Resolution on the Protection of Academic Programs at SFSU

Resolution Number: RF03-218
September, 2003


Resolution

on the Protection of Academic Programs at SFSU

#RF03-218


WHEREAS                Faculty

at SFSU are deeply committed to developing and maintaining academic programs

that provide students with the highest quality education in their disciplines,

and


WHEREAS                The budget cuts made necessary by the ongoing state fiscal

crisis may threaten the viability of these programs, and


WHEREAS                These cuts may jeopardize the accreditation of some academic

programs, and


WHEREAS                On

April 1, 2003 the SFSU Academic Senate passed a resolution entitled “Mitigating

the Effects of the Budget Crisis in 2003-2004,” in which it addressed the need

for creative problem-solving to protect instruction and instructors during the

budget crisis; and


WHEREAS                CFA

and the CSU recently reached a historic agreement in the form of Supplemental

Report Language capturing the legislature’s intent that the CSU prioritize

funding for “core classroom instructional needs, student services, and

libraries”; therefore be it


RESOLVED              That

the Academic Senate, SFSU, fully endorse the intent of the Supplemental Report

Language; and further be it


RESOLVED              That

the Academic Senate, SFSU, commend the efforts made by campus administration to

protect academic programs; and further be it


RESOLVED              That

a copy of this resolution be sent to the President of the CFA, the Chair of the

Academic Senate CSU, the chairs of the campus senates, the Chancellor of the

CSU, and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU.


*** Approved by General

Consent by the Academic Senate on October 8, 2003 ***