Academic Senate of the California State University
MINUTES

Meeting of September 7-8, 1995
CSU Headquarters, Long Beach, CA

 

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 1995, by Chair James Highsmith.

ROLL CALL: Senators and alternates (*) attending the meeting were: (Bakersfield) Jacquelyn Kegley, Ernie Page; (Chico) Kathleen Kaiser, James Postma, Paul Spear; (Dominguez Hills) Hal Charnofsky, C. Dick Williams; (Fresno) James Highsmith, Lester Pincu; (Fullerton) Keith Boyum, Vincent Buck, Albert Flores; (Hayward) Judith Stanley, Don Wort; (Humboldt) Elmo Moore, Marshelle Thobaben; (Long Beach) Gene Dinielli, Barbara Franklin, Simon George; (Los Angeles) Harold Goldwhite, Dorothy Keane, Rosemarie Marshall; (Northridge) Elliot McIntire, Gerald Resendez; (Pomona) Peter Clark, Christine Theodoropoulos*, Laurence Shute/Rochelle Kellner*; (Sacramento) Juanita Barrena, Cristy Jensen, Sylvia Navari; (San Bernardino) Walter Oliver, J. Paul Vicknair; (San Diego) David DuFault, Annette Easton, Francis Stites, Dan Whitney; (San Francisco) Robert Cherny, Gary Hammerstrom, Kenneth Monteiro; (San Jose) Allison Heisch, David McNeil, Robert Milnes; (San Luis Obispo) Reginald Gooden, Tom Hale, Timothy Kersten; (San Marcos) Terry Allison, Edward Thompson III; (Sonoma) Robert Girling; (Stanislaus) Richard Levering, Thomas Young; (Chancellor's Office) Peter Hoff.

INTRODUCTIONS

During the course of the meeting the Chair introduced:

William D. Campbell, Trustee, California State University

Bernard Goldstein, Faculty Trustee and Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University

Kelley McCoy, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Eric Mitchell, University Affairs Director, California State Student Association

Donald Moore, Delegate-Consultant, Association of California State University Professors, and Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association representative to the Academic Senate

Jack Munsee, CSULB, California Faculty Association representative to the Academic Senate

J. Ken Nishita, Planning Faculty, CSU Monterey Bay

Bradley Wells, Executive Assistant, Business and Finance, Chancellor's Office

Richard West, Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance, Chancellor's Office

Virginia Whitby, Collective Bargaining Director, California State Student Association

Todd Wilander, CSULA, President - Associated Students representative to the Senate

Johnetta Anderson, Technical Assistant, Chancellor's Office

Andrea Cullins, Staff Assistant - Budget, Academic Senate CSU

Deborah Hennessy, Executive Director, Academic Senate CSU

Margaret Price, Staff Assistant - Documents, Academic Senate CSU

Gina Worthington, Clerical Assistant, Academic Senate CSU

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

Announcement of Times Certain

Thursday, September 7, 1995

3:15 p.m. - Trustees William Campbell and Bernard Goldstein

Faculty Development

*4:15 p.m. - Barry Munitz, Chancellor (jury duty; tentative schedule)

Friday, September 8, 1995

9:30 a.m. - Richard West, Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance

Budget Update

REPORT OF CHAIR JAMES HIGHSMITH

Milestones: My report must begin with the sad responsibility of informing the Senate of the tragic death of one of our colleagues, George Hart of the Pomona campus, this last weekend in a swimming accident. This heartbreaking news has cast a pall on our opening activities. George had called the Senate earlier in the summer to let us know that he had been chosen campus senate chair at Pomona for the coming year, and had been in touch with us about the naming of a campus building for another outstanding faculty member on his campus. It is difficult to comprehend the death of someone so close to us. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will provide you with details for remembrances you would like to make either individually or with the Senate as a group. Please join me in observing a moment of silence in memory of George Hart and other colleagues we have recently lost.

I must also report the resignation over the summer of Cynthia Scheutz of San Francisco, for health reasons. I know you join me in wishing her well. One other sad occurrence is a mishap this summer that caused Anita Silvers to tear the retina in one eye. Surgery was performed to correct the condition, but complications will make it impossible to know for awhile whether the surgery was successful. Anita has no sight in that eye, and the vision in her other eye is poor and uncorrectable. Needless to say this has made things more challenging for our valiant colleague. I have spoken to her at length and I know she would appreciate your prayers, good thoughts and phone calls. My conversations with Anita attest that she is as full of wisdom, wit and intelligence as always.

