Semester Conversion and priority registration started the discussion at the Academic Senate on May 2.

The morning of May 2 marked the first day of priority registration for the first fall semester at Cal Poly Pomona.

“There are some hiccups,” said Francelina Neto, director of semester conversion. “I want to thank the Registrar’s Office for their patience.”

The Academic Senate gathered in the CLA building for their last full meeting of the Spring quarter. (Elizabeth Hernandez | The Poly Post)

Regular registration opens today.

The senate also re-elected Julie Shen as Executive Committee Chair and Phyllis Nelson as Vice Chair.

The ASI report updated the senate on the current elections for ASI officers.

President, Vice President and college representatives were elected on May 4.

The academic senate report was given by the CSU Academic Senator David Speak.

He reminded the senate of the tuition remaining unmoved for the 2018-2019 academic year and the budget crisis the CSU system is facing.

“Urge your members of congress and senators to rethink the budget for the CSU schools,” said Sen. Speak to the academic senate.

President Coley made a brief speech.

She advocated for the full-funding of the CSU system and mentioned the beginning of the 2018-2019 budget process.

The senate discussed the elimination of double-counting of classes for both major credit and GE credit and it received mixed emotions.

“It would inhibit on the breadth of the experience on campus,” said Sen. Hargis.

According to the senate, it would be out of compliance of executive order 11-10.

The music department vouched for the creation of a Bachelor’s in Music separate from a Bachelor’s in Art.

The motion passed and will be implemented in the semester system.

The referral of the existing Department of Psychology and Sociology being split into a Department of Psychology and a Department of Sociology received the most debate.

The motion was sent to table because it may go against standing bylaws.

“We promise to bring it back whether you like us to or not,” said Sen. Wachs.

The last full meeting of the Spring quarter was completed with the approval of part-time faculty representation in the Academic Senate.

The next senate meeting will be held on May 30.

The meeting will be much shorter and the senate will elect executive council members and have a party for Emeritus faculty, those who are about to retire.

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