Support for the Report of the Committee on Student-Friendly Services Through Technology, Proposed Electronic Outreach, Admission Application, and Financial Aid Services

AS-2333-96/AA - May 9-10, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the report of the Committee on Student-Friendly Services Through Technology, Proposed Electronic Outreach, Admission Application, and Financial Aid Services.

RATIONALE: The rapid growth of electronic computer-communication networks such as the Internet and the World Wide Web has created new ways in which postsecondary higher education can provide information to students and prospective students, and ways in which students and prospective students can complete routine transactions with their university.

Under the overall direction of the Commission on Institutional Management and Information Technology (CIMIT) and the Admissions Advisory Council, the Committee on Student-Friendly Services Through Technology (CSSTT) is working to develop a computer-supported outreach, admissions application, and financial aid system that would have the following characteristics designed to focus on the prospective student as a client and to continue a strong campus-based emphasis. It would be composed of two major characteristics:

1. development of a statewide system encompassing information dissemination and marketing which would include (a) initial exploration/information collection, (b) preadmission information, and (c) admission application; and

2. development of a standard to be met by CSU campus-specific processes for performing the admission decision/notification and registration/enrollment functions.

The proposed electronic outreach, admission application, and financial aid services system will provide an alternative means of access to postsecondary education. The proposal is an option to balance high tech and high touch. It will not, for example, replace face-to-face, on-site admission workshops. CSU’s goal is to provide as many points of entry into the process as possible, from paper options to electronic and high touch approaches.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY -- May 9-10, 1996



 
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