June 10: Information-Gathering Session with CSU Yesterday
CSUEU's Pat Gantt, Dennis Dillon and Teven Laxer met with representatives of CSU management at the Office of the Chancellor yesterday on an information-gathering basis.
The context was a projected cut to the CSU budget of $583,816,000, the amount proposed by the governor in the May Revise and expected to be recommended by the Budget Conference Committee within the next week. This represents a staggering 13.5 percent cut to the budget.
The meeting made clear that the Chancellor is abiding by two key principles in dealing with this crisis: maintaining the best quality of education possible and saving as many jobs as possible. The conversation focused on different ways to deal with the budget shortfall, including the possibility of furloughs as a potential alternative to layoffs (the topic of furloughs is covered in the furloughs FAQ and is broached in the budget FAQ posted to this site).
The Board of Directors met by teleconference at noon today and voted to commission a scientific telephone poll of a representative number of members and fee payers for feedback on furloughs and related topics, scheduled to be completed within the next 10 days. Check Budget Central for the latest updates.
Categories: Budget Central |
Posted: 6/10/2009 |