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CSU Outlines Doomsday Budget

I am a 2007 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona (a Cal State) majoring in Chemistry. In my five years there I noted that the quality of faculty and students were generally top notch. The Cal Poly schools in particular were the bedrock of high tech in So Cal graduating one third of the engineers in the region.

They were also relentlessy efficient. Professors repurposed and repaired 30 year old equipment, and hired undergrad or masters students as teaching assistants. Administrators made heavy use of experienced part time lecturers with Masters degrees to keep class sizes at 30 students and educational quality high. Professors and students conducted original research but this was second to the teaching mission.

Since 2007 the price of tuition has doubled and quality of education has fallen. Cuts to the CSU budget will not eliminate waste because there has never been money in the schools to waste. Unlike the UC schools the Cal States have never had sizable endowments or research grants to rely on. I fear that the Cal State systems cannot continue their mission of education for all.

May 11, 2011 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

CSU Outlines Doomsday Budget

I am a 2007 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona (a Cal State) majoring in Chemistry. In my five years there I noted that the quality of faculty and students were generally top notch. The Cal Poly schools in particular were the bedrock of high tech in So Cal graduating one third of the engineers in the region.
They were also relentlessy efficient. Professors repurposed and repaired 30 year old equipment, and hired undergrad or masters students as teaching assistants. Administrators made heavy use of experienced part time lecturers with Masters degrees to keep class sizes at 30 students and educational quality high. Professors and students conducted original research but this was second to the teaching mission.
Since 2007 the price of tuition has doubled and quality of education has fallen. Cuts to the CSU budget will not eliminate waste because there has never been money in the schools to waste. Unlike the UC schools the Cal States have never had sizable endowments or research grants to rely on. I fear that the Cal State systems cannot continue their mission of education for all.

May 11, 2011 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )