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  • Notes on the History of the Academic Senate | Academic Senate | San Jose State University
    have The Academic Council was authorized to recommend policies to the President It also took over the structure and staffing of college committees and linked them to the Council through its policy committees Faculty representatives were to be elected from the academic divisions later schools and still later colleges in order to assure broad representation There was also at least initially an informal understanding that the faculty leadership positions would be rotated among the divisions The Academic Council s charter ratified by faculty vote and approved by the Chancellor in 1963 was entitled Constitution for the Organization of the Faculty and it described the Council as the official representative body of the faculty The document s preamble stated as the Council s purpose participation of the faculty in campus government However as noted the Council had a substantial administrative membership Included were the President Vice President all deans and the Business Manager In fact the President was designated as the Council s chairman with the elected Faculty Chairman as in effect only vice chair Early on however in the council s first year the Faculty Chair George Bill McCallum Biological Science had occasion to call the meeting to order because the President was late and did not relinquish the chair when Dr Wahlquist Arrived 2 From that time on apparently the President did not take the chair again The nominal presidential chairmanship was eliminated by amendment in 1966 The administrative membership of the Academic Council grew larger as the institution grew As new deanships and vice presidencies were created those appointed became members as did the Library Director and the Provost of the new College when they were classified as deans During the later 60 s student members were added and the council ended up with more than 60 members 20 administrators 34 faculty and nine students Experience showed this body of 63 to be too large for constructive debate and it obviously was not a distinctively faculty body In 1970 an ad hoc Council committee was appointed to revise its constitution and provide for a more balanced membership Its draft as a whole was not accepted by the Council but one important proposal that the vice chair should be chair elect was passed and approved by faculty vote A substantially revised constitution was adopted in 1974 A new preamble stated that its purpose was to provide for participation in campus governance by the SJSU academic community The new document was entitled Constitution of the Academic Senate and the Senate was described as the principal agency for formulation of policy for the University The new membership was seven administrators six students and 24 faculty 37 in all By 1992 it had grown to 54 nine administrators seven students and 38 faculty The principle of two thirds faculty membership was confirmed by a specific amendment The Academic Council Senate has never had a permanent official meeting place In 1965 it was meeting in Education now Sweeney 431 in the later 60 s in Library now Wahlquist North 629 and in Engineering 327 in the 70 s The Council acquired its own office and full time secretarial assistance only in 1970 In 1964 President Wahlquist was replaced by Robert D Clark Dean of the Faculty at the University of Oregon Wahlquist s retirement was commemorated by an Academic Council resolution acknowledging 12 years of extraordinary growth and expressing its appreciation for a job well done Policy Development Under President Clark s leadership the Council developed a long series of measures aimed at moving San José State from the teacher s college level to that of the much larger and more complex institution it had become Bob Clark believed in faculty participation in policy making and worked with and through the Council to reform and improve what was still in name a state college 3 Indicative of his belief was his invitation to the Council chair to address the Fall faculty meeting that traditionally opened the academic year One of the Council s primary concerns was establishment of standards for faculty recruitment retention and promotion In the old state college pattern these decisions were made by department heads and other administrators and the major criterion for tenure and promotion was seniority A beginning was now made in development of a system of collegial evaluation of teaching and research A more dramatic innovation was faculty review of department heads then appointed by the President with no requirement of faculty consultation and serving indefinitely at the President s pleasure A policy allowing faculty nomination with review every four years was adopted by the Council in 1964 with Clark s blessing It is said that nearly half of the incumbent heads resigned the following years The title was soon changed from head to chair Review of higher administrators and procedures for designation of interim appointees were provided for in 1971 following recommendations from a Council special committee The Council helped devise new administrative structures changing divisions to schools and separating Science from Applied Sciences and Social Sciences from Humanities and Arts Of some symbolic importance was a 1972 Council resolution originally proposed by Peter Buzanski History in 1967 to end the practice of ringing bells or sounding buzzers at the beginning and end of class periods Some policies developed and recommended by the Council emphasized faculty responsibilities In 1967 the AAUP Statement on Professional Responsibility was adopted The following year policies more clearly defining instructional obligations i e meeting classes and holding office hours were put in place It was another ten years however before student evaluations of teaching were required The first