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Agenda for June 2000

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, JUNE 4, 1:00 p.m.

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Room 202
Sacramento, California 95814
Messages may be left at (916) 445-1000

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the April 2-3, 2001, Meeting
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 Information Item Report of the Chair, Alan S. Arkatov
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Press Release - May 30, 2001

University of California President Richard C. Atkinson has recommended two major changes in UC admissions policies: (1) that it require only standardized tests that assess mastery of specific subject areas rather than undefined notions of “aptitude” or “intelligence”; and (2) that all UC campuses move away from admission processes that use narrowly defined quantitative formulas and instead adopt procedures that look at applicants in a comprehensive, holistic way.

To this end, he has also recommended that UC no longer require applicants to take the SAT I. In clarifying the second recommendation, he has said that the proposal to adopt procedures that are more holistic is intended to provide a fairer basis on which to make admission decisions. It would also help ensure that standardized tests do not have an undue influence but rather are used to illuminate the student’s total record.

Several education officials have been invited to address the issue of standardized testing and implications for the admission of students:

Commission Report 01-7 summarizes the following speaker presentations:

1:00 p.m. -- Nicholas Lemann, author;
2:00 p.m. -- Richard C. Atkinson, UC president;
3:00 p.m. -- Richard Ferguson, president of American College Testing.

Gaston Caperton, president and CEO of The College Board which produces the SAT tests, will speak on Tuesday, June 5.

Presiding: Commission Chair Arkatov.

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

4:00 p.m.

Approval of the Minutes of the April 3, 2001, Meeting
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Action Item Executive Compensation in California Public Higher Education, 2000-2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader This Higher Education Update presents the latest figures on the compensation levels paid to executives in California’s three public higher education systems. Information is provided on compensation paid to executives on campuses and in systemwide offices in the 2000-2001 year. Prepared by: Cheryl Hickey. Presenter: Karl M. Engelbach.

Public Comment

Other Business

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 8:30 a.m.

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Room 202
Sacramento, California 95814
Messages may be left at (916) 445-1000

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

Roll Call

 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 the Legislative Analyst’s recent economic projections for California, information regarding the “May Revise” as it impacts the State Budget for 2001-02, and information about a potential general obligation bond for higher education facilities.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Christopher Cabaldon, Chair

The Commission’s Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 29 and Christopher Cabaldon will report on its deliberations.

 Information Item

Continuation of Standardized Testing Discussion

College Board President Gaston Caperton will discuss the role and use of standardized testing in college admissions.

Governmental Relations Committee

Howard Welinksy, Chair
Evonne Seron Schulze, Vice Chair
Phillip J. Forhan
Robert A. Hanff
Lance Izumi
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Olivia K. Singh

Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

10:00 a.m.

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the April 3, 2001, Meetings
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Action Item Legislative Update, June 2001    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report includes highlights of the legislative session and a matrix of bills of special interest to the Commission, along with summaries of the bills. In addition, staff will orally update the Commission on the recently released “May Revise” of the Governor’s Budget for 2001-02. Presenters: Marge Chisholm and Kevin Woolfork.

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

 Information Item Federal Update, June 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

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

10:30 a.m.

 Information Item

Presentation by Diana Fuentes-Michel

Diana Fuentes-Michel, the undersecretary for education in the Office of the Secretary for Education, will discuss with the Commission issues of importance to the Governor and Administration relating to initiatives and funding for California postsecondary education.

Educational Policy and Programs Committee

Ralph Pesqueira, Chair
Kyo "Paul" Jhin, Vice Chair
John G. Davies
Susan Hammer
Evonne Seron Schulze
Kyhl Smeby
Howard Welinsky
Alan S. Arkatov, ex officio
Carol Chandler, ex officio

11:30 a.m.

Action Item Approval of the Minutes of the April 2, 2001, Meeting
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 Information Item Needs Analysis for Chaffey Community College Fontana Center    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This report reviews the proposal by the Chaffey Community College District (CCCD) to establish an educational center to be known as the Fontana Center. The proposed center will enable the district to provide greater access to higher educational opportunities in this fast-growing area of San Bernardino County. Presenter: Gil Velazquez.

 Information Item In Pursuit of Educational Leaders    (in PDF format)   Get Acrobat Reader

This item attempts to frame the topic of educational leadership in California’s K-12 schools and community colleges by raising broad-based questions about the knowledge and skills needed not only by educational leaders themselves but also the students and society they serve. It also recommends a careful analysis of existing preparation programs before any new directions are pursued. This study builds upon many of the findings from the Commission’s December 2000 report on The Production and Utilization of Education Doctorates for Administrators in California’s Public Schools. Presenter: Joan Sallee.

Other Business

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Carol Chandler, Vice Chair

12:30 p.m.

Action Item

Report of the Governmental Relations Committee, Howard Welinsky, Chair

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

Recommended Action: Approval of the Committee’s report.

Public Comment

Other Business

Adjournment

Executive Committee and Committee on Education Code Section 66905

1:30 p.m.

The Executive Committee and the Committee on Education Code Section 66905 will meet in Executive Session to discuss personnel matters [Government Code Section 11126(a)(1)].

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

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