What's New?

Updated November 7, 2017


Academic Senate Information

The October 23, 2017 SJSU Academic Senate meeting was a productive one (and relatively short too - just over two hours). At the meeting, the Senate passed the following policy recommendations and resolutions:
Policy recommendations:
  • University Policy F17-1, Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects (passed with no objection)
  • University Policy F17-2, Rescind S88-7, Conditional Admissions (passed with no objection)
Sense of the Senate resolutions:
  • SS-F17-2, On the Timelines and Content of Executive Orders 1100 (Revised) and 1110 (passed unanimously)
  • SS-F17-4, Faculty Trustee Report for Academic Senate (passed unanimously)
  • SS-F17-3, Guidance on Implementation of EO 1064, Student Internships, Service Learning, and Off-Campus Learning Experiences (passed unanimously)
The Senate also received routine reports from our statewide academic senators, Associated Students President Ariadna Manzo, VP for Administration & Finance Charlie Faas, Interim VP for Student Affairs Sharon Willey, and Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong(Lau). Much attention was paid to recent incidents on campus and the safety implications thereof.



The Senate received a university budget presentation by VP of Administration and Finance, Charlie Faas on October 9, 2017. Click here to see the slides presented (presentation is at the end of the minutes of October 9,  2017).

The Senate also received a budget presentation for Academic Affairs from Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs, Andy Feinstein on October 9, 2017. Click here for the Academic Affairs presentation (Presentation is at the end of the minutes of October 9, 2017).

Opportunities for University Service

  • Serving on a Senate committee is an excellent way to get involved and we encourage you to find a committee focused on issues of importance to you, whether it be faculty affairs/professional standards, instruction and student affairs, research, facilities, or program development and assessment. 
  • Please check the list of current senate committee vacancies.  If you are interested, please contact your college rep for the Committee on Committees to learn about appointment and/or election procedures.