ERIC Number: ED026045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Appropriate Functions of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and of the Local Junior College Governing Boards.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
In 1967 California created a Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to assume the responsibilities then held by the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The law also directed the Coordinating Council for Higher Education to appoint a committee to recommend the proper functions of the new Board of Governors and of local school boards maintaining junior colleges. By the time the Board assumed its authority in July 1968, it had arranged for the transfer of personnel and functions from the State authorities. The Education Code was examined for all sections pertaining to junior colleges at both state and local levels, so that the necessary elimination or reassignment of authority could be anticipated. As these changes would require major reorganization of the entire junior college structure, the Committee recommended a study, showing alternative structures and operations, to serve as a model for the final choice and meanwhile avoid ad hoc, unwise changes. It also recommended that certain conditions remain as before (instructional offerings, funding, etc.) and that some legislation, presently precluding the new Board's authority, be changed. Eighteen major functions each for the Board of Governors and the local junior college governing boards are suggested. The report shows which functions are changed, reassigned, new, or shared. Appended are the names of the Committee members and the full text of the Senate Bill creating the Board of Governors. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.