California State University, Northridge

Council of Chairs Meeting of February 21, 2005 Minutes

Members Present: Janet Adams (HHD), Magnhild Lien(SC&M), William Jennings (B&E), Rie Rodgers Mitchell (EDU), Nathan Weinberg (S&BS), Michael Barrett (Library)

Guests: Harry Hellenbrand, William Watkins, Lynn Cook, Rick Castallo, and Joyce Munsch

  1. Provost Harry Hellenbrand discussed current plans for YRO (year round operations), including the proposed calendar, payment of faculty during the summer at the A1/30th rate, budgetary implications, other issues.

    The anticipated calendar for the academic year 2006-2007 provides a 12-week summer and a 17-day January intersession.

    Provost Hellenbrand answered numerous questions.
  2. As an information item, Lynn Cook addressed the Council on proposed legislation (Senate Bill 5). SB 5, the Academic Bill of Rights/Student Academic Freedom which, if approved, could limit the academic freedom of our faculty. The legislation will be opposed by CFA and several CSU Presidents.
  3. Rick Castallo expressed serious concerns about the A125 rule@ and its effect on Chairs and faculty. Following discussion, the Council unanimously approved a recommendation encouraging CFA to include the elimination or substantial modification of the 125 rule to CFA in the current negotiations with CFA.

    The Council will invite Penny Jennings to the March 28th meeting to discuss the A125 rule.@

    Note: Bill Jennings sent the recommendation to Michael Reagan, Chapter President, who forwarded the recommendation to the CFA Bargaining Committee.
  4. William Watkins, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, discussed plagiarism and other issues of student dishonesty. He also provided several attachment, which will be sent to all chairs, relating to student dishonesty including options available to faculty for sanctioning students.
  5. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 28.

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