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CSU Academic Senate

Preserved and encouraged under the Higher Education Employer-Employee Act (HEERA) of 1978, the Academic Senate of The California State University serves as the official voice of the faculty of the CSU in matters of system wide concern. The Academic Senate CSU generally meets five times per year, its plenary sessions scheduled in advance of meetings of the Board of Trustees. Academic Senate CSU recommendations concerning system wide policies are channeled to or through the Chancellor. CSULB has four representatives to the Academic Senate, CSU. The representatives are elected in an all-University election and serve three-year terms. 

CSULB Academic Senate

On the local level, the Academic Senate of California State University, Long Beach is the duly appointed representative body of the faculty. Concerning itself with many needs of the University, the Academic Senate develops policy subject to the approval of the President. The Academic Senate also serves as a communications link between the faculty and the administration of the University. The Academic Senate is a full-University Senate which includes full-time tenured and probationary faculty, librarians, student services professionals--academic related, lecturers, emeritus representative, administration, staff, and students. Representatives are elected by their constituencies for staggered three-year terms. 

The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and two members-at-large, all elected by the Senate, constitute the voting membership of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. The representatives to the Academic Senate CSU, the President of the University, the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Immediate-Past Chair of the Academic Senate, serve as ex officio, non-voting members. The specific charge to the Executive Committee is contained in the document entitled "Rules and Regulations of the Academic Senate."

Academic Senate Chairs by Year

Year Name Department
2018-2019 Norbert Schürer English
2017-2018 Norbert Schürer English
2016-2017 Norbert Schürer English
2015-2016 Praveen Soni Marketing
2014-2015 Praveen Soni Marketing
2013-2014 Daniel O'Conner Liberal Studies
2012-2013 Daniel O'Conner Liberal Studies
2011-2012 Lisa Vollendorf Romance German Russian
2010-2011 Lisa Vollendorf Romance German Russian
2009-2010 Praveen Soni Marketing
2008-2009 Praveen Soni Marketing
2007-2008 Praveen Soni Marketing
2006-2007 Praveen Soni Marketing
2005-2006 Margaret Merryfield Chemistry & Biochemistry
2004-2005 Margaret Merryfield Chemistry & Biochemistry
2003-2004 Wayne Dick Computer Eng & Computer Science
2002-2003 Wayne Dick Computer Eng & Computer Science
2001-2002 Wayne Dick Computer Eng & Computer Science
2000-2001 Simeon J. Crowther Economics
1999-2000 Simeon J. Crowther Economics
1998-1999 Simeon J. Crowther Economics
1997-1998 David Hood History
1996-1997 David Hood History
1996-1996 David Hood History
1994-1995 Dorothy M. Goldish Chemistry & Biochemistry
1993-1994 Dorothy M. Goldish Chemistry & Biochemistry
1992-1993 Dorothy M. Goldish Chemistry & Biochemistry
1992 (April-July) Simon George Physics
1991-June 1992 Frank Alfieri** Biological Sciences
1990-1991 Frank Alfieri Biological Sciences
1989-1990 Frank Alfieri Biological Sciences
1988-1989 Ben Cunningham Journalism
1987-1988 Ben Cunningham Journalism
1986-1987 Ben Cunningham Journalism
1985-1986 Hiden T. Cox Biological Sciences
1984-1985 Hiden T. Cox Biological Sciences
1983-1984 Hiden T. Cox Biological Sciences
1982-1983 Owen O. Jenson Speech Communication
1981-1982 Owen O. Jenson Speech Communication
1980-1981 Raphael Hanson Psychology
1979-1980 Helen Chaney Gilde English
1978-1979 Helen Chaney Gilde English
1977-1978 Jack Stuart History
1976-1977 James E. Ryan Industrial Education
1975-1976 James E. Ryan Industrial Education
1974-1975 Jack H. Munsee Physics/Astronomy
1973-1974 Russel E. Orpet Educational Psychology & Administration
1972-1973 Helen Chaney Gilde English
1971-1972 Nicholas P. Hardeman History
1970-1971 Nicholas P. Hardeman History
1969-1970 Edwin N. Becker Chemistry & Biochemistry
1968-1969 Leo Gooman-Malamuth Speech Communication
1967-1968 James N. McClelland Psychology
1966-1967 Robert E. Tyndall Music
1965-1966 Ralph C. Graetz Education
1964-1965 Joseph E. Wagner Speech Communication
1963-1964 Joseph E. Wagner Speech Communication
1962-1963 Gene Atkinson Physical Science
1961-1962 Jesse J. Thompson Speech Communication
1960-1961 Samuel E. Wiley Philosophy
1959-1960 Samuel E. Wiley Philosophy
1958-1959 Myron J. Garver Education