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Agenda March 22-23, 2005

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

TUESDAY, March 22, 2005

California State Capitol
Senate Committee Room 112
Sacramento, CA 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
Irwin S. Field
Ruth E. Green
Lance T. Izumi
Kathleen E. Kaiser
Hugo Morales
Guillermo Rodriguez, Jr.
Frederick Ruiz
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 14-15, 2004, and February 3, 2005, Meetings
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 Information Item
Report of the Chair, Howard Welinsky

The Chair will discuss with Commissioners issues of interest to the Commission. The Chair will present a proposed policy for possible Commission action related to Commission member attendance.

(in PDF format)

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

The Director will present information on topics of current interest, including the proposals for restructuring CPEC.

 Information Item

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Karen Y. Zamarripa, Chair

Ms. Zamarripa will report on the Statutory Advisory Committee meeting held on March 14, 2005.

 Action Item
Legislative Update, March 2005
(in PDF format)

This item discusses legislative initiatives being tracked by the Commission for the 2005-06 legislative session. The Commission will consider staff recommendations on selected legislative bills. Presenter: Greg Gollihur.

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

 Action Item
Federal Education Update, March 2005
(in PDF format)

This item highlights recent activities at the federal level relating to postsecondary education and includes recommendations for the Commission's consideration. Presenter: Karl M. Engelbach.

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

 Information Item
Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2005-06 Budget
(in PDF format)
Recommendations - (in PDF format)

This report provides a summary of the Governor's proposed State budget for the upcoming 2005-06 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 Woolfork.

 Action Item
Recommendations for Adjusting the Maximum Cal Grant Award at California's Nonpublic Colleges and Universities
(in PDF format)

This item presents recommendations related to a new state policy for adjusting the maximum Cal Grant award for students attending California's nonpublic colleges and universities. Presenter: Karl M. Engelbach.

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

Lunch

Commissioners will recess for lunch.

1:30 p.m.

 Action Item
Recommendation for a Higher Education Accountability Framework
(in PDF format)
Appendix - (in PDF format)

This report discusses higher education accountability in other states and provides recommendations for a statewide higher education accountability framework in California. Presenter: Murray J. Haberman.

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

 Information Item
Fact Sheets on Undergraduate and Graduate Student Fees at California's Public Colleges and Universities
Undergraduate Student Fees (in PDF format)
Graduate Student Fees (in PDF format)

Staff will present two fact sheets: Resident Undergraduate Charges at California's Public Colleges and Universities and Resident Graduate Charges at California's Public Universities. These fact sheets highlight recent changes in student fee levels and compare California's student charges to other states.  Presenter: Karl M. Engelbach.

 Action Item
Student Transfer in California Postsecondary Education
(in PDF format)

This report provides background information on the subject of undergraduate student transfer in California's postsecondary education systems. The report discusses the role of the transfer function in the State's postsecondary education enterprise. Presenter: Kevin Woolfork.

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

 Information Item
University Preparedness of Public High School Graduates
(in PDF format)

Staff will present a report regarding university preparedness of California public high school graduates. Factors examined include a-g course completion, SAT and ACT college admissions tests, and Advanced Placement (AP) course and examination taking. Presenter: Gus Cubillo.

 Action Item
An Update of the Commission's Community College Enrollment Demand Projections by Region
(in PDF format)

This item updates community college enrollment demand and institutional capacity projections by region. The report provides an analysis of community college enrollment demand in 15 regions. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

4:00 p.m.

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2005

California State Capitol
Senate Committee Room 112
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
Faculty Salaries at California Public Universities, 2005-06
(in PDF format)

This report presents an annual 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.

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

 Information Item
A Closer Look at University Eligibility and University Enrollment
12a - (in PDF format)
12b - (in PDF format)

Staff will present two papers that combine the results of the Commission's recent eligibility study with other data. Item 12a looks at enrollment trends for African American and Latino students. Item 12b looks at university eligibility as a percentage of all high school students. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

 Information Item
Improving Teacher Quality
(in PDF format)

Staff will discuss the status of the Improving Teacher Quality federal grant program. Included will be a review of planning for the 2005 funding cycle. Presenter: Karen Humphrey.

 Information Item
The Nexus Between Postsecondary Education and the Workforce
(in PDF format)

This report is a prospectus to study the nexus between postsecondary education and workforce development. Staff will discuss the issues involved and the next steps necessary to analyze how postsecondary education prepares the state's citizens. Presenters: Karen Humphrey and Ryan Clark.

Other Business

Executive Session

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

12:00 Noon

Reconvene for Adjournment

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

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