CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2001, by Chair Jacquelyn Kegley.
ROLL CALL: Senators and alternates (*) attending the meeting were: (Bakersfield) Jacquelyn Kegley, John Tarjan; (Chico) Samuel Edelman, Kathleen Kaiser; (Dominguez Hills) Hal Charnofsky, Dick Williams; (Fresno) James Highsmith, Lester Pincu; (Fullerton) Vincent Buck, Bill Meyer, Barry Pasternack; (Hayward) Calvin Caplan, Don Wort; (Humboldt) Robert Snyder, Marshelle Thobaben; (Long Beach) Gene Dinielli, David Hood, Patricia Rozée; (Los Angeles) Frederick Anderson, Marshall Cates; (Maritime Academy) James Wheeler; (Monterey Bay) J. Ken Nishita, Robert van Spyk; (Northridge) Lynne Cook, Barbara Swerkes; (Pomona) Rochelle Kellner, Marvin Klein; (Sacramento) Cristy Jensen, Thomas Krabacher, Louise Timmer; (San Bernardino) Buckley Barrett, Jeanne King/Karen Kolehmainen*; (San Diego) Ray Boddy, Brent Rushall; (San Francisco) Eunice Aaron, Robert Cherny, Jan Gregory; (San Jose) Timothy Hegstrom, David McNeil, Bethany Shifflett; (San Luis Obispo) Reginald Gooden, Myron Hood, Timothy Kersten; (San Marcos) Dick Montanari, A. Sandy Parsons; (Sonoma) Susan McKillop, Peter Phillips; (Stanislaus) Mark Thompson, John Sarraille*; (Chancellor's Office) David Spence.
During the course of the meeting the Chair introduced:
Harold Goldwhite, Faculty Trustee and Professor of Chemistry, CSU Los Angeles
Mary Jo Gorney-Moreno, Chair, Academic Senate, San José State University
Gary Hammerstrom, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, CO
Carol Holder, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, CO
Ron Kroman for Donald Moore, Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (non-voting delegate)
Charles Lindahl, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, CO
Ali Razi, CSU Board of Trustees
David Spence, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, CSU
Sally Veregge, Faculty Trustee Nominee, Professor of Biology, San José State University
Richard West, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, CSU
Beverly Young, Director, Teacher Education and K-18 Programs
Deborah Hennessy, Executive Director, Academic Senate CSU
Margaret Price, Assistant to Executive Director, Academic Senate CSU
Shirley Sparkman, Staff Assistant-Budget, Academic Senate CSU
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS
REPORT OF CHAIR JACQUELYN ANN K. KEGLEY
Alumni Council Meeting, March 11 and CSU Legislative Days, March 12, Sacramento
I attended the Alumni Council meeting at CSU Sacramento on Sunday, March 11. I reported on the Academic Conference, the Master Plan hearings, and the work of the Faculty Flow Task Force, our discipline initiatives and our work with IMPAC. As always the contact and sharing of information was deemed important by this group. They are interested in working together with us in whatever ways seem appropriate. Perhaps we should discuss how we might have a larger role in the CSU legislative days.
The CSU Legislative Day was on Monday, March 12.
Each of the campuses was well represented. Cristy Jensen, Gene Dinielli, Ray Boddy, Barry Pasternack and Buckley Barrett were all present. As is usually the case, four legislators were honored and the Chancellor gave a state of the CSU address.
Board Meeting, March 20-21
The Board of Trustees meeting was held on the campus of CSU Long Beach. President Maxson was a most gracious host and the dinner on Tuesday evening featured both their student scholars and Senate President Simeon Crowther. Karl Anatol, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, also hosted the Senate Executive Committee for a very nice lunch.
Committees of the Board met on Tuesday. The Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings, and Grounds reviewed, and the Board approved, master plan revisions and accompanying environmental impact reports for San Diego State, and CSPU San Luis Obispo. Both are campuses that have not reworked their Master Plans for some years, and the Board is trying to expedite reviews of all campus Master Plans in the near future. According to usual practice, the Chair checked with the campus senates and, in both these cases, the senates were properly consulted. It is important that campus senates be involved in master plan reviews because facilities complement curriculum.
The Committee on Educational Policies dealt with two important items. The annual report of Academic Programs and Program Reviews was accepted without much discussion. The Chair was especially concerned that not all campuses referred to the agreement on the 120 units, namely, that this issue would be reviewed in the course of normal program review. Campus senates are urged to read their campus report and to make sure that the review of reduction to 120 units is being implemented as agreed. Much time was spent in this meeting on the information item requesting that the Board move towards an independent Ed.D. degree for the CSU. There are extended arguments in the text of the Board agenda for this step, which will require legislative approval for the authority of the CSU to offer its own doctoral degree. This material has been shared with campus senates as well as the appropriate senate committees. A bill has been introduced in the legislature by Senator Alpert to seek authority for the Ed.D. and there was a promise made by Lt. Governor Bustamante, who attended part of the board meeting, to help move this proposal through the legislature. Most of the comments by Board members on this change in the CSU's mission were positive.
The Committee on Finance meeting heard reports on current and future budgets, and approved various auxiliary-supported bonds. In the next five years there are plans for upwards of 650 housing units for faculty and staff of the CSU. Because this is an important issue for faculty hiring, the Senate and the Faculty Flow Task Force will need to monitor these and other related efforts closely.
