Resolution on Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Shared Governance

Here’s more — including links to full text — on the CSU Academic Senate’s Shared Governance Resolution AS-3199, reported in the January 27, 2015, COCAL Updates.


This is a guest post from Karen Davis, a lecturer in cinematic arts at California State University, Monterey Bay, and a statewide academic senator.

On January 23, the Academic Senate of the California State University unanimously passed AS-3199/FA: Non Tenure Track Faculty and Shared Governance in the California State University: A Call to Campus Senates.

This historic resolution urges all twenty-three campuses in the CSU system to review their constitutions and campus policies and revise them with a view toward the inclusion of lecturers, non-tenure track librarians, coaches and counselors in shared governance at all levels, wherever appropriate. It further affirms that campus and statewide senate representation, and inclusion at college and departmental meetings, are essential elements of shared governance, and should be fairly compensated.

AS-3199/FA was preceded by AS-3157-13/FA, which supports the inclusion of non-tenure track faculty in policies concerning campus eligibility for emeritus status; AS-3173-14/FA, which supports…

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