Facilitating Students’ Academic and Career Goals in a
Time of Economic Constraints
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) recommend to the Chancellor and campus presidents that policies which impose unit restrictions on matriculated students, such as prohibitions from changing majors or adding second majors or minors, should take students’ individual academic and career goals into account and provide students with adequate access to advising and faculty support; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recommend to the Chancellor and campus presidents that all such processes include a student appeal process that incorporates input from appropriate discipline faculty; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees, campus presidents, provosts, and campus senate chairs.
RATIONALE: Recent economic constraints have led to directives to all CSU campuses to manage FTES by restricting unit loads. As a consequence, students’ career and academic choices have been limited. Many successful CSU students use their university experience to explore life and career options before deciding on a specific major or program. This resolution asks that such limitations on such students be considered carefully and that each campus develop, with faculty input, a mechanism for special consideration.
Without Dissent – May 6-7, 2010