CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2000, 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; (Los Angeles) Frederick Anderson, Marshall Cates; (Maritime Academy) James Wheeler; (Monterey Bay) J. Ken Nishita, Robert van Spyk; (Northridge) Lynne Cook, Barbara Swerkes; (Pomona) Marvin Klein, Rochelle Kellner; (Sacramento) Cristy Jensen, Thomas Krabacher, Louise Timmer; (San Bernardino) Buckley Barrett, Jeanne King; (San Diego) Ray Boddy, Brent Rushall, David Strom; (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) Fred Hilpert, Mark Thompson; (Chancellor's Office) David Spence.
During the course of the meeting the Chair introduced:
Jack Bedell, Professor of Sociology, CSU Fullerton
Harold Goldwhite, Faculty Trustee and Professor of Chemistry, CSU Los Angeles
Gary Hammerstrom, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, CO
Carol Holder, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, Chancellor's Office
Charles Lindahl, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Chancellor's Office
Shaun Lumachi, Chair, California State Student Association
Sandy Miskella, Director of University Relations, California State Student Association
Donald Moore, Consultant, Association of California State University Professors;
Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (non-voting delegate)
Charles Reed, Chancellor, California State University
Jolayne Service, Dean, Academic Program Planning, Chancellor's Office
David Spence, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, CSU
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
Much of our focus during October was devoted to the external relationships that the Academic Senate maintains with other groups and constituencies in the CSU. I will report briefly on these activities below.
The Intersegmental Budget Advisory Committee (IBAC) is a committee of the Intersegmental Coordinating Council (ICC) which in turn is an arm of the California Education Roundtable.
The Roundtable is composed of the Chancellors and/or Presidents and Chief Executives for the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the California State Department of Higher Education, and the California Postsecondary Education Commission. The ICC and the IBAC include representatives from all these groups. The IBAC reviews and advocates for budget requests on behalf of the California Education Roundtable. Committee membership consists of the Chairs of the Academic Senates of the CCC, CSU and UC, as well as representatives from the California Postsecondary Commission and the California Department of Education. Each of the three systems (CSU, CCC, UC) has representatives from their system offices serving on the committee. Allison Jones is the CSU system representative on this committee.
This year the IBAC is advocating for three budget proposals. The first item is carried by the UC budget which is a $1.1 million request to augment the technical infrastructure of ASSIST (the Articulation System Stimulating Inter-Institutional Student Transfer) which will ensure 24-hour, 7-days-a-week Internet access to students, faculty, and staff and will provide support for the work to be entered and update course articulation data. ASSIST is a computerized information system that provides students with detailed course transfer and articulation information. The goal is to help students to plan their academic careers, to facilitate a seamless transfer process, and to reduce the number of redundant courses they may take as they transfer from Community Colleges to universities.
The second budget proposal is being supported by the CSU and is for $4,118,00 to expand the Diagnostic Writing Service to all eleventh grade students in California's public schools. The major portion of the funds will cover the costs for essay readers and for related training.
The Diagnostic Writing Service provides high school students with information on their progress in learning to read and write at the level required in college classes (e.g., that tested on the CSU English Placement Test and on the UC Subject A examination). Students receive diagnostic information while they are still in high school about their writing skills in order to obtain assistance from their teachers to improve those skills, if necessary. Teachers also learn about the strengths and weaknesses of their instructional strategies for developing the writing and reading skills of their students.
The final budget proposal advocated by the committee is a request by the California Department of Education for an $8.7 million augmentation under the Academic Improvement and Achievement Act (AIAA). These funds would be used to expand the number of regional partnerships to significantly improve the academic performance of students in low-performing high schools. A number of CSU campuses already participate in these partnerships including CSU, Bakersfield; CSU, Fresno; CSU, Monterey Bay; CSU, Northridge; CSU, Chico, and San Jose State University. As part of their advocacy for these budget proposals, the Intersegmental Budget Advisory Committee met on September 29 with the Staff for the Secretary of Education and on October 18 with the Department of Finance.
Intersegmental Coordinating Council Retreat
On October 1 and 2, the Intersegmental Coordinating Council held a retreat meeting at South Lake Tahoe. Present were representatives from the UC, CCC, CSU, the Postsecondary Education Commission, the Department of Education, and the Independent Colleges and Universities. Michael Cowan, Chair, UC Faculty Senate, and I were there as faculty representatives. Gene Dinielli attended as outgoing and immediate past Chair of the Academic Senate CSU. The primary focus of the retreat was the policy and budgetary implications of the Governor's new initiative on Affordability for Higher Education, as evidenced by the Cal Grant guarantee and the Merit Scholarship program. One of the goals of the retreat was to develop strategies for collaboratively taking advantage of the Governor's new initiative to communicate to students and their parents that they should prepare academically to attend college and university. Diana Fuentes-Michel, Undersecretary of Education, was there to highlight the governor's goals and plans.
Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS)
The Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates met at LAX on October 3, 2000, under the leadership of Michael Cowan, Chair of the UC Faculty Senate. In addition to your Chair, two members of our Executive Committee were present: David McNeil and Cristy Jensen. There was a full agenda and a number of important items were discussed. First, the group received a report from each segment on activities of their senates. All expressed a concern about the implications of the Master Plan hearings. The Senate of the Community Colleges has also responded to questions from the Master Plan Committee. I reported on the work of our Academic Affairs Committee on the Master Plan. Apparently, however, the UC Senate did not receive a set of questions. There was brief discussion of the Master Plan Hearing on articulation and transfer scheduled for October 10 in San Diego.
