Campus: Office of the Chancellor -- March 28, 2001
CSU To Seek Legislation To Offer Education Doctorates
The Trustees are seeking legislative authority to offer the education
David Spence, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer,
said that over the past 10 years, the tremendous growth of the state's
student population and the changing complexity of its educational system
have resulted in an increased need for more educators with Ed.D.s. However,
the number produced annually in the state has remained constant. In fact,
California produces two-thirds fewer Ed.D.s than the national average
despite having the largest K-12 population in the country.
"There is an unmet need in the public schools, community colleges
and schools of education," said Spence. "Most other comprehensive
master's institutions in the nation like the CSU offer these degrees.
We are not asking to do what the University of California does. The
CSU Ed.D. would be geared toward practical applications for working
A recent report by the California Postsecondary Education Commission
(CPEC) identified the need for more individuals from underrepresented
groups to earn the Ed.D.; for more access to doctoral programs for educators
in rural areas; and for more opportunities for those educators working
Those needs -- access and affordability -- could be well served by the
CSU. Well over half of Californians live within 10 miles of a CSU compared
to just 21 percent who live within 10 miles of a UC campus. In addition,
CSU campuses specialize in flexible programs such as evening and weekend
courses and distance courses suited for those who work full-time. The
CSU is also one of the most diverse institutions in the nation and has
the lowest student fee in the nation.
Finally, the CSU has a long history of specializing in teacher education
and preparation of school administrators. It prepares 60 percent of
the state's teachers and half of the state's K-12 administrators and
works very closely with the K-12 system.
While the CSU has authorization to offer joint doctorate programs with
other institutions, decades of experience have shown these programs
to be woefully inadequate in addressing a need that impacts various
educational levels. In fact, after 40 years, there are only four joint
doctoral programs in education with the UC and two with independent
universities. These programs produced only 21 degrees between 1998 and
Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, who is a CSU Trustee and a UC Regent,
attended the Trustees' meeting, voiced his support, and volunteered
to talk to the UC about it.
"We need to think of the needs of students first. We need more
doctorates in education, and the UC is not meeting that demand,"
said Bustamante. "CSU must become involved, and this Regent would
be accepting of that. It's the CSU who trains our teachers."
The community college system will need thousands of new faculty and
administrators over the next decade based on increasing enrollment and
anticipated retirement rates. California's schools of education also
have a need for more Ed.D.s. For example, at the CSU, teacher education
has become one of the top five discipline areas classified as "most
difficult to recruit."
"It is something we must do quickly. We can't worry about stepping
on toes. The UC has no logical argument against this," said Trustee
Murray Galinson. "It's part of our obligation as a public institution.
If people are going to be upset because we're doing the right thing,
then so be it."
"This has to prevail, and now is the time to do it," added
Trustee Denny Campbell.
TRUSTEES HEAR UPDATE ON TECHNOLOGY
The Trustees heard an update on the Integrated Technology Strategy
(ITS), which the Trustees endorsed five years ago. Since then several
major technology initiatives have been launched as the plan continues
to guide the CSU's strategic use of technology to further its academic
and administrative activities.
The update provided an overview of the ITS and discussed major projects,
including the Common Management Systems (CMS) project. CMS, the largest
project of its kind ever undertaken in higher education, will improve
the efficiency and quality of CSU's administrative services by achieving
a common best practices standards of administration at all 23 campuses
and at the Chancellor's Office.
As part of the project, PeopleSoft human resources, finance and student
services software will be installed at all CSU campuses and the Chancellor's
Office over the next five years. The first 11 campuses will begin using
the human resources and finance software this year. Three campuses --
Fresno State, Sonoma State and the California Maritime Academy -- will
pilot student services software next year.
"The main issue is how it will affect students' daily lives. They
will have access through kiosks to grades and counseling that they now
stand in line for. The project may not save a great deal of money, but
it will save valuable time and will save human resources," said
David Ernst, CSU assistant vice chancellor for information technology
SAVE MART CENTER FINANCING APPROVED
The Trustees approved the financing for the CSU Fresno Save Mart
Center, a 15,000-18,000 seat, multi-purpose event center. It is estimated
that the 48-acre facility will host one million spectators at more than
150 events, including sporting events, concerts, family shows and cultural
events. Many of these events are not currently available to the central
valley due to the limited size of the existing venues.
