ERIC Number: ED499243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Next Steps in the Development of the Commission's Higher Education Accountability Framework. Commission Report 07-08
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This report updates the California Postsecondary Education Commission on progress toward implementing the recommendations adopted in March 2005 to establish a higher education accountability framework to improve the performance and quality of higher education in California. The Commission adopted five recommendations: (1) The Legislature should enact a statutory accountability framework to assess the performance and effectiveness of public colleges and universities in meeting the State's needs; (2) Priority should be put first on developing a framework that assists State policymakers in the governance of higher education; and subsequently, efforts should be made to build capacity within the framework to assist higher education consumers; (3) The accountability framework should have at least five goals--enhance access and diversity, improve student success, ensure quality education, benefit the public, and further administrative efficiency; (4) Specific indicators should be adopted to measure progress toward achieving each goal; and (5) Legislation should delegate authority to the Commission to develop and implement the framework and should provide resources to do so. The Commission plans to complete reports for the remaining eleven performance measures by December 2007. These measures will be delivered to the Commission in phased approaches at the June, September and December 2007 meetings.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Educational Quality, Accountability, Planning Commissions, Educational Planning, Research Reports, Policy Formation, Educational Improvement, Statewide Planning
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail: Publication_Request@cpec.ca.gov; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California