The Cal State Fullerton Academic Senate on Tuesday dropped its resolution to pull members from a committee searching for a successor to retiring President Jewel Plummer Cobb, but it vowed to continue pressing for a greater role in the screening of candidates.
The Academic Senate's unanimous vote means Carol Barnes, Harris Shultz and Academic Senate President Jack Bedell will be present when the search committee meets Thursday to start sifting through about 80 applications for the job.
Earlier this month, the Academic Senate passed a resolution to recall its three committee members if Cal State University Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds failed to give a "positive response" to its demands, which included faculty participation in candidate background checks.
On Thursday, Reynolds and Cal State University Trustee William D. Campbell offered a compromise that will give faculty members complete access to information gathered in background checks. The offer satisfied the Academic Senate.