CSU Lottery Budget

AS-2469-99/FGA - September 9-10, 1999

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University support the distribution of 2000/2001 lottery funds as detailed in option A presented to the System Budget Advisory Committee provided that the contingency fund of $1,046,500 is added to the campus-based programs distribution; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to include funding for CSU Summer Arts Program within the regular state support budget for 2001/2002, thus freeing additional lottery funds for distribution to the campuses, recognizing the ongoing commitment of the CSU to that program; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to limit the use of funds distributed for campus-based programs to uses that directly supplement support for academic programs consistent with the basis upon which the lottery was approved by the electorate––to improve the quality of education in California, and to prohibit uses of such funds for reserves or non-academic administrative support except for the financial management of lottery funds––effective immediately; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to assure that the campuses include faculty representatives on all committees dealing with the distribution of lottery funds.

RATIONALE: A subcommittee of the System Budget Advisory Committee has examined issues surrounding the lottery fund budgets. The Academic Senate CSU has long supported maximizing the discretionary lottery funds going to campuses and minimizing the administrative costs and systemwide reserve. Campuses have used lottery funds in ways that do not directly enhance resources for improving educational quality. Campuses should be required to use lottery revenue to supplement support for academic programs. Faculty representatives appointed by the campus senates should serve on all committees dealing with distribution of lottery funds.

APPROVED – September 9-10, 1999



 
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