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ISSUE 5 / June 2013


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Diana Guerin, Chair of the Academic Senate CSU, provides a brief end-of-year update and introduces next year’s leadership team More »


Message from the Chancellor

Timothy P. White began his service as Chancellor of the California State University system at the end of December 2012.  He shares with faculty his views regarding “shared leadership” and how collaborative problem solving can be brought to bear on many issues, including emerging technologies, resource constraints, and public accountability. 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 May 15-17, 2013, and the Chairs offer summaries of the last meeting of the academic year. More »

The Continuing Need to Hire More Faculty

Kevin Baaske, Chair of the ASCSU Faculty Affairs Committee, offers a summary of recent trends in hiring as they relate to tenured/tenure-track and temporary faculty appointments.  These trends offer worrisome data meriting a concerted systemwide effort to increase the ranks of tenured and tenure-track faculty. More »

An Early Assessment of the Early Start Program
Bob Buckley, the 2012-13 ASCSU Academic Preparation and Education Programs Chair, reviews the progress of the Early Start Program 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 May Board meeting. More »

Resolution Summaries

At the May 16-17 plenary meetings, the ASCSU passed twenty-five resolutions. Summaries of all these items are provided. More »
2013-2014 ASCSU Meeting dates
September 18 - ASCSU Standing Committees
September 19-20 - ASCSU Plenary

October 11 - Standing Committee Interim meetings

October 30 - ASCSU Standing Committees
October 31-November 1 - ASCSU Plenary

December 6 - Standing Committee Interim meetings

January 22 - ASCSU Standing Committees
January 23-24 - ASCSU Plenary

February 21 - Standing Committee Interim meetings

March 19 - ASCSU Standing Committees
March 20-21 - ASCSU Plenary

April 11 - Standing Committee Interim meetings

April TBD - ASCSU Legislative Days

May 14 - ASCSU Standing Committees
May 15-16 - ASCSU Plenary

May 16 - ASCSU Organizational Meeting and election of 2014-2015 officers




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