A Call for Governor Brown to Appoint a Faculty Trustee

AS-2986-10/FA

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2986-10/FA
ATTACHMENT TO AS-2986-10/FA
ATTACHMENT TO AS-2986-10/FA
ATTACHMENT TO AS-2986-10/FA

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) call for Governor Brown to act expeditiously to appoint a faculty trustee from the list of submitted candidates; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU reaffirm its previous resolutions that address the seriousness of the absence of a faculty representative on the Board of Trustees (AS-2956-10/FA, AS-2941-10/EX, AS-2935-10/FA, AS-2911-09/FGA); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU deplore the continued lack of a faculty trustee; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU find unacceptable the unprecedented absence of a faculty trustee because it undermines confidence in the decisions and policies of a CSU Board of Trustees that is not fully constituted as prescribed by law; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU call once again upon the Office of the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to support the appointment of one of the nominees from the previously submitted list of candidates and to use its influence to encourage the Governor to appoint a faculty trustee expeditiously; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this resolution be forwarded to Jerry Brown, Governor-elect of the State of California; the Appointments Secretary, the Office of the Governor; the in-coming chairs of the Assembly Higher Education and Senate Education committees of the California State Legislature; the CSU Board of Trustees; the CSU Office of the Chancellor; the CSU campus senate chairs; the California Faculty Association; and the California State Student Association.

RATIONALE: The California State University Board of Trustees has been without advice from a CSU faculty member since the end of June 2009, an unprecedented length of time without a faculty trustee. Previous resolutions on this matter have failed to prompt action by Governor Schwarzenegger or to elicit public support by the CSU Board of Trustees or the Office of the Chancellor, despite adherence by the ASCSU to the policies and procedures identified in the California Education Code Sections 66600-66609 which govern the nomination of a faculty trustee. The ASCSU continues to stand on the principle that the Governor must abide by the provisions of the Education Code Section 6606, which reads in part: “In the selection of a faculty member as a member of the board, the Governor shall appoint the faculty member from a list of names of at least two persons furnished by the Academic Senate of the California State University.”

Approved Unanimously – November 4-5, 2010



 
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