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A Look at All That’s New. Student Affairs Division Meeting Fall 2012 December 5, 2012. Overview. Introductions Division Reorganization Student Engagement & Success Unit (underway) Athletics (underway) SASEEP, SSWD (forthcoming) Budget Update Proposition 30 Graduation Initiative Update

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A look at all that s new

A Look at All That’s New

Student Affairs Division MeetingFall 2012December 5, 2012


  • Introductions

  • Division Reorganization

    • Student Engagement & Success Unit (underway)

    • Athletics (underway)

    • SASEEP, SSWD (forthcoming)

  • Budget Update

    • Proposition 30

  • Graduation Initiative Update

    • Key system-wide policy changes

    • Key campus-specific proposals

New faces
New Faces

A big welcome to the new managers and staff . . . say hello, be nice, and remind them how happy we are to have them as part of our great division.


Managers who have joined us since our last division meeting:

  • Dr. Beth Lesen, AVP, Student Engagement & Success

  • Dr. Sara Henry, Director, Student Organizations & Leadership

  • Ms. Haley Myers, Director, Parents & Families Program

  • Ms. Ardith Tregenza, Director, Student Conduct (Interim)

  • Mr. Charles Cole, Senior Associate Director, Admissions & Outreach

  • Ms. Kristine Trigales, SeniorAssociate Registrar

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Dr. Beth Lesen

AVP, Student Engagement & Success

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Dr. Sara Henry

Director, Student Organizations & Leadership

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Ms. Haley Myers

Director, Parents & Families Program

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Ms. Ardith Tregenza

Director, Student Conduct (Interim)

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Mr. Charles Cole

Senior Associate Director, Admissions & Outreach

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Ms. Kristine Trigales

Senior Associate Registrar

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Additionally, please welcome Laura McBride, Executive Assistant to the VPSA. She joined the VPSA Office staff in September.

A time of change
A Time of Change

We’re currently in a time of change both at the division level and at the University level.

The next part of this presentation discusses some changes that have happened, some that are in progress, and some yet to come.

The changes in higher education in general, at the University, and in the Division will likely not stop here.

A time of change cont
A Time of Change (cont.)

We’d like to thank all of you for rising to the occasion of the changes that have come your way thus far—we know that change is not always easy—and to ask you to keep an open mind for the future.

A new side of the division
A New “Side” of the Division

Along with new people, the Division has a new unit or “side” called Student Engagement & Success.

The unit formerly known as campus life
The Unit Formerly Known asCampus Life

Before the reorganization, the Campus Life “side” of Student Affairs formerly contained the following four departments and two program centers which reported to the AVP of Campus Life (Edward Jones):

  • Housing & Residential Life

  • Office of Student Conduct

  • Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L)

  • Multi-Cultural Center

    • PRIDE Center (program center)

    • Women’s Resource Center (program center)

The emerging new unit student engagement success
The Emerging New Unit—Student Engagement & Success

As Student Affairs was conducting its nationwide search for a second AVP, division leaders were contemplating a restructuring and rebalancing of the Division.

After much discussion, a new side or structure emerged and it was named Student Engagement & Success. This new unit includes departments that were not formerly part of the Campus Life side.

Student engagement success ses
Student Engagement & Success (SES)

As its name and structure suggest, the new Student Engagement & Success unit explicitly focuses on the types of programs and services that help students:

  • get involved in/engaged with campus life;

  • make academically “wise” decisions; and

  • access support services that can help them make timely progress to degree.

Student engagement success cont
Student Engagement & Success (cont.)

As of today, SES departments and program centers include:

  • Academic Advising Center

  • Career Center

  • Housing & Residential Life

  • Multi-Cultural Center

    • Women’s Resource Center (program center)

    • PRIDE Center (program center)

  • Student Conduct Office

  • Student Organizations & Leadership (SO&L)

New departments to student affairs
“New” Departments to Student Affairs

Several departments have joined or soon will be joining our division.

A new move athletics
A New Move—Athletics

As of Fall 2012, the President moved the supervision of the Athletics Department from his office to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

  • The next several slides introduce a few of the Athletics Department leaders who are joining us in Student Affairs and explain the move.

