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
Ernst , Assistant Vice Chancellor
and Institutional Relations
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lenz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Schwarzenegger signed the 2005-06 State Budget, which fully
funded the Higher Education Compact and provided $235.2 million
to the California State University - a 6.5 percent increase
over the previous-year budget. The 2005-06 budget increases
CSU General Fund support by 5.4 percent, and provides $134 million
in new revenue. This year’s increase is the first following
three consecutive years of budget reductions. The CSU’s
general fund budget for the 2005-06 academic year is $2.6 billion.
Governor’s budget is consistent with the Board of Trustees’
revenue and expenditure assumptions approved last October. These
enrollment by 2.5 percent to serve an additional
8,103 Full-Time Equivalent Students;
A set-aside of $23.3 million for Student Financial
Aid for CSU’s neediest students;
$40.7 million to cover CSU mandatory costs for the
first time in the past three years;
A compensation pool of $88.1 million; and
million for long-term needs including technology,
libraries, and instructional equipment.
addition, the Governor restored $7 million in funding for Outreach
and Academic Preparation programs that was deleted in the January
budget; funded $560,000 to expand graduate level nursing programs;
and provided $250,000 to expand CSU’s blended programs
intended to increase the number of K-12 math and science teachers.
was given the flexibility to use $26 million in current General
Obligation bonds for a Capital Renewal program that will extend
the useful life of facilities in order to provide additional
classroom space for students. Finally, the budget includes Supplemental
Report Language that calls for a review of CSU’s state
General Fund dollars per student, known as the “marginal
cost” methodology. This review could result in greater
funding per student beginning in the 2006-07 fiscal year.
PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
F. San Juan, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Proposed Legislation Update: AB 961, the Higher
Education Omnibus Bill, which had three provisions affecting
CPDC, has been amended (May 31, 2005) to strike the provision
allowing the CSU to certify its own projects for access compliance.
Current law requires that the Department of General Services,
Division of the State Architect provides this certification..
The CSU’s name will not be added to AB 462 (Tran), a
bill written to grant the Department of Transportation the
ability to certify its own projects for access compliance.
However, Assembly Member Van Tran has committed to work with
the CSU next year to write a bill that would provide the same
authority to the CSU as AB 462 does for the Department of
remaining two provisions in AB 961 affecting CPDC 1) require
contractors to competitively bidsubcontractor work and list
the subcontractors for ‘design-build’ construction
delivery systems, and 2) allow CSU Channel Islands to sell
a parcel of land, known as the Lemon Orchard, without being
impacted by Proposition 60A. AB 961 is currently in the Senate
Appropriation Committee. It will be heard in mid-August after
the Legislature’s summer recess.
Training Program: The last two CPDC training programs
for 2005 will occur in September: Construction Delivery Methods
(September 8), presented by CPDC staff, and Design Procedures
and Building Official (September 9), presented by CPDC staff
and a representative from the Department of the State Architect
(DSA). Campus staff who work in the development and management
of capital outlay projects are encouraged to attend these trainings.
Additional information about these programs is on line at: http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/Trg2005.shtml.
CPDC is in the process of developing the 2006 Capital Training
Program. Suggestions or recommendations should be forwarded
to Nancy Freelander-Paice.
Facilities Management Conference 2005:
Planning for the first facilities management conference since
2001 is underway. It will take place at the Paradise Pier®
Hotel in the Disneyland® Resort, October 23-26. Sustainability
is integrated throughout the conference in keynote speeches,
breakout sessions and exhibitions. A tentative conference agenda
and online registration will be available on the web site mid-July.
Watch for announcements and continue to check the conference
web site at: http://www.calstate.edu/CPDC/2005FPMconference.shtml.
Exhibitor space is still available for Firms whose business
is related to sustainability, energy, or plant operations; referrals
are particularly encouraged.
