Implementation of Quantitative Reasoning Task Force (QRTF) Recommendations That Reflect Items Previously Approved by the Academic Senate CSU


RESOLVED:    That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) request the Office of Chancellor, in collaboration with the ASCSU, engage appropriate stakeholders (including those in the distribution list) in taking appropriate steps toward  implementation of those recommendations in the QRTF report that reflect items the ASCSU has previously endorsed.  In particular:

    a. Support for Requiring a Fourth Year of Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning for Admission to the California State University (AS-3244-16/APEP [Rev]);


    b. Establishing a Center for Advancement of Instruction in Mathematics (AS-3253-16/APEP, Call for a Center for Advancement of Instruction in Mathematics); The Center to find ways to supplement our K-12 colleagues in ensuring all future students, including historically underserved populations, equitably achieve appropriate competencies in quantitative reasoning and mathematics abilities appropriate for their educational pathways.

; and be it further


RESOLVED:    That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, CSU campus Presidents, CSU campus Senate Chairs, CSU campus Senate Executive Committees, CSU Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, California Department of Education, Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, Academic Senate of the University of California, California Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Assembly Higher Education Committee, California Senate Education Committee, CSU Campus General Education (GE) Committee Chairs, CSU Campus Education Deans, California State Student Association, UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), and CSU Admissions Advisory Council.


RATIONALE:     The Quantitative Reasoning Task Force Report has just recently been distributed.  The task force report recommends a number of actions that the ASCSU has previously weighed in on.   This resolution asks that these prior recommendations be acted on.


There are additional elements, which the ASCSU has also weighed in on, that are consistent with the QRTF report that may best be held off on until after a fuller distribution and feedback of the QRTF report.  These elements include items addressed by:

  • AS-3161-14/APEP (Rev), Using Common Core State Standards in CSU Admission and Prerequisite Requirements for Mathematics and Other Disciplines;
  • AS-3211-15/AA (Rev), Expectations for Upper Division General Education;
  • AS-3119-13 (Rev), Clarifying the Changing Expectations for General Education



                                                   Approved – September 15-16, 2016





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