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ERIC Number: ED510322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Legislative Analyst's Office Report on Coordinating Higher Education in California. Report 10-06
Woolfork, Kevin
California Postsecondary Education Commission
On January 28, the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released a report examining the coordination of California postsecondary education. LAO concludes that the state faces many challenges in maintaining a high-quality higher education system, and that reform of its coordination structure is needed to help meet those challenges. The LAO report raises concerns that California's public universities have expanded programs that are not high priorities for the state while restricting undergraduate enrollment. The report points to the allocation of funds as one of the key mechanisms by which the state expresses its priorities among programs and services, and suggests that policymakers can create financial incentives to impact institutional behaviors. The Commission agrees with the LAO's recommendation to develop a comprehensive student data reporting framework that will provide policymakers, education providers, and independent researchers with the information needed to better understand the flow of students from kindergarten into the workplace. The Commission continues to work with the segments, policymakers, and others to help develop a statewide data system that fully protects the privacy of student records.
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: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California