P. West, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial
from the Departments
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Planning, Design and Construction
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Hordyk, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Technology Services (ITS)
Ernst , Assistant Vice Chancellor
and Institutional Relations
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Governor's 2006-07 budget proposes expenditures from General
Fund totaling $97.9 billion, even though the state is only projected
to take in $91.5 billion during the fiscal year. The Governor’s
January 2006-07 Budget provides an augmentation of $218.3 million
to the California State University that continues the fiscal
recovery after three years of budget reductions totaling over
centerpiece of the Governor’s long-rang budget plan is
the expenditure of $222 billion, including $68 billion in bonds,
to improve the state's infrastructure over the next 10 years.
He proposed building more highway lanes, schools and prisons
and rehabilitating the state's levees. The Governor’s
proposal assumes a 5-year bond for higher education that would
provide CSU with the $345 million per year that was negotiated
under the Compact for Higher Education.
CSU assumes the 2006-07 budget will contain approximately $2.8
billion from the state General Fund, $1.2 billion from fee revenue,
and $49 million from Lottery revenue for general operating support
of just under $4.5 billion. The 2006-07 CSU support budget augmentation
of $218.3 million consists of $192.3 million from the General
Fund and $26 million from student fee revenue resulting from
targeted enrollment growth. CSU believes a technical correction
will be made in the calculation of enrollment growth funding
at May Revise and that, generally, the Governor’s budget
will remain consistent with the revenue and expenditure assumptions
requested and approved by this Board last October. The budget
million to cover CSU mandatory cost increases,
$70.8 million to increase enrollment growth by 2.5 percent
to serve and additional 8,306 Full-Time Equivalent Students,
$6.2 million to set-aside one-third of fee revenue increases
for Student Financial Aid,
million for a general 3 percent compensation pool •
$16.5 million to begin the five-year plan to address critical
CSU salary gaps
$10 million for long-term needs including technology, libraries,
and instructional equipment.
$1.1 million to recruit and enroll K-12 Math and Science Teachers
$7.2 million for new space
The Governor’s budget supports CSU recommended changes
in marginal cost funding to recognize the actual cost of new
hire faculty salary rates, recognize a 12-unit graduate course
equivalency for a full-time student, and funding support for
increased enrollment-related plant maintenance. The Governor’s
Budget also supports increased financial management efficiency
by allowing the deposit of student fee revenue into university
trust accounts. Additionally, the Governor’s Budget buys
out undergraduate and graduate fee increases for the 2006-07
LAO Analysis recognizes that California has benefited greatly
from an over $11 billion three-year revenue increase since the
2005-06 budget was enacted. However, the Analyst suggests the
Governor’s budget plan would still leave the state with
major structural budget shortfalls and a large amount of other
financial obligations outstanding. The Analyst believes addressing
what is still a formidable fiscal problem is particularly important
at this time given the inherent uncertainties about how long
the strong revenue performance the state has been experiencing
will last. The Analyst recommends that the Legislature reduce
the amount of proposed ongoing spending increases and either
hold the revenues that this frees up in reserves or use them
to pay down more of the still formidable state budgetary debt.
Analyst recommends the Legislature disregard the Compact agreement
and use Master Plan principles in determining appropriate funding
levels for higher education. The Analyst feels there should
be an identifiable link to a cost of living adjustment (COLA)
that addresses inflationary increase on the spending power of
dollars received. The Analyst does not believe the 2.5% enrollment
growth level proposed in the Compact registers with State demographic
projections or recent CSU enrollment trends.
Analyst will propose an alternative budget for CSU that provides
for only 2% enrollment growth above current year targets; a
3.3% increase to the CSU base General Fund; elimination of the
student fee increase buyout; and, a 3% increase in student fee
rates. The Analyst calculates that these changes will save the
State $84.9 million in revenue proposed in the Governor’s
2006-07 budget for CSU, $60.9 million by reducing proposed General
Fund appropriations and $24 million by scoring proposed budget
plan expenditures to revenue generated by increasing student
fee rates by 3 percent. The Analyst also recommends withholding
action on the $7 million reduction in one-time funds provided
in 2005-06 or
CSU’s outreach programs, pending review of an evaluation
of the programs to be submitted by CSU in April.
