VOL. LII, No. 36 - May 20, 1996

The deadline for contributions to the University Information Bulletin is Thursday at noon. The bulletin will be published each Monday and as needed during the week. Submissions should be hand-carried to 9528 Etiwanda, FAXed to x4937, e-mailed to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, or sent through campus mail to mail code 8242. Please type all items double spaced, or supply a file on disk. Direct UIB inquiries to x2130. :)

FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

Final UIB

The final UIB of the academic year will come out next Tuesday, May 28. The deadline for submissions is this Thursday at noon.

After that issue, items that traditionally appear in the UIB will appear instead in a new campus newspaper, tentatively titled @csun.edu. The inaugural issue of @csun.edu will come out this week and be distributed to all faculty and staff. Beginning in August it will be published every two weeks, supplemented by electronic updates (on the university's Web page) of important new information. A notice about the deadline for the first regular issue will be circulated this summer to faculty and staff.

fmi - Public Relations Office, x2130

Faculty Award Winners

Ronald Davis of the History Department has been named the university's Outstanding Professor, and four other faculty members have received Distinguished Teaching Awards: Klara Carmely, Business Law; Robert Carpenter, Biology; Arlinda Eaton, Elementary Education; and Charles Macune, History.

Northridge Review Fiction & Poetry Reading

CSUN writers published in the Northridge Review: Wood Issue will read their poetry and fiction today from 7 to 9 pm in the USU's Thousand Oaks Room. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase.

fmi - English Department x3431

Check-Out Donation Drive

The Associated Students' University Recycling Program and Goodwill Industries are collecting household and other items for the "Check-Out Donation Drive" from 9 am to 5 pm daily through May 28 at the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street. Receipts for tax purposes will be issued at this location. There will also be drop-off bins at Buildings 4, 9 and 13. Goodwill uses funds from the collected, repaired and reused goods to provide job training and vocational rehabilitation programs for the physically and developmentally disabled.

fmi - Cyndi Signett x2477

Policy Items Approved at Faculty Senate Meeting

The following is a summary of policy items approved by the Faculty Senate April 11 and subsequently approved by President Wilson. Click here for the policy changes in their entirety.

University Foundation Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the University Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Wed., June 19, at 3 pm in the School of the Arts, Rehearsal Hall #159. The meeting is open to the public.

fmi - x2150

University Foundation Delays in Check Processing

Due to the unavoidable absences of two staff members, there may be a delay in processing checks through the Foundation accounting office for the remainder of May. Please prioritize your requests. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

fmi - x2150

Parking Information

Special Parking Permit for Fall 1996-1997 Annual Courtesy Permits will expire Sept. 1. Departments should forward all requests for Courtesy Permits for the 1996-97 academic year to Mary Cooley, Parking Office Manager (mail drop 8290 or fax 4747) by June 30. Requests and written justification for each pass should be submitted on department letterhead. President Wilson has signed the following policy statement: Any questions or request for clarification of this policy can be directed to the Manager of Parking Services at x2157.

Summer Ceramics Classes

Summer ceramics classes begin June 3 in the USU's Ceramics Lab. The 8-week, non-credit sessions offer small, individualized classes in throwing on the wheel. Afternoon and evening sessions are available.

fmi - x2798

Elementary Summer School Program

Applications are available for a summer school program designed for first-to-sixth grade students that runs from July 1 through August 2, 8:30 am to 12:45 pm, Monday through Friday. Students may select four classes from the more than 30 courses offered, such as Experimenting with Science, Journalism, Marine Biology, Problem Solving, Computers, Creative Writing, Puppetry, Earth Below...and Stars Above, Readers' Theatre, Arts and Crafts, Creative Dramatics, Photography, Report Writing, Music, Study Skills, Dance, Math, and Let's Investigate.

fmi and brochure/application - x3333

Secondary Summer Program

The 18th Annual Summer Academic Enrichment Program for Secondary Students, grades 6-12, will be held on campus from Mon., July 1, through Fri., Aug. 2. Three dozen classes are offered and academic credit is available.

fmi and brochure/registration form - x3333

State Telephone Directories

The Technology Service Center has a limited supply of 1996 State Telephone directories on hand. The cost is $5.50 per copy, billed to FY 96/97. Submit a Technology Service Order to mail drop 8223 and indicate the quantity desired.

CSUN Directory Recycling Program

The University Recycling Program, Information & Technology Resources, and Mail Services will recycle all the old campus directories now through June 14. Old directories can be placed in regular campus mail. Make sure the directory is stapled together. No envelope is required.

fmi - Cyndi x2477 or e-mail cynthia.signett


The PERS Health Benefits Guide and premiums will be issued to all eligible employees in August 1996.

fmi - Jean Gearing x3810

Fitness Center Summer Session Special

The ASREC/USU Fitness Center is accepting faculty, staff and alumni memberships at a special reduced rate for the 13-week summer session. The special fee of $55 is available now through Sat., May 25. The Fitness Center offers aerobics, free weights, treadmills, swimming and exercise equipment. Student assistants are available to advise on proper use of all equipment.

fmi - The Fitness Center x5755 or ASREC Sport x3225

Quickcopy and University Postal Services

The new Quickcopy Center and the University Postal Services will open in the USU (at the old Mercantile Store) in June, providing the following services: walk-up cash transactions and authorized requisition purchases, plus pick-up and delivery of jobs for established users. Jobs that require longer turnaround times may be scheduled in advance.