Freelander-Paice, Executive Program and Fiscal Manager
USE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (LUPER)
Ceilings Going Up! Consistent with trustee policy to
accommodate the demand for growth in enrollment through expansion
of both existing main campus facilities and traditional off-campus
centers and smaller satellite education centers, a number of
CSU campuses have recently requested increases to their enrollment
ceilings. Humboldt, Sonoma, Maritime Academy and Cal Poly SLO
have each been approved for increases in enrollment on the order
of one to two thousand additional Full-Time Equivalent Students
(FTE), while Fullerton will increase from 20,000 to 25,000 FTE.
In each case, accommodating the necessary student housing for
additional enrollment and addressing the lack of affordable
housing for newer faculty and staff present significant challenges
for facilities planning and capital development. Efforts to
increase campus enrollment are often questioned, or opposed
by local communities concerned that increases in the number
of students will negatively impact traffic and other “quality
of life” factors. Neighboring cities are also often at
odds with CSU efforts because of legal statutes that limit the
ability to mitigate the impacts
At the July meeting, the Board of Trustees heard public comment
on a proposal by SDSU to increase from their current 25,000
FTE ceiling to 35,000 FTE This would be the first time a CSU
campus has exceeded the traditional ceiling of 25,000 that has
been the rule since CSU was consolidated as a single system
of higher education A number of significant issues will be considered
by the trustees at their next meeting as part of the move to
accommodate the higher enrollment. Traditionally SDSU has been
severely impacted by demand. Thousands of students that cannot
be accommodated in the existing programs and facilities are
turned away. On the July board agenda a ceiling increase was
approved for the Chico campus from 14,000 to 15,800 FTE.
Site Authority: The Site Authority for the Stockton
Center has experienced extensive progress in the redevelopment
of the site now known as "University Park" through
a successful public/private partnership. A unique long-term
lease allows the Stockton Unified School District to stay within
the budget limitations of existing available funds, and still
build a long-planned new K-8 school that supports the educational
mission of the CSU. This school is currently under construction
on the overall mixed-use site. In addition, the first new facility
on the site, a two-story office building, is under construction,
and numerous infrastructure upgrades, two new entrances, and
significant beautification of the entire site are in progress.
Thus far, among the state, the CSU, the City of Stockton, and
the private development partner, approximately $30 million have
been invested in the site. Further investment is anticipated
as the project takes shape as a welcome addition to the redeveloping
urban core of the City of Stockton
Rosso, Chief of Land Use Planning & Environmental Review
California State University’s proposed 2005/06 Capital
Outlay Program was approved at the September 2004 Board of Trustees’
meeting. The governor’s proposed budget included $262
million for the trustees’ 2005/06 Capital Outlay Program.
Funding for the program resulted from the passage of Proposition
55 by the voters on March 2, 2004. The May Revision of the governor’s
budget was published on May 13, 2005, approving all projects
as presented in the May 1st technical letter plus the reversion
and refunding of projects for East Bay and Pomona for a total
capital budget of $343.4 million. The legislature has now approved
all projects requested by the trustees and included in the governor’s
budget proposal and May Revision. Of particular note, the proposal
for the May Revision of the 2005/06 Budget Act includes $26
million from existing General Obligation bonds to fund the Capital
Renewal program. The use of bond funds for this purpose will
address critical replacements of building and infrastructure
systems in 30-50 year-old facilities. Over half of all CSU facilities
fall within this age cohort. Projects funded through the Capital
Renewal program may be leveraged by co-funding with available
energy grants and matching funds.
web-based Facilities and Custodial Database, Phase IIIA upgrade
project has finished production and is in final testing for
introduction this fall, when it will be used for updating the
2006/07 campus custodial square footage. This information is
a factor used for determination of the overall campus support
budget. The web-based data entry feature will streamline the
electronic budget preparation process.
the Phase IIIA software has been successfully tested and installed,
CPDC will introduce the Facilities and Custodial Database, Phase
IIIB that will provide campuses with direct web-based data entry,
auto data validation, and space update analysis and reporting
tools. Campuses’ management of their space inventory will
now be completely web-based and user-friendly. Annual updates
will be entered directly by the campus and approved by CPDC.
