Managing Enrollment During the Current Budget Crisis
RESOLVED: That the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees and administration limit
CSU enrollment to a level at which a high-quality education can be offered to all CSU
students; and be it further
RESOLVED: That if access cannot be guaranteed to all eligible students, then additional options
including self-support for our students be explored; and be it further
RESOLVED: That enrollment levels be managed in such a way as to not disproportionately impair
smaller campuses’ ability to fulfill their educational missions; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, Executive Vice
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial
Officer, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Student Academic Support.
RATIONALE: Funding per student is an important factor in determining the University’s
ability to provide our students with a quality education. As state support has plummeted,
CSU funding per student has fallen far behind that of other universities, despite record
increases in tuition. Limiting state-assisted enrollment and increasing self-support
options are feasible ways to address the current crisis in CSU funding.
Current models of campus funding have resulted in disproportionate budget challenges
on the smaller campuses. Limits on enrollment should not be implemented in such a way as to exacerbate the disparity in these challenges.
Approved – March 15-16, 2012