Resolution in Support of New Doctoral Degree Authority for SFSU

Resolution Number: RF05-249
September, 2005

Proposed Resolution Supporting
New Doctoral Degree Authority

for San Francisco State
University

WHEREAS SB
724 authorizes the CSU to offer a new independent doctoral degree Doctor of
Education (Ed.D.) in Education, broadly defined as leadership for community
colleges and K-12 administrators focused on preparing administrative leaders
for California public elementary and secondary schools and community colleges
and on the knowledge and skills needed by administrators to be effective
leaders in California public schools and community colleges;

WHEREAS This
may be the first of multiple, related program development opportunities at the
doctoral level, and is unlike any program prior;

WHEREAS San
Francisco State University has well
established policies and precedent for faculty-driven curriculum and program
development;

WHEREAS The
Academic Senate recognizes the urgency necessary to and involved in the
development of the Ed.D.; therefore, be it

RESOLVED That
the Academic Senate support the development of such a curriculum in keeping
with the existing policies regarding new programs;

RESOLVED That
the Academic Senate encourage timely action in moving these policies forward
and, with faculty input, amending them as may be necessary for programs of this
nature; and be it further

RESOLVED That
in the spirit of interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative curriculum
development the Academic Senate encourages the involvement of the College of
Education and all interested faculty members on campus in the creation of this
exciting and entirely new program; and be it further

RESOLVED That
the Academic Senate authorize the Chair and the Provost & Vice President of
Academic Affairs to form a task force to develop a doctoral proposal and its
feasibility that addresses the following areas:

· curriculum

· quality parameters

· faculty doctoral program workload

· qualifications for doctoral faculty

· governance structure

· fee structure and allocation of
academic resources

· other areas as appropriate

SB 724 can be accessed at:

http:/www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_0701-0750/sb_724_bill_20050822_chapte...

***Unanimously approved by the
Academic Senate on November 29th, 2005***