ERIC Number: ED400762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Time For Decision: California's Legacy and the Future of Higher Education. A Report with Recommendations.
California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
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. This report makes nine broad recommendations for action concerning a new plan for California education to be created that will: (1) reaffirm the Master Plan's two major principles of opportunity for all motivated Californians able to benefit from higher education and division of institutional responsibilities; (2) stabilize state support; (3) temporarily freeze tuition and fee increases; (4) link state reinvestment to enrollment growth; (5) eliminate barriers on use of student fees; (6) fully utilize existing campus capacities and establish priorities for new campuses; (7) specialize and cooperate to improve quality and reduce redundancy; (8) begin accomplishing more with less; and (9) restructure administrative functions. Specific recommendations include an increase in the number of students completing their undergraduate degrees in 4 years or less, development of 3-year bachelor degrees, and use of new telecommunications technologies to provide distance education, further maximizing efficient use of 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; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: California