Academic Senate Reports

Academic Senate Reports

Rick Luttmann is our representative to the Academic Senate. Below are notes from AS meetings.

Chair Morimoto announced that there would be a public forum on Monday 11 October to talk about allegations of mismanagement of IRA (Instructionally Related Activities) funds. She noted with frustration that articles and editorials in the STAR have not been helpful in shedding light and reducing...

Chair Morimoto made reference to a conflict between the Theatre Arts and Dance Department and the A&H dean over misuse of IRA (Instructionally Related Activities) money. The students voted decades ago to voluntarily tax themselves to support certain activities for which the General Fund...

The President reported:

> Chancellor Castro will visit SSU on Wednesday 29 September.

> New Trustee Julia Lopez will visit on Friday 24 September.

> The BoT will meet (virtually) on Tuesday/Wednesday 14/15 September, and on Tuesday will hear a...

This meeting is the first of the ‘21-‘22 academic year.

The Senate, via the Consent Calendar, ratified the list of retiring (and FERP-completing) faculty who are eligible for Emeritus status, and forwarded the list to the President.

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This meeting is the last of the ‘20-‘21 academic year.

President Sakaki announced that the search for a permanent Provost has concluded and that Interim Provost Karen Muranski has been selected for the permanent position.

She also reported on a recent Board of Trustees meeting...

The original agenda for this meeting included a First Reading of a Policy on Chair Selection being proposed by FSAC. However, in response to multiple commentaries on the draft policy which the Committee received before its meeting that preceded this Senate meeting, the Committee asked to pull...

Changes proposed by the Theater Arts Department to its Concentrations in Acting, Technical Theater, and Theater Studies and approved unanimously by the EPC were accepted by the Senate on a consent basis. See ...

Changes proposed by the Spanish section of the Modern Languages Department to its MA program and approved unanimously by the EPC were accepted by the Senate on a consent basis. See https://sonoma.curriculog.com/proposal:930/form ....

President Sakaki reported;

The campus is considering adding an additional week at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. The CSU Council of Ethnic Studies is continuing its discussion of how to implement the legislative requirement for a course in Ethnic Studies as a CSU graduation...

Chair J Reeder had several announcements:

>> The Executive Committee has decided unilaterally not to hold even a virtual Recognition Ceremony for the new crop of retirees awarded Emeritus status by the Academic Senate in September. The SSU-ERFSA Board was not involved in this...

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