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RENEWAL OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

RESOLUTION ON THE RENEWAL OF HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY’S

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Adopted 11/08/04

Whereas,      Humboldt State University has long been renowned for its commitment

to excellence in undergraduate education;

Whereas,      The number one goal of the Academic Excellence chapter of the Strategic

Plan seeks to amend Appendix J of the Faculty Handbook to place faculty

research efforts as the number one criteria for promotion;

Whereas,      Compulsory faculty research efforts may weaken the quality of education,

as tenure-track faculty may increasingly be replaced with part-time

lecturers;

Whereas,      Both students and faculty come to Humboldt State for its quality

classroom environment; therefore be it

Resolved,      That the Associated Students of Humboldt State voice its concern towards

elements of the Strategic Plan which have the potential to erode the quality

of education at the undergraduate level; and be it further;

Resolved,      That the Associated Students commends both faculty members who are

able to successfully conduct research under the current system of

promotion, as well as all members of the faculty, whose dedication to the

education of their students cannot be easily matched at most universities;

and be it further

Resolved,      That the Associated Students of Humboldt State asks both the Academic

Senate, as well as HSU President Rollin Richmond to renew this

University’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate classroom

education; and be it further

Resolved,      That copies of this resolution be distributed, but not limited to: CSU

Chancellor Charles Reed, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Provost

Richard Vrem, the six University Deans, the HSU Academic Senate,

Dr. Steven Carlson, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, William

Wood, Chair of the HSU Faculty Personnel Committee, the California

State Student Association, Associated Students of the College of the

Redwoods, the Lumberjack newspaper, and other local media.

Authored by:

Kyle Brossard, Representative

College of Natural Resources and Sciences

Kyle Zeck

Legislative Vice President

Approved:

Samantha Williams-Gray

President

Kyle Zeck