Analyst recommends the State fund enrollment growth at $6,407
per FTES rather than the $6,792 based on the 2006/07 marginal
cost methodology recommended by the Governor (which should increase
to $7,187 per FTES after a correction in the Governor’s
methodology is made at May revise). The reasons for the reduction
are to correct problems in the Governor’s proposed methodology
that the Analyst believes do not recognize the contribution
of student fees, create over-budgeting for certain costs (principally
faculty salaries), and limit legislative discretion over enrollment
PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Legislation: SB 1724 (Runner), the Higher Education
Omnibus Bill, has one provision proposed by CPDC, which would
allow the CSU to certify its own projects for access compliance
rather than have Department of General Services, Division
of the State Architect (DSA) do so. This is the second year
that CPDC has brought this proposed legislation forward. Last
year the language was stricken from the omnibus bill in anticipation
that the CSU would be amended into AB 462 (Tran). That never
CSU currently reviews and approves its own building construction
contract documents for seismic safety, constructability and
adherence to the California Building Code. However, prior
to undertaking any construction over $25,000, the CSU must
secure confirmation that its plans conform with the access
compliance chapter of the California Building Code from DSA.
The CSU has incurred significant delays in securing these
access compliance approvals in the past. Conservative cost
savings on the order of $1.8 million annually to the CSU are
probable if the low-end delay of four weeks can be eliminated
from the current CSU plan approval cycle.
Training Program 2006:
On March 22, the CSU Mechanical Review Board (MRB) will present
Commissioning; a course intended to provide planners, project
managers, plant managers and other responsible campus parties
with an overview of the CSU Commissioning guidelines. On the
following day, March 23, Steve Taylor and Richard Henrikson
(MRB members) will present Central Plant Optimization and
Demand Side Management Strategies; a session designed to bring
together capital planning, design, and construction project
managers with facility operation personnel to promote integrated
facility and system design.
April there will be two trainings for plant operations staff:
April 19, a closed session for managers on Labor Management
Issues, presented by Sam Strafaci and Bill Candella from Human
Resources; and April 20, Hiring Practices, presented by Laurie
Walton, CSU Northridge. Laurie conducted a breakout session
at the CSU Facilities Management Conference in October 2005
on this topic. The session received rave reviews with the
only negative being that it was too short. Therefore, this
training will allow for in depth discussions with Laurie on
a very important topic.
complete training calendar, session details, and online registration
are available at http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/Trg2006.shtml.
Freelander-Paice, Executive Program and Fiscal Manager
Analyst's Office on the 2006/07 Capital Outlay Program:The
Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its analysis of CSU
projects proposed for the 2006/07 Capital Outlay Program on
February 23, 2006. Questions were raised on seven of the 19
projects included in the Governor’s proposed budget with
respect to project cost, space entitlements, and programmatic
LAO recommended that the Legislature reduce the budgets for
the East Bay Student Service Replacement Building, Long Beach
Peterson Hall 3 Replacement, and the Northridge Performing Arts
Center because of the substantial increase in estimated project
costs since the last time the program was presented to the Legislature.
The CSU proposed the cost increases based on recent bid results
systemwide addition, project budgets also include escalation
from project start to the midpoint of construction, a new budget
procedure directive from the Department of Finance in 2006/07.
LAO did not approve of the proposed Channel Islands Infrastructure
Improvement project on the grounds that portions of the requested
improvements were not justified by the campus enrollment. The
LAO suggested that the project could be funded from the CSU
Capital Renewal program. CSU notes that the Channel Islands
campus has one of the fastest growing enrollments systemwide,
yet academic facility development is severely hindered by the
advanced age and frequent failure of the existing utility infrastructure.