efforts at student evaluations were made in the mid 60 s by Tau Delta Phi the student honor society For several years it conducted its own surveys and published the results as the years it conducted its own surveys and published the results as the Tower List A few faculty expressed outrage one threatened to sue The Council merely recommended that Tower List ratings not be used in retention and promotion proceedings Then some departments began to make systematic attempts to measure teaching competence Finally in 1978 the Senate provided for preparation of uniform instruments and required that evaluations be included in retention and promotion dossiers The structure of the Council and Executive Committee with both faculty and administrative membership favored cooperation more than confrontation This plus Bob Clark s leadership meant that changes were made to a considerable degree by consensus Such opposition as there was came as much from incumbent administrators as from older faculty For example when early in 1966 a motion from the floor commending Clark for the achievements of his first 18 months was adopted opposition was expressed by John Gilbaugh Dean of the College A few months later the title Dean of the College was changed to Academic Vice President and Hobert Burns was appointed as its first holder Gilbaugh before his appointment as dean at San Jose had been a superintendent of schools in rural Kansas Later after his return to teaching in the School of Education he became something of a thorn in the side of SJS and its faculty He began to write a column on education which ran regularly in a number of newspapers particularly in smaller California communities He was critical of San Jose and similar institutions for encouraging faculty research and participation in governance and for failing to require that faculty be on campus five days a week There were also vague charges of faculty misconduct In 1968 he published much of this in a book entitled A Plea for Sanity in the Public Colleges and Universities His criticisms and charges led the Academic Council to appoint a special committee to draft a response The committee composed of Harold DeBey Chemistry Robert Gordon English James Heath Biological Science and Gerald Wheeler History drafted three and a half pages of refutation The Council approved this statement with instructions that copies be sent to the Trustees Chancellor members of the Legislature the CSU state wide Senate and all local presidents councils and senates in the system The effect on the recipients is unknown but eventually the press lost interest in Gilbaugh s attacks The high degree of cooperation overall between faculty leaders in the Academic Council and the administration appears from the appointment of many former Council officers to administrative positions following the pattern established by Dudley Moorhead s long service as Dean of Humanities and Arts Moorhead had been the first chair of the old Faculty Council Lester Lange Mathematics and Gerald Wheeler after serving as Academic Council chairs became deans of respectively Science and Social Sciences Hal DeBey also Council chair served as provost of the new College H Brett Melendy History the Council s second chair was acting Academic Vice President while Bert Burns was acting President and some years later Dean of Undergraduate Studies Burton Brazil Political Science the first chair of the Committee on Committees served as Executive Vice President William Gustafson Men s Physical Education who was elected Council vice chair and would have succeeded to the chairmanship the following year had he not resigned to accept a leave earlier deferred was on two occasions acting dean of Applied Arts and Sciences A list of all those who held Council Senate office and also served as department chairs associate deans etc would be long indeed Time of Troubles The later 60 s saw the beginning of an era of student unrest at San José State as on most university campuses In coping with it much improvisation was necessary Existing mostly informal procedures based on the in loco parentis tradition were not adequate either in terms of riot control or of due process As one of the few lawyers on the faculty I served on several ad hoc tribunals In 1968 a committee headed by Hal DeBey drafted and the Council approved a comprehensive policy on student rights and responsibilities I remember meeting with President Clark and several students at the Council s annual week end retreat at Asilomar late Sunday night to hammer out the last few clauses This was also a period of some faculty unrest In late 1968 following the example of faculty at San Francisco State some members of the AFT local at San Jose announced that they were on strike The Academic Council expressed its willingness to consider their demands but the offer was spurned the strikers regarded it as too limited in its power and too closely involved with the administration As a strike the activity was rather curious Some of the group actually stopped teaching and walked a picket line For others however it was enough to meet their classes off campus or at least at different times and places than scheduled some gave reading and writing assignments in place of lectures A kind of climax was reached when a part of the group sat in in President Clark s office The Council held a series of special meetings in January 1969 first to condemn the sit in and then as a degree of sanity prevailed and the strike came to an end to provide for a special committee to advise on the loss of pay to be suffered by each striker Peter Buzanski Bob Wrede Mathematics and I served on this committee and our efforts to be reasonable may have helped to restore a degree of harmony Most unusually the three of us were rewarded for our services by Bert Berns the Academic Vice President with a bottle of liquor apiece Clark in his formal statement of the ending of the strike emphasized