Resolution opposing the potential cessation of awarding State University Grants to graduate students

Resolved: That the Academic Senate of Sonoma State University affirm the importance of graduate programs to the campus, including the quality of undergraduate programs, an importance that exceeds the size of graduate programs in terms of number of programs or student credit hours generated.

Resolved: That the Academic Senate affirm the importance to graduate programs of providing access to students of limited financial means.

Resolved: That the Academic Senate urge President ArmiƱana to advocate to the CSU Executive Council for continuing to award the State University Grant to graduate students without any delay, suspension, or diminution of the program at its meeting the week of April 16.

Resolved: That the Academic Senate send a copy of this resolution to the Academic Senate (or similar body) at all other CSU campuses, the statewide Academic Senate, Chancellor Reed, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Ephraim P. Smith, and the Board of Trustees.

Approved unanimously by the Senate 4/12/12