This will provide greater flexibility and reliability of data
for both campus and Chancellor's Office staff. The success of
the previously released Space and Facilities Database (SFDB)
and the new Custodial Database, Phase III models will be emulated
in the design of future web-based facilities management programs
to assist campuses in all phases of the capital planning and
Piper, Chief of Facilities Planning
Campus Master Enabling Agreements in the Works: CPDC
is developing a new type of standard agreement, which allows
campuses to contract with a professional service provider for
multiple individual services over a one-year period up to a
set dollar limit. For example, a campus could contract with
an architectural firm for design work on a series of small projects
by issuing one Master Enabling Agreement to the architect. Once
the initial agreement with the service provider has been processed
and approved by Contracts/Procurement and General Counsel, the
campus could issue associated service order authorizations for
specific individual tasks over the course of the year, avoiding
the procedural hurdles of issuing a new service agreement for
every project. General Counsel would still need to approve individual
service order authorizations, but the approval time would be
streamlined. A pilot program with CSULB has proven successful
and CPCD is planning to issue this model agreement for systemwide
use in July.
Kennedy, Chief of Architecture & Engineering
ENERGY AND UTILITIES
The 4th Annual Statewide Sustainability Conference sponsored
by the UC/CSU/IOU (Investor Owned Utility), Energy Efficiency
Partnership, was well attended by CSU staff and students. During
the conference the UC/CSU announced that they will purchase
15% renewable electricity as part of the energy purchase agreement
with Arizona Public Service Energy Services Company. The combined
UC/CSU purchase is the seventh largest commitment to green power
nationwide. The CSU will consume approximately 196 million kilowatt
hours of electricity (equivalent to powering 200,000 homes)
between July 1, 2005 and December 31, 2005, of which 28 million
kilowatt hours will be green power. Wind generation comprises
86% of the renewable power and the remainder is recovered landfill
gas. The agreement avoids 18,700 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
into the atmosphere.
Purchase: Effective July 1, 2005 billing against the
Direct Access energy contract will follow this schedule:
summer ‘on-peak’ 12pm – 6pm, M – F,
June 1st - September 30th $0.055/kWh ‘off-peak’
all hours other than ‘on-peak’ hours
$0.0742/kWh winter ‘on-peak’ 12pm – 6pm, M
– F, October 1st – May 31st
$0.053/kWh winter ‘off peak’ all hours other than
Demand Response Program: Thirteen (13) campuses are
participating in the statewide Demand Reserves Program (DRP)
for a total of 7 megawatts that can be taken off the ‘grid’
to avoid power outages. Four (4) campuses in southern California
have already been called on to reduce load in June and have
done so successfully. The campuses are paid by the California
Department of Water Resources (DWR) for both maintaining the
capacity to respond and for the actual energy that is not used
during the curtailment period. This represents an annual cash
benefit of approximately $300,000 to the 13 participating campuses.
Efficiency Partnership and summer Demand Reduction Incentives:
PG&E has made an advice filing with the California Public
Utilities Commission (CPUC) to allocate an additional $1 million
for the CSU to install energy conservation measures that reduce
peak demand through the partnership. The CSU solicited projects
from the campuses served by PG&E and submitted projects
totaling $2.5 million to secure these incentive funds. Minor
capital outlay funds will be used as matching funds for this
incentive program. These projects must be in place on or before
December 31, 2005.
