ERIC Number: ED181820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Legislative Concerns in Funding Higher Education: Views from Sacramento.
Jolly, David O.
Legislative concerns in funding higher education in California are considered. Information is presented on the state's overall fiscal status and the impact of declining enrollment. Funding appropriations in 1979-80 to the University of California (UC) and the California State Colleges and University (CSUC) are specified. For the 1979-80 budget, the governor proposed to continue reductions of around $15 million that had been adopted the previous year after the passage of Proposition 13. When the reductions were made no direction was given as to how the higher education segments were to reduce their expenditures. A total of $22 million in unspecified reductions were proposed by the governor for the 1979-80 budget. Compounding these proposed reductions was the enrollment decline. In making their budget decisions the legislators displayed their level of commitment to higher education and their reluctance to make the specific policy and program decisions for the institutions. The legislators reduced the unspecified reduction at CSUC to ensure that the instruction program was not directly affected. The decision to augment the UC budget was arrived at with more difficulty. Unlike CSUC, UC was not facing a substantial enrollment decline. UC also had not determined specifically which programs and activities would have to be reduced. Part of the reduction proposed by the governor was eliminated, but specific reductions that the legislators had voted to accept after hearing testimony during hearings were kept. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California