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 debates value of possible absence policy

Andres De Leon

April 4, 2015

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate resumed its discussion on the student excuse absence policy after the topic was held off the week before spring break.This policy that would affect all Sac State students still remains under review before receiving approval.“The issue is, does this give the student...

Faculty Senate approves revisions, stagnant on CBA amendment and impactions issues

State Hornet Staff

December 9, 2014

The Faculty Senate approved revisions to the General Education/Graduation Requirements Policies Committee’s standing rules and discussed supplemental admissions criteria and impacted programs on Thursday in the Foothill Suite at Sacramento State.The revision to Charge E of the committee's standing r...

Writing Intensive gets potential makeover with new program

Gregory Allen

September 24, 2014

Change is in the air at Sac State, and it is not just the freshly painted bike lanes.A major curriculum change may be underway with the removal of the Writing Proficiency for Juniors timed test requirement.But students should not rejoice so fast.The Writing and Reading Sub-Committee of the Sacramento State Facul...

Faculty Senate concerned over shared governance

Jacob Abbott

September 17, 2014

Faculty Senate members met to voice their opinions on the administration’s recent disregard for the senate’s ability to make a nomination for the Selection Advisory Committee on Sept. 11. Two weeks earlier, Chiang Wang, Administrator in Charge of the College of Business Administration, announ...