P. West, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial
from the Departments
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
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Board of Trustees has approved the 2005-06 CSU budget to be
submitted to the Department of Finance for consideration and
inclusion in the Governor’s 2005-06 budget. The Governor
is constitutionally required to submit a budget to the legislature
by January 10, 2005. The Board approved a $224.9 million increase
over the 2004-05 adjusted budget based on anticipated revenue
from the state General Fund and student fee revenue, and they
approved $224.9 million in expenditures to begin the recovery
from the negative fiscal impact of more than $522 million due
to budget reductions and unfunded mandatory costs over the past
Board approved budget is consistent with the Compact Agreement
for Higher Education that begins with the 2005-06 fiscal year
to start recovery efforts to reinvest in the California State
University. The 2005-06 CSU budget assumes a 3 percent base
state General Fund increase ($72.8 million), $50.8 million in
state General Fund appropriations for 2.5 percent enrollment
growth, and an 8 percent increase in undergraduate and 10 percent
increase in graduate student fee revenue ($101.3 million). The
Board approved funding of mandatory costs ($41.8 million), enrollment
growth of 8,103 FTES ($63.8 million), a set-aside of 25 percent
from increased student fee revenue for financial aid ($23.3
million), compensation ($88.1 million), and long-term needs
($7.9 million). The Board adopted the proposed budget revenue
and expenditure assumptions, including the student fee recommendation
and the proposed lottery budget ($41.5 million), on a 15 to
PLANNING & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Lenore Rozner, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Encouraged in Performance Management: The Quality Improvement
Program continues to offer and encourage participation in the
systemwide collection of data for the various functional performance
measures. The functional area performance measures, historically
developed by the functional areas, have been made available
in the pbviews tool for data collection. Data collection is
taking place on a systemwide effort throughout the month of
November. The data will be available real-time in pbviews and
results will be posted on the QI website in January.
has also been expressed in developing metrics for three new
areas - Academic Advising, Library, and Shipping and Receiving.
The QI program remains committed to assisting campuses with
integrating the systemwide initiatives with campus efforts such
as Balanced Scorecard or Assessment models; all with the goal
of aligning efforts and reducing duplicative measurement. The
performance measurement initiative can serve to provide the
measurement piece for campus frameworks as well as valuable
comparative analysis. Functional representatives have been encouraged
to measure only what is important to them in managing their
performance and supporting their campus framework.
are no additional fees for participation for the 14 campuses
that have already contributed “full participation”
fees in the Quality Improvement Programs. Other campuses may
participate in this effort for $500 per function.
results are available at www.calstate.edu/qi.
Click on “Results”.
needing assistance in developing a campus framework or scorecards
or in exploring alignment of the available tools with efforts
already in place should contact the Quality Improvement staff
so that we can develop a customized plan for your campus.
more information or to participate, please contact Briana Anderson
at (562) 951-4552 or email@example.com.
Improvement Program Launches New and Improved Website:
In October, the QI Program launched a new website. The site
is a streamlined, yet comprehensive clearing-house for tools
and resources to assist campuses in quality improvement efforts.
The website provides intuitive and easy-to-use tools and resources
such as a CSU Measure Library, online survey design, WASC and
support unit assessment resources, information for those getting
started on quality initiatives, and much more. The site is available
Report: The first QI Biennial Report is being released
in November 2004, celebrating the many accomplishments in operational
improvements at the 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office.
A presentation at the November Board of Trustees meeting recognizes
the progress of the QI Program and highlights this year’s
QI Award Winners. The report is posted on the new website (address
first systemwide CSU Impact Report to be completed within the
last decade is being published this month, with the highlights
shared with the Board of Trustees at their November meeting.
Under contract to the CSU, ICF Consulting conducted this study
of the economic and social impact that CSU has on the state
of California. The results will support advocacy efforts with
legislators, industry leaders and others. The full report will
be available on the CSU’s website as of November 16, 2004.
PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
dates for the CSU Facilities Management Conference have changed
to October 23 – 26, 2005, and will be held at the Paradise
Pier property at Disneyland. The educational tracks will be:
Planning; Design and Construction; Plant Management; Energy
Management; and Property Acquisition and Management. The latter
track, property acquisition and management, a first for this
conference, is a sign of new directions and challenges for the
CSU. Sustainability will be interwoven within all the tracks
to reflect its potential impact and importance throughout facilities
CSU Facilities Management Institute’s 2005 Capital Training
Program calendar is posted at: http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/Trg2005.shtml.