The CSU Capital Renewal program is designed to fund replacement
of building systems that have exceeded their useful life, such
as roofs and HVAC and is currently limited to $2 million per
project. The program was not intended to fund comprehensive
major capital renovation projects.
LAO also opposed the construction of a new> Social and Behavioral
Sciences building at San Marcos, again citing the enrollment
growth relative to present and projected capacity needs. Conversely,
the LAO argued for the deletion of the San Luis Obispo Center
for Science stating that the proposed replacement building provided
only a small amount of additional instructional capacity over
the existing antiquated facility. Finally, the LAO withheld
approval of the equipment list request for the Monterey Bay
Infrastructure Improvement project.
Five-Year Capital Improvement: The CSU Draft Five-Year
Capital Improvement program for 2007/08 through 2011/2012 will
be presented at the March 2006 Board of Trustees’ meeting.
In keeping with Budget Letters issued by the Department of Finance,
the project cost estimates include a five percent year-to-year
cost increase, plus escalation in costs from project start to
the midpoint of construction. This increase is expected to help
bring projects budgeted for the 2007/08 Capital Outlay Program
in line with current market conditions at the time of bid.
Piper, Chief of Facilities Planning
LAND USE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Acquisition Responsibilities: Land
Planning & Environmental Review (LUPER) has seen an upswing
in its land acquisition responsibilities in the last two years.
In 2004 and 2005, 3,776 acres were given to the CSU, for a total
value of $10 million. This included acreage for wild lands preserves
and parcels from the federal government, primarily at the Monterey
Bay campus. In the same timeframe, several campuses used housing
and parking revenues to acquire a total of 40 acres of land
and improvements worth $176 million. Currently, LUPER is working
on ten significant acquisitions for CSU campuses including land
exchanges, transfers of jurisdiction from other state agencies,
gift property from the federal government, as well as purchases
using parking and housing revenues. These acquisitions can be
complicated and, the most complex are probably those funded
by the capital outlay program. LUPER works with the Departments
of Finance, General Services and the Public Works Board on these
acquisitions, since CSU does not have independent authority
to purchase real property using state appropriated capital outlay
dollars. The LUPER staff is exploring possible ways to streamline
and facilitate future acquisitions with additional actions that
could be done in-house. David Rosso, Chief of Land Use Planning
& Environmental Review forecasting, recent changes in construction
law, and the latest electronic project management systems.
Western Council of Construction
Consumers Annual Conference: Jim Corsar, Chief of Construction
Management, CPDC, and Tom Kennedy, Chief of Architecture and
Engineering, CPDC, and Darryl Dearborn, SB/DVBE Advocate, Contract
Services & Procurement, participated in the Western Council
of Construction Conference on March 2 at the Airport Hilton
in Los Angeles. They manned the CSU booth and attended some
of the most interesting sessions, in particular, those addressing
alternative construction delivery methods. After reviewing the
methods that are used in Arizona and Nevada, they concluded
that the CSU’s methods of construction procurement are
at least as effective and flexible as those neighboring states.
The conference was well attended and had a broad selection of
session topics dealing not only with design and construction,
but also economic forecasting, recent changes in construction
law, and the latest electronic project management systems.
Corsar, Chief of Construction Management
Common Building Lease and Acquisition Policy: In response
to the growth in CSU activities in off-campus locations a Common
Lease and Building Acquisition Policy is being proposed to establish
a uniform, seismic safety standard for leased and acquired buildings.
This new lease policy would be common to the California State
University, the University of California, the State Department
of General Services, and other state agencies. Under this proposed
policy, relative to the CSU, its foundations and auxiliary organizations,
an off campus building or space would need to meet these standards
for occupancy under the trustees’ Seismic Policy. The
current CSU Seismic Policy would continue to govern for all
on-campus CSU locations.
common policy is crafted to make the leasing of space to the
State, and its allied organizations, more attractive to private
owners in that all of these agencies would use the same set
of requirements to qualify a proposed building as meeting minimal
seismic life safety standards. The policy is a practical document
and includes appropriate waivers and exceptions for small spaces
and short term uses. The standards would apply to future leased
spaces and building acquisitions. Property and leases currently
in place would not be affected until leases were up for renewal.
