President's Directive No. 10
Directive Establishing the Campus Student Fee Advisory Committee
This Directive is issued pursuant to Executive Order No. 661*, a
copy of which is attached.
On August 23, 1996, the Chancellor issued Executive Order No. 661*
which delegates authority to presidents to adjust, consolidate,
eliminate and/or establish campus mandatory, user and penalty fees,
and allows the abolition of existing campus Instructionally Related
Activities committees and the fee recommending responsibilities
of campus Student Health Advisory committees.
This Directive establishes the campus Student Fee Advisory Committee
(Committee) and provides guidelines within which it will advise
the President regarding the adjustment, consolidation, elimination
and/or establishment of all campus mandatory, user and penalty fees
in accordance with Executive Order No. 661*. This Directive also
transfers the fee-setting responsibilities of the Instructionally
Related Activities Committee and the Student Health Advisory Committee
to the Committee.
I. Committee Charge
A. The Committee shall advise the President regarding the adjustment,
consolidation, elimination and/or establishment of all campus mandatory,
user and penalty fees in accordance with Executive Order 661*.
1. Prior to recommending the adjustment, consolidation, elimination
and/or establishment of any campus mandatory, user or penalty fee,
the Committee shall:
a. Review a statement of revenues and expenditures including
a minimum of one year of actual costs and two years of projected
revenue and expenditures for the fee revenue activity under consideration.
b. Provide the opportunity for consultation with all appropriate
campus constituencies. Those responsible for administering a fee
submitted for reviews shall have the opportunity to be present
during the review.
1. Executive Order 661 presumes that a student referendum will
be conducted before adjusting or establishing a campus mandatory
fee. However, a referendum may be waived if the President determines
that other methods of consultation are more appropriate and meaningful
or approval for the fee adjustment pre-dated Executive Order 661.
In any event, a referendum shall be held before any adjustment to
or establishment of an Associated Students fee.
2. A referendum may be conducted by the Associated Students or
by the university.
a. The Committee shall prepare voter information to be included
in a voter pamphlet.
b. Copies of the other pamphlet and information regarding the
dates, times and polling locations shall be available to students
and available in the Daily Titan for publication at least thirty
days prior to the referendum.
c. Costs beyond those normally incurred by the Associated Student
for conducting the referendum and/or publishing the voter pamphlet
may be paid by the university.
d. Voter information may be included in any pamphlet prepared
by the Associated Students for its regularly scheduled elections.
B. The Committee shall serve as an advisory committee to the university
President for student fee actions; it shall not serve as an allocation
comittee of student funds.
C. The Committee shall consolidate fees whenever feasible to address
board policy issues as well as to simplify the payment and collection
process. Any consolidation of fees shall not adversely impact the
provision of previously supported services essential to the universitys
Mission & Goal.
D. User fees related to Extended Education and Housing may need
to be enacted on short notice. Such adjustments may be forwarded
to the university President without the committees prior review
subject to approval by the Committee chair and subsequent report
to the Committee.
E. The committee shall prepare an annual report to the Chancellor
on the status of campus fees.
II. Committee Structure
A. The Committee shall consist of the following members:
1. The President of the Associate Students (or designee);
2. Six students appointed by the Associate Students according
to its procedures;
3. The Chair of the Academic Senate (or designee); and
4. Five faculty, staff and/or administrators appointed by the
B. The university President will annually appoint the Committee
chair from among the committees membership.
C. The student representatives shall serve staggered, two-year
terms and meet each of the minimum academic standards for members
of the Associated Students Board of Directors as set forth in the
Associated Students By-laws.
D. The Director of Financial Aid, university Controller and Executive
Director of the Associated Students shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting
members of the Committee
E. The Committee shall schedule regular monthly meetings and may
meet more or less frequently as needed.
Date: March 7, 1997
Acknowledged by: Milton A. Gordon, President California State University,
*Executive Order 661 has been superseded by Executive Order 740