Registration for the Space and Facilities Database training
(scheduled for January 27, 2005) will open at the end of November.
The latest information for all training sessions is available
on the website.
Nancy Freelander-Paice, Executive Program & Fiscal
Facilities Planning staff recently assessed the core business
processes of their unit. Among the critical work areas, the
key foremost issues were the services involving direct, interactive
communication with the campuses. Following this assessment,
the planning staff crafted their mission, “Leading the
Leaders,” and established these strategic goals:
the delivery process that develops and validates new capital
Link COBCP spreadsheets and expand web-enabled database to
include auto data validation and new space analysis and reporting
Improve the connectivity and comparability of the facilities
and academic databases.
Adapt CPDC’s Capital Project Database to web-enabled
project-planning tools on project scheduling, cost estimating
and feasibility studies.
Improve the Post Performance Review process of completed capital
Planning will initiate strategic measures to guide campuses
in delivering successful innovative capital projects.
Piper, Chief of Facilities Planning
USE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (LUPER)
has recently updated its mapping software and staff has received
intensive technical training on the software to keep the campus
title encumbrance maps as current and accurate as possible.
You can find these maps on our LUPER website at http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/LUPER/maps.shtml
. Each campus map gives an at-a-glance picture of the campus'
title issues and encumbrances that can affect construction sites
and lease agreements within the campus boundary.
Rosso, Chief of Land Use Planning & Environmental Review
Architecture and Engineering unit will be conducting a one-day
Design Procedures and Building Official Training seminar in
September 2005. The morning session will explore the CSU design
process from pre-schematics to bid opening, discussing cost
control, project scheduling, and strategies to develop and maintain
project quality. An afternoon session will review the responsibilities
and duties of campus building officials and discuss public expectations
for all those responsible for the construction of capital projects.
program and registration information is available online at:
Kennedy, Chief of Architecture & Engineering
Manager (CM) at Risk: Thirteen projects are currently
utilizing the CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price model.
Lower fees proposed by the construction managers are making
these projects more affordable in this period of soaring bid
Manager at Risk (CM at Risk) projects are competitively bid.
The CM is issued a service agreement for preconstruction services
at the beginning of the project, and works with the architect
during the project design performing value engineering, constructability
reviews, cost estimating, etc. The desired end result is to
produce the optimum project value for the money available and
to produce complete and accurate construction documents that
the CM can then distribute to the trade contractors to bid in
order to secure a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMAX). Once the
CM obtains his/her GMAX bid, the trustees enter into a construction
agreement with the CM for the construction phase of the project.
of the thirteen projects have yet to reach a GMAX, though at
least two of them will be bidding in November. CPDC is working
very closely with these first campuses to ensure a smooth delivery
of their project and a better model (and guidelines) for other
campuses to use.
Compliance: CPDC Labor Compliance Managers have been
working for the past year on minor capital outlay projects funded
from Prop 47 (2002), and recently have begun work on major capital
outlay projects (Prop 47). In addition, the labor compliance
managers are now working on minor capital outlay projects funded
from Prop 55 (2004). After these projects are successfully bid,
the managers should be included in the preconstruction meetings.
Jim Corsar, Chief of Construction Management
ENERGY AND UTILITIES
CSU campuses consume 2,200 megawatts-hours (2,200,000 kilowatt
hours) every day that classes are in session - enough electricity
to power 20,000 homes. Although most of the electricity consumed
on CSU campuses originates from local utility companies, each
succeeding year the CSU generates more clean, ultra-clean, and
renewable energy. From San Diego to Humboldt, and many campuses
in between, the CSU is generating over 270 megawatt-hours per
day. Photovoltaic carport covers at Northridge, rooftop systems
at Hayward and Sonoma, and micro-turbine generators and various
sized combined heat and power systems at Humboldt, San Diego,
and San Jose are some examples of how CSU growing campuses are
meeting the ever-increasing demand for electricity
21st century student’s thirst for knowledge is fed by
electrons – electrical energy consumed by high tech equipment:
computers, videos, cell phones, PDA’s, and more. In a
recent study conducted by the University of Florida, freshman
students had on average 18 electrical and electronic devices
in their dorm room- nearly four times what it was less than
five years ago. At the same time classrooms, libraries, and
laboratories contain computers, video, telecommunication equipment,
and environmental control systems, are significantly increasing
the demand for energy. Although the CSU has reduced overall
energy consumption, these new challenges are placing extreme
demands on our aging infrastructure.
