Statewide Enrollment Trends in Extended Education

AS- 2181-93/CSIP

WHEREAS, The current budgetary crisis and its pressures on enrollment led to the expectation of an increase in enrollment among the categories of extended education––summer school, special sessions, concurrent enrollment, external degrees and non-credit courses––but enrollments in several categories have been extremely uneven;  and

WHEREAS, In 1992-93, systemwide extended education did not demonstrate the predicted  increases in enrollment in summer school and special sessions and experienced a significant decline in both concurrent enrollment and course work for external degrees; and

WHEREAS, Historically, extended education has enabled the CSU to improve its outreach  and has contributed to educational equity;  therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University request that the Chancellor’s Office determine what factors have contributed to the drop in enrollment in extended education classes between 1991-92 and 1992-93, what student populations may have been affected, how these trends affect fulfilling the mission of the California State University, and what remedies might reverse them ; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU request that the local campus senates examine their extended education enrollment trends and determine which student populations are affected.

Approved Unanimously – November 4-5, 1993

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