Closing the CPEC Faculty Salary Gap

AS-2459-99/FGA - May 6-7, 1999

RESOLVED: In light of the very favorable May revised state revenue budget, that the Academic Senate of the California State University, through its chair, write to our legislators explaining the importance of closing the California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC) faculty salary gap in the 1999-2000 budget.

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor and the Trustees that all new fund augmentations to the CSU Trustees' proposed 1999-2000 support budget be earmarked as an additional increment across-the-board faculty compensation to narrow the CPEC gap.

RATIONALE: CSU has stated its support for closing the CPEC gap and has asked for legislative support in restoring to the CSU budget items omitted by the governor. There are insufficient funds in the governor's proposed budget to close the CPEC gap within the coming year. The consistent lack of adequate funding for faculty compensation has been detrimental to the CSU in its quest to attract new generations of quality faculty. One way to correct this unfortunate situation would be to use the additional revenue which will be available to the state in the May revised budget to alleviate the pressing need to close the CPEC gap.


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