Reaffirmation of Support for Redefinition
of Full-Time Graduate Study in the CSU

AS-2527-01/AA - March 15-16, 2001

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2527-01/AA (.pdf)

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University strongly reaffirm its support for redefining full-time graduate study at the post-baccalaureate and master's level from 15 credit units of instruction per term to 12 units per term for the purpose of calculating the number of state-funded full-time equivalent students (FTES) as previously supported by the Academic Senate CSU (AS-1987-91/AA); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU strongly endorse and support current efforts by the Chancellor and Trustees to secure approval and funding to redefine full-time graduate study in the CSU as 12 credit units per term; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU provide copies of this resolution to the Chancellor, Trustees, and members of the legislature, and that the copies that go to members of the legislature be accompanied by the compelling educational arguments for this redefinition.

RATIONALE: In 1991, the Academic Senate of the California State University supported a set of recommendations on graduate education in the CSU that were developed over the preceding several years. At that time, however, insufficient state funding precluded implementation of several of those recommendations. Currently, efforts are underway to secure approval to implement one of the most important of these funding recommendations, to convert the definition of a full-time equivalent graduate student from 15 units per
term to 12.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - March 15-16, 2001



 
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