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Meeting Resources: September 23-24, 2008

Regular Meeting of the Full Commission

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Agenda Items

All times listed are approximate. If a separate link to the audio is not available for an item, use the closest previous one.

Day / Time Item No. Item More Info Report Presentation Discussion
Tuesday, 9:00   Roll Call        
     Executive Session View      
 10:00 1 Minutes of the June 10-11, 2008, Meeting   Read   Listen
   2 Minutes of the September 3, 2008, Nominating Committee   Read   Listen
     Report of the Chair       Listen
   13 Proposed Commission Meeting Dates View     Listen
     Report of the Nominating Committee View      
     Report of the Executive Director View Read
Read
View Listen
Listen
     Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee View     Listen
 11:30 3 Legislative Update, September 2008 View Read
Read
  Listen
 12:00   Lunch        
 1:15 5 University Eligibility Study View Read   Listen
   6 School of Medicine at UC Riverside View Read View Listen
   7 The Improving Teacher Quality Program View Read
Read
View
View
Listen
   8 College Affordability View Read View Listen
   4 State Budget Update, 2008–09 View Read
Read
  Listen
   9 Fiscal Profiles, 2008 View     Listen
   10 Access and Equity for All Students View Read   Listen
 5:15   Other Business        
 5:30   Adjournment        
Wednesday, 8:30   Roll Call       Listen
 8:45 11 Program Planning and Review View Read   Listen
 9:15   Presentation by Rick Miller View   View Listen
 10:00   Deans of California Schools of Education View Read View Listen
 10:45 12 North Palomar Educational Center View Read View Listen
 11:15   Other Business        
 11:30   Adjournment        

Commission Members at this Meeting: Attendance and Voting Record

Commissioner Attendance Voting Record
Day 1 Day 2 Item 1Item 2Item 2
Nominating Committee Minutes
Item 3Item 3
Add SB 1437 & Remove 1409
Item 8Item 11Item 12Item 13
Olivia K. Singh, Chair
Public (Senate Rules)
Present Present YesYesYes YesYesYesYesYes
John P. Perez, Vice Chair
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Present YesYesYes**Yes**Yes*YesYesYes*Yes
Joseph P. Bishop
Student (Governor)
Absent Absent          
George T. Caplan
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Present *Yes*Yes**YesYesYesYesYes*YesYes
Lawrence T. Geraty
System
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Melinda Guzman
System (California State University)
Absent Absent          
David P. Lopez
System (Board of Education)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYes**Yes**YesYesYes
Hugo Morales
Public (Senate Rules)
Present Absent YesYes*YesYesYes    
George W. Nickel, III
Public (Senate Rules)
Absent Absent          
Ralph R. Pesqueira
Public (Governor)
Present Present YesYesYesYesYesYes*YesYesYes
Carolyn Russell
System (California Community Colleges)
Present Present Yes**YesYesYes*YesYesYesYesYes
H. Eric Schockman
Public (Governor)
Present Present **YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Bruce D. Varner
System (University of California)
Absent Absent          
Howard Welinsky
Public (Assembly Speaker)
Present Absent YesYesYesYesYesYes   
Carol R. Chandler, Alternate
System (California State University)
Present Present YesYesYes*YesYesYesYes**Yes**Yes
Bonnie Reiss, Alternate
System (University of California)
Present Absent YesYesYesYesYesYes   
J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Alternate
System (California Community Colleges)
Absent Absent          
Total12 9 12/0/0 12/0/0 12/0/0 11/0/0 12/0/0 11/0/0 9/0/0 9/0/0 9/0/0
 * Motioned
** Seconded
Ballot Count: Yes/No/Abstained

More Information About Items

  • Executive Session
    Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(8), the California Postsecondary Education Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.
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  • Item 13: Proposed Commission Meeting Dates

    The following dates have been proposed for the Commission’s regular meetings in 2009: March 10-11, June 9-10, September 8-9, December 15-16

    Recommended Action: Commission approval of the proposed 2009 meeting dates.
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  • Report of the Nominating Committee, Hugo Morales, Chair

    The Committee will recommend a slate of Commission officers for the year 2009. Action on this item will permit the new officers to assume their responsibilities on January 1, 2009.

