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Report 90-2 : Technical Background Papers to Higher Education at the Crossroads: Planning for the Twenty-First Century

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

January 1990

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There six papers were prepared by staff members of the California Postsecondary Education Commission as part of the Commission long range planning responsibilities during 1989-90 and as background for the Commission's January 1990 report, Higher Education at the Crossroads Planning for the Twenty First Century. The first paper, "Planning Our Future," explains the Commission's role in long range planning for education beyond the high school in California and then reviews how enrollment and capital outlay planning is currently conducted by California's three public segments of higher education and affected by the executive and legislative branches of government. For more information about it, please contact the Commission's Editor.

The second paper, "Cost Estimations and Simulations for Capital Outlay Planning," describes how California's public segments of higher education and the Commission have estimated the cost of building new campuses. For information about it, contact the Commission's Editor.

"Cost Estimates and Simulations for Operating Budgets" -- the third paper explains how the Commission has calculated annual per-student costs of operating California's public colleges and universities. For more information, contact the Commission's Research Staff.

"Issues Related to Year-Round College and University Operation" reviews national and State evidence about the financial and educational impact of year-round operation through State supported summer quarter programs. For information: please contact the Commission's Editor.

"The Role of Accredited Institutions in Meeting California's Future Enrollment Demand" reports on the capacity of member institutions of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities to enroll more California students, and the cost implications for the State of encouraging this enrollment. For information: contact the Commission's Research Staff.

"Joint or Shared Use of Facilities in Higher Education in Selected States" describes examples in several states of two-year and four-year colleges and university sharing sites and facilities. For information: contact the Commission's Editor.

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Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis

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