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Agenda June 27-28, 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 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 questions and comments to Public_Comment@cpec.ca.gov during the course of the meeting. Questions submitted electronically may be addressed at the close of the discussion of each item.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 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
Lance T. Izumi
Glee Johnson
Melinda Guzman Moore
Hugo Morales
John P. Perez
Frederick Ruiz
Evonne Seron Schulze

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes of the March 28-29 and May 15, 2006, Meetings
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     SpeakerListen to Item 1    (25 minutes)

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 June 21, 2006.

9:30 a.m.

Developing a Statewide Higher Education Affordability Policy
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 2a    (2 hours 30 minutes)

The California Higher Education Loan Program Cal-HELP) - A Proposal to Address the Problem of Higher Education Affordability in California
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 2b    (30 minutes)

This report addresses the "affordability crisis" in higher education today and outlines the Commission's principles, key statistics on debt burden, and the increased costs associated with college or university attendance. A panel of experts has been invited to discuss relevant issues, and to assist the Commission in the development of policies that will focus on containing the cost of attending a college or university.

Panel #1: Overview - Sam Kipp, President, EdFund; Pam Burdman, Hewlett Foundation

Panel #2: Segmental Views - Kate Jeffrey, UC; Mary Robinson, CSU; Jonathan Brown, AICCU; TBD CCC

Panel #3: Students/Consumers - UC Students (panelist TBD), CSU Students (panelist TBD)

Lunch

Commissioners will dine during the noon hour.

1:30 p.m.

The Road Ahead: Enhancing the Evaluation Process of Academic Preparation Programs
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 3    (45 minutes)

This report contains an examination of the findings contained in the University of California's 2006 report to the Legislature on the effectiveness of academic preparation programs. Commission recommendations are outlined for enhancing the University's evaluation process. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

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

Academic and Vocational Programs and Plans Proposed by the Public Higher Education Systems, 2005-06
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 4    (1 hour)

This report highlights planning considerations of the three public higher education systems that are intended to address important aspects of California's social, workforce, and labor market needs. These include: (1) health sciences expansion plans under consideration by the University of California; (2) education doctoral program expansion under consideration by the California State University; and (3) development of a new labor market demand and supply forecasting tool for the planning process of local community colleges. Also included is an analysis of the segmental program proposals received by the Commission the past year. Presenters: Stacy Wilson and Jessika Nobles Jones.

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

Legislative Update, June 2006
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 5    (8 minutes)

This item discusses legislative proposals tracked by Commission staff for the 2006-07 legislative session. The Commission will consider staff recommendations on selected bills. Presenter: Sherri Orland.

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

University Eligibility: Are Locally Reported Figures Comparable to the Commission's Estimates?
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     PresentationSlide Presentation  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 6    (20 minutes)

This fact sheet compares a-g course completion rates with actual eligibility rates from the Commission's 2003 University Eligibility Study. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

4:30 p.m.

Executive Session

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

5:00 p.m.

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 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
Lance T. Izumi
Glee Johnson
Melinda Guzman Moore
Hugo Morales
John P. Perez
Frederick Ruiz
Evonne Seron Schulze

8:30 a.m.

Roll Call
SpeakerListen to Introduction    (2 minutes)

2006-07 State Budget Update

ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item    (10 minutes)

This oral update summarizes recent developments in the 2006-07 State budget. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

The Gender Gap in California Higher Education
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 7    (49 minutes)

This paper provides an overview of the gender gap in California higher education, particularly in the state's four-year colleges and universities. The paper explores the underrepresentation of males in all ethnic groups and examines the impact of the gap on enrollment, degree attainment, and enrollment in specific academic disciplines. Presenter: Karen Humphrey.

Have They Finished? Time to Degree of Freshmen Entering UC and CSU in Fall 2000
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     Presentation Slide Presentation  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 8    (28 minutes)

Staff will present an analysis of data from the Commission's Longitudinal Student Data System. This analysis tracks freshmen entering UC and CSU in Fall 2000 and presents graduation rates for full-time students. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

On the Path to Higher Education Accountability: Recommendations from the Accountability Advisory Committee
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 9    (20 minutes)

This paper provides an update of recent work completed by the Commission's Accountability Advisory Committee. It details goals, performance measures, and a research outline. Presenter:Jessika Nobles Jones.

11:00 a.m.

Presentation Slide Presentation  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Presentation    (52 minutes)

Presentation: Matt Gandal, Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.
Mr. Gandal is Executive Vice President of Achieve, Inc., which has worked with the Education Trust and other organizations to strengthen the preparation of high school graduates and restore value to the American high school diploma. In 2005, Achieve co-sponsored a summit of the nation's governors, along with K-12 and postsecondary educators and corporate leaders, to look at the way students are prepared for both college and the jobs of the 21st century. Mr. Gandal will provide data on the gaps in high school preparation and ways to close those gaps.

Other Business

12:00 p.m.

Adjournment

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

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