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Agenda April 8, 2003

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Howard Welinsky, Vice Chair
Robert L. Moore, Executive Director

Please note: The meeting times listed on the following pages are approximate.

Public Comment

Public comment may be made on every agenda item. Persons attending the meeting who wish to address the California Postsecondary Education Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Request Form and provide it to the secretary prior to the scheduled agenda item. Persons wishing to provide comments for Commission consideration may provide written comments electronically for inclusion in the web-based version of the Commission meeting agenda in the Public Comment Forum section for the Commission meeting.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 9:30 a.m.

California State Capitol
Senate Committee Room 113
Sacramento, California 95814
Messages may be left in Sacramento (916) 445-1000
FAX (916) 327-4417

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Howard Welinsky, Vice Chair
George T. Caplan
Carol Chandler
Irwin S. Field
Odessa P. Johnson
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Evonne Seron Schulze
Rachel E. Shetka
Olivia K. Singh
Anthony M. Vitti
Faye Washington

Roll Call
 Action Item
Approval of the Minutes of the February 4, 2003, Meeting
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 Information Item
Report of the Chair, Alan S. Arkatov

The Chair will discuss with Commissioners issues of interest to the Commission.

 Information Item
Report of the Executive Director, Robert L. Moore

The Director will present information on topics of current interest.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Ron Fox, Chair

The Commissionís Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Mary 27, 2003, and Committee Chair Ron Fox will report on its deliberations.

 Presentations and Discussion

The Connection Between Education, Economic Development and Employment

Several speakers have been invited to make presentations on, and discuss with the Commission, issues related to how education can prepare people for individual success in life and contribute to the economic growth and vitality of California.

Luncheon

Commissioners will dine during the noon hour.

1:30 p.m.

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Alan S. Arkatov, Chair
Howard Welinsky, Vice Chair

 Information/Action Item
Update on the 2003-04 State Budget

Staff will orally update the Commission on the current status of discussions concerning the 2003-04 budget for higher education.

 Action Item
Legislative Update, April 2003
(in PDF format)

The Governmental Relations Committee met on March 11, 2003, and approved the bill matrix and positions on bills as set forth in this item. The Committee may also wish to discuss additional items of interest. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

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

 Action Item
Faculty Salaries at California Public Universities, 2003-04
(in PDF format)

The Commission reports 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. This report was presented as a Higher Education Update for discussion at the Commissionís February meeting, and action is requested today. Data in the report has been updated and the report now includes the final faculty salary parity figures. Presenter: Murray J. Haberman.

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

 Action Item
Commission Review of a Proposal by the State Center Community College District to Establish the Willow-International Educational Center
(in PDF format)

This report was presented as an Information Item at the Commissionís February 2003 meeting. It reviews a proposal by the State Center Community College District to establish a State-approved educational center in the city of Fresno that would be eligible for State capital outlay funding. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

 Action Item
A Regional Study of Enrollment Demand and Institutional Capacity for the University of California
(in PDF format)

This report was presented as an Information Item at the Commissionís December 2002 meeting. It complements a similar regional study of enrollment demand and capacity for the California Community Colleges and the State University that was adopted by the Commission in December 2001. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

 Action Item
Commission Recommendations Concerning Alternate Delivery Options for the Stateís Cal Grant Program
(in PDF format)

Supplemental Report Language to the 2002-03 State Budget requested the Commission to convene a task force to examine alternative Cal Grant delivery options. This report responds to that request and offers a series of recommendations concerning changes in the Cal Grant delivery system. This item was discussed by the Commission at its February meeting and is brought back to the Commission for action today. Presenter: Karl Engelbach.

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

**Addendum to the Agenda**

 Information/Action Item
Commission Review of a Proposal by the California State University to Establish the Antelope Valley Education Center of CSU Bakersfield
(in PDF format)

There will be a report reviewing a proposal by the California State University to expand the instructional activities that CSU Bakersfield is currently providing in the Antelope Valley, on the Antelope Valley College campus, to establish a formal off-campus center. CSU Bakersfield has offered upper division and graduate instruction in the Antelope Valley since the late 1980s and, during 2001-2002, served 930 students (approximately 603 FTE) in space leased at Antelope Valley College. Educational Centers are, by definition, established to serve 500 or more FTE.

Staff is completing a review of this proposal. Preliminary analysis suggests that staff will recommend concurrence with the proposal. A comprehensive report will be provided to the Commission at the April meeting. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

Other Business

4:30 p.m.

Adjournment

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