students will be able to define and articulate the need for information;
identify a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information;
consider the costs and benefits of acquiring the needed information;
reevaluate the nature and extent of the information need.

  1. Access needed information effectively and efficiently.

Students will be able to select the most appropriate investigative methods or information retrieval systems for accessing the needed information;
construct and implement effectively-designed search strategies;
retrieve information online or in person using a variety of methods;
refine the search strategy if necessary;
extract, record, and manage the information and its sources.

  1. Evaluate information and its sources critically and use appropriately and effectively.

Students will be able to articulate and apply initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources;
compare new knowledge with prior knowledge to determine the value, contradictions, or other unique characteristics of the information;
determine whether the initial query should be revised.

  1. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Students will be able to use information to solve a problem, answer a question or for other purposes; determine the breadth and depth of research on a topic;
synthesize and integrate information from a variety of sources;
draw appropriate conclusions;
clearly communicate ideas to others in written, oral and visual forms.

  1. Understand the issues associated with legal and ethical access to and use of information.

Students will be able to understand many of the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology;
acknowledge the use of information sources in communicating the product or performance.

Adapted from:

Rubrics for Assessing Information Competence in the CSU, by Dr. Ilene Rockman. 10/02
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, ACRL. 2000
3/1/04 Approval recommended by the GE/GRPC

The Faculty Senate further recommends that the new policy be referred back to the GE/GRPC for development of an implementation strategy within the following parameters:

See the October 28, 2004 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B for background information.

FS 04-74/AITC, Ex. information technology in the classroom

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the recommendations regarding information technology in the classroom as outlined in Attachment C.

Background on the recommendations can be found at Attachment C-1.

INFORMATION

  1. Faculty Senate's home page:  www.csus.edu/acse, or, from the CSUS home page, click on Administration and Policy, then Administration, then Faculty Senate.
  2. Status on actions taken by the Senate:  http://www.csus.edu/acse/04-05_actions.htm   
  3. Faculty Senate meetings for Spring 2005:
     
    • February 3, 2005
    • February 17, 2005 (presentation of Merit Scholarship recipients 4:00-5:00 - Hinde Auditorium)
    • March 3, 2005
    • March 17, 2005
    • April 14, 2005
    • April 21, 2005
    • April 28, 2005
    • May 12, 2005

Happy Holidays!