ACADEMIC SENATE of
THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
March 9-10, 2000
Community Service and Service Learning in
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University,
having requested and received thoughtful input from each of the
local campuses and their faculties indicating strong support for
an ethic of volunteerism and for community service and service learning
programs, affirm our support for both these programs; and be it
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the
Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to work with the Governor and
the Legislature to provide the CSU local campuses and their faculties
with the infrastructure support required to provide opportunities
for all CSU students who so desire to engage in a broad spectrum
of meaningful service activities within their communities.
RATIONALE: The Academic Senate of the California
State University recognize that a plethora of community service
and service learning opportunities exists in the CSU and commends
them to the attention of the Governor.
Additionally, the Academic Senate CSU recognizes
that CSU faculty, programs and campuses have responded effectively
to the call for community service and service learning programs
in their local regions.
Furthermore, the Academic Senate CSU recognizes
that authority, responsibility and accountability for community
service and service learning programs properly resides with local
campuses and their faculties.
And finally, because a strong correlation exists
between the quality of community service and service learning programs
and the sufficiency and stability of funding needed to sustain them,
the Governor, Legislature, Board of Trustees, and Chancellor need
to commit to providing the resources required to insure local program
An Executive Summary containing comments from the
individual campuses of the California State University is attached
in further support of this resolution.
APPROVED March 9-10, 2000