CSU Trustees Postpone Controversial Vote, Will Adopt 2020-21 Budget Plan

Next week, November 19-20, the CSU Board of Trustees will convene for its bi-monthly meeting at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. The meeting has been much anticipated because the Trustees were supposed to vote on a controversial proposal that will change CSU admissions requirements, adding an extra year of high school math, or “quantitative reasoning” coursework. Responding to pressure from many students, faculty, education advocacy organizations, and community groups and a request from the Governor, the Chancellor has pulled the vote from the November agenda and instead will continue discussing the proposal. This discussion will take place on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Outside the meeting room at the Chancellor’s Office, CSU Students for Quality Education will be protesting the proposal.

CFA leaders will attend and provide public comment on both days of the meeting. Faculty members who wish to view the proceedings can tune in online, where there is a livestream of the meeting.

Other actions the Trustees will take include the adoption of a 2020-21 budget plan and a revised policy on executive pay. After the meeting adjourns, there is an open forum on the search for the next CSU Chancellor; the meeting at the Chancellor’s Office is scheduled from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on November 20.

The full agenda, with documents concerning each item, is posted online now.