Pettis, Chief of Plant, Energy & Utilities
Insurance Program: CPDC and Risk Management have worked
with Driver Alliant Insurance Services to establish a master
(CSU) policy that provides coverage for all construction projects
commencing July 1, 2005. The program is designed to insure direct
physical loss to insured projects during course of construction,
reconstruction or renovation; i.e. “Builders’ Risk”
or “Course of Construction” insurance. This program
provides up to $50 million coverage per occurrence. Additional
limits are available for more expensive projects upon review
by the carrier. For a summary of the insurance provisions, limits,
deductibles, etc. and a project enrollment form, contact Construction
Management, Jim Corsar at email@example.com
Corsar, Chief of Construction Management
SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT
On July 29th, Haaziq Muhammad retired from the CSU. Haaziq started
his career with the CSU in 1981 as a Computer Operator in the
CSU data processing center on Wilshire Blvd. Haaziq was promoted
several times, being commended along the way, for his service
and fire fighting capacity (literally and figuratively). He
was promoted through Procurement Data Supervisor, Data Processing
Supervisor, and on to Manager of Facilities and Support Services.
In 1993, Haaziq joined PPD (now CPDC) specializing in campus
and CO construction contracting and joined Contract Services
and Procurement in 1996. Haaziq's knowledge of CSU construction
law and code is second-to-none!
addition to his construction contracting work, Haaziq took over
the systemwide Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE)
and Small Business program last year. He made significant inroads
with the DVBE community, DGS and the Department of Veterans
Affairs greatly enhancing CSU’s relations with each. Haaziq
is much respected for his sincere interest and diligence in
lighting a new fire in the CSU DVBE program.
Policy Manual for Contracting and Procurement: The
CSU Policy Manual for Contracting and Procurement has been updated
by adding flexibility and emphasis on the use of consortium
purchasing models. For many years, the CSU campuses have worked
together to leverage the buying power of the system to purchase
commodities and services. That model is still in effective use
today. Recently, however, group-purchasing organizations (GPO’s)
have emerged offering competitively-established contracts targeted
at higher education. A recent success was the competitively-established
systemwide agreement for office products through a GPO. The
use of GPO’s has been better defined in the policy update.
The CSU Policy Manual for Contracting and Procurement can be
found at the web site www.calstate.edu/csp.
Questions regarding the policy manual should be directed to
Eddie Choy at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (562) 951-4592.
Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE): Did you know
that under the Military and Veterans Code and the Public Contract
Code California state agencies have a goal of expending 3% of
all contracts and purchases with DVBE firms? Watch for details
of an enhanced DVBE utilization program this fall. For information
concerning contracting with DVBE firms, contact Tom Roberts
or (562) 951-4583.
Office Products Agreement with OfficeMax: The current
systemwide office products agreement with Office Depot will
expire September 30th. This agreement has been in place for
seven years and provided substantial discounts for office products
to the CSU campuses. Under the direction of Cal Poly Pomona’s
Don Green, a nine-campus team selected OfficeMax from a field
of four major office products vendors as the next systemwide
provider of office products to the CSU. Under different contracts,
OfficeMax also supplies office products to all UC system campuses
and all state agencies. Implementation of the OfficeMax contract
will begin in the next 30 days. For information regarding the
OfficeMax agreement, contact your campus Procurement and Support
Services Officer (PSSO). Questions can also be directed to Linda
Masterton, Chancellor’s Office PSSO at email@example.com
or (562) 951-4584.
on Chancellor’s Office and systemwide bids can be found
at the web site: http://www.planetbids.com/csuco/bidframe.cfm
information can be obtained at: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/
or by contacting Tom Roberts, Director, CS&P (562) 951-4583.
Services Accounting will sponsor two Non-Resident Alien Tax
(NRAT) Compliance workshops. The NRAT workshops are designed
to provide information related to compliance with non-resident
alien tax reporting. Campus staff are invited to attend the
first session, which will take place at an LAX Airport hotel.
Additional information will be available at http://www.calstate.edu/FinancialServices/.
The second workshop will be a conference call for CSU Auxiliary
organizations, tentatively planned for September. The AOA Executive
Committee will announce the date and location.
George Ashkar, Senior Director, Controller
Manager's Affinity Group: In
May 2005, the Risk Manager's Affinity Group selected Stephanie
Yule, CSU Chico Risk Manager, as their new chair, and Dennis
Graham, Vice President of Business and Administration, as the
CABO Liaison. The Group has exciting plans for the upcoming
year that will impact risk management processes on each campus.