The group received a report on a completed study, The Use, Effectiveness and Awareness of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC): An Evaluation. Key findings include the following: the IGETC pattern of lower-division general education requirements is both well known and popular among community college transfer students and would be even more so with a concerted and recurrent effort to inform students of this option. Transfer students tend to perceive the IGETC pattern as a flexible alternative that maximizes their options, and not as a pattern uniquely suitable for UC students. In addition, the students indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the option. This report has been given to our General Education Committee.
Michael Cowan informed the group about the University of California's Dual Admissions Program. At present the UC enables students to be eligible for admissions in two ways, either by ranking in the top 12 percent of all California high school graduates (statewide eligibility) or by ranking in the top 4 percent of the graduates or their individual high schools. With the dual admissions plan, students who fall between the top 4 percent and the top 12 percent of their high school class, but are not statewide eligible, will be admitted simultaneously to a community college and a UC campus. After satisfactorily fulfilling their freshmen and sophomore requirements at a community college, they would complete their upper-division studies at the UC campus to which they were admitted earlier. The UC Faculty Senate has not yet received this plan for review. Cowan believes a number of questions will be raised about the "Dual Admissions Program." The change in this plan is not to admission standards but in the ability to identify students and target campuses and provide intensive advising. This plan does have intersegmental implications. Cowan requested that his CCC and CSU faculty colleagues help UC faculty evaluate the various implications of this program.
There was a report on the progress of IMPAC (Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum Project). The IMPAC Steering Committee met on October 16. In addition, a group of discipline regional meetings will be held in November, December, and January. Science Cluster I, which includes Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, has already had a group of regional meetings. Science Cluster II, which includes Agriculture, Nursing, Computer Science, Family and Consumer Science and Earth Sciences will conduct regional meetings during this year. Dick Williams is our CSU Discipline Coordinator. Marshall Cates, John Tarjan and Louise Timmer are serving as Lead Discipline Faculty.
A final report was on the work of the Task Force to Revise the Statement of Competencies in English Expected of Entering Freshmen. This group was charged to review and revise the competency statement of 1986. As part of their task they will be conducting a survey of faculty who teach lower-division General Education courses about expectations of writing competencies. Some of you and your colleagues will be hearing about this project soon.
Meeting With Campus Senate Chairs
The Academic Senate CSU deems it very important to keep in communication and interaction with campus senate chairs. Meetings are held with this group four to five times during the year. The meetings have several purposes. The first is to communicate to campuses what issues are being considered by the statewide Academic Senate and are of concern to the Chancellor's Office and other statewide bodies. The second is for the Senate to be kept informed about campus issues and concerns from the perspective of the local campus senates. The third is to maintain a good exchange of ideas and discussion of issues which will help us work together to accomplish the goals of the students and faculty of the CSU.
The first meeting of this academic year with the campus senate chairs was held on October 5. The Chair reported on the various concerns of the Senate. Particular emphasis was given to the Master Plan efforts as well as the action taken on Proposition 38. There was extensive discussion of the Board action on the 120 units, especially to clarify how this reduction will affect students and faculty. There appeared to be much confusion on this issue. FMI processes were discussed as well as recruitment and retention concerns. Vice Chancellor Jackie McClain was asked to join the group to clarify some issues. The campus senate chairs met together (as a group without the Senate executive committee or standing committee chairs) during lunch to share reports and concerns. Maternity leave and YRO were afternoon topics.
This group meets again on November 30th.
California Faculty Association Assembly
At the invitation of Susan Meisenhelder, President, I spoke briefly to the CFA 53rd Assembly held at LAX on October 7. I stressed my commitment to open communication, interaction and dialogue and to working closely with CFA and other constituencies in the CSU. I expressed my delight at the agreement to work in a tripartite manner on the Workload Task Force. I also argued that such tripartite cooperation benefits all. I expressed disappointment that such a working relationship was not achieved on the issue of a Compensation Task Force, but offered hope that such might occur in the future. Then, I summarized some of the major activities of the Academic Senate CSU. I especially stressed the importance of the Master Plan. I pledged to share our work in this regard. (Our Master Plan response from Academic Affairs has been sent to CFA. I have not yet received a copy of their responses.) I believe this was an amiable occasion and hope that such interaction will continue to take place.
I attended the 2000 EDUCAUSE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, October 10-13, which is considered by many to be the preeminent education and technology conference. All of the major technology vendors had exhibits with their latest wares; in addition, there were six tracks of workshops and sessions including "Infrastructure and Basic Services," "Teaching and Learning," "Managing Information Technologies and Resources," "Information Systems," "New Technologies, New Capabilities and New Opportunities," and "Patterns of Converging and Emerging." I attended a full day workshop on "Assessing the Impact of Technology on Student Learning." I also attended sessions on "Defining an Online Course," "Measuring the Effectiveness of Distance Education," "Faculty/Student Interaction at a Distance," and "Learning in Technology Enhanced Environments."
This information will be valuable both for ATAC (The Academic Technology Advisory Committee) and the Commission on Extended University.
