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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...

CSULB Academic Senate applauds new pay range agreement

Valerie Osier, News Editor

February 19, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

California Faculty Association Long Beach chapter president Doug Domingo-Foraste announced to the Academic Senate on Thursday that the CFA worked out an agreement with the California State University Chancellor’s office to fix the range-elevation pay scale for lecturers. Lecturers are hired into a salary range: A, B, C or D, that reflects their pay scale. For example, Range B is equivalent to an assistant professor pa...