Alert: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CSUB Academic Senate

The CSUB Academic Senate is a body through which the faculty exercises its members’ collective knowledge, experience, and judgment to develop and recommend to the President policies and procedures that ensure the realization of the University’s mission. The Academic Senate plays a central role in the development of definitions, policies, and procedures for campus educational and professional matters not subject to collective bargaining.


Update from the Summer Senate  May 27, 2020

At the request of Academic Programs, the Summer Senate agreed to recommend a temporary policy for the Spring 2020 semester concerning changes to grading basis.
Changes to grading basis – At its regular meeting on Apr 2, the Academic Senate passed a resolution (192018) extending the date for withdrawal from a course, and to change the grading basis to CR/NC, to May 1. Some students took advantage of this and subsequently changed their grading basis to CR/NC. They were informed of possible negative consequences of this action. There may be some students, such as those with plans for graduate school, who may not have fully understood the implications of opting for Credit/No Credit. The Summer Senate voted to provide students with the option to revert back to a letter-graded basis (only for Spring 2020), provided they have a compelling reason for making such a request. We thought this may help such students who made decisions based upon incomplete information mid-semester during the pandemic. As part of our recommendation, instructors will need to approve of any such changes, hence this notification.  
Thanks for your continued hard work.
Dr. S. Aaron Hegde
Academic Senate Chair
Economics Chair

Academic Senate Chair

Aaron Hegde

(661) 654-2495

Academic Senate Office

CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311

Phone: (661) 654-3128
Fax: (661) 654-6980
Beth Bywaters, ASC 
Office: Education Building, Room 251