Rewards for Faculty in the California State University

AS-2268-95/FA - March 9-10, 1995

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University adopt the position paper, Rewards for Faculty in the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU work with the California Faculty Association to solicit its support for those "Principles" in the position paper, Rewards for Faculty in the California State University, that may fall within the scope of the Agreement between CFA and CSU; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to endorse the "Principles" in the position paper, Rewards for Faculty in the California State University; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to work with the Academic Senate CSU to establish a timetable to review systemwide personnel policies in order to make any revision required to effect the "Principles" in the position paper, Rewards for Faculty in the California State University.

RATIONALE: Trustee policy governing the categories for evaluation date from the years before the passage of the Higher Education Employer-Employee  Relations Act (HEERA). Since 1987, matters that fall within the scope of bargaining have been referred to CFA, and there seem to be some aspects of the "Principles" that concern wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. As they have very successfully in the past, the Senate and CFA need to work together to guarantee the best outcome for the CSU. Trustee policy in FSA 70-80, Report of Ad Hoc Committee on the Procurement and Retention of a Quality Faculty - New Systemwide Guidelines for Written Procedures on Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Tenure and Promotion (September  29, 1970), establishes as the evaluative criteria "teaching performance, research and creative activity, contributions to the community, contributions to the institution, and possession of appropriate academic training" and states that evaluation procedures "should reflect primary emphasis on teaching ability" (p. 7). The "Principles" are not a major departure from this policy; they are an elaboration that takes into account contemporary faculty concerns and the redefinition of scholarship.

APPROVED -- May 4-5, 1995



 
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