Academic Senate

Reports from the 2015-2016 Standing Committees

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This Month's Issue
Front Page
Message from the ASCSU Chair
Report of the Faculty Trustee
Reports from Standing Committees

Academic Affairs
Academic Preparation &
   Education Programs
Faculty Affairs
Fiscal and Governmental

General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)
The California State University Emeriti and Retired Faculty Association (CSUERFA)
Capitol Watch
Senator Spotlight
Resolution Summaries
Academic Affairs (AA)
Catherine Nelson (Sonoma), Chair
The Academic Affairs Committee (AA) had another substantive meeting in March 2016.  I would like to thank committee members for their hard work.  Our guests from the Chancellor’s Office included Chris Mallon, Ken O’Donnell and Ed Sullivan.
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Academic Preparation & Education Programs (APEP)
Denise Fleming (East Bay), Chair

At its March 2016 meeting, the Academic Preparation and Education Programs (APEP) committee continued discussions around mathematics requirements for CSU admissions and graduation purposes. One of the outcomes of our work was a resolution, passed unanimously by the ASCSU, calling for a fourth year of high school mathematics as an admissions requirement for the CSU. Currently, the requirement stands at three years of math. More »

Faculty Affairs Committee (FA)
Manzar Foroohar (San Luis Obispo), Chair
The Faculty Affairs Committee had a very full agenda for our March 2, 2016 meeting. A large portion of the committee’s time was focused on discussing issues on shared governance. We revised the FA resolution “Reaffirming the Principle of Shared Governance within the California State University.” The resolution was sent to the plenary as a second reading item and was approved unanimously. More »
Fiscal & Governmental Affairs Committee (FGA)
Thomas Krabacher (Sacramento), Chair
As noted in the past, spring is one of the busiest times of year, both in the California Legislature and for the Fiscal & Governmental Affairs (FGA) Committee too.  As a result, FGA activity during the past two months has focused almost exclusively on two activities:  (1) identifying and monitoring 2016 legislation of potential interest to the Academic Senate, and (2) planning this year’s annual April ASCSU Advocacy Day in Sacramento.More »