ERIC Number: ED327262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-28
Reference Count: 0
Update on Long-Range Planning Activities.
Storey, William L.
In response to newly revised enrollment projections, the defeat in November 1990 of a $450 million higher education bond issue (Proposition 143), and the California Governor's proposed 1991-92 budget, this report provides an update on the long-range planning activities of the California Postsecondary Education Commission and its segments. The introduction to the report reiterates the three primary recommendations of the Commission outlined in previous versions of the long-range plan. These recommendations state that increasing enrollments must be anticipated for in all segments of higher education with appropriate plans for expansion, that policy assumptions contained in the Master Plan (such as qualified student access and low fees) must remain in place, and that the segmental governing boards must lay the groundwork for balancing competing educational goals in the face of budget constraints. Following the introduction, section 1 presents the status of long-range planning activities for each of the state's three public higher education segments (the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges). Section 2 provides enrollment projections, with specific data covering the community colleges for the years 1989-90 through 2005-06. Report conclusions include the following: (1) budget deficit figures indicate that California higher education will not be able to enroll the thousands of additional students will be seeking enrollment during the next 15 years; (2) given these same budget figures, each of the three postsecondary education segments will have difficulty in serving students already enrolled; and (3) the uncertainty of current conditions will severely hamper planning activities. (JMC)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Governing Boards, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Planning Commissions, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 5 at a meeting of the California State Postsecondary Education Commission (Sacramento, CA, January 28, 1991).