Academic Senate

Reports from the Standing Committees

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This Month's Issue
Front Page
Message from The CSU Chancellor: Timothy P. White
Message from the ASCSU Chair
Looking Back: A Perspective from the Past Faculty Trustee
Reports from Standing Committees

Academic Affairs
Academic Preparation &
   Education Programs
Faculty Affairs
Fiscal & Governmental

Op-Ed: Shared Governance
Letter to the Editor
Resolution Summaries

Academic Affairs Committee
Christine Miller (Sacramento), Chair
The new calendar year brought with it the same jam-packed agenda the Academic Affairs Committee typically sees, although this was the first time in the academic year that the committee did not ask the ASCSU to waive its first reading rules because of a time-sensitive issue. More »

Academic Preparation & Education Programs
Andreas Gebauer (Bakersfield), Chair
The committee met with Dr. Joseph Aguerrebere to discuss the accreditation of teacher education programs in the CSU. Dr. Aguerrebere explained to the committee that the previously competing accreditation organizations, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), have decided to merge and form the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More »
Faculty Affairs Committee
Manzar Foroohar (San Luis Obispo), Chair
Faculty Affairs Committee worked on several draft resolutions, including “Reinstatement of Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Fund.” The ASCU later unanimously approved this resolution.  As reported in the last issue of the newsletter, the annual RSCA funds, in the amount of $2.5 Million, which were distributed annually to campuses until 2008, were terminated during the recent budget crisis. More »

Fiscal & Governmental Affairs Committee
Praveen Soni (Long Beach), Chair
Our committee has continued to build bridges with the Governor’s Department of Finance (DOF) and the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). FGA had a detailed discussion of the Governor’s preliminary 2014-15 budget with both parties. The Governor has allocated an additional $142 Million as promised, which falls short by about $95 Million from the request made by the CSU Board of Trustees. More »