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Inventory of the California State University Records
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R211.01, Box 1/1-Box 1/3

Series 1 Reports 1957-1964

Physical Description: 3 file folders


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Reports issued regarding the State Colleges' enrollment statistics at the various campuses across the state. The reports also include academic year and end of semester summaries, and degree and credential summaries. The Superintendent of Public Instruction wrote the reports from 1957 to 1960 while The Board of Trustees authored the 1960 - 1964 reports.
R211.02, Box 1/4-Box 2/12

Series 2 Subject Files 1968-1971

Physical Description: 41 file folders


Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files relate to the operations of the Trustees and were created by the CSU Board of Trustees and the Chancellor's Office contain correspondence, press releases, meeting agendas, budgets, press clippings, and reports. Subject headings include: Academic Affairs, Academic Planning, Academic Senate, Advisory Board, Alumni Association, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Budget, Chancellor Correspondence, Counsel of California State College Presidents, Coordinating Counsel for Higher Education, Education Commission of the States, Faculty and Staff Affairs, Faculty Salaries, Institutional Research, Legal, and University of California.
R211.03, Box 2/13-Box 3/4

Series 3 California Constitution Revision Commission Files 1995-1996

Physical Description: 17 file folders


Arranged in reverse chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

The California Constitution Revision Commission Files consist of correspondence between Chancellor Barry Munitz and his representative at the commission, Dr. Lee Kerschner. The Commission reviewed the state constitution and wrote a report recommending changes. The files primarily consist of correspondence from Dr. Kerschner to Chancellor Munitz detailing developments at the meetings. Dr. Kerschner provided commentary and analysis concerning behind-the-scenes developments and the machinations of various factions vying against each other.

Governmental Affairs Unit Records 1968-1996

R211.04, Box 3/5-Box 26/19

Series 1 Bill Files 1968-1996

Physical Description: 482 file folders


Arranged numerically by bill number within legislative session.

