Addition of a Retired Faculty Member to the CSU Board of Trustees
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) advocate for the addition of a retired faculty member to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees; and be it further
That the ASCSU request that the Chancellor’s Office support legislation that would amend Section 66602 of the Education Code to include a retired faculty member as a voting member of the CSU Board of Trustees; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the addition of a retired faculty trustee should not be viewed as a substitute for having a second faculty member serve on the CSU Board of Trustees as called for in AS-3017-11/EX (Rev) - Addition of a Second Faculty Trustee to the CSU Board of Trustees; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, CSU campus Presidents, CSU campus Senate Chairs, CSU Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, California Faculty Association (CFA), California State Student Association (CSSA), CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA), California Assembly Higher Education Committee, and the California Senate Education Committee.
RATIONALE: Emeriti faculty members have distinguished themselves in their careers and have institutional memory of the CSU and its students that is of value to the Board. Having an emeritus or emerita trustee on the Board will provide valuable perspective just as having an alumnus/alumna representative on the Board does. This resolution is not intended to imply that the addition if an emeritus or emerita trustee would be a substitute for having a second faculty trustee as delineated in the unanimously approved resolution AS-3017-11/EX (Rev) as it is noted that there are two student trustees as well as an Alumni Trustee.
Approved Without Dissent – November 6, 2015