During the Board meeting on Wednesday, Chair Gould, in his report, emphasized the importance of the faculty as the heart and soul of the university. He re-emphasized the Board's commitment to seek the full 6% compensation for faculty and staff. Plans for faculty and staff housing are being developed at several campuses and the $5 million support from the legislature is critical. Everyone in the CSU needs to urge the legislature to provide this support. Chair Gould recognized the contributions to the CSU of Trustee Ali Razi whose term is now concluded, and who will not seek re-nomination; and of Trustee William Hauck, who will seek re-nomination. The Senate will honor Trustee Razi at its May plenary for his work in providing Trustees' scholarships for students.
The Chancellor, in his report, congratulated the Board on the two new presidential appointments at Channel Islands and the Maritime Academy. On the budget the energy crisis casts a shadow of uncertainty over the eventual outcome. Natural gas costs so far this year have exceeded CSU's planned expenditure by $41 million. In addition to the items mentioned by Chair Gould, he emphasized the need for the $12 million request for student services. A new bond issue is also critical. The planned request is for $1 billion per year for four years for the three segments, which would give the CSU some $330 million a year, enough to cover about two-thirds of the system's need. He congratulated Cal Poly SLO on its 100 years of service to California.
Inauguration of James E. Lyons, Sr., 7th President of CSU Dominguez Hills, March 22
On Thursday, the 22nd, the Chair represented the faculty at the inauguration of James E. Lyons, Sr., seventh president of CSU Dominguez Hills. Eleven of the presidents and four of the trustees were also in attendance. The ceremony had a very "community" orientation. Mayors from all the major cities served by CSUDH spoke and all were graduates of the university. The marshall for the ceremony was former campus senate chair, Rudy Vanterpool. Remarks were made by Cynthia McDermott, present campus senate chair, as well as by representatives from the students, staff, and alumni. Dr. Tommie H. Stewart, Chair of the Drama Department, Alabama State University, and award-winning actress gave a "stirring" address. At the reception afterward our CSU Senators, Dick Williams and Hal Charnofsky, confirmed that this event had been a very positive one for the university and its community.
Meeting of ATAC, March 23, San Bruno
On Friday, March 23, ATAC met in San Bruno. There were three major items on the ATAC agenda. The first was to identify priorities for Faculty/Staff Development at the system level, based on the previous session with a group of Directors of Teaching and Learning Centers. The second was to develop a long-range Academic Technology Strategy Plan for the CSU. The third was to have an update from Mark Crase on CSU's technology infrastructure. A set of priorities for faculty staff development was discussed and a plan for implementation will come for approval at the next meeting. Three items were referred to the Academic Senate CSU. A resolution for endorsement of the Mission and Principles of ATAC will be brought to the May Plenary. The senate will also be asked to discuss the issue of recognition and award for work done by faculty members via the RTP process or other mechanism. This is an item that would, of course, need to be ultimately referred to campus senates. Thirdly, the Senate will need to revisit the questions of intellectual property and the protection of privacy as well as to review its document, "Fair Use." A small working group will most likely be appointed to develop a draft Long-Range Academic Technology Strategy Plan. The update from Mark Crase informed the group about the various expansion of 4Cnet,the new Hardware Operating Support Services (HOSS) Data Center in Salt Lake City, the Digital California Project and the status of the campus network infrastructure buildout.
CHESS (California Higher Education Student Summit) Sacramento, March 24-26
CHESS brings together student government leaders from all over California as well as from other states. The purpose is to inform students about CSU and state issues, provide development opportunities to improve their student leadership abilities, and to prepare them for legislative visits. I participated in a panel discussion on "Policies of the CSU" with Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer David Spence and Trustees Debra Farar, Fred Pierce, Daniel Cartwright and Neel Murarka. Topics discussed included YRO, Common Calendar, the Ed.D., and issues of faculty hiring. I also met on Sunday evening with the CSSA Board to discuss the mechanisms of financing for the Academic Senate CSU. I was also able to have an excellent interaction and discussion with Diana Fuentes-Michel, Undersecretary for Education, and Warren Fox, Executive Director, California Postsecondary Education Commission. One of our executive committee members, Cristy Jensen, was present on Saturday morning to facilitate a workshop on "How to Develop a Strategic Plan."
CalStateTEACH Graduation, March 25
Vince Buck represented the Academic Senate CSU at one of two graduation ceremonies for the CalStateTEACH program. This one was held in the south; another took place in the north. Vince reports that there were 60-70 graduates and about 300 other persons present including Associate Vice Chancellor Chuck Lindahl and President Jim Rosser. Several students spoke and it was clear from these messages that the students had been through a challenging experience as well as one most worthwhile for them. These graduations represent the first cohort of CalStateTEACH students.
CSUCI Faculty Search Meetings and Interviews--March 30-April 2 and April 6- 8
Two extensive weekends provided the culmination for the search process for the new faculty members for CSU Channel Islands. About 65 faculty candidates, in groups of about 22, were brought to CSU Channel Islands for a day and a half for interviews and group activities. A welcome dinner with a presentation on the CSUCI mission and vision by Lynne Cook, Chair of the CSUCI Faculty Council, initiated the process for each group. The next day commenced with a breakfast with about 15 community members who shared their delight at the presence of the new university. The rest of the day consisted of group discussions in which candidates engaged issues concerning the new campus, as well as a luncheon presentation by President Handel Evans on the history of the campus, its fundraising activities, and the proposed new faculty and staff housing. There were also individual interviews with the Search Committee, President Rush, and the administration.
