The new CFA-CSU agreement modifies the current contract language regarding the student evaluation of teaching. Currently, CSULB Academic Senate policy requires at least two classes per semester. In addition, the old collective bargaining agreement allowed for the possibility of the evaluation of all classes only after consultation resulted in an agreement by the Dean and faculty of a department.
The new agreement now requires the evaluation of all classes unless the President has approved a requirement to evaluate fewer classes after consideration of the recommendations of appropriate faculty committee(s).
After discussions with the CFA, and considering that the campus will be implementing the newly approved senate policy on student evaluations, the President has decided to maintain the current campus practice for the 2012/2013 academic year. This will allow the campus to consider fully the implications for faculty evaluations and to implement this new requirement in a thoughtful manner.