Alumni Leadership Academy and Advancement Academy Conference
I continued to promote our good relationships with the Alumni Council in supporting the Alumni Leadership Academy held on October 15. I also attended part of the Advancement Academy Conference held in Long Beach October 16. I spoke at the Bautzer Faculty University Advancement Award Recognition Breakfast. About 30 faculty were recognized for their achievements in raising funding for their universities. I offered congratulations on behalf of the Academic Senate CSU and spoke of the many faculty accomplishments and services to the CSU and to their various communities.
AAUP Conference on "Toward the Common Good: Faculty and Administrators Working Together - Washington, D.C. October 26-28
I attended the AAUP meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 26-28 as did David Hood, Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee; Cristy Jensen from the Executive Committee; and Jim Highsmith and Vincent Buck, Co-Project Directors of the Governance Study. Sessions included: "Working with the Board of Trustees;" "Shared Governance and Institutional Budgets;" "Traits of Effective Senates;" "Collegial Governance and Collective Bargaining;" and "Implications of Distance Education for Faculty and Administrators." Our CSU contingent met with Mary Burgan, President of AAUP, and some of her staff to discuss governance. We also had a discussion with Denise Tanguay from Eastern Michigan University about collaboration and relationships between Senate Unions.
Academic Affairs Committee On behalf of the AAC, Chair Cherny reported that during its October and November meetings, the Academic Affairs Committee prepared a resolution (with waiver) on implementing the 120-unit minimum for the baccalaureate. The dual purpose is to incorporate the 120-unit minimum as soon as possible and to recommend a process for review of the criteria. AAC prepared a second resolution (also with the waiver) on the role of campus senates in accountability process. The committee decided to withdraw a placeholder resolution on the strategic plan for the CSU libraries. In October, the committee extensively reviewed its resolution and report on the California Master Plan for Higher Education and the California State University in the Year 2000, and prepared a draft of a letter to go from the Senate Chair to Senator Alpert, responding to her letter of last spring. The committee also discussed its longer report at length in October and again, more briefly, in November. In addition, the committee discussed math competencies for CSU graduates, YRO conversion issues, the upper-division component of GE, and post-baccalaureate education in the CSU.
Faculty Affairs Committee On behalf of the Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair David Hood reported that Faculty Affairs heard a presentation by Gail Baker, Office of the General Counsel, about a public records act request by Pickaprof.com for faculty evaluations and grades. The Office of the General Counsel denied the request because it fell within the category of personnel records collected by the university for personnel purposes. Faculty Affairs subsequently drafted a letter from Chair Kegley to the General Counsel expressing the Senate's appreciation of the stand the CSU has taken.
The Committee heard a report from Marshelle Thobaben; information collected from the campuses indicate that Year-Round Operations (YRO) planning on some campuses did not include substantial faculty input.
The Committee reviewed the Master Plan response drafted by Academic Affairs and congratulated that Committee on its fine work.
Liaison Ontiveros discussed the issue of Faculty flow.
The Response to the White Paper on Housing, prepared for the Executive Committee in October, was, at their request, converted into a resolution and presented to the Senate.
Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee On behalf of the FGA committee, Chair Shifflett reminded the Senate that legislative days would be April 2 and 3 and that at the next plenary the committee will gather information on who is able to attend. All were encouraged to participate in the hopes that all campuses would be represented.
Chair Shifflett reported that once election results are known, the committee would begin to identify specific legislators to visit not only for leg day but for their own visits.
Chair Shifflett reported that the committee's discussion of the master plan included a report from Allison Jones on the hearing held by the master plan committee on transfer and articulation. Chair Shifflett passed on to Senator Kaiser Allison's high praise for her excellent presentation to the committee.
Highlights from budget discussions included that the Trustees approved the proposed budget with no revisions. However, it was noted that a more conservative estimate of growth was likely to go to the governor (particularly since target not met) and that a more conservative (slower) approach to YRO is expected.
Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations On behalf of TEKR, Chair Lynne Cook reported that the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations had active agendas for the October Interim and this week's meetings. In October they reviewed a draft executive order regarding common admissions standards for teacher preparation. The executive order contains provisions directly related to three 1999-2000 Senate resolutions. TEKR was surprised to find that the draft reflected neither the Senate's position nor what they believed to be the Trustee's position relative to determination of a standard GPA. Executive Vice Chancellor Spence met with Chair Cook and Academic Affairs staff following that meeting and agreed to executive order provisions and a plan to collect data necessary to inform future policy revisions.
At the November meeting the committee continued its work in support of the CSU-NBPTS Network. Plans for two Faculty Seminars (November 10-12, Northridge; November 17-19, San Jose) were reviewed. Chair Cook will represent TEKR at the southern seminar and Vice Chair Hegstrom will represent TEKR at the northern seminar. TEKR will introduce a resolution in support of the Network in this session. The committee reviewed and recommended modifications to a draft program for the March 8, 2001, California Community College (CCC) Teacher and Reading Development Partnership Grant Symposium which TEKR is supporting with presenters and a session on policy issues. One of the purposes of the symposium is to address the needed CCC-CSU interface in teacher recruitment and preparation. TEKR heard the CalStateTEACH subcommittee's (chaired by Senator Cal Caplan) report and reviewed initial plans for TEKR's evaluation and review of the program. The subcommittee will present a more fully elaborated plan in December. Reports on the Governor's Teaching Fellowship and the Education Technology Professional Development Initiative were received, and the committee reviewed the newly enacted AB 632 (Romero) Public Postsecondary Education: Student Residency. This will waive out-of-state fees for employed teachers who hold emergency permits and are pursuing teaching credentials.
