Community Service and Service Learning in the CSU

AS-2488-00/AA - March 9-10, 2000

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2488-00/AA

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University, having requested and received thoughtful input from each of the local campuses and their faculties indicating strong support for an ethic of volunteerism and for community service and service learning programs, affirm our support for both these programs; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to work with the Governor and the Legislature to provide the CSU local campuses and their faculties with the infrastructure support required to provide opportunities for all CSU students who so desire to engage in a broad spectrum of meaningful service activities within their communities.

RATIONALE: The Academic Senate of the California State University recognize that a plethora of community service and service learning opportunities exists in the CSU and commends them to the attention of the Governor.

Additionally, the Academic Senate CSU recognizes that CSU faculty, programs and campuses have responded effectively to the call for community service and service learning programs in their local regions.

Furthermore, the Academic Senate CSU recognizes that authority, responsibility and accountability for community service and service learning programs properly resides with local campuses and their faculties.

And finally, because a strong correlation exists between the quality of community service and service learning programs and the sufficiency and stability of funding needed to sustain them, the Governor, Legislature, Board of Trustees, and Chancellor need to commit to providing the resources required to insure local program excellence.

An Executive Summary containing comments from the individual campuses of the California State University is attached in further support of this resolution.

APPROVED – March 9-10, 2000



 
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