ERIC Number: ED462895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Competition and Collaboration in California Higher Education.
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.
This paper focuses on collaboration and cooperation as aspects of higher education in California, considering the three public systems and the independent sector. The context is the 40-year experience of growth and change in these 4 segments of higher education since the enactment of California's 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education. The first section of this report describes the Master Plan and how it limited competition in California. The second section examines two Master Plan provisions written to encourage collaboration: student transfers across segments and joint doctorates. The third section describes additional types of collaboration, including voluntary associations at the state and regional levels, joint facilities, and the California Virtual University. The fourth section discusses the past and future of enrollment growth and fiscal constraints on collaboration. The final section explores the requirements of California higher education for collaboration in the future as the state faces greater and more diverse student demand and problematic state fiscal support. An appendix contains a table of associate and baccalaureate degree production for 1992, 1996, and 1999. (Contains 81 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California