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CSULA Student Success, Graduation and Career Placement Fee

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Category II Fee Initiative - CSULA has released additional information about the proposed $80 per quarter fee that is to be implemented in Fall 2012.

A.S.I. Updates - Dialogue about the $80 cost per quarter, funding allocation and a possible resolution in support or against the initiative will continue to take place in open A.S.I. business meetings.

The CSULA Student Fee Policy committee is waiting to hear a presentation by the CSULA Administration as to the proposed allocation percentages intended for target areas highlighted in the initiative presentation. A.S.I. has formally requested a review of this information and is resolved to analyze these fund allocation numbers and discuss student input into the initiative’s annual assessment. Once this is completed, the A.S.I. Board of Directors will vote upon the organization's formal position concerning the "CSULA Student Success Fee."

In addition, we are committed to providing students information about upcoming presentations concerning the proposed fee and are planning a town hall meeting at the beginning of the winter quarter (once we've obtained the allocation percentages). Still, we will be collecting feedback and surveying the student population through the duration of the consideration process and offering CSULA Administration our findings. Most importantly though, we want to ensure opportunities for students to have their voices heard.

If you would like more information or require further clarification, please contact our Administration Office at (323) 343-4778 or email Hector Escobar Vice President for Academic Governance at asivpag [at] calstatela [dot] edu

CSULA Campus Goal

The campus' goal is to strengthen supplemental support services for undergraduates and graduates that will:

  1. Dramatically improve academic advisement and increase retention and graduation rates
  2. Promote personal development services
  3. Expand access to teaching and learning technologies and tools
  4. Improve career and graduate school opportunities.

Retention and Graduation Support

The Student Success Fee provides:

  • 22 new staff advisors to support and complement faculty advising. As a result, all students, especially first-time freshmen, transfer, new graduate and undeclared students, will receive advisement that saves them time to degree, and therefore, tuition.
  • A retention coordinator to assist students toward graduation success
  • Improved Library access
  • Expanded tutorial services; continuation of the Take 5 Mentoring program; study group facilitators and supplemental instruction support for undergraduate students.

Student Development and Wellness

The Student Success Fee also enhances:

  • Expanded leadership development opportunities
  • Support for Summer Bridge to increase the academic readiness of students entering the University
  • Wellness services for students including stress management and time management
  • Services for students with disabilities, including accommodations, captioning and interpreting services
  • Veterans Services through new outreach, orientation and programs

Student Development

The Student Success Fee will offer:

  • Improved access to career counselors to work with academic advisors and faculty in each college
  • An enhanced mentoring program pairing students with professionals in related disciplines
  • Internships, professional networking and job shadowing programs with CSULA alumni

Enhanced Student Learning

  • Transition the IT infrastructure to flexible, cloud-based services:
  • Serve students wherever they are – on campus, at home, at work, at leisure.
  • Students can connect to the cloud using any compatible device of their choice.
  • Learning resources, applications, productivity tools and storage are available anytime, anywhere.
  • Lower future students costs by capitalizing on evolving open learning systems where learning resources are cooperatively created and shared.
  • Create and support both virtual and physical environments to optimize student learning.
  • Provide classrooms, labs and open access areas with the best technology to support both teaching and learning.
  • Implement new tools to find, organize and use content from a repository of courses and student projects.
  • Provide low-cost to no-cost site license software, open source e-books and a technology loaner program.
  • Integrate the use of technology applications across multiple platforms (e.g., iPads, smartphones, tablets).

Evaluation and Assessment

  • All implemented SSF programs and activities will be evaluated annually
  • Programs and activities shown not to be achieving their stated goals and objectives will be modified or discontinued and replaced with programs and activities that are effective.

Relative Costs to Attend College*

  • Public four-year colleges charge, on average, $7,605 per year in tuition and fees for in-state students. The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students at these institutions is $11,990.
  • Private nonprofit four-year colleges charge, on average, $27,293 per year in tuition and fees.
  • Current total of tuition and fees for CSULA is $6,088/year.

                                   *http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/add-it-up/482.html

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Relative Costs to Attend College

  • With this fee increase, CSULA’s annual costs will still remain among the lowest in the United States.
  • As of 2011/2012 fiscal year, CSULA had the second lowest total of mandatory fees out of 23 CSU campuses.

Committee Updates

Once more, the CSULA Student Fee Policy committee is waiting to hear a presentation by the CSULA Administration as to the proposed allocation percentages intended for target areas highlighted in the initiative presentation. A.S.I. has formally requested a review of this information and is resolved to analyze these fund allocation numbers and discuss student input into the initiative’s annual assessment. Once this is completed, the A.S.I. Board of Directors will vote upon the organization's formal position concerning the "CSULA Student Success Fee."

 

Again, if you would like more information or require further clarification, please contact our Administration Office at (323) 343-4778 or email Hector Escobar Vice President for Academic Governance at asivpag [at] calstatela [dot] edu