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Number 11 / December 2015

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Steven Filling, ASCSU Chair, provides an update on the Sustainable Financial Model Task Force draft report, the Ethnic Studies Task Force draft report, ICAS and other ASCSU activities and areas of interest.
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Reports From the 2015-2016 Standing Committees

The Academic Senate has four Standing Committees: Academic Affairs, Academic Preparation and Education Programs, Faculty Affairs, and Fiscal and Governmental Affairs. These Committees met face-to-face on November 4-6, 2015, and the Chairs offer summaries of their past and future actions.

Chairs of the ASCSU’s Standing Committees are: Catherine Nelson, Academic Affairs (AA), Denise Fleming, Academic Preparation & Education programs (APEP), Manzar Foroohar, Faculty Affairs (FA), and Thomas Krabacher, Fiscal and Governmental Affairs (FGA) More »

Report of the Faculty Trustee
Steven Stepanek serves as the representative of CSU faculty on the Board of Trustees. He offers his unique perspective on the items discussed with the Board and on the actions taken at the November 2015 Board meeting. More »

California State University Emeritus & Retired Faculty Association (CSUERFA)
Harold Goldwhite - CSUERFA Liaison to the Academic Senate CSU, offers valuable insight to this valued faculty organization. More »
Chancellor's General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)
The Chancellor’s General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) consists of CSU and Community College faculty and administrators, as well as student representation from the CSU. The committee provides advice to the CSU Chancellor regarding general education issues. More »
Capitol Watch
FGA Chair Thomas Krabacher and Legislative Specialist Mark Wheeler share the 2015 bill status of those bills identified as of interest to the ASCSU. More »
Senator Spotlight
Faculty-to-Faculty talks to Michael Ritter, Professor of Student Services Professional (San Francisco State) and Ann Strahm, Associate Professor of Sociology (CSU Stanislaus).
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ASCSU Resolutions

At the November 2015 plenary, the ASCSU passed several resolutions. Summaries of these are provided
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ASCSU Calendar Dates for
December 3 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
December 4 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
January 20 - Standing Committee meetings
January 21-22 - Plenary
February 11 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
February 12 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
March 2 - Standing Committee meetings
March 3-4 - Plenary
April 7 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
April 8 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
April TBD - Fiscal & Governmental Affairs Committee Legislative Days
May 18 - Standing Committee meetings
May 19-20 - Plenary



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