Sacramento State think-tank releases “model public agenda” for PSE

March 31, 2014

A Sacramento State University Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy report says California’s approach to structuring and financing PSE is “out of sync with the needs of students and the state,” and puts forth a new “model public agenda” for the sector. This agenda includes a 3-part strategy of regionalism, specialization and technology. Saying such a strategy would require “leadership and collaborative mechanisms that do not exist,” the report recommends creating regional consortia that include representation from all public and private PSE and K-12 institutions; the consortia would set enrolment and completion targets, and determine appropriate roles and contributions for educational providers. They would also guide greater program specialization, or differentiation, and identify how technology could be best used for student success. Full Report