Policy Statement - 07-09 Principles of Shared Community

Policy Statement
May 23, 2007

CSULB Principles of Shared Community

(This statement replaces the CSULB Statement on Ethical and Social Rights and Responsibilities.)

This new statement was recommended by the Academic Senate on May 10, 2007
and approved by the President on May 23, 2007.

RESOLVED: California State University, Long Beach, takes pride in its tradition of maintaining civility and mutual respect toward all members of the University community. These are intrinsic to the establishment of excellence in teaching and learning. They encourage the membership of the campus community to contribute to the maintenance of a productive workplace and an overall positive campus climate. CSULB also takes pride in the diversity of its student body and employees and affirms that this diversity enriches the work and learning environment of the campus.

CSULB affirms the importance of democratic and transparent decision-making processes as a shared community. The University believes that all members of the University community have not only a right, but also a responsibility, to participate in the governance of this community. Therefore, the University is committed to providing an opportunity for all its members – faculty, students, staff, and administrators – to join in the decision making process either through direct participation or representative governance.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students and employees can learn and work while they share in creating an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

RESOLVED: That the CSULB Academic Senate urge the President to incorporate this statement into official University documents.