the key role played by the Council and praised its responsible approach Dr Clark had come to San José from the University of Oregon In 1969 he returned to Eugene as president of that institution The Academic Council s farewell resolution expressed its deep appreciation for the years of valued and constructive cooperation he had given it in five years of outstanding service In 1982 the library bearing his name was dedicated the bronze plate on the building commends his vision and leadership Burns and the Council The appointment in 1966 of Hobert W Burns as Academic Vice President was one of Clark s major contributions to San José State After a year as acting president following Clark s departure Burns continued as AVP through the Bunzel era and into the Fullerton years providing both continuity and direction He gave much attention to curricular development With President Clark s support experiments such as the Tutorial program and later the New College were presented to and endorsed by the Council In 1970 Burns appointed a Mission and Goals Committee George Sicular Civil Engineering served as its chair which in its 1971 report proposed a comprehensive restructuring of the state college system from the Trustees on down Of more practical import was its advocacy of greater emphasis on liberal education A few years later a special committee with Burns as chair proposed an innovative general education program for San José State It was approved by the Academic Senate in 1978 and it served as something of a model for the statewide GE policy adopted a few years later With Clark Burns had supported faculty participation in academic government and in academic senates as the medium of that participation His faith may have worn a little thin in his later years here however At the time of the U S invasion of Cambodia there was strong demand for Council action mostly but not exclusively from students the campus should close down ROTC should be abolished etc There was a special meeting of the Council on May 6 1970 then Governor Reagan closed all state campuses for four days On May 11 there was a long and tumultuous council meeting Resolutions were finally passed to the effect that teaching should be redirected to current problems and that grades should be calculated on the basis of work to date When the San Jose Mercury got wind of the Council s actions it interpreted them as a vote to close down the institution and informed the world in a big black headline that the faculty had voted to strike At a general faculty meeting the next day Burns announced that as president he could not approve the grading resolution calling it illegal There was obvious conflict between his veto decision and his personal faith in academic self government and there may have been pressure from higher state levels in any case he then told the meeting that he was resigning as acting president and withdrawing as a candidate for the permanent appointment At another special meeting the following week the Council watered down its resolutions and expressed its confidence in Burns He was persuaded to reconsider his resignation and withdrawal but eventually it became clear that the Trustees would not appoint him to the presidency a result to which the Council s imprudence must have contributed The regular search process for Clark s successor dragged on for more than a year and was in the end unsuccessful A reopened search with candidates hand picked by the Chancellor s office including John Gilbaugh led eventually to the appointment in 1970 of John H Bunzel Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State Burns continued to serve as Academic Vice President until his retirement in 1983 The Senate honored him with a lengthy resolution further recognition came even from the Trustees who appointed him interim president of a troubled Sonoma State In the Gilbert and Burdick account of the proceedings at John Bunzel s installation the following appears At the ceremony Professor Theodore Norton Academic Council chairman welcomed Bunzel into office and remarked that the president was determined to seek excellence in accordance with the college s past tradition Norton stated that during the past year Bunzel had experienced difficulties with the faculty but he is a man of principle and integrity a man who fights hard but fights fair The student body president Michael Buck urged the Bunzel administration to allow students to participate in the democratic process in their spheres of interest 4 There are two reasons for quoting this language here The first is that the summary of Buck s remarks is euphemistic The most conspicuous portion of his speech was a diatribe against conservative politicians and the Trustees for having imposed a president on the campus without student or faculty consultation But Buck was wrong as regards faculty consultation although it would not have been appropriate to try to correct him then and there The selection committee which included faculty had interviewed Bunzel and had concluded that he was acceptable and would probably be appointed if the committee did not raise objections as it had to the other last minute candidates The conscious decision was made to say nothing and let the appointment go forward The second reason for the quotation does not involve any inaccuracy I did say then that Bunzel fights hard After some further experience however it developed that he was not really much of a fighter His provocative pronouncements were seldom productive In response to some of the new issues and claims of the 70 s San José State created a number of new majors and minors Black Studies Mexican American Studies Women s Studies Asian American Studies Environmental Studies and a new minority oriented Social Work program some as separate departments and some housed with existing units Establishment of the new Social Work program created a problem for the Senate because it was adorned by