Resolution on the Failure of the Board of Trustees to Support Publicly the Appointment of a Faculty Trustee



RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) reaffirm its previous resolutions (AS-2941-10/EX, AS-2935-10/FA, AS-2911-09/FGA) on the continued lack of a faculty trustee, and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU express its disappointment at the failure of the California State University Board of Trustees to respond publicly to our call to support explicitly the appointment, in accordance with the Education Code, of one of our two faculty trustee nominees, and be it further

RESOLVED: That the 2010-2011 ASCSU Executive Committee be empowered to explore additional legal and other remedies; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this resolution be forwarded to the CSU Board of Trustees; the chairs of the Assembly Higher Education and Senate Education committees of the California State Legislature; campus senate chairs; California Faculty Association; California State Student Association; and the editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury-News, Fresno Bee, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

RATIONALE: The California State University Board of Trustees has been without advice from a CSU faculty membersince the end of June 2009, anunprecedented length of time without a faculty trustee.Previous resolutions on this matter have failed to prompt action by the Governor nor public support by the CSU Board of Board of Trustees, despite adherence by the ASCSU to the policies and procedures identified in the California Education Code Sections 66600-66609 which govern the nomination of a faculty trustee. The ASCSU continues to stand on the principle that the Governor must abide by the provisions of the Education Code.

Approved Unanimously– May 6-7, 2010



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