Here’s the agenda for the Senate meeting: senateagenda102617
Here’s an explanatory note of what’s going to happen: Senate agenda explanation
Here’s a companion flowchart: Flowchart of agenda
In advance of the upcoming Senate meeting, here are many of the relevant documents in one place:
CO = Chancellor’s Office
BOT = Board of Trustees
Executive orders, coded memos, and letters
The CO has decided to allow limited delays in implementation of EO1100R, but not EO1110. As anticipated, campuses need to submit implementation plans and timelines to receive extensions.
This describes the first steps for how the multiple-measures based placement will work.
This is an email from the EVC to Chair Miller in which he defends the CO’s right to impose GE policy. It was issued largely response to my question to him at the plenary about what to tell my Faculty about the consequences of refusing to comply. Professor Hellenbrand responds to the EVC’s memo in Rights of the senate under CA law: an opinion
‘Consultation’ on draft executive orders and responses
There was some consultation on the EOs. Most faculty believe that it was grossly inadequate consultation. The above memo summarizes some of what occurred. (It may make more sense against the background of Chair Miller’s reports).
Ethnic Studies Task Force
This is the final report of the task force convened by Chancellor White to review issues surrounding ethnic studies programs in the CSU
Quantitative Reasoning Task Force
The CSU convened a task force to make recommendations on quantitative reasoning education. The report has been cited by the CO to support some of the changes in the Executive Orders.
This is a letter from EVC Blanchard explaining how the report informed the EOs.
This is a response by the co-chairs of the quantitative reasoning task force to the EVC’s letter. They charge that the QRTF report is being misused.
Other CSU campus senate responses
It is clear that EO1100R affects CSUN disproportionately (2 campus have a different problem in that their GE was built around 4 unit courses which the EO requires to be 3 units). Other Senates are upset about the egregious violations of process. No other campus is considering non-compliance. Here are the resolutions which have passed so far:
Professor (nee Provost) Hellenbrand’s comments
Statewide Senate and CO responses
The Campaign for College Opportunity has presented this report to the BOT. The report identifies a number of issues complicating the transfer process of students from California Community Colleges.