CSU Seismic Review Board has recently completed trial assessments
at several campuses to confirm that associated reviews and impact
on currently leased properties is workable, not unduly restrictive,
and consistent with the intent of the trustees’ Seismic
vice presidents are making comments to the proposed policy;
trustee review is currently planned for the July 2006 Board
of Trustees’ meeting.
Kennedy, Chief of Architecture & Engineering
ENERGY AND UTILITIES
Energy Services Master Enabling Agreement (CESMEA):a
new project delivery tool, the Comprehensive Energy Services
Master Enabling Agreement (CESMEA), which provides campuses
with an alternative method of contracting for energy- saving
infrastructure projects. The seven participating Energy Service
Companies (ESCO): AMERESCO, DMJM Harris, APSES, Chevron Energy
Solutions, EMCOR, NORESCO and Sempra Energy Solutions, executed
agreements in January 2006. The alternative streamlined delivery
method will help campuses reduce the growing deferred maintenance
backlog of energy and infrastructure projects. This three-step
delivery process is already underway with the first major construction
project expected to begin at CSU San Bernardino in May 2006
with DMJM Harris.
special thanks to Tom Brown, Teri Carr, Jim Corsar, Russ Decker,
Marlene Jones, Tom Kennedy, Aaron Klemm, Barbara Nicholson,
Irene Patriotis, Matt Roberts, Tom Roberts, Elvyra F. San Juan,
LeRoy Wilke, and George Wright for their significant contribution
in developing this important systemwide program.
Purchase: The Electricity Contract Oversight Board
(ECOB) continues to draft the new Request for Proposals (RFP)
for electric commodity services that will provide more flexibility
and cost savings for future energy purchases for execution in
September 2006. In the interim, the ECOB is monitoring energy
markets to strike an agreement for purchasing electricity supply
for June 1st through September 30th or longer should forward
prices prove favorable.
Efficiency Partnership: Energy project submittals to
be considered for $25 million in energy incentive funding have
been received from 16 of the 23 campuses. A CSU team comprised
of campus and CPDC staff is currently reviewing the submittals
and will provide recommendations to the energy partnership management
team by March 27th, 2006, with project funding approval from
the utility partners anticipated in April. It is important for
the campuses to continue to submit energy related projects to
the Energy Program Manager on a continuous basis, so that CPDC
may build a backlog of need in anticipation of receiving additional
funding from the Investor Owned Utilities (IOU).
Pettis, Chief of Plant, Energy & Utilities
Assistant Vice Chancellor
SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT (CS&P)
CSU, in collaboration with its consortium partner, Educational
and Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I), has issued
an “Intent to Award” a contract to GE Capital Financial,
Inc., for a systemwide procurement credit card program. The
CSU system issues approximately 3,500 procurement cards under
the current systemwide contract. Expenditures are approximately
$40 million, annually. The new contract is effective April 1st
and provides for cutting-edge technology in an easy-to-use online
reconciliation product; a more robust reporting system; advanced
administrative processes; and. the potential for significantly
increased revenue incentives. The current card program with
JPMorgan Chase ends on June 30, 2006 with no contract renewal
options remaining. Implementation planning will begin shortly.
For more information contact Linda Masterton, 562-951-4584.
on Chancellor’s Office and systemwide bids can be found
at the web site: http://www.planetbids.com/csuco/bidframe.cfm
Further information can be obtained at: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/
or by contacting Tom Roberts at email@example.com
or (562) 951- 4583.