It was an exhausting process but was perceived very positively by the candidates and proved most beneficial to the search process and to building community for the future campus. I highly commend those colleagues who participated with me in this process. My Faculty Council colleagues who participated in the search process were: Lynne Cook, CSU Northridge; Jim Wheeler, California Maritime Academy; Sandra Sutphen, CSU Fullerton; Pat Nichelson, CSU Northridge; Dick Williams, CSU Dominguez Hills; Gene Dinielli, CSU Long Beach; Jim Highsmith, CSU Fresno; and Sue Schaefer, CSU Hayward. Additional members of the Search Committee were Fred Anderson, CSU Los Angeles; Issac Cardenas, CSU Fullerton; and Fermin Herrera, CSU Northridge. These individuals worked way beyond the call of duty. I especially thank Lynne Cook for her outstanding leadership.
Academic Senate CSU Legislative Days, April 3
The Academic Senate CSU Legislative Days began with an informative meeting on Monday evening, April 2. During the day on April 3, senators visited 28 legislators and or staff including five drop-ins. Although energy problems were very much on everyone's mind, I believe we had excellent success in conveying our message to the legislature and believe that many of them do support our concerns. Our focus was on preserving the Governor's budget for CSU and advocating for two additional items requested by the Trustees: the additional 2% compensation and funding for housing efforts. We stressed that the $78,323,000 in support of an expected 3% growth in enrollment was a necessary base level support since it was grounded on marginal cost estimates that do not cover full cost of resources needed. We also advocated for AB 16 (Hertzberg) which is related to a bond issue, a source of funding crucial to addressing deferred maintenance, resources for libraries, classrooms and laboratories and the continued development of our telecommunications infrastructure. The Senate sponsored a luncheon for alumni who are serving as staff members to legislators. This also was very successful. Staffers often have an excellent take on the pulse in Sacramento and they also often have the ear of their legislator. Senators attending were: Eunice Aaron, Buckley Barrett, Bob Cherny, Gene Dinielli, Tim Hegstrom, Jim Highsmith, Tim Kersten, Marvin Klein, Tom Krabacher, Ken Nishita, Barry Pasternack, Michael Reagan, Barbara Swerkes, John Tarjan, Marshelle Thobaben, Louise Timmer, Dick Williams, and Don Wort. Bethany Shifflett ably led us. Congratulations Bethany on a super job.
ICAS, CAN and IMPAC Meeting, LAX-April 9
At the call of ICAS a meeting was held on April 9 between ICAS members and CAN Board representatives to discuss mutual working relationships among IMPAC, CAN, and the Academic Senate CSU Disciplinary Initiatives. This was also an opportunity for me to have a two-hour meeting with Michael Cowan, Chair, UC Faculty Council, and Linda Collins, Chair of the CCC Faculty Senate. The meeting resulted in a much better understanding of the roles and activities of the CAN (California Articulation Number System) Board, IMPAC (Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulation Curriculum system), and our own disciplinary initiatives to improve major preparation articulation. Some agreement was also reached about how to proceed in the near future so that duplication of efforts does not result. Cristy Jensen was present as an ICAS member and an alternate to the CAN Board. Kathy Kaiser was present as our CAN Board representative. Allison Jones was also present from our system. Others in attendance, in addition to Michael Cowan and Linda Collins, were Katy Clark, Hoke Simpson, Mary Gill, and Judith James from the CCC; and Betty Sundberg, Executive Director of CAN.
Intersegmental Coordinating Committee Meeting-April 18
I attended a meeting of the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee in Sacramento on April 18. I was the only faculty representative present, as Linda Collins (Chair, CCC Academic Senate) and Michael Cowan (Chair, UC Academic Council) were unable to attend. This body has executive level representation from all three segments, from the Department of Education, from CEPC, from the independent colleges and from K-12. The two primary topics on the agenda concerned a Proposal to the California Education Round Table on "Transfer: The Next Generation" and discussion of the alignment of K-12 Testing and Assessment. The transfer for a new generation proposal gives two basic recommendations. The first is to establish a Blue Ribbon Panel to engage in a year-long fundamental re-thinking of the transfer process with focus on finding the best transfer process possible "from the students' perspective." The second recommendation is to establish a new ICC Subcommittee on Transfer. There now exists a subcommittee on Academic Preparation, Access and Transfer and this new subcommittee would break out the transfer issue for special focus. I, on behalf of the faculty of all three segments as well as ICAS, argued that the Blue Ribbon Panel would remove the issue of transfer from the faculty senates where it belongs. It might well interfere with present efforts on transfer including IMPAC and the CSU Major Preparation Articulation efforts. I also argued that if there is to be a subcommittee there should be a major presence of faculty on this effort. The sentiment for the Blue Ribbon Panel was strong, but it was agreed that all faculty efforts on transfer should be supported and protected. It was also agreed that faculty presence on both the panel and subcommittee should be a major one. This is still under discussion and I will keep the Senate posted on developments on this issue.
The alignment and assessment issue is one the senate will address. There is a statement of goals and issues before the Academic Affairs Committee. Senators Marshall Cates, Gene Dinielli and Tim Hegstrom have been involved in this discussion.