Also, Rosemary Papalewis resigned effective July 1, but on a happier note, to become the CSU's Executive Director of Inter-Institutional Relations. A major part of her responsibilities will be working with the University of California and with K-12 issues, in addition to special projects. She continues to direct the Joint Doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the Fresno campus, and we wish her the best in her new responsibilities.

Having discussed some milestones for our membership, let me welcome you to the first session of the 1995-96 statewide Academic Senate. My report to you will both recap some information sent to you in August and provide a more comprehensive outline of relevant system activities during the summer.

Committees and Systemwide Appointments: The executive committee's summer began by organizing the working structure of the Senate within the resources available. We looked at the suggestions made during the Spring retreat, the adopted work plan of issues, and the adopted "Boyum" report, among others, to frame a set of committees that would respond to your concerns and the needs of the CSU. I hope you are accepting of our new structure and the bylaws that will formalize it. We have attempted to put as many people as possible to work on issues through the committees. Given our limited resources after the downsizing of the Chancellor's Office budget two years ago, I have been particularly impressed by the willingness of members of this body to accept work assignments, sometimes without special assigned time. Your generosity will allow us to stretch our resources greatly for the benefit of shared governance and I commend you.

The executive committee also began the summer making tentative systemwide appointments and refining our appointments list. We have nearly completed that task and you should receive those appointments very shortly. I have spoken to each of you at some point this summer about most of these appointments, and where you find one missing from the list it is likely that we discovered that the committee no longer exists or that the appointing authority resided elsewhere.

Liaison to Senate Committees: We have received notification of an impressive list of people who will serve as liaison to our standing committees. Peter Hoff is a senator, of course, but in his role as Senior Vice Chancellor he will meet regularly with the executive committee. Patrick McDonough, Associate Vice Chancellor for academic planning and Cher Thomas, his immediate assistant in the planning enterprise, will both serve as liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee. Lorie Roth, Director, Academic Services and Professional Development, will serve with the Faculty Affairs Committee. Henrietta Schwartz, University Dean for Education, will work with the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations. Vice Chancellor Richard West, Budget and Finance, and Allison Jones, Director, Access and Retention, will meet with the fiscal and governmental affairs committee. We should all be pleased with the level of expertise and information these people will bring to our deliberations and work, and be impressed with the expression of confidence in the importance of the tasks we will undertake this year. A new degree of cooperation and collaboration exists and we must take advantage of this collegiality to improve the environment for education in the CSU.

You know from my earlier report and e-mails that the executive committee and committee chairs have been quite busy preparing for the coming academic year. We organized a strategic planning day held June 15 with CSU administrative leadership, trustees, and student representation. The purpose of the planning day was to integrate the Senate's work with that of the administration on academic matters. The discussions clearly manifested both the need and determination of the faculty and academic administration to pursue a set of joint initiatives that are critical to carrying out the mission of the University.

The Future of Baccalaureate Education in the CSU: The results of the day are summarized in the draft of academic priorities. The executive committee and standing committee chairs synthesized the discussions and are proposing that the Senate undertake a two-year study of the future of the baccalaureate education in the CSU. The components of the proposed study are detailed in the pertinent excerpts that follow.

Building on the work plan adopted by the Academic Senate in May and on Senior Vice Chancellor Hoff's academic plan, the discussions confirmed a number of topics that V. C. Hoff's office will pursue in partnership with the Senate and CSU faculty.

The group suggested that we pursue work focused on certain topics over the next two to five years including:

* the nature and future of undergraduate and graduate education,

* the CSU role in the improvement of elementary and secondary education,

* the role of technology in the teaching and learning process,

* the redefinition of faculty roles and rewards, and

* planning for the CSU student of the future.

We identified intermediate (1 to 2 year) academic goals including a reexamination of the undergraduate degree, improvement of CSU relations with K-12 schools and of teacher education, and increased faculty development necessary to maintain an energized faculty who will lead changes in curricula and the use of technology in education.

Anticipating the CSU's expanding engagement in issues relating to improving and assisting K-12 education, the Senate has proposed a new Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations that will have a broad charge.

