Report 90-1 : Higher Education at the Crossroads: Planning for the Twenty-First Century
Published by The California Postsecondary Education CommissionJanuary 1990View Full Publication
This report is the product of nearly two years of work by the Commission on how the State of California should prepare for enrollment in higher education through the year 2005. The Commission prepared the report in collaboration with an advisory Committee composed of planning and program representatives of the State's system of Higher Education and of the State Department of Finance, the Demographic Research Unit in that Department, and the Analyst's Office. The six sections of the report cover California's population trends that will influence enrollment demands; the current growth plans of the State's Higher Education Systems for expansion; the capital outlay and operating budget consequences of this planned growth, the Stat's ability to support this growth; and alternatives to growth. The Commission used five fundamental policy assumptions of the recently concluded Master Plan review process as the underpinning for its projections of future enrollment;
- Continued differentiation of function and mission among the three public segments.
- Continued access to all qualified and motivated students someplace within the public systems of higher education by means of adequate State funding to support needed growth.
- Continued accommodation of all qualified applicants at the University of California and the California State University someplace within theses systems, although not always at their campus or program of first choice.
- Achievement by the year 2005 of the State's policy goal that undergraduate enrollment at the California State University and the University of California will be 60 percent upper division and 40 percent lower division, by means of increasing their admission of transfer students rather than by reducing access to freshman students.
- Attainment of the State's goals of financial aid through increased funding for needy students in community colleges, increased for students in public universities, and increased grants awards for students choosing to attend independent institutions.
Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis
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