is CSU doing about it? As stated in past newsletters, partnerships
with the utility companies and the UC save over 22 million kilowatt-hours
per year. Many CSU students are participating in the Green Campus
Program, an outreach program designed to help educate the community
about ways to conserve and use energy wisely.
& Educations Programs Start: The Energy Efficiency
Partnership is pleased to announce the start of a 2004/05 training
program being offered in collaboration between the CSU, the
University of California, and California’s four investor-owned
utilities. This two-year training program is being provided
without charge to attendees, under a grant from the California
Public Utilities Commission.
Title 24 Standards” is the first course offering in a
series entitled, A Higher Standard. It is designed to assist
campus project managers’ implementation of UC/CSU sustainability
and energy efficiency goals in new construction projects. The
course will identify energy efficiency strategies that projects
can implement to exceed the upcoming 2005 standards.
Eley, the instructor and a major contributor to the ongoing
development of Title 24, will include a brief history of the
code and will examine how Title 24 relates to the statewide
new construction incentive programs: Savings by Design and the
U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. Code
compliance issues, including the mandatory measures that all
buildings must adhere to, will be presented as they relate to
lighting, mechanical, and envelope systems.
classes will run from 9 am until 4 pm (check-in begins at 8
am). The classes are free of charge to campus staff and a travel
stipend is available. The class will be offered in three locations:
November 5, 2004: Southern California Edison Customer Technology
Application Center (CTAC), Irwindale
Tuesday, November 16, 2004: UC Davis, Athletic and Recreation
Wednesday, November 17, 2004: UC Merced - Fresno Center
attend the Irwindale (CTAC) location, call (626) 812-7537 and
refer to course #12321. Alternatively, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The e-mail request must include: name (first and last), campus
name, campus address, phone number (include area code), fax
number, and course name and number.
UC Davis and UC Merced program registrations will be available
on-line. A follow-up announcement will be sent once the site
is uploaded. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Emily Nalvan (510) 987-9287 or e-mail Emily.email@example.com
UC PMI (Project Management Institute).
Annual Energy & Utility Managers Conference: The
3rd Annual Energy Managers Conference “Control your Destiny”
using renewable energy, demand response, and energy efficiency
initiatives is being hosted by San Diego State University and
APS Energy Services December 1-3, 2004. For information and
registration please visit: www.apses.com.
Pettis, Chief of Plant, Energy, & Utilities
Dennis Hordyk, Assistant Vice Chancellor
SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT
following CSP Bulletins have been released since the last newsletter.
Buy Recycled Report FY 03-04; CS&P Bulletin 04-11;
We did it again! Thanks to the hard work by campuses, our
Buy Recycled Product efforts have again met and exceeded the
legislative mandate of 50%.
Training Pricing Agreement; CS&P Bulletin 04-12;
this master pricing agreement for technical training is to
provide on-request training to the CSU.
Toner Cartridges; CS&P Bulletin 04-13; Vendor:
The Very Last Word; supplier for a large line of remanufactured
laser and inkjet toner cartridges. All cartridges qualify
for Buy Recycled content and Small Business credit and are
guaranteed to perform as good or better than OEM products.
Software; CS&P Bulletin 04-14; multi-campus academic
site license for Mathematica and webMathematica Amateur for
campus-wide use on CSU-owned computers.
Agreement 2004 Implementation; CS&P Bulletin 04-15;
provides for the licensing of certain Oracle software licenses
and access to consulting services.
Remanufactured Laser Printer
and Fax Supplies; CS&P Bulletin 04-16; Vendor:
Faro Communications, Inc., re-manufacturer of “Recycled
Content” toner cartridges for laser printers, fax machines
and copiers. All products are fully guaranteed to perform
and come with a 100% satisfaction policy.