Meeting of ICAS (Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates) LAX-April 25
Linda Collins, on behalf of the Community Colleges, reported concern with a number of bills that impact on their faculty and students. Of most concern was AB 1603 (Alquist) that would require the Board of Governors of the Community Colleges to develop a common course numbering and titling system to be used by community college districts no later than July 1, 2002. This imposition represents a threat to faculty autonomy for the curriculum as well as tremendous numbers of work hours. 453,115 transferable courses and 291,004 nontransferable courses will have to be made common. If content of these courses is not common a great deal of confusion may follow for students and the transfer and articulation process could be hindered. And this drive to common numbering and titling leads to limits on academic freedom and flexibility of campuses to meet regional needs. There was some fear expressed that if this bill is successful, it could be repeated for the other segments. The community college senate is also doing studies on student satisfaction with YRO and dual admissions. There is also a great deal of effort going into workforce and economic development issues as it impacts vocational education. It was agreed that ICAS would send a letter to Alquist expressing our strong concerns about this bill. Issues raised will be academic freedom, the stifling of creativity, the move toward uniformity and the dangers to a responsive curriculum. The letter will also stress that there are adequate mechanisms already addressing the issues.
Michael Cowan, on behalf of the UC, reported concern about SB 445 (Vasconcellos) that recommends that UC, CSU, and private institutions strive toward a 100% participation of their students in service learning by 2005. It also asks CEPC to develop a Master Plan for service learning. This bill bears watching, although it is unlikely to pass this year.
UC is moving toward YRO with 3 campuses scheduled for this summer (UCLA, Berkeley and Santa Barbara) with the others soon to follow. UC faculty members have concerns similar to those of the CSU. The new UC response to the CSU proposal for an Ed.D. is to establish a systemwide effort on the Ed.D. through an Educational Leadership Institute as well as more effort on joint doctorates. The UC faculty is very dubious about this effort. The Faculty Council has endorsed the Dual Admissions proposal. There will be campus flexibility and evaluation after five years.
There were reports from the CAN Board meeting and about IMPAC. CAN efforts have been dormant for a number of years and now the Board seems to be moving forward on transfer. It has been agreed that IMPAC courses already meet the faculty course review process and when ready can move forward to CAN numbering. The CSU Major Preparation projects will have meetings with CCC faculty members in the near future to facilitate the course review and numbering process. UC faculty will be invited as observers. Michael is urging UC to become more involved in transfer issues.
The updating of various competency statements was discussed. In addition to the updating of the English competency statements, ICAS has been asked to look at competency statements for mathematics and the social sciences. The work on IMPAC should be helpful for this process.
Annual Meeting of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) April 25-27
The theme of the annual meeting of WASC was "Deepening the Dialogue: Building Learning Centered Institutions in Partnership with Each Other." There were a number of excellent institutional presentations on assessment, technologically mediated instruction, service learning and advising. The CSU was well represented in these presentations. There were also four excellent plenary speakers. Patricia Cross, a national leader in higher education, spoke on the new themes for higher education today. These are accessibility, accountability and acceptability. Acceptability concerns the notion of marketability and those students who come concerned with "making a living." They are engaged in multiple activities and education is only one of them. They assume their relationship to education is similar to that they have to their bank. They want education near-by and convenient. However, they also want a high quality product at low costs and they put a premium on time and money. Pat also urged the importance of two new reports: "Measuring Up" and a national survey on "Student Engagement." The Senate has both of these and they should be reviewed in the coming year.
Pat Callan was one of the plenary speakers and he reported on "Measuring Up." He argued that there is a strong public interest in higher education and that they are concerned with quality. Also, the public is convinced, and with good evidence, that higher education represents the only way to get into the middle class and to participate in the American way of life. The report judges all the states in six areas. These are preparation of students; accessibility; affordability; benefits of education (value added) and improvement of learning. On the improvement of learning measure, all states received an incomplete because none have truly addressed this issue or how to report improvements in this area. Of course, the accreditation agencies are placing great emphasis on this. The report group is also concerned with an increasing gap between education haves and have-nots.
The Survey on Student Engagement is much focused on learning and quality. It is set in a context of the new research on learning including the cognitive sciences. The consensus on learning is that it improves with active engagement and in making connections. The five benchmarks in the survey include interaction with faculty and a supportive campus environment. This report bears close reading.
Ralph Wolff, Executive Director of WASC, will be joining the Senate at the September Plenary to discuss with us the new guidelines and philosophy of WASC.
Meeting of ATAC-San Francisco, April 27
The final meeting of ATAC for this summer was a very productive one. The committee adopted a plan for next year for Faculty Professional Development for Academic Technology in the CSU. This includes an October Planning session for ATAC members, Faculty Development Directors and ITL Board members that will set up a February 2002 Visioning Session. This February session has as its objective a multi-stakeholder creation of a first draft of a vision of how technology will impact the delivery and organizational support of instruction for the next five years. ATAC members and 23 campus-based stakeholder teams will be involved. National experts and major vendors will be invited to share their views of the future in academic technology. The culminating event of the plan will be an April Academic Technology Strategic Planning Conference. The system Academic Technology Plan will be shared in draft with campuses and there will be discussion of how to integrate campus plans and system plans and funding. A subcommittee of ATAC will be working this summer on a preliminary draft of an Academic Technology Plan. The issue of updating documents and policies on Intellectual Property and Fair Use will be a 2001-2002 Senate project. Patricia Cuocco gave an excellent overview of the issues of access to technology for the disabled and Dave Ernst gave an overview of the Faculty Technology Survey.
