Reaffirmation of CSU System-wide Policies Governing
Special Sessions

AS-3026-11/FA/FGA

ATTACHMENT 1 TO AS-3026-11/FA/FGA
ATTACHMENT 2 TO AS-3026-11/FA/FGA

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) reaffirm the provisions contained in the attached Executive Order (EO) 1047, dated May 5, 2010, which sets out policies related to special sessions (which are a part of the Extended University or Extended Education) including, among others, the following provision:

Self-supporting special sessions shall not supplant regular course offerings available on a state-supported basis during the college year (Education Code Section 89708).

and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU acknowledge the attached April 19, 2011 Memorandum from Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Ephraim P. Smith to all CSU Presidents as a “Clarification on Self-Support Programs and Courses,” which reaffirms the provisions contained in EO 1047 and in the Education Code; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU request that the campus faculty and Academic Senates remain vigilant
regarding special session activities on their campuses to ensure that the provisions of EO 1047 and the Education Code are honored; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recommend that if campus faculty and Academic Senates have questions regarding the appropriateness of proposals related to special sessions that they contact the State University Dean of Extended Education and/or the State University Dean of Academic Programs and Policy in the Office of the Chancellor; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU strongly urge that, in any case where programs and courses normally
offered through state-supported academic programs have already been moved to special sessions contrary to the above regulations, such programs and courses be returned to state-support as expeditiously as possible; and be it further

RESOLVED: That, in keeping with the basic tenets of academic shared governance, faculty retain
oversight of all curricular matters, and that academic programs retain oversight of the hiring of faculty to teach courses offered in special sessions; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Board of Trustees, the Office of the
Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Ephraim P. Smith, State University Dean of Extended Education Sheila Thomas, State University Dean of Academic Programs and Policy Christine Mallon, campus Presidents, and campus Senate Chairs.

RATIONALE: As the fiscal environment in the CSU has deteriorated, some CSU campuses have looked to special sessions as a means of providing ongoing service to students. In some cases, these initiatives have violated the provisions contained in EO 1047 and the Education Code. It is vitally important for student access and their overall educational experience that the CSU honor its primary mission as a state-supported institution. As programs and courses are proposed for inclusion in special sessions, faculty must assume responsibility for insuring that they fall within the provisions outlined above. In cases where programs and courses already have been moved to special sessions in violation of EO 1047 and the Education Code, such programs and courses should be returned to state-support as expeditiously as possible.

Approved Without Dissent – May 5-6, 2011



 
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