Leaders of Calif.'s 3 higher ed systems to increase cooperation
- U. of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris promised Wednesday to increase the level of cooperation between the state's three public higher education systems.
- California's 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education put in place different roles and enrollment criteria for each of the systems, but the three leaders said they would particularly like to cooperate on streamlining transfer processes and outreach to parents of middle-schoolers.
- Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown also stated that he would like to see more cooperation on "imaginative ideas," like new online entities, but now specifics were provided.
One of the ideas proposed to streamline transfers is a "student-centered" website for tracking community college students' progress, making it easier for them to progress toward a UC or Cal State transfer. Additionally, the three discussed combining various purchasing and services in areas like risk management and legal advice as a cost-cutting measure.
- Los Angeles Times California's higher education leaders pledge more cooperation
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