P. West, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial
from the Departments
West , Executive Vice Chancellor
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Planning and Information Management
Rozner, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Planning, Design and Construction
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Hordyk, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Ernst , Assistant Vice Chancellor
and Institutional Relations
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Richard West, Executive Vice Chancellor
Certain systemwide functions
within the Business and Finance Division will be realigned as
of June 1 as a result of AVC Lenore Rozner’s retirement
from the CSU. The Quality Improvement Programs, under the continued
leadership of Matthew Ceppi, will report to David Ernst, AVC
ITS. Information on those activities will be found under the
ITS heading in future editions of this bimonthly newsletter.
Other special project and coordination functions previously
within Lenore’s organization have also been reassigned
to other managers.
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
2005-06 CSU BUDGET - GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE
Schwarzenegger released his May revision to the 2005-06 state
budget, fully funding the Compact for Higher Education and enhancing
student access to the California State University (CSU). The
also augmented the CSU budget by $250,000 to increase the number
of students seeking a math or science teaching credential. In
addition, the Governor approved a CSU request to utilize $26
million of General Obligation Bond funds to extend the useful
life of many CSU facilities.
2005-06 CSU budget will include an additional $212 million for
the coming year, which will be the first increase after three
years of budget reductions. With this funding the CSU will be
able to enroll 10,000 new students beginning in fall 2005, increase
by 2,700 the number of State University Grants and for the first
time in three years, give employees a pay increase.
(8,103 FTES Growth) $63.7 million
Compensation (3.5% Increase) $88.1 million
Costs – Health, Space, Insurance $40.8 million
Financial Aid (2,700 New Awards) $23.3 million
Long-Term Need – Libraries, Maintenance, Technology
Math and Science, Teacher Preparation Initiative
PLANNING & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Lenore Rozner, Assistant Vice Chancellor
SAVE THE DATE:
Quality Improvement Symposium - February 23, 2006 at the LAX
Issues Initiative: A summary of Extended Education
audit findings for campuses audited during 1998 and 1999 has
been prepared by CSU Northridge and is available on the QI
under “Tools and Initiatives”. Click on “Audit
Showcase: The QI Showcase, launched in June 2004,
is intended to foster the collaboration and transfer of information
and case studies on quality initiatives occurring on CSU campuses.
These could be a Balanced Scorecard effort, an employee suggestion
initiative, focus groups feedback or a process mapping or
process improvement activity. Campuses are encouraged to submit
the results of their efforts so that colleagues from other
campuses may benefit from their experiences. Available on
the CSU QI website, users have the ability to select by "Campus"
or by "Title". To view the QI Showcase, or find
out how to make a submission, go to www.calstate.edu/qi
and click on "QI Showcase" in the left-hand navigation
Participation: In June, campuses will be asked for
confirmation of planned participation in the Quality Improvement
programs for 2005/06. As a reminder, campuses that commit
to the "Full Participation Plan" receive the following
at no additional charge:
Access to the pbviews performance management software,as
implementation and training support;
- Participation in any systemwide activities (Performance
Measurement, Customer Satisfaction Surveys,
Training and assistance with Process Improvement,
Balanced Scorecard, etc.;
- Access to web seminars offered throughout the year
topics in quality improvement;
- Reduced registration rate for the Quality Improvement
Symposium (February 23, 2006)
- Consulting services (measure development, data portfolio
strategic planning facilitation, etc.).
annual fees are: $3,000 for small campuses (under 10,000 FTES),
$5,000 for mid-size campuses, and $7,000 for large campuses
(over 20,000 FTES). Access to the pbviews software tool alone
is $5,000 for the medium and large sized campuses.
these campus contributions, the QI department can sustain
efforts to assist you. For more information, contact Matthew
Ceppi at email@example.com
Director, Quality Improvement Programs
PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Proposed Legislation: AB 961, the Higher Education
Omnibus Bill, has three provisions affecting CPDC: 1) when
the “design-build” delivery system is utilized
(in specified construction projects) it requires contractors
to competitively bid subcontractor work and list the subcontractors;
2) allows CSU Channel Islands to sell a parcel of land, known
as the Lemon Orchard, without being impacted by Proposition
60A; and 3) allows the CSU to certify its own projects for
access compliance rather than the Department of General Services,
Division of the State Architect (currently required). The
CSU is considering adding its name to AB 462 (Tran), a similar
bill written to grant the Department of Transportation the
ability to certify its own projects for access compliance
which, if approved with proposed amendments, would extend
authorization to the CSU as well.