administrative decision with the title School of Social Work and headed by a dean The Council Senate had always used the groupings until recently called schools now colleges as its electoral constituencies Those classified as faculty but not assigned to a school were joined to the General Unit Giving the title school to what was in fact a single small department would guarantee it a senator and representation on policy and operating committees The Senate was unwilling to accept this and so for some years the anomaly existed of an academic unit treated administratively as a school but represented in the Senate only as part of the General Unit Eventually the Social Work school was somewhat enlarged by the addition to it of other departments and a compromise was worked out that gave it one faculty representative in the Senate but limited its committee representation Steady State Growth in enrollment and state funding had been taken almost for granted at San Jose in the early 70 s when more than 20 000 FTE students were registered In 1974 and subsequently enrollments slipped below this figure The loss of students was not evenly distributed across the campus With the end of the Viet Nam conflict career oriented programs began to attract more students than some of the liberal arts and social sciences Some departments staffed on the basis of past enrollments now lacked the FTE to support their total faculty and the specter of lay off was evoked There was consensus that every effort to avoid lay offs should be made and this was formally declared in a policy adopted by the Senate in 1978 The Enrollment Patterns Committee created by the policy a committee elected by the faculty contrary to the usual practice of appointment by the Senate was assigned responsibility for analyzing enrollment changes and all schools and departments were encouraged to make and accept temporary reassignments of under employed colleagues Supplemented by state backed measures encouraging early retirement the policy was a success there were no faculty layoffs at San José State Bunzel s presidency was marked by a good deal of controversy some of it with a strong ideological flavor The appointment in 1973 of author Jessica Mitford as a visiting professor of sociology became something of a cause celebre because she refused to be fingerprinted then and for many prior years a requirement for all faculty She was supported by a Council resolution the case was actually resolved by a court ruling in her favor Ms Mitford s account of all this appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in the end the fingerprinting requirement for faculty was formally eliminated Bunzel and the Senate In 1974 the year the Council changed its name to Senate a good deal of the body s time was taken by the great Economics Department controversy The faculty of that department were split almost equally into two hostile factions The hostility was based in part at least on competing views of the objectives of the discipline abstract science versus social justice The strong feelings and equal division made it difficult for the department to function and evidently impossible for it to make decisions on recruitment and other personnel matters After an accrediting body took notice of the situation a School of Social Sciences committee was appointed by the dean to seek a remedy The committee recommended that the department s personnel functions be turned over to the faculty selected from other departments Bunzel approved this but many members of the Senate expressed strong opposition The opposition was based partly on ideology and partly on the failure of the administration to consult with the Senate on such an unprecedented move Attempts were made to involve the national AAUP the American Economics Association and the state wide Senate None of them however found cause to intervene and the receivership of the department remained in effect for several years Much less controversial were various changes in the Senate s management of its paperwork At first every pronouncement of the Academic Council was automatically submitted to the president for his approval whether it established or modified policy or merely expressed opinion President Bunzel however apparently did not like having to take a stand on every issue the Council Senate saw fit to comment on So in 1974 the practice was developed of labeling opinion resolutions measures not affecting policy as sense of the Senate resolutions which did not require presidential approval A separate numerical series for all such resolutions adopted was initiated in 1978 In 1982 a by law recognized the policy opinion distinction and added a third category the Senate management resolution which deals only with the organization and procedures of the Senate The practice of assigning an AS number to all measures presented for Senate action originated during the 1977 78 year Perhaps I should remind all concerned that there is a hierarchy of authority here Senate measures are ranked by their scope and by the votes and procedures required for their adoption A lower ranking measure cannot alter or override one of higher rank The provisions of the Senate Constitution are at the top It can only be changed by the vote of an absolute majority of the Senate plus approval by majority vote of the faculty By laws which require a two thirds majority Senate vote and a first reading are second Policies are third All of these measures also require the approval of the president Senate management resolutions are binding on the Senate and its committees Sense of the Senate resolutions rank last they are simply not binding on anyone although they may sometimes be given weight by or provide guidance for administrators The relationship between the President and the Senate deteriorated over the years of Bunzel s presidency He was not an effective leader and at the end the situation had become quite confrontational His