ABSO Training Site

ABSO is pleased to announce that the ABSO Training Site is now live! This site is meant to be a tool that will provide training and professional development opportunities on a variety of topics for employees in Academic Affairs. For example, here you will find the presentation and training materials from our first workshop series. 

This site can also be found directly via the ABSO Hub. Also, the Hub’s front page has been updated to make navigation easier! Tiles have been added, replacing the old selection menu which was on the top right of the page.

Please contact abso@sjsu.edu if you have any questions or require further information.

Vacant Rate Increase

University Vacant Rate is a budgeted salary range for the cost of hiring temporary faculty to cover instruction normally assigned to a tenure track faculty who have been released from instructional assignments.  The current rate of $6,578 for a 3 WTU (or 0.2 FTEF/semester) will increase to $6,838 in light of the recent contractual salary increases effective July 1, 2022.

Please refer to the Provost’s Office website for additional information.

If you have any questions, please contact abso@sjsu.edu.

New Team Member in ABSO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Claudia Gasca as the Division Financial Planning Officer in ABSO.

Claudia has been a member of the San Jose State University community for over twenty years.  She comes to ABSO from the university budget office, where she has served as the Senior Financial Management and Planning Analyst since 2013. Before joining the University Budget Office, she worked at the Academic Affairs Division budget office and the College of Professional and Global Education for 14 years.  Throughout her career at SJSU, she has built expertise in financial management and acquired extensive knowledge of the CSU and SJSU budget operations and systems.   

In her new role, Claudia will oversee and manage the business planning process and all fiscal affairs pertaining to self-support programs and activities in Academic Affairs.  She will serve as the subject matter expert on self-support resource management and compliance, focusing primarily on PaCE and SJSU Online.  She will also help with fee proposal development and revenue distribution modeling.   

Please join us in welcoming Claudia Gasca!

New Team Member in ABSO

An announcement from Sami Monsur, Senior Director of Academic Budgets, Administration, and Operations:

After a two-year wait, we have filled our vacant Analyst position in ABSO! I am happy to introduce Joanna Gaona to our team! Joanna is a proud Spartan, having graduated from San Jose State in 2015 with a BS degree in Business Administration and Management.

Joanna’s biggest role will be working with the ABSO team to continue streamlining and improving processes in AAD and in partnership with other divisions. She also will work with the division units on their budget and procurement needs.

Joanna also will be managing travel approvals. Many thanks to Melanie Schlitzkus, who had been helping out while this position was vacant; her support was critical especially during the pandemic. We have started transitioning this area of work over to Joanna but they will continue working together until she is fully up to speed.

In the meantime, please make time to introduce yourself to Joanna and welcome her to our team! She is here to help!

Spring 2021 Q&A Session for Faculty RSCA, Start-Up, and Professional Development Funds

In order to better assist the department admins in their support role to faculty, the Office of Research has partnered with ABSO to host a Spring 2021 Admin Q&A Session on Thursday, April 8 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

The session will include a short presentation on the different types of faculty funding prior to giving participants an opportunity to ask questions relating to RSCA, start-up, and/or professional development funds. Interested parties may register here.