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Agenda March 9-10, 2004

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, 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, MARCH 9, 2004

California State Capitol
Senate Committee Room 2040
Sacramento, California 95814
Messages may be left at the Commission at (916) 445-1000
FAX (916) 327-4417

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Alan S. Arkatov
George T. Caplan
Carol Chandler
Irwin S. Field
Reed Hastings
Odessa P. Johnson
Hugo Morales
Ralph R. Pesqueira
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Evonne Seron Schulze
Rachel E. Shetka
Faye Washington
Dezie Woods-Jones

9:30 a.m.

Roll Call
 Action Item
Approval of the Minutes of the December 10-11, 2003, Meeting
(in PDF format)  Get Acrobat Reader

 Information Item
Report of the Chair, Howard Welinsky

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 Commission’s Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, and Committee Chair Ron Fox will report on its deliberations.

 Information/Action Item
Recommendations on Higher Education Policies Contained in the Governor’s Proposed 2004-05 State Budget
(in PDF format)

The budget proposed by the Governor made a number of recommendations that have significant policy implications including: student fee increases in each of the State’s public higher education systems, changes in the availability of financial aid, enrollment restrictions at the University and the State University, redirection of students to community colleges, penalties for taking too many units at UC and CSU, and increased faculty workloads at UC and CSU. These issues and others will be discussed and the Commission can determine whether it wishes to take a position on any of these proposals. Presenter: Karl M. Engelbach.

Recommended Action: Commission consideration of the staff’s proposed policy recommendations on these issues.

 Information Item
Student Access, Institutional Capacity, and Public Higher Education Enrollment Demand, 2003 to 2013
(in PDF format)

This agenda item discusses public higher education enrollment demand for the period 2004 to 2013 under both current and more favorable economic circumstances. Also included is an estimate of the additional classroom and laboratory capacity needed to accommodate growth and the additional marginal cost to fund instruction. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

Working Lunch

Strategic Plan 2004-09
The Commission will continue the process of adopting a strategic plan. Focus will be on discussing and prioritizing goals and objectives.

1:00 p.m.

 Action Item
Commission Review of a Proposal by the Riverside Community College District to Convert the Moreno Valley Educational Center to a Full-Service Community College Campus
(in PDF format)

This report reviews the proposal by the Riverside Community College District to convert its Moreno Valley Educational Center to college status. This new college will be known as the Moreno Valley Community College and will serve the fast growing and ethnically diverse communities of eastern Riverside County. Staff has reviewed the proposal and is recommending Commission approval. Presenter: Gil Velazquez.

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

 Action Item
Commission Review of a Proposal by the Riverside Community College District to Convert the Norco Education Center to a Full-Service Community College Campus
(in PDF format)

This report reviews a proposal by the Riverside Community College District to convert the Norco Education Center to a full-service community college campus. The Center offers specialty programs in engineering, computer science-information systems, architecture, design technologies, and agricultural sciences in addition to general education and vocational courses. If approved as a community college campus, it is expected to serve about 9,000 students of western Riverside County by year 2010. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

1:30 p.m.

Speaker Presentation

Steve Weiner and David Wolf on the Campaign for College Opportunity

Steve Weiner and David Wolf will provide an update on their activities with “The Campaign for College Opportunity”.

 Information/Action Item
State Licensure versus Accreditation of Proprietary Schools and Colleges – A Review and Comparison of Roles and Functions
(in PDF format)

This report responds to the need to ensure high quality private postsecondary education opportunities for California residents. It discusses the issues around accreditation and State licensure and recommendations for streamlining and enhancing the effectiveness of the state licensing process for non-public schools and colleges. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

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

 Information/Action Item
Legislative Update, March 2004
(in PDF format)

The Commission will receive a briefing on the current status of legislation. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

Recommended Action: Commission adoption of recommended positions for appropriate action.

Other Business

4:00 p.m.

Closed Session

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a)(1), the Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.

5:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Recess to Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2004

8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast with Staff at CPEC office.

9:30 a.m.

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

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Robert L. Moore, Executive Director

Roll Call
 Action Item
Title IX Athletics Compliance at California’s Public High Schools, Community Colleges, and Universities
(in PDF format)

This report, prepared by RMC Research Corporation, examines the extent to which public high schools, community colleges, and universities are in compliance with provisions of federal law that govern Title IX regarding athletics. The report is prepared in response to legislation passed in 2002 (AB 2295, Chapter 1060). Presenters: Murray J. Haberman and RMC Research Corporation staff: Dr. Margaret Beam, Dr. Bonnie Faddis, and Dr. Pat Ruzicka.

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

 Action Item
Faculty Salaries at California’s Public Universities, 2004-05
(in PDF format)

Annually, in accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51 of the 1965 General Legislative Session, the Commission prepares an analysis of faculty salaries paid by the California State University and University of California with those paid by comparable institutions. The report shows the percent of increase that would be necessary for California universities to achieve parity with those institutions. Presenter: Murray J. Haberman.

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

 Information Item
Status of Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
(in PDF format)

Staff will present a status report on its most recently completed grant competition in which the Commission awarded over $14 million for various teacher professional development activities. Presenter: Linda Barton White.

 Information Item
Status Report on the Eligibility of California’s 2003 High School Graduates for Admission to the State’s Public Universities

Staff will present an oral update on the status of the 2003 Eligibility Study. Transcripts were collected from schools in summer 2003 and UC and CSU staff are currently reviewing these transcripts. CPEC plans to analyze the results of this review and submit a report on the study by May 15, 2004. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

Other Business

12:00 noon

Adjournment

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

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