Darlene Yee-Melichar: Position Statement

CSU/Statewide Academic Senate

Darlene Yee-Melichar
Professor and Coordinator, Gerontology Program

I am seeking re-election to the CSU/Statewide Academic Senate, and I would appreciate your support.

I joined the faculty at SF State in 1990, and I have served the campus as a member of numerous committees at the department, college, university, system, and community levels (http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~dyee).  I am currently serving on the Campus Academic Senate Executive Committee, CSU/Statewide Academic Senate Executive Committee, and co-chair of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Advisory Board, and editor of the Academic Senate CSU Faculty-to-Faculty (F2F) newsletter.

In these various service roles, I have been directly involved in important, systemwide efforts by providing information to and from our campus on: 2016 Legislative Advocacy Positions of the Academic Senate of the California State University; Preventing Workplace Bullying Within The CSU Community; Acceptance of the ICAS Statement on Preparation in Natural Science Expected of Entering Freshman; Request for Joint Task Force to Develop an Action Plan for Increasing Tenure/Tenure-Track Density in the CSU; Inclusion of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty in Campus, College and Departmental Orientation Programs; Role of California State University (CSU) Campus Faculty in the Evaluation of Courses for Transfer; On the California High School Exit Examination; Establishing a Task Force on the Requirements of CSU General Education (GE) Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) Credit; Support of SB 707: Gun-Free School Zone; California State University 2016-17 Support Budget Preliminary Plan; Task Force Report on Advancement of Ethnic Studies; and Task Force Report on CSU Sustainable Financial Model.

Next year’s CSU/Statewide Academic Senate will be called upon to provide systemwide consultation on answering Chancellor Tim White’s call, in his “State of the CSU” address, to reduce the achievement gap to zero by 2025.  As you may know, I am strongly committed to shared governance, and I believe that we all benefit from the collaborative consultation that shared leadership ensures.  As a CSU/Statewide Academic Senator, I have been and will continue to be committed to the collective interests that our campus faculty, staff and students successfully represent.

It would be an honor to continue to serve the campus community of SF State as a CSU/Statewide Academic Senator.  I respectfully request your support for reelection to the CSU/Statewide Academic Senate.  Thank you for your kind support.


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