ERIC Number: ED451867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-28
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The State of California Community Colleges Fall Leadership Conference, September 28, 2000.
Nussbaum, Thomas J.
This document is Chancellor Thomas Nussbaum's speech at the fall 2000 California Community Colleges (CCC) Leadership Conference. He states that CCC is united in its commitment to open access--that every student who has the capacity and motivation to benefit from educational programs will have access to colleges. As part of the 2005 Strategic Response, CCC committed to increase access to the system by more than 550,000 students during the decade of 1995-2005. To address this commitment, CCC agreed upon three strategies: (1) to annually seek funding for a 4% increase in enrollment; (2) to move to year-round operations; and (3) to secure $500 million per year for capital outlay needs. CCC is also committed to secure adequate funding for its colleges. At minimum, by 2005, CCC funding per student should be within $1,500 of the national community college average in funding per full-time student. CCC's efforts during the past five years--particularly the effort on the 2000-2001 budget--have produced some very impressive benefits. CCC has secured five of the best budget increases in the history of the system. (JA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.