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University Senate Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0338

Scope and Contents

This collection has been divided into two series: the General Files consist of items of Senate-wide concern (e.g., constitution and by-laws, established procedures, special rules, resolutions, and chronologically-arranged correspondence as received in the Senate office from the President of the University, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as sent by the Secretary and Chair of the Senate.  The Committee Files consist of Committee, Subcommittee, and Ad-Hoc Committee correspondence, minutes of meetings, and policies and resolutions.

Dates

  • 1959-

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

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.

Extent

33.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Accruals and Additions

9999-099, 1994

Related Materials

Additional copies of Senate Minutes are located in the Basement Files, boxes B-362 to B-463.  Additional copies of Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes are in the Basement Files, boxes B-365 to B-369.

Creator

Title
University Senate Records
Status
Completed
Date
01/16/2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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