Employee Safety Awards (GESA): Based
on the recommendations of their supervisors, six employees and
one employee group have been selected by the Office of Risk
and Insurance Management (ORIM) to receive the Governor's State
Employee Safety Award for 2004. On August 26, 2005, these employees
will receive special recognition for their outstanding contributions
to campus health and safety efforts. The Department of General
Services' Director will present the awards at California State
University, Sacramento, which has provided the ceremony venue
for the past few years. Congratulations to the following CSU
campuses: California Maritime, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez
Hills, Humboldt, Northridge, and Sacramento.
Security Grant: For
the second year, the CSU was awarded a Homeland Security grant
to further enhance emergency planning on each campus and at
the Chancellor’s Office. This latest grant will be administered
centrally. Details of how to receive the maximum allocation
of $25,000/campus will be issued shortly. Kudos to Mike Guerin,
Chief Public Safety, Pomona, Jackie McClain, Vice Chancellor,
Human Resources and all who worked together within a very short
time frame to submit this grant proposal.
Insurance Renewal: CSU
successfully renewed its Property insurance program with a few
enhancements: increase in terrorism coverage, increased flood
limits, and a loss limit of up to $1 billion/occurrence.
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
David Ernst, Assistant Vice Chancellor
the Planning: The Academic Technology Advisory Committee
(ATAC) met on June 3rd, 2005. The Statewide Academic Senate
appointed Professor Marshelle Thobaben from Humboldt State University
as the new ATAC co-chair to replace Professor David McNeil who
will continue to serve on the committee. Herman Lujan, Provost
of CSU Los Angeles is the other co-chair.
Provosts’ Technology Steering Committee (PTSC) met on
June 15, 2005 prior to the Academic Council Retreat where they
hosted a very successful session on academic technology focusing
on Learning Management Systems, the integration of library resources
and on the use of academic technology to address student foundational
skills, among other issues.
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.
E-Learning Framework Initiative – Making usable
and effective teaching and learning environments with technology
Systemwide strategic planning for the CSU’s learning
management systems continues and dates have been set for
the three “Learning Management Summits” where
the provision and implementation of Learning Management
Systems (LMS) within the CSU will be discussed. The first
of these meetings is scheduled for September 29, 2005. In
addition, online focus groups are occurring among constituent
groups engaged in using and supporting Learning Management
Systems in order to gather data for the Environmental Scan
and Usage Study - two of the deliverables of the project.
Training for those engaged in supporting faculty use of
the online plagiarism detection tool TurnitIn is being conducted
at CSU Long Beach and CSU East Bay in August. The training
is free and is open to all CSU staff. It will help campuses
realize the full value of their investment in this software
Digital Marketplace Initiative: - Reduces cost and
increases convenience/usability of academic technology content
SWAT – Systemwide Acquisition of Technology –
A process for conducting systemwide acquisitions of academic
technology is under development
Digital Marketplace Service: Phase II of the RFP process
is near completion. One vendor was eliminated from consideration,
leaving two vendors who made final presentations of their
proposed solutions to the selection committee on June 23rd
2005. The Digital Marketplace Committee member’s evaluations
are being consolidated for the final selection.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
Data Warehouse project started on May 31, with a 2-day Strategy
Workshop that included participants from Oracle, CMS Central
and the pilot campuses. Once the high-level project plan is
finalized, it will be published along with other data warehouse
documents on the CMS website (http://cms.calstate.edu) under
Applications/CMS Data Warehouse. Plans are underway for a webcast
that will present the highlights of the project to campus general
audiences. Also planned are webcasts from Oracle to provide
functional overviews of the human resource, finance and student
warehouse modules. The schedule for these webcasts will be posted
to the CMS website.
