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Agenda September 26-27, 2006

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Murray J. Haberman, Executive Director

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Public Comment

Public comment may be made on each agenda item. Persons attending the meeting who wish to address the Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Request Form and provide it to the secretary of the Commission prior to the scheduled agenda item. Persons who are unable to attend the meeting may submit questions and comments to Public_Comment@cpec.ca.gov during the course of the meeting. Questions submitted electronically may be addressed at the close of the discussion of each item.

TUESDAY, September 26, 2006

770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
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Nominating Committee

Hugo Morales, Chair
Lance T. Izumi
John P. Perez

** Via Teleconference **

8:45 a.m.

Meeting of the Nominating Committee, Hugo Morales, Chair SpeakerListen to Committee Hearing    (4 minutes)

The Nominating Committee will meet for the purpose of recommending a slate of Commission officers for the year 2007.

Adjournment

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Howard Welinsky, Chair
Olivia K. Singh, Vice Chair
Alan S. Arkatov
Joseph P. Bishop
Irwin S. Field
Russell S. Gould
Lance T. Izumi
Melinda Guzman Moore
Hugo Morales
Kenneth A. Noonan
John P. Perez
Evonne Seron Schulze

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call

Report of the Nominating Committee, Hugo Morales, Chair      SpeakerListen to Intro    (5 minutes)

The Committee will recommend its slate of Commission officers for the year 2007. Action on this item will permit the new officers to assume their responsibilities on January 1, 2007.

Staff Recommended Action: Commission election of the slate of nominees.

Approval of the Minutes of the June 27-28, 2006, Meetings
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 1    (1 hour 15 minutes)

Report of the Chair, Howard Welinsky

The Chair will discuss issues of interest to the Commission.

Report of the Executive Director, Murray J. Haberman

The Director will present information on topics of current interest.

Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Robert Oakes, Chair    SpeakerListen to Report    (5 minutes)

Mr. Oakes will report on the Statutory Advisory Committee meeting held on September 15, 2006.

Proposed 2007 Commission Meeting Dates
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 2    (1 minutes)

Chair Welinsky will present the proposed 2007 meeting dates for Commission consideration.

Recommended Action: Commission approval of the proposed 2007 meeting dates.

10:00 a.m.

Review of a Proposal to Establish a School of Law at the University of California, Irvine
ReportRead Report  (PDF)

** The University of California has requested that discussion on this item be postponed to a later Commission meeting. **

Pursuant to Education Code Section 66903, the California Postsecondary Education Commission is charged with reviewing and commenting on the need for new academic programs at California's public colleges and universities and making recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.

Commission staff will present the results of its review of the University of California's proposal to establish a school of law at the Irvine campus. Presenters: Stacy Wilson and Jessika Jones.

Staff Recommended Action: Commission adoption of the report for appropriate action and transmittal.

Legislative Update, September 2006
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     SpeakerListen to Item 4    (10 minutes)

This item discusses higher education legislation of interest to the Commission. Also included is a matrix of all bills being tracked by Commission staff as well as an updated membership list of the policy and fiscal committees that consider higher education issues. Presenter: Sherri Orland.

Higher Education Budget Update, 2006-07
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 5    (8 minutes)

This report describes the State budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year, presenting detailed highlights of the higher education budget. Presenter: Kevin Woolfork.

Combining Socioeconomic Data with the Commission's Longitudinal Student Data System
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     PresentationSlide Presentation  (PDF)        SpeakerListen to Item 6    (7 minutes)

This paper describes the Commission's work in improving the use of data to determine the effect of socioeconomic background on student progress. Presenters: Adrian Griffin and Lingbo Liu.

College-Going Rates of California High School Graduates: Statewide and Local Figures
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     PresentationSlide Presentation  (PDF)        SpeakerListen to Item 7    (15 minutes)

This working paper presents information on trends in college-going rates by ethnicity, gender, and county. Presenters: Adrian Griffin and Tarnjeet Kang.

The Gender Gap in California Higher Education: A Follow-Up
ReportRead Report  (PDF)        SpeakerListen to Item 8    (24 minutes)

This report responds to the Commission's interest in further study of the gender gap for males in California postsecondary education. It provides some additional data on the gap in K-12 graduation rates and university eligibility and discusses the implications for future workforce needs. Presenter: Karen Humphrey.

Lunch

Commissioners will dine during the noon hour.

1:30 p.m.

Fiscal Profiles, 2006-07
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 9    (5 minutes)

This report contains statistical information and analyses of the financing of California postsecondary education from the 1965-66 fiscal year through 2005-06. In addition, it includes information on California public elementary and secondary education financing as well as State government in general. * to be mailed under separate cover Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

Staff Recommended Action: Commission adoption of the report for appropriate action and transmittal.

The Improving Teacher Quality Program - An Update
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     PresentationSlide Presentation  (PDF)        SpeakerListen to Item 10    (12 minutes)

This report reviews the status of current projects in the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program. It also updates the Commission on the two new Master Grants for Retention of Science and Mathematics Teachers and describes plans for a research symposium that the program plans to co-sponsor in early 2007. Presenters: Karen Humphrey and Natalie Sidarous.

A Commission Resolution to Proceed with a University Eligibility Study for the Class of 2007 -- Background
ReportRead Report  (PDF)     PresentationSlide Presentation  (PDF)        SpeakerListen to Item 11    (20 minutes)

This paper describes the reasons to proceed with a university eligibility study for the Class of 2007. It includes a resolution recommending that the Commission complete this study. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

The Nexus Between Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development: Status Report for Second Policy Brief
ReportRead Report  (PDF)    SpeakerListen to Item 12    (11 minutes)

This working paper outlines the basis for a second policy brief on the nexus between postsecondary education and the workforce. It contains information on projected occupational growth and level of education needed for future jobs. Presenters: Karen Humphrey, Tamar Foster, and Lingbo Liu.

4:00 p.m.

Presentation by Marilyn McGrath, Update on California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) SpeakerListen to Presentation    (11 minutes)

Ms. McGrath will report on teacher credentialing issues and her role as CPEC representative on the Commission.

4:30 p.m.

Other Business

5:00 p.m.

Executive Session (if necessary)

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(8), the California Postsecondary Education Commission may meet in closed session.

5:15 p.m.

Adjournment