In order to focus our joint work on the essential academic and educational questions, the Academic Senate leadership is designing a two-year study entitled "The Future of Baccalaureate Education in the CSU." Topics to be integrated into the study include:

STUDENT NEEDS -- Who will the students of CSU be? What will they need from CSU?

* collaboration with K-12 in improving education TEKR

* enrollment planning and admissions policy AA

* diversity and educational equity AA

* remedial and developmental education AA/TEKR/EX

* student fee policy and financial aid FGA

CHANGING CURRICULA -- What will a CSU baccalaureate education impart?

* changing paradigms of undergraduate education (content, discipline, mode of delivery, purpose, and function) AA/TEKR

* organizational adaptations AA/FA

* cost of education FGA

ASSESSMENT -- How will it be determined that appropriate levels of education have been achieved?

* promise of assessment AA

* limits of assessment AA

* learning outcomes AA

* time to learning versus time to degree AA

FACULTY'S CHANGING ROLES AND REWARDS-- How will the roles of faculty change?

* faculty development FA

* the role of tenure FA

* faculty productivity and accountability FA/FGA

* faculty employment patterns FA

* faculty recruitment FA

The proposed study will be undertaken by standing committees of the Academic Senate and special work groups bringing together systemwide faculty and administrative expertise. Organizational work for the study has begun and a system Academic Conference is being planned for mid February 1996 to provide an opportunity for all CSU constituencies to help shape the work.

We believe the study, with identified outcomes, will provide an organizing framework for examining these and other issues that will influence the continuing evolution of the University. As we undertake our study, other identified issues can be integrated as well. (For example, what role do international aspects of curriculum play in the future of the baccalaureate?) The executive committee and committee chairs also believe that this gives us the opportunity to explore issues that require the faculty to assert its primacy and in a way that can ultimately influence how resources are directed to achieve the best education for our students. A commitment to do this requires that we begin immediately.

CSU Academic Priorities for FY 1996/1997: Following the planning day and the preparation of the academic priorities draft, I attended the retreat of the system's academic vice presidents. Their meeting's primary purpose was to recommend a set of academic priorities to be forwarded to the presidents, who would in turn develop priorities that would inform and influence the 96/97 budget process. The thrust of the vice presidents' discussion was strikingly similar to that at the Senate's strategic planning day, and our priorities influenced the organization and focus of their proposal to the Executive Council. It has been reported that the Executive Council responded favorably to the recommendations and asked that the development of the document continue with a priority given to faculty development efforts. I have received comments from senators on some of the perceived shortcomings of the vice presidents' draft and I will be using that information as the issues are refined.

CSU 1995/1996 Budget and 1996/1997 Budget Proposal: As reported earlier, the California budget standoff was finally resolved in early August with the CSU receiving $65.4 million additional general fund support, forestalling a state university fee increase. The budget also recognized that payment costs associated with capital construction will be funded as a supplement to general fund support. The budget granted borrowing authority for $24 million in necessary deferred maintenance. Although the budget fell short some $7.5 million in backfill in place of the proposed fee increase, it appears that faculty compensation increases agreed to in collective bargaining will be funded effective July 1. Not all of the desired quality enhancements can be funded this year, however. For example, additional funding for libraries and replacement equipment will be forgone.

Richard West has met with fiscal and governmental affairs yesterday and will provide a briefing to the Senate tomorrow. He will also provide us an overview of the 96/97 budget proposals being formulated, as well as answer questions regarding current and future fiscal issues. Richard spent considerable time with the Trustees at their finance retreat that I attended in August explaining how the CSU can tackle the problems of our deteriorating infrastructure, using both the operating and capital budgets.

Faculty Development: A decade ago, the Senate indicated to the Trustees the importance of faculty development efforts in sustaining and enhancing the quality of our programs. Since then we have taken many opportunities to reinforce that message and have had some successes at both the campus and system level. An important step was the creation of a $2.5 million annual budget item for faculty research, scholarship and creative activities championed by Trustee Denny Campbell and then Senate Chair Bernie Goldstein. Although the California fiscal situation ravaged our budgets in the 90s, the need for development activities increased. I am pleased to report that we are making major progress regarding this fundamental concern.