Faculty Trustee Harold Goldwhite The Board of Trustees met via telephone conference call on October 26, 2000, to adopt the Trustees' budget proposals for 2001-2002. The proposals are similar to those outlined in my report of the September Board meeting. Under the partnership agreement with the Governor an additional $241 million will be requested and, in addition, the Board will ask for a further $139 million for improvements in quality, access, and K-12 academic preparation. The total increase requested is $380 million on a base budget for 2000-2001 of around $3.4 billion. The increased partnership funding includes expected enrollment growth; YRO implementation; a 4% compensation increase pool for all employees; $15 million for technology; and $4.3 million each for libraries and deferred maintenance. Funding above the partnership agreement includes a further 2% in compensation for all employees; $12 million for student services improvement; $5 million investment in faculty and staff housing (a first!); and $19 million in graduate student conversion, which means calculating graduate student FTES on the basis of 12 units rather than 15 for one graduate FTES.
The next Board meeting will be held immediately after election day, on Wednesday and Thursday, November 8-9, 2000. Significant agenda items are as follows.
A subcommittee of the Committee on Finance will hear further information about the proposed National Sports Complex at CSU Dominguez Hills.
The Committee on Educational Policy has a single agenda item: Enrollment Capacity Building in the CSU. Warren Fox, Executive Director of the California Post-Secondary Education Commission will describe enrollment projections made by the Commission which point to approximately 94,600 additional FTES seeking admission to the CSU by 2010--the equivalent of adding one medium-sized campus to the CSU each year for the next decade. Strategies for accommodating this surge in student enrollment in the CSU include some new campuses already planned (Monterey Bay, Channel Island); expanded use of existing campuses, including YRO; additional off-campus centers; and expanded use of distance education.
The Committee on Finance will hear the annual presentation on student fees. Total academic year fees in the CSU average $1839 (range is from $1706 to $2138) and are by far the lowest in our comparison group of institutions, which average $3946 (excluding CSU) with a range from $2340 to $6333. CSU's average fee rose by 0.2% from last year to this, by contrast with an average raise of 4.1% in comparable universities.
The Committee on Governmental relations will hear the final status of the Trustees' 2000 legislative program, and no doubt an analysis of the results of the November 7 elections and the possible effects on higher education in general, and the CSU in particular.
Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum (IMPAC), Dick Williams reported that IMPAC had four meetings in October.
October 3: IMPAC leaders met with the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS). ICAS is the parent and controlling body of IMPAC. The need was announced for more faculty leaders as well as discipline areas for this year's meeting (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics continue; agriculture, computer science, consumer science, earth sciences, and nursing).
October 10: IMPAC leaders made presentations to Dede Alpert's committee on the California Master plan. At the request of others, I did not attend.
October 16: The IMPAC steering committee met. Attending from CSU were: Marshall Cates, John Tarjan, and Louise Timmer; Ross Miyashiro from Allison Jones' office came in late as a CAN representative. Representatives from all segments of higher education as well as Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer (ASSIST) and California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC) were also present. A tentative budget was presented; IMPAC is an ICAS project funded by Proposition 98 funds through the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor's Office with Yuba College as the fiscal agent. An orientation session for faculty discipline leaders was held to describe responsibilities and discipline area descriptions. The question of involving the engineering faculty was revisited but unresolved. A proposed November 18 regional meeting was cancelled and tentative regional meeting dates were set for:
- December 2 in San Diego
- January 20 in Los Angeles area
- February 2 in Oakland (Northern area)
- February 24 in Bakersfield (Central)
October 27: A group from IMPAC made a presentation to the CCC Academic Senate on the plans for this year. I did not attend due to a schedule problem.
On October 30, the annual report from last year was delivered to the CCC Chancellor's Office. I have asked for but not received a copy of that report.
CSUCI Faculty Council On behalf of the Faculty Council, Chair Lynne Cook announced that in Spring 2002 this body will be joined by the first academic senator from CSU Channel Islands. The authorization of the CSUCI campus was approved unanimously by CPEC at 8:25 a.m. today [November 2, 2000]. Chair Cook asked that the record show that the Senate commend Assistant Vice Chancellor Gary Hammerstrom for his excellent leadership and effective work with CPEC, the CSUCI Faculty Council, and CSUCI staff in achieving this accomplishment. Senator Kaiser offered another commendation for the entire CSUCI Faculty Council for its thoughtful and extensive work to establish this campus.
CSU Archives Advisory Committee, October 19, 2000
Robert W. Cherny, History, SFSU
On October 19, I attended the fall-semester meeting of the CSU Archives Advisory Committee. I am both the Senate liaison to the body and a member of the committee as consequence of appointment by the chancellor. I discussed with Don Gerth, the committee chair, how my travel should be reimbursed, and we agreed that the senate would cover one meeting (this one) and that my campus should cover the meeting in the spring (which is likely to be more expensive).
Karen Jean Hunt, who is both the CSU Dominguez Hills campus archivist and the CSU archivist, reported that several researchers have made use of the archives in the past year or so (a significant increase), probably as a consequence of the finding aids now being digitized and available online as part of the Online Archive of California, which can be sampled at http://sunsite2.berkeley.edu/oac/.
