The role of the faculty in the growth and development of a university is predicated on history and tradition long established in the academy. Because the role of the faculty is so vital, the significance of this Faculty Handbook cannot be overstated. It is an essential document, reflecting those policies which assure meaningful faculty participation in the governance of California State University, Los Angeles.
A careful scrutiny of this handbook, questioning where appropriate, and adhering to the principles herein stated, enhances the type of collegiality which promotes a healthy and thriving institution of higher learning. With a clear understanding of its role in governance, the faculty's independent voice is essential in guaranteeing the achievement and maintenance of institutional excellence.
James M. Rosser