Faculty Implementation of the 120-semester-unit/180-quarter-unit
Minimum Requirement for Award of the Baccalaureate Degree

AS-2509-00/AA - November 2-3, 2000

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University strongly recommend to each campus academic senate that faculty should consider at the time of their regularly scheduled program reviews whether their programs should require units in excess of 120 semester/180 quarter units; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that each campus academic senate develop the required "monitoring system to ensure that justification is provided for all program requirements that extend the baccalaureate unit requirement beyond 120 units" (Title 5, 40508); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that all California State University campuses, in response to the mandate of the Board of Trustees to establish 120 semester/180 quarter units as the minimum requirement for a baccalaureate degree and, upon recommendations by their Academic Senates, permit the graduation of students who have met all program and graduation requirements for a baccalaureate degree and have completed 120 semester/180 quarter units.

RATIONALE: In July 2000, the CSU Board of Trustees amended Title 5 to establish 120 semester units/180 quarter units as the minimum number for award of the baccalaureate degree. The Academic Senate CSU and the Trustees have specified that faculty have the primary responsibility for the curriculum (see Collegiality in the California State University System, adopted by the Academic Senate in March 1985, and "Report of the Board of Trustees' Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, Collegiality, and Responsibility in the California State University," adopted by the Trustees in September 1985).

APPROVED - November 2-3, 2000

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