California State University, Sacramento
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Redwood Room, University Union
Voting Members Present (+ indicates alternate):
|Present:||Altmann, Nursing; Amata, CPC Chair (Library); Anderegg, Student Services; Baird, Bilingual/Multicultural Education; Barrick, Learning Skills; +Bellon, Philosophy; Bikle, Criminal Justice; Bishop, Anthropology; Blumberg, Music; Bowie, Social Work; Brock, Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology; Buckley, APC Chair and ASCSU Senator (Computer Science); +Chambers, History; Corless, Business Administration; Cornwell, Geology; Dammel, Civil Engineering; Datwyler, Biological Sciences; Davis O'Hara, Child Development; Escamilla, Physical Therapy; Fitzgerald, Communication Studies; Flohr, Art; Gieger, English; Goff, Design; Gordon, Computer Science; Hamilton, Mathematics and Statistics; Heedley, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Holl, Mechanical Engineering; Huang, Teacher Education; Imamura, Kinesiology and Health Science; Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics; A. Jensen, Business Administration; C. Jensen, ASCSU Senator (Public Policy and Administration); Jones, Criminal Justice; Kornweibel, Emeritus Faculty (History); Krabacher, ASCSU Senator (Geography); Liu, Sociology; Lustig, Government; +Manahan, Environmental Studies; Matisons, Women's Studies; McCurley, Student Services; Melzer, English; Nylund, Social Work; Peigahi, Library; +Perez, Economics; Phillips, Temporary Faculty (English); Pinch, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Qin, Psychology; +Rechs, Biological Sciences; +Robinson, Foreign Languages; +Rodriguez, Teacher Education; Siegel, History; Siegler, FPC Chair (Economics); Sobredo, Ethnic Studies; Taylor, Physics and Astronomy; Theodorides, Kinesiology and Health Science; Wall, Nursing; Wie, Family and Consumer Sciences; Williams, Communication Studies|
|Absent:||Downs, Counselor Education; Jacobs, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Kirlin, Public Policy and Administration; Kuss, Library; Legorreta, Business Administration; O'Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology; Paradis, Chemistry; Sablynski, Business Administration; Sharp, Business Administration; vacant, Athletics; vacant, Humanities; vacant, Theatre and Dance|
The agenda was amended to add FS 06-142, "Allocations to Academic Programs Budget" as a first reading item.
|FS 06-140/Flr.||APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 2, 2006|
|FS 06-141/Flr.||APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 9, 2006|
|*FS 06-134/APC/Ex.||ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2008-09 AND 2009-10|
The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the proposed 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic calendars as shown at the October 26, 2006 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B (2008-2009) and at the October 26, 2006 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment B-1 (2009-2010).
Note: an amendment proposed by Senator Wall to move the Spring 2009 break from March 30-April 5 to April 6-April 12, 2009 was defeated (hand count: ayes=21; nayes=28; abstentions=1).
Note: The attachments are Excel spreadsheets - please refer to the tabs at the bottom of the screen to access the proposed summer, fall and spring calendars.
|FS 06-142A/Flr.||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 06-142|
The Faculty Senate waives the first reading of FS 06-142, Allocations to Academic Programs Budget.
|FS 06-142/Flr.||Allocations to Academic Programs Budget, resolution on|
The Faculty Senate of the California State University Sacramento strongly urges the following:
That the President reverse the decision to cut the 2006-07 academic program
budget by $1,642,000.
That the President provide
to the University community a full detailed, and complete accounting of
revenues and those expenditures (e.g. “administration and business affairs,
all university expenses, mandatory benefit costs,” etc.) over the past three
academic years (2003-04, 2004-06 and 2005-06) that have created this budget
deficit, including a response to those budget questions posed by Senate Chair
Fitzgerald in his letter of November 1, 2006.
That the President establish
a task force composed of representatives of the administration, faculty and
staff to review the University budgets for 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09,
including the need for cuts to the academic programs budget, and recommend
budgeting strategies that will provide the University with a balanced budget
while preserving the quality of its academic programs.
That the President respond to these requests in a written statement to the Faculty Senate chair by November 28, 2006.
RATIONALE: The budget cuts imposed by the President will have their largest impact in the core area of academic programs of the University. These cuts will directly affect the ability of academic departments in the delivery of quality educational programs to the students of our University.
The proposed cuts would impair the quality of education offered by CSU, Sacramento and the fulfillment of its public mission, and will have a particularly detrimental impact on the retention of underserved students.
The Senate is guided by the principles of a transparent and open decision-making process; the traditional role of the Faculty is to function as the keepers of the academic mission of teaching and scholarly activity at the University; and the obligation of both the Faculty and the Administration is to engage in collaborative governance of the University.
In a November 1, 2006 letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Senate Chair asked for adequate information and figures on the budget issues facing the University, and to date has not been given answers or an accounting of the causes for the shortfall that prompted the proposed cuts.
The Senate calls on the President and the Administration to adhere to the principle of transparency and collaboration in the budget discussion and provide a full and complete accounting to the Senate of the expenditures over the past three years that have created this budget deficit.
The Senate also requests the forwarding of budget information for academic years 2003-04 through 2006-07 and projected budget information for 2007-08 and 2008-09 that delineates the appropriations and fees taken into the University and their allocation to the University budget centers including funding to Academic Affairs.
Schedule of Faculty Senate meetings:
- November 30, 2006 - Senate meets - Redwood Room
- December 7, 2006 - tentative
- December 14, 2006 - tentative
- December 21, 2006 - tentative
* Requires Presidential approval.