New committee created to review General Education and Graduation Requirements policy

Prospective Long Beach State students may face a new set of graduation requirements due to ongoing revisions of the current general education policy. Members of the Academic Senate voted to create a third committee Thursday to revise the General Education and Campus-Specific Graduation Requirements policy after some members voiced concerns of inequity in the initial committees. The Curriculum and Educational Policies Council and an ad hoc committee are currently revising the GEGR policy. The university has had 18 months to rewrite this policy, but because of some objections from the different colleges on campus, they’re now working on a time constraint. To help streamline this process, Brian Jersky, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, who is also a voting senator, proposed the creation of an additional ad hoc committee. The committee will be tasked with reading over and proposing revisions to the GEGR document created by the CEPC and initial ad hoc committee. “As we’ve talked about, time is really of the essence in this process,” Jersky said. “I certainly realize that this will require a quick and concentrated work, but I think it’s feasible in order to expedite the process.” The ad hoc committee was passed, without

CSULB ASI Senate tables agenda

The Associated Students Inc. is considering a resolution to ask California State University, Long Beach to end relationships with organizations that have been known to discriminate against the LGBT community. The idea behind the resolution arose when The Campus Pride, a national non-profit organization, informed Sen. Kelsey Reyes that CSULB’s current campus pride score would be decreasing. The current campus pride score for CSULB is 4 out of 5 stars. The score is based on LGBT-friendly policies, programs and practices, according to campusprideindex.org. “The score will be decreasing because the campus pride index is changing,” Reyes said. The Campus Pride aims to create a safer LGBT learning environment on colleges and universities campuses, according to the website. The senate members said they hoped to increase the score with the resolution that they discussed at their weekly meeting Wednesday. Within the resolution, ASI will ask to discontinue the sponsorship between CSULB and outside entities that do not follow this new policy. Chick-fil-A is advertised within the Walter Pyramid. Nearly three years ago, Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy made a homophobic remark that stirred up a controversy surrounding the company, according to the Huffington Post. “We, as ASI, support a non-discrimination

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