Highlights of the California State University Board of Trustees Meeting
  CSU Board of Trustees Highlighted Agenda Items: September 22-23, 2009

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NOTE: A print version of FYI (.pdf) is available. The full Board of Trustees agenda and Schedule of Meetings (.pdf) are also available.

 CSU Support Budget for 2010-2011

  • The CSU Board of Trustees will hear a preliminary plan for the 2010-2011 CSU Budget that will be submitted to the Board for approval in November. Under this plan, the CSU would seek the restoration of one-time cuts that were imposed by the state in 2009-10 -- a $255 million line-item veto that was described by the Governor as a one-time cut and a $50 million cut by the Legislature adopted in the original budget act of February 2009. The budget proposal builds upon this restoration of funds and includes revenue assumptions based on the Higher Education Compact -- a long-term agreement between the Governor and the public university systems.
  • The budget plan includes $94 million in state funding to cover an estimated amount of fee revenue that would be produced by a 10 percent student fee increase. Overall, the plan calls for the CSU to request a State General Fund increase of $882 million above the current $2.33 billion budget.  This funding increase would enable the CSU to begin to reverse the damage caused by recent state budget cuts, including restoring courses and services to students and providing compensation increases to faculty and staff.

arrow CSU Honors Students Interned during WWII

  • Trustees will vote on granting honorary degrees to former students forced from their academic studies due to the internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

  • All CSU students whose studies were interrupted due to the internment may be eligible for the honorary degrees. Surviving family members may receive the honorary degree in recognition of a deceased student.  Assemblymember Warren Furutani, author of legislation honoring California college students affected by the internment, will give a special presentation to the board.

 CSU Names 2009-10 Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award Recipients

  • The CSU has selected 23 students to receive the 2009/10 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The winners, one from each campus in the system, will be honored by the Trustees on Sept. 22.

  • The award provides $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and significant personal achievements.

  • Among the 2009/10 Hearst/ Trustees’ award winners, four students have been chosen for additional distinction. There are two Trustee Ali C. Razi Scholarships for $10,000. There are also two Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholarships for $6,000.

 Adoption of Identity Theft Prevention Plan

  • Trustees will vote to adopt a CSU Identity Theft Prevention Implementation Plan to comply with the Red Flags Rule of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Red Flags are events that should alert an organization of potential risk of identity theft. The CSU plan would provide for the identification, detection, and response to patterns, practices or specific activities that could indicate identity theft. The program will be managed by the offices of Information Technology Services (ITS) at the Chancellor's Office and campuses.

 Title 5 Amendment: Education

  • The CSU University and Faculty Personnel Committee will hear three annual reports related to compensation for vice presidents, executive relocation, and transition.

  • The 2009 compensation for vice presidents report includes 19 people. Of these, 14 reflect appointments to vacant positions. No vice presidents serving in the same capacity with same job responsibilities received salary increases.

Board of Trustees Agenda



10 a.m. Board of Trustees – Closed Session, Munitz Conference Room

  • Executive Personnel Matters - Presidential Evaluations
    (Government Code Section 11126[a] (1)
  • Litigation Matter: Donselman vs. CSU Board of Trustees
    (Government Code Section 11126(e)(1)

10:30 a.m. Committee on Collective Bargaining—Closed Session, Munitz Conference Room (Gov. Code Section 3596[d])

11:15 a.m. Committee on Collective Bargaining—
Open Session

11:30 a.m. Committee on Governmental Relations

  • 2009-2011 Legislative Report No. 4, Action

11:45 a.m. Committee on Audit

  • Status Report on Current and Follow-up Internal Audit Assignments, Information
  • Progress Report on the Corrective Action Plans for the Findings Relating to the
    Financial Statements of the Auxiliary Organizations for Year Ended June 30, 2008, Information

12 p.m. Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. Committee on Finance

  • Report on the 2009-2010 Support Budget, Information
  • Report on the 2010-2011 Support Budget, Information
  • 2010-2011 Lottery Revenue Budget, Information
  • Enterprise Risk Management, Information
  • California State University Annual Investment Report, Information
  • Approval to Issue Trustees of the California State University, Systemwide Revenue Bonds and Related Debt Instruments for Various Projects, Action

2:15 p.m. Committee on Campus Planning, Buildings and Grounds

  • Final Report on the 2009-2010 State Funded Capital Outlay Program, Action
  • Categories and Criteria for the State Funded Five-Year Capital Improvement Program, 2011-2012 through 2015-2016, Information
  • Approve the Campus Master Plan Revision and Amendment of the 2009-2010 Non-State Funded Capital Outlay Program for the Dobbs Street Apartment Building Real Property Acquisition and Renovation for California State University, Los Angeles, Action
  • Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and Approve the Campus Master Plan Revision for California State University, East Bay, Action

3 p.m. Committee on University and Faculty Personnel

  • Compensation for Vice Presidents: Annual Update, Information
  • Annual Executive Relocation Report, Information
  • Annual Executive Transitions Update, Information

3:15 p.m. Committee on the Whole

  • Approve the California State University Identity Theft Prevention Implementation Plan, Action
  • General Counsel’s Report, Information

3:30 p.m. Committee on Institutional Advancement

  • Naming of a Campus Facility– California State University, San Bernardino, Action
  • Naming of a Campus Facility – California State University Maritime Academy, Action
  • Naming of an Academic Entity – San José State University, Action
  • Recognition of Recipients of the 2009/2010 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, Information



8 a.m. Committee on Educational Policy

  • Academic Plan Update for Fast-Track Program Development, Action
  • California State University Alcohol Policies and Prevention Programs: Fourth Biennial Report, Information
  • Report on Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Equal Opportunity in Athletics for Women Students, Information
  • Special Honorary Degrees for Students Displaced by Executive Order 9066, Action
  • Update on Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap in K–12 Education, Information
  • Recommended Changes to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Residency Reclassifications, Information

10 a.m. Board of Trustees – Open Session

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.