Faculty Senate

Senate Policy & Resolution Lists

If the policy is not in the listings below, please see the Senate Policy Index. Then contact the Faculty Senate Office for a copy. If you are unable to access the documents, please contact the Faculty Senate Office and we will provide each file requested, in an alternate format if needed.

New and Recently Revised Policies (2015 - Present)

If the policy is not in the listings below, please see the Senate Policy Index. Then contact the Faculty Senate Office for a copy.

Confidentiality of Consultations - Section 607.2.3 (revised 2021: link coming soon

Email notification of Class Visit Reports and RTP Decision Letters - Section 612.5.2.c.2.a.iii and Section 635.2.2 (revised 2021: link coming soon)  

Feedback from Students -  Section 612.5.2.c.4  (revised 2021- link coming soon)

Written Statements – Consultation with Faculty - Section 613 (revised 2021 - link coming soon)

Documenting Faculty’s Experience - Section 709.1.2 (revised 2021 - link coming soon)

Department Guidelines for Lecturers and Timeline for Implementation of Changes - Section 706.1 and 706.2 (revised 2021 - link coming soon)

Email Notifications in Section 700 - Section 706.3, Section 714.2 (revised 2021 - link coming soon)

Range Elevation - Section 712.2.2.b.2 (revised 2021 - link coming soon)

Credit Hour Policy (revised 2021)(.pdf)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement Policy (revised 2021)(.pdf)

General Education Plan G (2021)(.pdf) 

Syllabus Policy (revised 2021)(.pdf)

Composition of PP&R/Language in 600 with Faculty By-Laws - Section 612.3 (revised 2021) (.pdf)

Service Credit - Section 641.2.3 (revised 2021) (.pdf)

Policy on Certificates (2021)(.pdf)

Class Visits - Section 706.3 (revised 2021)(.pdf)

Class Visits - Section 612.5.2 (revised 2021) (.pdf)

Voluntary Limits to Service on Personnel, Planning and Review Committee - Section 612.3 (revised 2020)(.pdf)

Consultation Policy - Section 634.1 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2020)(.pdf)

Addition to Section 632.3d Community-Based Service Learning (2020)(.pdf)

Policy Notifying Faculty Members of Receipt of Evaluation Letters (2020)(.pdf)

Full-Time Enrollment (revised 2020) (.pdf)

Community-Based Learning Policy (2020) (.pdf)

Culminating Experiences Policy (revised 2020) (.pdf)

Appointment and Evaluation of Designated Academic-Administrative Employees - Section 622.3.1a (2020) (.pdf)

2019-20 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Procedures (2019) (.pdf)

2019-20 Academic Year Calendar Range Elevation (2019) (.pdf) 

Post-baccalaureate Credential Probation and Disqualification (revised 2019) (.pdf)

Graduate Probation and Disqualification (revised 2019) (.pdf)

Culminating Experience for Graduate Programs (revised 2018) (.pdf)

Appointment and Evaluation of Department Chairs - Section 622.6.2 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2018) (.pdf)

Appointment and Evaluation of Designated Academic-Administrative and Administrative Employees - Section 622.3 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2018) (.pdf) 

Responsibilities of Faculty Committees - Section 612 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2018) (.pdf)

Professional Responsibility - Section 604 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2018) (.pdf)

2018-19 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Procedures (2018) (.pdf) 

2018-19 Academic Year Calendar Range Elevation (2018) (.pdf) 

Withdrawal Unauthorized (revised 2018) (.pdf)

Classified Status (revised 2018) (.pdf) 

Appointment and Evaluation of Deans of Colleges and Library (revised 2017) (.pdf)

2017-18 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Procedures (2017) (.pdf)

Personnel Files (revised 2017) (.pdf)

Evaluations and Recommendations on Retention, Tenure and Promotion (revised 2017) (.pdf)

Decision of the President (revised 2017) (.pdf)

Advanced Award of Tenure (revised 2017) (.pdf)

Recommended Breaks in Classes (revised 2017) (.pdf)

2016-17 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Procedures (2016) (.pdf)

Basic Skills Policy (revised 2016) (.pdf)

Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes (new 2016) (.pdf)

Emeritus Status - Rights and Privileges & Rights and Privileges Extended to Surviving Life Partners (revised 2016) (.pdf)