lack of support among the faculty is shown by a campus wide poll taken in 1977 by the various faculty organizations jointly on the issue of faculty review of the president A substantial majority favored such a remedy He remained in office through the 1977 78 academic year Although his resignation to accept a fellowship at the Hoover Institution had been announced the Senate went ahead with the proposal for presidential review At the same meeting at which it commenced consideration of procedures for selection of his successor the Senate adopted a resolution calling for establishment of a system wide review policy A little later it proposed a campus presidential review policy which Bunzel vetoed The Senate expressed no regrets at his departure Bunzel s successor was Gail Fullerton the first SJS faculty member to be appointed President since Morris Dailey in 1900 Not only had she taught sociology here since 1963 she had served on the Council and was elected chair of its Committee on Committees for 1972 1973 She resigned this post to accept appointment as graduate dean and then served briefly as Executive Vice President Familiar with and to the Senate she started her administration therefore on a better footing with it than her predecessor Fullerton and Management President Fullerton it is fair to say tried hard to maintain an appearance of good relations with the Senate Her faculty background furthermore made it easy for her to respond to faculty concerns in acceptable ways On the other hand management became a key word in her vocabulary although its precise definition was never spelled out Over time it became clear that she liked to have her own way in what she considered management matters that she did not welcome dissent or opposition from members of her management team and that consultation with the Senate in management concerns was likely to take the form of an exhaustively detailed report after the decision had been made Fullerton s primary interests as President appear to have been campus planning and construction and intercollegiate athletics She avoided Senate controversy in these areas by involving the Senate as little as possible Even so occasional conflicts arose Her enthusiasm for athletics led the Senate at the urging of Roy Young Political Science to oppose increased expenditure on sports from instructional funds Agreement was finally reached to cut back such spending Many faculty expressed dismay and disapproval when in 1983 Fullerton summarily removed Brett Melendy as Associate Academic Vice President for Undergraduate Studies because he disagreed with her about an administrative matter Melendy was after all a senior and respected faculty member and an early Council chair with a long and creditable record in scholarship and administration However the President s authority was clear and the Senate could only pass a resolution praising Melendy for his many contributions The following year the Senate passed and sent to the President for approval a policy for the university s archives which among its other provisions gave increased status to a University Archivist But Fullerton it appears never took action on this policy either approval or disapproval notwithstanding the provision of the Senate Constitution requiring prompt action on Senate policy recommendations It may not be just a coincidence that Melendy on his return to teaching in an overstaffed History Department had been designated as part time Archivist Honorary degrees were another topic on which Fullerton and the Senate did not see eye to eye Back in the 60 s the Council had not opposed such honors In fact San José State had actually conferred honorary doctorates with the Council s approval on Buckminster Fuller and John Gardner Then the Trustees intervened with a regulation that gave the Trustees sole authority to award such degrees excluding any faculty participation In 1975 an SJS Senate committee made a report on the subject which noted the Trustee policy and also argued that there might be something almost fraudulent about institutions having no authority to grant earned doctorates handing out honorary ones It recommended that San José State avoid any involvement in the honorary degree game the Senate agreed President Fullerton however decided to institute with the approval of the Trustees the practice of awarding an honorary doctorate to a distinguished SJS alumnus a as part of the annual commencement ceremony Since the Senate was not consulted there was no occasion for conflict It should be noted however that Fullerton was always careful not to say that the degree was awarded on the recommendation of the faculty The Senate Chair One controversy in the Senate late in the Fullerton years did not involve the President Since 1970 the Senate s Constitution had established a pattern of rotation in office the vice chair automatically succeeded as chair the following year and the past chair remained in the Senate and on the Executive Committee The intention was that the vice chair would have a year on the Executive Committee as preparation for her his term as chair and another year as elder statesperson afterwards Some continuity among the faculty members of the Executive committee would be assured However to allow a new chair s seat as an elected representative to be filled and to avoid the problem of a past chair s terms having expired both are designated as ex officio members who could not be elected to Senate offices The net result is than an incumbent chair could not be re elected the following year In the 1990 and in 1991 the Executive Committee twice proposed amendments in different forms that would have made it possible for a chair to serve for two successive years The proposals were actively supported by 1990 91 chair John Galm English 1991 92 chair Bobbye Gorenberg Nursing and 1992 93 chair James Smart Mathematics In support of these proposals it was argued that a single one year