Campus: San Jose State University -- May 25, 2004


SJSU not planning to eliminate instructional programs or reduce workforce

SAN JOSE, Calif., -- San Josť State University today announced a $14 million budget reduction for 2004/05, which includes the university's $10.2 million share of the California State University budget reduction proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger in January, and $3.5 million in mandatory campus costs. SJSU does not anticipate eliminating instructional programs or having a reduction in workforce as a result of the budget cuts.

Interim President Joseph N. Crowley stated, "The university has placed protecting instructional programs, meeting enrollment targets, and retaining our faculty and staff as the highest priorities for the coming year, and this budget accomplishes those goals. We were also able to reallocate a small amount of funds to a few secondary priorities."

Student fee increases of 14 percent for undergraduates, 20 percent for qualified teacher credential program participants and 25 percent for graduate students, are factored into the $14 million reduction. A five percent lower enrollment target for 2004/05 reduces the impact of the budget on instructional program funding.

In addition, budget efficiencies such as reorganizations, consolidations, and travel and hiring freezes, plus alternative sources of funding such as professional development programs and faculty research activities, have helped to absorb the budget reductions.

Contacts: Nancy L. Stake, 408-924-1166
Ron Bottini, 408-924-1166

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