Legislation: Assembly Concurrent Resolution 34 (Liu)
was amended in the Assembly on April 28, 2005 to incorporate
edits developed by CSU, UC, and CCC. ACR 34 now recommends that
the space planning and use standards proposed in a 1990 report
to the legislature by the California Postsecondary Education
Commission (CPEC) be recognized as “guidelines”
for facilities development for the CSU, community colleges and
UC. The CPEC report recommends that space-planning guidelines
be governed by the principles of simplicity and flexibility,
and that they be applied on a campus wide basis, with space
guidelines considered to be campus wide averages and not design
criteria for specific projects. If adopted, the CPEC guidelines
will promote flexibility for institutions to plan and operate
facilities in ways that are both cost effective and student
Freelander-Paice, Executive Program and Fiscal Manager
USE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (LUPER)
Rosso and Chuck Happe helped host the CSU Capital Training Program
2005, "Finances of Nonstate Projects", on May 12,
2005, and presented information on the requirements for CEQA
and Due Diligence for property acquisition or development using
nonstate funds. The use of non-state financing gives CSU key
flexibility on projects such as much-needed affordable faculty
and staff housing, while thorough and appropriate due diligence
and attention to CSU's CEQA obligations helps to ensure that
CSU's borrowing costs will remain as low as possible. Campus
attendees gained a better understanding of the importance of
proper site analysis and due diligence from the "lender's
point of view".
Rosso, Chief of Land Use Planning & Environmental Review
the 2005/06 capital program, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee
No. 2 on Education Finance approved all CSU projects requested
in the 2005/06 governor’s budget ($261.5 million). The
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 approved
all CSU projects requested in the 2005/06 governor’s budget
as updated and reflected in the May 1st technical letter (including
re-appropriations and two projects at East Bay and Pomona for
$317.4 million). The $26 million Capital Renewal program has
been included in the governor’s May revision of the budget.
The purpose of the Capital Renewal program is to fund the replacement
of building components and/or systems that have exceeded their
useful life. Should both houses approve the few remaining items,
the capital program will equal $343.4 million.
CSU 2006/07 through 2010/11 Draft Five-Year Capital Improvement
program was approved at the May 2005 Board of Trustees’
meeting. State funded projects for the five-year program total
$5.4 billion, while non-state funded projects for this budget
period total $2.8 billion. The draft 2006/07 CSU capital budget
request of $416 million for state funded projects prioritizes
completion and equipment for ongoing projects; new projects
addressing life safety problems and promoting code compliance
in existing facilities; and renovation projects that increase
capacity and modernize existing facilities or projects that
construct new replacement buildings in response to academic,
support program needs and enrollment demand, as appropriate.
The 2006/07 through 2010/11 Final Five-Year Capital Improvement
Program will be presented for approval by the Board of Trustees
at the September 2005 meeting.
Piper, Chief of Facilities Planning
CSU is participating in the 2005 FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation
(PDM) Grant Program. Six project applications regarding seismic
were filed through the e-grant program with the Governor’s
Office of Emergency Services (OES) by CPDC representing four
CSU campuses. All of these projects met the eligibility requirements
for submission and were accepted by OES and forwarded to FEMA
for processing and review.
2005 FEMA PDM Grant program will provide FEMA Funds Share of
75% of the total seismic retrofit costs for those projects that
succeed in this competitively reviewed process with the maximum
FEMA funds per project established at $3,000,000. The CSU is
seeking close to $10 million total for the six projects submitted.
The projects are in the review phase by FEMA and awards will
be distributed before October 2005.
Kennedy, Chief of Architecture & Engineering
ENERGY AND UTILITIES
The Sustainability Advisory Committee met May 6 at San Luis
Obispo to review the first draft of the report on energy efficiency
and renewable energy. The energy efficiency report highlights
the results of the campus surveys on renewable energy generation
applications and energy efficiency opportunities. The report’s
preliminary findings indicate that the most cost effective means
to reduce energy use and dependence on fossil fuels are continued
investments in energy efficiency projects on our campuses.
Purchase: The Electricity Contract Oversight Board
(ECOB), a joint UC/CSU committee, agreed to a new 6-month contract
for direct access (D/A) electric service beginning July 1, 2005
through December 31, 2005 for $72 per megawatt hour. The new
contract is an increase of approximately 14 percent for energy
and reflects the dramatic increases in the cost of energy worldwide.