Systems Review Services – Master Enabling Agreement;
CS&P Bulletin 04-18; seven firms are
authorized to perform mechanical systems review services for
public works projects submitted by the CSU.
Manual for Contracting & Procurement, Revision 10/20/04;
CS&P Bulletin 04-19; changes requirements
for contracting with Prison Industry Authority.
Procurement and Support Services Officers Association will be
holding its quarterly meeting December 15 and 16 at the Ayres
Suites at the Ontario Mills.
information can be obtained at: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/
or by contacting Tom Roberts at (562) 951-4583.
November 1, 2004, Cathryn 'Kit' Espinosa accepted a new job assignment
as Systemwide Emergency Management Coordinator, with an office
at CSU Northridge. Kit will serve as the systemwide liaison on
emergency preparedness issues, coordinate training programs and
emergency operations drills on a
systemwide basis and, when requested by a campus, assist with
emergency and mitigation plans and the submittal process for federal
and state reimbursement claims for costs incurred during emergency
operations. Kit's new telephone number is: (818) 677-5973; FAX:
the Office of Risk Management recruits for a new Associate Director,
please forward all risk management, insurance issues/questions
to Charlene Minnick at (562) 951-4580 or cell (562) 577-1630
or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audit: Campuses submitted their initial version of
the reporting package to the C.O. during the last week of October
and the KPMG systemwide review team finished reviewing campus
reporting packages the first week of November. Campuses may
be asked to resubmit their reporting package based on the review
comments. Consolidation for the systemwide financial statements
will begin at the end of November. The final systemwide financial
statements and the Single Audit reports (A-133) are scheduled
to be issued on January 11, 2005.
Two different workshops have been/will be conducted on tax issues
as they have received increasing attention from the IRS for
colleges and universities in recent years:
The Non Resident Alien (NRA) Tax Workshop was held at LAX
November 8-10 as part of on-going training on the subject.
Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) workshops are scheduled
for November 15 at the CSU Sacramento campus, and on November
16 at the CSU Chico campus. The workshops will address advanced
topics related to UBIT as a follow-up to a workshop provided
earlier this year.
Ashkar, Senior Director/Controller
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
David Ernst, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) had its first
meeting for the 2004-2005 academic year on September 30, 2004.
Its next meeting is being scheduled for November 8, 2004.
Provosts’ Technology Steering Committee (PTSC) had its
second meeting for the 2004-2005 academic year on October 4,
2004. Its next meeting is being scheduled for December 1, 2004
The Council of Library Directors (COLD) began its strategic
planning process for systemwide library services at its recent
Foundational Skills: Part 1 –The Math Success Website
The CSU Math Success Website is open at www.csumathsuccess.org.
The website provides advice and tools for students to plan
their successful completion of CSU Entry Level Math (ELM)
requirements. High school teachers, parents, CSU faculty and
staff, and CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) coordinators
can also use the website to become informed about the CSU
ELM requirements and preparations for success in the CSU.
E-Learning Framework Initiative– Making usable
and effective teaching and learning environments with technology
MERLOT has negotiated formal alliances with WebCT and Blackboard
for the integration of MERLOT services into the course management
systems used by CSU campuses. MERLOT, WebCT, and the Tennessee
Board of Regents will be showcasing an entry-level math
course build with MERLOT learning materials. Demonstrations
of these capabilities were available at EDUCAUSE 2004 in
number of campuses have expressed interest in Sentient Discover,
which integrates CSU electronic core collection and MERLOT
into WebCT and Blackboard. Discussions and evaluation of
Sentient are continuing.
Digital Marketplace Initiative
Reduces cost and increases convenience/usability of academic
technology content and tools
WebCT and Blackboard contracts are expiring 12/31/04. Glenda
Morgan (CSU Office of the Chancellor) is leading campus-based
committees in reviewing and revising proposed contracts.
Digital Marketplace Coordinating Committee has been established
and the review of Phase I proposals is underway
Build-Out Project - Stage 1 and Stage 2: Construction for the
Phase 1 and Phase 2 campuses continues, with several projects
now fully complete, and all but one still expected to be finished
by mid-summer 2005.
the Phase 3 sites, San Marcos, Bakersfield and San Jose have
fully launched into Stage 1 construction, while contractor personnel
have arrived at the Fresno and Fullerton campuses and are engaged
in their pre-construction preparations. The San Francisco campus
is completing its contract and initiating job start activities.
