ERIC Number: ED382151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Master Plan Revisited (Again): Prospects for Providing Access to Public Undergraduate Education in California. Draft.
Shires, Michael A.
This study examines California's prospects for meeting the 1960 Master Plan goal of providing access to public undergraduate education to every Californian who could benefit from it in the context of the state's future demographic and fiscal environment. The study uses a dynamic simulation model to estimate the target level of education envisioned in the Master Plan and the levels likely to be attained under a range of scenarios. It finds that the state will not be able to meet even half of the target level demand overall. The study also finds that the prospects of closing this gap through increased revenues, increased fees, and increased productivity are not feasible. It concludes that the state must take two actions: (1) it must reevaluate the access goals of the Master Plan and focus on ways to maximize the return on its education investment; and (2) the three public systems should focus their resources on restructuring the way in which they deliver the education product to maximize the ability of the state to serve as many citizens as possible. (Contains 58 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Inst. on Education and Training.
Note: Doctoral Dissertation, RAND Graduate School, California; for the 1960 Master Plan, see ED 011 193.