Consultation on Decisions Regarding Academic and
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU)
recommend that campus provosts/vice presidents for academic affairs, vice
presidents for information technology, in consultation with the Academic
Senates, establish processes whereby proposals that would result in the
reduction or centralization of specific academic technology and information
technology resources, infrastructure or support services could be fully assessed;
and be it further.
RESOLVED: The assessment of these proposals should not merely include estimates of
potential cost savings, but also include an assessment of the impact on
curriculum and instruction and ultimately the teaching and learning of students;
and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Chancellor and Board of
Trustees, the Office of the Chancellor, members of the Information Technology
Advisory Committee (ITAC), members of the Academic Technology Advisory
Committee (ATAC), campus senate chairs, provosts/vice presidents for
academic affairs, and vice presidents for information technology.
RATIONALE: As campuses consider ways in which to make strategic
reductions in expenditures, proposals are likely to include the reduction,
elimination, and/or centralization of IT resources, infrastructure, or
support services currently provided within divisions of Academic
Affairs. Beyond estimates of potential cost savings, proposals should
also include an assessment of the impacts on curriculum and instruction
and ultimately teaching and student learning.
The ASCSU is aware of reports from campuses where reduction,
elimination, and/or centralization decisions have been made without
assessment of their programmatic impact and without consultation with
faculty. While such decisions may be justified and necessary, they
should be informed by a full understanding of their impact.
Approved Unanimously – May 6-7, 2010