"Service-Learning in Philosophy"- Minnesota Campus Compact Workshop, Minneapolis May 2
I was asked to serve as a major presenter at a workshop on "Service Learning in Philosophy," sponsored by AAHE, The American Philosophical Association, Campus Compact and the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning. I was able to highlight the excellent work being done in the CSU on service learning as well as to challenge my own discipline on teaching and the improvement of learning. I am the Chair of the Committee of the Teaching of Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association and a member of the association board.
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STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Academic Affairs Committee On behalf of the AAC, Chair Cherny reported--At its meetings in April and May, the Academic Affairs Committee developed and refined AS-2534-01/AA, New Study of Post-Baccalaureate Programs in the CSU, and AS-2535-01/AA, Support for Library Funding. AA also discussedAS-2532-01/FGA/TEKR, regarding independent Ed.D. programs in the CSU, and voted to withdraw as a co-sponsor of the resolution. The committee also developed several letters: (1) responding to a request for input toward revising several executive orders, especially EO 268, having to do with grading symbols; (2) regarding SB 489, creating pilot "transfer academies" in several community colleges; (3) opposing SB 894, funding a program at Claremont Graduate College aimed at community college administrators; and(4) addressing alignment of testing and assessment. The committee also reviewed an end-of-the-year report and list of tasks for Academic Affairs next year.
CSU Channel Islands Faculty Council On behalf of the council, Chair Lynne Cook reported that great progress has been made in getting personnel and policies in place. Richard Rush, president of Minnesota State University at Mankato, will assume the CSUCI presidency June 18, 2001. President Rush participated with the Faculty Search Committee over two week-ends in interviewing approximately 60 candidates for a possible 25 positions. The Search Committee (comprised of the Faculty Council members, augmented by Fred Anderson, Los Angeles; Isaac Cardenas, Fullerton; and Fermin Herrera, Northridge) worked very intensively through March and April and made hiring recommendations to Dr. Rush on April 11. Chair Cook noted that the search for the vice president of academic affairs, chaired by Jim Highsmith, is underway and should be completed in the summer. Other administrative and staff positions will be announced and filled shortly. In the meantime she expects that another call for consultants to assist in program and system development will be issued in early summer.
The Faculty Council is refining and completing policies including constitution and bylaws; curriculum development and approval, faculty and academically-related personnel recruitment and hiring; faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; and faculty development. The Council looks forward to welcoming the new faculty and transmitting policy and academic program documents to them.
Chair Cook thanked the Academic Senate for its continuing support. She stressed that the Faculty Council, established and appointed by the Academic Senate, has been acting on behalf of the faculty to be hired this spring. A May 2000 resolution, Collegiality in Developing Academic Directions for CSUCI, supported these efforts.
She thanked the members of the Faculty Council: Gene Dinielli, CSU Long Beach; James Highsmith, CSU Fresno; Jacquelyn Kegley, CSU Bakersfield; Pat Nichelson, CSU Northridge; Susan Schaefer, CSU Hayward; Sandra Sutphen, CSU Fullerton; James Wheeler, California Maritime; Dick Williams, CSU Dominguez Hills. In closing, she acknowledged the consistent support and good counsel of Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Spence and Assistant Vice Chancellor Hammerstrom and thanked them for their valuable contributions.
TEKR Chair Lynne Cook reported that since the April interim meeting the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations has been very involved in discussions with members of the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee of the possibility of an Ed.D. degree in the CSU. A resolution for this Senate plenary agenda addresses issues related to seeking authorization for such a degree, the funding that will be essential, and the curriculum development and approval process. TEKR held a special meeting yesterday with liaisons from Academic Affairs, Fiscal and Governmental Affairs, and Executive Committees to discuss the desired characteristics and content parameters for such degree programs if the system is authorized to offer them and campuses elect to do so. Executive Vice Chancellor Spence and Chancellor Reed also met with the group. TEKR will continue to discuss content, design and standards that would be involved in developing Ed.D. programs.
Significant changes to the content and design of teacher preparation programs will be required by new state standards developed as a result of SB 2042. Draft standards are out for public review and should be adopted by fall 2001. The changes will be sweeping and have real impact on undergraduate disciplinary preparation. The Executive Committee joined TEKR for a discussion with Nancy Brownell, Director, CSU Institute for Education Reform, of the new standards and their implications. Chair Cook encouraged senators to review and comment on draft standards during the public comment period at www.ctc.ca.gov. Cook also announced that the deadline for the Governor's Teaching Fellowships ($20,000 for one year) has been extended to May 31. There are fewer applicants than scholarships that are available.
The TEKR committee reviewed its progress for this year and identified continuing activities and future goals (a written report was distributed). Cook noted that Tim Hegstrom has served the committee exceptionally well as vice chair for two years and that the committee will miss his participation in the Academic Senate next year. She thanked Senator Hegstrom and the other committee members for their significant work and contributions during the year.
Faculty Trustee Harold Goldwhite Preview of the Upcoming Board of Trustees' Meeting--The Board of Trustees of the CSU will meet at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach on May 15 and 16, 2001. If you haven't already heard, Trustee Bill Hauck was reappointed to a second full term by Governor Davis last week.
The complete Board Agenda can be viewed from the following Website: http://www.calstate.edu/co/bot/Agendas/ This includes an approximately 1000 page Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Sports Complex at CSU Dominguez Hills. Some possible meeting highlights are as follows.
The Committee of the Whole will hear a report on CSU's Quality Improvement Initiative which addresses support services such as accounts payable, environmental health and safety, facilities, financial aid, libraries etc. The aim is to learn how well these services serve our students, staff, and faculty.
