Don’t defer maintenance

STATE ISSUES: Brown removes additional funds to the UC aimed for deferred maintenance, an issue that should not be put off any longer.

On Saturday, Gov. Jerry Brown rejected a line-item measure to supply additional funds for UC and CSU deferred maintenance. This measure was supported by UC President Janet Napolitano, student groups and university workers unions.
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Increase access to degrees

STATE AFFAIRS: Allowing certain community college districts to offer four-year degrees makes higher education more accessible and affordable

Last month, the state Legislature passed a bill that would approve a pilot program allowing 15 community college districts in California to each offer one bachelor degree program not offered by any CSU or UC campus. Senate Bill 850 hopes to meet California’s rising need for bachelor’s degrees to remain economically competitive in the next few decades.
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Transfers need a clearer path

The most recent meeting of the UC Regents addressed the issue of the asymmetry of the transfer process from a California community college to a UC campus. The regents specifically noted that the majority of transfers come from less than 20 percent of the 112 community colleges and indicated that
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