The major topic of discussion was the oral history project. We reviewed possible interviewers and interviewees, prioritized 24 of the latter, and began the process for developing a budget that, by now, has probably been submitted to Richard West by Don Gerth on behalf of the committee and the archives.
An intern from the UCLA library school gave us a preview of a computerized search engine she is developing for the archives.
After the meeting, I took a short tour of the CSU archives and was pleased to see a number of improvements since my last visit some two-three years ago.
The meeting lasted an hour and a half, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. I was in the air when the radar when down in southern California, but we landed on schedule and I was able to arrive at the meeting without delay. Due to the problems with radar, my return flight was repeatedly delayed and I did not return home until 6 p.m.
Council of Library Directors (COLD), September 21-22, 2000 (CSU Monterey Bay)
Buckley B. Barrett, Librarian at CSUSB
Library of California (LOC)
--Resources mtg Sacto 4 Oct.
Library Paraprofessional Series Review
--No response yet from Jackie McClain.
Chancellor's Office (From West: David Ernst & Gordon Smith)
--Partnership/Compact w. Governor appears to specify $5Million for libraries for collection development and other.
--Network Telecom Buildout: Approx. $10M for conduit, media, and t'com hardware plus another $5M to enhance 4CNet capacity. [Note: This is key because of how all CSU lib's experiencing such geometric growth in fac/student use of their electronic resources].
Budget Committee (Dusenbury/Chico)
--Lib Tech Budget 00-01: Draft suggests ca. $3M w. Elec. Core Collections at $1.725, Pharos $650K resource-sharing/doc delivery, Pharos maint./ops $290K, Strategic Plan $335K.
--[Note on Pharos to ExCom: Recall this is the systemwide initiative aka UIAS for Unified Info Access System .... our attempt at a modernized and improved version of UC's Melvyl to combine union catalog, borrower-initiated interlib. loan (ILL), shared roster of licensed research databases, and a coordinated port to general Internet ALL via one-stop website using one basic search protocol].
--Strategic Plan has sev. components: Information Competency, Outreach, Info Resources, etc. that involve srvcs/projects like faculty workshops, online instructional modules, e-book beta tests.
--2001-2003 FY's could see increase of library resource baselines up to $13M level [if economy remains good, Legislature/Gov. agree, C.O. approves, and campus presidents DON'T skim -- BBB].
--Enhanced monies could go for print and electronic materials. Some directors point out we have lost perhaps $285M since 1990 from elimination of old orange-book formulae.
Pharos (Marvin Pollard/C.O.)
--Servers delivered and installed at most campuses, and improved iPac catalog search engine almost ready with most indices built.
--[More] Pilot testing Oct/Nov 00.
--Contract w. epixtech [yes, small letters ... used to be owned by Ameritech baby Bell] will have to be extended 6 months. Overall vendor relationship critical; and, because of [numerous] delays, C.O. considering some form of sanctions. Reminder this is joint development project rather than turnkey product. [A number of directors/campuses remain somewhat restive].
Electronic Access to Resources Comm. (EAR: yes, another library acronym!)
--Perhaps unknown by publishers, EAR will review certain database (db) srvcs each yr for DE-selection and will not assume electronic sources automatically remain forever topnotch.
--So-called 'Core' titles sometimes ones w. prior subscrip's by at least 15 or two-thirds of CSU's and must support basic undergrad/grad curricula ... PLUS need for authoritative general db's that span multi-disciplines [e.g. Ebsco Academic in lieu of old paper Reader's Guide].
--Transition period [next 5-20 yrs?] will see us still needing to commit many dollars to retain certain print periodicals in parallel w. e-versions due to publisher mandates .... despite fewer faculty/stds actually utilizing the paper copies.
--Comments by sev. libs they would really like to have certain expensive tools such as PsychInfo brought into centrally-funded Core.
--Elsevier/Wiley fulltext science journals: While the group seems overall to appreciate how C.O. (Evan Reader) negotiated/leveraged for much greater # of these e-journals via cooperative approach w. UC, some of the directors do NOT enjoy having Elsevier (especially) extort us by requiring 100% agreement allowing just ONE campus to kill entire deal. Hence, Reader asked (in absentia) to delay final signup deadline till after next COLD in November.
--General plea that Sciences and Humanities could still use more help with better online resources.
--E-Books Pilot: Six campuses have been selected as test sites (HU, CH, FR, FU, LB, SF?), tho any of us can participate on ltd. basis. NetLibrary is vendor, and MARC records will be made avil. for downloading into OPACs (online catalogs).
CSUCI Library Resolution Re Repository of CSU Faculty Pubns (BBB)
--I handed out copies of this resolution from our ASCSU plenary 14 Sept. and explained that, while having some immediate practical reservations, I had not commented because: the doc reached us at literally the last minute on the floor, it was my 1st official ASCSU, I assumed prior consultation must have occurred with some CSU librarians, it did not appear politic to possibly embarrass any of those (good-willed) people who HAD been involved (e.g. Lynne Cook, who has tried to reach me since).
--None of the directors had heard of the proposal, even tho Hersberger (BA) and Curzon (NO) have -- I believe -- assisted with Channel Islands library planning. They politely requested that the Senate should attempt better prior communication with COLD in future if at all possible.
