By Sue Frey
Some California colleges are helping struggling math students complete all the math they need in a single yearlong course, instead of requiring them to take the usual sequence of courses that can take years to complete and that many never finish.
via New statistics course aims to accelerate college students’ path to success.
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today called for a freeze on executive compensation when hiring for five open California State University (CSU) campus president positions. Torlakson—an Ex Officio Trustee of CSU—released the following letter addressed to CSU Chancellor Dr. Charles B. Reed and Chair of the Board of Trustees A. Robert Linscheid, with copies sent to the entire Board of Trustees:
via CSU Executive Pay Freeze.
California State University leaders are in a tough spot. They strive to maintain quality and keep education affordable, even though Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic-controlled Legislature have cut the CSU budget and threaten deeper reductions.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/22/4356963/csu-trustees-give-a-tone-deaf.html#mi_rss=Editorials#storylink=cpy
via Editorial: CSU trustees give a tone-deaf performance.
President Obama has called community colleges “the unsung heroes of America’s education system.” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “no other system of higher education in the world does so much to provide access and second-chance opportunities as our community colleges.” Yet community colleges can’t catch a break.
via Community colleges hurt by CSU freeze – by Kathryn Baron.
by David DeBolt
ROCKVILLE — Limiting spring 2013 enrollment in the California State University system is a “blow to our students,” but isn’t expected to affect many Solano Community College students, college President/Superintendent Jowel Laguerre said Tuesday.
via Limited enrollment to CSUs will affect SCC students, though not greatly.
California State University will accept no new admissions for the spring semester of 2013 – with a few exceptions – as part of a drastic cost-cutting strategy to reduce enrollment by about 16,000 students next spring, officials said Monday.
via Cal State to close door on spring 2013 enrollment.
By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Facing uncertain budget prospects, California State University officials announced plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses and to wait-list all applicants the following fall pending the outcome of a proposed tax initiative on the November ballot.
via Cal State plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses.