Academic Senate Reports

Academic Senate Reports

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

Academic Senate Report

October 27, 2022

Submitted by ERFSA Senator Steven V. Winter

Note: Correction of Oct. 13 Report see end of this report. ...

Submitted by ERFSA Senator Steven V. Winter

Report of the Chair of the Faculty – (L. Morimoto)

- Title IX Research Group for Board of Trustees came to SSU during the summer. Thus they had very little...

Report of the Chair of the Faculty – (L. Morimoto) - New Academic Analyst Meredith (last name?) - Emeritus Luncheon November 4 th at Prelude Consent: Faculty Eligible for Emeritus Status F’ 22 - Approved 16 new faculty emeriti

Name Department

Carlton, Ellen...

Chair Morimoto provided some data regarding the successful No Confidence vote. There were 173 YES, 105 NO, and a large number of abstains. Turnout by employment category: TT 83%; SSP2+ 41%; lecturers 28%; coaches 14%. She observed that the Senate action calling for this vote...

Chair Morimoto made some clarifying comments about the selection of membership for the ad hoc Budget Committee . She acknowledged that members were not “elected”, because due to the urgency of getting the group together it was necessary to shortcut the full process. She also...

Because of Spring Break, this was the first Academic Senate meeting since 17 March. Because of the high drama unfolding this week, over 150 people participated in the Senate’s zoom meeting. Normally attendance is about 50. (There are only about 20-24 voting members of the Senate.)

This...

Chair Morimoto announced the results of the recent election for positions in faculty governance:

Chair of the Faculty - Lauren Morimoto (incumbent re-elected)

Vice Chair of the Faculty - Bryan Burton (incumbent re-elected)...

The following item appeared on the agenda proposed by the Executive Committee for today’s meeting:

4. Request for Distinguished Chair Emeritus for Greg Sarris - First Reading - L. Morimoto

A letter was included in the agenda packet explaining the...

An item was added to the agenda from the floor: “ Resolution calling for an Independent Investigation into the Actions of CSU Chancellor Castro as President of CSU Fresno, and for an effective CSU response to prevent future such incidents”.

The Senate spent a good deal...

Chair Morimoto announced that Chair Chats will be held again this semester. However, to accommodate more faculty members’ teaching schedules, they will alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and be held every other week. The first one will be on Tuesday 8 February from 2 to 3 pm. The subject...

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