Encouraging the Establishment of Faculty Leadership Awards

AS-2306-96/FA - January 18-19, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University encourage each local campus senate to establish an annual award for faculty leadership to acknowledge and reward significant contributions to the principle and practice of shared governance.

RATIONALE: Faculty Leadership in shared governance is critical to the functioning of a university. Participation in collegial governance is one of the professional responsibilities of faculty in the California State University system. Increased teaching and research demands tend to make faculty, especially junior faculty, less engaged in governance, thereby seriously undermining the quality of education offered by our campuses. Acknowledging outstanding efforts in this area will demonstrate the importance of collegial governance and will encourage more faculty to participate and to participate well.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY --January 18-19, 1996

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