ERIC Number: ED483372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Planning and Coordinating the Development of California Campuses: The Commission's Role in the Review of New University Campuses, Community Colleges, and Educational Centers. Commission Report 04-09
California Postsecondary Education Commission
State Law requires the California Postsecondary Education Commission to review new public institutions of higher education. The purpose of this review is two-fold: first, to ensure new university and college campuses and off-campus centers develop in accordance with state-wide needs and priorities, and secondly, to make certain State capital outlay funds will be spent wisely. The Commission's policies and procedures used in the review of new facilities have evolved with changes in California's planning environment. Education planners over the last few years have had the daunting challenge of accommodating robust enrollments at a time of diminishing public resources. The Commission responded by promoting greater efficiencies in the planning of new facilities. Examples of recent changes to the review guidelines that advance efficiencies include: priority consideration given to the development of joint-use centers where two or more segments share a facility and to proposals that provide local contributions. It appears the Commission is achieving its goal of advancing efficiencies in the development of new institutions. A review of recently approved proposals suggests most new facilities will be financed with a combination of both local and state monies. In fact, all community college proposals include a local contribution. A majority of these proposals also illustrate elements of inter-segmental cooperation, particularly with nearby high school districts.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Higher Education, Statewide Planning, State Regulation, Multicampus Colleges, Campuses, Governance, Educational Finance
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.