In Support of Student Success Fees*

Resolution Number: RF14-326
October, 2014
Whereas: 
The Academic Senate of San Francisco State University acknowledge receipt of the letter from the California State University Trustee Workgroup on Student Success Fees soliciting campus senate feedback on category II student success fees by October 13, 2014; and
Whereas: 
The Academic Senate of San Francisco State University recognize the fiscal exigencies that have prompted the proliferation of student success fees on California State University campuses where concerned constituents opted to further access to student advising, course offerings, faculty instruction, etc. in order to facilitate time to degree; and
Whereas: 
State legislation established a moratorium on new Category II fees in the California State University until January 1, 2016, and the California State University Board of Trustees has formed a workgroup on “Student Success Fees” that will make recommendations on future policy in this matter soon; and
Whereas: 
Prior to the current moratorium, California State University policy through Executive Order 1054 permitted, based on the President’s recommendation and with the Chancellor’s oversight, adoption of Category II fees tailored to the needs of each campus;
Whereas: 
Since 12 California State University campuses already have student success fees and the rest do not, it leads to a gross inequity among campuses regarding the amount of money available to educate students; therefore be it
Resolved: 
That all California State University campuses or none should have the opportunity for student success fees, and they should aim to be about the same amount per Full Time Equivalent; and be it further
Resolved: 
That a re-benching of General Fund allocations to campuses within the California State University should be undertaken, as similar discrepancies also exist with regard to the marginal Full Time Equivalent received per student; and be it further
Resolved: 
That this resolution be forwarded immediately to the California State University Trustee Workgroup on Student Success Fees. *A “student success fee” is a type of category II campus-based mandatory fee that must be paid by a student to enroll or attend a campus of the California State University, as determined by that campus or the Chancellor of the California State University.