AB 2736, as amended, Committee on Higher Education. Postsecondary education: California State University.
(1) Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires, commencing on January 1, 2014, and every 2 years thereafter, that the Legislative Analyst’s Office, in consultation with the university, submit a report to the Legislature including specified data relating to the California State University Early Start Program. Existing law makes these provisions regarding the Early Start Program inoperative on January 1, 2018.
This bill would require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to submit that report no later than July 1 of each even-numbered year, and change the inoperative date for the above provisions regarding the Early Start Program to July 1, 2018.
(2) Existing law authorizes the
begin delete universityend delete to establish a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree pilot program at 3 campuses chosen by the trustees to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Existing law requires the university, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance to jointly conduct a statewide evaluation of the degree pilot program and report the results to the Legislature and the Governor on or before January 1, 2017. Existing law requires that evaluation to consider specified information, including the number of Doctor of Nursing Practice degree pilot programs implemented, and information regarding the number of applicants, admissions, enrollments, degree recipients, time-to-degree,
attrition, and public school and community college program partners.
This bill would delete the requirement that the evaluation include information regarding public school and community college program partners, make nonsubstantive changes to these evaluation provisions, and repeal these evaluation provisions on January 1, 2021.
Existing law authorizes the trustees to accept on behalf of the state any gifts, bequests, devises, or donations of real property whenever the gift and terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the primary functions of the California State University. Existing law authorizes the trustees to sell or exchange real property interests in accordance with specified requirements. Existing law requires these gifts, bequests, devises, donations of real property, or sales or exchanges of real property interests to be annually reported to the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the Department of Finance by January 5 of each year.
This bill would change that annual reporting date to January 31 of each year, and would provide for the report to be made to a successor agency to the California Postsecondary Education Commission as an alternative to the commission.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 89007.7 of the Education Code is
2amended to read:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the
4California State University Early Start Program was adopted
5pursuant to Executive Order No. 1048 at the May 2010 meeting
6of the Trustees of the California State University (CSU) with the
7stated goal of facilitating a student’s graduation through changes
8in policies on fulfilling entry-level proficiencies in mathematics
10(b) Commencing on January 1, 2014, and on or before July 1
11every even-numbered year thereafter, the Legislative Analyst’s
12Office, in consultation with CSU, shall submit a report to the
13Legislature detailing the impact of the CSU Early Start Program
14on student mathematics and English proficiency. The report to the
15Legislature required by this subdivision shall include, but not
16necessarily be limited to, all of the following:
17(1) Information on how the CSU Early Start Program increases
18successful remediation rates as compared to the remediation rates
19that existed in the 2010-11 academic year.
20(2) Information on how the CSU Early Start Program expedites
21the student remediation process, or otherwise reduces the length
22of time that students spend on remediation.
23(3) Demographic information on participants in the CSU Early
24Start Program, including information relating to race or ethnicity,
25 eligibility for financial aid, geographic origins, and other pertinent
27(4) The number of enrollees in the CSU Early Start Program,
28counted statewide and by campus, including the number who
29eventually earned credit from the program.
P4 1(5) As observed one year after participating in the CSU Early
2Start Program, counted statewide and by campus, how many
3enrollees became proficient, how many did not remediate
4successfully, and how many were disenrolled from CSU.
5(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2018,
6and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
7is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.
Section 89282 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) The California State University (CSU), the
11Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Department of Finance shall
12jointly conduct a statewide evaluation of CSU Doctor of Nursing
13Practice degree pilot programs authorized pursuant to Section
1489281 and implemented under this article. The results of the
15evaluation shall be reported, in writing, to the Legislature and the
16Governor on or before January 1, 2017. The evaluation shall
17consider all of the following:
18(1) The number of Doctor of Nursing Practice degree pilot
19programs implemented, including information regarding the
20number of applicants, admissions, enrollments, degree recipients,
21time-to-degree, and attrition.
22(2) The extent to which the post-master’s degree pilot programs
23are fulfilling identified state needs for training doctorally prepared
25(3) Statewide supply and demand data that considers capacity
26at the University of California and in California’s independent
27colleges and universities.
28(4) Information on the place of employment of students and the
29subsequent job placement of graduates.
