Provost Budget Central

Interim Provost Andy Feinstein

Message from the Interim Provost

As of November 2012, due to the passage of Proposition 30, California State Universities can anticipate annual increases in state support through 2016/17. The immediate impact on San José State University was a $16.3 million budget restoration and the reversal of Fall 2012 tuition fee increases to students. For the 2013/14 academic year, SJSU received a $25 million increase in CSU Operating Fund revenue, of which the Academic Affairs Division (AAD) received $9 million in base restoration, $1.9 million for a 364 FTES (Full-Time Equivalent Student) base increase and $2.8 million for 1,065 one-time FTES. In Fall 2013, AAD additionally received $1.3 million for a 257 FTES base increase and $2 million for 355 one-time non-resident FTES.

With this increase in funding, we will continue to follow SJSU’s Core Principles for Budget Planning and will focus on achieving the SJSU Strategic Plan: Vision 2017, which includes five strategic priorities: Unbounded Learning, Agility through Technology, 21st Century Spaces, Spartan Pride, and Helping and Caring. To ensure the advancement of these priorities, as Interim Provost, I have established Priority Planning Groups which will provide consultation and feedback about the allocation and administration of our Academic Affairs resources and budgets in four areas: (1) Continuing Education Revenue Fund, (2) Enrollment Planning, (3) Strategic Planning, and (4) Student Success, Excellence and Technology Fee.

At the division level, the Academic Plan 2017 (PDF) was drafted in Spring 2012 with input from faculty, staff, students, and administrators to establish specific activities for each strategic goal. This plan was made available on this website for feedback, and the Provost convened seven town hall meetings during the Spring 2012 term to present the plan and discuss details with the AAD community. The Academic Plan was revised based on on-line comments and feedback from the open fora. The Academic Plan 2017 will serve as a guide for the division as we allocate our resources to meet Academic Affairs' strategic goals.

As we prepare for the coming academic year, I encourage you to submit your suggestions and feedback on the President's Budget Central Website. Thank you for your support as we continue to provide the best education possible to our students.


Sincerely,
Andrew Hale Feinstein, Interim Provost
San José State University