ERIC Number: ED431498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-10
Reference Count: N/A
Presentation of Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr., Chair, California Postsecondary Education Commission to the Citizens Commission on Higher Education, University of California at Berkeley, Bechtel Engineering Center (September 10, 1998).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This presentation identifies six areas of common interest between the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) and the Citizens Commission on Higher Education: (1) California needs to plan more effectively for the anticipated enrollment growth, particularly at the community college level; (2) the State ought to create a long-term financing plan that stabilizes funding for higher education; (3) California should adopt a statewide student fee policy that students and their families can use in order to plan for college costs; (4) there are significant problems inherent in the governance structure of the California Community Colleges; (5) new strategies are needed to increase access and enhance educational opportunity for all students; and (6) more effective linkages are needed between higher education and public schools. Rodriguez goes on to comment on the following additional areas: (1) how enrollment projections will affect California public higher education; (2) "autopilot" budgeting, which ties policymakers' hands; (3) improving accountability by establishing statewide goals and assessment measures for education; (4) the lack of funding for physical plant needs; (5) using Cal Grant awards for students attending independent institutions; (6) making transfer and articulation a high statewide priority; and (7) the role of CPEC. (TGO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Governance, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Transfer Policy, Tuition
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov/commission/comments/98-9gr.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.