1995-96 Academic Senate Work Plan

AS-2277-95/EX - May 4-5, 1995

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University adopt the attached 1995-96 Academic Senate Work Plan.

APPROVED -- May 4-5, 1995

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2277-95/EX

 

1995-96 Academic Senate Work Plan

For the Academic Year 1995-96, the Academic Senate of the California State University will organize itself into the following standing committees:

1. Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) will be increased in membership from its 1994-95 level to a minimum of 12 senators. The AAC will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

* Accountability

Accreditation (regional accreditation as federal regulation)

Admissions requirements

Affirmative action

Assessment

Community College relations and transferability

Computer/Information literacy

* Diversity and educational quality

Extended education/SUAM

Quality instruction in an adverse environment

* Remediation and pre-baccalaureate instruction

School to Career

The State Master Plan for Higher Education

other items as appropriate to the committee charge

 

2. Faculty Affairs Committee

The Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) will maintain its current membership level of a minimum of eight senators. The FAC will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

* Accountability

* Affirmative Action

* Criteria and standards for merit compensation

Electronic mail privacy and security

Faculty development and connection to instructional peer evaluation

Faculty involvement in the Chancellor’s review

Improvement and support for scholarship

Intellectual property rights (distance learning and other new technologies)

Joint decision making

No-confidence votes and the review process

Rights of the accused in sexual harassment cases

Romantic relations

* Tenure

UC Library privileges

Workload and faculty rewards

other items as appropriate to the committee charge

 

3. Fiscal Affairs and Budget Task Force

A Fiscal Affairs and Budget Task Force (FABC) should be constituted with a minimum of five members, including the Chair of the Academic Senate, one additional member of the Executive Committee, and three additional senators. The FABC will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

* Advice to Senate on analysis and implications of state budget

Campus allocations

Debt service on revenue bonds

Implications of "new" initiatives to be funded "off-the-top"

Infrastructure

Shared resources

Student financial aid

* Student fee policy

Uses of Extended Education funds

other items as appropriate to the committee charge

 

4. Teacher Education Committee

The Teacher Education Committee (TEC) will have a minimum of four members and will choose its work topics from the following items:

Credentialing

K-12 matters

Relations with CTC

School to Career

Teacher Preparation

other items as appropriate to the committee charge

 

5. Governmental Affairs Committee

The Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) will maintain its current membership level of a minimum of five senators. The GAC will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

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other items as appropriate to the committee charge

6. Technology Task Force

The Technology Task Force (TTF) will continue for an additional academic year with a membership level of a minimum of five senators. The TTF will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

* Faculty professional development for use of technology

* Intellectual property

* Student access to computer resources

* Academic policy implications of distance learning

other items as appropriate to the committee charge

 

7. Productivity Task Force

The Productivity Task Force (PTF) will continue for an additional academic year with a membership level of a minimum of four senators. The PTF will choose its work topics from the following items (priority item preceded by an asterisk):

* Accountability

* Assessment

* Workload and faculty rewards

other items as appropriate to the committee charge



 
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