ERIC Number: ED234857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Impact of 1982-83 Budget Constraints on the California Community Colleges: Results of a Commission Survey. Commission Report 83-28.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A survey of California's community colleges was conducted in spring 1983 to inventory actions taken in response to 1982-83 budget limitations. Findings, based on an 81% response rate from community college presidents (N=86) and an 80% response rate from chancellors of multi-college districts (N=16), included the following: (1) overall, fall 1982 enrollment declined by 5.3%; (2) 95% of the colleges reduced course offerings; (3) 41% reduced student outreach, recruitment, and public information efforts; (4) 52% reduced the number of off-campus locations; (5) 87% reduced the number of part-time faculty; (6) reductions in full-time faculty were linked to the level of district budget reductions; (7) 57% of the colleges reduced their administrative staffs; (8) nearly 50% reduced counseling, learning resource, student services, and other support staff; (9) most deferred scheduled expenditures; (10) 85% were using reserve funds for current operations; (11) 72% increased the amount of fees charged; (12) 70% increased permissive fees charged; and (13) contract provisions for classified staff were renegotiated by 42% of the colleges, for full-time faculty by 40%, for certificated non-faculty by 33%, and for part-time faculty by 30%. The study findings led to the conclusion that budget constraints have threatened the scope and quality of California's community colleges. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.