San Diego is in the bidding process, with Monterey Bay soon
campuses are now fully engaged in Stage 2 activities, including
all Phase Three campuses, and are beginning the design and deployment
process. CSU is also in the initial stages of designing a methodology
to refresh network equipment Work on refresh parameters will
continue throughout the fall.
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. The next NMS version
that will update the network management tools to coincide with
current vendor software releases is currently underway.
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. The proposal also provides an
option for larger campuses with more comprehensive requirements
and staffing to elect to run their software on a campus-based
server. The NTA Executive Committee has taken the proposal under
advisement and is collecting additional data to assist with
To coincide with the latest upgrades to the Network Management
System (NMS) software, TIS has scheduled training sessions during
the first two weeks of November 2004 at the San Jose campus.
The goal of the training is to inform campus network staff of
the upgrade changes, thereby better preparing them to use all
of the new features included in the current vendor software
Incident Response Team: CSU has entered into an agreement
with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering
Institute to develop a framework for campus security incident
handling. With this agreement in place, CSU has the opportunity
to become a national leader in the development of a security
incident response team model customized for the university environment,
as well as assist in setting a standard that will benefit other
institutions of higher education.
planning meeting and training workshop is being scheduled with
the campuses. Requests have recently been sent to campuses to
select a point of contact that will be the person(s) primarily
responsible for managing the campus response to breaches in
Access Infrastructure Initiative (CAI): The Campus
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).
will address the CSU's growing requirement for improved network
reliability by providing circuit redundancy and path diversity.
In addition, network capacity will be dramatically increased,
thereby yielding a significant benefit to the campuses. A project
plan is now in the review and approval stages. The CAI project
is targeted to begin in late 2004.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
8.4 Update: Three of the fifteen campuses using CMS
finance (SLO, Long Beach and San Jose) successfully completed
their year-end close process using the new CDIP (Corporate Data
Integrity Process) functionality. CDIP was developed as a result
of recommendations by the FIRMS Data Integrity Task Force to
improve the integrity of CSU’s system wide financial data.
These three campuses are now in the process of completing their
GAAP submittal through the newly delivered FIS 8.4 on-line reports.
In 2005, 21 campuses will be completing their FY 04/05 year-end
and GAAP submittals with the new CDIP functionality.
Administration Milestones Continue: The Chico campus
is the 9th campus to go live with CMS Student Administration.
They have successfully converted over 4.5 million Bio/Demographic
records. Chico’s Admissions “go-live” was
completed in early October. The Pomona campus rolled out student
self-service academic advising in October. In August, the six
remaining Banner/SCT campuses formed a Collaborative to jointly
implement Student Administration by 2008. The Banner Collaborative
held their first official meeting in September. The Collaborative
is forming teams to provide the governance structure for the
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
article highlights priority bills that were of greatest interest
to the California State University during the 2003-04 Legislative
Session, which adjourned in August. 2,621 bills were introduced
in the second year of the session, for a total of 5,036 bills
that the Legislature considered during the past two years in
both the Assembly and Senate. Governor Schwarzenegger, in his
first year, signed 954 bills, including the requirement that
the CSU purchase vehicles under the supervision of DGS. He vetoed
310 bills, including a mandatory systemwide student fee policy.
following provides a final outcome for CSU priority bills this
Signed by the Governor
Bill 1969 (Negrete McLeod and Nakano) Courses in Employee Ethics.
1969 essentially codifies existing CSU policy requiring specified
employees (required to file a “Statement of Economic Interests”)
to complete an orientation course on the relevant ethics statutes
and regulations that govern the official conduct of university
Bill 2469 (Assembly Higher Education Committee) Reports.
AB 2469 is an omnibus bill that delays and/or repeals the submission
of numerous statutory reports that are required of the CSU and
other public institutions of higher education.
Bill 2477 (Liu) Pricing of College Textbooks.