CPDC is conducting a cost benefit analysis to assess whether
the campuses would benefit by returning to bundled service from
the utilities. Meanwhile the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs)
have filed for tariff changes that will allow them to pass through
the increased energy costs to their bundled customers. The preliminary
findings indicate that the larger campuses may benefit by returning
to the IOUs, while other campuses would benefit by remaining
on direct access. The D/A contracts, which began in 1997, have
helped the CSU avoid over $160 million in energy expenses and
are anticipated to continue to provide long-term savings and
control well into the future.
Efforts: The UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership
is forecasted to meet the completion schedule of December 31,
2005 and exceed the energy reduction goals by more than 50 percent
of targeted 18 million kilowatt hours of avoided energy use,
which is setting the stage for success for the new 2006/08 program.
The new program application currently being drafted seeks a
3-year $45 million funding request for Monitoring Based Commissioning
(MBCx) and energy retrofits for CSU/UC.
Plant Operations: In May, CPDC launched the first in
a series of training sessions for central plant design and operations.
The first session, ‘Central Plant Optimization and Demand
Side Management Strategies, was presented by four members of
the CSU Mechanical Review Board (MRB). The programs are targeted
to campus staff in both Design/Construction and Plant Operations
to promote facility designs that are cost effective to operate
and maintain. Attendees included Executive Deans, Plant Directors,
Energy Managers and Plant Operators, who rated the first session
overall as excellent for content and presentation material.
This diverse group provided valuable feedback to the MRB members,
which will be used to guide future policies and provide operational
strategies to improve plant operations and building performance.
Pettis, Chief of Plant, Energy & Utilities
Manager at Risk: The CM at Risk Model & Guidelines
manual has been updated and is on the CPDC web site. Campus
project administrators are encouraged to download the manual
for review. During April, CPDC held two successful CM at Risk
roundtable workshops, one at CSU Sacramento and the other at
the Chancellor’s Office. Bruce Walker from Sonoma and
Johan Uyttewaal from San Luis Obispo participated on a panel
discussing lessons learned.
In March, the CSU Pre-qualification Committee convened its annual
meeting to discuss the pre-qualification process. The International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had requested that the CSU
implement a pre-qualification requirement that all electrical
workers be certified, and that apprentices have specific training,
in accordance with the requirements implemented by the Department
of Industrial Relations. The committee discussed the possibility
of implementing this request, and agreed that it was not appropriate
to include the worker certification requirements in CSU contract
language or in the pre-qualification process. However, subcontractor
pre-qualification was discussed, and the following was agreed
upon in a subsequent meeting of executive deans:
CSU can pre-qualify subcontractors for large ($20Million+)
design-bid-build projects, or for smaller projects that
are highly technical, i.e. swimming pools, food services,
pre-qualification must be a technical pre-qualification
and must be specific to a project. The committee agreed
that highly technical, complex projects such as science
buildings, performing arts centers, and food service
facilities would be appropriate for this extra effort.
trustees’ standard pre-qualification, which includes
financial requirements, was determined to be inappropriate
for a subcontractor, as the general contractor is responsible
to the CSU for performance.
Only the MEP subcontractors would be technically pre-qualified
for a project. Other trades could be pre-qualified,
but would require the campus to justify.
Office would set up a standard format for campuses to
download and use. The format would include a menu of
technical requirements for pre-qualification that campuses
would select for their project. Standard scoring criteria
would be provided with the standard forms.
would submit draft technical pre-qualification questionnaires
to CPDC’s Chief of Construction Management when
they submit 95% bid documents submittals for review.
standard format draft will be presented to a sub- committee
of the Executive Deans at their June 10 meeting. Once this format
is approved, it will be presented at the July Construction Management
Procedures training and placed on the CPDC web site.
Corsar, Chief of Construction Management
SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT
Services and Procurement (CS&P)
CS&P has posted two new contracts or pricing related notices
on the CSU Systemwide Contract Store.
Remanufactured Toner & Ink Cartridges; Vendor –
Products Discount Pricing Agreement
and other systemwide contracts for goods and services can be
found on the Systemwide Contract Store at www.calstate.edu/csp.
Eddie Choy has been promoted to Assistant Director, for System
Contracts. In addition to participating in and directing systemwide
contracting activities, Eddie will continue as the policy and
legislative analyst. Recruitment for a Contract Specialist for
Systemwide Contracts, a newly created position, is underway.
