AB 340, as amended, Weber. Postsecondary education: campus climate: report.
Existing law establishes the segments of the public postsecondary education system in the state, including the University of California administered by the Regents of the University of California, the California State University administered by the Trustees of the California State University, and the California Community Colleges administered by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
This bill would require the board and the trustees, and encourage the regents, to each generate a report once every biennium of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular Session, that includes specified information related to the segment’s campus climate, as defined, post the report on its Internet Web site, and submit
begin delete thatend delete report to specified state bodies.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 66073 is added to the Education Code,
(a) The Board of Governors of the California
4Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State
5University are required, and the Regents of the University of
6California are encouraged, to generate a report once every biennium
7of the legislative session, commencing with the 2017-18 Regular
8Session, that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following
9as to the respective segment:
10(1) The amount spent on campus climate efforts.
12 New and recent administrative efforts intended to affect
14(3) Campus developments on all of the following as they may
15impact campus climate:
21(D) National origin.
23(F) Sexual orientation.
25(H) Gender identity.
27 Data, including, but not limited to, both of the following:
28(A) Student demographic data.
29(B) Crime data, including, but not limited to, the data required
30to be kept and disclosed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery
31Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
32Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1092(f)) and other hate crime statistics.
33(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community
34Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University are
35required, and the Regents of the University of California are
P3 1encouraged, to each post the respective segment’s report on its
2Internet Web site.
3(c) The report to be generated pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall
4be sent to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the appropriate
5policy committees of the Legislature.
6(d) For purposes of this section, “campus climate” means a
7measure of an individual’s experience within a learning
8environment, specifically focusing on the current attitudes,
9practices, policies, and behaviors of campus life that impact the
10success and retention of all members of a campus community.