University Senate Annual Agenda

The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) 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.

The Annual Agenda for AY 2018/19 will be approved at the Senate meeting scheduled for September 4, 2018.

  • Take an active role in welcoming President de la Torre to campus, and orienting her to Senate priorities, operations, and needs.
  • Build Senate capacity by increasing the number seats for staff - including those who are nonrepresented (2 or 3) - and lecturers (2).
  • Monitor:
    • reforms affecting General Education and assessment -- including WASC Review Panel recommendations and Executive Order 1100; call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.
    • reforms affecting remediation -- including Executive Order 1110; call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.
    • rollout of Graduation Initiative 2025 (activities, curricular decisions, etc.); call for routine reporting from any Task Force or Committee charged with implementation.
    • rollout of the accelerated Registration Timeline; call for routine reporting.
    • the development and implementation of Diversity Plans (within Faculty Search Requests) that the Senate approved in Spring 2018.
    • the initial (and “experimental) rollout of Winter Session in January 2019; call for routine reporting from the College of Extended Studies.
  • Assist with forming (early Fall 2018) and then monitor the Task Force charged with implementing curriculum approval process reforms that AP&P recommended (and the Senate approved) in Spring 2018; call for routine reporting
  • 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 and monitor 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).
  • Help to facilitate campus feedback for CSU Executive Orders, consulting any and all groups potentially impacted by their implementation.
  • 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.
  • Promote the precepts of shared governance via regularly-scheduled events that are both informal (i.e., coffee with the Officers on specific issues) formal (i.e., workshops for select Standing Committees on preparing action-item revisions to policy).
  • 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 roll-out 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-->Auxiliaries, 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.