term made it difficult for a chair to exercise any real leadership Likewise it was said a chair limited to a one year term was at a disadvantage in state wide meetings Opponents argued that the chair was simply a presiding officer that the Senate s leadership was collective including the Executive Committee and the policy committee chairs The importance of rotation as assuring continuity was also emphasized No reference was made to the convenience for the Senate and perhaps also for the President of the automatic rotation out of office of an unsatisfactory chair No consensus was reached and neither proposal received the absolute majority required for constitutional amendments Fullerton resigned in 1991 taking advantage of that year s golden handshake While there had been differences the Senate generally accepted her leadership At its last meeting of the year in May a resolution to sponsor a farewell dinner for her was adopted and another was passed the following September asking that at an appropriate time a campus building be named in her honor Collective Bargaining Collective bargaining for state university faculty was authorized by state law the Higher Education Employer Employee Relations Act HEERA in 1978 One immediate effect was a sharp change in the status of the organizations that earlier had sometimes served as agencies of faculty participation in university affairs CSEA and UPC became bargaining agents for some non faculty employees AAUP and CTA joined in the new California Faculty Association CFA the faculty bargaining agent ACSUP which had opposed collective bargaining retained members for a while by offering its own health insurance plan but eventually the local chapter dissolved The 1977 poll on presidential review was the last joint effort of these groups to play a political role on campus While HEERA recognizes the responsibility of academic senates for educational policy the conditions of employment are of course to be dealt with through the bargaining agent and the bargaining process Campuses and campus senates had never had any control of faculty salaries But retention and promotion prior to 1978 had occupied much Senate time and produced a steady flow of policies Now the basic decisions are made in the contract and campus senates are limited to implementation only Reference has been made to President Fullerton s enthusiasm for management This notion was reinforced by the initial hostility of the Trustees to collective bargaining which led the Board and the Chancellor to argue that its institution had somehow expanded the role of management as against both the bargaining agent and the senates The scope of the SJS Senate s activity under its Constitution is broad and it is logical to say that whatever is not expressly assigned to collective bargaining and the bargaining agent remains within the Senate s authority In other words the Senate is not restricted from recommending policies simply because they relate to management Nevertheless the CSU position led eventually to a kind of treaty negotiated between the CSU Academic Senate and the Chancellor This document entitled Responsibilities of Academic Senates in an collective Bargaining Context attempts to define the areas in which faculty i e senate initiative in policy making is appropriate and those in which measures should be initiated by the Chancellor or President While this agreement was never I believe formally approved by the SJS Senate it was invoked once or twice by Fullerton However if its provisions limit the formal authority of either the SJS or CSU Senates under their constitutions they would be in effect constitutional amendments which would require an affirmative faculty vote for approval there have not been such votes What it is at most is a working agreement between Chancellor or Presidents and Senates it does not cancel out the broader statements of senate authority in their constitutions Be that as it may frequent resort to the details of this document should be unnecessary if there is in fact good communication and cooperation between the President and the Senate Communication and cooperation strengthen both Very simply the Senate cannot play a constructive role without the President if a President lacks Senate support she or he is more dependent on others e g the Chancellor or Trustees If San José State University is to maintain its identity and some responsibility for its own future President and Senate must work together The Interregnum On Gail Fullerton s retirement at the end of the 1990 91 academic year the Chancellor named Executive Vice President J Handel Evans acting president of San José State and made it clear that Evans was precluded from being a candidate for the permanent appointment Evans an amiable Briton was a professional architect who before his vice presidency at San José had served as teacher and administrator at the San Luis Obispo CSU campus As already noted President Fullerton did not welcome dissent or opposition from members of her managerial team and in this respect Evans was a good team player Earlier presidential searches all involved a local committee but the mechanism for selecting its members had varied At President Clark s retirement the Academic Council merely appointed a faculty committee Although numbered as a policy this resolution states in so many words that it need not be presented to the president for approval The Chancellor also appointed a committee which included faculty and Advisory Board members Notwithstanding the faculty s expressed preference for Hobert Burns this was the committee that eventually accepted the appointment of John Bunzel By the time of Bunzel s resignation in 1978 the Trustees had in place a more formal structure for presidential searches which kept the process firmly under Trustee control There was provision for a local advisory committee but it was subordinate to the Trustees committee The local committee was to have only two faculty representatives it also included a student a staff member and an Advisory Board member Needless to say the Academic Senate vigorously protested the limited faculty representation and needless to say the Trustees position prevailed The Senate was only allowed to establish the procedure for choosing the two faculty representatives A proposal originated by William Tidwell Biological Sciences later to serve as Senate chair was adopted which provided for elections in each school now college of nominees from whom the Senate would then select the two to serve The time lines were extremely tight by academic standards The whole process had to be completed in less than a month This was with some effort accomplished but it gave rise to concerns about future presidential searches that might require selection of faculty

