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Number 14 /June 2016

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It seems fitting to devote my final, outgoing, ASCSU Chair’s message to the topic of shared governance.  Below is the statement I made at the beginning of our May plenary discussion of shared governance with Chancellor White.  I hope that the 2016-2017 Senate will continue the conversation we began in May.  More »


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 May 18, 2016 and the Chairs offer summaries of their past and future actions. 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 May 2016 Board meeting. More »

General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)
The Chancellor’s General Education Advisory Committee wrapped up its year with a second discussion of transferring fully online California Community College (CCC) courses that would satisfy the California State University (CSU) General Education (GE) oral communication requirement. More »
Capitol Watch
Thomas Krabacher, Chair of the 2015-2016 ASCSU Fiscal & Governmental Affairs Committee, share the 2016 bill status of those bills identified as of interest to the ASCSU. More »
California State University Emeritus & Retired Faculty Association (CSU ERFA)
Harold Goldwhite, CSU ERFA Liaison to the Academic Senate CSU, offers valuable insight to this valued faculty organization. More »

Book Review

Academic Senator Jerald G. Schutte (Northridge) reviews Lesson Plan by William Bowen and Michael McPherson.
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ASCSU Resolutions

At the May 2016 plenary, the ASCSU passed several resolutions. Summaries of these are provided here »
ASCSU Calendar Dates for
September 14 - Standing Committee Meetings
September 15-16 - Plenary
October 20 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
October 21 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
November 2 - Standing Committee Meetings
November 3-4 - Plenary
December 1 - Meeting of the Council of Campus Academic Senate Chairs
December 2 - Standing Committee Interim Meetings
January 25 - Standing Committee Meetings
January 26-27 - Plenary
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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