The State Hornet

ASI board discuss SIRF, crisis prevention

Christine Kittle

February 26, 2015

The directors of Associated Students Inc. discussed the independence gained from the California State University Chancellor's Office by the passing of the Student Representation and Involvement Fee (SIRF), a $2 per semester optional fee.Patrick Dorsey, California State Student Association liaison fo...

Provost hosts student research showcase

Rian Edington

October 30, 2014

The Provost’s Student Research Showcase at the Redwood Room of the University Union gave students of varying majors a chance to showcase their research projects.The Tuesday event, which featured undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral student research in the form of poster presentations was organized by Pro...

Sac State seeks water policy experts

Jacob Abbott

October 22, 2014

A recent initiative created by the administration of Academic Affairs focuses on hiring new professors with an expertise in water policy and several water-related fields including hydrogeology and water resources engineering. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Frederika "Fraka" Harm...

Academic Affairs receives $4.9 million boost

Matthew Malone

October 15, 2014

Sacramento State president Alexander Gonzalez allocated in July $4.9 million in new funding for the university, sending the vast majority of it to Academic Affairs.The university funding increase comes from the 2014-15 California budget, which raised CSU funds by $142.2 million. The CSU Board of Truste...

Sac State brings in 49 new faculty members

Daisy Aguilar

September 10, 2014

While Sacramento State has hired 49 new tenure-track faculty this fall semester, both students and professors hope to see more diversity for next year’s hiring expectation of 35 faculty.Although demographics of the new 49 faculty are not yet available, an issue in the past has been the University has no...

Sacramento State will assess value of degree as part of reaccreditation process

State Hornet Staff

May 13, 2014

Sacramento State is preparing for reaccreditation in 2016 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges by assessing academic programs and conducting research on what students are taking away from education.“If you want to have access to federal financial aid funds you need to be accredited,” said Sac St...

Master Plan no longer reflects California needs, according to report

State Hornet Staff

May 13, 2014

The Master Plan vision for California higher education is no longer meeting student and statewide needs half a century after it was introduced, according to an Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy report.The 1960 Master Plan sought to provide accessibility, affordability and quality ed...

Provost looks to increase international awareness, students

Provost looks to increase international awareness, students

State Hornet Staff

April 22, 2014

Sacramento State’s Office of the Provost is in the early planning stages of international recruitment to increase the number of foreign students on campus.   Donald Taylor, associate vice president of Academic Programs and Global Engagement, said there is a large market for international students...

Vice provost would assist in advancing mission of Academic Affairs

Ilian Cervantes

March 18, 2014

Sacramento State will welcome a new vice provost as part of Frederika Harmsen’s academic leadership team starting fall 2014. The vice provost is the principal academic officer for matters of academic program planning, educational policy, curriculum review, program evaluation, and space allocat...

$50 million student success initiative will address bottleneck courses, graduation rates

Jonathan Ayestas

March 7, 2014

California State University Chancellor Timothy White is planning to commit $50 million to provide services for the 23 campuses that have been neglected or suffered cuts from the past years following the recession to improve graduation rates and retention rates. White said the funding will go tow...

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