California State University, Sacramento
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Foothill Suite, 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; Downs, Counselor Education; Fitzgerald, Senate Chair, 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; A. Jensen, Business Administration; Jones, Criminal Justice; Kellen-Yuen, Chemistry; Kornweibel, Emeritus Faculty (History); Krabacher, ASCSU Senator (Geography); Landerholm, Biological Sciences; +Lascher, Public Policy and Administration; Lustig, Government; Masuyama, Foreign Languages; McCurley, Student Services; McKeough, Physical Therapy; Melzer, English; O'Hanlon, Speech Pathology and Audiology; Peigahi, Library; +Perez, Economics; Pinch, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Taylor, Physics and Astronomy; Theodorides, Kinesiology and Health Science; Wanket, Geography|
|Absent:||Bradley, Library; Brazo, Theatre and Dance; Brentwood, Environmental Studies; Cameron-Wedding, Women's Studies; Corless, Business Administration; Cornwell, Geology; Dammel, Civil Engineering; Datwyler, Biological Sciences; Davis O'Hara, FPC Chair (Child Development); Halgas, Business Administration; Hecsh, GEP/GRPC Chair (Teacher Education); Ingram, Mathematics and Statistics; Legorreta, Business Administration; Liu, Sociology; Mahone, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Nylund, Social Work; Phillips, Temporary Faculty (English); Qin, Psychology; Sharp, Business Administration; Siegel, History; Sobredo, Ethnic Studies; Wall, Nursing; Wie, Family and Consumer Sciences; Williams, Communication Studies; vacant, Athletics; vacant, Humanities|
|*FS 07-41/CPC/Ex.||program CHANGE PROPOSALS|
The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the following program change proposals:
- Communication Studies Digital Media New Media Option (Attachment A-1)
- Sociology Bully Perspectives and Prevention Strategies Certificate of Academic Achievement (Attachment A-2)
- Teacher Education and Mathematics Single Subject Math Blended Program (Attachment A-3)
- Child Development Integrated Preparation in Early Development, Care and Education (Attachment A-4)
- Art BA in Studio Art (Attachment A-5)
- English Certified-Advanced Study TESOL (Attachment A-6)
- English TESOL Minor (Attachment A-7)
- English Master of Arts TESOL (Attachment A-8)
- Business Administration MBA-Management Computer Application Concentration (Attachment A-9)
- Special Ed., Rehab., & School Psychology Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies (Attachment A-10)
- Kinesiology and Health Science Health Science (Attachment A-11)
- Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (Attachment A-12)
- Social Work Baccalaureate Program (Attachment A-13)
- Public Policy & Administration Concentration in Judicial Administration (Attachment A-14)
- Public Policy & Administration Certificate in Judicial Administration (Attachment A-15)
|*FS 07-42/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF pUBLIC pOLICY AND ADMINISTRATION|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment B) of the Department of Public Policy and Administration and recommends that the Department's Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-43/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment C) of the Department of History and recommends that all of the Department's degree programs and minors be approved for six years or until the next scheduled program review.
|*FS 07-44/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment D) of the Department of Music and recommends the Department's program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-45/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DIVISION OF CRIMINAL jUSTICE|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment E) of the Division of Criminal Justice and recommends approval of the Department's program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-46/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment F) of the Department of Sociology and recommends the Department's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and the Master of Arts Degree in Sociology be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-47/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment G) of the Department of Ethnic Studies and recommends the Department's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies, the Minor and the Certificate be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|*FS 07-48/PROC/Ex.||program REVIEW - BACHELOR'S OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION|
The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Oversight Committee on the program review (Attachment H) of the Bachelor's of Vocational Education and recommends the degree program be approved for six years or until the next program review.
|FS 07-49A/Flr.||WAIVER OF FIRST READING OF FS 07-49|
The Faculty Senate waives the first reading of FS 07-49, CPC, Ex., "Program Review Process and Self-Study, Pilot Program".
|*FS 07-49/CPC/Ex.||PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS AND SELF-STUDY, PILOT PROGRAM|
The Senate endorses that the Curriculum Policies Committee, the Program Review Oversight Committee, and Academic Affairs work in conjunction to oversee a 2 year pilot project, which provides departments the opportunity to elect one of the three program models as described in as outlined in Attachment I, with self-studies and the Program Review process for departments under Program Review.
