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ISSUE 2 / December 2012


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Diana Guerin, Chair of the Academic Senate CSU, offers thanks to CSU faculty, notes that systemwide recognition of faculty excellence is being sought, and discusses the faculty's role in improving efficiency while pursuing academic excellence.  In particular, she summarizes the path that proposals to eliminate upper division General Education requirements, and to limit bachelor’s degrees to 120 units (180 for quarter campuses), have taken in the search for efficiencies. She suggests that securing adequate funding should be a higher priority than proposals which dilute academic quality. 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 November 7-8, 2012, and the Chairs offer summaries of their past and future actions. More »

SB 1440 (The STAR Act)

Jim Postma, Immediate Past Chair of the ASCSU and point-person for SB 1440, follows up last month’s summary of SB 1440 with an analysis of developments in its implementation following a couple of key meetings. 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 November Board meeting. More »


Resolution Summaries

At the November 8-9 plenary meetings, the ASCSU passed six resolutions. Five more were introduced and will be acted upon at the January plenary session. Summaries of all eleven items are provided. More »


Upcoming 2013 ASCSU Meeting dates

January 16 - ASCSU Standing Committees
January 17-18 - ASCSU Plenary
March 13 - ASCSU Standing Committees
March 14-15 - ASCSU Plenary
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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