2004 - 05 
FACULTY SENATE
California State University, Sacramento

AGENDA
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Foothill Suite, 3rd Floor University Union
3:00
- 5:00 p.m.
 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

OPEN FORUM

CONSENT ACTION

FS 05-07/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - SENATE

Faculty Policies Committee
Ted Krovetz, At-large, 2008
Leo Legoretta, At-large, 2005

FS 05-08/Ex. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT - UNIVERSITY

Search Committee, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Campus Life
Bob Buckley, E&CS

Institutional Scholarship Committee
Karen Davis O'Hara, 2005

REGULAR AGENDA

FS 05-09/Flr. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MARCH 3, 2005

 

FS 05-10/Ex. MOTION TO RECONSIDER FS 05-05B (UNIVERSITY NAME CHANGE, REQUEST FOR REFERENDUM)

 

Background: At its March 3, 2005 meeting, the Faculty Senate approved FS 05-05A, University Name Change, Resolution in Opposition and FS 05-05B, University Name Change, Request for Referendum. On March 15, 2005, the Faculty Senate received a memorandum (Attachment A) from President Alexander Gonzalez, detailing his decision not to pursue the recommendation forwarded by the Branding Committee to change the official name of the university from California State University, Sacramento to Sacramento State University. Since the President has decided to not pursue a change in the official name of the university and will not forward a proposal related to a name change to the Board of Trustees, a faculty referendum is now unnecessary.

The Faculty Senate requests reconsideration of FS 05-05B, University Name Change, Request for Referendum.

FS 05-05B/Flr. UNIVERSITY NAME CHANGE, REQUEST FOR REFERENDUM

The Faculty Senate refers the following matter to referendum:

  1. The Faculty requests the President to withdraw his acceptance of the recommendation of the Branding Committee to change the official name of the university from California State University, Sacramento to Sacramento State University and to cancel the forwarding of the proposal to the Board of Trustees.
     
  2. That in the event the President declines to withdraw his acceptance and cancel the forwarding of the proposal, the Faculty requests the Board of Trustees to reject the proposal to change the official name of the university from California State University, Sacramento to Sacramento State University.
FS 05-06/Flr. COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

The Faculty  Senate elects college representatives to the 2005-2006 Committee on Committees (see Attachment B [updated since the March 3, 2005 meeting - in MS Word] for eligibility by college.  (Print the attachment and remove it from your agenda to use as a ballot.)  Members must be available to meet two Tuesdays in the spring semester from 3:00-4:00 p.m.). 

2005-2006 BUDGET UPDATE - 3:45 - STEVE GARCIA, VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

FIRST READING

FS 05-11/Ex. FACULTY SENATE ADVISING INITIATIVE

Background: During the fall semester, the Senate Chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs co-chaired the Task Force for Student Success to continue examination and implementation of a set of recommendations laid out in the CSU Report on Facilitating Graduation (2002). The Task Force considered recommendations in three areas: first year experiences for freshmen and transfer students; advising and roadmaps in general education, pre-major to major transitions, etc; and degree audits/transfer credit evaluations processes. This initiative was developed by the Executive Committee after it identified carryover funds available in the Senate Budget and secured a commitment of matching funds from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Faculty Senate recommends adopting the policy on advising as outlined in Attachment C.

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

Background: At the November 18, 2004 Faculty Senate meeting, the Academic Policies Committee was asked to consider various options modifying the traditional academic calendar, i.e., shift spring break to coincide with the Cesar Chavez Holiday, extend the two-day Thanksgiving Break to the full week, including the preceding Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and insert a three-day Fall Break in the middle of the semester. The pros and cons of each option is outlined in Attachment D.

The Faculty Senate recommends adoption of the proposed 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic calendars (Attachment D-1).

CMS STUDENT ADMINISTRATION UPDATE - 4:30 - JEANETTE NORTON, CMS PROJECT DIRECTOR

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:
     
    • April 7, 2005 - Senate meets

    • April 14, 2005 - 1st organizational meeting of the 2005-2006 Faculty Senate (3:00-3:30); business meeting of the 2004-2005 Faculty Senate (3:30-5:00)

    • April 21, 2005 - Senate meets

    • April 26, 2005 - Outstanding Teaching and University Service Awards reception, 3:00-5:00, Alumni Center

    • April 28, 2005 - 2nd organizational meeting of the 2005-2006 Faculty Senate (3:00-3:30); business meeting of the 2004-2005 Faculty Senate (3:30-5:00)

    • May 3, 2005 - Outstanding Community Service and Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service reception, 3:00-4:00, Ballroom, University Union

    • May 12, 2005 - tentative