Call for Adequate and Sustainable Support for the
State University (CSU)
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) urge the Governor and Legislative Leadership to restore much needed funding to the CSU in the amount of $305 million from the State’s General fund in 2010-11 to backfill reductions made in 2009-10; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge the Governor and Legislative Leadership to consider the last distribution of one-time federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds to the CSU in the amount of $106 million as a much needed supplement to general fund appropriations to the CSU in 2010-11, rather than as a substitute for any portion of those appropriations; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU affirm strong support for the general thrust of the 2011-2012 CSU Support Budget – Preliminary Planning Approach (see attached), which is an essential minimum for the CSU to carry out its educational mission for students in California; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Governor, Legislative Leadership, Board of Trustees, Chancellor, Campus Presidents, and Campus Senate Executive Committees.
RATIONALE: To date, all indications are that a general fund appropriation of $305 million to the CSU is contained in major fiscal year 2010-11 budget proposals under consideration in the state legislature. This appropriation is a partial restoration of $625 million in cuts made to the CSU over the last several years. In addition, the last distribution of federal ARRA funds has been made to the CSU in the amount of $106 million. This resolution urges the state legislature to consider the $106 million in stimulus funds as a supplement to the proposed $305 million general fund appropriation to the CSU, rather than as a replacement for any portion of it. The resolution also supports the CSU Support Budget – Planning Approach (see attached) as the best approach to use to enable the CSU to carry out its mission.
Approved Unanimously - September 15-16, 2010