Words of the Constitution of the General
Faculty of CSU Stanislaus:
From the Preamble: "Successful faculty-administration relationships and the ultimate value of the contributions made by the faculty in policy areas require that Senate recommendations be accepted by the University whenever there is no compelling reason to reject them."
Section 5.0: The President of the University shall take action on policy recommendations of the General Faculty under Article III., Sections 3.3 and 4.0, or Article V., Section 5.2, within thirty calendar days of proper notification of such recommendations. Should the President of the University decline to concur in such policy recommendations of the General Faculty, it shall be the responsibility of the President to explain the reasons in writing to all members of the General Faculty or to present the President's position in person to the Academic Senate within a reasonable time. The President of the University shall have final authority and responsibility for the operation of the University.
Speaker Al Pandell's words from the May 08, 2001 Senate Executive Committee Minutes: Pandell stated that in Article III, Section 5 of the General Faculty Constitution, it states if the President declines to concur in policy recommendations of the General Faculty, it is the responsibility of the President to explain the reasons in writing to all members of the General Faculty or to present the Presidents position in person to the Academic Senate within a reasonable time. So, that should happen regarding the post tenure review and budget priorities resolutions.
Pandell stated that this issue [PTR] is dead this year, but FAC could deal with this next year [AY 2001-02].
Regarding the Role of FAC
ARTICLE IV, Section 2.2: The duties of the FAC shall be to:
a) Expedite the resolution of professional concerns of members of the General Faculty (including questions of academic freedom and professional ethics) when requested to do so by one or more of the individuals involved in or directly affected by the matter.
b) Address questions regarding faculty morale when requested to do so by the Academic Senate or by a committee of the General Faculty and submit for the General Faculty's approval policy recommendations in the best interest of general morale at California State University, Stanislaus.
c) Develop and recommend to the Academic Senate faculty personnel policies, in general to include but not limited to promotion, tenure, retirement, leaves of absence, sabbatical leaves, research grants, awards, publications, selection and retention of instructional staff and such other faculty personnel matters as may be referred to the committee by the President of the University or the Academic Senate.
d) Interpret the Constitution and Standing Rules with reference to all policies, procedures, and actions of the General Faculty and its committees, the Academic Senate and its Committees, officers of the General Faculty and the President of the University.