Faculty Emeritus - Criteria and Procedures (revised 2016) (.pdf)

Honors at Graduation (revised 2015) (.pdf)

Appointment and Evaluation of FT Lecturers or Equivalent Library or Student Affairs  (revised 2015) (.pdf)

Professional Responsibility - Section 604 of the Administrative Manual (revised 2015) (.pdf)

2015-16 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Procedures (2015) (.pdf)

Changes to Section 600 and 700 Mandated by Changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (revised 2015) (.pdf)

CSUN Syllabus (revised 2015) (.pdf)

CSUN Faculty Authored Material (revised 2015) (.pdf) 

Senate Policies (alphabetical order)

If the policy is not in the listings below, please see the Senate Policy Index. Then contact the Faculty Senate Office for a copy.

Academic Internships (1992) (.pdf)

Academic Minor (1989) (.pdf)

Accelerated Promotion Review Process (revised 2013) (.pdf)

Administrative Graduation (new 2010) (.pdf)

Associate Dean Search Committees (2007) (.pdf)

Certificates Policy (2009) (.pdf)

Class Visit Policy (2007) (.pdf)

Conflict of Interest Policy for Grants and Contracts (revised 2013) (.pdf)

Contributions to Field of Study (revised 2013) (.pdf)

Course Numbering System (1990) (.pdf)

Criterion for Continued Enrollment of Readmitted Previously Disqualified Students (2008) (.pdf)

CSUN Faculty Authored Material (revised 2015) (.pdf) 

Curriculum Review Procedures (1993) (.pdf)

Earning a Major and a Minor from the Same Department (2006) (.pdf) 

Effective Date of New or Revised Personnel Policies (revised 2011) (.pdf)

Eligibility for Emeritus Status (2006) (.pdf) 

Endowed Chairs and Professorships (2007) (.pdf) 

Exception Clause Policy (2006) (.pdf) 

Faculty Role in Developing the Academic Calendar (2006) (.pdf)

Financial Conflict of Interest Pertaining to PHS-Sponsored Projects (new 2014) (.pdf)

Five-Year Review of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2009) (.pdf) 

FERP Faculty Service on Department Personnel Committees (2005) (.pdf) 

General Education Reform Model (2005) (.pdf)

GPA Requirements for Graduate Programs (2006) (.pdf)

Graduate Probation and Disqualification (revised 2014) (.pdf) 

Grant-Related/Specially Funded Instructional Faculty (2008) (.pdf)

Inventions and Patents (2001) (.pdf) 

Lecturers Role in Election of Search Committees for Deans and Associate Deans (2005) (.pdf)

Major and Minor Policy (revised 2010) (.pdf)

Missed Classes Due to Participation in University-Approved Activities (2005) (.pdf)

Online and Hybrid Courses (2011) (.pdf)

Peer Class Visit Reports (revised 2013) (.pdf)

Periodic Review of Department and College Personnel Procedures (2005) (.pdf)

Periodic Review of Tenured Faculty - Post Tenure Review (2008) (.pdf)

Petition/Appeal Process for Honors at Graduation (2008) (.pdf)

Plus/Minus Grading (1987) (.pdf)

Post-baccaulaureate Credential Probation and Disqualification (revised 2014) (.pdf)

Procedures for Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness (reaffirmed 2012) (.pdf)

Procedures for Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness for Lecturers (reaffirmed 2012) (.pdf)

Reappointment Policy (revised 2012) (.pdf)

Reinstatement after Third Disqualification (2008) (.pdf) 

Repeating Courses for Grade Improvement (2003) (.pdf)

Repeating Courses for the Third or Subsequent Time (2008) (.pdf)

Removal of AVP of Human Resources from Sect. 600 Searches (2006) (.pdf)

Policy and Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct (revised 2014) (.pdf)

Retention of Student Work (2005) (.pdf)

Sabbatical Leave Procedures (2009) (.pdf)

Second Baccalaureate Disqualification (revised 2013) (.pdf)

Statement of Professional Responsibility (2009) (.pdf)

Timely Adoption of Textbook/Instructional Materials for Accessibility (2008) (.pdf)

Training for Equity & Diversity Reps on Search Committee for FT Faculty (2009) (.pdf)