OF RISK MANAGEMENT
Flu: The Systemwide Risk Manager has provided training
to campus emergency managers on dealing with possible outbreaks
of Influenza A - H5N1 (Avian Flu). At the Chancellor’s
request, each campus shall develop respective Avian Flu business
continuity plans by May 31, 2006. A copy of the CSU’s
Avian (Bird) Pandemic Influenza Business Continuity Guide can
be obtained by contacting the Office of Risk Management (ORM)
at (562) 951-4580.
Placement Agreements: A current initiative is underway
to pursue systemwide placement agreements with hospitals and
other entities that participate in campus nursing and allied
health programs. With assistance from the campus representatives,
including risk managers and purchasing managers, and Advocacy
and Institutional Relations, the Systemwide Risk Manager has
addressed contracting and other issues with hospital management
during recent Higher Education Legislative Committee meetings.
Future meetings are planned and resolution will include, but
not be limited to, the CSU’s pursuit of a systemwide professional
liability policy for students participating in nursing, allied
health, and education credentialing programs.
Homeland Security Grant Program: The
Chancellor’s Office completed the initial step in the
application process for Homeland Security grant funds. The CSU
Threat Assessment Strategy Initiative details future plans for
addressing the priority needs and strengths that are identified
through the Office of Homeland Security Program and Capability
Enhancement Plan. Additional details and information will be
required by OHS later this year.
Employee Safety Awards (GESA): to
ORM by March 31, 2006. The campuses are encouraged to promote
safe practices and via this program, recognize the outstanding
performance of individual employees and groups for improving
job health and safety, responding to life threatening situations,
and preventing and reducing the number of occupational injuries
and vehicular accidents. This year an Occupational Safety award
has been added to recognize a single occupational safety employee
who has made an outstanding contribution to health and safety.
Via e-mail notification to the campus presidents, the ORM will
solicit nominations for this important safety program.
3.1 Database Update: The
CSU successfully upgraded the iVOS Claims Management System
for Worker's Compensation. This month, the ORM is sponsoring
training for campus risk managers on the new iVOS Claims Management
System for General Liability. The reporter function.
the Pieces Together": The
Conference will be held in Sacramento on November 6-8, and will
include exciting keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Additional
details on the conference will be forthcoming.
and will have information on the CSU’s risk management
programs and campus contacts, upcoming training opportunities,
and links to relevant policies and procedures.
and Treasury is offering campuses and auxiliaries a financing
mechanism for equipment that takes advantage of the CSU’s
tax-exempt commercial paper program. This equipment financing
program will offer a rate that is based on commercial paper
rates and be reset annually. Equipment from $100,000 to $5 million
will be eligible to be financed from 1 to 8 years, based on
the useful life. Existing contracts with external equipment
financing companies will remain available to campuses. For a
complete description of the program, the applicable rate, and
the equipment documentation package, please visit the Financing
and Treasury website at: http://www.calstate.edu/FT/StateFin/stfinpgminde
x.shtmlor call Colleen Nickles or Robert Eaton at 562-951-4570.
Nickles, Senior Director
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
David Ernst, Assistant Vice Chancellor
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ATS)
Summit on Mathematics and Science Teaching Pipeline,
March 2, 2006, Pacific Palms Conference Center,
Industry Hills, CA hosted by the CO in collaboration with
Edison International, The Boeing Company, State Farm Insurance,
and Majestic Realty. Leaders from across the system and
the private sector engaged in thoughtful dialogue about
how to double in 5 years the number of effective math and
science teachers credentialed by the CSU. A showcase of
academic technology solutions from leading corporations
was part of the day as were demonstrations of Merlot and
Math Success services for k-12 students and teachers.
Project System-wide Meeting, March 14-15, CSU-MB
The goal for this meeting was to begin building a Community
of Practice of ePortfolio use across the system and to discuss
and compare the pedagogical approaches and implementation
and Communication Technology Literacy Assessment (ICT):All
CSU campuses can now use this innovative web-based test to assess
students’ skills in information and communication technology
through April 7 and again for the 06/07 academic year; costs
of the testing will be supported by funds from the CO. To support
campus-based projects exploring the effective use of assessment,
an RFP is scheduled for release in March. For more information
contact Gordon Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU Math and Success: www.csumathsuccess.org.
