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Faculty Senate nominates officers for next school year

Faculty Senate nominates officers for next school year

State Hornet Staff

April 27, 2016

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate held two sequential meetings on Thursday, April 21 in the University Union Foothill Suite.The first of the two meetings focused on nominating Senate officers for the 2016-17 Faculty Senate, while the second meeting proceeded like prior meetings and focused on previously...

Faculty Senate reaches agreement on field trip policy

Faculty Senate reaches agreement on field trip policy

State Hornet Staff

March 13, 2016

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate led a continuation of the previous week’s meeting on Thursday, March 10 in the University Union Foothill Suite.Last week’s meeting was adjourned early due to disagreement on the proposed amendments and the lack of a quorum.“Last time we were on the verge of taking ...

Faculty Senate discusses different policies

Faculty Senate discusses different policies

State Hornet Staff

March 6, 2016

The Sacramento State Faculty Senate sessions for the 2015-16 academic year continued on Thursday, March 3 in the University Union Foothill Suite.The session focused on amendments to the probationary appointment, faculty position duties of department chairs, and field trip policies.“If you want to exclude ...

Faculty Senate addresses looming CFA strike

Joel Boland

February 5, 2016

Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate reconvened for the first time this semester addressing the impending faculty strike and a proposed Duplicate Graduate Degrees Policy. The Thursday meeting in the University Union began with a message from Margarita Berta-Avila, vice president of the Sacrament...

Revisions were made in policies at the Faculty Senate

Revisions were made in policies at the Faculty Senate

Joel Boland

December 12, 2015

Major topics covered at Faculty Senate on Thursday, Dec. 3 included revisions to the academic internship, faculty office hours and academic repeat policies. The Senate meeting ran for two hours, with only a brief break caused by a false fire alarm in the University Union. All faculty walked o...

Sociology degrees discussed at Faculty Senate

Joel Boland

November 11, 2015

In a Faculty Senate meeting on Nov. 5, President Robert Nelsen responded to concerns about comments he had made about sociology degrees in an interview for a Sacramento News & Review article. The quote in question, published in the Nov. 5 issue of SN&R, was, "We have a lot of slots, lik...

ASI Discusses possible Faculty Strike

ASI Discusses possible Faculty Strike

Angel Kidka

October 29, 2015

Associated Students, Inc. held their weekly board meeting in the Foothill Suite of the University Union on Wednesday, Oct. 21 where they discussed the possible faculty strike and director board reports. Kevin Wehr, professor of sociology and president of the local chapter of the California Facu...

Potential faculty strike is approaching for higher wages

Potential faculty strike is approaching for higher wages

Joel Boland

October 26, 2015

Voting is now taking place to decide whether the California Faculty Association will go on strike for higher wages. CFA is a union of 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches from the 23 California State University campuses. Margarita Berta-Avila, vice president of t...

Faculty senate honored Anthony Sadler

Joel Boland

October 16, 2015

At the Sacramento State Faculty Senate's meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, Anthony Sadler was presented with a plaque thanking him for his bravery. President Robert Nelsen also attended to introduce a Cely Smart, a new special assistant in his office. Ryan Todd, a sustainability manager at Sac S...

Major impaction brought up at Faculty Senate meeting

Major impaction brought up at Faculty Senate meeting

Joel Boland

September 18, 2015

Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate meeting on Sept. 18 talked about how to approach major impaction and improving the student grade appeal process.Ted Lascher, a professor in the Public Policy & Administration Graduate Program, summarized his report on impaction at Sac State.“When you boil it down, the ...

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