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California State University, Long Beach 2008-2009 Resource Planning Process

Explanatory Notes on Contents of Report

MEMBERSHIP OF THE RESOURCE PLANNING PROCESS (RPP) TASK FORCE

A representative task force of the campus leadership was charged with the role of advising the President on matters related to the General Fund budget allocations for the coming fiscal year. The membership is comprised of two non-voting co-chairs, and ten voting members representing faculty, staff and student leadership. A representative of the California Faculty Association (CFA) Local Chapter and a representative of the staff unions are invited to participate as observers, and four individuals are appointed as staff support to the Task Force.

RESOURCES AND REQUIREMENTS PLAN

This plan prepared by the Office of Administration and Finance provides the Task Force with the perspective of the University's 2008-09 General Fund budget outlook. The plan is updated as new information becomes available.

STATUS OF BUDGET RECOVERY PLAN

The description of the campus budget recovery plan.

FUTURE CHALLENGES AND ADDITIONAL REPORTS

A collection of current and future issues that have budgetary implications for the campus.

APPENDIX GUIDELINES FOR BUDGET SUBMISSIONS

A copy of the March 14, 2008 communication from the Task Force to the division heads outlining the guidelines to be used in the campus' 2008-09 budget planning process, along with some of the State and System budget information upon which the initial planning parameters were based.

SUMMARY OF BUDGET REDUCTION PLANS

A collection of the divisions’ budget reduction plans that were presented to the Task Force. The hearings were followed by questions and discussion by the Task Force.

CAMPUS GOALS

A copy of the 2008 – 2011 Campus Goals, along with the divisions’ initiatives and activities that will be advancing the campus goals in 2008-09.

ENROLLMENT DATA

A display of the actual student enrollments for 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 as well as the preliminary enrollment targets for 2008-09 based on Governor’s proposed budget.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

A schedule of the 18 separate occasions on which the Task Force convened. Nine working and planning meetings were held during February and March, 2008. Four separate open hearings for the operating divisions were conducted in April. Following the hearings, the Task Force met on five occasions for a total of 49 hours of deliberation.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

A collection of definitions of various terms and phrases specific to CSULB and the CSU used in the RPP Task Force report.