The Resurrection?

[More in our Regents coverage.  See earlier posts.]  The Regents spent some time on the old Master Plan for Higher Ed.  There was discussion, according to news reports, among representatives of UC, CSU, and the community colleges on better coordination....“This report shines an important light on the need to have a central body whose sole … Continue reading The Resurrection?

Needs Improvement

For many years, California had an agency known as CPEC, the California Postsecondary Education Commission.  CPEC was supposed to coordinate the three public segments of higher ed with the private higher ed institutions.  It was a successor to an earlier agency connected with the 1960 Master Plan.  CPEC basically gathered data on higher ed, wrote … Continue reading Needs Improvement

LAO seems to really miss CPEC now that it’s gone

As readers of earlier blog posts will know, Governor Brown line-item vetoed CPEC (California Postsecondary Education Commission) out of existence by eliminating its funding in the current year state budget.  CPEC was created to coordinate and evaluate the provision of higher ed in California under the Master Plan – public and private. Now the LAO … Continue reading LAO seems to really miss CPEC now that it’s gone

CPEC Officially Closed Yesterday

The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) officially closed yesterday after being line-item vetoed from this year's budget by the governor. Below is the final press release and the "About Us" segment of the CPEC website for some historical background.California Postsecondary Education Commission to close doors on November 18 SACRAMENTO — November 14, 2011 — The … Continue reading CPEC Officially Closed Yesterday

Gone: The End of CPEC

From the LA Times today: …Brown completely eliminated the California Postsecondary Education Commission, saving $1.9 million. For nearly four decades, the panel has coordinated planning between California's three branches of higher education — the California State University and University of California systems and the community colleges. In his veto message, Brown called the commission ineffective… … Continue reading Gone: The End of CPEC