ERIC Number: ED434626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Bridge to the Future: Higher Education Planning for the Next Century.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This document summarizes recommendations contained in five recent reports on California higher education and is directed to policymakers involved in higher education planning. The five reports were intended to raise public awareness of the major challenges facing higher education in California and to provide policymakers and others with various policy options. The first section of this summary report presents a review of the conditions which led to the development of the five reports, especially the difficult economic restraints of the early and mid-1990s and enrollment pressures, as well as a discussion of what defines higher education planning. Following sections bring together recommendations made by the several commissions and task forces involved in the earlier set of reports. They include recommendations concerning: (1) access (e.g., financing, enrollment, use of independent institutions, capital outlays and facilities use, educational technology, educational equity/diversity, transfers, and admissions); (2) affordability (student fees, financial aid); (3) accountability (statewide information system, increasing productivity and efficiency, improving student outcomes, statewide goals for higher education, economic development and relations with business and industry); and (4) coordination and multi-system issues (cooperation and collaboration among systems and with K-12, governance issues, teacher education, institutional mission). A final brief section considers future steps. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Cooperative Programs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Governance, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Paying for College, State Universities, Strategic Planning
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J St., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-445-7933.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California