Chair Jackie Trischman opened the third Academic Senate meeting of 2012-13 with two announcements regarding long-time faculty members: (1) There will be a reception on November 15 sponsored by the Department of Mathematics to mark Professor Brooks Reid’s retirement; (2) Congratulations to Professor of Education John Halcón, who was elected to the Palomar College Board of Trustees. Trischman and President Haynes noted the passage of Proposition 30, which will restore some funding to the CSU. Implications for CSUSM will roll out in the coming weeks and months. Trischman also made formal referrals to several standing committees.
In the major item of business, the Senate approved the School of Education’s Certificate of Advanced Study in educational technology, “Wiki, Widgets and Web 2.0,” and a revised policy on Latin Honors Criteria. Discussion items that will be considered for a vote in December are the College of Science and Mathematics Retention, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) policy as well as a minor revision to the university RTP policy. A draft of meeting norms for Senate work (committees, task forces, etc.) was presented as an information item from Executive Committee. The drafts of all these are available on the Senate website as attachments to the November 7 agenda at www.csusm.edu/senate.
Complete minutes of each Academic Senate meeting are available on the Senate website as soon as they are approved at the following Senate meeting. The next Senate meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Commons 206. You do not need to be a senator to attend Senate meetings. All members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators) are welcome to attend. Only senators may vote at the meetings.
Janet McDaniel, Secretary