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ACADEMIC SENATE 2016-17

AGENDA

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 1

May 5, 2016

2:00-2:30 p.m. in PSY-150

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

 

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

3. WELCOME of NEW SENATORS

 

4. ELECTION OF CHAIR

  • Each candidate will be allowed 60 seconds to make a statement

Chair Candidate Statement:

Norbert Schürer, English, CLA:

 

I have been a member of our Academic Senate since 2008, a member of the Executive Committee since 2014, and for the last year I served as Vice Chair. In this role, I attended weekly Executive Committee meetings, helped plan the Retreat, and worked on various policies, particularly Intellectual Property. I also served on committees such as the Provost Search Committee, Student Fee Advisory Committee, Campus Climate Committee, and Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee.

 

Now, I ask for your vote so I may serve you as Chair of the Academic Senate. I will bring passionate dedication to representative shared governance, commitment to a vigorous, deliberative process, and close attention to policy language to this position. As your Chair, I will try to make the Senate even more inclusive and transparent and work to focus our time on important issues and policies that directly impact faculty, staff, students, and the institution.

 

5. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR

  • Each candidate will be allowed 60 seconds to make a statement

Vice Chair Candidate Statements (2):

Jessica Pandya, Liberal Studies, CED:

 

I ask for your vote so that I may serve you as the Vice Chair of the Academic Senate. My aim is to bring greater collaboration to our shared governance process. I believe I have the qualifications and experience, having been a Senator representing the College of Education since 2010, and having served as a Member at Large on the Senate Executive Committee for the past two years. I chair the Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology and just finished steering revisions of the committee’s charge to make it more representative, responsive, and proactive.  Since my arrival at CSULB, I have been a strong advocate for faculty governance, chairing the College of Education Faculty Council (2006-08, 2010-11) and serving on the University Resources Council.  I am currently the Chair of the Liberal Studies Department (a 6-unit chairship), and am also a President’s and Provost’s Leadership Fellow.  Thank you for your consideration.

David Stewart, Religious Studies, CLA

 

With more than twenty years of executive and board experience in the non-profit sector and elected service as chair of the CLA Faculty Council, my department, and the current CLA Dean’s review cmte., I have sought to foster citizenship in the University for the general welfare.  Facing the shadow side of institutions—to help communities move toward deeper humaneness—involves the readiness to look fearlessly at all data, including the uncomfortable, assessing what doesn’t work. To not face why, for instance, we do not successfully recruit or sustain enrollment of Native- and African-American students compared to other institutions prevents us from changing for the better. In seeking the common good, transparency, asking good questions, weighing carefully the prospective effects of policies, and assessing administrative initiatives are steps the Executive Cmte. can encourage the Senate to take. Thus, I ask for your vote for Vice-chair of the Academic Senate.

 

6. ELECTION OF SECRETARY

  • Each candidate will be allowed 60 seconds to make a statement

    NONE

7. SEQUENTIAL ELECTION OF FOUR AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF THE EXCUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Each candidate will be allowed 60 seconds to make a statement

 

8. ELECTION/CONFIRMATION OF COLLEGE/UNIT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

  • One senator from each college, one senator from the library, one senator from Counseling and Psychological Services, and one lecturer senator. Two senators from the College of Liberal Arts

 

9. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC SENATE 2015-16

AGENDA

MEETING 13

May 5, 2016, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Towner Auditorium in PSY-150

 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Academic Senate Meeting of May 5, 2016

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND ATTENDANCE SHEET

 

3.1 Academic Senate Meeting of April 21, 2016          Attendance Sheet

 

4. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS

4.1 Executive Committee - Announcements

4.2 Nominating Committee

4.3 Status - Academic Senate Consent Calendar

4.3.1 Discontinuance: MFA in Theatre Arts, Option in Theatre management (AS-981-16/CEPC/URC) - SECOND READING

 

5. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES: NONE

 

6. SPECIAL ORDERS

6.1 Report of the CSULB President: Time Certain 2:30 pm

6.2 Report from the CFA: President Douglas Domingo-Forasté

6.3 Report on Parking: Mary Stephens - 10 minutes

 

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

7.1  Proposal: BS in Physics & Astronomy, Option in Materials Science (AS-995-16/CEPC/URC)SECOND READING

7.2  Proposal: Minor in Fashion Design (AS-988-16/CEPC/URC) – SECOND READING

 

7.3  Proposal: New Department of Biomedical Engineering (AS-998-16/CEPC/URC)- SECOND READING

 

7.4  Revision: University Honors Policy (AS-1001-16/CEPC) – SECOND READING

        Version with track changes from CEPC

Version with edits

7.5  Revision: of Certificate Policy 85-08 (AS-976-15/CEPC) - SECOND READING

Informative Document: Eligibility Guidelines

7.6  Revision: Policies and Procedures for the Selection, Appointment and Review of AcademicAdministrators (AS-1000-16/FPPC) – SECOND READING

     Version with edits

8. NEW BUSINESS

8.1  None

9. ADJOURNMENT

 

Contact Information

Academic Senate

AS-123 (MS-2005)
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, California 90840-2005

(562) 985-4149

Senate@csulb.edu

Chair: Praveen Soni
Assistant to the Chair: Aracely Montes