University Senate

Reports 2010-2011


ASCSU Plenary Reports

Documents for Campus Review- New University Senate

In February, 2010, the Cabinet for Institutional Change issued a report, "Building the Capacity for Change: Improving the Structure and Culture of Decision-Making at HSU." The section of the report on governance included a recommendation to "Restructure the existing Academic Senate into a University-wide Senate" (Rec. 1.2, p.9).

In April 2010, the Senate Executive Committee charged the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) to develop a written proposal for a University Senate structure for HSU by the last Senate meeting of the Fall semester 2010. (FAC Charge)

Using the university senate model from San Diego State as well as reviewing the current HSU General Faculty Constitution and Senate Bylaws, the FAC has begun drafting portions of a new Constitution and Bylaws.

Progress reports and updates are available on the Change Steering Committee's web site:

To provide feedback online, click on "University Governance," scroll to the end and click on "Submit Feedback".

On April 12, the Academic Senate passed the following resolution, forwarding three documents on propsoed governance changes to the General Faculty for a vote during the first week in May:

Resolution #28-10/11-FAC
Attachment #1 - Revision to the Constitution of the General Faculty of HSU
Attachment #2 - Constitution of the University Senate of HSU
Attachment #3 - Bylaws and Rules of Procedure of the University Senate of HSU

On Tuesday, April 19, 4:00-5:30 pm, there will be a meeting of the General Faculty in the Native American Forum (BSS 162) to discuss the proposed documents.


Members of the Expanded Faculty Affairs Committee:

Claire Knox, Chair (Senator), Professor, Child Development
C.D. Hoyle, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
David Kornreich, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Paul Mann, Marketing and Communications
Benjamin Marschke, Professor, History
Colleen Mullery, Assoc. VP, Faculty Affairs
Kien-Quoc Van Pham, Professor, School of Business
John Powell, President, General Faculty, Professor, Philosophy
Iban Rodriguez, President, Associated Students
Benjamin Shaeffer, CFA Chapter President, Professor, Philosophy
Sharon Tuttle, Professor, Computing Science



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