CSU Statement on Shared Governance
The Academic Senate, California State University, Stanislaus embrace the three principles of Executive Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer spence's initiative on shared governance; viz,
- Early inclusion of faculty in identifying issues and in agenda setting,
- Ongoing consultation, much of it face-to-face, as an iterative process between faculty and administration to reach understanding, and
- Substantive and forthcoming explanations of decisions when agreement cannot be reached.
And, concerning the exercise of authority over educational functions, the Academic Senate assert that the Faculty generate, define, and sculpt policy for the educational functions of the University while administrative authority is secondary in these areas. Further, the Academic Senate invite the Administraiton to join us in adopting the principles of the preceding resolved clauses as the campus model. CSU Stanislaus Statement on Shared Governance (21/AS/01/SEC, approved by the Academic Senate on November 6, 2001)