Proposed Revision of Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees

AS-2303-95/AA - November 2-3, 1995

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University support the proposed revision of the Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees in the CSU included in Attachment A to Agenda Item 1 of the November 7-8, 1995, meeting of the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Educational Policy which would allow for the conferring of honorary degrees in the names of the CSU and an individual campus, and urge the Board of Trustees to approve the proposed revision (see attached).

RATIONALE: The current Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees in the CSU provide (Section 1.B) that "All honorary degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, and only in the name of The California State University." The proposed revision will expand this section to provide that "All honorary degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, and only in the name of The California State University or in the names of The California State University and a campus."

This policy change, and the other procedural changes proposed to implement this policy change, will allow for greater recognition of the individual CSU campus participating in the award of an honorary degree.

APPROVED WITHOUT DISSENT -- November 2-3, 1995



 
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