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Cal State looks for cost savings in academics
Cal State looks for cost savings in academics

California State University officials are studying ways to measure how much is saved from streamlining course offerings and providing more online classes and advising, as well as other academic initiatives, officials said Wednesday. Evaluating how to quantify savings and what tools to use is at an early stage, but officials said the work is important in learning how to drive down costs without sacrificing academic quality. Some gains may be measured in student success — swifter graduation, for example, provides a seat for the next student in line — rather than in dollars, officials said during a presentation to the Board of Trustees, who were meeting in Long Beach....

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