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The 2015-16 Budget: Analysis of Higher Education May Revision Proposals

May 18, 2015 - In this brief, we analyze the Governor’s higher education May Revision proposals. In the first section, we provide an overview of funding for higher education. In the next three sections, we describe and assess the Governor’s major proposals for the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and the Awards for Innovation program, respectively. We discuss proposals for the California Community Colleges (CCC) in our companion Proposition 98 budget brief. The Appendix to the brief contains seven figures that have detailed higher education budget data.

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Adult Education: May Revision Overview

May 18, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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California Community Colleges: May Revision Overview

May 18, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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California Context for Corinthian Colleges Closure

May 13, 2015 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development and Senate Committee on Education

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Overview of Cal Grants

April 23, 2015 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Enrollment Funding for UC

April 21, 2015 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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Overview of Cal Grants

April 17, 2015 - Presented to: California Student Aid Commission

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The 2015-16 Budget: California Community Colleges

April 8, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Report

Implementation of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act

March 25, 2015 - Chapter 620, Statutes of 2012 (AB 970, Fong), also known as the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act, requires the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) to fulfill three types of requirements related to systemwide tuition and fee increases. As detailed in this report, our review found UC was not in compliance with most provisions of Chapter 620. Though the legislation deems its provisions required for UC, UC believes it is not legally obligated to comply because of its constitutional autonomy. We found CSU complied with all Chapter 620 provisions.

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The 2015-16 Budget: CTE Incentive Grants for Secondary Schools

March 24, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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The 2015-16 Budget: CTE Pathways Initiative and Apprenticeship Programs

March 24, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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The 2015-16 Budget:Adult Education Block Grant

March 24, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Committee

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Enrollment Funding for UC and CSU

March 12, 2015 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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The 2015-16 Budget: Higher Education Analysis

February 27, 2015 - In this report, we provide an overview of the Governor’s higher education budget. We then review the segments' performance in certain key areas and assess the degree to which the segments require enrollment growth funding, base funding increases, and facilities funding. We find the segments have improved performance in some areas but additional improvement is needed. We find little to warrant additional enrollment growth at UC and CSU, and available data indicate CCC likely will not use all the growth funding provided in 2014-15. We recommend against unallocated budget increases, instead recommending that the Legislature link base increases to a cost-of-living adjustment and any additional increases to specified state priorities. We review several facility proposals and make various related recommendations, including recommending the Legislature establish state facility priorities and require the segments to submit a report describing how they plan to eliminate their maintenance backlogs.

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Overview of UC Expenditures

February 18, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Education Staff

Jason Constantouros
(916) 319-8322
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
 
Kenneth Kapphahn
(916) 319-8339
Proposition 98, School District Budgets, School Transportation
 
Paul Steenhausen
(916) 319-8303
California Community Colleges
 
Lisa Qing
(916) 319-8306
California State University, Student Financial Aid
 
Michael Alferes
(916) 319-8338
Local Control Funding Formula, Charter Schools, Alternative Schools, High School Career Technical Education
 
Sara Cortez
(916) 319-8348
Early Education and Child Nutrition
 
Amy Li
(916) 319-8358
Special Education, Teachers and Administrators, School Facilities
 
Edgar Cabral
(916) 319-8343
Deputy Legislative Analyst: K-12 Education
 
Jennifer Pacella
(916) 319-8332
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Higher Education