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ASCSU Report To CSULB Academic Senate October 2013
Brief Overview Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) Also known as system-wide Senate or State- wide Senate Official voice of the faculty Concerned with all matters system-wide Formed in early 1960’s 50 th anniversary celebration – March 2013
Membership All 23 CSUs are represented by 2 faculty senators each Additionally, 7 large CSUs are represented by a third faculty senator – Long Beach One faculty senator represents the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA) Only administrator – Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs No staff and student members Faculty Senate with one administrator
Meetings Five plenary meetings annually – September, November, January, March and May Meet Thursday and Friday at Chancellor’s Office Week preceding CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) meetings, except for the July BOT meeting Reason: BOT agenda posted 10 days before the BOT meeting Provides time for ASCSU to act/react/respond Upper division GE issue and action by ASCSU
Four Standing Committees Academic Affairs – Curriculum, programs, GE, advising, standards, instruction etc. Academic Preparation and Educational Programs – Preparation for College, Early Start, Ed.D. etc. Faculty Affairs – RTP standards, tenure density, research, professional matters, etc. Fiscal and Governmental Affairs – Budget, funding, legislation, financial, accountability etc. Meet the Wednesday before the plenary meeting Meet with key Chancellor’s office personnel, and Work on resolutions for consideration by full Senate at plenary
September 2013 Plenary Detailed written report posted on CSULB website Provided by a senator from Bakersfield Calstate.edu – Agendas, minutes and resolutions Reports by ASCSU chair and chairs of standing committees, and faculty trustee – each plenary Reports usually by Chancellor, EVC, AVC, CFA, CSSA, ERFA and Alumni Council liaisons Sometimes CSU Trustees are invited Chancellor – Improving resources, access, quality and outcomes. Completion, not necessarily rate.
Resolutions Approved Resolutions – Concern over Lack of a Faculty Trustee ( 1 out of 24) – Urgent need for New Tenure Line Faculty – Baccalaureate Degrees – UCs and CSUs only – Continue EAP and STAR for College Readiness First Reading items – Extension of STATWAY Curriculum Pilot Program Alternative to Proficiency in Quantitative Reasoning – Legislative Advocacy Principles – Legislative Advocacy Guidelines – process – CSU BOT 2014-15 Support Budget of $250m mandatory cost increases, maintenance, infrastructure student success efforts, technology 5% enrollment growth 3% employee compensation pool