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Resolution Summaries

The ASCSU acted upon six resolutions during its November plenary session. Briefly, they are as follows


Faculty Consultation on Baccalaureate Unit Limits - AS-3092-12/AA (Rev)
reinforces the primary role and expertise that faculty have in determining curriculum and standards, asserts that some programs may rightfully require more than 120 (semester) or 180 (quarter) units, and urges shared governance principles be followed when setting academic and curricular policy.

Support for an Executive Order on California State University (CSU) Systemwide Nursing Policy - AS-3095-12/AA (Rev)
commends the work done toward the issuance of an Executive Order addressing legal requirements for nursing programs.

California State University Board of Trustees Proposed 2013-14 Support Budget - AS-3097-12/FGA
expresses support for the budget request that seeks a partial restoration of cuts to the CSU over the past several years.

Resolution Welcoming Timothy P. White as Incoming Chancellor of the California State University - AS-3098-12/EX
notes Dr. White’s reference to “shared leadership” as an expression of shared governance, and encourages the new Chancellor to meet with faculty at his earliest convenience.

Postponement of Implementation of Consolidated Executive Orders Regarding International Programs at CSU Campuses - AS-3099-12/AA
requests more time for the new Chancellor, the faculty, and others to review the draft Executive Orders prior to finalizing them.

Opposition to Proposed Graduation Incentive, Third-Tier Tuition and Course Repeat Fees - AS-3105-12/Floor (Davis)
asks the Board of Trustees to reject three proposed fee increases and to establish a task force to examine the effects of such fee increases.


The ASCSU introduced five additional resolutions that have implications beyond the ASCSU.  These resolutions will return for a second reading in January


On the California State University Board of Trustees Instituted State University Grants (SUGs) - AS-3100-12/FGA
recommends that the Board phase out SUGs.
(For more information, contact committee Chair Praveen Soni or visit the committee website)

Support for Alternative General Education Pathways for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Transfer Students -
AS-3101-12/APEP

urges the creation of GE transfer pathways that preserve student rights and guarantees while allowing them to substitute some lower-division GE coursework with major/major preparation coursework.
(For more information, contact committee Chair Bob Buckley or visit the committee website)

A Smoke-Free California State University - AS-3102-12/EX
requests that smoking and other tobacco use be banned entirely on CSU campuses.
(For more information, contact committee Chair Diana W. Guerin  or visit the committee website)

Importance of Considering the Unique Characteristics of the CSU Student Body and the Differential Impacts that Proposed Policy Will Have on Students AS-3103-12/APEP
urges more analysis of new policies, and the piloting of those policies, before systemwide implementation. This resolution is in reaction to proposed fee changes and other changes that often have unintended consequences.
(For more information, contact committee Chair Bob Buckley or visit the committee website)

Faculty Involvement in the Establishment of a Uniform Set of Academic Standards for the Inclusion of High School Career Technical Courses (CTE) in Area g of the CSU a-g Admissions Standards - AS-3104-12/APEP
urges more analysis of new policies, and the piloting of those policies, before systemwide implementation. This resolution is in reaction to proposed fee changes and other changes that often have unintended consequences.
(For more information, contact committee Chair Bob Buckley or visit the committee website)


Resolutions in honor of the following people were approved by acclamation


Resolution Commending John Travis  - AS-3106-12/ASCSU

On the Occasion of the Retirement of Chancellor Charles B. Reed -
AS-3107-12/EX