The State Hornet

Sac State considers religious observance

Matthew Malone

October 22, 2014

The Sacramento State Faculty Policies Committee discussed the possibility of a calendar of religious and cultural holidays to help faculty schedule classes with student beliefs in mind, during the committee's Oct. 15 meeting.FPC, which reports to the Faculty Senate, develops and reviews policies in are...

Campus receives largest freshman class to date

Natasha Dodson

September 17, 2014

Sacramento State has broken records this 2014 fall semester with 3,700 freshmen entering, making it the biggest class in the university’s history.According to Emiliano Diaz, Director of Admissions, Sac State received a total of 21,055 applications during the priority filing period, with approximat...

Students will be allowed to choose their own English remedial course

Ashley Hurtado

March 19, 2014

In order to make remedial courses more reflective of student writing aptitude, Sacramento State will implement a new English placement technique in the fall.Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Sheree Meyer said California State University faculty is no longer confident in the accuracy of the Eng...

Performance-based funding considered by California higher education institutions

State Hornet Staff

March 12, 2014

California’s public universities may soon see an alternative method of state funding based on student performance rather than enrollment totals.Twenty-five other states, including Arizona and Nevada, have transitioned from an enrollment-based funding model to a performance-based funding model in rece...

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

Jonathan Ayestas

March 8, 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...

Cal State chancellor delivers state of the CSU address, announces investment in student success

State Hornet Staff

February 1, 2014

California State University Chancellor Timothy White gave his first state of the CSU speech Wednesday, reflecting on the missions and goals of the world’s largest university and announcing a $50 million investment in seven key areas designed to increase student success.With a record-high 760,000 fall 2...

Some Sacramento State transfer students forced to take additional classes

Kayla Nick-Kearney

October 30, 2013

With more than 4,300 transfer students admitted this fall, many will find themselves enrolled in classes they believed they did not need before coming to Sacramento State.Students transfer from community colleges after having completed 60 transferable units, and between 37 and 42 must meet general e...