University Senate Meeting Agenda, 9/29/2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 3:00-5:00 pm, Virtual Meeting ID: 970 9341 9142


1.        Announcement of Proxies

2.        Approval of and Adoption of Agenda

3.        Approval of Minutes from the Meeting of September 15, 2020

4.        TIME CERTAIN 3:05 pm: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

           (Todd Larsen, Director of Housing, & Interim Executive Director of the University Center)

5.        Reports, Announcements, and Communications of the Chair

                    i.   Written report

6.        Reports of Standing Committees, Statewide Senators, and Ex-officio Members

                    i.   Written reports

7.        Consent Calendar from the Integrated Curriculum Committee

                    i.   Instructions for Accessing Curriculog

8.        General Consent Calendar - No items

9.        TIME CERTAIN: 3:15-3:30 PM – Open Forum for the Campus Community

                    i.   Open Forum Procedures 

10.      TIME CERTAIN: 3:30 PM: National Endowment for Arts - Big Read Humboldt

           Citizen: An American Lyric. 2014. By Claudia Rankine

Janelle Adsit, English
Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Library

"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV -- everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society." -- from publisher's description as noted in HSU Library Catalog.

11.       DISCUSSION ITEM: Change Spring Break on 20/21 Academic Calendar from March 15-19 to April 5-9

Due to the mandated 14 day quarantine period between county movement, this revised spring break will allow for two weeks of virtual instruction after winter break and four weeks of virtual instruction post spring break and before commencement.

                    i. Current 20/21 Academic Calendar

                   ii. Proposed 20/21 Academic Calendar  

12.       Resolution to Amend the Constitution of the University Senate

            of Humboldt State University to Reflect Parallel Revisions to the General Faculty Constitution

            (03-20/21-CBC - September 29, 2020 - Second Reading)

13.       Next actions in accordance with the following sections of the University Senate Constitution (Appx F pt1):

9.2 Senate-recommended amendments shall then be forwarded to the General Faculty, Associated Students, and Staff Council for a ratification vote...

9.3 Proposed amendments shall be adopted if approved by a simple majority of the General Faculty and approval by either Associated Students or Staff Council. If any electorate does not vote... by the end of the semester, [it will] have abstained from the vote.