Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and CFA

Resolution Number: RS07-256
January, 2007

Academic
Senate Resolution

#RS07-256


THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTLING THE CONTRACT

BETWEEN THE CSU AND CFA


WHEREAS The
Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) has urged local senates
to review and endorse “Importance of Settling the Contract Between the CSU and
CFA” approved on January 18-19, 2007; and


WHEREAS The
Academic Senate of San Francisco State University (SF State) has reviewed
AS-2782-07/FA and finds the principles embodied to be consistent with our role
in advocating for a high quality system of higher education; therefore be it


RESOLVED That the
Academic Senate SF State endorse the Academic Senate CSU resolution AS-2782-07/FA;
and further be it


RESOLVED That the SF
State Academic Senate forward this resolution to the Chair of the ASCSU, the
Chairs of all CSU campus Senates, and the Board of Trustees.



RATIONALE


AS-2782-07/FA (attached) indicates some of the
reasons why having the contractual bargaining between the California State University
system and the California Faculty Association reach a reasonable settlement as
quickly as possible is in the best interest of the CSU as a whole.


The resolution speaks to issues that have
historically been in the domain of the senate. Rapid settling of the issues and adoption of a fair and
equitable contract will help the CSU attract and retain high quality faculty
who will continue to provide a superior education to the people of
California.


At the same time, funding to the CSU system is not
adequate to address the critical needs that currently exist, including those
related to equitable compensation, workload issues and professional
development. A carefully designed
and energetic effort is required to obtain funding from the Governor and
Legislature that more realistically reflects the actual needs of the CSU system.


***Unanimously
Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2007***