Scope and Content
Title: California State University Academic Planning Office Records,
Collection Number: CSU 032
California State University Academic Planning Office
8 linear ft
California State University Historical Archives
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
Academic Planning office of the CSU Chancellor’s Office coordinated review and approval of academic programs. Series include
admissions, Educational Programs and Resources, Faculty Workload, Educational Planning and Resources, Tiburon Program and
EDUNET. Also includes materials on academic master plans, joint doctorates and other subjects.
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Title of item], California State University Academic Planning Office Records, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and
Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives
staff. It is a growing collection.
Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.
The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s
largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and
staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of
California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some
Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State
University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921,
the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and
were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State
Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges
and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the
Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system,
and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California
State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board
of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982);
W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).
Scope and Content
Academic Planning office of the CSU Chancellor’s Office coordinated review and approval of academic programs. Correspondence,
reports, minutes, and other materials relating to activities relating to Academic Planning in the California State University
System (1961-1987). Subjects include admissions, the Admissions Council, ethnic minority programs (1969), Faculty Staffing,
master planning program review, goals of California higher education, Southern California Ocean Studies Consortium, student
faculty ratios, Coachella Valley off campus center, instructional equipment replacement, faculty workload, faculty utilization,
educational planning and resources, CSU budget shortfalls, Faculty Workload Technical Advisory Group, staffing formula, instructional
workload, joint doctorate, faculty flow model, educational equity, Tiburon program utilization, EDUNET instructional television/communications
and other subjects.
California State University
California State University. Office of the Chancellor. Academic Planning
CSU Reports Collection, CSU Coded Memoranda Collection, Chancellor's Office Collection