Several pilot programs are underway with high schools throughout
the State. The intent is to study outcomes of the Aleks Entry
Level Mathematics Exam Preparation Online tutorial on reducing
the need for remedial math coursework in the CSU. The pilots
are occurring at various sites supported by AVID, Upward Bound,
after school tutoring programs and lab-based high school math
classes. Results of these pilots will be made available in early
Two online English Placement Test (EPT) preparation tools are
currently in final testing. To support teachers and trainers
of CSU 12th grade expository reading and writing courses, an
online community of practice tool has been set up to promote
collaboration among English teachers throughout the State.
Learning Management System (LMS) Strategic
Planning: The LMS Strategic Planning project is making
progress on three related fronts. First, teams led by CO staff
are completing campus visits interviewing faculty, staff and
students to learn about LMS use and campus issues related to
the technology. Second, Academic Technology Services is working
with campuses to start campus-based strategic planning efforts.
As part of this process we are developing a set of planning
templates and tools that campuses can use to advance their own
LMS planning initiatives. Finally, ATS staff is establishing
workgroups comprised of CO staff and campus personnel focused
on specific LMS related projects. The first 4 workgroups established
will focus on the following issues:
Support and Best Practices
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
Center Transition: Data Center Transition: The
two pilot campuses (Fresno and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) and
the Chancellor’s Office successfully went live on the
new Unisys data center environment over President's Day Weekend,
February 18, 2006. All campuses had full access to their production
environments at least 4 hours ahead of schedule. The pilot transition
was on time according to the revised transition schedule and
will allow Unisys and CMS to maintain the transition calendar
for the succeeding groups of campuses. The success of the pilot
transition was due to many weeks of hard work by the Unisys
team in Salt Lake City and the CMS team in Long Beach. The Unisys
and CMS teams will be continuing to monitor the pilot campuses
implementation while preparing for the next wave of campus transitions
in the March through May timeframe.
Data warehouse pilot activities completed March 2, 2006, with
the installation of Student Administration 8.0 warehouse code
at Sonoma. The team and consultants will begin the HR 8.9 upgrade
March 20th, with a 16-week completion cycle. A Data Warehouse
Advisory Group has been formed. This group will advise on policy
and direction for the warehouse, beginning with identifying
and prioritizing CSU-specific functionality that will be added
to the warehouse content. The CMS Web Site will be updated in
March 2006 with information about the group’s membership
Finance Update: The Finance 8.9 Upgrade Plan was presented
and approved by the Executive Committee at its February meeting.
The Team continues to work on development of the approved modifications,
Configuration Guides and other required documentation, while
staying on schedule. The second pass of the SOSS Upgrade will
commence mid-April with the Pilot Upgrades scheduled to start
in the mid-May timeframe.
twenty-one of the Oracle/PeopleSoft campuses successfully completed
the mailing of their 1099’s by January 31, 2006. The Finance
Team is in the process of preparing Finance Release 8.40.050,
which will be available to campuses on March 16, 2006. This
Release will A sell out crowd signed up for the FUG sponsored
training session on Chart of Accounts/SAM99/FIRMS Edits held
at the LAX Crowne Plaza on February 27-28, 2006.
Administration Update: Student Administration Update:
The Student Administration (SA) go-live activity remains on
schedule for the campuses with San Jose the first Student Administration
campus to go live in HCM 8.9 at the end February. CSU Sacramento,
CSU San Bernardino and CSU East Bay began their 8.9 Student
Administration implementations in January. San Luis Obispo is
currently on schedule for their Financial Aid goes live starting
in February and continuing a phased rollout through the year
of additional functionality.
