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Agenda June 21, 2005

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

TUESDAY, June 21, 2005

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Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
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California Postsecondary Education Commission

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Alan S. Arkatov
Irwin S. Field
Lance T. Izumi
Glee Johnson
Kathleen E. Kaiser
Hugo Morales
John Perez
Frederick Ruiz
Evonne Seron Schulze
Faye Washington

9:30 a.m.

Roll Call
Approval of the Minutes of the March 22-23, 2005, and May 19, 2005, Meetings
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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 June 15, 2005.

Legislative Update, June 2005
(in PDF format)

This item presents an update on recent developments in legislation followed by the Commission. Presenter: Greg Gollihur.

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

2005-06 Budget Update

Staff will present an oral summary on the development of the 2005-06 fiscal year State budget since the release of the Governor's May Revision on May 13. Presenter: Kevin Woolfork.

Improving Teacher Quality Federal Grant Program Update, June 2005
(in PDF format)

Staff will provide the Commission with an update on the Request for Proposals (RFP) process currently underway and an update on recent meetings in Washington, D.C. Presenter: Karen Humphrey.

Fact Sheet on Deferred Maintenance Needs of California Public Higher Education
(in PDF format)

This fact sheet provides a summary of deferred maintenance needs at California's public institutions. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.


Commissioners will recess for lunch.

1:30 p.m.

Implementing the Commission's Student Record System -- First Steps
(in PDF format)

This item provides a progress report on the Commission's efforts to implement a longitudinal student record system. Staff will discuss issues encountered during initial processing of the data. Presenter: Marc Irish.

There will also be a presentation by the California School Information Services staff on its efforts to develop a comprehensive data collection system for K-12 education.

Website Demonstration

Staff will demonstrate popular features of the Commission website. Presenter: Gus Cubillo.

Student Transfer in California Postsecondary Education
(in PDF format)

This report provides information on California's various higher education transfer processes and assistive programs and describes legislative initiatives intended to improve the transfer function. It concludes with a set of recommendations that will help both students and institutions plan better for successful student transitions from community colleges to the State University, University of California, and independent institutions. Presenter: Kevin Woolfork.

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

Commission Review of New Academic and Vocational Programs Proposed by the Public Higher Education Systems, 2004-2005
(in PDF format)

This report summarizes the results of academic and vocational program reviews conducted by the Commission during the reporting period 2004-05. The report also includes a model for enhancing the evaluation of joint doctoral programs in educational leadership, and a summary of key issues related to SB 724 (Scott) that would authorize the California State University to award an independent doctorate degree in a limited number of selected fields. Presenters: Stacy Wilson and Julián Velarde.

Fact Sheet on California Baccalaureate Production and Labor Market Demand
(in PDF format)

Staff will present a comparison of degree production in California with job projections prepared by the California Employment Development Department. These projections show that about a quarter of California job openings will require a bachelor or higher degree. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

The Nexus Between Postsecondary Education and the Workforce: Next Steps
(in PDF format)

Staff will report to the Commission on the first meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for a study on the nexus between postsecondary education and workforce development, and will also review research questions that will guide the next steps in the development of a policy brief. Presenters: Karen Humphrey and Ryan Clark. Presenters: Karen Humphrey and Ryan Clark.

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

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.

5:30 p.m.


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