There now seems to be a building consensus of faculty and administrative leadership that development activities designed to invest in the faculty's creative capacities are critical to our ability to offer the best education to our students. Importantly, CLRIT has accepted the recommendation of its Task 9 group to fund a two-year, $1.4 million Faculty Development Initiative providing resources for faculty to address the uses of technology in teaching and learning. Task 9 was chaired by Dorothy Keane, and earlier Marshelle Thobaben, who both were instrumental in writing and advocating the proposal. Separately, Trustee Campbell, who has been a strong proponent of university's private fundraising activities and leads the board committee, is urging that advancement activities be focused on enhancing our academic programs through faculty development opportunities and related support. As we meet here, Trustees Campbell and Goldstein are meeting with campus fundraisers to emphasize the importance for development efforts focused on faculty and program quality needs. Later this afternoon, we will hear from them about progress in this area. There will be more successes soon in funding our investment in our faculty. This too is an important and positive milestone in the evolution of the CSU.

Other Venues and Projects with Senate Participation: Over the summer a number of projects have begun that should be noted. Senior Vice Chancellor Hoff has initiated several groups that relate to planning priorities. The Classes of 2001-2005 Academic Program Improvement (API) project steering committee, including Marshelle Thobaben and Jim Highsmith, has met once in July to begin organizing an examination of future student demographics and needs. It will meet again next week. Likewise, the System Accountability Measures Group (Accountability Project), including me and Tom Young, has met once in August to discuss the framework for dealing with "accountability" in its many guises and as it might be applied in the many aspects of the University. Senators Keane, Hammerstrom, Oliver, and Highsmith together with former senator Carol Barnes met with S. V. C. Hoff to design an API project to examine aspects of liberal studies and multiple subject waiver programs throughout the CSU. Dorothy Keane has done a superb job of putting the proposal together and the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations will have substantial involvement in overseeing the project.

As Harold Goldwhite did when Senate chair, I am now serving on the Commission on Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTI) and the Commission on Institutional Management and Information Technology (CIMIT). These groups have met twice over the summer with a particular focus on developing the foundation for the integrated technology strategies (ITS) initiative intended to create an appropriate technological environment for the teaching and learning in the university. I have been asked to serve on the Strategic Planning Integrator Team (SPIT) along with Harold Goldwhite to help focus this initiative to assure that it serves faculty and students well. Senators Thobaben and Keane will serve as our alternates and will be as fully involved as their time allows. SPIT's immediate task will be to develop a plan for CIMIT, CTI, and the Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology (CLRIT) to approve before the plan goes to the Board of Trustees in November. As noted below, CLRIT has also met this summer and we are well served on CLRIT by senators Thobaben, Keane, Goldwhite and Spear. (Erwin Kelly's excellent service recently ended.) Allison Heisch has been appointed to serve on the CTI's Task Force on Facility Planning for Library and Information Resources which "is charged with developing standards for integrated facilities designed to ensure that all information technology functions operate in concert with CSU campuses." She also serves as our liaison to the Council of Library Directors (COLD).

The Intersegmental Coordinating Council (ICC) is in the process of redefining its subordinate relationship with the California Education Round Table, composed of the heads of the sectors of California education (Munitz, Peltason, Mertes, Eastin and the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) and independent colleges association leaders). It may become the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee of the RT. The Round Table itself is working on a new statement concerning outreach initiatives focusing on cooperation among the sectors to improve student learning and achievement.

If at this point you are getting lost in the acronyms, initialisms and jargon, you know it's a jungle out there.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Funding: While we need not recap the saga of interlibrary loan funding, I wanted you to be aware that Patrick McDonough as chair of the task force to examine this issue has forwarded the recommendations of the force to Executive Vice Chancellor Broad (and the CSU Technology Steering Committee) that ILL funding be provided as an "off-the-top" systemwide provision. This would assure that the responsibility for funding this vital service not be shifted to the campuses, especially when additional campus funding to pay for ILL would not be provided.

