Student Affairs

Campus Quality Fee Appendix I.c

Campus Quality Fee Feedback Forum

EOP Participants

April 16, 2008

 

No. of students in attendance: 28 students

Related to Alternative Consultation Process

Questions:

  • So this is only a recommendation to the president? Students don't have a choice?
  • What's the use of having mechanisms (like these forums) if the university has the final say on the fee?

 

Related to Fee

 

Questions:

  • If only half of the students pay course fees now, why does everybody have to pay?
  • Was the $700,000 course fee gap always there? If so, where did the money come from to close it?
  • What's to say those additional classes will be offered? How will the university be accountable for how that money is spent?
  • We all know the state increase is coming. How can you do this now?
  • Is my financial aid going to make up for all of this?
  • Are we going to have wireless connectivity in the parking lots?
  • Why don't you reallocate resources from services that aren't already being used instead of raising our fees?
  • What about AB 540 Students? They will definitely be unable to afford this.
  • What good is it to have a great quality school when the most affected, low income students won't be able to enjoy that school because they won't be able to afford college?

Comments:

  • We can't complain about the fee when we're going to benefit in our labs or the next groups of students will.
  • I pay $100 in course fees this semester.
  • I would love a football team, but not at $25.00 per semester.
  • Your mechanisms are like No Child Left Behind. They are internally flawed.
  • I don't think there's anything here that's going to benefit me.
  • I don't understand how the president can get a 140,000 raise when fees are going up.
  • The money is going to the wrong places. Athletics doesn't need to keep up with the latest equipment. We don't even go to their games. Will we be paying for their scholarships? Cut the fee or reallocate it to something that will benefit us all.
  • What good is the increased quality if none of us are going to be here; what about our little brothers and sisters?
  • A small amount of money for some is a large amount of money for others. We have to work hard and struggle for the education we need; this hurts us.
  • It's going to be hard for lower income students to attend. (2)
  • Minorities will be out of college because they will be unable to afford college. Especially with the CSU budget cuts. (2)