Monday, January 14, 2008

Board of Trustees Meeting January 22-23

The CSU Board of Trustees will meet at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach on January 22-23, 2008. The complete meeting schedule and agendas are available on the Board of Trustees web page.

Alisandra Brewer, at-large member of Bargaining Unit Council 9, will address the Trustees for Unit 9.

A summary of the meeting schedule:

  • Closed sessions are scheduled Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.
  • Committee on Collective Bargaining, open session at 1:15 p.m.
  • Other Committee meetings are scheduled Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning
  • Board of Trustees plenary session scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Wednesday
Tidbits from the agendas:
  • The CSU's planned response to the recent state audit of executive compensation practices is on pages 2-11 of this Board of Trustees agenda [PDF]. For those not familiar with Board of Trustees sessions, the CSU's proposals are typically approved by the Board.
  • Proposed audit areas for 2008 include Information Security, Hazardous Materials, and Public Safety (pages 16-20 of the Committee on Audit agenda document [PDF]).
  • Karen Y. Zamarripa, Assistant Vice Chancellor Advocacy & Institutional Relations, will present a proposed legislative program for 2008. Proposed legislation topics for 2008 include authorizing the CSU to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degrees, adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) governing investment and expenditure of charitable funds, and a proposal to "require the CSU to work with interested parties to develop a methodology for use of total compensation with the same compensation elements analysis for executives and faculty." It is not clear why the CSU would need legislation passed before it could attempt accurate comparisons for executive compensation. See the Committee on Governmental Relations agenda [PDF] for more details.
  • The CSU's "Legislative Days" are April 28. We are not sure why they are "days" happening on one day, but that's what the agenda says.
  • The annual gift report. Campus highlights will be available after the presentation at An overview is in the Committee on Institutional Advancement agenda [PDF].
  • The Board will be asked "to authorize the issuance of Systemwide Revenue Bonds and the issuance of interim financing under the CSU’s commercial paper program in an aggregate amount not-to-exceed $171,795,000, to provide funds for seven campus and auxiliary projects/refundings." See the Committee on Finance agenda for details [PDF].
  • Minutes for the previous meeting in November are included in this meeting's various agenda documents, for the approval of the Board. These can provide an interesting recap of a meeting, but unfortunately may not be accurate or complete reflections of public comment.
You can address the Board of Trustees yourself, or write to them. To write, use the mailing address on the second page of the current meeting schedule, or the email address list compiled by Ronnie Grant.

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