In Support of the Summit on Race and Culture at San Francisco State

Resolution Number: summit
February, 2004

Proposed Resolution in Support of the Summit on Race and Culture at San Francisco State University

WHEREAS    An all-day campus Summit on Race and Culture was recommended by Robert Corrigan (President, SFSU), Natalie Batista (President, Associated Students, SFSU), and James Edwards (Chair, SFSU Academic Senate); and

WHEREAS    This summit was convened by Kenneth Monteiro (Dean, Human Relations, SFSU) on  Friday November 14th, 2003; and

WHEREAS  Over 518 campus community  members participated in an all-day process that produced over 150 careful, thorough, and enlightening comments, questions and observations that are reflected in the final report of the Summit; and 

WHEREAS    The final report of the Summit includes recommendations which deserve consideration, deliberation, and action by the Academic Senate through its various standing committees; and

WHEREAS    The final report of the Summit also includes recommendations which deserve consideration, deliberation, and action by the SFSU administration, Associated Students, and other representative campus organizations at SFSU; therefore be it

RESOLVED That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University commend Dean  Monteiro and members of his organizing committee for their meticulous, detailed, and instructive Summit; and be it further

RESOLVED  That the Senate Executive Committee review the recommendations in the final report of the Summit and refer them as appropriate to committees of the Senate for consideration and recommendation to the full Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED  That the Academic Senate also urge SFSU administrators, Associated Students, and other representative campus organizations to review, consider, and respond to the recommendations of the final report of the Summit as appropriate; and be it further

RESOLVED  That this resolution be distributed to the entire campus community.