The ASCSU May plenary convened virtually, May 6-8. The CSUMB delegation welcomed Ryne Leuzinger as the newly elected ASCSU senator and heaped praises on Scott Waltz who served as ASCSU senator, 2017-2020.
Resolution Commending Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators of the CSU
The ASCSU passed AS3424-20/Ex Commending Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators of the California State University (CSU) System during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic of 2020. This resolution acknowledges and expresses appreciation for the cooperation and resilience demonstrated by the members of the CSU family in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations to All! We are CSU Strong!
The ASCSU passed the following resolutions.
- Creation of a Holistic and Humane Educational Environment in the California State University (CSU) states that this goal should be a primary focus of the CSU and urges the creation of a task force to help accomplish it.
- Opposition to AB 1930—CSU/UC Admission Policy asserts that the restrictions contained in this bill would hamper the Board of Trustees’ ability to set policy to meet the needs of our students.
- Advising High School Juniors Intending to Enroll in the California State University (CSU) to Enroll in a Mathematics-Reinforcing Course in Their Senior Year complements the current proposed additional quantitative reasoning admissions requirement currently before the Board of Trustees. It calls for the development of learning outcomes appropriate for such a course and strong advice to students, parents and counselors that such a course be taken.
- Resolution in Support of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) for the California State University (CSU) ORCID is a not-for-profit group which facilitates collaboration and research by providing accurate and self-modifiable information in an easy to access database and provides contributors a unique ID.
- Endorsement of Criteria for Chemistry and Physics Model Curricula (MC) for Transfer to Receive the Same Admission Advantage as for Transfer Model Curricula (TMC) It is likely more advisable for students in these majors to take these other sets of courses prior to transfer than to complete an Associate Degree for Transfer. The resolution endorses the principle that students who take a more appropriate pathway should be encouraged to do so by receiving the same admissions advantage to impacted programs that students completing an ADT receive.
- Re-Affirming the Role of the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) and Campus Senates in Establishing Curriculum and Graduation Requirements affirms the role of the ASCSU established in the Higher Education Employer Employee Relations Act and supported by the ASCSU constitution and AAUP statements on shared governance.
- Respecting and Engaging Disciplinary Expertise encourages CSU central administration to utilize faculty disciplinary expertise and councils in curricular and other matters.
- Opposition to Proposed Changes to Title IX responds to the relaxing of required standards of evidence, etc. in the handling of cases of sexual misconduct which were implemented by the Department of Education this week.
- A Comprehensive Faculty-Needs Assessment at All Campuses of the California State University encourages surveys initiated by campus senates to assess the required training and resources to support alternative delivery of the curriculum in the fall and the provision of resources to support the associated training and development.
ASCSU Executive Committee
The ASCSU elected the following members of the 2020-21Executive Committee:
- Chair: Rob Collins (SF State)
- Vice Chair: Darlene Yee-Melichar (SF State)
- Secretary: Beth Steffel (CSUSB)
- Member-at-Large: David Speak (Cal Poly Pomona)
- Member-at-Large: Nola Butler-Byrd (SDSU)
This report was adopted from the more detailed report, which can be found at: Campus Report May 20.
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Ryne Leuzinger & Vanessa Lopez-Littleton