Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More Nails in the Coffin of the Master Plan

From time to time, we note that absent an updated Master Plan defining the roles of the three segments of public higher ed in California, we end up with ad hoc decisions - in the case below one stemming from the legislature:

Santa Monica College has received final approval from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to be part of a landmark pilot program allowing it to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design. SMC and the two other colleges approved join 12 others that received final approval from the board in March. “Community colleges are uniquely positioned to deal with the flexible and changing world,” said Governor Jerry Brown, who attended Monday’s board meeting and signed SB 850 sponsored by Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego) which allowed up to 15 community college districts to offer bachelor’s degrees in a field of study not offered by the California State University or University of California. “I think we have to get a very broad sense of what higher education is – and higher education now is breaking free of the more traditional parameters, constraints and images.”...

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