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Agenda March 28-29, 2006

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Murray J. Haberman, Executive Director

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Public Comment

Public comment may be made on each 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 of the Commission prior to the scheduled agenda item. Persons who are unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments to Public_Comment@cpec.ca.gov.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006

770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
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
Joseph P. Bishop
Irwin S. Field
George G. Gowgani
Lance T. Izumi
Glee Johnson
Hugo Morales
John P. Perez
Frederick Ruiz
Evonne Seron Schulze

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes of the December 6-7, 2005, Meeting
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Report of the Chair, Howard Welinsky

The Chair will discuss issues of interest to the Commission.

Report of the Executive Director, Murray J. Haberman

The Director will present information on topics of current interest.

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Robert Oakes, Chair

Mr. Oakes will report on the Statutory Advisory Committee meeting held on March 22, 2006.

Overview of Governor Schwarzenegger's Proposed 2006-07 Budget
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This report provides a summary of the Governor's proposed State budget for the upcoming 2006-07 fiscal year, with a focus on California postsecondary education. The report presents major programmatic highlights for higher education, along with charts describing both higher education and overall State funding levels in the proposed budget. The Commission will consider staff recommendations on selected Governor's budget proposals. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

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

Resident Undergraduate Student Fees -- Issues and Options
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This paper provides background, presents policy issues, and recommends the reexamination of the Commission's student fee policy. Presenter: Greg Gollihur.

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

Legislative Update, March 2006
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This item will summarize final actions on State legislation and recent federal Higher Education Reauthorization Act activities. Presenter: Sherri Orland.

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

Lunch

Commissioners will dine during the noon hour.

1:30 p.m.

The Impact of the High School Academic Performance Index (API) on Student Eligibility
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to First Part of Item 5    SpeakerListen to Second Part of Item 5

This paper provides information on the influence of the high school Academic Performance Index (API) on student eligibility to the University of California and the California State University. Presenter: Jessika Nobles.

2:00 p.m.

Presentation by Senator Jack Scott
Senator Scott will discuss his higher education legislation, the Commission's accountability initiative, and the role that higher education plays in preparing graduates for 21st century jobs.

SpeakerListen to Presentation

Developments with the Commission's Longitudinal Student Data System
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Staff will provide an update on progress in resolving data integrity issues with the longitudinal data that have been provided by the three public segments under AB 1570. Commissioners will also discuss possible uses of the data in developing recommendations for higher education policy.

Staff will present a paper, Back to College: Are University Graduates Returning to Community Colleges?, based on longitudinal enrollment data. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

The Improving Teacher Quality Program -- An Update
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This update will provide information on a new Request for Proposals targeted to the retention of science and mathematics teachers. It is the latest initiative in the federally-funded Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program for teacher professional development. Staff will brief the Commission on the status of ongoing and recently launched grant projects. Presenter: Karen Humphrey.

4:30 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.

6:00 p.m.

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006

770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
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
Joseph P. Bishop
Irwin S. Field
George G. Gowgani
Lance T. Izumi
Glee Johnson
Hugo Morales
John P. Perez
Frederick Ruiz
Evonne Seron Schulze

8:30 a.m.

Roll Call

Review of a Proposal to Convert the Needles Outreach Operation to a State-Approved Educational Center
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to First Part of Item 8    SpeakerListen to Second Part of Item 8

This report reviews a proposal by the Palo Verde Community College District to convert its Needles off-campus outreach center to a state-approved educational center. The district is requesting review and consideration under the Commission's current facility guidelines and under guidelines pursuant to Supplemental Language of the 1984-85 Budget Act. Presenters: Stacy Wilson and Jessika Nobles Jones.

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

Prospectus for Examining the Challenges Community College Districts Face in Serving Rural and Remote Areas
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This paper provides background information on the major challenges confronting community college districts in serving rural and remote population centers. A panel of community college representatives will address issues discussed in the paper. Presenter: Stacy Wilson

10:00 a.m.

Presentation by Dr. Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of California Office of the President
Dr. Hume will discuss with the Commission current graduate and professional education initiatives at the University of California. He will also discuss the role that the University plays in preparing its graduates for 21st century jobs.

SpeakerListen to Presentation

Faculty Salaries at California Public Universities, 2006-07
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This report presents an analysis of faculty salaries at the State's two public universities and those paid by comparable institutions. It shows salary trends and estimates of the percentage increases needed for California universities to achieve parity with comparable institutions. Presenter: Marge Chisholm.

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

Other Business

1:30 p.m.

Adjournment

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