ERIC Number: ED222138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-22
Reference Count: 0
Post Commission Final Draft: Recommendations of Interest to Commission.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A brief overview is presented by a blue ribbon commission on the organization of elementary/secondary education and higher education in California, funding provided to community colleges, and recommendations of the California Postsecondary Education Commission regarding postsecondary education. In addition, an outline of issues facing postsecondary education in California is included. According to the commission, the master plan for higher education provides for differential functions among the three public segments of higher education: the community colleges, the state university and college system, and the University of California. The commission recommends that statewide institutional policies for the 1980's emphasize greater differentiation of functions with the three sectors (including more specialized campus missions) and greater cooperation among institutions and sectors. The commission recommends that the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the State Scholarship Commission study the relationship between current federal funding for higher education and the fee structure and financing of public higher education in California, with a view toward increasing California's share of federal education funds without placing an added burden upon lower and middle income students. The commission finds that the present concept of a state-local partnership for funding for community colleges is basically sound and recommends a mixed basis of funding for community colleges in which the state provides the major portion of funding as opposed to full state assumption of financing. Proposition 13 and the following postsecondary education issues are outlined: the problems of community college finance, adult education, student charges, and equity dilemmas in funding among the segments of postsecondary education. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Equalization Aid, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Local Government, Master Plans, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Federal Aid, Statewide Planning, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Blue Ribbon Commissions; California