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    Information Minutes of Senate Executive Committee and Budget Advisory Committee Meetings List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Officers The Senate s Longest Serving Senators Academic Senate Handbook Special Senate Committees Meeting Materials List of award committee members Special Senate Committees President s Scholar Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Professor Award Recipients pdf Distinguished Service Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Lecturer Award Recipients pdf Faculty Reference Guide pdf Senate Calendar for 2015 2015 2016 Ex Officio Members Michael Kimbarow Chair Lynda Heiden Past Chair Looloo Amante Associated Students President Statewide Senators Mark Van Selst Term Ending 2016 Romey Sabalius Term Ending 2018 James Lee Term Ending 2017 Administration Representatives Susan Martin Interim President Andrew Feinstein Provost VP Academic Affairs Paul Lanning Vice President University Advancement Reginald Blaylock Vice President Student Affairs Josee Larochelle Interim Vice President Finance and Administration Deans Elna Green Term Ending 2017 Andrew Hsu Term Ending 2017 Walt Jacobs Term Ending 2016 Pamela Stacks Term Ending 2016 Students Grecia Cuellar Term Ending 2016 Abid El Miaari Term Ending 2016 Zhane Gay Term Ending 2016 Nadim Sarras Term Ending 2016 Eric Medrano Term Ending 2016 Ismail Abukhdeir Term Ending 2016 Alumni Sheryl Walters Term Ending 2016 Emeritus Peter Buzanski Term Ending 2016 General Unit 1 GU 18 Toby Matoush MLK Library 2 GU 17 Vacant 3 GU 18 Paul Kauppila MLK Library 4 GU 16 Cynthia Medina Counseling College Of Applied Sciences and Arts 5 ASA 17 Bethany Shifflett Kinesiology 6 ASA 17 Sang Lee Social Work 7 ASA 16 Winifred Schultz Krohn Occupational Therapy 8 ASA 18 Billie Jo Grosvenor Health Science Recreation 9 ASA 16 Soma Sen Social Work College Of Business 10 B 17 Bill Campsey Business A F 11 B 16 Robert Sibley Business M DS 12 B 18 Meg Virick Business GI L Term ends

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    Assignments Senate Task Forces VP AVP Search and Review Committees Frequently Asked Questions about Senate Committees Senate Committee Meeting Times Senate Committee Vacancies List of Award Committee Members Special Senate Committees Year End Committee Reports Policies Current University Policies Listed Chronologically by Policy Number Access to Instructional Materials Administrators Awards Budget Bylaws and Constitution Campus Climate Committees Curriculum Elections General Education Grades Drop Policies Registration Fees Schedule Information Technology Mediated Instruction Library Building Facility Naming Plagiarism Academic Integrity Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Office Hours Retention Tenure Promotion Sabbatical SOTE Strategic Planning Sustainability Voting Obsolete Policies Sense of Senate Resolutions Senate Management Resolutions Budget Forms Other Links SJSU Home Academic Senate General Information Academic Senate Officers Academic Senate Officers MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU RSS Navigate BACK to General Information Chair of the Senate Vice Chair of the Senate Past Chair of the Senate Associate Vice Chair Chair Committee on Committees Chair Organization and Government Committee Chair University Curriculum and Research Policy Committee Chair Instruction and Student Affairs Policy Committee Chair Professional Standards Policy Committee Statewide CSU Senate Representative to the Executive Committee Minutes of Senate Executive Committee and Budget Advisory Committee Meetings List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Officers The Senate s Longest Serving Senators Academic Senate Handbook Special Senate Committees Meeting Materials List of award committee members Special Senate Committees President s Scholar Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Professor Award Recipients pdf Distinguished Service Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Lecturer Award Recipients pdf Faculty Reference Guide pdf Senate Calendar for 2015 Michael Kimbarow Chair of the Senate Stefan Frazier Vice Chair of the Senate Lynda Heiden Past Chair of the Senate Pat Backer Associate Vice Chair Chair Committee on Committees Bethany Shifflett Chair Organization and Government Committee Ravisha Mathur Chair Curriculum and Research Policy Committee Michael Kaufman Chair

