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.
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
Kelley McCoy, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic
Eric Mitchell, University Affairs Director, California State Student
Donald Moore, Delegate-Consultant, Association of California State University
Professors, and Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association representative to the
Jack Munsee, CSULB, California Faculty Association representative to the
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
Todd Wilander, CSULA, President - Associated Students representative to the
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
*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
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
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
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
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
* 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
* 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
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
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
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
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.
* * * * *
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).
* * * * *
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
(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
1. Tenure in the CSU in the 21st Century
2. Faculty employment patterns and recruitment; and the employment of
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
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
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
* * * * *
The body was reconvened at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 1995, by Chair
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AS-2299-95/FA REPRESENTATION OF RETIRED FACULTY
Section 1. Membership
The Academic Senate shall consist of 51 elected campus representatives
(a) one senator from each campus with an FTEF of 100 or less
(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
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,
On behalf of the Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair Buck moved (Whitney
seconded) the motion.
Senator Kaiser moved (Barrena seconded) to table Item 5. Motion
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
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
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,
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Approved (or corrected)
Date: November 2, 1995 (signed)
James M. Highsmith, Chair
Hal Charnofsky, Secretary
Margaret Price, Recording Secretary