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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Academic Senate Collection,
    Dates: 1961-2000
    Collection Number: CSU 042
    Creator: California State University and Colleges Academic Senate
    Extent: 87 boxes 87 linear ft
    Repository: California State University Historical Archives California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room G-145
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
    Abstract: The records of the Academic Senate of the CSU consist of meeting minutes with attachments and resolutions (1963-2000), Executive Committee Minutes (1963-1993), Academic Senate newsletters (1969-1996), Advisory Committee of the Consortium (1975-1978), constitution and founding by-laws (1961-1966) and subject files (1963-1993).
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information


    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], California State University Academic Senate Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were transferred by the system-wide Academic Senate, donated to the collection by various Chairs of the Academic Senate and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.


    The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some 240-subject areas.
    Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921, the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
    Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982); W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).
    The Academic Senate of the California State University consists of 51 faculty members elected by their colleagues at the 23 CSU Campuses. The Senate, founded in 1963, recommends academic policies to the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor.
    The Executive Committee of the statewide Academic Senate, led by the Senate Chair, organizes the activities of the Senate and is principally responsible for representing the Senate in its dealings with many groups, including the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and his staff, the California State Student Association, the CSU Alumni Council, statewide policymakers, and the public. With offices at the CSU Headquarters in Long Beach, the Senate operates throughout the year as an agency of CSU faculty governance.

    Scope and Content

    The records of the Academic Senate of the CSU consist of meeting minutes with attachments and resolutions (1963-2000), Executive Committee Minutes (1963-1993), Academic Senate newsletters (1969-1996), Advisory Committee of the Consortium (1975-1978), constitution and founding by-laws (1961-1966) and subject files (1963-1993). Subjects include faculty salaries, outstanding professor award, joint doctoral program, Senate academic retreat, collective bargaining, 60/40 ratio for promotions and tenure, grievance procedures, legislation, campus senate councils, affirmative action, educational policies, libraries, sexual harassment, California State Student Association. Subject files include large correspondence files and Committee Materials. Included are Committees on Educational Policy, Finance, Credit & Curriculum, Student Affairs, Government Affairs, Inter-segmental and other committees.


    Arranged in six series:
    • Series I. Meeting Minutes with Attachments and Resolutions, 1963-2000, 11 ft.
    • Series II. Executive Committee Meeting Minutes and Materials, 1963-1993, 5 ft.
    • Series III. Academic Senate Newsletters, 1969-1996, 0.75 ft.
    • Series IV. Advisory Committee of the Consortium, 1975-1978, 0.25 ft.
    • Series V. Academic Senate Constitution Materials, 1961-1966, 0.5 ft.
    • Series VI. Subject Files, 1963-1993, 68 ft. (Subject Files organized alphabetically by academic year.)
      • 1963-1964. Box 19
      • 1964-1965. Boxes 19-20
      • 1965-1966. Box 20
      • 1966-1967. Boxes 20-21
      • 1967-1968. Box 21
      • 1968-1969. Boxes 21-22
      • 1969-1970. Box 22
      • 1970-1971. Boxes 22-23
      • 1971-1972. Box 23
      • 1972-1973. Boxes 23
      • 1973-1974. Boxes 23-24
      • 1974-1975. Box 24
      • 1975-1976. Boxes 25-26
      • 1976-1977. Boxes 26-27
      • 1977-1978. Boxes 27-28
      • 1978-1979. Boxes 28-31
      • 1979-1980. Boxes 31-34
      • 1980-1981. Boxes 34-38
      • 1981-1982. Box 38
      • 1982-1983. Box 38
      • 1983-1984. Box 38
      • 1985-1986. Boxes 39-44
      • 1986-1987. Boxes 44-50
      • 1987-1988. Boxes 50-57
      • 1988-1989. Boxes 58-65
      • 1989-1990. Boxes 65-71
      • 1990-1991. Boxes 71-76
      • 1991-1992. Boxes 77-82
      • 1992-1993. Boxes 82-87

    Indexing Terms


    Affirmative action programs
    Sexual harassment

    Corporate Names

    California State University
    California State University and Colleges. Academic Senate

    Related Material

    CSU Oral History Collection, CSU Reports Collection, CSU Chancellor’s Office Collection, California State Student Association Collection