Welcome to "Budget Central." This information has been created to provide our campus community the latest news about California's budget situation and its impact on the California State University and CSU Bakersfield.
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The following information and updates occurred during the 2009-10 budget year.
November 13, 2012
July 25, 2012
May 22, 2012
President Mitchell held his eighth campus-wide budget forum on May 22, 2012 to keep CSUB employees and students informed of the current status of the state budget and its impact on the CSUB budget.
May 14, 2012
May 8, 2012
Cost Reduction and Revenue Enhancement Strategies as outlined by the CSU during the May 8, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting
President Mitchell held the seventh campus-wide budget forum on June 1, 2011 to keep CSUB employees and students informed of the current status of the state budget and its impact on the CSUB budget.
As the legislature grapples with how to close a more than a $26 million budget deficit, the CSU faces a $500 million cut system wide for fiscal year 2011/12.
Facing an estimated $28 billion budget deficit, Governor Jerry Brown today released his 2011-12 state budget proposal that calls for a $500 million reduction in state support for the California State University, equal to an 18 percent reduction.
On February 11, 2010, President Mitchell held the sixth campus-wide budget forum to keep CSUB employees and students informed of the current status of the state budget and its impact on the CSUB budget. In addition, he reviewed actions the University will take to address the cumulative impact of years of budget reductions.
- Budget Forum News Release
- Budget Forum PowerPoint
- Budget Forum Video
- Changes to CSUB Roadrunner Athletics
On Friday, Jan.8, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a 2010-11 budget that would restore a$305 million one-time cut in the CSU's current budget and includes an additional $60.6 million in funding for the CSU's enrollment growth.
The governor's budget seeks to close a $19.9 billion deficit over the next 18 months through a variety of cuts and shifts in spending, many of which will start in the current fiscal year. But he vowed to protect education saying it was the state's best way to invest in the future.
On October 7, President Horace Mitchell met with students in a open forum to provide information and answer questions. Topics included a budget overview, actions for budget reductions, planning for enrollment reductions, and campus efforts to minimize the impact of furloughs on students' academic progress. The PowerPoint presentation and video of the forum are available here:
On September 9, President Horace Mitchell held a Town Hall meeting during which he discussed the context of significant long-term reductions in state funding. He provided a historical detail of general state funding since 2004-05 and projected an $8.4 million budget reduction will be necessary for the 2010-11 year.
The California Faculty Association and the Academic Professionals of California have ratified agreements to implement a two-day-per-month furlough program.
They join members of the California State University Employees Union and the United Physicians and Dentists who will begin furloughs August 1 along with the CSU's executive, management and non- represented personnel. The State Employees' Trades Council-United, with 1,000 employees, has elected layoffs per their contract.
Under the CFA furlough agreement, faculty members will work with individual campus administrators so that class schedules for students are minimally disrupted.
President Mitchell outlined the budget crisis in a The Bakersfield Californian opinion article on July 30.
On July 29, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed discussed budget cuts in a video address to employees.
On July 22, President Horace Mitchell held at a forum for employees followed by a public briefing where he addressed the local impact of actions taken by the CSU board of trustees to make $584 million in budget cuts systemwide. The PowerPoint presentation and video of the forum are available here:
Specific action taken by the CSU includes
- increasing undergraduate student fees by $224 per quarter.
- curtailing enrollment at campuses beginning with winter quarter 2010.
- implementing furloughs for administrative and management level employees beginning August 1.
- implementing furloughs as negotiated and approved by California State University Employees Union, representing non-academic employees, beginning August 1.
The possibility of furloughs for faculty members is currently being voted upon by the California Faculty Association membership. Voting is scheduled through July 22.
For CSUB the budget reduction equates to a $13.5 million reduction. This gap will be closed using a combination of increased student fees ($3.1 million), employee furloughs ($5.5 million), and reductions from departmental budgets ($4.8 million). Note: These dollar amounts are projections based on anticipated enrollment and furloughs for all employees.
On July 7, CSU trustees heard details of the massive $584 million budget cut facing the system for the next fiscal year, and discussed a range of options including employee furloughs, enrollment reductions and potential student fee increases needed to address the deficit. The overall goal of the effort to close the budget gap is to serve as many students as possible with quality instruction and to protect as many jobs as possible.†
A news release summarizing the meeting is available at this link: http://calstate.edu/PA/News/2009/bot-meeting-july-summary.shtml
State general fund support of the CSU for 2009-10 is expected to be $500 million below the level of state support provided a decade ago.†To illustrate the magnitude of the cuts, the $584 million is equivalent to the funding provided by the state for about 95,000 students or approximately the number of students CSU graduates each year.
The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the entire action plan to address the $584 million deficit at its July 21 meeting.
- CSU Budget Office
- CSU Finance & Treasury
- CA Dept of Finance
- CA Legislative Analyst
- CSU Executive Orders
- CA Legislative Information
Whether you are a student, a parent, a graduate, a faculty member, staff member or friend of the university, you can help CSUB and the California State University at this critical time. We need you to be the voice of CSUB to let California's legislators know how this university has made a difference to you, to our region and to our state.
- Write a letter. There is a letter you can personalize and have it e-mailed directly to Governor Brown and members of the California State Legislature that you select.
- Talk to your friends, family, coworkers about the budget cuts and impact to CSUB, higher education and California's work force and economic well-being.
- Stay informed. Visit the Budget Central website for updated information on the CSU budget.
- Join the Alliance for the CSU