Review of Executive Order 283 (Authority to Approve Options Concentrations, Special Emphases, and Minors in Designated Academic Subject Categories)

AS-2157-93/AA - May 6-7,1993

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2157-93/AA

WHEREAS, In 1977, the authority to campuses to approve options, concentrations, special emphases, and minors in designated academic subject categories delegated in E.O. 283 was limited to relatively few subject categories; and

WHEREAS, E.O. 283 further limited the scope of authority to approve options, concentrations, and special emphases within degree programs in approved subject areas by restricting approval authority to certain options, concentrations, and special emphases; and

WHEREAS, The limitations in E.O. 283 were unnecessarily restrictive; and

WHEREAS, Since 1977, the number of subject areas in which various California State University campuses offer degree programs has greatly increased; and

WHEREAS, Curriculum is the responsibility of campus faculty who have the expertise to develop and evaluate the list of course requirements for new options, concentrations, special emphases and minors; and

WHEREAS, Curriculum is the responsibility of campus faculty who have the expertise to develop and evaluate the list of course requirements for new options, concentrations, special emphases and minors; and

WHEREAS, The draft version of E.O. 283 delegates authority to campuses to approve all minors; and

WHEREAS, The draft revision removes the requirement that options, concentrations, or special emphases must share a core of five courses (for undergraduate programs) or three courses (for graduate programs) with other options, concentrations, or special emphases in the degree program; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the February 26, 1993 draft revision of E.O. 283 on Delegation of Authority - Authority to Approve Options, Concentrations, Special Emphases, and Minors in Designated Academic Subject Categories.

APPROVED - May 7, 1993



 
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