The project will be financed with tax-exempt bonds through the CSU Fresno
Association. Revenue sources to repay the bonds will include naming
rights sponsorship, private contributions, corporate sponsorships, leasing
of luxury suites, sale of premium club seats and personal seat licenses,
ticket receipts, rentals, royalties, concessions, parking and other
revenues received by the association in connection with the project.
CSU Fresno President John Welty said the university would be negotiating
with a construction company on a guaranteed maximum price and opening
Richard West, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer,
called the plan ambitious, impressive and unique.
FULLERTON TO BUILD FACULTY AND STAFF HOUSING
CSU Fullerton President Milton Gordon shared with the Trustees the
campus proposal to help meet the critical need for affordable faculty
and staff housing.
Home prices in Orange County are in the least affordable 5 percent in
the nation, and the university estimates that a significant number of
offers for employment are declined because of the inability of the candidates
to find affordable housing in the area.
To help alleviate the problem, the campus is proposing to construct
86 homes off-campus for faculty and staff at considerably lower-than-market
prices. The lower prices are possible due to the donation of the land
from a government entity and the development of the homes by a nonprofit
corporation. To finance the 18-month construction, the university will
use auxiliary organization financing in an amount not to exceed $17
million. The campus will keep the Trustees informed on the progress
of this proposal.
BUDGET REPORT GIVEN
A status report on the 2001/02 support budget was given at the meeting.
The Trustees 2001/02 request was $364.3 million, and the Governor approved
$291.5 million in January. Richard West, CSU executive vice chancellor
and chief financial officer, gave the report, and said the amount available
for the revised budget in May would be affected by the state's energy
TRUSTEES APPROVE NEW CAMPUS MASTER PLAN FOR CAL POLY SLO
The Trustees approved a new campus master plan revision and final
environmental impact report for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo so that the
campus can expand its enrollment capacity from 15,000 full-time equivalent
students to 17,500 FTES over the next 20 years.
The proposal includes additional instruction space, housing facilities,
applied research space and parking structures. A central feature of
the plan involves creating new student housing for 3,000 additional
students and development of faculty and staff housing.
IN OTHER ACTION:
The Trustees Approved:
- Recommendations for nominees for honorary degrees in closed session.
- Amending the Trustee policy on punitive damages.
- Executive compensation for new presidents at CSU Channel Islands
and the California Maritime Academy in the amounts of $200,004 and
- Adopting a new health care reimbursement account plan for CSU executives.
- Adopting initial proposals by the CSU for bargaining with the Union
of American Physicians and Dentists (Unit 1), the State Employees
Trades Council (Unit 6), and the International Union of Operating
Engineers at the California Maritime Academy (Unit 10).
- Amending the 2000/01 capital outlay program, nonstate funded, to
include a residence dining center addition at San Francisco State
at a cost of $500,000.
- Amending the 2000/01 capital outlay program, state funded, to include
$9 million for the Center for Animal and Veterinary Science Education
at Cal Poly Pomona.
- Certifying a final environmental impact report and approving the
campus master plan revision at San Diego State.
- Approving schematic plans for the engineering building renovation/addition
at the California Maritime Academy.
- Approving the annual report on academic planning and program review.
- Approving the 2001/02 Legislative Report No. 2.
- Naming the new athletic conditioning, strength-building and rehabilitation
facility at San Jose State the Koret Athletic Training Center in honor
of Joseph and Stephanie Koret, founders of the Koret Foundation, which
contributed $1 million for the construction of the athletic facility.
- Naming Trustee Martha Fallgatter as chair of the Committee on Committees
for the 2001/02 term and naming Trustees Denny Campbell, Debra Farar,
Dee Dee Myers and Stanley Wang as members of that committee.
The Trustees Heard:
- Litigation report No. 13.
- The CSU Investment Report.
- A report on auxiliary organization tax exempt financing at Cal State
L.A. in an amount not to exceed $27.2 million for a building complex.
- A report on auxiliary organization tax exempt financing at CSU Monterey
Bay in an amount not to exceed $16 million for the renovation of additional
student housing and a food service and entertainment facility.
- A report on the development of 900 housing units at CSU Channel
Islands to provide for-sale and rental housing for faculty and staff,
as well as providing revenue to help support the academic capital
needs of the university.
- The proposed schedule for Board of Trustees' meetings for 2001/2002.
- A status report on current and follow-up internal audit assignments.
- A status report on the 2001/02 state funded capital outlay program.
- The preliminary state and nonstate funded five-year capital improvement
program 2002/03 through 2006/07.
- An update on University Advancement activities, including a status
report on the
systemwide communications plan and Legislative Day activities.