Amended in Assembly September 6, 2013

Amended in Assembly August 20, 2013

Amended in Senate May 24, 2013

Amended in Senate April 24, 2013

Senate BillNo. 195


Introduced by Senator Liu

February 7, 2013


An act to addbegin delete Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 67050) toend deletebegin insert Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 66010.9) to Chapter 2 ofend insert Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 195, as amended, Liu. California postsecondary education: state goals.

Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education as the 4 segments of postsecondary education in this state.

Existing law states the intent of the Legislature to urge the continued development and implementation of assessment processes whereby institutions of higher education establish mechanisms, through program review and improvement, for the assessment of their performance in attempting to improve student learning and comprehension and achieving the expressed state policy goals for higher education of quality, educational equity, employee diversity, student transfer, and student retention.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature that budget and policy decisions regarding postsecondary education generally adhere to 3 specified goals and that appropriate metrics be identified, defined, and formally adoptedbegin delete, based upon metrics recommended by a working group,end delete to monitor progress toward the achievement of the goalsbegin insert, as specifiedend insert.begin delete The bill would require a designee of the Governor to convene this working group, composed of specified participants, to assist with the development of those metrics. The bill would require the working group to ensure that the metrics provide a means of measuring performance and improvement in areas that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, areas specified in the bill. The bill also would require the designee, in consultation with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office, to submit recommended metrics to specified persons and entities on or before December 1, 2014.end delete

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 67050)
2 is added to Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code,
3to read:

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5Chapter  13. State Goals for California’s Postsecondary
6Education System
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67050.  

The

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begin insertArticle 2.5 (commencing with Section 66010.9)
10is added to Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the end insert
begin insert11Education Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

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13Article begin insert2.5.end insert  begin insertState Goals For California’s Postsecondary
14Education Systemend insert
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begin insertTheend insert Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

17(a) Since the enactment of the Master Plan for Higher Education
18in 1960, California’s system of postsecondary education has
19provided access and high-quality educational opportunities that
P3    1have fueled California’s economic growth and promoted social
2mobility.

3(b) In today’s global information economy, California’s national
4and international success as an educational and economic leader
5will require strategic investments in, and improved management
6of, state educational resources.

7(c) Several factors, including changing demographics, rising
8costs, increased competition for scarce state funding, and employer
9concerns about graduates’ skills, present new challenges to higher
10education and state policymakers in effectively meeting the
11postsecondary education needs of Californians.

12(d) Although the public segments of postsecondary education
13have each undertaken efforts to improve reporting and
14transparency, these efforts do not combine to indicate whether the
15postsecondary system as a whole is on track to meet the state’s
16needs.

17(e) The absence of a common vision and common goals for
18California’s postsecondary education system hinders the state’s
19ability to effectively make critical fiscal and policy decisions.

20(f) Policy and educational leaders should collectively hold
21themselves accountable for meeting the state’s civic and workforce
22needs, for ensuring the efficient and responsible management of
23public resources, and for ensuring that California residents have
24the opportunity to successfully pursue and achieve their
25postsecondary educational goals.

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27begin insert66010.91.end insert  

In order to promote the state’s competitive economic
28position and quality of civic life, it is necessary to increase the
29level of educational attainment of California’s adult population to
30meet the state’s civic and workforce needs. To achieve that
31objective, it is the intent of the Legislature that budget and policy
32decisions regarding postsecondary education generally adhere to
33all of the following goals:

34(a) Improve student access and success, which shall include,
35but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following goals: greater
36participation by demographic groups, including low-income
37students, that have historically participated at lower rates, greater
38completion rates by all students, and improved outcomes for
39graduates begin delete, as evidenced by the increased rate and number of
40students who receive degrees, complete certificates, or transferend delete
.

P4    1(b) Better align degrees and credentials with the state’s
2economic, workforce, and civic needs.