Remediation: You have received information on the Trustee Subcommittee's proposal regarding remediation. Campus examination of the proposed policy is vital, as is a clear set of written recommendations coming ultimately from this Senate. You will soon receive information through our office concerning two sets of "remediation" meetings to be held around the state this fall. There will be a series of campus meetings for faculty, staff and administrators to discuss the proposal. There will also be a geographically-related, companion set of public hearings that faculty or local senate representatives may schedule themselves to participate in for purposes of providing comment and suggestions to inform the Trustees' draft. Several statewide senators will also meet with a number of academic vice presidents on September 20 to discuss the remediation proposal and compare approaches to achieving better student preparation for collegiate study. (In a related development, the Chancellor will be appointing a system advisory committee chaired by President Marvalene Hughes to examine many issues raised in the proposal regarding its implementation. Allison Heisch will serve as the faculty representative on that group.) Anticipating Trustee action in January 1996, we need to complete our primary recommendations by the November meeting to have the greatest likelihood of affecting the policy development.

Outstanding Professor Awards: The executive committee is completing a set of procedures for implementing the senate's resolution on changing the approach for recognizing CSU outstanding professors. An outline of those procedures will be shared with senate at this meeting, and the procedures and program details will be provided to the campuses following next week's Trustee's meeting.

Productivity Dialogue- SUNY-CSU: Our senate leadership has been invited to participate with the State University of New York senate leaders and those of the CFA and parallel New York union in exploring issues of faculty productivity in a series of three Wingspread conferences that would be funded by the Johnson Foundation. Bruce Johnstone, former Chancellor of SUNY and now faculty member, is designing the funding proposal. I have asked Tom Young to work with me and the SUNY senate chair, Vince Aceto, in refining the proposal. If the executive committee is satisfied with the result, we will agree to participate in this faculty directed exploration of productivity issues that has the potential to inform the national discussion on this topic. It also closely relates to a part of our work plan examining issues affecting the baccalaureate.

Senator News Too Good to Pass Up: Vince Buck is serving as Editor of the Proceedings of the ITL's CSU 1995 Peer Review Conference. Marshelle Thobaben, Dorothy Keane and Paul Spear have been representing the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning by making presentations at Lilly conferences in various parts of the country over the last year. Peter Hoff has discovered Marshelle, Dorothy and Paul at so many conferences around the U.S. that he's beginning to think they are paid to trail him. Not so. They're just raising CSU's visibility on issues of teaching and learning. Rosemarie Marshall is now Vice President of AAUP and was Acting President for a period this summer.

Senate Travel Project Authorizations and Senate Budget: The Senate staff is completing the process of sending project authorizations for your travel reimbursements. Not all the questions regarding the Senate's budget have been resolved and travel costs are fluctuating, so I urge you to economize whenever possible. The staff especially want to emphasize the need to treat your project authorization as you would a checking account and keep track of the amount remaining in your authorization. In the summer we had one senator who discovered he had substantially overspent the funds encumbered and we had difficulty in finding other encumbered funds to cover his reimbursement. As with the checking account, although you have "checks," you may not always have money in the account. Please let us know in the spring when your account is dwindling, and we will let you know if we have money to add to your authorization. Also, if you travel for a special project or purpose, please check with Debbie or Andrea so they can determine whether another office should be paying for your travel expenses. In the era of the tight budget, every little bit helps.

Assigned time agreements have been sent to the campuses. For most committee members, assigned time agreements cover the fall semester or the fall and winter quarters. For those standing committee members needing only a few units of assigned time, as well as for committee chairs, vice chairs and executive committee, agreements cover the full year. Once all budget questions are resolved, we should be able to process assigned time for the spring semester and quarter.

I sense we are gathering momentum for a very productive year. Given the speed of events in the last several weeks, I'm reminded of Andretti's Imperative: If everything is under control, you are moving too slowly.

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Introduction of new senators: for San Francisco State, Gary Hammerstrom introduced Kenneth Monteiro (Psychology) and Robert Cherny (History); for San Diego State, David DuFault introduced Annette Easton (Business); for San Jose State, David McNeil introduced Robert Milnes (Art and Design); from CSU Chico, Kathleen Kaiser introduced James Postma (Chemistry); for CSU Sacramento, Kathleen Kaiser introduced Cristy Jensen (Public Policy); for Cal Poly Pomona, Peter Clark introduced alternates Laurence Shute (Economics) and Christine Theodoropoulos (Architecture); for Humboldt State, Marshelle Thobaben introduced Elmo Moore (Mathematics); for CSU Long Beach, Gene Dinielli introduced Simon George (Physics and Astronomy); for Sonoma, Thomas Young introduced Robert Girling (International Business).

