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Agenda for February 2001

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair
Warren Halsey Fox, Executive Director

Please note: The meeting times listed on the following pages are approximate. They may begin earlier or later than listed, depending on when the previous meetings are adjourned.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1:00 p.m.

University of Southern California
Davidson Executive Conference Center
Embassy Room (Garden Level)
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90089
Messages may be left at (213) 740-5956

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call  Information Item Workshop on the Future Direction of California Higher Education and the Commission    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

Commissioners will participate in a workshop on the future direction of California higher education and the Commission. The overall objective for the workshop is to allow commissioners the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss, and debate the major issues facing higher education in California and the Commissionís role with respect to these issues in order to help shape future priorities of the agency.

Educational Policy and Programs Committee

Ralph Pesqueira, Chair
Kyo "Paul" Jhin, Vice Chair
Velma Montoya
Evonne Schulze
Kyhl Smeby
Howard Welinsky
Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

3:00 p.m.

 Information Item Methodology of the Commission's Regional Higher Education Enrollment Demand Study    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This item outlines the Commissionís methodology for deriving valid regional enrollment demand estimates by eleven geographic planning regions for the period, 2000 to 2010. Data examples are provided to highlight the various types of regional participation rates used in the study. Presenter Stacy Wilson.

 Information Item Eligibility Study of the 2001 Class of Public High School Graduates for Admission to the Stateís Public Universities -- A Prospectus    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This prospectus describes the purpose, background, and general research design of the Commissionís current eligibility study involving the 2001 class of public high school graduates. Findings from previous eligibility studies are also summarized. Presenter Stacy Wilson.

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

4:00 p.m.

Action Item Proposed Alternate Meeting Dates for 2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

Commissioners will discuss a proposal to move all future Commission meetings to Tuesday and Wednesday dates. Those dates for consideration are shown in this tab. Presenter: Vice Chair Carol Chandler.

Other Business

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 8:30 a.m.

University of Southern California
Davidson Executive Conference Center
Embassy Room (Garden Level)
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90089
Messages may be left at (213) 740-5956

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the December 11, 2000, Meeting
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 Information Item Report of the Executive Director, Warren Halsey Fox
(in PDF format)  Get Acrobat Reader

Executive Director Warren Fox will discuss issues of mutual concern to the commissioners, including the publication of the California Colleges and Universities, 2000: A Guide to Californiaís Degree-Granting Institutions and to Their Degree, Certificate, and Credential Programs. Director Fox will also report on the Commissionís budget as proposed in the Governorís Budget for 2001-2002. In addition, he will provide an update on the funding and activities related to the Commissionís administration of the federal Eisenhower Professional Development State Grant program.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Christopher Cabaldon, Chair

The Commissionís Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 30 and Christopher Cabaldon will report on its deliberations.

 Information Item UC Merced Planning Update
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Carol Tomlinson-Keasey, Chancellor of the University of California, Merced, will update the Commission on the development of the Merced campus, which was approved by the Commission as the tenth campus of the University of California system in June 1999. She will review progress on the long-range development plan for the campus, environmental issues and assessments, estimated capital outlay needs and costs, administrative and faculty recruitment, and the status of the academic plan and specific degree programs. Presenter: Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey.

Other Business

Governmental Relations Committee

Howard Welinksy, Chair
Evonne Schulze, Vice Chair
Phillip J. Forhan
Robert A. Hanff
Lance Izumi
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

10:30 a.m.

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the December 11, 2000, Meeting
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Action Item A Blueprint for Progress: 2001-2002 Legislative and Budget Priorities of the Commission    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

Each fall, the Commissionís Governmental Relations Committee discusses and adopts a set of legislative and budget priorities to guide its activities. This agenda item, A Blueprint for Progress, outlines the proposed 2001-2002 legislative and budget priorities of the Commission. When adopted by the full Commission, this item will be circulated to the Governor and Legislature as a statement of the Commissionís recommended legislative and budget priorities. Presenter Marge Chisholm.

Recommended Action: Committee approval and Commission adoption of the report for appropriate transmittal.

Action Item Federal Update, February 2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report highlights recent activities at the federal level relating to postsecondary education. In addition, the Commission will be asked to adopt a recommendation regarding the federal Pell Grant tuition sensitivity formula. Presenter Karl Engelbach.

Recommended Action: Committee approval and Commission adoption of the recommendation regarding the federal Pell Grant tuition sensitivity formula for appropriate transmittal.

Other Business

Fiscal Policy and Analysis Committee

Lance Izumi, Chair
Phillip J. ForhanVice Chair
Robert A. Hanff
Kyo "Paul" Jhin
Velma Montoya
Ralph Pesqueira
Melinda G. Wilson
Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

11:00 a.m.

Approval of the Minutes of the October 16, 2000, Meeting
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 Information Item Faculty Salaries in California Public Universities, 2001-2002    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

The Commission reports annually on the lag between the salaries paid to faculty at the California State University and the University of California and those projected to be paid at each systemís group of comparison institutions. The report is presented in the form of a Higher Education Update for discussion at this meeting. While data from the comparison groups are almost complete, final figures will be presented at the Commissionís April meeting. Presenter: William L. Storey.

 Information Item Highlights of the Governorís Proposed 2001-2002 State Budget    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report presents a brief summary of the Governorís recently proposed fiscal year 2001-2002 State Budget. Staff brings this report to the Commission now in order to present some of the more significant developments for higher education in a timely manner. In April, staff will present a review of recommendations on the proposed 2001-2002 budget by the Legislative Analyst. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

Other Business

Luncheon

Commissioners and guests will dine during the noon hour.

Educational Policy and Programs Committee

Ralph Pesqueira, Chair
Kyo "Paul" Jhin, Vice Chair
Velma Montoya
Evonne Schulze
Kyhl Smeby
Howard Welinsky
Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

1:00 p.m.

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the October 16 and December 11, 2000, Meetings
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 Information Item Report on Part-Time Faculty Compensation in California Community Colleges    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This agenda item responds to Assembly Bill 420 (Wildman), legislation which directs the Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of the California Community Colleges part-time faculty employment, salary, and compensation patterns. Staff will present a report done by MGT, Inc., summarize its findings and present policy recommendations for review by the Commission. Presenter: Kathleen Chavira.

 Information Item Needs Analysis for College of the Sequoias Center for Agriculture Science and Technology -- A New Homestead    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report reviews the proposal by the Sequoias Community College District (SCCD) to establish an educational center to be known as the Center for Agriculture Science and Technology. The proposed center will enable the District to establish a state-of-the-art home for its agriculture laboratory and associated academic programs and provide greater access to higher educational opportunities in southern Tulare County. Presenter: Beth Graybill.

 Information Item Update on the Commissionís Student Information and Accountability System    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This agenda item outlines the status of the Commissionís efforts to implement Assembly Bill 1570 (Villaraigosa). The bill authorizes Commission to augment its existing student information database with a unique student identifier for each student record. This additional data element will enable the Commission to longitudinally monitor the progress and success of students as they enroll and complete their postsecondary education studies within California. Presenter: Martin Miller.

Other Business

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

3:30 p.m.

Action Item

Report of the Governmental Relations Committee, Howard Welinsky, Chair

The Committee may recommend Commission adoption of the staff report entitled A Blueprint in Progress: 2001-2002 Legislative and Budget Priorities of the Commission, and the recommendation related to the federal Pell Grant contained in the Federal Update, February 2001.

Recommended Action: Approval of the Committeeís report.

Other Business

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