Shared Governance, the Academic Senate CSU  (ASCSU)
and the Leadership of Chancellor Charles B. Reed

Resolved:  That the Sonoma State University (SSU) Academic Senate re-affirm the importance of shared governance to the academic mission of the California State University (CSU); and be it further

Resolved:  That the SSU Academic Senate firmly contend that the principles of shared governance necessitate that all CSU curricular initiatives include meaningful faculty involvement at the formative stages of development; and be it further

Resolved:  That the SSU Academic Senate express serious concern about recent major curriculum-based initiatives begun by the CSU under the leadership of Chancellor Reed, the results of which were only later announced to the faculty or turned over to the faculty for implementation; and be it further

Resolved:  That the SSU Academic Senate assert that current budget cuts to the Academic Senate CSU under the authority of Chancellor Reed seriously erode the capacity of the ASCSU to function as the statewide vehicle for shared governance to the point of unviability; and be it further

Resolved:  That the SSU Academic Senate maintain that recent administrative curricular initiatives and budget cuts that erode the capacity of the ASCSU to function call into question the commitment of Chancellor Reed to shared governance; and be it further

Resolved:  That the SSU Academic Senate express no confidence in the leadership of Chancellor Reed, given his lack of support for shared governance in the university; and be it further

Resolved: That this resolution be forwarded to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, Campus Senate Chairs, and Campus Academic Senates.

Approved by the Senate 12/15/11