2007/08 Budgetary Challenges
CSU UNMET NEEDS ($832 million)
Lastly, in addition to the Compact funding need and other budgetary
challenges identified in this budget, the CSU continues to recognize that
there are priorities for the system that do not receive specific funding
under the Compact. These items continue to be budget issues for the CSU
in the 2007/08 budget cycle.
Cumulative support budget reductions between 2002/03 to 2004/05 of
over $524 million made it impossible for the CSU to fund campus needs such
as deferred maintenance, instructional equipment, and library inventories.
In addition, faculty and staff went without pay increases, growing the total
systemwide salary gap to nearly $330 million. Off-campus centers have continued
to provide courses and services to parts of the California population that are not
served by the 23 CSU main campuses, but they have not had an increase in base funding that would
allow them to meet the fixed-cost requirements of growing student demand. Proper funding is still
not available to meet the goals set out in the 2001 Assembly Concurrent Resolution 73 (ACR 73) to
achieve the goal of 75 percent tenured/tenure-track faculty and 25 percent temporary faculty
staffing. First-year implementation costs of $40 million would be required to make modest initial
gains, followed by additional increases each year over an eight-year implementation to reach
ACR 73 faculty staffing goals.
|Deferred Maintenance (10-year annualized cost = $40.4M)
|Reducing the Salary Gap
|Total Unmet Need