Funding for Technology
AS-2476-99/FGA - November 12, 1999
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University recognize that funding, from sources other than current academic program budgets, for technology projects such as the infrastructure build out and the Collaborative Management System, is necessary for the CSU system to maintain and enhance the quality of its educational programs; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor to secure adequate funding to support the CSUs technology needs without adversely affecting campuses ability to serve the CSUs annually increasing student enrollment; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU particularly urge the Chancellor to secure alternative funding sources for the Collaborative Management System and for the third year of infrastructure build out.
RATIONALE: Technology funding (most recently CMS) can negatively affect academic programs. Since academic affairs makes up the majority of every campuses budget, funding technology projects from existing budgets quite likely results in considerable constraints being placed on the much needed growth and development of academic programs.
In the case of CMS, while we generally see the potential benefits, much hinges on the completion of the infrastructure build out yet the source of funding for the third phase is unclear. If the source becomes an internal re-allocation of existing resources, academic programs would most likely suffer considerably under the combined pressure of both CMS and the infrastructure build out on their budgets.
APPROVED November 12, 1999