Year Round Operations CSULB is one of four CSU campuses designated
in the Governor's budget to begin a state-supported summer term
in 2001. Funding has been provided for 1,145 FTES matriculated students.
Non-matriculated students can enroll on a space-available basis
through Open University. Matriculated students will pay a special
summer State University Fee assessed on a per unit basis.
For most matriculated students, costs
will be lower than in past summers; an exception is that nonresidents
of California will also be assessed nonresident tuition. State University
Grants and employee fee waivers will now be available in the summer,
just as they are in the academic year.
The implementation of year round operation
raises a number of complex issues, ranging from the possibility
of modifying the academic calendar to the scheduling of necessary
maintenance of classroom and laboratory facilities. In order to
begin the first state-supported summer term on very short notice
without inhibiting an orderly and efficient planning process for
the longer run, the campus has designated University College and
Extension Services as the proper agency to continue operating our
summer sessions for
the immediate future. For the most part,
the summer term will be conducted in accordance with existing policies
and procedures as before.
Modifications of past practice will be made
where appropriate. For example, the President has already determined
that faculty will be paid in the summer on the same salary schedule
used during the regular academic terms.
On the other hand, summer teaching will continue
to be treated as optional and as an addition to regular term employment.
Also, the summer term will not be interchangeable with the fall
and spring semesters, at least until there is a personnel system
in place that is designed to accommodate such arrangements.
The RPP Task Force will continue to receive
status reports during the forthcoming year.