University Senate Annual Agenda

Hepner Hall

The Senate's Executive Committee is charged with presenting an Annual Agenda to the Senate at its first Fall meeting (September); it is organized around major concerns or issues that call for Senate attention during the current academic year.

Following is the Annual Agenda approved at the Senate's meeting held on September 5, 2017.

  • Review and share results of the Campus Climate Survey (administered in Spring 2017).
  • Monitor the progress of the Freedom of Expression Task Force, and call for routine reporting from the group.
  • Monitor reforms affecting General Education and assessment -- including WASC Review Panel recommendations and Executive Order 1100 -- and call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.  
  • Monitor reforms affecting remediation -- including Executive Order 1110 -- and call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.
  • Monitor the rollout of Graduation Initiative 2025 (activities, curricular decisions, etc.) and call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.
  • Play a role in providing campus feedback for CSU Executive Orders, consulting any and all groups potentially impacted by their implementation.
  • Review the Policy File with an eye to modernizing policies to reflect technological enhancements, changed priorities, new or revised state laws and CSU regulations, etc.—and refer each instance to the appropriate Committee(s) for input.
  • Initiate a review of Aztec Shops, per the Policy File (UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Organization-->Auxiliaries, Review of).
  • Based on recommendations emanating from a referral to AR&P and a Sense of Senate Resolution (both approved in May 2017), continue the discussion on University budgeting (with an eye to transparency, shared decision-making, and reallocation of resources).
  • Track CSU regulations relating to the educational quality of courses and programs offered online.
  • Professionalize the Senate Office via an enhanced web presence, access to files (records, reports), and timely submission/posting of agendas and minutes.
  • Monitor the progress of the Class Size Task Force.
  • Monitor the progress of the Freedom of Expression Task Force.
  • Participate in implementing recommendations of the WASC Review Panel - including issues associated with the SDSU general education program, assessment, graduate education, etc.
  • Participate in the ongoing periodic review of Associated Students, per the Policy File (UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Organization-->Auxiliaries, Review of).
  • Initiate a review of Aztec Shops, per the Policy File (UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Organization-->Auxilliaries, Review of).
  • Initiate a discussion of all facets of university budgeting.
  • Track CSU regulations relating to the educational quality of courses and programs offered online.
    • Monitor the implementation of the SDSU Strategic Plan.
    • Engage with the WASC accreditation process.
    • Participate in the periodic review of Associated Students per the Policy File (UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Organization-->Auxiliaries, Review of).
    • Follow the implementation of the recommendations of the Class Size Task Force.
    • Track state governmental actions relating to educational quality, academic planning and funding for higher education.
      • Monitor changes to and implementation of the SDSU Strategic Plan.
      • Act on the recommendations of the Class Size Task Force.
      • Act on the recommendations of the Course Evaluation Task Force.
      • Enable the WASC accreditation process
      • Monitor state governmental actions relating to educational quality, academic planning and funding for higher education.
    • Monitor and participate in searches.
    • Make sense of General Education.
    • Discuss how shared governance can be more inclusive at San Diego State University.
    • Participate in implementing the Strategic Plan.