At their January 26-27 2017 Plenary, the ASCSU approved several resolutions. Summaries of these are provided below
Cessation of Implied Equivalency of General Education (GE) Area
B4 for Intermediate Algebra
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) recommends that completion of General Education Area B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning) and/or the completion of an Associate’s Degree for Transfer from a California community college, should no longer be used as proxy for determining a student’s competency in intermediate algebra.
Saving California’s Master Plan Through Tax Reform
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) endorses the recommendations in “The $48 Fix: Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education,” which lays out a strategy for tuition-free public higher education for California residents through tax reform. The resolution also urges members of California’s three higher education segments to campaign for such a plan.
Actions to Support Graduate Education in the California State University
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) acknowledges the findings of the CSU Master’s Degree Program Quantitative Characteristics report (April 2016) which highlight the need to address prior ASCSU recommendations on CSU graduate education. The Senate further urges the establishment of an ASCSU/CSU task force or work group on graduate education to focus on several areas which deserve special attention.
In Support of Students Admitted to the CSU Under Deferred Action
Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) reaffirms its commitment to the well-being of all its students, including those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Act (DACA), and restates its commitment to working to ensure the preservation of DACA. If DACA is repealed, the Academic Senate commits to advocating for legal resources and other material support to ensure that the rights of such students are preserved.
2017 Legislative Advocacy Positions of the Academic Senate of the
California State University (ASCSU)
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) adopts the positions on bills being considered by the 2017 California Legislature which are identified in the document titled, Academic Senate of the California State University, Positions on Bills in the California State Legislature – 2017, and will use those positions to guide 2017 legislative advocacy activities.
Support for AB 422 (Arambula) California State University: Doctorate of
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) strongly supports continuation of the CSU Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree as authorized in AB 422 (Arambula).
Opposition to President Trump’s Executive Orders (13769 and 13780)
Restricting Travel from Several Muslim Countries
Approved Without Dissent
The Academic Senate CSU (ASCSU) strongly opposes President Trump’s Executive Order 13769 signed on January 27, 2017, and its revision of March 6, 2017 (13780), which restricts travel from several Muslim countries. The Senate further urges the Chancellor (who has previously condemned Executive Order 13769) to communicate this same condemnation to President Trump and members of California’s congressional delegation, and to call for the rescission of Executive Order 13780.
The full text of ASCSU resolutions is available here.
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