--FYI: My practical questions and those of the directors deal with matters such as: Whether CI would receive an appropriation to cover acquisition of any/many titles, since we really could not count on a majority of faculty to donate a majority of the works produced; Whether the collection would attempt any retroactive coverage at all, which would entail further efforts and funds to obtain out-of-print items; Whether we'd call for multiple copies where feasible in order to satisfy archival and ILL purposes; How we proposed CI would pay for the not-inconsiderable cataloging/processing/shelving expenses; If we wished to suggest a special database pointing to the repository from Pharos; Whether an as-yet-unhired new president and library director could see the resolution as much of a priority WITHOUT funding; so on and so forth.
--I hope this elucidation will not be taken by ExCom as overly negative, and I do NOT wish to criticize the spirit and concept of what Sen's Cook and Dinielli wished to accomplish ..... but we needed to raise the points in -- hopefully -- a constructive fashion.
--Wish to further streamline C.O. data collection to incorp. new, 'sunrise' srvcs. such as electronic access along with ongoing traditional stats re book circulation etc.
--We could definitely employ more detailed/refined stat categories from Chancellor NOW re fulltext and other databases in order to better justify locally and in Long Beach various budget arguments for improved resources.
--General discussion about organizational differences between academic libraries and academic depts/schools and implications for library faculty vs. discipline faculty.
--Students [and faculty] will expect similar/same bibliographic services, reference assistance, etc. in year-round context, and this could present difficulties to us if State doesn't fully fund library ops accordingly.
CSU Libraries Strategic Plan Implementation (Smith/C.O.)
--Plan avail. on web (http://www.calstate.edu/tier3/SLI/2000-Lib_Strategic_Plan.(http://www.calstate.edu/tier3/SLI/2000-Lib_Strategic_Plan.pdf)pdf(http://www.calstate.edu/tier3/SLI/2000-Lib_Strategic_Plan.pdf)). (Old Link - No longer exists 9/25/01)
--Re stats question: Might employ SBR Institute at San Marcos as consultant.
--Information Competency (Curzon/NO): Effort to eventually develop K-16 BI (bibliographic instruction) modules for linkage with Pharos and local homepages. Will need big money, which could mean external grants etc. as well as state funding. Monterey Bay and SLO have related R&D initiatives going which could contribute.
Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP)
Reg Gooden, Political Science, SLO
You will receive a complete report on the recent ACIP meeting as soon I obtain an accurate account of what happened with our emerging Taiwan connection.
Because of a RADAR breakdown at LAX on 10/19, my flight was five hours late and so I missed the morning plenary where Leo VanCleve announced that we now have established connections with Taiwan as a result of a recent trip there by Chancellor Reed. That can be good news BUT there was no consultation and the question arises as to whether it will preclude arrangements with the mainland.
I have an email into Leo and hope to have the matter cleared up soon.
In the meantime, the ACIP resolved to do the following:
1) Business Administration will no longer be one of the programs offered for students going to New Zealand because of the overwhelming demand for that station. BA is offered in many other country programs and New Zealand has other exclusive programs which students would be eliminated from if those spaces were occupied by students competing for the BA courses. As another help in screening for NZ, the GPA for applicants will be raised from 2.75 to 3.00.
2) The scholarship fund has grown to $47,000 and grants of $500 will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated financial need, and quality of the IP Scholarship essay. There is enough vagueness in the criteria to allow for fairness!
3) Criteria for the selection of a mainland China site were approved! The China subcommittee will move ahead to review five possible sites: Beijing University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Nankai U., and Shandong U.
4) The Denmark International Studies program will be expanded to include Liberal Studies and thus encourage students in education to go abroad.
5) The new program in Chile will be served by a faculty representative of the CSU for an initial brief period of about three weeks so as to establish the program on a sound basis and deal with initial student issues that might accompany a new program. There is no need for a permanent resident director because the Pontificate University in Santiago has an established track record for dealing with international students--that was the reason it was selected.
6) The program in Israel has been suspended temporarily until things settle down.
7) ACIP endorsed President William Jefferson Clinton's proclamation of November 13-19 International Studies Week. DOES THE SENATE WANT TO DO THE SAME THING?
8) The deadline for receipt of applications for the first International Faculty Partnership Conference is 1 December 2000. It is tentatively scheduled to meet in Mexico, June 2002. This item emerged from the Faculty Affairs Committee of the ACIP. I'll try to obtain more information on it if there is interest.
Nursing Project Report on Articulation of Prerequisite Courses in the CSU Nursing Programs - Louise Timmer, Nursing, Sacramento
In February 2000, Vice Chancellor David Spence funded a project for the nursing discipline to facilitate the alignment of prerequisite and lower division major requirements for the pre-licensure nursing major in the CSU system. The project committee has developed a grid of all prerequisite courses for the 13 generic nursing programs in the CSU. Wherever possible, course articulation numbers (CAN) will be provided. A preliminary report is due to Vice Chancellor Spence January 1, 2001. The project is expected to be completed June 2001.
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APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Senator Dinielli moved (Shifflett seconded) approval of the agenda. The agenda, noting the withdrawal of AS-2510-00/AA and AS-2512-00/AA , was approved.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Senator D. Hood moved (Krabacher seconded) approval of the September 2000 minutes. The minutes were approved.
