ERIC Number: ED413027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Scenarios in California Community Colleges. A Technical Paper for the 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council.
The 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council was created to recommend long-term strategies to identify access and service goals for California Community Colleges (CCC), the resources needed to achieve these goals, and ways to obtain needed resources. This technical paper provides the Task Force with forecasts of plausible scenarios and the likely results of alternative policy proposals under consideration. The paper begins with a summary of scenarios for California's economic future. It then discusses possible policy options that can be analyzed against assumptions such as growth in personal income, general fund revenues, and population changes. Forecasts for major scenarios, distinguished primarily by the condition of California's economy between now and the year 2005 are modeled, and their consequences compared with each other. Finally, the paper addresses the ideal CCC goal of improving access, while at the same time enhancing quality. Results indicate the unlikelihood of securing both desired CCC access levels and needed program resources between now and 2005 under existing policy and practice. Recommended goals of the Task Force substantially exceed the revenues that Proposition 98 will provide. (YKH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Enrollment Projections, Environmental Scanning, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, Policy Analysis, Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Program Proposals, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.