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Dr. Terry Wanless

Director of Athletics

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Mr. Bill Macriss

Deputy Athletics Director

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Ms. Lois Mattice

Associate Athletics Director

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Dr. Steve Perez

Faculty Athletics Representative

A new move athletics cont
A New Move—Athletics (cont.)

This move will help ensure that:

  • The new strategic plan’s implementation will be coordinated and directly monitored at the Vice Presidential level.

  • Departmental controls and procedures are in line with those of other very large program centers.

  • Athletic activities will be supported by an entire division dedicated to similar types of activities and programs (those that serve and engage students).

Other new forthcoming moves saseep and sswd
Other New (Forthcoming) Moves—SASEEP and SSWD

Though the exact date of the move has not yet been finalized, student support programs such as those in SASEEP (Student Academic Success and Educational Equity) and SSWD (Services to Students with Disabilities) will soon move from the Provost’s portfolio to the VPSA’s purview.

SA, SASEEP, and SSWD leaders will soon be reaching out to communicate with staff in relevant areas.

Why do these reorganizations make good sense
Why do these reorganizations make good sense?

With these moves, it is increasingly the case that more and more “like” programs are now part of the same division.

  • SA will soon include almost all of the units that offer co-curricular programs.

  • SA will soon also include most of the units that offer out-of-classroom academic student support programs & services.

A new proposition and its impact on the budget
A NewPropositionand Its Impact on the Budget

With the passage of Proposition 30 earlier this month, the CSU avoided the $250M “trigger” cut that would have taken effect if the Proposition did not pass.

This passage means that the CSU will roll back student tuition fees to 2011-2012 levels. Thus, every Sac State student’s tuition is in the process of being reviewed and/or adjusted.

Prop 30 tuition rollback
Prop. 30 Tuition Rollback

The specific dollar amount of tuition adjustments will vary by student based on the tuition he or she paid and how he or she paid it (e.g., through various forms of financial aid or without using financial aid).

Via a mandate from the Chancellor’s Office, adjustment processing must be completed by December 21st. We are on track to meet or beat that deadline.

Prop 30 tuition rollback cont
Prop. 30 Tuition Rollback (cont.)

I personally wish to extend a large “thank you” to the departments involved in this complex tuition adjustment process undertaken in a very short timeframe. In particular:

  • Student Financial Services

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

  • Student Services Counter

Prop 30 tuition rollback cont1
Prop. 30 Tuition Rollback (cont.)

For more information on the Prop. 30 tuition rollback, visit:


This site is linked from the University homepage as well as the Student Affairs homepage.

Budget update 2012 2013 cuts
Budget Update: 2012-2013 Cuts

Despite Prop. 30’s passage, Student Affairs still sustained an 8.8%($780K)cut for 2012-2013.

Athletics received a 10% general fund reduction of $259K.

We are mitigating the Student Affairs cut largely by eliminating positions (9 positions through attrition) and using the central reserve.

Budget update cont
Budget Update (cont.)

In Student Affairs, a structural deficit of ~$750K remains. How we address that will depend on what (if any) “restoration” we receive to baseline funds, and we won’t know that until the “dust settles” around the Prop 30 passage.

A new approach to the graduation initiative a focus on policies
A New Approach to the Graduation Initiative—A Focus on Policies

Many important policy changes are currently in process or under consideration in the CSU and at Sacramento State.

There are several policy changes and proposals unfolding at this moment:

  • SB 1440

  • 120 unit maximum for degree programs (proposed)

  • Campus-level General Education and Graduation Requirement Reform

Sb 1440 associate degrees for transfer
SB 1440—Associate Degrees Policiesfor Transfer

With the passage of SB 1440 (Sep 2010) the California Community College System and the CSU may collaborate to create 60 unitAssociate of Arts/Science (AA/AS) degree transfer programs.

SB 1440 aims to streamline the transferability of select CA Community College (CACC) degrees to specific 4-year degrees at the CSU.

A new unit cap for majors 120 units
A New Unit Cap for Majors—120 units Policies

As of November 19, 2012, the CSU Board of Trustees proposed revisions to Title 5 that establish a 120 unit cap for CSU Bachelor’s degree programs (both Arts and Science) beginning the 2014-2015 academic year.

