(Latest Revision -- 09/24/2002)
Report on the Meetings of the Academic Senate
Report submitted by John Sarraille, Academic Senator
of the California State University
September 12-13, 2002
- There is some possibility of a "devastating" 10% cut to the spring
budget, but there are signs of hope.
- The Chancellor's budget request for faculty salaries is seriously
- CPEC was cut by more than 40%. According to a story in the Chronicle
of Higher Education:
"Just last week, California lawmakers adopted a budget for the current
fiscal year that slashes spending on the state's Postsecondary
Education Commission by more than 40 percent, or $1.4-million. The cut
leaves the agency, which collects data on colleges and advises the
governor and lawmakers on higher-education policy, in the position of
having to reduce its staff and substantially narrow the scope of its
- The CSU plans to sharply curtail future enrollment growth.
- There is a plan to restore the tenure-track to temporary faculty ratio
over a period of eight years but the chances of funding it are not
- The CSU wants our help passing the school bond.
- The CSU admininstration is
- working on reforming student aid procedures so more qualified
students actually receive aid
- pushing enhancement in academic technology -- infrastructure
whether you want it or not -- some technology for instruction if
you can demonstrate it will improve learning.
- touting the Chancellor's new "Workforce Plan"
- dealing with rapidly rising health care costs.
- The statewide academic senate is helping local senates deal with their
campus budget processes, helping them determine cost-effectiveness of
local university advancement offices, running the selection process
for the new faculty trustee, and encouraging faculty to review the new
academic standards for K-12 teacher education.
Current resolutions in the statewide senate deal with
- upper division admission requirements
- term limits for statewide academic senate executive committee
- tax free parking fees
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