Central will be presenting the Upgrade Planning workshops on
the 8.9 upgrade the week of May 22nd. The SA sessions will include
all core modules, Campus Community, Admissions, Student Records,
Academic Advising, Transfer Credit & EDI, Student Financials
& Financial Aid. There will also be sessions on Systemwide
Reporting for ERS & APDB as well as Conversions and SA Application
Security. The HR/SA teams will present combined sessions on
the Integration Broker and a Person Model Overview.
Build-Out Project - Stage 1 and Stage 2:
Stage 1: Only one of the fourteen Phase 1 and
Phase 2 campuses has yet to be completed, and that campus is
now reporting significant success in renewing construction after
a major hiatus resulting from contractor and capital funding
problems. Two Phase 3 sites have already closed out their Stage
1 retrofits, and the remaining six campuses in that final program
phase are all pursuing active construction schedules. In summary,
fifteen of the twenty-two campus projects in the build-out program
have been completed.
2: All campuses have now either completed or are actively
engaged in their Stage 2 activities. Five campuses are in the
design phase, three campuses are currently implementing their
new networks and fifteen are completed or in the final close-out
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 on all campuses to coincide with
current vendor software releases.
December 2005, the Information Technology Advisory Committee
(ITAC) suggested that campuses evaluate the possibility of creating
expertise in collaboratively supporting applications. As NMS
is scheduled for hardware and software upgrades in2006, it is
a logical option and TIS will assist the Network Technology
Alliance (NTA) and Information Technology Advisory Committee
(ITAC) in evaluating the possibility.
Infrastructure Asset Management System (NIAMS):
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. Implementation
is underway on the first wave of campuses and TIS has established
a centralized NIAMS application and database support center
to minimize campus resource requirements for NIAMS deployment.
Angeles and San Luis Obispo implementations are expected to
be completed by March 2006. Monterey Bay and Pomona are scheduled
to begin installation in late March, and Northridge (the largest
campus to implement the tool to date) is scheduled to begin
in May. A software start-up kit is in its planning and design
stages and the NIAMS Support Center staff anticipates using
the guide extensively throughout the next series of campus implementations.
Access Infrastructure Initiative (CAI): The Campus
Access Infrastructure Initiative is a system-wide program to
install and thereafter maintain the infrastructure required
to connect each CSU campus local area network to the new state-wide
network backbone run by the Corporation for Education Network
Initiatives in California (CENIC). The CSU Technology Steering
Committee approved the project to address the CSU's growing
requirement for improved network reliability by providing enhanced
network capacity and increased stability.
circuits for Fullerton, Dominguez Hills and Chico campuses will
have been turned over to CENIC for acceptance testing by early
February. The exact migration date is set by each campus, but
it is expected that all three campuses will put these circuits
into production during the month of February. The Chancellors
Office, Long Beach, and Channel Islands installations are planned
for early spring.
and Access Management Initiative (IAM):
The Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC), in cooperation
with the Chancellor’s Office, has defined the objectives
of the Identity and Access Management Initiative (IAM). Recognizing
the data accessibility and security imperative, this system-wide
program is chartered with developing and defining the architecture
for secure access and data management at the campus level. The
mission of IAM is to enable users to access and exchange information
from campus-to-campus, campus to other institutions (e.g., K-14),
campus to business (e.g., on-line Library materials), while
maintaining security standards and user accessibility permissions.
Identity and Access Management Initiative Technical Architecture
Group is being assembled and the interim director, Beverly Thornton,
is recruiting campus representatives to serve on the group’s
panel. The group’s purpose is to develop a high-level
plan, with an emphasis on finding the most beneficial ways of
addressing campuses’ common identity management needs.
A charter of the initiative’s governance structure is
in development and will be presented to the stakeholders in
screening for the Identity and Access Management Technical Architect
position is underway.
Plan: An intent to award was issued to Unisys for consulting
assistance with development of the CSU Information Security
Plan. Contract negations will commence shortly.