Bids Now Underway
Center Services 40550 – anticipated start date July
E Advocacy System 40838 – anticipated start date June
Direct Access Electricity Services 40025 – awarded
to Sempra Energy six months contract
Supervisory Sexual Harassment Training – anticipated
start date June 1, 2005
Financial Audit Services 40790 – anticipated start
date June 9, 2005
Consultant for LMS Strategic Planning Process – anticipated
start date August 1, 2005
information can be obtained at: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/
or by contacting Tom Roberts, Director, CS&P (562) 951-4583.
Sell $802 million in Systemwide Revenue Bonds: On
March 23, 2005, the Trustees of the CSU sold $801,910,000
of Systemwide Revenue Bonds, for an all-in, true interest
cost of 4.637%. These long-term bonds were used to finance
17 new campus projects or acquisitions for $463 million, to
refinance 7 existing CSU debt issuances under the Dormitory
Revenue Fund bonds for $209 million, and to refinance 3 projects
originally financed through CSU auxiliaries’ bonds for
$130 million. This SRB issuance was more than twice the size
of any previous SRB issuance, and brings the total debt outstanding
under the SRB program to over $1.5 billion. The Trustees have
a rating of “A” on its SRB debt from Standard
& Poors and a rating of “A1” from Moody’s
Investors Service. The Series 2005A&B bonds were insured
with Ambac Assurance and carry an “AAA” rating.
Nickles, Senior Director
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
David Ernst, Assistant Vice Chancellor
the Planning: The Academic Technology Advisory Committee
(ATAC) had its fourth meeting for the 2004-2005 academic year
on April 5, 2005 and its next meeting will be June 3, 2005.
The Provosts’ Technology Steering Committee (PTSC) met
April 12, 2005 and focused on: 1) campus consultation strategies
for the systemwide Learning Management Systems strategic planning,
2) strategies for discipline-specific teaching-learning communities
that will implement systemwide professional development projects,
and 3) planning an academic technology session for the Academic
Technology Initiatives: The CSU Executive Council
formally approved 8 academic technology initiatives recommended
by the Academic Technology Planning Committee in and gave priority
to four of these. See the report at http://its.calstate.edu/academic_technology/ATPC_Report_FINAL_07162003.doc.
Work has progressed on three initiatives.
Foundational Skills: 1. Foundational Skills –
Enabling students to be ready for a successful CSU education
with foundational academic skills.
The CSU Math Success Website (version 2.0) is available at
www.csumathsuccess.org and has experienced over 1,700 unique
visitors per month. Test preparation tools and student videos
are most popular features for users.
CSU Systemwide contract for ALEKS: $35 for 18-week access
(student paid) and investigation of online live tutor (NetTutor).
ELM tutorial and many areas of Math and Statistics are available
for students in any CSU course.
CSU-ALEKS User Summit was conducted at CSU Sacramento.
CSU English Success Website (version 1.0) is available at
its first month, the English Success Website received about
600 unique visitors per month.
EAP Coordinators Website is available at http://www.calstate.edu/eap/
Marketing materials for the Math and English Success Websites
have been developed and distributed to EAP Coordinators.
E-Learning Framework Initiative – Making usable
and effective teaching and learning environments with technology
MERLOT and Blackboard announced the first open source Bb Building
Block that enables faculty and students to search MERLOT from
within Blackboard, easily and efficiently.
RFP “Integrating eLearning Services and Resources”
has been awarded. Lead campuses have been designated for implementation
and training. Faculty and students will be able to search,
find, and organize easily online and physical CSU library
resources and other digital library resources within the context
of their WebCT or Blackboard technology environment.
Systemwide strategic planning for the CSU’s learning
management systems is underway. Through extensive campus consultation,
the process will include: 1) Environment scan, 2) User needs
assessment, 3) Open Source Options, 4) Development of evaluation
framework, 5) Analysis of options, 6) Recommendations and
decisions. The plan is to have the decisions and recommendations
completed by February 2006.
