Petition Closed
Petitioning Registrar Marian Sofish

SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors: Support no fee for graduation application


At the Oct. 10th UCCD meeting, we discussed the proposed graduation fee changes.  First, we appreciate being included in the discussion of deadlines and fees.  This communication is an important step to working collaboratively to educate and graduate SJSU students.  One of the benefits of our discussion is that we were able to identify a glaring inconsistency between the proposed administrative fee increases and faculty initiatives.  Faculty are scrambling to reduce costs to students by seeking affordable solutions in textbooks or reducing supplements.  We would ask that all departments find ways to provide services at lower costs and to expedite student graduation, minimize unnecessary hurdles, and provide manageable flexibility.  Those signing this petition do not support additional fee increases at this time with the information provided.

Letter to
Registrar Marian Sofish
At the Oct. 10th UCCD meeting, we discussed the proposed graduation fee changes. First, we appreciate being included in the discussion of deadlines and fees. This communication is an important step to working collaboratively to educate and graduate SJSU students. One of the benefits of our discussion is that we were able to identify a glaring inconsistency between the proposed administrative fee increases and faculty initiatives. Faculty are scrambling to reduce costs to students by seeking affordable solutions in textbooks or reducing supplements. We would ask that all departments find ways to provide services at lower costs and to expedite student graduation, minimize unnecessary hurdles, and provide manageable flexibility. Those signing this petition do not support additional fee increases at this time with the information provided.