Mission and Overview. The Center for California Studies is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to strengthen democratic governance in California through preparing people for public service and leadership, helping to solve problems of public policy, and enhancing civic literacy through multidisciplinary education. Central to this mission is the administration of a number of fellowship, internship, and other programs, which include:
Budget Background. The Center’s budget covers a range of costs, including: staff salaries and benefits; stipends, benefits, and graduate tuition for 64 Capital Fellows; direct grants for the Faculty Research Fellows program; conference and symposium expenses; and miscellaneous other costs.
Appropriation Request. The Center for California Studies requests an augmentation of $10,000 to cover the mandatory cost increase in student tuition that went into effect fall 2017. The Center pays graduation tuition for its 64 Capital Fellows. The tuition increase raises the Center's costs by $10,420 annually.