Resolution Regarding the Reorganization of the CSU System Computing and Communication Resources

Resolution Number: RF90-081
September, 1990

RESOLUTION REGARDING THE REORGANIZATION

OF THE CSU SYSTEM COMPUTING AND

COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

RF90-81

At its meeting of October 30, 1990, the Academic Senate approved the following resolution regarding the Reorganization of the CSU System Computing and Communication Resources:

WHEREAS

The SFSU Academic Senate in its resolution on CSU leadership of April 3, 1990 expressed strong concern over the lack of consultation at the CSU Chancellor's Office level and urged intervention by the Board of Trustees to foster greater sensitivity toward faculty consultation on major issues; and

WHEREAS

The reorganization of the CSU System Computing and Communication Resources (CCR) announced on September 10, 1990 was undertaken without consultation with faculty groups at either the statewide or campus level; and

WHEREAS

This reorganization has major impact upon the faculty of San Francisco State University by threatening hardware and software resources which are widely used for both teaching and research; and

WHEREAS

The modification of this reorganization announced on October 8, 1990 delays implementation of its most grievous features, but leaves the future availability of these resources still in doubt; therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the SFSU Academic Senate deplores the lack of consultation in the reorganization announcement made by the Chancellor's Office on September 10, 1990; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the SFSU Academic Senate supports the CSU Statewide Academic Senate and the newly formed Planning Steering Committee for Academic Technology Resources, in their efforts to consult with and advise the CSU statewide administration on this reorganization; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the SFSU Academic Senate directs the Executive Committee to forward to the CSU Statewide Academic Senate a full report of the impact of the proposed reorganization upon this campus, including our usage of centrally maintained resources such as the software packages and databases supported on the Cybar 960; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the SFSU Academic Senate urges the CSU Statewide Academic Senate and the Planning Steering Committee to press for a reorganization of CCR that maintains access to currently available resources including hardware, software, and site licenses without disruption of classes and/or faculty research, and provides the resources for planning and orderly migration of software and hardware to current information system practices without added cost at the campus level; and be it further

RESOLVED

That this resolution be sent to SFSU President Robert Corrigan so that he is aware of the depth of feeling generated by this matter among the faculty at SFSU; and be it further

RESOLVED

That this resolution also be sent to the CFA leadership for their use in pursuing this matter as a collective bargaining issue.