Resolution Acknowledging Increased Student Advisory Participation Concerning Student Fees

Resolution Number: RF20-415
December, 2020
Whereas: 
RATIONALE: Through the mission statements of the CSU and SF State, students are empowered to engage in dialogue with campus administration concerning fees. The CSU Student Fee Policy establishes that each CSU Campus will have a fee advisory committee, comprised of a majority of students. At SF State, the Student Fee Advisory Committee offers advisement to our campus president, in accordance with the CSU Student Fee Policy. As of the Fall 2020 term, SF State’s implementation of the CSU Student Fee Policy has begun allowing the Student Fee Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations concerning Category IV fees (such as Late Fees, Refund Fees, Library Fines, Transcript Fees, Commencement Fee, Payment Plan Fees )1.
Whereas: 
1 Category IV fees are defined as, “Fees, other than Category II or III fees, paid to receive materials, services, or for the use of facilities provided by the university; and fees or deposits to reimburse the university for additional costs resulting from dishonored payments, late submissions, or misuse of property or as a security or guaranty
Whereas: 
the Academic Senate of SF State recognizes the authority of the San Francisco State University per California State University Student Fee Policy to assess Category IV fees2.; and
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2 https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/budget/tuition-fees/fee-policy/Documents/index-offees. pdf
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the Academic Senate of SF State recognizes the advisory capacity of the Student Fee Advisory Committee per the California State University Student Fee Policy3.; and
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3 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7459727/latest/
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the Academic Senate of SF State recognizes that student representatives and the Associated Students have expressed concern about the need for transparency and student input concerning Category IV fees4; therefore be it
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4 http://asi.sfsu.edu/resolution-for-support-during-covid19/
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate appreciates the efforts of the SF State administration in encouraging student participation and expanding the capacity of the Student Fee Advisory Committee to be able to offer advice and recommendations concerning Category IV fees; and be it further
Resolved: 
that the Academic Senate of SF State encourages other CSU campuses to follow the example of SF State in including Category IV fees as an area where the fee advisory committee can offer advice and recommendations; and be it further
Resolved: 
that this resolution be distributed to President Mahoney, campus Vice- Presidents, the Provost, Vice Provost, the Board of the Associated Students, Co-Chairs of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, and the Academic Senate of the CSU.