You will need to bring the October 28, 2004 Faculty Senate Agenda
Attachment A, Attachment B, and Attachment C

2004 - 05 
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

AGENDA
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Foothill Suite, 3rd Floor University Union
3:00
- 5:00 p.m.
WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

OPEN FORUM

CONSENT ACTION

FS 04-69/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - SENATE

Faculty Endowment Fund Committee
Bob Buckley, 2005

Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee
Kathy Moore, Arts and Letters, 2007

FS 04-70/CPC/Ex. PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS

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

FS 04-71/APC/Ex. ACADEMIC HONESTY, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, CHANGES TO

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the changes to the Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures outlined in Attachment B.

Background information on the proposed changes can be found at Attachment B-1.

FS 04-72/Ex. RESOLUTION RE-NOMINATING PROFESSOR KATHLEEN E. KAISER AS FACULTY TRUSTEE
WHEREAS, Professor Kathleen E. Kaiser has been an honored faculty colleague for the last 32 years at California State University, Chico and has been recognized for her outstanding teaching and advising, successful grant writing and scholarly activities, and her remarkable record of service to students and faculty; and
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser has long been dedicated to the principles of shared governance and academic excellence as reflected in her fifteen years of service to the CSU, Chico Academic Senate and her twelve years of service on the Academic Senate, CSU, and
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser has served in significant Systemwide leadership positions and developed a broad knowledge of California’s system of higher education through her participation on the Executive Committee of the ASCSU, the GE Breadth Committee, on which she served as chair, the Academic Affairs Committee, on which she served as vice chair, and the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates where she worked with colleagues from the University of California and the California Community Colleges in developing intersegmental transfer and articulation programs in the state, and
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser has been a leader in the state and a champion for course articulation and transfer between the CSU and all other segments of higher education in California so that the principle of seamless transfer, as envisioned by the Master Plan for Higher Education, can be brought to fruition; and,
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser has had an extended commitment to service learning and distance education not only as reflected by her participation on statewide and international programs, the Technology Task Force, and the Information Competency Task Force, but also as the director of hundreds of internships at CSU, Chico that place students at sites located throughout California and the United States as well as a writer, leader and evaluator of many community-based grants and outreach activities; and,
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser has demonstrated time and again that she is a dedicated and trustworthy colleague who has the ability to articulate and represent the faculty’s perspective in shared governance but recognizes, understands and values the necessity to work collegially and constructively with other bodies who have also been entrusted to carry out the Master Plan for Higher Education; and
 
WHEREAS, Professor Kaiser in her first year of service as Faculty Trustee visited 14 campuses, attended 9 graduations, was the first trustee to accompany the CSU Maritime Academy’s T.S. Golden Bear on cruise, including presiding at the ‘at-sea’ graduation, serves on four BOT committees and as a CPEC alternate, and was recognized by CSSA as the Outstanding Trustee of the Year in 2004; and,
 
WHEREAS, Faculty Trustee Kaiser has been an effective voice for students, faculty and staff on the Board of Trustees and has become a respected force on the board that should be continued for another term, therefore be it
 
RESOLVED: That the Faculty Senate of CSU, Sacramento takes great pride in re-nominating Professor Kathleen E. Kaiser for the position of California State University Faculty Trustee.
 

REGULAR AGENDA

FS 04-73/Flr. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 28, 2004

POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS' REPORTS

SECOND READING

FS 04-68/FPC, Ex. CFA'S PARTICIPATION IN NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION, RESOLUTION ON

The Executive Committee has placed this resolution on the agenda at the request of the Faculty Policies Committee and does so without recommendation:

WHEREAS, CSUS operates under a collective bargaining agreement which covers all faculty, and
 
WHEREAS, Some new faculty may be unfamiliar with working in a union environment, and
 
WHEREAS, CFA represents the faculty in all grievance procedures, and
 
WHEREAS, CFA provides important resources and support programs for faculty, and
 
WHEREAS, The previous recommendation by the Faculty Policies Committee on March 17, 2004, was rejected by the Administration; therefore, be it
 
RESOLVED, That CFA be allowed to give a five-minute presentation during the Welcome section at New Faculty Orientations.
 

The above resolution was approved by the Faculty Policies Committee, October 6, 2004.

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

FIRST READING

FS 04-66/APC, Ex. ACADEMIC CALENDARS, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the proposed 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic calendars (See the October 28, 2004 Faculty Senate Agenda Attachment A).

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:  https://www.csus.edu/acse/04-05_actions.htm   
  3. Upcoming Senate meetings: 

  • December 9, 2004 - Senate meets (last meeting of the Fall semester)