Recommendations Related to the Task Force on Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs

AS-2592a-03/FA - January 23-24, 2003

ATTACHMENT 1 TO AS-2592a-03/FA
ATTACHMENT 2 to AS-2592a-03/FA

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) thank the task force on roles and responsibilities of department chairs for its efforts, which resulted in the document titled Roles, Responsibilities, Resources, and Rewards for Department Chairs; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that campus senates review the findings and recommendations from the systemwide task force, survey reports, as well as campus-specific data provided by the task force, and facilitate campus-based discussions among administrators and chairs to resolve relevant issues enumerated in the reports; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that the Chancellor's Office review the findings and recommendations of the systemwide task force survey reports and work with the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the Academic Senate CSU to develop systemwide policy as appropriate; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU commend CSU Long Beach on its efforts over the past six years to host workshops for chairs and encourage the Chancellor's Office to continue to support these efforts and facilitate the participation of department chairs throughout the system; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU distribute electronically the Task Force's report on Roles, Responsibilities, Resources, and Rewards for Department Chairs to relevant staff and administrators in the Chancellor's Office, campus department chairs, presidents, provosts, deans, senate chairs, and the California Faculty Association.

RATIONALE: The task force report on Roles, Responsibilities, Resources, and Rewards for Department Chairs is an excellent resource for faculty and administrators to address the complex issues surrounding the roles and responsibilities of department chairs. Campus-based review of the CSU as well as campus-specific data is essential to recognize and subsequently act on issues of concern to department chairs. Their position and duties are unique and their ability to function effectively has a direct bearing on the ability of the CSU to accomplish its mission and deliver high quality education to the wide array of students looking to the CSU for extended education and/or professional preparation.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - March 6-7, 2003



 
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