University Postal Services will offer the following: stamps and other postal supplies, overnight, priority, first-class, third-class, UPS, international mail, certified mail, and rental of small-to-large post office boxes, subject to availability. The official fall semester grand opening will be announced and the hours of service will be posted for each department.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community offers its condolences to Marilyn Mindoro, director of Administrative Services and controller of the Northridge Foundation, on the loss of her father.

Policy Items from Faculty Senate Meeting of April 11, 1996

Below are the following policy items which were approved at the Faculty Senate Meeting of April 11, 1996, and subsequently approved by President Wilson:

Note: This is a Bylaws Change and must be approved by the entire faculty at an election in Fall 1996.


POLICY RE: RESOLUTION ON INFORMATION COMPETENCE. At its April 11, 1996 meeting, the Faculty Senate voted to recommend approval of the proposed resolution, attached herein.

(See Attached Policy.)

This policy will be forwarded to the Work Group on Information Competence, CLRIT Task 6.1, with notification to continue their work.


WHEREAS, information competence is defined as the ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in all of its various formats and,

WHEREAS, information competence integrates or fuses the studies of library research, technology literacy, media literacy, ethics, critical thinking and communication skills and,

WHEREAS, the study of information competence is important to a student's academic life and,

WHEREAS, students need a mastery of information competence as a basis for future success;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the Faculty Senate of California State University, Northridge encourages the CSU Work Group on Information Competence to continue its work in developing awareness, projects and pilot programs that will further the skill of our students in information competence.


POLICY RE: BYLAWS CHANGE: ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, SETTING AND DISTRIBUTING AGENDAS FOR STANDING COMMITTEES. At its April 11, 1996 meeting, the Faculty Senate voted to recommend approval of the proposed policy, attached herein.

(See Attached Policy.)

This policy will be forwarded to the faculty for a vote in the next election and, if approved, will be included in the subsequent edition of the Faculty Bylaws.

April 11, 1996

Proposed Bylaws Revision for Article V., Section 2, Standing Committees.

At the April 11, 1996 Faculty Senate Meeting, a motion was passed to revise Article V, Section 2. The change is present for your consideration. Overstruck type indicates deletion of present material. Bold type indicates new material. A Bylaws change requires a 2/3 vote to pass.

Section 2.

Rationale for: While the Chair is the appropriate person to set the agenda, the Executive Secretary typically has the clerical support necessary to carry out the distribution of the agenda in a timely and efficient manner. It is an unreasonable burden on the Faculty member chairing the committee to move this responsibility.

Rationale Against: None submitted.



(See Attached Policy.)

This policy will be forwarded to the faculty for a vote in the next election and, if approved, will be included in the subsequent edition of the Faculty Bylaws.



As a result of the reorganization of Information Technology & Resources (ITR) in 1995, the Instructional Media Center (IMC) no longer exists as a separate entity. Areas of the former IMC now report to either the Office of Academic Technology, or the Technology Support Group, two of the three areas of ITR which fall under scope of the Faculty Senate's Academic Computing Committee. The Instructional Media Advisory Committee therefore does not relate to any campus area, nor can they carry out their charge to "...make recommendations to the Director of the Instructional Media Services Center concerning the development and use of the Instructional Media Services and the allocation of Instructional Media funds."

The Academic Computing Committee (ACC):

The ACC is a Standing Committee of the Faculty Senate, while the IMC is only an Advisory Committee. The ACC is therefore the more senior committee, and contains a more extensive membership. Further, the ACC works with all three areas of ITR: the two previously mentioned and the Networking and Computing Services area.


Having taken the preceding facts under consideration it is therefore proposed that:

  1. Section 1.2 of Article VI of the Bylaws of the Faculty of California State University, Northridge be deleted.
  2. The charge to the Academic Computing Committee be changed to include the duties of the former IMC Advisory Committee by modifying Section 2.1 of Article V of the Faculty Bylaws to read (changes in bold):

    "This committee shall consist of twelve voting members: nine members shall be elected, one each, by and from the eight schools and the Library; two members shall be elected by the Senate; and two student members shall be appointed by the Associated Students Senate. This committee shall make recommendations regarding University resources and policy that pertain to instructional and research technology, including computing and instructional media development and services. There shall be consultation and liaison with other appropriate Senate Standing Committees. Policy recommendations from the committee shall be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the Senate for appropriate action.

  3. The name of the Academic Computing Committee be changed to Academic Technology Committee.