Collecting Survey Data Concerning Voluntary Faculty Separations and
Declined Offers of Employment from the CSU
ATTACHMENT 1 TO AS-2873-08/FA (Rev)
ATTACHMENT 2 TO AS-2873-08/FA (Rev)
RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) re-affirm its support
for the recommendations in the Report of the Faculty Flow Committee of March 2003
(http://www.calstate.edu/AcadSen/Records/Reports/index.shtml) as outlined in AS-2608-
03/FA; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage local campuses, as a gauge of faculty
satisfaction, to collect exit data routinely when there are either tenure-track resignations,
tenured resignations, or faculty retirements; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage local campuses to collect data from those who
accept tenure-track employment within the CSU and, when possible, from those who
decline tenure-track offers within the CSU; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage the Office of the Chancellor, in concert with
the Academic Senate CSU, to create electronic survey templates including reasons cited
in the Report of the Faculty Flow Committee, as well as from other campuses, that
individual campuses may use to guide their collection of these data; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage the Office of the Chancellor to aggregate such
data on an annual basis and make it available in the most appropriate manner including,
but not limited to, the CSU Human Resources website and the publication Profile of CSU
Employees; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU use the insights gained from such data collection to
further the objectives contained in the Strategic Plan Goals of Access to Excellence,
priority number 3: “Sustain institutional excellence through investments in faculty…;”
and number 2, under Commitments from the CSU: “Plan for faculty turnover and invest
in faculty excellence”; and be it further.
RESOLVED: That this resolution be distributed to the Chancellor, The vice-chancellor for human
resources, the Provosts, and Campus Senate Chairs.
RATIONALE: The Report of the Faculty Flow Committee and the CSU Faculty Flow
Survey of March 2003 provided a comprehensive analysis of the issues surrounding the
recruitment and retention of tenure-track faculty, as well as indicators of faculty
satisfaction in the CSU.
Furthermore, the Faculty Flow Committee recommended that individual campuses
conduct exit interviews of departing faculty to identify their reasons for leaving the
campus. Yet, to date, there is no evidence of such data being regularly collected on the
CSU campuses. Doing so also would be consistent with furthering the stated goals of
Access to Excellence.
Regular and consistent data from exit surveys and acceptance/decline of CSU
employment are important tools for understanding faculty recruitment and retention in
the CSU system.
Additionally, in resolution AS-2819-07/FA “The Board of Trustees and Chancellor Office
Attention and Response to Faculty Votes of No Confidence” the Academic Senate CSU
resolved “That the Academic Senate CSU encourage the Chancellor’s Office to work
with the Academic Senate CSU to develop a systematic assessment of faculty
satisfaction…” . Implementation and regular conduct of faculty exit surveys on campuses
would be an important step in that direction.
Approved Unanimously – January 23, 2009