The Committee on Educational Policy will hear three information items. The achievements of CalState TEACH, the statewide program to credential teachers with emergency permits, will be described. A technical change to Title 5 concerning Summer Early Entrants will be introduced. Finally the Ad Hoc Committee on Alcohol Policies and Prevention Programs will present its report. Its major thrusts are communication to and education of students, and development of training, intervention, and treatment programs.
The meeting of the Committee on Finance should be particularly interesting, since the May revision of the Governor's Budget for the State, and the CSU, should be known by then. The same subject will probably also come up in the Committee on Governmental Relations, together with the Board's priority legislation and other bills of interest to the CSU.
I expect the meeting of the Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings, and Grounds to be dominated by the discussion of the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Sports Complex at CSU Dominguez Hills. It is likely that many community representatives will ask to be heard by the Committee. Also on the agenda are a report on the CSU Energy Management Program; and plans for the International Polytechnic High School at CSPU Pomona.
On Tuesday afternoon the 2001 winners of the Wang Family Excellence Award will be publicly recognized, and honored by a Board banquet on Tuesday evening.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: The agenda, having been moved and seconded, was approved.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes, having been moved and seconded, were approved.
AS-2524-01/EX CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) submit the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Constitution of the ASCSU to the campus senates for their consideration.
AS-2524-01/EX motion tabled.
AS-2532-01/FGA/TEKR CONSIDERATION OF THE ED.D. IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) request the cooperation of the Chancellor and Board of Trustees to develop jointly a legislative proposal for the CSU to offer independent Ed.D. degrees; and be it further
RESOLVED: That any Academic Senate CSU support for development and implementation of Ed.D. programs be contingent upon first securing funding for existing graduate programs based on the definition of a graduate full-time equivalent student (FTES) being 12 units and supplemental funding for the Ed.D. programs; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU affirm that Ed.D. programs offered by the CSU must be developed and approved by faculty through regular governance processes (including the campus academic senates) on the individual campuses that will offer Ed.D. degrees and that any proposed program must meet the appropriate standards for such applied doctoral programs.
RATIONALE: The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) (2000 Report) and California legislators (SB 713, introduced) have cited a need for educating school administrators and Community College teachers and administrators at the level of the doctorate of education. As the system of public higher education with a highly qualified faculty that educates and certifies most of California's schoolteachers, the California State University (CSU), with its 23 campuses across the State, is well positioned to provide access to Ed.D. programs of high quality and at reasonable cost to students. The structure and content of such programs will be determined and approved by CSU faculty. The degree programs must have sufficient flexibility to ensure the scholarly development of a broad range of educational leaders in different areas of emphasis including, but not limited to curriculum specialists, community college faculty, educational administrators at all levels, allied health educators, and student services specialists.
The Academic Senate CSU has earlier (in its resolution of 1985) determined that creation of such programs would be contingent upon the securing of funding at a level consistent with high quality. Because existing post-baccalaureate programs in the CSU are underfunded at present, proceeding with planning for any Ed.D. programs must await increased funding of all CSU graduate programs at the level of national norms (e.g., 12 weighted teaching units (WTUs) per FTE/S instead of the present 15 WTUs). The Board of Trustees of the CSU in 1985 declared independent applied doctorates in the field of education, when authorized by the State, as within the mission of the CSU; this element of the CSU mission is to be reiterated in pending Master Plan reports and legislation, which could include specific authorization to provide the Ed.D. degree and/or other independent applied doctorates.
AS-2532-01/FGA/TEKR motion approved as amended.
AS-2533-01/EX ACADEMIC SENATE CSU CALENDAR OF 2001-2002 MEETINGS
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University adopt the following schedule for the 2001-02 academic year:
|October 31-Nov 1-2
|; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate CSU be authorized to change the schedule of meetings approved, with adequate notice to the Academic Senate CSU, if the Trustees alter their schedule, or if budgetary constraints require a change.
RATIONALE: The California State University Board of Trustees is considering the adoption of the following schedule for 2001-2002 Trustee meetings at its May 15-16 meeting.
|*dates approved by the CSU Board of Trustees May 2000
AS-2533-01/EX motion approved.
AS-2534-01/AA NEW STUDY OF POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University reaffirm its support for Recommendations on Study of Graduate Education (AS-1987-91/AA, attached); and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that its Executive Committee and the Office of the Chancellor develop a new collaborative study of post-baccalaureate programs in the CSU, for the purposes of updating the Study of Graduate Education completed in 1990, determining which of its recommendations have been successfully implemented, developing new recommendations as appropriate, and developing a parallel study of post-baccalaureate programs not part of graduate degree programs; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that the new study of post-baccalaureate programs, as a part of developing new recommendations, address the need for and capability and feasibility of expanding existing master's programs and of developing both new master's programs and applied doctoral programs.
RATIONALE: In 1991, the Academic Senate CSU supported a set of recommendations on graduate education in the CSU that were developed over the preceding several years. At the time, however, state funding precluded implementation of several of the recommendations that required additional funding. After an interval of ten years, it is appropriate to reexamine those recommendations. The original resolution and the recommendations are attached.
At its meeting of April 2-3, 2001, the Education Policy and Programs Committee of the California Postsecondary Education Commission took up the current state of graduate study in California's public institutions of higher education. The report is attached. Among other points, the report states:
The need for increased attention to the graduate level, including research, has been advanced as an area of growing concern not only within institutions of higher education but externally as well. Business and industry leaders in biotechnology, engineering, computer science, and other fields have expressed concern about the availability of graduate students and the linkages between research--be it pure or applied--and the needs of the State. . . .