These committees and Academic Affairs will evaluate the pilot project and periodically report to the Senate their findings. They will recommend to the Senate any proposed changes to the policy and process.
Background information can be found at Attachment I-A.
|FS 07-50/Flr.||APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MAY 10, 2007|
|FS 07-39/Ex.||FOLLOW-UP TO REFERENDUM AND APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE|
Whereas: By referendum, the faculty of California State University, Sacramento approved (by a vote of 464 for; 134 against; 2 abstentions) a resolution expressing their lack of confidence in President Alexander Gonzalez' leadership, interest in and willingness to preserve the quality of the academic program of the University; and
Whereas: The Faculty Senate must take immediate action to ensure adequate funding of the Academic program in the 2007-2008 academic year and beyond and engage in full and thoughtful continued consideration of all the issues raised in the referendum resolution; and
Whereas: The referendum resolution approved by the faculty directs the Faculty Senate to develop a list which sets forth specific actions that the President must take with respect to the matters raised in this resolution; and be it
Resolved: The Faculty Senate establishes an ad hoc Goals Committee, whose charge shall be to prepare a draft list of remedies/particulars that address the faculty concerns articulated in the faculty referendum, over the summer 2007, for discussion at the Fall Senate Retreat and lead to subsequent action at Senate meetings early in the Fall 2007 semester. In preparing this list the committee should consider, among other things, the urgency of making tenure-track hires, the desirability of ceasing MPP hires until a sufficient number of tenure-track hires is made, and the desirability of the Advancement Office becoming self-supporting. The membership of the Committee, whose Chair shall be elected from among the members of the Committee, shall include the Senate Chair or designee, and one faculty representative from each of the Colleges, the Library, and Student Services. The Senate Chair shall convene the ad hoc committee and shall ensure communication with the Executive Committee. It shall be the responsibility of each of the College/Library representatives to consult with the faculty in their respective units, including soliciting input from individual faculty members in their units.
|FS 07-40A/Flr.||MOTION TO REFER FS 07-40, EX.|
The Faculty Senate refers FS 07-40, Ex., "Appointment of Members to the ad hoc Goals Committee" to the Faculty Senate's Executive Committee to appoint members on behalf of the Senate.
COMMENDATION OF LEADERSHIP MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Whereas: Successful service as Faculty Senate Chair requires an individual to marshal limitless reserves of energy while at the same time drawing upon extensive practical experience, wisdom, solid political instincts, and firm faculty values; and
Whereas: For most senate chairs the effort required to do so proves so taxing that, once their tour of duty is completed, they do their utmost to avoid taking up the gavel again; and
Whereas: By contrast the current senate chair, having served once before and thus knowing full well what he was getting into, selflessly agreed to serve once again when the call came forward; and
Whereas: This individual has, over the past year, skillfully steered the Faculty Senate as it has dealt with a wide range contentious issues not commonly faced by your typical senate chair; and
Whereas: This individual has accomplished this aided by nothing more than his sense of humor, a plush talking chicken, and a strong belief in the central role of faculty consultation and shared governance in the California State University; and
Whereas: For the 2006-2007 academic year the name of this individual has been Michael Fitzgerald; therefore be it:
Resolved: That the Faculty Senate of the California State University, Sacramento gratefully acknowledges the hard work and contributions of Michael Fitzgerald as the Chair of the Faculty Senate during what has definitely proved to be a lively academic year; and be it further:
Resolved: That the Faculty Senate wish Michael Fitzgerald well in all his future endeavors be they academic, journalistic, or simply a case of lounging on a boat and wasting away his days in Margaritaville.
* Requires Presidential approval.