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The Ignored History of Racism in California: College Edition
By: Olga Jimenez, Communications Associate, The Campaign for College Opportunity
Dear California Acceleration Project,
As Valentine’s day nears, we wanted to take a minute to express our ardent admiration for you in true Little Rascals, Alfalfa fashion!
You are tackling one of the biggest and most important issues facing students at community colleges – helping them get through remedial courses prepared enough to succeed in college level course work. You have demonstrated that faculty led reforms and innovations are the way forward. And you have demonstrated this dedication to students beyond the ones you serve at your own colleges in the hopes that ALL California community college students placed in remedial courses can succeed through the redesign of developmental English and math curriculum. Read More
Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal increases funding for the state’s public colleges and universities by $596 million while making ongoing investments in access and student success.
The Governor proposes encouraging investments in California Community Colleges, including expanding enrollment funding by 2% to serve an additional 50,000 students, $248 million for programs that support career technical education and student transition to the workforce, and $25 million for Innovation Awards to—among other things—improve transfer pathways. Particularly encouraging is the $30 million proposal to continue investment in better preparing students for college level work.
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Today the University of California (UC) strengthened their commitment to increasing the number of transfer students they serve by extending the application window for qualified students wishing to transfer from a California community college.
The extension from November 30th to January 4th has the potential to increase the number of transfer applicants to the UC. The news of the application extension comes just five months after UC’s announcement of the Transfer Pathways, an effort to streamline transfer between California Community Colleges and the UC. The news is also on the heels of UC’s announcement to add 10,000 new spots for California undergraduates over the next three years.
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The Regents of the University of California (UC) approved the plan presented by President Janet Napolitano and will accept 10,000 more California students across the UC through 2018. This will be funded with the $25 million allocated by the recent 2015-16 state budget and by phasing out the UC’s need-based aid for low-income students from other states.
Since 1994, the number of applicants from California students applying to the UC has more than doubled. Unfortunately, the UC has not kept pace with demand and students are finding it harder to get in. Insufficient state funding and increasing competition for too few college spots means increasingly well-qualified students are nonetheless turned away. In response, the UC has significantly increased the enrollment of out-of-state and international students – which comes with big revenue benefits – while the number of California students at the UC has remained flat.