Release of Global Warming simulation activity suite –
The Global Warming interactive web-based simulation activity
illustrates principles of global warming and climate change
due to natural and human caused factors. This work was supported
by the CDL and the NSF and can be found at: http://ScienceCourseware.com/eec/GlobalWarming/
– The CSU IMAGE project, which provides access to
copyright cleared images for teaching, learning, and research,
now has over 40,000 images and more then 300 portfolios
defined to support various courses. Usage is averaging over
35,000 hits per day. http://image.calstate.edu
2.0, a web-based authoring tool for non-technical faculty
and students has entered early beta testing. Release is
expected for Fall 2005. CDL is collaborating with the New
Media Consortium and 10 other institutions in an IMLS grant
to create this free open-source tool. http://www.nmc.org/pachyderm.
Digital Marketplace Initiative: - Reduces cost and
increases convenience/usability of academic technology content
SWAT – Systemwide Acquisition of Technology –
Top priorities for systemwide procurement are being identified.
Digital Marketplace Service: Phase II of the RFP process
is underway. The four (4) vendors down-selected to Phase
II are preparing proposals to develop and deploy a working
prototype of the digital marketplace on CSU campuses. The
Phase II vendor award will be made before the end of the
Spring 2005 semester (mid May).
will be extensive consultation with CSU campuses, as well
as with publishers and other institutions of higher education
in the MERLOT consortium.
Strategic Plan: The review and comment period for the
systemwide library strategic plan has closed. Overall, comments
on the draft have been positive, and the Council of Library
Directors is preparing the final draft for publication in June.
The plan will guide collaborative library projects for the next
three years and will be updated annually to reflect changes
in technology and the information environment.
Literacy and Technology Skills Assessment: CSU campuses
have completed the first large-scale administration of the newly
developed ICT Literacy Assessment. The target of 3,000 participants
was exceeded thanks to the outstanding efforts of the campus
teams charged with organizing and administering the two-hour
assessment. Campuses will receive scoring results from ETS in
July, but initial feedback from student exit surveys indicates
that most found the test appropriately challenging and engaging.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Assessment, developed
by ETS in partnership with the CSU and other universities, contains
interactive and realistic simulations of information resources
and applications such as the Web, article databases, and spreadsheet
and word processing to track and evaluate how students actually
go about solving problems with information technology. More
information about the assessment is at http://www.calstate.edu/ls/infocomm.shtml.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
Update: Twenty campuses and the Chancellor’s
Office are now live on Finance 8.4. Eighteen of the twenty-one
sites live on Finance 8.4 will, for the first time, close this
fiscal year using the Corporate Data Integrity Package (CDIP).
In preparation for the year-end close, the FUG (Finance Users
Group) along with CMS staff hosted a Year-End training workshop
on May 11 with an attendance of over 130 campus representatives.
Staff from five campuses (including representation from the
three campuses that closed using CDIP last year), in addition
to central CMS staff, participated in presenting the workshop.
CMS and a few campuses will be participating in an early pre-release
test at the vendor site for the Finance 8.9 version (Financials,
Supply Chain Management and the new Asset Lifecycle Management
modules) during the month of June. CMS has also expressed an
interest to Oracle in participating in the Finance 8.9 Hosted
Beta program, which will begin the latter part of June. In addition,
planning activities in relation to the next Finance upgrade
are in progress.
Administration Update: The SA (Student Administration)
go-live activity remains on schedule. Chico has completed their
first registration by appointment (Fall 2005) that included
participation of over 11,000 students. Chico is currently conducting
Fall 2005 open registration and successfully ran tuition calculation.
Channel Islands is live with the Student Financials and Financial
Aid modules. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo continues to prepare for
their SA implementation testing, building and training. Sonoma
is evaluating implementing Admissions self-service. Sonoma was
successful in deploying the mass email functionality in one
department and will now expand that new functionality across
additional campus departments.
Update: Many of the campuses that are live on HRSA 8.0 are currently
conducting evaluations of HR self-service for either an initial
implementation of HR self-service or expanding the existing
functionality available through CMS baseline.
(Human Capital Management) 8.9 Upgrade:
The majority of the Human Resources & Student Administration
fit gap sessions were concluded. Current activities are focused
on developing the functional design and determining the scope
of the modifications for review and approval from the user groups.
The CMS upgrade team will be working with the HCM 8.9 upgrade
pilot campuses (San Jose and San Bernardino) to finalize the
testing and the campus upgrade details. Campuses have identified
their anticipated completion date for the HCM 8.9 upgrade.
Data Warehouse Update: The delivery of the initial
phase of this project will facilitate operational reporting
from PeopleSoft applications and provide a mechanism for campuses
to integrate other information with PeopleSoft information to
meet a variety of campus reporting needs. "CMS Data Warehousing,"
a new Web page, provides current data warehouse project information.