The Commission believes that a major effort in this decade should be devoted to strengthening graduate education. The exercise of program selectivity, the improvement of the quality of graduate programs, and the recruitment of well-qualified graduate students depend in large part on the academic leadership provided by department heads, deans, and institutional leaders. It depends, also, in the case of public institutions, on the collective will and vision of policy makers, their sustained commitment in terms of financial support, and the expectation that the public interest will be best served by distinguished programs or centers of excellence.
The report notes that nearly all CSU campuses have smaller graduate programs, proportionately, than do comparable institutions such as Arizona State, Wayne State, Georgia State, or SUNY Albany. The report concludes:
The ability of California institutions, public and independent, to meet the competition emanating from a global economy and educational opportunity is limited. To be competitive and fulfill the State's interest as well as contribute to the economic vitality of the state and its citizenry, full attention needs to be given to strong graduate programs. . . . Outstanding graduate students invest their energies and knowledge in institutions boasting strong faculty, sophisticated research equipment and up-to-date library and information resources. Fresh graduate talent should be treated as a serious and ongoing priority. . . .
The Commission believes that by having additional information and discussion as anticipated at this Commission meeting it will be well served to plan for how it can best advise and counsel State policy-makers and educational leaders.
To meet the needs of California residents for advanced degree programs, a careful study needs to be made not only of the needs of the state and of its people for post-baccalaureate study, but, most importantly for the CSU, of the capability (in terms of faculty specialties, support resources, and the like) and feasibility (especially financial feasibility) of the CSU to offer programs to meet those needs. Such a study of needs, capability, and feasibility can be advantageously combined with a study of other aspects of post-baccalaureate education.
AS-2534-01/AA motion approved unanimously.
AS-2535-01/AA SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY FUNDING
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University support and applaud the current budget provisions that include augmentations to campus library base budgets of $3 million as part of the partnership compact between the CSU and the Governor; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge that each campus library receive its full allocation as an addition to its base budget; and be it further
RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be sent to the Chancellor, each campus president, each campus senate chair, and each campus library director.
RATIONALE: In 1998, the Academic Senate CSU adopted resolution AS-2429-98/AA (attached) in support of the findings of the systemwide Task Force on Library Collections. The report of the task force found that serious degradation in the quality of CSU library collections occurred as the result of funding cuts beginning in the early 1990s. A funding gap for library collections was identified by the task force, a gap which is now estimated to be $12 million annually. This funding shortfall has been recognized by the CSU and the State as a structural budget deficiency in need of correction. The current, four-year "Partnership" agreement between the CSU and the governor provides for an additional 1% increase to the State General Fund base to phase in full funding to eliminate the annual budgetary shortfalls for libraries as well as building maintenance, instructional equipment, and instructional technology between 1999-00 and 2002-03. That agreement yielded an increase of $3 million of base budget funding for systemwide electronic information resources in 2000-01. An additional $4 million is budgeted for 2001-02 bringing the total addition to the base budget for libraries to $7 million.
In 2001-02, $3 million of the Partnership funding will be allocated directly to campuses for library collections. Allocations will be made on the basis of campus FTES. To close the funding gap, it is critical that each library receive its full allocation as an addition to its base budget.
AS-2535-01/AA motion approved without dissent.
AS-2536-01/FGA CSU BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR 2002-2003
RESOLVED: That, in order to attract and retain the highest quality faculty and to assure that education at the CSU is of the highest caliber, the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the following budget priorities for the development of the CSU Trustees' proposed budget for the 2002-2003 academic year (in descending order of priority):
- That the compensation component of the budget be increased to at least the level established by California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) as necessary to achieve parity with comparison institutions.
- That the budget include funding sufficient to ensure teaching assignments competitive with other comprehensive universities.
- That funding be provided to establish efficacious programs of housing assistance for faculty members, especially at campuses that are located in areas where housing costs are particularly high.
- That the state support provided per additional full-time equivalent student (FTES) be adjusted upward: (a) to fund the hiring of an appropriate complement of full-time, tenure-track faculty; and (b) to include a greater portion of campus fixed costs in order to recognize more fairly the increased capital and maintenance needs that accrue when large numbers of students are added to campuses' enrollments.
- That the formula for determining a full-time equivalent graduate student be changed from enrollment in 15 credit units per term to 12 credit units.
- That campuses operating on a year-round, state-supported calendar be funded so that: (a) instruction may be undertaken with an appropriate complement of full-time, tenure-track faculty for the number of FTES served; (b) faculty members receive full compensation and pension benefits for their work during all state-supported academic sessions, and (c) all necessary campus operations are supported appropriately.
RATIONALE: CSU has made progress in raising faculty and staff salaries to levels closer to those of comparison campuses; however, salary levels remain insufficient to recruit and retain faculty of the highest caliber in many disciplines. Two of the great deterrents to hiring faculty are CSU's high teaching assignment requirements and California's high cost of housing. It is important for the state to provide new funding to create programs of housing assistance to CSU faculty members. Each year CSU is adding approximately 10,000 new full-time equivalent students (FTES) funded at a marginal level that does not fully account for the costs of adding large numbers of students to the campuses. Graduate programs have been funded at the same level as undergraduate programs. Changing the definition of a FTES at the graduate level to 12 credit units of instruction per term would yield greater state funding for post baccalaureate instruction consistent with the higher average cost of post baccalaureate instruction. Likewise, year-round operation at campuses requires sufficient funding to ensure that the quality of instruction is not diminished in any academic term. Fairness dictates that faculty members be paid for all state-supported academic sessions at a level commensurate with the regular academic year compensation including the accrual of pension benefits.