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Standing Committee Reports:

Academic Affairs Committee, Chair Gary Hammerstrom reported that the Academic Affairs Committee considered six items of business at this meeting.

(1) Committee Work Plan: The committee discussed its proposed work plan for the 1995-96 academic year. Our first priority will be the study "The Future of Baccalaureate Education in the CSU." To begin that effort, subcommittees were formed to begin developing background information; one dealing with the history and philosophical foundations of the four-year baccalaureate and a second addressing public perceptions of higher education. In planning to deal with other priorities, the committee created work groups on information competency/literacy, school-to-career issues, diversity/affirmative action, and remedial education.

(2) Remedial Education: After a review of the evolution of this issue, the committee held a discussion of the draft report of the Trustees' subcommittee on remedial education and their recommendations of changes to Title 5. The committee agreed to continue the discussion at our October meeting with the intent of drafting a resolution of response to forward to the full Senate at its November meeting.

(3) Interlibrary Loan Funding: The committee discussed the proposal for the elimination of systemwide funding for the Interlibrary Loan Program. It was agreed that systemwide funding for this valuable program should continue and the committee drafted a resolution for forwarding to the full Senate.

(4) SB 340, California Assessment of Achievement: The discussion of this proposed legislation, which was understood to be rapidly approaching passage, generated more questions than answers. It was agreed to defer further discussion until the Chair could coordinate with the Chair of TEKR.

(5) School-to-Career: The committee reviewed last year's discussion of the issue and reacted to recent events. Members continued to voice concern about the program and its apparent diversion from the spirit of a liberal education. It was agreed that the committee had no current role to play, but would monitor events in this arena.

(6) Student Fee Policy: The committee received a briefing on this proposed revision to Trustees' policy on student fees. Having had little time to absorb this matter, it was agreed to continue it until the October meeting.

The committee also heard liaison reports from Cher Thomas (Academic Affairs, Chancellor's Office), Paul Spear (CLRIT), Kathy Kaiser (General Education), and Barbara Franklin (Admissions Advisory Council).

Faculty Affairs Committee Chair Vince Buck reported that The FAC spent most of its time developing a work plan for the year. The work plan is as follows:

1. Tenure in the CSU in the 21st Century

2. Faculty employment patterns and recruitment; and the employment of part-time faculty

3. Accountability, productivity and assessment; faculty roles and rewards

4. Faculty Development (including, but not limited to, technology)

5. Orientation and Mentoring of new faculty

6. Merit pay ( pay for performance)

7. Demands on faculty time

8. Faculty liability

9. Faculty English proficiency

10. No-confidence votes of presidents

Other Issues that are likely to come up:

1. Intellectual property 2. E-mail security 3. Academic compact or work plan

It was noted that many of these items seemed to relate to an industrial model of the workplace that was threatening to the professional autonomy of faculty. This model will be more closely examined by the committee.

The FAC also wrote a resolution on representation of emeriti faculty on the Academic Senate and co-sponsored a resolution on interlibrary loan funding.

Interest was expressed in hearing more on the CSU Institute and on CSU Monterey Bay.

Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Tom Young reported that the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee discussed the newly created bylaws that describe functions of the committees.

The committee reviewed a workplan for the year which included reviewing system planning for 1996-97, the proposed student fee policy, accountability and assessment, faculty productivity, campus senates' involvement in the budget redesign process, legislative/governmental affairs training, procedures for informing the Senate on the status of pending legislation and "legislative days" in Sacramento.

Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations Chair Dorothy Keane reported that the Committee agreed to several focus issues for 1995-96. These include a study on The Future of Baccalaureate Education in the CSU, particularly as it relates to collaborating with K-12 in improving education and the changing paradigms of undergraduate education. We are coordinating the API Project, A Study of Liberal Studies/Multiple Subject Programs in the CSU; focusing on the CSU Role in Workforce Preparation (School to Career); CTC and Legislative actions related to teacher preparation; and the role of technology in developing K-12 partnerships.

TEKR unanimously agreed that it was important to invite two teachers to be members of our committee. One elementary and one secondary teacher will be members of the committee for 1995-96.

