Report 2012-113 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2012-113: California State University's Extended Education: It Is Unclear Whether Supplanting Occurred, and Campuses Did Not Always Document Their Adherence to Laws, Policies, and Procedures (Release Date: December 2013)

Recommendation #18 To: Sacramento, California State University

To ensure that it sets self-supported extended education fees in accordance with state law and Executive Order 1054, CSU Sacramento should immediately take the following action: prepare statements of revenues and expenditures for the ongoing programs we discuss in this report, and, if necessary, increase or decrease those programs' future fees to appropriate levels.

6-Month Agency Response

We are providing a spreadsheet that lists the expenses for each year incurred with respect to the MS in Geology. These include 2010-11 (pre-launch), 2011-12 and 2012-13. In addition, we projected the expenses for 2013-14 and 2014-15. Most students completed their coursework by Fall 2013 and are now moving to the thesis stage. The revenues and expenses related to courses and thesis supervision for this year and the revenues and costs associated with thesis supervision for next year have been projected.

The documentation also shows that the forecasted surplus over five years (development to graduation of this cohort) at the present time is $55,324.33. This represents 13.26% of the projected cumulative revenues. Barring any other unforeseen expenses, this residual would be split evenly between the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and CCE. The residual of 6.6% to CCE would be used as a development fund to start other projects.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

In process, we expect to complete by June 10, 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2012-113

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.