In the initial phase of the project, the CMS Central team and
Oracle will install and test a pre-designed solution that extracts
information from Oracle/PeopleSoft applications and formats
it into user-friendly reporting tables that support operational
reporting. Once the solution is completed, the CMS Central team
will begin deploying the data warehouse solution at the campuses.
The campuses will receive training on maintenance and on how
to add data from any electronic source to accommodate local
Update: Campus representatives from Chico, Long, Beach,
SLO, Sonoma, San Bernardino and CMS participated in an early
test of the Finance 8.9 product at the vendor site. . Participants
reported improvements in the application, such as ease of use,
higher performance, stability and standardized processing.
CMS Executive Committee approved the proposed Finance 8.9 upgrade
project. Plans are in process to distribute the project scope,
identify the pilot campuses, prepare the high-level project
plan and coordinate fit/gap teams with the Finance Users Group
(FUG). Planning details will be shared as they develop with
the CMS Executive Committee, the Project Directors and User
20 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office (CO) that are
on Finance 8.4 are preparing to close their books for year-end
using the Corporate Data Integrity Package (CDIP). The Finance
department at the CO was instructed by the State Controller’s
Office to complete the closing of their books by July 15th,
two weeks earlier than last year. For FY 05/06, all of the CSU
campuses will be required to close their books by mid-July 2006.
The SA (Student Administration) go-live activity remains on
schedule for the campuses. SLO continues preparations for implementation
testing, building and training to meet Admissions go-live in
October 2005. Long Beach went live with e-Commerce Center in
June. Chico is successfully continuing with student registration
and summer orientations. Beginning in June, Pomona is providing
student transfer credit evaluations and degree audits through
Oracle/PeopleSoft. Sonoma is evaluating using Financial Aid
(Human Capital Management) 8.9 Upgrade:
The fit/gap sessions conducted by the CMS HR and SA teams and
coordinated with the campuses were completed on schedule in
June. The fit/gap documentation was prepared and discussed with
user groups and posted to the CMS website. The HCM 8.9 campus
upgrade master calendar through August 2007 was also finalized
in June. Every upgrading campus has identified its preferred
completion date for their move to production with HCM 8.9.
Data Center Services: To ensure that competing vendors
clearly understand key CSU requirements, an additional meeting,
which focused on providing additional details and clarification
on specific requirements was conducted with each vendor. The
vendors were given an opportunity to update their responses
to these specific requirements. The Data Center Alternatives
Evaluation Committee is in the process of completing its analysis
and is scheduled to finish by mid July.
Build-Out Project Stage 1: 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.
the recent completion of Monterey Bay’s Stage 1 bidding
process, all eight of the Phase 3 campuses, San Marcos, Bakersfield,
San Jose, Fresno, Fullerton, San Francisco, San Diego and Monterey
Bay, have either entered into or are actively engaged in Stage
Stage 2: All Phase 1 and 2 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 its project before fall.
and campus representatives are in the initial stages of designing
a methodology to refresh network equipment. Planning for the
refresh cycle will continue
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
consultants are engaged in conducting a “System Health
Check” for TIS to determine if there are ways to better
use network management software tools in the CSU environment.
The first two campus checks have been performed, and the data
gathered will be analyzed in the coming weeks.
Infrastructure Asset Management System (NIAMS): The
TIS staff and Network & Technology Alliance’s NIAMS
working group have moved ahead rapidly with implementation of
the action plan accepted by the Information Technology Advisory
Committee (ITAC) at the February meeting. The working group
itself has developed the baseline data element list envisioned
in the plan, thus completing its final assignment. It will be
replaced by a smaller executive steering committee of NTA members
to guide overall plan implementation.
Meanwhile, TIS is moving ahead with establishment of the centralized
NIAMS application and database support center recommended by
the working group as part of the action plan. Server equipment
has been procured and configured, the software has been loaded,
and a pilot implementation is being planned with the Dominguez
Hills campus. The support center is seen as an important element
in minimizing campus resource requirements for NIAMS deployment.
