Addition of a Second Faculty Trustee to the CSU Board of Trustees
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) request that the CSU Board of Trustees recommend to the Governor and California State Legislature the addition of a second faculty trustee to the Board with a term of appointment staggered with that of the current faculty trustee position; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees and campus Senate Chairs.
RATIONALE: The addition of a second faculty trustee with a staggered term would provide for a second perspective on faculty issues, which are numerous and diverse in a system with well in excess of 20,000 faculty. Additionally, it would eliminate situations where a vacancy due to a delay in the appointment of a single faculty trustee, or any other reason, would mean the Board would not benefit from the wisdom and perspectives of any current faculty member.
Approved– May 6-7, 2010