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Report 02-5: The California Postsecondary Education Commission's Public Agenda: Priorities for Action

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

April 2002

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Beginning in the spring of 2001, the California Postsecondary Education Commission initiated a series of endeavors, including both internal discussions and dialogues with others in higher education and beyond, about the changing educational needs of the 21st century and to clarify the Commissionís role and responsibilities as Californiaís higher education planning and coordinating agency. Additionally, over the course of the year, the Commission began examining data and identifying critical issues facing higher education in California in order to set forth Commission priority activities.

This Public Agenda is the result of these discussions and activities. It is designed to better address the educational needs of a growing and diverse California population. It outlines and describes the Commissionís roles and responsibilities and sets forth its priority activities. In addition to recurring responsibilities, these priority activities fall under the four thematic areas identified by the Commission: (1) Growth and Access; (2) Preparation for Postsecondary Education; (3) Baccalaureate Degree Attainment; and (4) Workforce Preparation /Economic Development.

This document was presented for Commission discussion at its February 2002 meeting and was adopted by the Commission in April 2002. It will serve to guide the Commissionís efforts over the course of the coming years. The development and implementation of the Commissionís Public Agenda will assist the State in identifying policy changes and investments to ensure that all Californians have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals and to secure Californiaís economic and social future.


Related Topics: Performance of Higher Education | Commission Operations
 

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