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Meeting Resources: September 25-26, 2007

Regular Meeting of the Full Commission

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Agenda Items

All times listed are approximate. If a separate link to the audio is not available for an item, use the closest previous one.

Day / Time Item No. Item More Info Report Presentation Discussion
Tuesday, 9:00 1 Minutes of the June and August Meeting   Read   Listen
   2 Minutes of the September Nominating Committee   Read    
     Report of the Chair        
   3 Proposed 2008 Commission Meeting Dates   Read    
     Report of the Nominating Committee View      
     Report of the Executive Director     View  
 9:30   Report of the Governmental Relations Committee View      
   4 Legislative Update View Read   Listen
   5 Higher Education Budget Update, 2007-08 View Read   Listen
     Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee       Listen
 10:00   Presentation by Assembly Member Anthony J. Portantino View     Listen
   6 Fiscal Profiles, 2007 View Read View Listen
   7 Website Demo View Read   Listen
   8 Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership View Read   Listen
 12:00   Lunch        
 1:30 9 Eligibility Study Update View Read   Listen
   10 Workforce Development View Read View Listen
     Other Business        
 4:30   Executive Session View      
 5:00   Adjournment        
Wednesday, 8:45   Presentation by David Longanecker View   View Listen
 9:30 11 Accountability - Degrees Awarded View Read View Listen
   12 Accountability - Summary Report View Read   Listen
   13 Accountability - Racial Representation View Read View Listen
   14 Accountability - Average Indebtedness of Graduates View Read View Listen
     Other Business       Listen
 12:00   Adjournment        

Commission Members at this Meeting: Attendance and Voting Record

Commissioner Attendance Voting Record
Day 1 Day 2 Item 1Item 2Item 3Item 4Item 6Item 10Item 11Item 12Item 13Item 14
Olivia K. Singh, Chair
Public (Senate Rules)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
John P. Perez, Vice Chair
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYes**Yes**YesYes**Yes*Yes
Joseph P. Bishop
Student (Governor)
Present Present *Yes*YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes 
George T. Caplan
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Present YesYesYes**YesYesYesYes**YesYes**Yes
Melinda Guzman
System (California State University)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes
Deborah Malumed
System (California Community Colleges)
Present Present  YesYesYesYes YesYesYesYes
Hugo Morales
Public (Senate Rules)
Present Present Yes YesYesYes YesYesYesYes
George W. Nickel, III
Public (Senate Rules)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Kenneth A. Noonan
System (Board of Education)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Ralph R. Pesqueira
Public (Governor)
Present Present YesYes**YesYes**YesYesYesYesYesYes
H. Eric Schockman
Public (Governor)
Present Present **Yes**Yes*YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Evonne Seron Schulze
Public (Governor)
Present Present YesYesYesYes*Yes*Yes*Yes*Yes*YesYes
Bruce D. Varner
System (University of California)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYes     
Howard Welinsky
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Present YesYesYes*YesYes     
Ruth Bloom, Alternate
System (Board of Education)
Absent Absent           
Carol R. Chandler, Alternate
System (California State University)
Absent Absent           
Odessa P. Johnson, Alternate
System (University of California)
Absent Absent           
Total14 14 13/0/0 13/0/0 14/0/0 14/0/0 14/0/0 10/0/0 11/1/0 11/1/0 12/0/0 11/0/0
 * Motioned
** Seconded
Ballot Count: Yes/No/Abstained

