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CSSA and the CSU
Transcript of CSSA and the CSU
Created and promoted Clicker Initiative
Launched Greenovation Fund
Strengthened Shared Governance on Auxiliary Boards
Launched Made in the CSU advocacy campaign
Launched Federal Relations Program
Promoted Textbook Affordability (AL$)
Supported In-State Tuition for Foster Youth
Registered 75,000 New Student Voters
Launched CSU Student Leader Conference
2008: Systemwide Coded Memorandum
2011: Policy on Auxiliary Governing Boards
1975 to 1979: Repeatedly Killed an Annual Tuition Bill for CSU Students
1978: Effectively Lobbied CSU to Remove a 6 year-old Policy on Tuition
1989/90: Effectively Lobbied Governor to Change Student Fee Increase from 10% to 3.6%
1992: Sponsored AB 3294; Allows Fee Installment Plans for Students.
2000 - 2005: Restricted Credit Card Marketing Practices
Provide student development opportunities
To maintain and enhance access to an affordable,
quality public higher education for the people of
California to the California State University (CSU)
Chancellor’s Office Organization
The 23 Campuses of the CSU
2 year institutions that offer both academic and vocational programs
Academic programs focus on transfer to a 4-year institution
Grant the Associates degree
112 colleges in 72 districts
1,800,000 full-time students
Focus on workforce improvement, remedial education, ESL instruction
California Community Colleges
No faculty collective bargaining
Highly decentralized campuses
10 campuses (with 5 medical centers) + 3 national laboratories
$2.5 B state support 2011-12
59,000 academic employees
Emphasis on basic research
Quasi-independent state agency
Faculty represented by a union
$2.14 B General Fund state support in 2011-12 plus $2.4 B in student fees
21,400 faculty headcount
Emphasis on applied research
CSU – UC Comparison
Undergraduate and graduate education, with emphasis on “applied” fields and teacher education
2005 CSU authorized to offer its first independent doctorate; in 2010 two doctoral degrees were added
CSU admits the top 3rd of CA high school graduates
Faculty research consistent with the primary function of instruction
Organized the functions and governance for public higher education into 3 “tiers”
Established principle of universal access within certain admissions requirements
Transfer function is an essential component of the commitment to access
Reaffirmed commitment to principle of tuition-free education
Master Plan for Higher Education
(appointed by the Trustees)
Board of Trustees
(appointed by the
Timothy P. White
(appointed by the Trustees)
401 Golden Shore Suite 135 Long Beach, CA 90802
Tel: (562) 951-4025 Fax: (562) 951-4860
Strong Public University System
Prosperous Regional Economies and State Economy
Operational and Alumni Spending
Overview of CSU’s Impact
Competitive Knowledge-Based Industries
of California's teachers
of California's criminal justice professionals
of California's social workers
of public administration graduates
of business professionals
in health and medicine
in hospitality and tourism
of California's engineer
Consult governor, state legislature and CSU Board of Trustees on issues affecting students
Develop unity in addressing campus and statewide issues
Represent each of the system's 23 campus student associations
Foster and coordinate communication among campus student associations
Coordinate student representation in governance
"Student Presidents Association" was founded
Student Presidents Association sponsors successful legislation authorizing the expenditure of student body fees to fund a lobbyist for CSU students (CA Education Code § 89300).
This is the only section of the law that allows ASIs to lobby and pay dues to CSSA
Formally recognized by the CSU Board of Trustees
Name & Represtative Change
CSSA starts including an additional student from each campus - the CSSA Representative - and renames itself The California State Student Association
OF THE STATE'S GRADUATES,
THE CSU GRADUATES:
Authorization of Student Fees to Fund Lobbyist
How do we Compare?
The trustees recognize (via policy) campus Associated Students organizations as the official representative at the campus level and CSSA as the official representative at the system level.
Associated Students and CSSA Recognized
•An independent, non-profit student association that addresses issues affecting students at the statewide and systemwide level.
•The single recognized voice for over 437,000 students attending the California State University system.
•The acknowledged statewide student organization representing, serving and protecting the collective interests of CSU students.
•Recognized in the California Education Code as the official representative of CSU students before both the Chancellor’s Office, California and Federal governments and the community-at-large.
CSSA is governed by a student board of directors composed of the officially recognized representatives of each of the 23 CSU campuses.
These student representatives collectively tackle higher education challenges, with a focus on improving quality, access, and affordability
CSSA Representatives serve to represent the collective interest of students to the CSU Board of Trustees, governor, state legislature and the public.
•The annual policy agenda addresses public policy issues that are aligned with the core principles of CSSA and California public higher education: access, affordability and quality.
•CSSA takes positions on higher education legislation at the state and federal level, prioritizing efforts based on potential impact on students and the CSU.
•Sponsors legislation, and has achieved significant student victories through legislation, mainly in the area of financial aid.
•The board works to foster collaboration with stakeholders including the CSU Trustees, faculty, staff, administrators and the state legislature through the policy agenda.
Miles J. Nevin
Student Government Scholarships
1987: Sponsored Bill to Repeal State Law Penalizing Student Financial Aid for Student Leaders and Activists
1990s: Effectively Lobbied CSU to Include Crucial Elements in the Student Fee Policy (1/3 Set Aside, Caps on Mandatory Fees, Student Referendums, Student Majorities on SFAC)
2005 to 2007: Cal Grant Advocacy (AB 2813)
2000: Secured Stable Funding from CSU
2000: Succeeded in Procuring Second Student Trustee
2001: Board of Trustees Approves Policy on Student
1970s: Sponsored Coalition to Establish Departments Serving Students with Disabilities
1994: Resolution Regarding Students with Hearing Impairments Leads to CSU Contract with Language Interpreters
Ed Policy and Shared Governance
Participation in Policy Development
Improving Quality and Academic Support
Other Statewide Student Associations
AB 669: Supported by CSSA, this bill grants residency to former foster youth for purposes of paying in-state tuition to attend the CSU.
AB 2813: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill raises the Cal Grant age eligibility from 24 to 27 years of age.
Cal Grant eligibility
AB 970: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill establishes requirements and timeframes for the California State University (CSU) regarding the approval and implementation of student fee increases.
Student Fee Increases
SB 1440: Sponsored by CSSA, this historic legislation created a clear and efficient pathway for community college students to transfer to the CSU.
AB 326: Supported by CSSA, this bill requires textbook publishers to offer captioned format of instructional material for students with disabilities.
HR 3221: Supported by CSSA, this historic legislation implemented sweeping changes to the federal student aid program, thereby removing banks from the business of guaranteeing student loans and generating an additional $60 billion for students and families.
Direct Lending Issue
AB 130: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill allows students that meet the in-state tuition requirements to apply and receive scholarships derived from non-state funds.
CA Dream Act
AB 131: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill allows students that meet the in-state tuition requirements to apply for and receive financial aid at California public colleges and universities which include the board of governors fee waiver, institutional aid, and Cal Grant Entitlement awards.
Former Foster Youth
AB 844: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill makes clear that all students, including AB 540 students, may serve in any capacity in student government at the CSU, CCC or UC and receive any grant, scholarship, fee waiver or reimbursement for expenses incurred connected with that service.
Student Identification Statute
AB 176: Sponsored by CSSA, this bill requires a test sponsor, for purposes of administering a standardized test, to provide alternative methods to verify a test subject’s identity for those test subjects who are unable to provide the required identification.