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Report 90-25: Public Testimony Regarding Preliminary Draft Regulations to Implement the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989: A Report in Response to Assembly Bill 1993 (Chapter 1324, Statutes of 1989)

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

October 1990

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Through Assembly Bill 1993 (1989, Farr), The Legislature directed the California Postsecondary Education Commission to work in cooperation with the State's new Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to prepare a preliminary draft of proposed regulations implementing the standards, procedures, and criteria of the education Code dealing with the State's licensing of private degree-granting and vocational education institutions. Those sections of the Code were placed into law in 1989 through the passage of Assembly Bill 1402 (Waters) -- the "Maxine Waters School Reform and Student Protection Act of 1989" and Senate Bill 190 (Morgan) -- the "Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989," which created the new Council.

In assigning to the Commission the responsibility of drafting preliminary regulations for the new Council's consideration, the Legislature intended to avoid, as far as possible, any undue delay in implementing the new law by providing a draft of regulations that the Council, with due consideration and revision, could adopt first as emergency regulations and later as formal rules. The Commission initiated the drafting process prior to the Council's formation on August 1, 1990, in order to allow the Council and other interested parties as much time as possible to consider special issues that may arise during the drafting process.

The Commission followed a six-step process in this drafting process: (1) developing a rough draft of sections of the regulations; (2) circulating these sections to small representatives groups of college and vocational school administrators for their review; (3) meeting with these representatives for informal working sessions; (4) revising the draft regulations in response to their comments; (5) making the revised draft available to all interested parties in preparation for two public hearings; and (6) holding these hearings in June 1990.

This volume contains materials related to Steps 5 and 6 of that process. The Commission has assembled it for transmittal to the new Council, so that the Council may have access to the background discussions ans especially the major concerns voiced by the participants in the public hearings.

Related Topics: Performance of Higher Education | Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education

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