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Agenda December 12-13, 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, December 12, 2006

770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
Messages may be left at the Commission at (916) 445-1000
FAX (916) 327-4417

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
Hugo Morales
Kenneth A. Noonan
John P. Perez
Ralph R. Pesqueira
Evonne Seron Schulze

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call

Approval of the Minutes of the September 26, 2006, Meeting
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Approval of the Minutes of the September 26, 2006, Nominating Committee Meeting
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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    (4 minutes)

Mr. Oakes will report on the Statutory Advisory Committee meeting held on December 6, 2006.

9:30 a.m.

California Higher Education Accountability: Goal - Student Success Measure: Time-to-Degree
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This report examines time-to-degree performance for students enrolled at the University of California and California State University and discusses campus efforts to improve. It also compares California campuses with similar institutions nationwide. Presenter: Jessika Jones.

California Higher Education Accountability: Goal - Student SuccessMeasure: First-Year Persistence Rates
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This report examines the persistence rates of first-year students at the University of California and the California State University. It also compares California campuses with similar institutions nationwide. Presenter: Jessika Jones.

California Higher Education Accountability: Goal - Student Success Measure: Four-Year Degrees Conferred on Community College Transfer Students
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This report provides a measurement of community college student success in completing a four-year degree program. It also discusses factors that influence students' time-to-degree. Presenter: Kevin Woolfork.

11:00 a.m.

Presentation by California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed
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Chancellor Reed will discuss the California State University's work in college preparation and efforts to reach out to underserved populations.

Lunch

Commissioners will dine during the noon hour.

1:30 p.m.

Keeping College Affordable in California
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ReportRead Staff Recommendations  (PDF)    Listen to Report    (1 hour 25 minutes)

This report summarizes the work of the Commission's panel on affordability and discusses the future direction of Commission work in this area. Presenters: Greg Gollihur and Tarnjeet Kang.

The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on College-Going Rates
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This report reviews the college-going performance of students from high schools in different socioeconomic neighborhoods. Presenters: Adrian Griffin and Tarnjeet Kang.

Factors Affecting College-Going Rates in California: A Study Prospectus
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This report proposes that the Commission conduct further study on the factors affecting college-going rates in California. It includes a discussion of the range of factors to be examined. Presenters: Adrian Griffin and Lingbo Liu.

Challenges and Solutions Regarding Community College Service in Rural and Remote Areas: A Progress Report
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This agenda item provides a progress report on the Commission's advisory committee that is examining community college services in rural and remote areas. Three initial challenges have been identified and are discussed. These challenges are related to (1) student needs, (2) community college funding, and (3) administrative procedures and policies. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

Update on the Commission's University Eligibility Study for the Class of 2007
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This paper describes the Commission's current activities in preparation for the next eligibility study and outlines a timeline for the key steps in the study. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

4:30 p.m.

Executive Session

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

5:00 p.m.

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, December 13, 2006

770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814-3396
Messages may be left at the Commission at (916) 445-1000
FAX (916) 327-4417

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
Hugo Morales
Kenneth A. Noonan
John P. Perez
Ralph R. Pesqueira
Evonne Seron Schulze

9:00 a.m.

Roll Call

The Nexus Between Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development: A Workforce and Employer Perspective
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This report continues the Commission's ongoing examination of the nexus between postsecondary education and workforce development, focusing on the projected needs for skills and knowledge in a 21st century global economy. Presenters: Karen Humphrey, Tarnjeet Kang, and Lingbo Liu.

Developments with the Commission's Longitudinal Student Data System
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This paper summarizes the many uses of the Commission's data system and describes work in progress on adding additional data elements. Presenter: Adrian Griffin.

Challenges Facing the 2007-08 California State Budget
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This report discusses the State's fiscal condition and guides the reader through numerous factors that will influence State spending on higher education in the coming fiscal year.

It also offers insight and observations on challenging policy decisions the Governor, the Legislature, and higher education leaders face in the coming year. Presenter: Kevin G. Woolfork.

Updating the Commission's Program Review Guidelines and Procedures
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This agenda item provides a progress report on the work of the Commission's Program Review Advisory Committee. The Committee is reexamining program review guidelines and principles for possible enhancements. Three policy issues related to (1) long-range program planning, (2) societal need, and (3) adult continuing education are under consideration. Presenter: Stacy Wilson.

11:00 a.m.

Presentation by Dennis P. Jones, President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
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Mr. Jones will discuss interstate comparisons pertaining to access, affordability, and performance within postsecondary education.

Noon

Adjournment