Undergraduate Academic Internship Policy (revised 2012) (.pdf)

Undergraduate Policy on Withdrawals (2009) (.pdf)

Undergraduate Policy on Repeating Courses (2009) (.pdf)

Undergraduate Disqualification (2004) (.pdf)

Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination (revised) (2010) (.pdf)

Senate Policy Index

Senate Policy Index (.pdf)  

* approved policies from May 28, 2021 will be added soon to the senate policy index 

Resolutions (2006 to Present)

Resolution Regarding Solidarity with Faculty During the Pandemic (5/6/2021)

Resolution of Recognition for Dr. Jennifer Matos (5/6/2021)

CSUN Faculty Senate Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, and Sexism (4/8/2021)

Resolution in Support of Voluntarily Adding Student Supportive Language to Syllabi (2/18/2021)

CSUN Faculty Senate Resolution in Solidarity with the Armenians of CSUN and the Republic of Artsakh (10/22/2020)

CSUN Ethnic Studies Resolution In Opposition to Chancellors Proposed Implementation of AB 1460 (9/24/2020)

CSUN Faculty Statement in Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter (6/11/2020)

Resolution in Support of AB1460 (2/20/2020)

Resolution on a Quantitative Reasoning Requirement for Admission to the CSU (12/5/19)

Resolution in Support of the Statewide Academic Senate Resolution on CSU Electronic Core Collection Funding (5/9/19)

Resolution to Recommend Rejection of the General Education Taskforce Report (4/11/19)

Resolution of No Confidence in Chancellor White (2/14/19) 

WASC Senior College and University Commission Resolution (5/17/18)

Course Grade Resolution (5/17/18)

Resolution Honoring Heidi Wolfbauer (5/17/18)

Resolution of the Academic Technology Committee Regarding Teaching and Learning Spaces (3/8/18)

SEC Resolution in Response to EO 1100 (Revised) and EO 1110 (10/26/17)

Reconsideration of the Motion Concerning Executive Order 1100 (revised) and Executive Order 1110 (9/28/17)

Developmental Education Resolution (6/15/17)

Institutional Support of and Protection for Undocumented Students at CSUN (3/9/17)

In Support of Administering Student Evaluations of Faculty Online (3/9/17)

Endorsement of CSUN Associated Students Incorporated's Opposition to Proposed Tuition Increase (2/16/17)

A Resolution Honoring José Luis Vargas (5/12/2016)

Resolution of the Academic Technology Committee Regarding Affordable Learning Solutions (2/18/16)

CSUN Resolution on California State University (CSU) Presidential Searches (11/19/15 pdf)

A Resolution of the Faculty Senate at CSUN Honoring the Memory of Dr. Shane G. Frehlich (10/15/15)

A Resolution of the Faculty Senate at CSUN Honoring Provost Harry Hellenbrand (5/7/15)

Resolution in Support of AS-3197-14: The Need for a Comprehensive CSU Policy on Academic Freedom (4/2/15)

Electronic Submission of Coursework (5/8/14)

Supporting the Creation of a Campus Connections Committee for the VPAC (11/21/13) 

Support of Open Access for Faculty Publications (11/21/13)

Resolution of Appreciation for Steven Stepanek (11/21/13)

Endorsement of a Letter of Support for the Nomination of Provost and Vice President Harry Hellenbrand (11/21/13)

Appointment of a CSU Faculty Trustee to the California State University Board of Trustees (10/17/13)

A Resolution in Honor of Darrick Danta (3/7/2013) 

Resolution of Appreciation for Provost Harry Hellenbrand (9/20/12)

Protest Concerning the Development and Implementation of Mandatory Early Start Programs in Writing (3/8/2012)

Appreciation for Dean Susan Curzon (12/9/2010)

Thanking the EO 1048 Mandatory Early Start Working (12/9/2010)

Supporting a Series of Public Events at CSU, Northridge, to Focus on the Fate of Higher Education in California (12/9/2010)

A Resolution in Honor of Karin Duran (9/23/2010)

Flexible, Forward-Looking Enrollment Planning for individual CSU Campuses (3/18/2010)

March 4th "Day of Action" (2/11/2010)

Restructuring of GE Governance (9/17/2009)

Web Accessibility (11/2/2006)

Proposition 1D (10/5/2006)