ERIC Number: ED313973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Reviewing the California Master Plan for Higher Education: Process, Politics, and Outcomes. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Hugstad, Wendelyn K.
The work of the 1984-1987 California Commission for the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education (which spelled out how the function of each of its three public higher education segments would be differentiated, governed, and coordinated) is reviewed with focus on its effectiveness. Members of the Commission were asked to determine their perceptions of its effectiveness in meeting 10 characteristics: choice of commission members; clarity of state mandate; number of meetings held to allow commissioners to fully understand the issues and solutions; importance of strong leadership by the commission's chair; choice of commission staff; ability to seek public opinion; content of the commission's report; commission advocacy of the report; timeliness of commission final report; and usefulness of its recommendations to the state. A detailed questionnaire was given to 73 key representatives from six participant groups (commissioners, commission executive staff, chief executive officers advisory group, segmental advisory group, faculty advisory group, and legislative representatives). Results include the following: respondents were less satisfied with certain elements in the external environment that affected the process of the review (e.g. work of the legislative Joint Committee); and all the characteristics except timeliness of the commission's final report were found to be useful in judging commission effectiveness. A list of recommendations regarding the reviewing process is provided. Tables are included. Contains 15 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California