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Academic Senate debates General Education ‘diversity’ category’s name

Emma DiMaggio, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Today

Academic senators spent one hour of their meeting discussing whether the new General Education Policy should name a GE requirement “Racial/Ethnic Diversity” or “Human Diversity,” ultimately not making a final decision on the matter. At the Sept. 20 Academic Senate meeting, a new ad hoc committee was formed to review the General Education and Requirements Policy drafted by the Curriculum and Educational Policies Council and an additional committee. According to ad hoc committee representative Grace Reynolds...

New committee created to review General Education and Graduation Requirements policy

New committee created to review General Education and Graduation Requirements policy

September 23, 2018

Prospective Long Beach State students may face a new set of graduation requirements due to ongoing revisions of the current general education policy. Members of the Academic Senate voted to create a third committee...

A potential misstep by administration is announced to academic senate

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2018

Filed under News, Today

One faculty member has claimed that Cal State Long Beach administration violated university policy by accessing her professional email account without her consent. Douglas Domingo-Forasté, the California Faculty Association Long Beach Chapter president, first presented the breach to the academic senate on April 5. He stated that during a grievance hearing April 3, one of the university’s lawyers attempted to use a...

CSULB Academic Senate discusses a campuswide plan to develop a new GE program

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Today

Changes to general education requirements may be on the horizon within the next academic year following a revision order from the California State University system. Members of the Academic Senate gathered Thursday to discuss executive order 1100 administered by CSU Chancellor Timothy White to reevaluate general education policies. Dispersed in August, the order intends to “clarify requirements, ensure equitable opportunities for ...

Letter to the Editor: Academic Senate and Commencement

Norbert Schürer

February 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Daily 49er Editorial Board, Thank you for your excellent coverage of the ongoing controversy regarding the changes to  our CSULB commencement ceremonies. As chair of the Academic Senate, I am writing to let you know something you probably already realize: As you felt “a lack of communication between the administration and student body” in this instance, we felt a parallel lack of communication between administr...

CSULB Academic Senate aims to offer a new certificate and additional bathrooms

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018

Filed under Campus, News, Today

Heavy applause filled the Towner Auditorium Thursday as Cal State Long Beach’s Academic Senate passed not one, but two new proposals that could offer students additional degree and certificate plans. Members came to the unanimous decision to offer a new business analysis certificate, while 98 percent of members voted in favor of adding a bachelor’s in biochemistry. “The primary reason for this is to increase the fle...

CSULB Academic Senate discusses proposed budget cuts with Jane Close Conoley

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Campus, CSU, Long Beach, News, Today

Members of the Academic Senate gathered with President Jane Close Conoley Thursday to discuss what a limited fiscal budget could mean for students and faculty. “I don’t see that we’ll be cutting, as much as we’ll be slowing down a lot of stuff,” Conoley said. “Most of our money is in salaries, so it’s going to be, who do we get to hire?” Items such as resurfacing the parking lot and reducing costs at c...

Academic Senate advises faculty to take communications offline

Academic Senate advises faculty to take communications offline

April 9, 2017

Members of Cal State University Long Beach’s Academic Senate advised faculty members to take their work-related messages offline during the AS meeting held last Thursday afternoon. The announcement came e...