AB 2477 urges textbook publishers to take specified actions
aimed at reducing the amounts that students currently pay for
textbooks. It also requires the CSU and other public institutions
to encourage faculty members, when assigning textbooks, to give
preference to practices that are less costly to students.
Bill 2615 (Assembly Higher Education Committee) Cross-Enrollment
Reporting Requirement. AB 2615 repeals obsolete
reporting provisions associated with current law pertaining
to cross-enrollment at public postsecondary institutions in
Bill 1088 (Scott) Grants and Annuities Societies: Investments.
SB 1088 allows a charity to hold up to 50% of its investments
backing charitable gift annuities in common stocks, rather than
the current limit of 10%.
Bill 1262 (Sher) Charitable Organizations. SB
1262 (known as the Nonprofit Integrity Act of 2004) amends the
law regulating charitable organizations, commercial fundraisers
and fundraising counsel and requires these entities to file
reports of their activities with the California Attorney General.
Bill 1415 (Brulte) Common Course Numbering System.
SB 1415 requires community colleges and the CSU to adopt, and
requests the UC and private postsecondary institutions to adopt,
a common course numbering system for the 20 highest-demand majors
in the respective segments.
Bill 1757 (Denham) State Procurement: Vehicles.
SB 1757 requires that all contracts for acquisition of motor
vehicles or general use mobile equipment for an executive branch
officer or agency, including the CSU, to be made by or under
the supervision of the Department of General Services, and permits
the department to collect a fee to offset the cost of the services
Bill 1785 (Scott and Alpert) Transfer Requirements.
SB 1785 requires the CSU to establish admissions requirements
for community college transfer students in accordance with specified
criteria, and requires the CSU to specify (60 units) for each
high-demand baccalaureate program major a systemwide lower-division
Vetoed by the Governor
Bill 242 (Liu) Teacher Preparation and University Faculty.
Among other provisions dealing with K-12 emergency teacher permits,
this bill would have required CSU to: a) adopt a formal policy
on the balance of permanent and temporary faculty; b) require
CSU to pay pro rata compensation to temporary faculty; and c)
require CSU examine faculty promotion, tenure and review policies
and practices to ensure that teaching excellence is given significant
weight in decisions regarding promotion and tenure. The Governor’s
veto message said: “Although it is desirable for the
State to develop long-range plans for such matter as the preparation
and retention of highly qualified teachers, this bill is neither
comprehensive nor fiscally feasible.”
Bill 2339 (Negrete-McLeod) Governance: Meetings.
AB 2339 provided that, to the extent possible, the State Board
of Education, the CSU Board of Trustees and the UC Board of
Regents not meet on the same day. [Note: The provision to allow
an ex officio member of the Board to designate an employee to
attend and vote at BOT meetings in their stead was dropped in
a prior version before reaching the Governor’s desk.]
The Governor’s veto message said: “I see no
reason why a bill needs to be enacted into law that dictates
the coordination of meeting schedules.”
Bill 2387 (Firebaugh) Admissions Policy. AB 2387
would have added a provision authorizing the CSU and the UC
to consider culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, geographic
origin, and household income, along with other relevant factors
in undergraduate and graduate admissions decisions, so long
as no preference is given. The Governor’s veto message
said: “since the provisions of this bill would likely
be ruled as unconstitutional, they would be more appropriately
addressed through a change to the State Constitution.”
Bill 2637 (Diaz) Whistleblower Protection.
AB 2637 would have required CSU to employ an independent investigator
on all whistleblower complaints to determine whether or not
an employee has suffered a reprisal, retaliation, threat, coercion,
or similar improper act by another employee after filing a written
complaint. The Governor’s veto message said: “The
existing statutory and CSU executive order frameworks provide
adequate protection for those that believe that they have been
retaliated against for having reported improper activities.”
Bill 2678 (Koretz) Textbook Rental Library Service.
AB 2678 would have authorized public postsecondary education
institutions to establish textbook rental services for students.
The Governor’s veto message said: “I am opposed
to provisions in the bill that would allow additional fees to
be assessed to all students, even those not using the program,
in order to keep a textbook rental service financially self
Bill 2710 (Liu) Mandatory Systemwide Resident Student Fee Policy.
