2004 - 05 
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

AGENDA
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Foothill Suite, 3rd Floor University Union
 

Regular Meeting
3:00
- 4:00 p.m.

Introduction of Merit Scholars
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Hinde Auditorium
Reception immediately following from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Lobby Suite

MEETING AGENDA (3:00-4:00)

Undergraduate Award Winners:

Sheila Bumgarner, Social Work Major

Samantha Hilber, Biological Sciences Major

Sheena Murray, Economics and Government Major

 

Postbaccalaureate Award Winner:

Kristen Sweet, Social Work Major

MOMENT OF SILENCE

WILLIAM SULLIVAN
Emeritus Dean, College of Arts and Letters
1970 - 2004
LEAH VANDE BERG
Professor, Communication Studies
1990 - 2004

EUGENE SAHS
Emeritus Professor, Social Work
 

OPEN FORUM

CONSENT INFORMATION

FS 04-78/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

Student Fee Advisory Committee
Paula Tripp, 2007

CONSENT ACTION

FS 04-79/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

Student Housing Advisory Committee
Mimi Gregg

FS 04-80/CPC/Ex. PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSAL

The Faculty Senate recommends approval of the program change proposal found at Attachment A.

FS 04-81/CPC/Ex. ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW - GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM

The Faculty Senate receives the recommendations of the Program Review Team (Attachment B) on the program review of the Gerontology Program and recommends the approval of the Bachelor of Science Degree and the minor in Gerontology be approved for six years or until the next review.

REGULAR AGENDA

FS 04-82/Flr. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF DECEMBER 9, 2004

 

FS 04-83/Flr. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF AT-LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Background: Article II, Section F of the By-laws of the CSUS Faculty Senate stated that "A vacancy in the voting membership of the Executive Committee shall be filled by nomination and election at the first meeting of the Faculty Senate after the vacancy occurs. The nominee elected shall have received more votes than any candidate not elected." Sue Cote, Senator representing Criminal Justice, has resigned.

The Faculty Senate elects an at-large member to the Executive Committee. (Members must be available to meet Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

FIRST READING

FS 04-84/CPC/Ex. GRADUATE PROGRAMS: 200-LEVEL COURSES

Background: Due to differing interpretations of current CSUS policy governing graduate programs, particularly regarding 200-level courses, the Executive Committee requested that the Curriculum Policies Committee review the policy and propose language that was less ambiguous, but still provided flexibility. The current policy (AS 96-55) is as follows:

CSU, Sacramento graduate programs shall normally require that a minimum of 18 units in a 30- to 40-unit degree program and 36 units in a 60-unit program be earned in regularly scheduled 200-level courses requiring student participation (e.g., discussion) as the primary instructional method, and seminar courses requiring formal presentations by students and student responses to presentations as well as formal evaluation by the instructor.

Seminar 200-level enrollments should, whenever possible, be limited to fifteen.

All 200-level courses shall require students to demonstrate writing and/or presentation abilities appropriate for thesis/project and professional work and provide opportunities for interaction among students and between students and the instructor.

(Supercedes AS 96-55)

The Faculty Senate recommends that:

CSU, Sacramento graduate programs shall require a minimum of 18 units of 200 level courses (exclusive of field work, internships, independent study courses, and culminating experiences - 295, 299, and 500 level courses) in a 30- to 40-unit degree program (except in rare cases when a program is approved through the University curricular process for 15 units) and 36 units in a 60-unit program.

200 level courses (exclusive of field work, internships, independent study courses, and culminating experiences - 295, 299, and 500 level courses):

  1. shall be regularly scheduled so that a full time graduate student can complete at least 15 units a year;
     
  2. shall require formal evaluation by the instructor;
     
  3. shall require students to demonstrate writing and/or presentation abilities appropriate for thesis/project and professional work;
     
  4. shall provide opportunities for interaction among students and between students and the instructor;
     
  5. may include lectures and student participation (e.g., discussion) or may include group presentations, discussions, or projects;
     
  6. (in seminar format) should be limited to fifteen (15) students whenever possible.

POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIRS' REPORTS

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. Faculty Senate meetings for Spring 2005:
     
    • March 3, 2005

    • March 17, 2005

    • April 14, 2005

    • April 21, 2005

    • April 28, 2005

    • May 12, 2005