Reaffirmation of Campus Faculty Consultation in Budget Decisions


RESOLVED: The Academic Senate California State University (CSU) reaffirm its commitment to the “Report of the Board of Trustees’ Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, Collegiality, and Responsibility in the California State University” which states “The Collegial process also recognizes the value of participation by the faculty in budgetary matters, particularly those directly affecting the areas for which the faculty has primary responsibility”; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge campus Presidents to actively involve appropriate campus faculty representative bodies in the budget development and review process; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU send copies of this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, Chancellor, Campus Presidents and Provosts, Campus Vice-Presidents for Administration, and Campus Senate Chairs.

RATIONALE: As the representative body of the faculty of the CSU, the Academic Senate CSU recognize its responsibility to encourage and protect shared governance throughout the CSU system. At all times, but especially in these times of budget constraints, it is critically important that campus administrators and faculty work collaboratively to resolve the problems presented by scarce resources. The above referenced report adopted by the Board of Trustees of the California State University (September 1985) acknowledges the benefits of that collaboration and specifies the areas most appropriate for faculty involvement. One of the areas clearly specified for faculty-administrator collaboration is budget development and review.

Approved Unanimously – January 23, 2009

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