Senator Kaiser moved (Edelman seconded) to continue, beyond the time of recess on Thursday, the discussion with Executive Vice Chancellor David Spence for an additional 10 minutes to allow those remaining on the speaker's list to speak, but add no new names to the list. Motion approved.
AS-2509-00/AA FACULTY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 120-SEMESTER-UNIT/180-QUARTER-UNIT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR AWARD OF THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University strongly recommend to each campus academic senate that faculty should consider at the time of their regularly scheduled program reviews whether their programs should require units in excess of 120 semester/180 quarter units; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that each campus academic senate develop the required "monitoring system to ensure that justification is provided for all program requirements that extend the baccalaureate unit requirement beyond 120 units" (Title 5, 40508); and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that all California State University campuses, in response to the mandate of the Board of Trustees to establish 120 semester/180 quarter units as the minimum requirement for a baccalaureate degree and, upon recommendations by their Academic Senates, permit the graduation of students who have met all program and graduation requirements for a baccalaureate degree and have completed 120 semester/180 quarter units.
RATIONALE: In July 2000, the CSU Board of Trustees amended Title 5 to establish 120 semester units/180 quarter units as the minimum number for award of the baccalaureate degree. The Academic Senate CSU and the Trustees have specified that faculty have the primary responsibility for the curriculum (see Collegiality in the California State University System, adopted by the Academic Senate in March 1985, and "Report of the Board of Trustees' Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, Collegiality, and Responsibility in the California State University," adopted by the Trustees in September 1985).
On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Chair Robert Cherny moved (Kaiser seconded) the resolution.
Senator Charnofsky moved (Pasternack seconded) to add in the first resolved clause "in programs that establish these as minimum unit requirements" before "and have met…" in the last phrase. Motion failed.
Senator Highsmith requested consent to make the following changes: in the first Resolved clause to reverse the order of the two phrases "completed 120 semester…" and "have met all…"; to insert "program and" before "graduation" in the last line; in the fourth Resolved clause to insert "and CSU Cornerstones recommendations" after "WASC guidelines." There were no objections.
Senator M. Hood moved (McNeil seconded) to replace "implementing" in the fourth Resolved clause with "reviewing." Motion failed.
Senator Gregory moved (Kersten seconded) to insert in the second Resolved clause "strongly" before "recommend"; after "campus," "faculty should consider only at the time of their regularly scheduled program reviews whether their programs" before "require"; and delete the rest of the second Resolved clause. Motion approved.
Senator Boddy requested consent to make the following change: to delete the fourth Resolved clause. There were no objections.
Senator Highsmith requested consent to make the following changes: to reorder the Resolved clauses-the second clause would become the first, the third would become the second, the first would become the third; to add "Faculty" at the beginning of the title; to substitute "to" for "that, on" in the new first Resolved clause; in the new second Resolved clause begin "That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that each campus' required" before "monitoring." Senator Cherny requested a slight change: "each campus academic senate develop" instead, and delete the rest of the clause after "(Title 5, 40508)." There were no objections.
Senator Highsmith moved (Pincu seconded) to add to the new third Resolved clause "the Academic Senates of" before "all California." Motion failed.
AS-2509-00/AA motion approved.
AS-2511-00/AA THE ROLE OF CAMPUS SENATES IN THE ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University urge the Chancellor to ensure that campus senates are involved actively in the process of forming and setting goals and preparing and submitting reports as part of the CSU accountability process; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to ensure that the accountability report for each campus be signed by the academic senate chair on behalf of the campus's senate or to accept a separate report from the campus; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor and Board of Trustees to ensure, in keeping with Cornerstones Principle 10, that the accountability process not be used to compare individual campuses or to compare similar programs among CSU campuses.
RATIONALE: In a report titled "CSU Accountability Process; Report to the Board of Trustees: September 2000," the CSU Chancellor's Office submitted the first of what are anticipated to be annual reports to the Board of Trustees under Principle 9 of the Cornerstones report adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1998 and following procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 1999. This first report consists of a series of measures of performance by the system as a whole and, for each campus, a "Digest of 1998/1999 Campus Accountability Data: Extracted from campus reports and system data." Since submission of this first report, the Accountability Process has been extended to include goal setting by individual campuses. The request for goals, including those related to the quality of a campus's academic program, was communicated to campus presidents by the Chancellor with a due date of January 19, 2001. Few campus senates were involved in the preparation of their campus's initial report, and the short timeline for the setting of goals makes full participation by campus senates difficult if not impossible. The presentation of individual campus measures as a part of the accountability report may encourage comparisons between campuses that are likely to be counterproductive for frank reporting by campuses and that may violate Cornerstones Principle 10.
On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Chair Robert Cherny moved (Wheeler seconded) the resolution.
Senator Cherny moved (Edelman seconded) to waive the rules to take action on the resolution at the present meeting. Motion carried.
Senator Pasternack moved (Shifflett seconded) to insert in the second Resolved clause "be reviewed by" before "campus senate chair." Motion failed.
Senator Charnofsky requested consent to make the following change: to add "The" in the title before "Accountability." There were no objections.
Senator Highsmith moved (Dinielli seconded) to remove the second Resolved clause. Motion failed.
Senator Hood moved (Tarjan seconded) to add to the second Resolved clause "campus president have the endorsement of the campus senate for the" before "accountability report."
