2006-2007
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

MINUTES
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Foothill Suite, University Union
3:00 p.m.

Voting Members Present (+ indicates alternate):

Present: Altmann, Nursing; Amata, CPC Chair (Library); Anderegg, Student Services; Baird, Bilingual/Multicultural Education; +Bellon, Philosophy; Bikle, Criminal Justice; Bishop, Anthropology; Blumberg, Music; Bowie, Social Work; Bradley, Library; Brock, Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology; +Chambers, History; Dammel, Civil Engineering; Datwyler, Biological Sciences; Davis O'Hara, FPC Chair (Child Development); Downs, Counselor Education; Fitzgerald, Senate Chair, Communication Studies; Flohr, Art; Gieger, English; Goff, Design; Gordon, Computer Science; Hamilton, Mathematics and Statistics; Hecsh, GEP/GRPC Chair (Teacher Education); Heedley, Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Holl, Mechanical Engineering; Huang, Teacher Education; Imamura, Kinesiology and Health Science; Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics; A. Jensen, Business Administration; Jones, Criminal Justice; Kellen-Yuen, Chemistry; Kirlin, Public Policy and Administration; Kornweibel, Emeritus Faculty (History); Landerholm, Biological Sciences; Lustig, Government; Mahone, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Masuyama, Foreign Languages; Melzer, English; Nylund, Social Work; O'Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology; Peigahi, Library; Pinch, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Siegel, History; Sobredo, Ethnic Studies; Taylor, Physics and Astronomy; Theodorides, Kinesiology and Health Science; VanGaasbeck, Economics; Wanket, Geography; +Wehr, Sociology; Williams, Communication Studies
Absent: Barrick, Learning Skills; Brazo, Theatre and Dance; Brentwood, Environmental Studies; Buckley, APC Chair and ASCSU Senator (Computer Science); Cameron-Wedding, Women's Studies; Corless, Business Administration; Cornwell, Geology; Halgas, Business Administration; Legorreta, Business Administration; McCurley, Student Services; McKeough, Physical Therapy; Phillips, Temporary Faculty (English); Qin, Psychology; Sharp, Business Administration; Wall, Nursing; Wie, Family and Consumer Sciences; vacant, Athletics; vacant, Humanities

 

The agenda was amended to add FS 07-41/Flr. "Resolution Regarding Professor Farrand's Appointment to the University Budget Advisory Committee". The agenda was approved as amended.

ACTION ITEMS

FS 07-36/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE

General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee
Jason Gieger, At-large, 2010

Carried unanimously.

FS 07-37/Flr. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MAY 3, 2007

Carried unanimously.

FS 07-40/Flr.

RESOLUTION REGARDING PROFESSOR FARRANDíS APPOINTMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Whereas: President Gonzalez, in his letter of May 7, 2007, rejected the Faculty Senate's nomination of Professor Scott Farrand as a representative of the faculty to the University Budget Advisory Committee on the basis of "public positions that [Professor Farrand] has taken regarding the funding of Academic Affairs relative to that of other units of the University"; and
 
Whereas: University Policy states that faculty recommendations are normally accepted, except in rare instances and for compelling reasons; and
 
Whereas: The Faculty Senate expects that all faculty members who are duly nominated to serve as faculty representatives to Committees will voice the views and positions of the Faculty Senate and not their individual personal views, and is confident that Professor Farrand is committed to this principle; and
 
Whereas: Professor Farrand has proven his integrity, objectivity and technical competence and experience through his work on the Budget Task Force, and its report was widely commended; and
 
Whereas: The Presidentís rejection of Professor Farrandís nomination raises questions about the objectivity of the University Budget Advisory Committee; and
 
Whereas: The Faculty Senate considers the President's rejection of Professor Farrand's nomination to be contrary to the principle articulated above, contrary to the standards of collegial governance, and indicative of a lack of good faith, in contrast to his statements regarding efforts to establish an open and transparent budget process and his recent statements about working collegially with the faculty; therefore be it
 
Resolved: The Faculty Senate affirms its nomination of Professor Farrand and urges the President to reconsider his decision on the appointment of Professor Scott Farrand, one of the most qualified, experienced and esteemed members of our body, to the University Budget Advisory Committee and report his decision to the Faculty Senate by noon, Tuesday, May 15, 2007; and be it further
 
Resolved: That copies of this resolution be delivered to the Provost, Vice Presidents, the Deans, and Department/Division Chairs and the Faculty, ASI and The State Hornet.
 

Carried: Secret ballot: ayes - 35; nays - 5

Having reached the hour of adjournment, the following items will be carried over until the May 17, 2007 Faculty Senate meeting:

FS 07-38/Ex. UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
FS 07-39/Ex. FOLLOW-UP TO REFERENDUM AND APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FS 07-34/Flr. FACULTY SENATE REQUESTS TO THE UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND DIRECTIONS TO THE FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES
FS 07-35/Flr. FACULTY SENATE GOALS FOR RESOLVING REFERENDUM ISSUES

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