We had extensive discussion on the report of the Intersegmental Coordinating Council, "K-12 School Reform Implications and Responsibilities for Higher Education." The committee considers this to be an important document that should get wide distribution on the campuses to be a vehicle for important dialogue. A discussion of SB 430 was held. The committee was concerned that the new assessment program called for in the bill could be assessing within narrow margins. Chair Highsmith was requested to continue an open dialogue with Delaine Eastin, the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Committee agreed that SB 980, which calls for open enrollment for community college faculty, is a good idea.

The body was recessed, by Chair Highsmith, at 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 1995.

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The body was reconvened at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 1995, by Chair Highsmith.

ACTION

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Senator Spear moved (Marshall seconded) approval of the minutes of May 4-5, 1995. The minutes were approved.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Senator Heisch moved (Marshall seconded) approval of the agenda.

Senator Buck requested consent to add Item 5 to the agenda: Representation of Retired Faculty. There were no objections.

The agenda was approved.

AS-2295-95/TTF STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE ON FACULTY

ACTION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE USE OF

TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University adopt the position paper of the Task Force on Technology entitled, Statement of Principles on Faculty Professional Development in the Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning.

AS-2295-95/TTF carried unanimously.

AS-2296-95/EX BY-LAWS CHANGES

FIRST READING

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University change its by-laws: by renaming the governmental affairs committee the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee; by eliminating the committee on statewide and international programs; and by renaming the teacher education committee the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations.

RATIONALE: During the 1995 Academic Senate CSU retreat, the senators recommended a) expanding the responsibilities of the Governmental Affairs Committee to include fiscal affairs;

b) expanding the responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Committee to include the responsibilities formerly charged to CSIP;

c) maintaining and expanding the scope of the Teacher Education Committee to incorporate concerns relating to K-12 education.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, Senator Goldwhite moved (Heisch seconded) the resolution.

AS-2297-95/EX IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVISIONS

FIRST READING/WAIVER

RESOLVED: By the Academic Senate of the California State University that each separate significant change in the Constitutional Revisions adopted by the Senate in May 1995 be submitted to a vote of the faculty of the CSU during the 1995-96 academic year; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate CSU, in consultation with the Chairs of the Senate's Standing Committees, be charged with formulating the ballot for the vote on Revisions to the Constitution and designating the timelines and voting procedures for the vote.

RATIONALE: The most controversial provision in the revisions to the Senate's Constitution adopted in May 1995 is the restriction of numbers of Senate members. But there are a number of other significant changes including the definition of a representative of the faculty; the responsibility of senators to the campus faculty as a whole; the change in the referendum provision; and the removal of the Trustees from the amendment process. The Executive Committee recommends that, to implement the constitutional revision process, each significant change should be voted on as a separate item.

Listed here are the changes proposed by the Senate that are regarded as substantive:

p.1 Preamble: States more explicitly the role of the Senate in a collegial shared governance system.

p.2 Purposes: Spells out purposes more fully and includes explicit reference to the joint responsibilities of the Senate and the Trustees under the collective bargaining law.

p.3. Lines 1-6: Defines what a representative of the faculty is for appointment to systemwide and intersegmental groups.

p.4 Membership: Limits the total number of elected campus representatives to 51.

p.7 Elections of Campus Representatives: Makes explicit the responsibility of senators to the faculty and not the campus senate; brings forward campus election dates.

p.9 Referendum: Strikes the provision that 40% of the senate membership can call for a referendum on any issue.

p.11 Adoption of the Amendments: Removes the Trustees from this process.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, Senator Goldwhite moved (Marshall seconded) the resolution.

Senator Goldwhite moved (Stites seconded) to waive the rules to take action on the resolution at the present meeting.

Senator Barrena moved (Navari seconded) to postpone the waiver until after item 5 (Representation of Retired Faculty) had been discussed. Senator Navari moved (Barrena seconded) to close debate on postponing the waiver. Motion to postpone the waiver carried.

Senator DuFault requested consent to move directly to Item 5. There were no objections.

AS-2299-95/FA REPRESENTATION OF RETIRED FACULTY

FIRST READING

Section 1. Membership

The Academic Senate shall consist of 51 elected campus representatives as follows:

(a) one senator from each campus with an FTEF of 100 or less fewer,

(b) two from each campus with an FTEF of over 100 and

(c) one extra senator for as many campuses as possible apportioned on the basis of the highest FTEF;, plus

(b) the immediate past chair of the Academic Senate if not an elected member;

one emeritus/a faculty member, to be selected by a method determined by the Academic Senate; and

(c)(d) The Chancellor or representative as an ex-officio, non-voting member.

