The Policy File (section "Academic Policies") covers development and approval of the Academic Calendar for upcoming year(s). The process is managed by the Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success, and is based on an array of algorithms that account for guidelines established by the State of California and the faculty unit's collective bargaining agreement.

Because all calendars vary from year to year, the AVP-FASS may need to also consult with appropriate campus officers. In years when scheduling faces challenges that force deviation from established algorithms, the University Senate must also be consulted.

SDSU Emeritus Status -- this website hosts detailed infomration about who qualifies, what the process is, and includes a description of benefits available to Emeritus Faculty, Staff and Administrators.

In 2021, SDSU Senate's University Resources and Planning Committee (UR&P) adopted a strategic budget communication process.

At any time during the calendar year, members of the university community may call upon the UR&P committee to clarify budget issues or concerns.  The UR&P committee chair will assign these inquiries to a sub-committee of 2 to 3 UR&P committee members who will investigate and draft a short brief describing their findings. This process is intended to address concerns quickly (within 2-4 weeks) and provide the necessary facts to support informed discussions.  

Deliverable: Budget Issue Brief.

Submit Budget Inquiry

Official recording of Senate meetings and events by the Senate Office are allowed, and:

  • Recordings may be used for purposes limited to:  (a) internal use to transcribe Senate minutes; (b) share video recordings of reports given to the Senate during Senate meetings; and (c) public posting of Senate Excellence in Teaching lectures.
  • When recordings are made, they will be retained for 30 days. After this time limit, the recordings may be destroyed. 
  • The recordings will be available for public inspection at the Senate Office during business hours, except when they are actively being transcribed. The Senate Office will provide equipment to view or listen to the recordings. The recordings may not be copied or removed from the Senate Office, except by permission of the Senate Chair. 
  • Appointments for public inspection are limited to 1 hour per appointment, and must be scheduled in advance at a time convenient for the Senate Analyst, with notice of at least two business days.
  • Individuals shall make no more than two viewing appointments per Senate or SEC meeting.
  • No more than two people may view the recording during the same appointment.
  • Any questions or concerns about the recording contents shall be directed to the Senate Chair.
  • Committees of the Senate may make policies regarding recordings. However, any recordings must be retained for at least 30 days and made available for public inspection.
  • The Responsible Use Policy, and more specifically, the policy related to electronic communication applies to all recordings.