ERIC Number: ED312968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Our Future. A Staff Background Paper on Long-Range Enrollment and Facilities Planning in California Public Higher Education. Commission Report 89-15.
Knutsen, Kirk L.
A background paper on long-range enrollment and facilities planning in California's public segments of higher education is designed to: (1) establish a policy framework within which the Postsecondary Education Commission can examine and assess the planning processes of the segments; and (2) describe the processes, identifying major differences among the segments for short-term enrollment planning as utilized for the annual state budgeting process, long-range enrollment planning as utilized for state capital outlay and institutional long-range planning purposes, and ongoing capital outlay planning. Major sections take up the following topics: a policy context for the Commission's planning priorities; population projections through 2020; long-range enrollment projections (background, recent projections, demography, and enrollment projection methodologies); segmental enrollment planning (California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California); capital outlay planning; and state budgeting (e.g., power of the executive, workload formulae, and the state capital outlay process). Conclusions are offered regarding long-range planning activities of the segments, enrollment planning, capital outlay planning, and state budget and capital outlay approval. Nine appendices focus on such topics as: differences in mission and size among the three public segments; methodology for projecting population for California by race/ethnicity with age/sex detail 1980-2020; and kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment and high school graduation projections conducted by the demographic research unit. (SM)
Descriptors: Budgets, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Community Colleges, Demography, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Facility Planning, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Public Policy, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California