Postponement of Implementation of Consolidated Executive Orders Regarding International Programs at CSU Campuses



RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) request the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and staff to postpone implementation of the consolidation of Executive Orders regarding international programs until the ASCSU has been formally consulted regarding amended drafts of the new Executive Orders and the incoming Chancellor has been given an opportunity to review and approve the final drafts of these Orders; and be it further

RESOLVED That the ASCSU express concern that the proposed new review process could significantly delay approval of international programs, and that such delay could have a negative impact on curriculum and research projects on individual campuses; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, the CSU Chancellor, the incoming CSU Chancellor (Timothy P. White), CSU campus Presidents, CSU Provosts, CSU campus Senate Chairs, and the California State Student Association.

RATIONALE: The Academic Affairs Committee of the ASCSU was consulted regarding the proposed consolidation of several Executive Orders on international programs at CSU campuses into three new Executive Orders. While committee members felt that the proposed consolidation was prudent as a means of increasing transparency of the regulations governing these programs, feedback from campuses expressed concern that the draft orders included a new three-part approval process for each international program by the Office of the Chancellor. Committee members expressed concern that this new process might impede curricular advances and internationalization efforts on campuses. Since revised versions of the Executive Orders were not presented for review at the ASCSU’s Academic Affairs Committee November meeting, the ASCSU requests postponement of issuing these orders until appropriate consultation can be completed. In addition, the ASCSU requests review of these Executive Orders by the incoming Chancellor to determine whether his staff should be undertaking aspects of the proposed three-level analysis of programs that heretofore had undergone similar reviews at the individual campus level.

Approved Unanimously – May 3-4, 2012


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