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Agenda September 7-8, 2004

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Murray J. Haberman, 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 who are unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments to Publications_Editor@cpec.ca.gov.

TUESDAY, September 7, 2004

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

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Anthony J. Alvarado
Alan S. Arkatov
Irwin S. Field
Ruth E. Green
Velma Montoya
Hugo Morales
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Evonne Seron Schulze
Rachel E. Shetka
Kyriakos Tsakopoulos
Faye Washington
Dezie Woods-Jones

9:30 a.m.

Roll Call
 Action Item
Approval of the Minutes of the June 8, 2004 Meeting
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 Information Item
Report of the Chair, Howard Welinsky

Minutes of the Nominating Committee Meeting of August 26, 2004 Meeting

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The Chair will discuss with Commissioners issues of interest to the Commission, including a calendar for 2005 meetings.

 Information Item
Report of the Nominating Committee, Alan S. Arkatov, Chair

The Committee is scheduled to recommend its slate of Commission officers for the year 2005 in preparation for action in December.

 Information Item
Report of the Acting Executive Director, Murray J. Haberman

The Director will present information on topics of current interest, including a report on the current status of the Commission’s request for unique student identifier data and the recommendations of the California Performance Review.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Karen Yelverton Zamarripa, Chair

The Commission’s Statutory Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 30, 2004, and Committee Chair Karen Yelverton Zamarripa will report on its deliberations.

 Information Item
Legislative Update, September 2004
(in PDF format)

Staff will present an oral report updating recent developments in legislation of interest to the Commission. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

 Action Item
Adoption of Resolutions

The Commission will propose resolutions to honor outgoing Commissioner Carol Chandler and State Senator John Vasconcellos. Presenter: Chair Howard Welinsky. Recommended Action: Commission approval and adoption of the resolutions.

Lunch

Commissioners will break for lunch.

1:30 p.m.

 Information Item
Higher Education Budget Update, 2004-05

Staff will present an oral report on the 2004-05 State Budget. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

 Action Item
Fiscal Profiles, 2004
(in PDF format)

This report contains statistical information and analyses of the financing of California postsecondary education from the 1965-66 fiscal year through 2004-05. In addition, it includes information on California public elementary and secondary education financing as well as State government in general. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

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

 Action Item
Moving the Goalposts: The Potential Effects of Changes in the University of California's Admissions Requirements
(in PDF format)

In response to the Commission’s 2003 University Eligibility Study, the University of California is adjusting its admission requirements to bring the proportion of high school graduates eligible for admission closer to the recommendations in the state Master Plan for Higher Education.

This report uses the data gathered for the 2003 Eligibility Study to examine how changes in UC’s admission requirements would affect the racial and ethnic composition of the eligibility pool. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

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

 Action Item
A Prospectus for Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of University Academic Preparation Programs
(in PDF format)

This Prospectus summarizes the results of several outreach evaluative studies conducted independently by the California Postsecondary Education Commission and by the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) during the 1990s.

Staff will outline an evaluative framework which can be considered for assessment of short- and long-term effects of academic preparation programs. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

 Action Item
Executive Compensation in California Public Higher Education, 2003-04
(in PDF format)

This update presents the latest figures on the compensation paid to executives in California’s three public higher education systems. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

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

4:00 p.m.

Executive Session

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(8), the California Postsecondary Education Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2004

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

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call
 Action Item
Prospectus: Developing a Framework for Accountability in California’s Higher Education System
(in PDF format)

California policy makers are increasingly interested in creating and utilizing a statewide accountability framework to assist them in measuring the success of our higher education segments and developing policy that will create greater efficiency in postsecondary education. This prospectus presents an outline of research questions regarding goal setting, performance reporting, funding options, data collection, and best practices to consider when constructing a framework. Presenter: Jessika Nobles.

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

 Information Item
Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grants Program Update
(in PDF format)

Staff will present an update on the progress of the Improving Teacher Quality program. Paul Giganti of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Education; Victoria Hindes of Shasta College; and Judi Hietz of the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, Bio-Technology, will provide oral presentations. Presenter: Linda Barton White.

 Action Item
Commission Review of a Proposal by the Chaffey Community College District to Establish an Educational Center in the City of Chino
(in PDF format)

This report reviews the proposal by Chaffey Community College District to establish an educational center in the city of Chino.  This new off-campus facility will be known as the Chino Educational Center  and  will serve the educational needs of residents living in the fast-growing San Bernardino County communities of Chino and Chino Hills.  The Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2006.  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
Update on Space and Utilization Policies in Higher Education
(in PDF format)

This report describes recent State and national policies and practices on the use of facilities in postsecondary education institutions. Most of the information collected was acquired through a Commission survey of other states. This report provides an update to the Commission’s 1990 report A Capacity for Learning (CPEC, 1990), which recommended revised guidelines on space and utilization in California public postsecondary institutions. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

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

Other Business

12:00 Noon

Adjournment

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

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