|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.|
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.