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Number 16 / December 2016

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ASCSU Chair Christine Miller, provides an update and thoughts on the Presidential election, Tuition increases, The Quantitative Reasoning Task Force, and other ASCSU activities and areas of interest.  More »

Report of the Faculty Trustee
Steven Stepanek serves as the representative of CSU faculty on the CSU Board of Trustees. He offers his unique perspective on the items discussed with the Board and on the actions taken at the September 2016 Board meeting. More »

Reports From the 2016-2017 Standing Committees

The Academic Senate has four Standing Committees: Academic Affairs (Jodie Ullman, Chair), Academic Preparation & Education Programs Denise Fleming, Chair), Faculty Affairs Thomas Norman, Chair), and Fiscal & Governmental Affairs. (Praveen Soni, Chair) These Committees met face-to-face on September 14, 2016 and the Chairs offer summaries of their past and future actions. More »
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding GE Breadth
Kevin Baaske, Member-at-Large of the Academic Senate CSU and CSU Los Angeles Faculty member, explores questions and answers concerning GE Breadth More »
Capitol Watch
Thomas Krabacher, Member-at-Large of the 2016-2017 ASCSU Executive Committee, shares the 2016 bill status - of those bills identified as of interest to the ASCSU. More »


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ASCSU Resolutions

At the November 2016 plenary, the ASCSU passed several resolutions. Summaries of these are provided here »
ASCSU Calendar Dates for
January 25 - Standing Committee Meetings
January 26-27 - Plenary
February 9-10 -  CSU Academic Conference "Closing the Achievement Gap" (at San Diego State University)
February 23 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
February 24 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
March 15 - Standing Committee Meetings
March 16-17 - Plenary
April TBD  - Fiscal & Governmental Affairs Committee Legislative Days
April 20 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
April 21 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
May 17 - Standing Committee Meetings
May 18-19 - Plenary
May 19 - Organizational Meeting and election of 2017-18 ASCSU officers.



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