Security Policies: The Information Security Officers
(ISO) group is continuing policy development efforts. The ISO
Group has approved the Data Retention Policy. This draft policy
has been forwarded to HR for review and comment.
following draft policies are under review and revision by the
and Responsibilities of Users in Security
ISOs have also begun the need assessment/requirement definition
for the systemwide Security Awareness Program.
ADVICE AND POLICY
of Success: The biennial faculty survey associated
with the Measures of Success Reports will begin in March. The
annual campus technology survey will be released in early April.
Technology Initiative: A work plan draft to guide campus
implementation of Executive Order 926 has been drafted and is
being introduced to systemwide committees and key stakeholder
groups. Presentations have been made to the following groups:
of Library Directors
Technology Steering Committee
Academic Senate, Academic Affairs subcommittee (CAM presentation)
Upcoming presentations include, but are not limited, to the
Disability Services Directors, CATS, VP of Student Affairs,
Provost Council, and CABO.
from stakeholder groups will inform the work plan’s development.
A list of projects with associated costs will be drafted as
part of the work plan. Timeline for the finalization of the
work plan is May with adoption by June.
AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Sponsored Bill Package Introduced
the past few months, the CSU Advocacy & Institutional Relations
team has been seeking authors to carry the Board of Trustee’s
2006 Legislative Program.
The deadline to introduce new legislation has passed and the
CSU bills were introduced as
Bill 2597: Fran Pavley (D-41, Agoura Hills): Revenue Bonds:
This is a largely technical proposal that enhances our ability
to use our system-wide bonds for future projects, and to potentially
lower our interest costs.
Bill 2813: Hector De La Torre (D-50, South Gate): Financial
Aid: Cal Grant Program Revisions: This bill is a jointly
sponsored bill with the California State Students Association
to ensure that all eligible students have access to Cal Grant
Bill 1724: George Runner (R-17, Antelope Valley): Efficiency
and Productivity Omnibus: This omnibus bill will improve
efficiency and reduce costs to the CSU. It provides: relief
from the new Board of Control that collects fees for tort claims,
authority for CSU to purchase its own vehicles, exemption from
the requirement to collect California retailer’s seller’s
permit from vendors, and, authority to self-certify access compliance
review of construction documents.
anticipates that two more issues may be added to SB 1724 prior
to its first policy committee hearing. The first should allow
CSU to recoup overpayments from employees. The second will require
some work with employee organizations. It would allow CSU to
present before the State Personnel Board.
bills cannot be heard for 30 days and therefore are not expected
to be heard in their first policy committees until mid-April
and after Spring Recess. All three measures need to pass out
of the Legislature by August 31, 2006.
Legislative Day Fast Approaching
The annual CSU Alumni Legislative Day is scheduled for Monday,
March 20 and will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. and the day ends
with a reception hosted by 21 of our 23 campuses and alumni
associations from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Day is a key opportunity for the CSU's alum and supporters to
come to deliver collectively at the State Capitol, the message
that CSU provides the quality education, research and innovative
programs that are indispensable to the future of California.
day will feature a morning briefing session for all participants
including the Chancellor’s "State of the CSU"
address. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been invited as
the keynote luncheon speaker. In addition, actor and former
NFL football player, Fred Dryer, an alumnus of San Diego State
University will address the attendees. As in years past, the
CSU will present two Legislator of the Year awards. The 2006
awardees are Senators Jack Scott and Tom Torlakson for their
work last year on doctorate education and affinity programs.
Day is a critical event that allows CSU to show the state's
decision-makers how it is working for California. This year,
the focus of the day is on our alumni. AIR anticipates participation
by over 200 individuals.
more details and registration information, please visit our
website at www.calstate.edu/LegDay
or contact Michele Perrault at (916) 445-5983 or email@example.com.
of CSU Legislative Reports and other legislative information
pertaining to the CSU are available on the AIR website at: http://www.calstate.edu/GA/
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