Resolution on Presidential Changes to Policy #F92-180 on Selection of Search Committees for San Francisco State University Administrators

Resolution Number: RF93-130
September, 1993

RESOLUTION ON

PRESIDENTIAL CHANGES TO POLICY #F92-180,

SELECTION OF SEARCH COMMITTEES FOR

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS

#RF93-130

At its meeting of October 26, 1993, the Academic Senate approved the following resolution regarding the presidential changes to the policy on Selection of Search Committees for SFSU Administrators:

WHEREAS

The American Association of University Professors Statement on Governance asserts that faculty members will have a significant role in the selection of academic administrators; and

WHEREAS

The 1991-92 Academic Senate Executive Committee charged the Faculty Affairs Committee with the responsibility to revise S90-166, Consultative Procedures for Selection of SFSU Administrators, to address the concerns and issues raised by the faculty in the Fall of 1991 including:

1.

The guarantee of an elected majority of faculty representatives on search committees for those administrative positions most closely connected with faculty matters;

2.

The guarantee of adequate faculty representation on search committees for all positions covered by the policy;

3.

The guarantee of adequate lecturer, school staff, and student representation on search committees;

4.

Recognition in the policy of the importance of differentiating school deans and the university librarian from other administrative positions;

5.

Recognition of the importance to the faculty of the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development;

6.

The selection of chairs for search committees; and

7.

The format for the recommendation of the final slate of candidates to the President;

and

WHEREAS

These concerns and issues were addressed in #F92-180, Policy on Selection of Search Committees for SFSU Administrators, which was unanimously approved by the Academic Senate on May 19, 1992; and

WHEREAS

This policy was ratified by 93.8% of the faculty voting in a faculty referendum conducted in the Fall of 1992; and

WHEREAS

President Corrigan, in approving #F92-180, Policy on Selection of Search Committees for SFSU Administrators, made numerous and significant changes in language; therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the Academic Senate affirm its commitment to the principle of elected representation of constituencies on search committees; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the Academic Senate instruct its Executive Committee, when consulting with the President under the terms of Section B, paragraph 2, of #F92-180, Policy on Selection of Search Committees for SFSU Administrators, to be guided by the faculty referendum of Fall 1992 in defining its position regarding appropriate composition and size of administrative search committees; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate form an ad hoc committee to review and evaluate the implementation of #F92-180, Policy on Selection of Search Committees for SFSU Administrators, during the academic year 1993-94 and to present its report and recommendations to the Academic Senate before the end of the Spring Semester, 1994.