2004 - 05 
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

AGENDA
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Foothill Suite, University Union
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (the 2005-2006 Faculty Senate meets from 3:00-3:30)
WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING

OPEN FORUM

CONSENT ACTION

FS 05-28/ConC. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - SENATE

General Education/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee
Jordan Halgas, At-large, 2008

Faculty Endowment Fund Committee
George Paganelis, At-large, 2008

Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture Committee
Tom Owens, At-large, 2006

Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee
Hong Wang, Library, 2008

FS 05-29/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - UNIVERSITY

Search Committee for Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs, Student Academic Success and Educational Equity
Sylvester Bowie
Cristy Jensen

FS 05-30/Ex. WRITING AND READING SUBCOMMITTEE, AMEND CHARGE AND MEMBERSHIP

The Faculty Senate amends the charge and membership of the Writing and Reading Subcommittee of the Curriculum Policies Committee, as follows:

[underscore = addition]

A. Membership

The Writing and Reading Subcommittee of the Curriculum Policies Committee shall comprise one member from the English department and one member from each college serving three-year, overlapping terms, and the Coordinator of the Writing Program or designee, the Coordinator of the WPE, the Learning Skills Program Director or designee, and the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning and General Education, ex officio.

B. Charge

The Subcommittee shall:

REGULAR AGENDA

FS 05-31/Flr. MINUTES OF APRIL 21, 2005

FIRST READING

FS 05-32/APC/Ex. READMISSION GUIDELINES

The Faculty Senate recommends adopting the following guidelines for deciding on the readmission of academically dismissed students:

  1. A student applying for readmission who is a freshman or sophomore, and who has not successfully completed the Area A (Basic Subjects) and the Area B4 (quantitative reasoning) GE requirements is denied readmission and advised to complete these and other specified lower division GE and/or major requirements at a community college, and establish a pattern of success as a student, before applying for readmission.
     

  2. Upper division students who have been dismissed for the first time will typically be readmitted, assuming an application packet has been submitted which includes evidence that would lead the committee to believe that the past pattern of failure will not be repeated (see the attachment readmission packet materials).
     

  3. Upon readmission, the student will enter into a contract under the auspices of the Readmission Committee, which will remain in force until the student achieves good standing status. The contract will include at a minimum the following:

  1. The student is limited to enrolling in no more than six (6) units [or seven (7) units if one of the courses requires four (4) units]. This six-unit limit is imposed for two semesters.*
     

  2. The student must earn a C or better in all classes (no C- grades) taken during the first two semesters. If the student fails to satisfy this condition, the student will be dismissed again.
     

  3. The student should meet with his/her adviser at least twice during the semester to discuss his/her academic progress and any problems that may be encountered.

* Once readmitted and after the first two semesters, the student may enroll in more than six (6) units. Typically, poor time management is a significant reason for student dismissals. Students should therefore be advised that repeating past patterns of taking too many courses while also having to deal with jobs, family matters, and other commitments could again affect academic performance and lead to a second dismissal.

  1. A student academically dismissed for a second time will not be considered for readmission for a period of at least two years.

Rationale is provided at Attachment A and a chart that summarizes the categories of academic action and explains how a student becomes academically dismissed with the option of petitioning for readmission after a required stop-out period is provided at Attachment A-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. Save the date: Faculty Senate Retreat-Wednesday, August 24, 2005
  4. Faculty Senate meetings for Spring 2005:
     
    • Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - Outstanding Community Service and Lifetime Achievement Award reception, 3:00-4:00, Ballroom I, University Union

    • May 12, 2005 - Senate meets from 3:00-4:00; wine and cheese social hosted by President Gonzalez from 4:00-5:00