By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a $270 tuition increase to take place fall 2017. According to a statement released from the CSU Office of the Chancellor on March 22, the tuition increase will “generate $77.5 million for student success initiatives.” “If our advocacy efforts do not result in adequately funding the trustees’ budget request, the revenue generated by this increase will allow us to add faculty, courses, advisors and other resources to improve students’ opportunities for success,” said CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea. At CSUSB, students have felt the impact of … [Read more...] about More scrambling around for increased tuition
By Jorge Campos |Staff Writer| California State Universities (CSU) relied on more part-time professors than full-time ones last academic year. Across all 23 campuses in the CSU system, faculty consisted of 51 percent part-time faculty during the 2013-2014 academic school year, according to The Sacramento Bee. Part-time professors, unlike full-time ones, can be hired each semester/quarter as needed and cost considerably less. CSUSB Communications Professor, Donna Gotch, was a part-time professor last year, and believes the students who are concerned about part-time professors not having enough time for their students are the same students who don’t put in effort to communicate … [Read more...] about More part-time professors
By Danielle Brooks |Staff Writer| Every school year, the student population on campus grows and unfortunately, this trend will affect students in the future. This being my fourth year at CSUSB, I have noticed that the population on campus seems to be flourishing. “I’ve been on campus for a few years now, but I’ve noticed that it seems to be especially crowded this year,” said student Kimber Veca. “I used to get ‘princess parking’ for my 8 A.M. classes before this year, but now there’s significantly more students taking early morning classes,” added Veca. Not only is parking scarce and class enrollment difficult, but students have also claimed that the Starbucks line has … [Read more...] about This school is crowded.
By Shiane Jacocks |Staff Writer| Some students take advantage of their summer by hanging out with friends and family. However, there are some students who spend their summer vacation hitting the books. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your time off and I, for one, argue that taking too many summer classes could lead to becoming emotionally distraught. Some students who use up all their time studying may not acknowledge the increased anxiety. A break is just that, a break, and it helps relieve that strain that may have developed during the three months of class sessions in spring quarter. An article from the website, Education Portal, called “The Pros and Cons of Taking Summer … [Read more...] about Summer school: Pros and Cons
By Rona Ortiz |Staff Writer| Many students face pressure to obtain their degree as quickly as possible. This can cause students to overlook elective classes that may lead to new interests, or enhance their job skills. Exploring classes in different fields can help undecided students choose a major. “Students should take classes outside of their major to explore other possible career interests,” said Vivian Ortiz. “Taking other classes exposes you to new people and experiences,” Ortiz added. Taking a class for enjoyment can provide a break from the stress of rigorous coursework. A great stress relieving class many enjoy is Yoga. Yoga classes are offered by the Kinesiology Department … [Read more...] about Classes students should take
By Brittany Crow |Staff Writer| Winter registration is approaching this week and many students are digging through their PAWS report, trying to figure out their winter quarter schedule. Many of us are stressing out because of our registration date. We ask ourselves, ‘Will I get all my classes?’ I got the chance to stop by the registration building to find out how registration dates are issued out to students and if there was a specific order that dates are distributed. CSUSB’s registration dates are split into five categories. Priority l is for first year EOP, Serrano Village residents and Veterans. Priority ll goes to seniors and classified graduates. Priority lll goes to … [Read more...] about Who gets priority registration?
By Alexis Figueroa |News Staff| CSUSB students’ schedules will be capped at 17 units when enrolling in Fall 2012, unless they are willing to pay $700 for an additional four unit class. CSUSB is not alone as the CSU system issued a memo in early March that they will regulate a unit limit for all 23 universities in the CSU system, regardless of their financial circumstances, according to a report by KRCRTV.com. The main force behind this change is addressing budget crisis; many CSU campuses have seen the toll the lack of funding have taken on their budget and CSUSB students have seen tuition continuously rising. With the budget crisis, CSUSB students for the 2012-2013 academic year … [Read more...] about 17 unit cap imposed on students at CSUSB in fall
By Shanieka Perrier |Staff Writer| I think it would be to students’ advantage to attend summer session. CSUSB is offering a variety of classes that students may need to keep the on pace towards graduation. Many schools cannot afford to offer summer school programs and those that are offering summer classes have limited options for students when choosing classes. Summer school courses are not just open to current and future students entering CSUSB in the fall, but are also open to students who attend other colleges and universities. I think it great to attend summer school because there is less crowding, and the teacher-student relationship is better because there are far less … [Read more...] about Students should take advantage of summer school