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University Senate (1960-) | Special Collections & University Archives

Name: University Senate (1960-)


Historical Note:

The SDSU Senate is a delegate assembly of the faculty through which the faculty normally exercises its powers.  It has the power to act for the faculty on all matters within the scope of the faculty except the graduation of students.

Duties of the Senate :

The Senate shall consider policies with respect to the general welfare of the University.  It shall review established policies, consider new policies, and sturdy matters of concern to the students or faculty members.

It shall be responsible for the formulation of educational policy, including admissions, curricula, and criteria for the granting of degrees.  It shall analyze established and proposed policies of instruction and consider variations in policy in exceptional cases.

It shall advise the President in the selection of administrative personnel.

It shall be responsible for the maintenance of adequate communication between the faculty and the administration.  Any member of the faculty may request any member of the Senate to transmit to the Senate for discussion and possible action, topics coming under the jurisdiction of the Senate.

It shall be responsible for the appointment of Senate committees.  It shall establish rules and procedures for its standing committees and establish procedures for the appointment of general faculty standing committees and special committees.

Sources: December 1993, Policy File





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