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Last Updated: 3/15/2013
Budget Issue: Governor's higher education technology initiatives.
Program: UC, CSU, and CCC
Finding or Recommendation: Reject Governor's January proposals to (1) earmark $10 million each for UC and CSU and up to $16.9 million for CCC to develop new online courses and (2) purchase a CCC learning management system. Achieve similar policy objectives using primarily existing resources. Withhold recommendation on Governor's January proposal to expand credit-by-examination opportunities pending further information.
Further Detail

Our report, The 2013-14 Budget: Analysis of the Higher Education Budget, provides detail on the Governor's proposed technology initiatives. Please see Earmarks Funding for Several Online Education and Technology Initiatives for a description of the Governor's proposals and the Delivery Model Could Be Improved at Lower Cost Than Governor section for our assessment and recommendations.