Academic Senate

Purposes

The purposes of this organization shall be (1) to exercise the rights and authority specifically delegated to the Faculty by the Board of Trustees as well as the Chancellor of the California State University, including the legislating of policy governing the awarding of grades and granting of degrees; (2) to serve as the primary consultative body in the University in formulating, evaluating and recommending to the president policies concerning (a) curriculum and instruction, (b) appointments, promotion, evaluation and granting of tenure to members of the faculty, and (c) academic administrative matters of the institution; and (3) to serve as the primary body through which members of the faculty may express opinions on matters affecting the welfare of the University.

Constitution, Article I, Section II.

The Senate has one subcommittee:

Senate Membership 2016-2017
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Chair Ben Ford Math & Stats 2016 2017 elected campuswide
Vice Chair   Carmen Works Chem 2015 2016 elected campuswide
Past Chair   Richard Senghas Anthro 2016 2017 Office  
Secretary   Tom Targett Physics & Astro 2015 2016 elected campuswide
Statewide Senator   Catherine Nelson Poli Sci 2014 2017 elected campuswide
Statewide Senator   Jeffery Reeder Mod Lang 2016 2019 elected campuswide
At-Large Senator   Sam Brannen Math 2015 2018 elected campuswide
At-Large Senator   Matthew James Geology 2014 2017 elected campuswide
Senator Arts & Humanities Ed Beebout COMS 2016 2019 elected School
Senator Arts & Humanities Joshua Glasgow Phil 2014 2017 elected School
Senator Business & Economics Damien Wilson Bus 2016 2019 elected School
Senator Business & Economics Florence Bouvet Econ 2015 2018 elected School
Senator Education Jennifer Mahdavi Edu 2015 2018 elected School
Senator Education Viki Montera Edu 2016 2019 elected School
Senator Library Laura Krier Lib 2014 2017 elected School
Senator Science & Technology Matty Mookerjee Geology 2014 2018 elected School
Senator Science & Technology Mary Ellen Wilkosz Nursing 2014 2017 elected School
Senator Social Sciences Melissa Garvin Psychology 2014 2017 elected School
Senator Social Sciences Michelle Jolly History 2015 2018 elected School
Senator Social Sciences Michelle Goman Geography 2014 2017 elected School
Senator SSP Hope Ortiz Int'l Programs 2013 2016 elected SSPs
Senator SSP Donna Garbesi Hutchins 2014 2017 elected SSPs
Senator Lecturer TBD       elected campuswide
Senator Lecturer Sakina Bryant Eng 2015 2018 elected campuswide
Senator Emeritus Faculty Michael Pinkston 2011 elected ERFA
Ex-Officio Member   Judy Sakaki President Office  

Ex-Officio Member

  Jeri Echeverria Interim Provost Office
Ex-Officio Member  

Michael Young

VP of Student Affairs Office
Ex-Officio Member Stan Nosek VP of A&F Office  
Ex-Officio Member

CFA Chapter President

Elaine Newman Math Office CFA
Ex-Officio Member Staff Representative Katie Musick Social Sciences 2014 2017 elected Staff
Ex-Officio Member Associated Students Rachel McCloskey AS 2016 2017 appointed AS
Ex-Officio Member Associated Students TBD AS 2015 2016 appointed AS
Standing Committee Chairs APARC Michael Visser Econ 2016 2017 elected committee
Standing Committee Chairs EPC Laura Watt ENSP 2016 2017 elected committee
Standing Committee Chairs FSAC Steven Winter COMS 2016 2017 elected committee
Standing Committee Chairs SAC Ron Lopez CALS 2016 2017 elected committee

 

Senate Diversity Subcommittee

Charge

The Senate Diversity Subcommittee serves to make recommendations to the Academic Senate and, in collaboration with other relevant campus entities, to provide support and expertise for faculty around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  The subcommittee will:

1) in collaboration with other relevant campus entities, provide support and expertise to faculty who want to include diversity perspectives, service-learning, and community engagement in their curriculum and instruction, their scholarship or their service;

2) recommend to the Academic Senate policies and programs that enrich diversity, equity and inclusiveness on campus, and particularly in curriculum, instruction, co-curricular and extracurricular activities at the University;

3) in collaboration with other relevant campus entities, promote increased diversity of students, staff and faculty on our campus;

4) advise the Educational Policies Committee in program reviews and make recommendations on matters of diversity in curriculum and instruction;

5) give an annual report of its activities to the Academic Senate.

Reports from the Ad-Hoc Diversity committee that preceeded the Senate Diversity Subcommittee

SDS Membership 2016-2017
Position School/Area Incumbent Dept Elect Date End of Term method by
Fall Chair   Charles Elster   2016 2017 elected committee
Member Arts & Humanities Mercy Romero Hutchins 2013 2016 elected School
Member Business & Economics Aidong Hu Bus 2013 2016 elected School
Member Education Charles Elster Edu 2016 2019 elected School
Member Science & Technology Bulent Sokmen Kin 2014 2017 elected School
Member Social Sciences Jeff Baldwin Geography 2014 2017 elected School
At-Large Member   Chingling Wo Eng 2014 2017 elected all faculty
At-Large Member   Lena McQuade WGS 2015 2018 elected all faculty
Member SSP Vacant ACE 2016 2019 elected SSPs
Member Associated Students TBD AS 2016 2017 appointed

ASI

Ex-Officio Center for Community Engagement Merith Weisman       Office  
Ex-Officio CFA Affirmative Action Committee Erma Jean Sims       appointed CFA
Ex-Officio Director of The Hub Mark Fabionar       Office  
Ex-Officio Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence TBD       appointed