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). 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. The first 11 campus implementations are
scheduled to begin in July 2005.
The CSU has initiated the development of 4 systemwide security
policies. These are: Data Retention; Security Roles and
Responsibilities; Acceptable Use, and Access Control.
Plan: A feasibility study report for the development
of a systemwide Security Plan has been completed and approved.
has hosted a systemwide training course for the 23 campuses'
information security officers (ISO) in the area of security
CSU Executive Council Retreat included a half-day session on
information technology. Technology Steering Committee members
first led discussions about the ubiquity of technology in university
life, and challenges brought on by the emerging importance of
academic technologies and threats posed by IT security risks.
Then, available tools such as the manner in which IT resources
are managed on campus and IT funding options were discussed.
AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Y. Zamarippa, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Machine Standard Proposed by AOA: Leaders
of the Auxiliary Organization Association (AOA), Tom McCarron
(Northridge) and Dean Calvo (Los Angeles), have been working
with their colleagues throughout the system to examine the issue
of vending machine nutritional standards, after working with
the CSU’s Sacramento office on legislation last year.
Senate Bill 74 (Torlakson) of 2004 would have mandated extreme
and unnecessary vending machines requirements without taking
into account CSU’s overall food service programs and options,
an adult student body and efforts to raise revenue for programs
and services through the auxiliaries. The work AOA has been
doing on this issue appears to have paid off. Senator Torlakson
made this year’s version of the same bill, SB 522, a two-year
measure and has begun a productive dialogue with AOA regarding
alternatives to a statutory mandate.
recent meeting with Torlakson, McCarron and Calvo, and system
representative Karen Y. Zamarripa resulted in the agreement
that vending machine standards for CSU campuses will be implemented
and monitored voluntarily by the system. AOA leadership has
also agreed to consider further revisions to the draft standards
and to conduct a new campus survey that updates data on snacks
and beverages in CSU vending machines. As drafted, the AOA-developed
standards would require all campuses to:
that at least 25% of the food and beverages offered through
campus vending machines meet accepted nutritional guidelines,
as defined below, and to provide consumers, upon request, information
about the nutritional value of food and beverages offered through
its vending program.
purposes of this proposal, the following terms have the following
(1) “accepted nutritional guidelines” as used in
this section means the following:
that are the following or meet the following standards:
including, but not limited to, chocolate milk, soymilk,
rice milk, and other similar dairy or nondairy milk.
replacement beverages that do not contain more than 42 grams
of added sweetener per 20 ounce serving.
hundred percent fruit juice.
drinks composed of no less than 50 percent fruit juice and
that have no added sweeteners
that meets the following standards:
Not more than 35 percent of its total calories are from
fat. This subparagraph does not apply to nuts or seeds.
more than 10 percent of its total calories are from saturated
more that 35 percent of its total weight is from sugar.
This clause does not apply to fruits and vegetables
(2) “Added Sweetener” means any additive that enhances
the sweetness of a beverage, including, but not limited to,
added sugar, but does not include the natural sugar or sugars
that are contained within the fruit juice that is a component
of the beverage.
an annual summary of compliance review, which will be made available
will be conducting the campus survey in the next few weeks.
Once completed, CSU will meet with Senator Torlakson to discuss
the results and reach some agreement on next steps in implementing
these standards and deleting CSU from SB 522.
Card Bill Dropped by Author: Senator
Debra Bowen has dropped her measure, Senate Bill 860, which
would effectively eliminate credit cards as an option for our
students unless campuses were willing operating budgets. As
introduced, the bill would have prohibited ALL state agencies,
including the CSU and the UC from passing on bank charges to
students and others who chose to use credit cards on our campuses.
It was estimated to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The
bill was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense
file due to its fiscal impact but, to our surprise, moved from
the committee after being amended to delete all agencies except
CSU and UC, and added the community colleges. CSU calculated
over $7 million in costs to campuses if the bill was enacted,
in effect an unfunded mandate to our system.