AB 2710 would have established policies regarding mandatory
systemwide student fees and financial aid for students at public
universities. The Governor’s veto message said: “This
bill establishes a resident student fee policy that is inconsistent
with the student fee policy provisions of the higher education
Compact that I reached with the UC and CSU systems.”
Bill 2923 (Liu) California Postsecondary Education Commission.
AB 2933 would have restructured CPEC’s duties, membership,
priorities, and policy responsibilities. The Governor’s
veto message said: “When I signed the Executive Order
in February of 2004 creating the California Performance Review,
its mission was to make fundamental changes in state government,
establish new procedures to create greater efficiencies, prioritize
government functions, create true accountability over the fiscal
management of state…..among its recommendations, the CPR
advocates for a more comprehensive approach to higher education
Bill 3010 (Laird) Community College Facilities:
Field Act. AB 3010 would have required the DGS (Division of
the State Architect) and the CCC Board of Governors to enter
into a collaborative process to improve the quality and efficiency
of the design and construction of community college buildings.
The Governor’s veto message said: “Working with
the community colleges on a collaborative basis to modify the
current plan review and approval process is a commendable goal,
but this can be achieved more effectively and efficiently if
addressed administratively, rather than statutorily.”
Bill 2849 (Lowenthal) Trustees of the California State University.
AB 2849 would have increased the membership of the Board of
Trustees by requiring the Governor to appoint a non-faculty
union employee of the university for a two-year term. The Governor
said in his veto message: “I find no compelling reason
for increasing the membership of the CSU Board of Trustees specifically
to appoint a non-faculty union employee.”
Bill 1331 (Alpert and Scott) California Postsecondary Education
Accountability Act of 2004. SB 1331 would
have established a California Postsecondary Education Accountability
(CPSEA) structure to provide an annual assessment of how the
state is meeting identified statewide public policy goals
for all of higher education. The Governor’s veto message
said: “this bill mainly establishes only a reporting
structure for four broad policy goals rather than providing
for outcomes, such as performance based measures, historically
associated with accountability systems.”
Bill 1851 (Bowen) State Building Standards. SB
1851 would have required ALL new public buildings, except publicly
funded K-12 school buildings, to exceed the minimum building
energy-efficiency standards mandated by the California Building
Code, among other provisions. The Governor’s veto message
said: “this bill is similar to the executive order
passed in the prior administration, which directed all state
agencies to improve energy efficiency in all state buildings.
This order has not been rescinded and is still in effect.”
1550 (Goldberg) Public Education Facilities, AB 2727 (Daucher)
Schools Uniform Complaint Process, AB 3001 (Goldberg) Teachers,
SB 6 (Alpert) Public Education Governance, and SB 550 (Vasconcellos)
Education Policy were amended late in the session to become
vehicles to implement the “Williams Settlement”
pertaining to the adequacy of funding and facilities at public
K-12 schools, as a result none of the recommendations in the
final committee report were enacted.
Bills Dropped or Failed Passage
Bill 2902 (Hancock) CEQA: Project Approvals. AB 2902
would have allowed local governments to levy special assessments
on CSU campuses to pay for off-campus infrastructure improvements.
The bill would have pre-empted a pending Supreme Court case
(City of Marina vs. CSU Monterey Bay) and forced public institutions
of higher education to foot the bill for a wide variety of local
infrastructure improvements. [Held in Senate Environmental
Bill 3036 (Yee) Capital Facilities Fees. AB 3036
would have fundamentally changed current law regarding the imposition
of capital facilities fees on public agencies, including the
CSU. It would make the CSU, and others, the “deep pockets”
for public utilities seeking to fund their infrastructure improvement
projects. [Held in Senate Appropriations Committee at the
request of the Governor, who indicated that he would veto the
bill. The CSU fought vigorously to keep this bill bottled up
Bill 74 (Torlakson) Vending Machines on State Property.
SB 74 would require each vendor that operates or maintains a
vending machine on designated state property, including the
CSU, to satisfy the requirement that at least 50% of the food
and beverages offered in the vending machine meet accepted nutritional
guidelines. [Failed Passage in the Assembly Business and
Professions Committee. AOA was a key partner with CSU on this
issue, providing the system with critical analyses of the potential
impact that the bill would have had on auxiliary operations.]
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