Heard a report from Chair Pamela Vaughn who:
- Explained that the Senate and the CFA have different roles to play in the lives of CSU faculty, but share a concern for faculty welfare and the preservation of faculty rights, faculty hiring and review, appointment and review of academic administrators, business and fiscal matters, campus development, academic and professional standards, and the mission and goals of the University.
- Complimented the SFSU-CFA and its president, Mitch Turitz, for the excellent CSU Teach-in on Oct. 16.
- Commended Henry Reichman, chair of the History Department at CSU Hayward, and SFSU's own Jonathan Middlebrook, professor of English, for their letters that were published in the Oct. 20 San Francisco Chronicle.
Heard a resolution honoring Judith Ott:
- Judith Ott has served SFSU loyally and unstintingly since 1964.
- During that time she has seen this campus grow from a college of 15,600 students to a University of 27,700 students, an increase of 78 percent.
- She retains in her incomparable memory, everything about every major or minor program ever offered at this University, including all prerequisites for now-defunct programs.
- She demonstrates extraordinary efficiency in all she undertakes.
- The Senate's Curriculum Review and Approval Committee would have long since lost its bearings without her unerring sense of direction and purpose.
- She has decided to retire from SFSU after 37 years of distinguished service.
- Her retirement will leave a void on this campus, which will not easily be filled.
- Be it resolved that Judith Anne Ott receive, on behalf of the generations of faculty, the thanks of the entire Academic Senate and of all who have served in the Senate and on its Curriculum Review and Approval Committee.
- Further, be it resolved, that Judith Anne Ott be enrolled among the legendary figures of SFSU and be memorialized in the tales of remarkable feats.
- Further, be it resolved, that the Academic Senate urge the Office of Academic Affairs to retire her nameplate and have it enshrined in a place of honor in Academic Affairs.
- Further, be it resolved, that Judith Anne Ott be made an honorary member of the Academic Senate in perpetuum and be awarded the title domina curriculorum emerita.
- A resolution honoring Judith Ott for loyal service since 1964.
- Changes to the existing General Education Segment II policy.
- A revision to the bachelor of arts degree in Journalism.
- A revision to the minor in ethical issues in science and technology.
- The proposed calendar for summer 2002.
- The discontinuance of the master of arts degree in creative arts: concentration interdisciplinary arts and concentration in creativity and arts education.
- In the summary of the Oct. 9 Academic Senate meeting, the last bulleted item under Report from Statewide Senators should have read: The State Senate Faculty Affairs committee is proposing establishing a policy for the training of new Academic Senate chairs and the articulation of campus procedures for evaluation of temporary faculty.
The next meeting of the Academic Senate will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, from 2-4 p.m. Seven Hills Conference Center. All are welcome to attend. Visit the Academic Senate Website at www.sfsu.edu/~senate
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