Cal State system's ambitious Graduation Initiative 2025 seeks a huge increase in completion rates by the middle of the next decade. Efforts include adding classes, improving counseling and urging students to take full course loads.
The Cal State system drops its plan to raise tuition by $228 to $5,970 for California undergraduates. Praising that freeze, Legislature leaders say they will seek to provide the university more state money.
Trustees of the 23-campus Cal State system will delay until May a vote on a possible $228 tuition hike to allow time to lobby Gov. Jerry Brown and the State Legislature for more funding. Brown is resistant to giving the university any more. This year's negotiations will be his last.
Cal State faculty wanted a one year delay in education reform plan but got little support from the system's Board of Trustees. CSU Northridge got a one-year delay to work in its ethnic and cultural diversity courses.
The first of five hearings around the state starts to examine the 1960 plan that governs the missions of UC, CSU and community colleges. Legislators say it is time for some changes but that it could take years to develop concrete reforms.