Highlights of the California State University Board of Trustees Meeting
  On the Mar. 11-12, Board of Trustees Meeting:
NOTE: The full Board of Trustees agenda is available.

 The 2008-2009 CSU Support Budget

  • The CSU is facing a possible $312.9 million budget cut as a result of the governor’s proposed 10-percent across-the-board reduction in state spending.
  • The Board of Trustees will hear the Legislative Analyst’s recommendations regarding the governor’s budget proposal including an alternative approach that would modify the governor’s budget adjustments for the CSU’s general operating costs, student fees, financial aid and enrollment growth. More information on Budget Central.

 Access to Excellence: CSU’s System-wide Strategic Plan

  • The Board of Trustees receive an update on Access to Excellence, the CSU’s 10-year strategic plan.
  • Access to Excellence is a public statement of the principles and core values of the university, and sets forth broad strategic goals that will be the basis for setting priorities and measuring success. Access to Excellence refreshes the current strategic plan “Cornerstones” by building on its successes, attending to continuing goals that have yet to be met, and reorienting priorities. More information on the Strategic Plan.

 Proposed Revision to Graduate Admission Criteria

  • The Boards of Trustees will hear information on a proposed revision to Title 5 §41000, which specifies the criteria that qualify applicants for admission to a campus as a post-baccalaureate student or graduate student. The proposed revision maintains the requirements that applicants will have completed a baccalaureate degree program and will have been in good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • Additional criteria will allow individual campus’ admission offices to evaluate eligibility.

 Faculty-Student Research and Mentorship

  • The Board of Trustees will be presented with highlights on the research and mentoring accomplishments of CSU faculty and students through brief testimony by campus groups who are engaged in health sciences research at San Diego State University and California State University, Sacramento.
  • These presentations will underscore the critical connections between faculty and student scholarly activity, mentoring, community service, and professional success.


The Trustees will also vote on


Tuesday

 

Committee on Collective Bargaining—Open Session

  • Approval of Initial Bargaining Proposals for Bargaining With State Employees' Trades Council-United (Unit 6)

Committee on Educational Policy

  • Academic Planning and Program Review

Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings and Grounds

  • Amend the 2007-2008 Capital Outlay Program, Non-State Funded
  • Approval of Schematic Plans

Committee on Institutional Advancement

  • Naming of an Academic Entity—California State University, East Bay and California State University, San Bernardino
  • Naming of a Facility – California State University, Fresno
  • Naming of an Academic Entity – California State University, Long Beach
  • Recognition for Support of San José State University
  • Naming of a Facility – California State University, Los Angeles

Committee on University and Faculty Personnel

  • Policy and Procedure for the Appointment of Vice Chancellors and the General Counsel

Wednesday

 

Committee on University and Faculty Personnel

  • Policy and Procedure for the Appointment of Vice Chancellors and the General Counsel

Committee on Governmental Relations

  • 2007-2008 Legislative Report No. 8

Committee on Finance

  • Approval to Issue Trustees of the California State University, Systemwide Revenue Bonds for Various Auxiliary Refinancings

The Trustees also will hear


Tuesday

 

Committee on Collective Bargaining—Closed Session

  • Labor Relations Status Report

Committee of the Whole

  • Litigation Report
  • Access to Excellence Systemwide Strategic Planning Report

Committee on Audit

  • Status Report on Current and Follow-up Internal Audit Assignments
  • Single Audit Report of Federal Funds

Committee on Organization and Rules

  • Proposed Schedule of Board of Trustees’ Meetings, 2009

Committee on Educational Policy

  • Proposed Revision to Title 5 Relative to Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Admission Criteria
  • Faculty-Student Research and Mentorship, Special Focus: Health Sciences

Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings and Grounds

  • Status Report on the 2008-2009 State Funded Capital Outlay Program

Committee on Institutional Advancement

  • Measuring Advancement

Wednesday

 

Committee on Educational Policy

  • ProposedRevision to Title 5 Relative to Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Admission Criteria
  • Faculty-Student Research and Mentorship, Special Focus: Health Sciences

Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings and Grounds

  • Status Report on the 2008-2009 State Funded Capital Outlay Program

Committee on Finance

  • Report on the 2008-2009 California State University Support Budget
  • Status Report on Auxiliary Organization


Schedule of Meetings (.pdf)

The CSU Board of Trustees will convene at:

The CSU Chancellor’s Office
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802

Unless noted, meetings take place in the Dumke Auditorium. Times are approximate.


MEDIA INFORMATION:

Reporters who cannot attend the meeting may hear any open portion of it by
calling 916-278-2663 (password: 080808#)