Senator Boddy moved (Pincu seconded) to amend the amendment by changing the wording: "signed by the campus senate chair on behalf of the senate, or to accept a separate report from the campus senate chair" after "each campus be." Amendment approved.
Senator Krabacher requested consent to make the following change to the amended amendment: delete "chair" after "report from the campus senate." There were no objections.
The Hood amendment, as amended, approved.
AS-2511-00/AA motion approved unanimously.
AS-2513-00/TEKR CSU-NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS (CSU-NBPTS) NETWORK
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the CSU-NBPTS Network's efforts to help interested CSU campuses develop pathways that will support and encourage teachers to seek NBPTS certification.
RATIONALE: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and its certification of accomplished school teachers is an important element of the continuing professional development of teachers and one which encourages high standards for student learning. The Academic Senate CSU is committed to preparing and supporting teachers whose practices meet the highest standards of quality. NBPTS certification is recognized as evidence of accomplished teaching.
Governor Davis and the California legislature, in concert with their counterparts in a growing number of states, have created significant financial incentives to increase the number of National Board Certified Teachers in the state. The Network will support CSU campuses in developing approaches and programs to assist teachers in achieving NBPTS certification. The Network will encourage campuses to develop programs consistent with their own institutional and regional characteristics and needs while adhering to the core principles of high standards, collaboration with K-12, and access.
On behalf of the Committee on Teacher Education and K-12 Relations, Chair Lynne Cook moved (Hegstrom seconded) the resolution.
Senator Cook moved (Hegstrom seconded) to waive the rules to take action on the resolution at the present meeting. Motion carried.
AS-2513-00/TEKR motion approved unanimously.
AS-2514-00/FA RESPONSE TO THE POSITION PAPER ON HOUSING
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University applaud the Chancellor for initiating public discussion of the housing crisis that is hampering efforts to recruit and retain faculty; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU reiterate to the Chancellor that a significant step toward resolving the faculty housing crisis would be to take action to eliminate the salary gap; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU, while recognizing that students, staff and administration also face a housing crisis, strongly urge that the initial efforts of the Chancellor address this problem for the faculty because of the need to recruit and obtain a high quality faculty; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU ask that the Chancellor accelerate the study of this crisis, that he devise a program that is broadly based and appropriately funded, and that the Chancellor communicate to the Governor the support of the Academic Senate CSU for the funds targeted for faculty housing; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU request that representatives of the faculty be included in all CSU deliberations that relate to faculty housing.
On behalf of the Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair David Hood moved (M. Hood seconded) the resolution.
Senator D. Hood moved (M. Hood seconded) to waive the rules to take action on the resolution at the present meeting. Motion carried.
Action on this item was postponed awaiting duplication of the White Paper as an attachment to this item--the resolution, AS-2514-00/FA--newly written and distributed today.
Senator McNeil moved (Kaiser seconded) to amend the agenda to include the resolution AS-2515-00/Floor (McNeil, Gooden), "Support for International Education Week" as item 7. Motion approved.
AS-2515-00/FLOOR SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University commend President William J. Clinton for the support of international education in his Executive Memorandum of April 19, 2000, in which Federal policy is established--among other things, encouraging the presence of international students in the U.S., promoting study abroad by our students, supporting the exchange of teachers and scholars, and promoting the study of foreign languages and cultures; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU join with others in support of the International Education Week of November 13-17, 2000, declared by the U.S. Departments of Education and State in response to the presidential memorandum; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the California State University campuses to join in the celebration of this first-ever International Education Week.
RATIONALE: The International Education Week was declared in response to a need for increased support for international education. Additional information, including the complete text of Education Secretary Richard W. Riley's directive, is available online at http://exchanges.state.gov/iep.
The presidential memorandum is available at:
http://www.nafsa.org/int-ed/exec.memo/041900.html. (Old link - no longer exists 9/25/01)
Senator McNeil moved (Gooden seconded) the resolution.
AS-2515-00/Floor (McNeil, Gooden) motion approved by acclamation.
Discussion then resumed on item 6, AS-2514-00/FA.
Senator Pasternack requested consent to make the following changes: in the second Resolved clause to delete "most" before "significant" and to substitute "toward" for "in" before "resolving." There were no objections.
Senator Jensen requested consent to make the following change: in the fourth Resolved clause to substitute "the Chancellor communicate to the Governor the support of the Academic Senate CSU for the funds targeted for faculty housing" and delete all after "and that." There were no objections.
Senator Highsmith requested consent to make the following changes: in the first Resolved clause to change "Chancellor's Office" to "Chancellor," (as well in all subsequent clauses) and change "hampers the campuses" to "is hampering efforts"; in the second Resolved clause change "remind" to "reiterate to the Chancellor"; in the fourth Resolved clause change "its" to "the" before "study," change "it" to "he" before "devise." There were no objections.
Senator Cherny requested consent to make the following change: in the third Resolved clause to add "because of the need to recruit and retain a high quality faculty" after "faculty." There were no objections.
Senator McKillop moved (Wheeler seconded) to insert "nationally" and internationally" after "recruit" in the third Resolved clause. Motion failed.
AS-2514-00/FA motion approved.
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The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2000.
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Approved (or corrected)
Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley, Chair
Les Pincu, Secretary
Margaret Price, Recording Secretary