More Information About Items

  • Report of the Nominating Committee, Hugo Morales, Chair
    The Committee will recommend its slate of Commission Officers for the year 2008. Action on this item will permit the new officers to assume their responsibilities on January 1, 2008.
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  • Report of the Governmental Relations Committee, Howard Welinsky, Chair
    This item provides a review of the actions taken on the Legislative Update, August 2007, during the August 9, 2007, via teleconference.
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  • Item 4: Legislative Update, September 2007
    This item provides an update on the priority higher education legislation being tracked by Commission staff, including recent amendments, as well as a matrix of all bills being tracked by Commission staff. (Action)
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    Presented by: Sherri Orland
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  • Item 5: Higher Education Budget Update, 2007-08
    This report describes the State budget for the 2007-08 fiscal year, presenting detailed highlights of the higher education budget.
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    Presented by: Kevin G. Woolfork
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  • Presentation by Assembly Member Anthony J. Portantino
    Assembly Member Anthony Portantino, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, will present to the Commission his vision and goals for postsecondary education, as well as his thoughts on the Commission’s priority issues of higher education accountability, California’s workforce needs, student eligibility and preparation, affordability, and student success. In addition, he will discuss with the Commission other issues he believes to be important.
    Presented by: Assembly Member Anthony J. Portantino
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  • Item 6: Fiscal Profiles, 2007
    This report contains updates through fiscal year 2007-08 of selected displays on overall State funding, public higher education funding and enrollments, and California’s independent higher education institutions from the last full report, published in 2006. (Action)
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    Presented by: Kevin G. Woolfork, Ryan Fuller
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  • Item 7: Website Demo
    InfoSystems staff will demonstrate some of the recent additions and enhancements to the website.
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    Presented by: Gus Cubillo
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  • Item 8: Meeting the K-14 Challenge: Examining the Case for Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership
    This report contains four Commission policy recommendations intended to increase the likelihood that current and proposed programs in educational leadership will achieve desired results and consequences, such as preparing educational leaders to participate effectively in K-14 reform efforts and administrative practices that will lead to improvements in student learning, achievement, and preparedness.
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    Presented by: Stacy Wilson
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  • Item 9: Update on the Commission’s University Eligibility Study for the Class of 2007
    Staff will report on progress made in contacting the sample of California public high schools selected for the study.
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    Presented by: Adrian Griffin
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  • Item 10: How California’s Postsecondary Education Systems Address Workforce Development
    This is the third report in the ongoing research series exploring the link between California’s postsecondary education systems and the State’s workforce development needs. This paper is an analysis of how the public two- and four-year systems and private postsecondary institutions define and address their roles in workforce development. (Action)
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    Presented by: Karen Humphrey, Lingbo Liu, Bridget Boyd
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  • Executive Session
    Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(8), the California Postsecondary Education Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.
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  • Presentation by David Longanecker, Executive Director, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
    Executive Director David Longanecker will present to the Commission his views on higher education of what you have to be proud of, what you had, but have lost, and what you’ve never had, but really need. The discussion will follow with some heretical postulates suggesting the value of evidence-based practice in California postsecondary education.
    Presented by: David Longanecker
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  • Item 11: Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report. Goal — Contributions to Economic, Civil, and Social Development — Measure: Workforce Preparation – Degrees Awarded in Selected Areas of Projected Workforce Demand
    This report assesses the adequacy of degree earning to meet the State’s workforce needs. While the limitations of current data make precise assessments for most specific occupations impossible at this time, the Commission found that data show California’s postsecondary system is not producing enough college graduates to meet the needs of employers and there are specific shortages in areas such as computer sciences, healthcare, and teacher preparation, that continue to be problematic. (Action)
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    Presented by: Peter McNamee, Richard Moore
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  • Item 12: Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report. Goal — Contributions to Economic, Civil, and Social Development — Measure: How is California Doing?
    Consistent with the Commission’s higher education accountability framework, this report summarizes major findings and conclusions from three 2007 Commission reports assessing the contributions of postsecondary education to California’s social, civic, and economic well-being. (Action)
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    Presented by: Peter McNamee, Richard Moore
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  • Item 13: Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report. Goal — Access and Affordability — Measure: Percentage of Racial Representation in Systems of Higher Education Compared to Racial Representation in the State
    This report is the first in a series of accountability reports that examine access and affordability in higher education. This measure identifies the ratio of ethnic and gender diversity of students enrolled at the University of California and the California State University and compares the diversity of enrollment to the overall diversity ratios of the population of California. (Action)
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    Presented by: Jessika Jones
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  • Item 14: Public Higher Education Performance Accountability Framework Report. Goal — Access and Affordability — Measure: Average Indebtedness of Graduates at Two- and Four-Year Colleges and Universities
    As part of the evaluation of access and affordability in higher education, this accountability framework measure examines the average indebtedness of students upon degree completion at public two- and four-year colleges and universities. The second report in a series follows borrowing trends of undergraduate students from the four most recent graduating classes. (Action)
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    Presented by: Jessika Jones
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