    Recommended Action: Election of the slate of nominees.
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  • Report of the Executive Director, Murray J. Haberman
    Director Haberman will present information on topics of current interest, including the 21st century GI bill, the Moore Nursing School at UC Davis, and the Commission’s new communications plan, as well as a recent national meeting he attended since the last Commission meeting.
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  • Report of the Statutory Advisory Committee, Todd Greenspan, Chair
    Mr. Greenspan will report on the Statutory Advisory Committee meeting held on September 12, 2008.
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  • Item 3: Legislative Update, September 2008
    This item discusses legislation being tracked by Commission staff for the second year of the 2007–08 legislative session. The Commission will consider staff recommendations on selected bills. (Action)
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    Presented by: Julia Blair, Kevin Woolfork
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  • Item 5: Update on the Commission’s University Eligibility Study for the Class of 2007
    Commission staff will present an update on progress of this study. Data collection is now complete and staff are preparing to conduct the analysis needed to estimate statewide eligibility rates for UC and CSU. (Information)
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    Presented by: Adrian Griffin
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  • Item 6: Review of a Proposal to Establish a School of Medicine at UC Riverside
    This agenda item contains a staff analysis of a proposal to establish a medical school at UC Riverside. The proposal fully meets the Commission’s review criteria for concurrence of a new professional school. Given the state’s present economic and fiscal challenges, staff have recommended that UC Riverside consider opening the medical school at a later date when the state’s economic outlook is more favorable. (Information)
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    Presented by: Stacy Wilson, Timothy White
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  • Item 7: The Improving Teacher Quality Program: 2008 Grants and Current Research
    Commission staff will report on ITQ projects funded in the current competition, as well as other activities in the program. Research directors from current projects based at UC Irvine and Chapman University will describe the progress of their research on project activities. (Information)
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    Presented by: Karen Humphrey, Robert Calfee, Robert Land
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  • Item 8: College Affordability: Costs for Commuter Students Attending Community Colleges
    Staff will present a report examining the cost of attending a community college and the burden of cost by income for different segments of the population. This report expands the analysis presented at the Commission’s June 2008 meeting by examining costs for commuter students living with parents. (Action)
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    Presented by: Jessika Jones
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  • Item 4: State Budget Update, 2008–09
    Commission staff will present an update on the development of the 2008–09 budget. (Information)
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    Presented by: Kevin Woolfork
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  • Item 9: Fiscal Profiles, 2008
    This report contains statistical information and analyses of the financing of California postsecondary education from the 1965–66 fiscal year through 2007–08. It also includes information on K-12 financing and state government in general. Staff will discuss progress of work on the report. Staff expect to complete this report when the state budget is signed and information on 2008–09 funding for education is available from the state Department of Finance and the education systems. (Information)
    Presented by: Kevin Woolfork, Ryan Fuller
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  • Item 10: Access and Equity for All Students
    This report responds to Commission concern over the difficulty of assessing whether students with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students receive the services that they need to succeed in higher education. Staff will report on a newly-formed Access and Equity Advisory Committee, with which they are working to identify sources of data and resources for these student groups. The staff report will also include recommended next steps in exploring relevant issues. (Information)
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    Presented by: Karen Humphrey, Kate Abbott
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  • Item 11: Program Planning and Review to Promote Responsiveness to Public Needs, 2007–08
    This annual report was submitted as an information item in June 2008. The report’s recommendations have been refined based on comments and suggestions from the systems. (Action)
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    Presented by: Stacy Wilson
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  • Presentation by Rick Miller, Deputy Superintendent, Policy Development and External Affairs, California Department of Education
    Rick Miller, Deputy Superintendent of the California Department of Education, will give an overview of Superintendent Jack O’Connell’s initiative to eliminate the racial and ethnic achievement gaps that exists in California schools, even as they make progress under the current state and federal accountability systems. He will discuss the role of the Superintendent’s P-16 Council in the initiative and will report on what has been achieved to date.
    Presented by: Rick Miller
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  • Panel Discussion: Deans of California Schools of Education
    In 2007, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell convened deans of every school of education in California, public and private, to build a dialogue around the role of teacher preparation programs in the state’s educational reform efforts. A panel of deans will discuss efforts to address the achievement gap, and issues involved in addressing California’s teacher preparation needs. The panelists include: Harold Levine, Dean, School of Education, UC Davis; Mary Falvey, Dean, Charter College of Education, CSU Los Angeles; and Helen Easterling Williams, Dean, School of Education, Azusa Pacific University.
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  • Item 12: Review of a Proposal by Palomar Community College District to Establish the North Palomar Educational Center
    The Commission will consider a proposal to establish a new educational center in the northern region of the Palomar Community College District. The 85-acre center, located in Fallbrook, would provide additional enrollment capacity for a rapidly growing area in San Diego County. (Action)
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    Presented by: Jessika Jones
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