The meeting was recessed on Thursday at 5:20 p.m.
When the Chair reconvened the meeting at 8:40 a.m. on Friday, the Agenda was reordered to move Item 10, Commendation of Carol Holder, to number one for action before her time certain; and Item 9, AS-2539-01/FA, was moved to number two.
AS-2540-01/EX COMMENDATION OF CAROL HOLDER
WHEREAS, Carol Holder has, for the past three years, served with distinction as the Faculty Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning; and
WHEREAS, Carol Holder has, during her tenure, taken the Institute into the electronic age through the development of the CSU's first electronic journal, Exchanges; and
WHEREAS, Carol Holder instituted a program to enable faculty from different campuses but the same discipline to pursue projects that will improve teaching and learning; and
WHEREAS, Carol Holder has overseen three extremely successful summer institutes at San Jose, Long Beach and San Luis Obispo; and
WHEREAS, Carol Holder is stepping down from the directorship and returning to her first love, teaching and learning; therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University extend its thanks to Carol Holder for three years of exemplary leadership of the Institute for Teaching and Learning; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU extend its best wishes to Carol Holder as she continues her own pursuit of teaching and learning.
AS-2540-01/EX motion approved by acclamation.
AS-2539-01/FA SEEKING RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) deplore the numerous, misleading, and provocative assertions made in a letter of April 23, 2001, and sent by Chancellor Charles Reed to CSU campus newspapers and other media sources; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU believe that such communications as this letter violate the spirit of collegiality and inhibit the progress of the collective bargaining process as called for in AS-2506-01/FA; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to avoid such divisive statements in the future; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU send copies of this resolution to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, and campus senates and campus newspapers.
RATIONALE: The Chancellor's letter contains carefully-selected data that may confuse or mislead its readers. Documents such as this contradict the intent of Academic Senate CSU resolutions AS-2506-00/FA, September 14-15, 2000, and AS-2530-01/FA, March 15-16, 2001, attached.
AS-2539-01/FA motion approved (39-1, 3 abstentions).
Taken up again
AS-2536-01/AA motion as amended approved unanimously.
AS-2537-01/FA SUPPORT FOR SB 1212 (ROMERO) GOVERNMENT CODE: HIGHER EDUCATION LABOR RELATIONS
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) endorse the principle that faculty in the CSU should have the strongest possible protection of their due process rights in order to preserve their intellectual and academic freedom in the classroom and in their teaching and scholarly, and creative work; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU remind all members of the CSU community that the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has long since articulated due process principles that have set a standard for faculty in American colleges and universities; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recognize that the protections spelled out in Section 89542.5 of the Education Code provide only a baseline with respect to due process rights, one that should not be eroded but should, in fact, be strengthened as a result of collective bargaining; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU find unacceptable any effort to effect a tradeoff between a strong due process system and other needs and requirements of faculty; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU, believing that strong due process protections lie at the heart of academic freedom and the health of the academy, urge that members of the CSU community make every effort to realize the goal stated in the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) of "harmonious and cooperative labor relations"; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU note that presently unsettled points in discussions of due process rights of faculty are amenable to resolution in good-faith discussions; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU support SB 1212 (Romero), whose intent is to protect due process rights of CSU faculty; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU send copies of this resolution to the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, California Faculty Association (CFA), campus senates, and members of the California legislature.
RATIONALE: In its initial proposals for the current contract bargaining, CSU has argued that faculty due process rights, including arbitration, should be at the least reduced, and at worst eliminated. Proposed legislation would contain that effort, requiring that "existing law relative to grievance and disciplinary action procedures in the CSU may not be superseded by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) unless the MOU provides more than the minimum level of benefits or rights provided by that law."
AS-2537-01/FA motion approved as amended.
AS-2538-01/FA ALIGNMENT OF FACULTY ROLES AND REWARDS
RESOLVED: That, in order to reflect new and increased roles and responsibilities of the professoriate, the Academic Senate of the California State University recommend that the campus academic senates review and amend where appropriate the criteria for faculty reward systems [e.g., retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP)]; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that each campus academic senate review and where appropriate amend RTP policies to ensure that all tenure-track faculty, particularly those newly hired, be advised of any changes made in personnel policies; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that each campus academic senate encourage the departments/programs of their campuses to create mentoring programs for new tenure-track faculty to support the retention, tenure, and promotion of such faculty.
RATIONALE: In the past decade there have been many changes in the demands required of all faculty, particularly those newly hired. Among these new demands are those that come from the increasing role that technology plays in delivering the curriculum, the proliferation of service learning in the curriculum, and faculty involvement in various aspects of campus assessment. It is only reasonable and right, especially in these days of "merit" pay, that all faculty know their department's, college's and university's view of such action in personnel decisions. Many campuses have not reviewed or amended their personnel policies for many years, and we are requesting that such action be done.
Further, with an increasing number of faculty retiring and many new being hired, we ask that departments and campuses take proactive measures, such as mentoring of the new faculty and making explicit RTP criteria, so as to retain as many productive new faculty as possible.
AS-2538-01/FA motion approved.
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The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2001.
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Approved (or corrected)
Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley, Chair
Les Pincu, Secretary
Margaret Price, Recording Secretary