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ISSUE 4 / April 2013


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Diana Guerin, Chair of the Academic Senate CSU, provides an update on recent ASCSU actions and comments on pending legislation. She concludes with a request to develop an effective message about the graduation patterns of CSU students. More »


Reports from the Standing Committees

The Academic Senate has four Standing Committees: Academic Affairs, Academic Preparation and Education Policies, Faculty Affairs, and Fiscal and Governmental Affairs. These Committees met face-to-face on January 17-18, 2013, and the Chairs offer summaries of their past and future actions. More »

ASCSU 50th Anniversary Event

John Tarjan, former ASCSU Chair, offers a recap of a special half-day event commemorating the history and development of the ASCSU as the official voice of the faculty in shared governance systemwide. More »

An Update on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)

Statewide Academic Senators Sandra Chong, Mark Van Selst, Jim Postma, and Assistant Vice Chancellor Beverly Young offer a summary and status report on the project, which will soon replace the Early Assessment Program currently in use to inform high school students about their individual preparedness for college-level writing and math More »

Capitol Watch
Tom Krabacher, the ASCSU Legislative Specialist, summarizes key bills affecting higher education that are being considered by legislators. More »



Faculty Trustee Report

Bernadette Cheyne serves as the representative of CSU faculty on the Board of Trustees. She offers her unique perspective on the items discussed with the Board and on the actions taken at the March Board meeting. More »

Resolution Summaries

At the March 14-15 plenary meetings, the ASCSU passed five resolutions. Ten more were introduced. Nine of which will be acted upon at the May 16-17 plenary session. Summaries of all these items are provided. More »
Upcoming 2013 ASCSU Meeting dates
May 15 - ASCSU Standing Committees
May 16-17 - ASCSU Plenary

May 17 - 2013/2014 ASCSU Organizational Meeting and Election of Officers



The Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) is the official voice of faculty in matters of systemwide concern and provides the means to engage in shared governance as recognized by state law.

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