On behalf of the Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair Buck moved (Whitney seconded) the motion.

Senator Kaiser moved (Barrena seconded) to table Item 5. Motion failed.

Item 3, Implementation of Constitutional Revisions, was again open to discussion. Motion to waive rules failed.

Senator McIntire moved (Young seconded) to table Item 3. Motion carried.

AS-2298-95/AA/FA CONTINUED SYSTEMWIDE FUNDING FOR THE

FIRST READING/WAIVER CSU INTERLIBRARY LENDING PROGRAM

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University affirm its support for the vitally needed CSU Interlibrary Lending Program, which helps the CSU fulfill its educational mission by providing students and faculty with access to print materials (e.g., periodicals, serials, and books) not available in each campus' library holdings; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to support the continued funding of the CSU Interlibrary Lending Program as a systemwide provision; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to support the recommendation of the Task Force on the CSU Interlibrary Lending Program that subsequent funding recommendations for this program be reviewed annually by the Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology.

RATIONALE: During the mid-1970s, the California State University systemwide Interlibrary Lending (ILL) Program was developed to facilitate resource sharing among the CSU libraries and the libraries of the University of California, and was funded by the Chancellor's Office library division (see Attachment 2). The ILL Program was designed to provide students and faculty with print media (e.g., periodicals, serials, and books) and other materials in a quick and efficient manner, and to serve as an alternative to purchasing costly and specialized information resources. The ILL Program is composed of three components: (1) interagency agreements with three UC libraries (Berkeley, Davis, and Los Angeles) whereby CSU students and faculty can access UC holdings; (2) funding of transportation costs to support shipping of ILL Program materials among CSU libraries and UC libraries; and 3) necessary shipping supplies.

The economic crisis in California has had a major impact on reducing resources for higher education in general, and the CSU in particular. As a result, CSU library acquisition budgets have also decreased requiring CSU libraries to cancel subscriptions to numerous periodicals and serials. Recently, as part of the downsizing of the Chancellor's Office, a memo (Attachment 3) from the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Resources and Technology (IRT) informed the CSU library directors that the transportation costs for the ILL Program (estimated to be $125,000 during FY 1995-96) would no longer be supported by the Chancellor's Office and that campuses would need to assume these charges. Further, the memo stated IRT's intent in FY 1996-97 to cease systemwide funding of the interagency agreements with the UC libraries, thus requiring the individual campuses to assume both the negotiation and funding of these agreements (estimated to be $220,000 in FY 1996-97).

On July 15, 1995, the Committee for Learning Resources and Instructional Technology (CLRIT) passed a resolution confirming that the ILL Program is the vital underpinning of library resource sharing efforts. CLRIT recommended that systemwide support for the ILL Program be continued.

In late July 1995, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for IRT established a Task Force on the CSU Interlibrary Lending Program to reaffirm the value of the ILL Program to students and faculty, to examine alternative funding strategies, and to recommend the best funding strategy to continue the ILL Program (Attachment 4). The Task Force recommended to the Executive Vice Chancellor (Attachment 1) that funding for the continuation of the ILL Program ,"should be a systemwide provision; that is, it should come from `off-the-top' of the CSU annual budget appropriation." In addition, the Task Force recommended that, "budget requirements be reviewed annually by CLRIT and their subsequent recommendations be reviewed by the Executive Council."

Systemwide funding, as compared to campus funding of the ILL Program, enables the CSU to leverage contract negotiations, retards further erosion of already under-funded campus library collections, and avoids placing undue financial burden on new, small, or remote campuses.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Chair Hammerstrom moved (Buck seconded) the resolution.

Senator Hammerstrom moved (Pincu seconded) to waive the rules to take action on the resolution at the present meeting. Motion carried.

AS-2298-95/AA/FA motion carried unanimously.

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The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 1995.

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Approved (or corrected)

Date: November 2, 1995 (signed)

James M. Highsmith, Chair

(signed)

Hal Charnofsky, Secretary

(signed)

Margaret Price, Recording Secretary



 
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