Resolution Endorsing Core Academic Priorities

Introduction

To promote academic quality, to improve faculty work environment, to promote an effective GE program, to support a diverse University culture, and to facilitate planning on campus, Elaine McDonald, Elizabeth Stanny, Art Warmoth, and Melanie Dreisbach drafted the below-referenced Core Academic Priorities Require University-wide Solutions with the attached template metric progress report. We respectfully submit this resolution asking for Senate endorsement of the priorities and recommendations to the University administration.

This resolution has been endorsed by the Academic Planning Committee, Senate Budget Committee, Structure and Functions Subcommittee, School of Science and Technology CDC, the Economics Department and the Student Affairs Committee.

Further consultation has taken place with the General Education Subcommittee, School of Arts and Humanities CDC, School of Social Sciences CDC, the Library, and the Business Department.

Resolution

Resolved: The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University endorses the four core academic priorities and related initiatives outlined in Core Academic Priorities Require University-wide Solutions; and

Resolved: The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University requests that the administration work with faculty to establish reasonable goals regarding the initiatives and a reasonable time-frame to achieve those goals; and

Resolved: The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University requests that the administration estimate costs to achieve these goals, and to identify resources to fund those costs; and

Resolved: The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University directs the Academic Planning Committee to track the progress towards achieving those goals using metrics such as those suggested in Appendix A, and to make a report to the Senate by the end of March each year.

Unanimously approved by the Academic Senate on April 27, 2006.