This link can be found on the CMS Web site, http://cms.calstate.edu,
under the "Applications" menu.
The project will be implemented using PeopleSoft's EPM Warehouse
product with the JumpStart service for PeopleSoft applications
(SA, HR and Finance). Contracts for the project were executed
in the month of May and project planning activities are underway.
Pilot campuses were identified and hardware resources are being
installed for development activities. Pilot campuses and the
Data Warehouse team will be participating in a planning workshop
with updates to the web site, communication with CMS system-wide
teams (Project Directors and User Groups) and IR Directors will
be ongoing. Recent presentations across the CSU have included
basic information about data warehousing, pilot campus considerations
and the content of the awarded contracts.
Data Center Services: Three vendor responses to the
RFP for CMS Data Center Services were received on April 7, 2005
and are currently under evaluation by the committee appointed
by the CMS Executive Committee. Completion of the evaluation
is on schedule and selection of the vendor is targeted for early
Build-Out Projects - Stage 1 and Stage 2: Infrastructure
Build-Out Project - Stage 1 and Stage 2: Construction for the
Phase 1 and Phase 2 campuses continues, with almost 90 percent
of the projects now fully complete, and all but one still expected
to be finished by mid-summer 2005.
of the eight Phase 3 sites, San Marcos, Bakersfield, San Jose,
Fresno, Fullerton and San Francisco and San Diego, have started
Stage 1 construction. Monterey Bay is working to complete its
Stage 1 bidding process.
campuses have now either completed or are actively engaged in
Stage 2 activities. Within the previous three months, Los Angeles,
Long Beach and San Luis Obispo have held their final close-out
meetings to mark completion of their projects. East Bay is in
the closeout process and is expected to complete their project
and campus representatives are in the initial stages of designing
a methodology to refresh network equipment. Work on refresh
criteria will continue throughout 2005.
a reminder, the phases group campuses in the order that they
undertake the TII project. Stage 1 refers to the physical construction
of pathways, spaces and media on campuses; Stage 2 represents
the installation of the necessary electronic components.)
Management System (NMS): NMS, a set of software tools
that allows campuses to monitor and measure their network performance
and quickly identify points of failure when problems arise,
has been installed on all 23 campuses. Implementation of the
latest NMS version is now complete. This new version updated
the network management tools to coincide with current vendor
Infrastructure Asset Management System: The Asset Management
tool is a software application that allows campuses to maintain
records of their network infrastructure by tracking cables and
equipment locations on campus. The Network Technology Alliance
(NTA) Committee’s Asset Management Working Group has proposed
a model that calls for a centralized datacenter facility capable
of supporting all CSU campuses. TIS is investigating the possibility
of accomplishing this at the Chancellor’s Office WestEd
recent study of NIAMS options has provided insight into the
relative readiness of CSU campuses to employ such tools. Those
campuses that are ready to use the tool will move forward with
implementations in the near term while those not ready will
take steps to prepare for an eventual implementation of the
software. TIS staff and NTA’s NIAMS working group are
developing recommendations for a set of baseline record-keeping
to be maintained by all CSU campuses, regardless of implementation
Access Infrastructure Initiative (CAI): is a system-wide
program that will install and thereafter maintain the infrastructure
required to connect each campus local area network (LAN) to
the new CENIC wide-area network backbone (WAN). CAI will address
the CSU's growing requirement for improved network reliability
by providing services that will enhance network capacity and
Technology Steering Committee (TSC) has approved the project
and the contract with CENIC for managed services and installation
has been finalized. Orders for the first phase of campuses have
been submitted and implementation is targeted to begin in Summer
Computer Security Incident Response
Team (CSIRT): CSU has entered into an agreement with
Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute
to develop a framework for campus computer security incident
handling customized for the university environment.
As a follow up to the planning and training meeting held last
December, a CSIRT Framework Development Workshop was held on
April 11 -13 in Los Angeles. The purpose of the workshop was
to develop a minimum baseline CSIRT framework specific to the
mission, vision and goals of the CSU campuses as it relates
to computer related security.
The Annual Campus Technology Survey was released to the campuses
on March 28. The completed survey is due on August 1st. The
survey is sent directly to the ITAC designees who are responsible
for oversight of all MOS data collection. It can be viewed at:
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