3(c) Ensure the effective and efficient use of resources in order
4to increase high-quality postsecondary educational outcomes and
5maintain affordabilitybegin delete, as evidenced by reduced time-to-degree,
6control of costs, and maintenance of low feesend delete
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8begin insert66010.93.end insert  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that appropriate
9metrics be identified, defined, and formally adoptedbegin delete, based upon
10the metrics recommended by the working group established
11pursuant to Section 67053,end delete
for the purpose of monitoring progress
12toward the achievement of the goals specified in Sectionbegin delete 67051end delete
13begin insert 66010.91end insert. It is further the intent of the Legislature that all of the
14following occur:

15(1) The metrics take into account the distinct missions of the
16different segments of postsecondary education.

17(2) At least six, and no more than 12, metrics be developed that
18can be derived from publicly available data sources for purposes
19of periodically assessing the state’s progress toward meeting each
20of the goals specified in Sectionbegin delete 67051end deletebegin insert 66010.91end insert.

21(3) The metrics be disaggregated and reported by gender, race
22or ethnicity, income, age group, and full-time or part-time
23enrollment status, where appropriate and applicable.

24(4) The metrics be used for purposes of the requirements of
25subdivision (a) of Section 69433.2.

26(5) The metrics take into account the performance measures
27required to be reported pursuant to Sections 89295 and 92675.

28(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to promote progress on the
29statewide educational and economic policy goals specified in
30Sectionbegin delete 67051end deletebegin insert 66010.91end insert through budget and policy decisions
31regarding postsecondary education. It is the intent of the Legislature
32that the metrics be used to ensure the effective and efficient use
33of state resources available to postsecondary education. It is further
34the intent of the Legislature that progress on the adopted metrics
35be reported and considered as part of the annual State Budget
36process.

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67053.  

(a) (1) A designee of the Governor shall convene a
38working group to assist with the development of the metrics
39specified in Section 67052. Participants in the working group shall
40include all of the following:

P5    1(A) (i) One representative from each of the postsecondary
2education segments, as defined in Section 67054, and a
3representative of the State Department of Education.

4(ii) The representative of the independent institutions of higher
5education shall be from the official organization representing the
6largest number of independent institutions of higher education in
7the state. The representative of the private postsecondary
8educational institutions shall be selected by the advisory committee
9to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, established
10pursuant to Section 94880.

11(B) One representative of the Department of Finance.

12(C) At least one member, but no more than three members, with
13expertise in similar state accountability efforts, who is not a regular
14employee of a postsecondary education segment.

15(D) A representative of the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

16(2) The working group shall develop and identify outcome
17metrics, progress metrics, and efficiency and effectiveness metrics.
18In a manner that is consistent with the goals specified in Section
1967051, the working group shall ensure that the metrics provide a
20means of measuring performance and improvement in specified
21areas. These areas may include, but are not necessarily limited to,
22each of the following:

23(A) Graduation rates.

24(B) Transfer rates.

25(C) The number of graduates.

26(D) The number of transfers.

27(E) Degree completion of all students.

28(F) Degree completion of low-income students.

29(G) Enrollment and success in, and beyond, remedial instruction.

30(H) Retention rates.

31(I) Course completions.

32(J) Total funding per degree or certificate.

33(K) Degree production and graduate outcomes performance
34measures relative to the state’s workforce and economic needs,
35which may include job placement and salaries of graduates.

36(b) The designee of the Governor identified pursuant to
37subdivision (a) may request technical input from any agency that
38maintains data that would be helpful in developing the metrics and
39assessing progress toward achieving the goals specified in Section
4067051.

P6    1(c) The designee of the Governor identified pursuant to
2subdivision (a), in consultation with the Department of Finance
3and the Legislative Analyst’s Office, shall submit recommended
4metrics developed pursuant to subdivision (a) to the appropriate
5policy committees of the Legislature, the Joint Legislative Budget
6Committee, and the Governor on or before December 1, 2014.

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For the purposes of this chapter, “segments of
9postsecondary education” means the California Community
10Colleges, the California State University, the University of
11California, independent institutions of higher education, as defined
12in Section 66010, and private postsecondary educational
13institutions, as defined in Section 94858.



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