By Janet Curiel |Staff Writer| The Faculty Senate voted on a resolution of no confidence of President Tomàs Morales on May 9. The meeting space was filled with observers including students, faculty, and staff. A year after the Faculty Senate conducted a campus climate survey, which surveyed 750 faculties, and staff on employee morale, leadership, shared governance and decision making, the resolution holds Morales personally responsible for not handling the grievances to their appeasement. When Senate Chair Karen Kolehmainen, began the proceedings, Senate Member Dwight Sweeney, attempted to object to the vote and be discussed, calling for a 2/3rds vote to continue. A … [Read more...] about Vote of No Confidence for Morales
By Dominic Indolino |Staff Writer| A projection made by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) stated that the number of California jobs requiring a college degree will rise to 41 percent by 2025, but the amount of graduates in the state workforce will only increase by 1 percent. This will leave a "drought" of one million college graduates that are needed to work college level jobs according to the PPIC. Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the CSU, is focused on combating this drought with Graduation Incentive 2025. His new program plans to raise graduation rates for first-time freshmen (FTF) and transfer students (TS) while lowering the opportunity gap for historically … [Read more...] about Grad initiative forgets current students
By Taniya Harwell |Staff Writer| The Board of Trustees for the CSU system has approved an overhaul for the student success fees tacked on to tuition costs. This action was decided on during a Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28. “I’m not sure how successful the fee have made me,” said student Duayne Sayre. “Student success fees” began being implemented around CSU campuses in 2008 and are now required for enrollment at 12 CSU’s . The new policy will require a student vote after the new fee has been established for six years and after campuses undertake an education campaign to inform students about the uses and costs of the charges, according to the LA … [Read more...] about Student success fees may disappear
By Chelsea Galvez |Staff Writer| The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a budget increase of $269 million for the 2015-2016 school year last week as well as a three percent compensation increase for top CSU executives. The CSU budget proposal is now subject to the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown. The proposal spells out no tuition increase. The budget increase, as stated by the CSU budget proposal, was a measure necessary to cover mandatory expenses such as employee benefits, faculty pay increases, student success and completion initiatives, as well as infrastructure and maintenance improvements across all CSU campuses. “[The new budget] will prioritize … [Read more...] about CSU budget goes to governor approval
By Chelsea Galvez |Staff Writer| An increased budget plan request of $269 million for the 2015-2016 school year is expected to be approved by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees after a meeting on Nov. 12-13th. This budget request more than doubles Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal of $119.5 million that was outlined in his multi-year funding budget for CSU. “The CSU, which spans the entire state of California, has an annual budget of more than $5 billion,” reported the CSU website. The CSU budget outline states that the increase is necessary for mandatory expenses such as retirement and health benefits for employees, a necessary two percent compensation pool increase … [Read more...] about CSU trustees review proposed plans
By Erin Leach |Staff Writer| One quarter, ten weeks: simple, short, and sweet, but this familiar system may be subject for change. CSUs are being forced into the semester system despite the fact many students prefer the quarter system. Student Janika Kelly likes the fact that quarters are so quick. “Semesters are way too long, students are going to have a tough time making that transition. They may be setting us up for failure,” she said. CSUSB is one of the six remaining CSU campuses where quarters are intact, but not for long. If there is continued pressure from the Chancellor of the CSU Timothy White, those schools are most likely facing a change even sooner than … [Read more...] about Semesters are coming! Semesters are coming!
By Tiffiny Gaston |Staff Writer| Churches across California will host Super Sundays during the next two months to promote and inform African American youth about college. The scheduled events will include speeches from CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, trustees, campus presidents and other important CSU faculty. Super Sundays are produced by the CSU African American Initiative, which began when former CSU Chancellor, Charles B. Reed and Bishop Charles E. Blake partnered together to inform African American youth about college. Super Sundays started with only 24 churches and have now expanded to over 100 churches throughout California. According to www.calstate.edu/supersunday, … [Read more...] about CSU Super Sundays preach to benefit African American students