ViewPoints: SDSU experts discuss enrollment changes caused by the ever-shrinking budget.
As a direct result of devastating state budget cuts of $571 million, the California State University is reducing enrollment system-wide this year and next by 40,000 undergraduate students. Over the same period, San Diego State will be reducing its enrollment by 4,618 undergraduates.
The following SDSU experts particpated in a panel discussion about these drastic budget cuts, the ensuing changes to the university's admissions policy and concerns raised by members of the community:
- Sandra Cook, assistant vice president, Academic Affairs
- Reggie Blaylock, director, Educational Opportunity Program/Ethnic Affairs
- Scott Burns, associate vice president, Financial Operations
This ViewPoints episode covered the following topics:
- admissions policy changes (00:00 - 05:40)
- implications for local students (05:41 - 09:15)
- state and university budget (09:16 - 10:45)
- implications for future students (10:46 - 20:38)
- implications for transfer students (20:39 - 24:59)
- long-term outlook (25:00 - 28:01)
For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu/enrollmentinfo.
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You can also read a transcript of the discussion here (PDF)