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Report 93-23: Restabilizing Higher Education: Moderating the Impact on California's College Students and the State's Future from Cutting State Support for Higher Education by $1.4 Billion Over the Past Three Years. Report of the Executive Director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, December 1993

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

December 1993

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California's public colleges and universities have been confronted by an unprecedented challenge over the past three years: a $1.4 billion loss in State support. No amount of planning or identification of potential efficiencies on the part of these institutions could have compensated for that loss, and -- as a consequence -- a variety of institutional operations have suffered.

In this report, Warren Halsey Fox -- the California Postsecondary Education Commission's executive director -- briefly identifies the State's fiscal situation that produced this challenge for higher education and then discusses the current impact and future implications of the challenge on students -- both current and prospective -- in terms of access, affordability, educational equity, academic programs, and educational quality. He then points to four responsibilities of the State's political leaders, and five of public college and university policy-makers, for restabilizing higher education in order to continue serving the State's economy and its citizens.

Dr. Fox discussed this report with the Commission at its meeting on December 6, 1993.

Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis | Budgeting and Financing of Higher Education | Commission Operations

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