Scope and Content Note

The bill files consists of bills analyzed by the Government Affairs office and their recommendations on position the CSU should take on each bill. The series ranges from 1968 to 1972 and 1981 to 1996, with the strongest concentration being 1981 to 1996. The bills relate to many subjects but some prominent subjects were funding, Trustee independence, enrollment, increased role for the CSU in higher education, cost reduction, affordable tuition and fees, teacher training, and employees. The series mostly consists of bill analysis, press clippings, correspondence, and memoranda.
Several legislators attempted to increase the Trustees independence. SCA 64 (1983-1984) by State Senator Al Alquist was a failed attempt to make the Board of Trustees independent which received student and union opposition over fears they would lose autonomy and collective bargaining powers. Yet, the Trustees argued the CSU was too big to be regulated as a typical state agency. Assembly Member Paul Woodruff authored the Trustees sponsored AB1203 (Chaptered 414, Statutes of 1991) to increase bureaucratic efficiency and independence. Assembly Member Brooks Firestone authored the CSU Management Efficiency Act (AB3132, Chapter 938, Statutes of 1996). The act made the CSU exempt from non-specific new laws affecting state agencies, exempt the CSU from the Office of Administrative Law, reformed contract management, and allowed the CSU to create risk management pools. The Trustees supported the act. Senator Al Alquist worked (SB593, Chapter 779, Statutes of 1993) to increase the Trustees' autonomy by removing the Department of Finance's approval from Trustee settlements of pending actions.
Tuitions and fees increased as the state's financial situation worsened throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A fundamental shift occurred wherein the state lost the ability to finance the CSU at previous levels while student enrollment expanded. This contradiction forced the CSU to figure out how to fund the increased matriculation. The Trustees sought to prevent any enrollment loss do to escalating costs. Several legislators responded with proposals to keep higher education affordable without increasing state spending. Assembly Member Tom Hayden offered one such plan with AB 278 in 1987, which Governor George Deukmejian vetoed. The plan would have allowed parents to invest tuition futures. The Chancellor's office took no official position but supported the idea of the bill while acknowledging the possibility that the plan would not benefit low-income families. Senator Marian Bergeson sought to increase access to financial aid by introducing SB 602 (Chapter 1016, Statutes of 1987), which reformed California's financial aid to resemble federal financial aid. SB1072 (Senator Lucy Killea, 1993-1994) attempted to empower the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) to investigate ways to reduce costs at the CSU while maintaining education standards. The bill received Trustee support but the governor vetoed because he felt the bill was better served as a resolution.
Teacher training remained the major focus of the CSU and the Trustees constantly sought ways to enhance teacher training and toughen credentialing standards. Senator Marian Bergeson authored SB 148 (Chapter 1355, Statutes of 1989) to create Accrediting Advisory Council pilot program, focusing attention on candidate assessment and local flexibility. SB655 (Senator Marian Bergeson, Chapter 426, Statutes of 1993) initiated the Trustee-supported deregulation of the Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC) in order to increase teacher quality.
In order to establish the right of immigrants and immigrants' children to have access to higher education, the legislature passed AB2015 (Chapter 680, Statutes of 1983), which Assembly Member Art Agnos authored in 1983. The bill allowed legal aliens to establish residence thereby avoiding paying tuition at the CSU. The bill also created confusion because some officials thought illegal immigrants were covered under the new law. In response to the controversy, Assembly Member Marian Bergeson authored AB2247 in 1984 and state Senator Seymour authored SB 1350 in 1984 but both bills died in committee. In the 1991-1992 session, Assembly Member Richard Polanco authored AB 592, which would have allowed illegal aliens to achieve residency status but Governor Pete Wilson vetoed the bill.
Many attempts have been made to modify and update the Master Plan and the Donahoe Act since 1961. In the 1989-1990 session, Assembly Member Tom Hayden introduced legislation (AB462) to add new areas to the Master Plan such as a focus on access for disabled students, educational equality, and modifying the primary mission of the CSU. Governor George Deukmejian vetoed the bill. He reintroduced the legislation as AB617 (Chapter 1198 Statutes of 1991). The Commission for the Review of the Master Plan and the Joint Legislative Committee for the Review of the Master Plan suggested alterations to the 1960 Master Plan. One suggestion was to increase CCC transfer students. SB507 (Assembly Member Gary Hart, 1989-1990) attempted to enhance the ability of community college student transfers to the UC and CSU but was vetoed.