(Currently, the 120 units mentioned in Title 5 arethe minimum number of units for a major; the change would make 120 units the maximum.)

Reducing required major units to 120
Reducing Required Major Units to 120 Policies

The CO recommends departments consider reducing:

  • Number of major core units

  • Number of required major elective units

  • Number of prerequisite units

  • Number of co-requisite units

  • Number of units in concentration “option”

  • Units associated with a course or courses

Reducing units to 120 cont
Reducing Units to 120 Policies(cont.)

Additionally, the CO recommends departments or campuses consider:

  • Eliminating required minors

  • Double-counting American Institutions with major course requirements

  • Double-counting American Institutions with general education requirements

  • Double-counting GE with campus-specific requirements (satisfying GE requirements through other courses)

  • Reducing the number of campus-specific graduation requirements

120 unit cap for majors cont
120 Unit Cap for Majors Policies(cont.)

The proposed 120 unit changes to Title 5 come back before the CSU Board of Trustees in January 2013.

Many of the recommended policy revisions the CO asked departments to investigate are already under discussion at Sacramento State.

120 unit cap for majors cont1
120 Unit Cap for Majors Policies(cont.)

Per the proposal under discussion, the Chancellor’s Office would be able to grant exceptions to the 120 unit cap on a program-by-program basis(individual programs must apply for exceptions on their own).

New ge gr reform at campus level
New GE/GR Reform at Campus Level Policies

As of Fall 2012, the General Education/ Graduation Requirements (GE/GR) Policy Committee submitted recommendations to Faculty Senate to revise Sacramento State GE/Graduation Requirements.

Proposed campus ge reform
Proposed Campus GE Reform Policies

  • Broadly, the proposed GE changes increase the flexibility students have for meeting GE requirements, and in some cases, reduce unit requirementsin certain areas.

    • This includes the flexibility in several cases for students to “double-count” units for more than one GE/GR requirement and/or the major.

    • Faculty Senate on Thursday, Nov. 29 voted to forwarda policy that removes the 9 unit limit for courses that double-count, and allows unlimited ability to double-count.

Proposed campus ge reform cont
Proposed Campus GE PoliciesReform (cont.)

The GE/GR Policy Committee recommended two significant changes to Sac State’s graduation requirements:

  • Elimination of the Second Semester Composition Graduation Requirement

  • Elimination of the Foreign Language Graduation Requirement

    These recommendations are currently under discussion in Faculty Senate.

New restrictions on minors second majors
New Restrictions on Minors/Second Majors Policies

Currently, it is up to individual campuses whether to have policies restricting minors or second majors toward encouraging timely graduation.

A Faculty Senate workgroup (the Workgroup on Majors [WOM]) is currently discussing several aspects of the Major/Minor question:

New restrictions on minors second majors1
New Restrictions on Minors/Second Majors Policies

  • How many total units are permitted for any major/minor combination?

    • E.g., two majors, two majors and a minor, one major and one minor, etc.

  • What is the unit limit for which a student can change major, add a major, or add a minor?

    • E.g., students may not be allowed to change majors, add a major, or add a minor after x number of units without a special petition process

New restrictions on minors second majors cont
New Restrictions on Minors/Second Majors Policies(cont.)

Also under discussion:

  • What constitutes a pre-major and how will pre-majors be handled in the future?

Ge gr reform cont
GE/GR Reform Policies(cont.)

For more detailed information about some of these proposed changes, see the GE/GR Policy Committee Working Document at:


Proposed new fees postponed indefinitely
Proposed New PoliciesFees—Postponed Indefinitely

Finally, some of you may have heard of graduation incentive fees proposed at the CSU system-wide level:

  • A $372 per-unit charge for every unit taken over 160

  • A $91 charge for repeating a class

  • A $182 per-unit charge for every registered unit over 18 each semester

New proposed fees
New (Proposed) Fees Policies

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the CSU Board of Trustees (BoT) was scheduled to vote on proposed graduation incentive fees. These fees were proposed prior to the passage of Proposition 30.

In the days following the passage of Prop. 30, the BoTindefinitely postponed the vote on these incentive fees.