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12-12/13-FAC Revision of Appendix J: Removal of Wet Signatures Requirement

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RESOLVED: That the University Senate of Humboldt State University approves the attached revision to Section VII.B.3.a of Appendix J, “Performance Review” (HSU Faculty Handbook) be forwarded to the General Faculty for a vote of acceptance or rejection; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this policy become effective at the beginning of AY 2013/2014, subject to approval by the General Faculty.
RATIONALE: The current language in Appendix J requires that all written evaluations include the original handwritten signature of the sender. This revision would permit the inclusion of facsimile signatures (e.g., faxed or scanned letters containing the sender’s signature), and remains flexible enough to accommodate future developments in electronic signatures (e.g., Adobe Acrobat’s secure digital signature).
University Senate:           Passed Unanimously, 11/06/12
General Faculty:               Approved (GF Election, Feb. 18-22, 2013:  108 Yes votes, 7 No                                                    votes)
President Richmond:      Approved:  3/18/13

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