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    Taskforce Information Directory of Committee Assignments Senate Task Forces VP AVP Search and Review Committees Frequently Asked Questions about Senate Committees Senate Committee Meeting Times Senate Committee Vacancies List of Award Committee Members Special Senate Committees Year End Committee Reports Policies Current University Policies Listed Chronologically by Policy Number Access to Instructional Materials Administrators Awards Budget Bylaws and Constitution Campus Climate Committees Curriculum Elections General Education Grades Drop Policies Registration Fees Schedule Information Technology Mediated Instruction Library Building Facility Naming Plagiarism Academic Integrity Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Office Hours Retention Tenure Promotion Sabbatical SOTE Strategic Planning Sustainability Voting Obsolete Policies Sense of Senate Resolutions Senate Management Resolutions Budget Forms Other Links SJSU Home Academic Senate General Information The Senate s Longest Serving Senators The Senate s Longest Serving Senators MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU RSS Navigate BACK to General Information Minutes of Senate Executive Committee and Budget Advisory Committee Meetings List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Officers The Senate s Longest Serving Senators Academic Senate Handbook Special Senate Committees Meeting Materials List of award committee members Special Senate Committees President s Scholar Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Professor Award Recipients pdf Distinguished Service Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Lecturer

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  • Academic Senate Handbook | Academic Senate | San Jose State University
    Meeting Times Senate Committee Vacancies List of Award Committee Members Special Senate Committees Year End Committee Reports Policies Current University Policies Listed Chronologically by Policy Number Access to Instructional Materials Administrators Awards Budget Bylaws and Constitution Campus Climate Committees Curriculum Elections General Education Grades Drop Policies Registration Fees Schedule Information Technology Mediated Instruction Library Building Facility Naming Plagiarism Academic Integrity Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Office Hours Retention Tenure Promotion Sabbatical SOTE Strategic Planning Sustainability Voting Obsolete Policies Sense of Senate Resolutions Senate Management Resolutions Budget Forms Other Links SJSU Home Academic Senate General Information Academic Senate Handbook Academic Senate Handbook MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU RSS Navigate BACK to General Information Minutes of Senate Executive Committee and Budget Advisory Committee Meetings List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Officers The Senate s Longest Serving Senators Academic Senate Handbook Special Senate Committees Meeting Materials List of award committee members Special Senate Committees President s Scholar Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Professor Award Recipients pdf Distinguished Service Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Lecturer Award Recipients pdf Faculty Reference Guide pdf Senate Calendar for 2015 2015 2016 Table of Contents Preface pdf Table of Contents I Organization and Function of the Senate Constitution pdf Bylaws pdf Standing Rules pdf Organizational Chart pdf Administrative Flow Chart pdf II Committees Committees pdf Statement on Committee Relationships pdf List of Committees pdf Flow Chart of Committees pdf Policy Committee Assignment Operating Committee Assignments Special Agency Assignments Other Committee Assignments Special Senate Committees III Procedures and Information Instructional Memoranda Policy Committees Procedural Guidelines pdf Operating Committees Procedural Guidelines pdf Guidelines for Reports and Resolutions Guidelines for Reports and Proposals pdf Referrals Guidelines pdf Sample Referral Form pdf IV Personnel List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Roster phone department email etc pdf V Calendar Calendar of Meetings

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  • Special Senate Committees | Academic Senate | San Jose State University
    General Education Grades Drop Policies Registration Fees Schedule Information Technology Mediated Instruction Library Building Facility Naming Plagiarism Academic Integrity Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Office Hours Retention Tenure Promotion Sabbatical SOTE Strategic Planning Sustainability Voting Obsolete Policies Sense of Senate Resolutions Senate Management Resolutions Budget Forms Other Links SJSU Home Academic Senate General Information Special Senate Committees Special Senate Committees MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU RSS Navigate BACK to General Information Minutes of Senate Executive Committee and Budget Advisory Committee Meetings List of Senators by Classification Academic Senate Officers The Senate s Longest Serving Senators Academic Senate Handbook Special Senate Committees Meeting Materials List of award committee members Special Senate Committees President s Scholar Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Professor Award Recipients pdf Distinguished Service Award Recipients pdf Outstanding Lecturer Award Recipients pdf Faculty Reference Guide pdf Senate Calendar for 2015 2015 2016 Note Members are selected at the beginning of the Fall semester Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee Per S13 6 the Executive Committee of the Senate will work with the President in forming this committee A Amy Strage Dir Ctr for Fac Dev Administrator Committee Chair B Scott Guenther Faculty Prior Recipient C Julia Curry Faculty Prior Recipient D Bradley Stone Faculty Prior Recipient E Community Member Community Member Outstanding Lecturer Award Selection Committee Per S13 6 the Executive Committee of the Senate will work with the President in forming this committee A Stephen Branz Assoc Dean UG Studies Administrator Committee Chair B Olenka Hubickyj Faculty Prior Recipient C Kathleen Normington Faculty Prior Recipient D Cynthia Baer Faculty Prior Recipient E Looloo Amante AS President Student Outstanding Professor Award Selection Committee Per S13 6 the Executive Committee of the Senate will work with the President in forming this committee A Lisa Vollendorf Dean H A Administrator Committee Chair

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