- Keeping Students, Finding Money
- Report from higher education research group's annual meeting
- New presidents provosts: CSULA Dominguez Hills Luther Stanislaus SKCTC Stonehill UVM
- New Presidents or Provosts: California Lutheran U., College of the Sequoias, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Simpson U., Southern Oregon U.
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California's community colleges need a sharper, more focused set of goals and the state needs a stronger body to oversee the institutions, a bipartisan panel focused on improving state programs said in a report Tuesday. The Little Hoover Commission argued that the state's scores of two-year institutions suffer because they try to do too many things with too few resources, and that Californians would be better off if the colleges focused on student success in three main areas: basic skills education, career technical education, and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions. It also calls for making the colleges' chancellor's office an independent agency with more authority and responsibility, and for allocating funds to community colleges in ways that encourage and reward student success.
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