The State Hornet

Faculty Senate approves excused absence policy, verified excuses now possible

Andres De Leon

May 4, 2015

Sacramento State's Faculty Senate passed the student excuse absence policy with a majority vote on Thursday.After weeks of amending the policy, students now have the right to request their professor’s reasonable accommodations for verified excused absences for exceptional circumstances.Such circumstances in...

Faculty Senate addresses growing campus population

Andres De Leon

March 20, 2015

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate discussed the spring 2015 university student enrollment at its weekly meeting Thursday.As of February 20, there are a total of 27,696 students enrolled. Just over 2,500 students are undergraduates and about 2,600 students are graduate students. The statistics are b...

Faculty Senate members address lack of consultation over Folsom Hall’s rented space

Andres De Leon

March 13, 2015

Sacramento State’s signed lease agreement with California Northstate University was the topic of discussion during the Faculty Senate meeting, as well as a proposed resolution to nullify the contract between the two institutions.Faculty members on Thursday were upset they were not consulted about the...

Faculty Senate presents awards, addresses Folsom Hall’s rented space

Andres De Leon

February 20, 2015

The Faculty Senate meeting was filled with applause as the students being awarded the Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarship Award were announced.The Thursday meeting decided awards for the 2014-15 academic school year, which covers tuition expenses for selected students.“We are giving seven awards t...