ERIC Number: ED399848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Preserving the Master Plan: What Is To Be Done in a New Epoch of More Limited Growth of Resources? Report 94-3.
Under the Master Plan of 1960, California was the first state to provide universal access to higher education for all high school graduates. Despite great success at all levels, higher education in California is now facing a crisis. National and state-wide recessions have reduced resources while potential enrollment is sharply increasing from three sources: first, "tidal wave II" as the grandchildren of World War II veterans reach college-age; second, the increasing number of adults entering or returning to college; and, third, increasing minority group participation. Demand continues to increase, resources continue to decline, and the per student cost is still rising. A response to the immediate needs is not enough, a new Master Plan is needed. As the Plan of 1960 looked ahead to 1975, a new Resource Master Plan must be developed now for the future. Issues to be addressed include: (1) the highest priorities for higher education; (2) the best mechanisms for implementation; (3) greater access to state resources; (4) more effective use of student time; (5) fairer competition for higher education in obtaining state resources, and more control by the governor and legislature over all state expenditures; (6) redistribution of resources among segments; (7) better use of resources within segments, under leadership by the segments; and (8) careful study of new facilities. (JLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Educational Demand, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Enrollment Projections, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Minority Groups, Population Trends, Public Colleges, Resource Allocation, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
California Higher Education Policy Center, 160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 704, San Jose, CA 95113 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: California