Senator Milton Marks introduced the vetoed SB1466 (1993-1994) to provide part-time faculty and coaches with CSU provided healthcare, with the CSU absorbing the cost. The bill received Board of Trustees support but was vetoed over concerns of causing fee increases. Another bill focusing on part-time faculty was AB751 (Assembly Member Dan Hauser, 1993-1994), which would have shifted part-time faculty automatically to full-time status after four years of employment. The Trustees opposed the bill arguing this was a collective bargaining issue. Governor Pete Wilson vetoed the bill. The legislature attempted several times to locate CSU employees under the State Personnel Board. Assembly Member and Senator Charles Calderon authored bills to enact the change: AB4321 (1985-86), AB378 (1987-88), and SB1652 (1989-1990). Each bill failed to pass and received opposition from the Trustees on grounds that the move would be costly and the CSU was a unique state agency.
In the 1989-1990 session, SB365 (Senator William Craven, Chapter 289, Statutes of 1989) transformed the CSU, San Diego extension into CSU, San Mateo, creating the twentieth CSU campus. The bill originally placed the CCC, CSU, and UC at the same campus. The Trustees favored adding CSU, San Mateo to the university.
Seeking to reconfigure the Board of Trustees Daniel Boatwright introduced legislation (SB 1950, 1989-1990) to require trustee appointments to have a four-year degree. The legislation died in the Senate. The Trustees opposed claiming the Board of Trustees should represent every Californian, not just educated ones. Also seeking to modify the Board of Trustees membership Hilda Solis introduced AB2113 (1993-1994) to increase student and faculty membership on the board. The Trustees opposed the legislation; the governor vetoed the bill.
The military remained an ambivalent topic. Although the CSU wanted to support service members attending the CSU, sometimes CSU independence conflicted with California military policy. Following CSU, Sacramento President Donald Garth's removal of ROTC from the Sacramento campus, Assembly Member Pete Knight fought to reinstate ROTC be removing this ability from CSU presidents (AB415, Chapter 398, Statutes of 1995). The Board of Trustees opposed this as a loss of independence. Yet, the Chancellor also encouraged active duty military personnel to attend the CSU. Assembly Member Steve Clute authored AB 259 (Chapter 900, Statutes of 1989) to allow active duty military personnel to pay resident tuition with the Trustees support.
The 1989 murder of Jeanne Clery sparked a campaign to establish collegiate crime statistic reports. State Senator Art Torres authored the Clery Act (SB1358) in 1989 that Governor George Deukmejian vetoed. It would have forced the CSU to release per campus crime statistics. The Chancellor's office worked closely with Senator Torres. This bill mirrored the federal bill of the same name.
1968: Bill Drafts (Box 3/5- Box 3/6).
1969: AB1-AB2358 (Box 3/7- Box 3/8).
1969: AB4-AB2358, ACA20-ACA83, ACR2-ACR229, AJR40, HR25-HR355 (F3878: 1-9).
1969: SB5-SB1419, SCA18, SCR18-SCR85, SR119 (F3878: 10-17).
1970: AB1-AB2503, ACA31-ACA70, ACR46-ACA180, HR149-HR201 (Box 3/8- Box 3/11).
1970: SB1-SB1419, SCR40-SCR54, SJR30, SR54-SR55 (Box 3/11- Box 3/12).
1970: AB3-AB2503, ACA7-ACA70, ACR5-ACR195, HR24-HR222 (F3878: 18-27).
1970: SB6-SB1419, SCA27, SCR40-SCR152, SJR30, SR54-SR293 (F3878: 28-33).
1971: AB1-AB3097, ACA23-ACA73, ACR21-ACR174, HR36-HR37 (Box 3/13- Box 3/16).
1971: SB1-SB1622, SCA32, SCR18-SCR88 (Box 3/17- Box 3/19).
1971: AB3-AB3097, ACA23-ACA73, ACR6-ACR174, AJR4, HR36-HR52 (F3878: 34-46).
1971: SB39-SB1622, SCA32, SCR18-SCR105, SR62, SR226 (F3878: 47-55).
1972: AB1-AB209 (Box 3/20- Box 4/2).
1972: SB1-SB1594 (Box 4/3- Box 4/4).
1972: AB13-AB2321, ACA3-ACA68, ACR15-ACR127 (F3878: 56-68).
1972: SB15-SB1510, SCR4, SCR59, SJR20 (F3878: 69-76).
1973-1974: AB23-AB4509, ACA47-ACA105, ACR20-ACR267, HR55-HR61 (F3878: 77-100).
1973-1974: SB5-SB2454, SCR19-SCR116, SR93 (F3878: 101-111).
1975-1976: AB11-AB4529, ACA55-ACA82, ACR4-ACR224, AJR23, AJR67 (F3878: 112-137).
1975-1976: SB1-SB2086, SCA27-SCA43, SCR54, SCR78 (F3878: 138-150).
1977-1978: AB12-AB3787, ACA2-ACA82, ACR24-ACR156, AJR15-AJR82 (F3878: 151-168).
1978-1977: SB8-SB2218, SCA8-SCA41, SCR71, SJR26 (F3878: 180-192).
1979-1980: Preprint AB3, AB6-AB3369, ACA22-ACA74, ACR9-ACR112, HR48 (F3878: 180-192).
1979-1980: SB3-SB2068, SCA4, SCA13, SCR48-SCR74, SJR6, SR30 (F3878: 193-201).
1981-1982: AB41-AB3811; ACA48-ACA8; ACR25-ACA145; AJR3-AJR103; JR152; AB7X (Box 4/5- Box 5/14).
1981-1982: GRP1; Preprint SB6; Preprint SCR1; SB31-SB2074; SCA15; SCR59-SCR83; SR17 (Box 5/15- Box 6/14).
1983-1984: AB1-AB4052; ACA1-ACA44; ACR16-ACR162; AJR32-AJR12; AB12X-AB36X (Box 6/15- Box 8/11).
1983-1984: SB18-SB2303; SCA12-SCA46; SCR21-SCR90; SR34-SR37; UPC (Box 8/12- Box 9/18).
1985-1986: AB3421 (Box 9/19).
1985-1986: SB1173 (Box 9/19).
1987-1988: AB1-AB4665; ACA1-ACA49; ACR11-ACR170; AJR24-AJR62; AB1X-AB6X (Box 9/20- Box 12/13).
1987-1988: SB9-SB2892; SCA10-SCA15; SCR69-SCR92 (Box 12/14- Box 14/9).
1989-1990: AB4-AB4365; ACA5-ACA37; ACR49-ACR172 (Box 14/10- Box 16/16).
1989-1990: Preprint SB7; SB14-SB2908; SCA1-SCA8; SCR54-SCR106; SJR34; SR20; SB18X-SB24X (Box 16/17- Box 18/14).
1991-1992: AB1-AB3751; ACA4-ACA13; ACR28-ACR69; AJR46; AB1X-AB63X (Box 18/15- Box 21/15).
1991-1992: SB2-SB2033; SCA10-SCA43; SCR5-SCR60; SB5X (Box 21/16- Box 22/9).
1993-1994: AB11-AB3759; ACA25-ACA47; ACR45; AJR16; AB70X-AB164X (Box 22/10- Box 24/1).
1993-1994: SB33-SB2097; SCA2; SCR7-SCR16; SR15; SB12X (Box 24/2- Box 25/3).
1995-1996: AB9-AB3438 (Box 25/4- Box 26/7).
1995-1996: SB12-SB2168; SCA10-SCA35; SJR26; SB2XX (Box 12/14- Box 14/9).