30(5) Any available evidence on the effects that the graduates of
31the degree pilot program are having on addressing the state’s
33(6) Pilot program costs and the fund sources that were used to
34finance the program, including a calculation of cost per degree
36(7) The costs of the degree pilot program to students, the amount
37of financial aid offered, and student debt levels of graduates of the
39(8) The extent to which the degree pilot program is in
40compliance with the requirements of this article.
P5 1(9) Recommendations for the degree pilot program, including
2whether the program should be continued or modified.
3(b) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a)
4shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the
section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021,
7and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
8is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.
A student body organization may be established at any
12state university under the supervision of the university officials
13for the purpose of providing essential activities closely related to,
14but not normally included as a part of, the regular instructional
15program of the university. The organization may also operate a
16campus store, a cafeteria, and other projects not inconsistent with
17the purposes of the university, and property of the university may
18be leased to the organization for those purposes.
19The trustees may fix fees for voluntary membership in
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organization established at a state university.
26Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, if a student body
27organization is established at any state university, upon
28the favorable vote of two-thirds of the students voting in an election
29held for this purpose, in a manner that the trustees shall prescribe,
30and open to all regular students enrolled in the university, the
31trustees shall fix a membership fee which shall be
32required of all regular, limited, and special session students
33attending the university. No fees shall be charged to students
34registering solely in extension classes.
35The trustees may approve an increase or decrease in
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37or decrease has been approved by a majority of students voting in
38a referendum established for that purpose.
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P6 1fee shall be subject to
2referendum at any time upon the presentation of a petition to the
3president of the university containing the signatures of 10 percent
4of the regularly enrolled students at the university. A successful
5referendum shall take effect with the beginning of the academic
6year following that in which the election was held.
7Payment of membership fees pursuant to this section
8shall be a prerequisite to enrollment in the university, except that
9if sufficient funds are available, any state university student, subject
10to the regulations of the trustees establishing standards in that
11regard, may agree to work off the amount of the fee at the
12prevailing rate of the university for student assistants. The trustees
13may adopt regulations setting standards for determining which
14students shall be eligible to work off the amount of the fee.
15The revenues raised pursuant to this section may, in addition to
16expenditures for other lawful purposes involved in the operations
17of the student body organization, be expended to provide for the
18support of governmental affairs representatives who may be
19attending upon the State Legislature or upon offices and agencies
20in the executive branch of the state government.
Section 89720 of the Education Code is amended to
The trustees may accept on behalf of the state any gift,
25bequest, devise, or donation of real or personal property whenever
26the gift and the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying
27out the primary functions of the California State University as
28specified in subdivision (b) of Section 66010.4. Neither Section
2911005 of the Government Code nor any other law requiring
30approval by a state officer of gifts, bequests, devises, or donations
31shall apply to these gifts, bequests, devises, or donations. These
32gifts, bequests, devises, or donations, and the disposition thereof,
33shall be annually reported to the California Postsecondary
34Education Commission, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee,
35and the Department of Finance by January 31 of each year.
36Notwithstanding Sections 11005.2 and 14664 of the Government
37Code or any other law to the contrary, the trustees may sell or
38exchange interests in real property received pursuant to this section
39when, in the judgment of the trustees, the sale or exchange is in
40the best interests of the California State University. No sale or
P7 1exchange of an interest in real property made pursuant to this
2section shall exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000) per
4Notwithstanding Sections 11005 and 15853 of the Government
5Code or any other provision of law to the contrary, the trustees
6may purchase interests in real property from moneys received
7pursuant to this section, including those moneys received from the
8sale or exchange of interests in real property pursuant to this
9section. Any such purchase shall be consistent with any restrictions
10placed upon the gift, bequest, devise, or donation and shall be in
11the best interests of the California State University, as determined
12by the trustees.
13No interest in any real property that is part of a main campus of
14any of the institutions of the California State University listed in
15Section 89001 shall be sold or exchanged pursuant to this section.
16Any sale or exchange of interests in real property carried out
17pursuant to this section shall be reported annually to the California
18Postsecondary Education Commission or a successor agency, the
19Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the Department of
20Finance, by January 31 of each year.