Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California
Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California
In 1960, our state developed a visionary plan for the future of higher education, known as the Master Plan. Much has changed in California during the ensuing decades – population growth, increased diversity, a change in leading industries and their need for talent, as well as in the field of education itself. There have been legislative reviews of the Master Plan at various points over the past 57 years, although the substance of the plan remains largely the same. Major reviews occurred in the early 1970s, late 1980s, and early 2000s. The most recent review by a legislative committee was conducted in 2010, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Master Plan.
The Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California was established in March 2017 to conduct a thorough legislative review to ensure that the Master Plan reflects students’ needs to thrive in the 21st century economy. The Select Committee held five public hearings during the 2017-18 Legislative Session, the first and fifth hearings in Sacramento as well as hearings throughout the state, including the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California.
Click here for more information about the first hearing: Overview and Status of Higher Education in California
Click here for more information about the second hearing: Ensuring the Master Plan Meets California's Workforce Needs
Click here for more information about the third hearing: Ensuring the Master Plan Meets the Needs of Students
Click here for more information about the fourth hearing: Meeting the Needs of Faculty and Staff to Support Students
Click here for more information about the fifth hearing: Overview and Status of Higher Education Finance in California
Members of the Select Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session:
Marc Berman, Chair
Autumn R. Burke
Susan Talamantes Eggman
Shirley N. Weber
For more information, please contact Assemblymember Berman’s Legislative Director, Ellen Green, at Ellen.Green@asm.ca.gov.