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Agenda for April 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1:00 p.m.

University of California, Davis
Recreation Pool Lodge
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616
Messages may be left at (530) 754-6405

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the February 4-5, 2001, Meeting
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 Information Item Report of the Chair, Alan S. Arkatov
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  • Gerald C. Hayward will introduce a discussion with Dennis Jones and Aims McGuinness of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) about the role of the Commission in focusing on a long-term public agenda for California’s postsecondary education system that is linked to the state’s education system as a whole. In addition, NCHEMS will report on best practices in the United States in policy and coordination that reflects recent changes in postsecondary demand and delivery.

  • A discussion on teacher quality in elementary and secondary education that may include U.S. Congress member George Miller and Sam Swofford, Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
 Information Item Report of the Executive Director, Warren Halsey Fox
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Executive Director Warren Fox will discuss issues of mutual concern to the commissioners including legislative issues for California higher education in 2001.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Christopher Cabaldon, Chair

The Commission’s Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 27 and Christopher Cabaldon will report on its deliberations.

Other Business

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

3:30 p.m.

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the February 4-5, 2001, Meeting
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Action 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. At the February meeting, staff presented a report done by MGT, Inc., summarized its findings and presented policy recommendations for review by the committee and Commission. That item is now presented in its final form for Commission action. Presenter: Kathleen Chavira.

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

Action 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: Gil Velazquez.

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

 Information Item Graduate Education    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This information item will focus on plans and issues relating to graduate education and research in California postsecondary education, including the independent colleges and universities, the California State University and the University of California. Presenter: David E. Leveille.

 Information Item Performance Indicators of California Higher Education, 2000    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This is the seventh in a series of reports on various indicators of institutional performance in higher education. It provides background information on the development, and subsequent revision, of performance indicators in California, describes the scope of current indicators reported by the Commission, and provides a brief analysis of recent developments in California higher education. Presenter: ZoAnn V. Laurente.

Other Business

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 8:30 a.m.

University of California, Davis
Recreation Pool Lodge
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616
Messages may be left at (530) 754-6405

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call  Information Item Master Plan Status Report
  • A presentation by Senator Dede Alpert about the progress of the Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education -- Kindergarten through University.

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 February 5 and March 15, 2001, Meetings
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Action Item Legislative Update, April 2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

The Governmental Relations Committee met in March and approved the bill matrix and positions on bills as set forth in this item. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

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

 Information Item Federal Update, April 2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report highlights recent activities at the federal level relating to postsecondary education. Presenter: Karl Engelbach.

Other Business

Luncheon

Commissioners and guests will dine during the noon hour.

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

1:00 p.m.

Approval of the Minutes of the February 5, 2001, Meeting
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Action 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 system’s group of comparison institutions. The report is presented in the form of a Higher Education Update. Data from the comparison groups are complete, final figures are being presented at this meeting. Presenter: William L. Storey.

Recommended Action: Committee approval and Commission adoption for appropriate action and transmittal.

 Information Item Financial Condition of California’s Independent Colleges and Universities    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

The third in a series of reports on the financial condition of California’s independent colleges and universities will be presented to the Commission in collaboration with representatives of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU). Presenter: David E. Leveille.

 Information Item Review of the Legislative Analyst’s Recommendations on the Governor’s 2001-2002 Budget   (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This Commission staff report presents the Legislative Analyst’s recommendations on the Governor’s major proposals for California’s higher education and selected K-12 education improvement initiatives as contained in the proposed 2001-2002 State Budget. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

Other Business

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

2:30 p.m.

Action Item

Report of the Educational Policy and Programs Committee, Ralph Pesqueira, Chair

The Committee may recommend Commission adoption of the staff report entitled Report on Part-Time Faculty Compensation in California Community Colleges and Needs Analysis for College of the Sequoias Center for Agriculture Science and Technology -- A New Homestead.

Recommended Action: Approval of the Committee’s reports.

Action Item

Report of the Governmental Relations Committee, Howard Welinsky, Chair

The Committee may recommend Commission adoption of the staff report entitled Legislative Update, April 2001.

Recommended Action: Approval of the Committee’s report.

Action Item

Report of the Fiscal Policy and Analysis Committee, Lance Izumi, Chair

The Committee may recommend Commission adoption of the staff report entitled Faculty Salaries in California Public Universities, 2001-2002.

Recommended Action: Approval of the Committee’s report.

Other Business

For further information please contact: Publications_Editor@cpec.ca.gov.

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