Topic: Coordination & Planning

Paying for Space: A Brief Framing the Issues and Opportunities in Capital Finance for Higher Education in California

December 13, 2017

Download The debate about how much it will cost to ensure that California’s public higher education systems can meet all students’ needs often focuses on the funds needed for regular operations—items like employee salaries, benefits, and other regular operating costs. But there is another massive expense looming on the horizon: an immense and pressing need…

Counting Past Each Other: How Inconsistent Reporting Creates Confusion about Higher Education Finance

November 15, 2017

Download   Recent public opinion research shows an alarming trend of rising public mistrust of our nation’s colleges and universities—a mistrust sparked by increases in tuitions and the perception of eroding value of higher education. Underlying these concerns is a growing problem of miscommunication between state officials, institutional leaders, and the public about where money…

Toward a New Cross-Sector Partnership for Student Success

January 9, 2017

View Resource California’s Master Plan for Higher Education envisioned a cohesive “system.” But California higher education is in fact more of a loose federation rather than a unified system. In earlier decades, this loose federation served the needs of the sectors and the state reasonably well. But since then, California’s economy has changed, its demographics…