Affirming Shared Governance Within the California State University:
Adoption and Use of Deliverology as a Tool to Achieve Administrative Action
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) exercise its rights and recognize its responsibilities in calling for a statement of articulation between the recently adopted CSU administration framework of deliverology and the shared governance process characterized in the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) and affirmed in the Constitution of the ASCSU; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recognize that adoption of deliverology by the CSU administration raises fundamental concerns about the nature and standing of faculty shared governance within the CSU system; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU initiate discussions with the CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer to establish a venue, process, and agreement for defining the shared governance role of ASCSU and campus senates in applying deliverology principles and methodology to CSU administrative policies and operations to the working relationship with faculty in achieving academic excellence for students within the CSU system.
RATIONALE: As recently characterized in the October 26-27, 2009 presentation to campus Presidents and Provosts, Raising Overall Achievement and Closing Gaps: Delivering the Access to Excellence Goals, and the initial implementation of those university administrative guidelines and standards in the required December 25, 2009 submission by each CSU campus of their plan for increasing six-year graduation rates, fundamental changes are being made to policy-making and operations within the CSU governance structure. Continued uncertainty about funding of the CSU system and the resulting potential necessity of rapid, major alterations to curricular structure throughout the system heighten the urgency of establishing clear procedural assurances of shared governance within a deliverology-informed administrative environment.
Approved Unanimously – January 21-22, 2010