SB 860 was scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Banking and
Finance Committee on June 20th but faced increasing opposition.
According to legislative staff, the bill did not have the votes
necessary for passage. Committee members agreed with opponents
that the issue of banking charges needed to be addressed with
the banks and not with institutions, such as CSU, that make
this convenient payment option available to students and others.
Senator Bowen dropped SB 860 just prior to the committee hearing.
Measures Double-Referred: The
Senate double-referred the whistleblower measures, AB 706 (Parra),
the BOT sponsored measure to protect the CSU against Public
Record Act (PRA) requests for investigative audits, and AB 708
(Karnette), CSUEU sponsored measure to require the CSU to employ
an independent investigator on all whistleblower complaints
to Senate Education and Judiciary Committees. In Senate Education
Committee, the CSU took an amendment to make the formal response
letter subjected to the PRA. The Senate Education Committee
removed the mandate for an independent investigator in AB 708.
CSU can employ independent investigators, if it determines it
is in the institution’s best interest. The CSU has removed
its opposition to AB 708.
whistleblower measures were heard on July 12, 2005 in Senate
Judiciary Committee. The CSU is working with Senate Judiciary
Committee to clarify that AB 706 provides protection against
PRA requests for investigative audits of whistleblower claims
and not whistleblower retaliation claims under the California
Whistleblower Protection Act. AIR has been successful in removing
the concerns of those opposed to AB 706 and hopes that it will
be heard in Senate Appropriations after summer recess in late
Alumni Trustee: Bob
Linscheid has been named by the systemwide California State
University Alumni Council as the alumni member of the CSU Board
of Trustees. He was appointed from a field of four finalists
drawn from throughout the state. The Alumni Trustee is directly
appointed by the Council, rather than by the Governor’s
Office and does not require state Senate confirmation.
Linscheid is an alumnus of California State University, Chico,
where he majored in political science and served as president
of the Associated Students. He currently is president of the
Linscheid Company as well as general manager of the Chico Outlaws,
a professional baseball club.
A long-time supporter of CSU Chico, Linscheid has served as
a member of the University Foundation as well as president of
the CSU Chico Alumni Association. He also has served as president
of the systemwide CSU Alumni Council.
In addition to being a graduate of the CSU system, alumni trustees
are chosen on the basis of their community involvement, service
to higher education, integrity, and professional achievement.
Appoints new Associate Director and Chief of Staff: Kathryn
Radtkey-Gaither is the newly appointed Associate Director and
Chief of Staff for CSU’s Advocacy and Institutional Relations
office. In addition to providing policy and legislative advice
and analysis, she will be responsible for office operations
and will be the chief spokesperson and manager when Karen is
Prior to her appointment to the CSU system, Kathryn worked for
nearly 20 years at the Department of Finance, 17 of those years
focused on education finance and policy for three consecutive
Governors. As Program Budget Manager for Education, she worked
closely with the Governor and his staff on both higher education
and K-12 issues. During that time she worked on significant
higher education issues such as the legislation to create the
CalGrant entitlement program. In 2001, she was appointed Deputy
Director, Budget and Operations. In that role, she had responsibilities
for the overall budget development for all areas of government,
and was instrumental in negotiating the Higher Education Partnership
with the Davis Administration. Because of her significant experience
working on both K-12 and higher education policy and legislation,
in addition to budget issues, she will bring a level of expertise
to AIR that will be important as CSU moves forward on new policy
initiatives. In the past two years, she participated as a member
of the California Performance Review team, working on Health
and Human Services issues, and was appointed by the Governor
as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Child Support
Services to assist in the transition to a new director.
Kathryn was born in Cloverdale, California, and received a Bachelor
of Science, Business Administration, from CSU Sacramento. She
started her government service in the accounting and auditing
arena, prior to her tenure at the Department of Finance. She
shares her life with her husband Clifford, their two children,
and their very affectionate Golden Retriever.
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