ERIC Number: ED394605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The California Community Colleges in an Era of Fiscal Limits.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Chabot-Las Positas Community Coll. District, Pleasanton, CA.
Providing both state-level and individual college data, this two-part report examines the effects of revenue shortfalls on the California Community Colleges during the state's economic recession in the early 1990's and reviews strategies employed to cope with the shortfalls. The first part examines the effect of the recession on the community college system in general, covering the following time periods: (1) the pre-recession period from 1990-91, indicating that the system experienced a 9% growth in revenue, the per unit fee remained stable at $5, and faculty salaries increased 7.4%; (2) the first year of the recession from 1991-92, indicating that there was a 1.2% decrease in revenues and a 41% increase in unfunded, full-time equivalent students since colleges chose not to cut services; (3) the second year of recession from 1992-93, highlighting a per unit fee increase from $6 to $50 for bachelor degree holders and the resulting enrollment decrease; and (4) the third year of recession from 1993-94, focusing on a general per unit fee increase from $10 to $13, a decrease in fall 1993 headcount enrollments by 124,000 from fall 1992, and the system's inability to rehire or fill the positions of 3% of the part-time and 4% of the full-time faculty posts. The second part, the bulk of the report, describes specific strategies used by each of the system's 71 districts and 106 colleges to cope with fiscal limits. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Chabot-Las Positas Community Coll. District, Pleasanton, CA.