UC, CSU and community colleges face significant declines in state funding, prompting fears of tuition hikes and program cuts. Federal funds might ease the pain.
Chancellor of 115 community colleges says system has "converted nearly 100 percent of the in-person instruction, the general instruction that leads to an associate degree for transfer to some sort of remote learning platform"
Some colleges are moving all classes online, while others are moving only lectures online. A few colleges are canceling classes completely.
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley was also given broad emergency powers to ensure students continue learning amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Community colleges across California can skip the usual approval process required for moving classes online.
More than 300,000 additional community college students would be eligible for Cal Grants covering non-tuition costs under a new proposal.
The state’s first online community college has encountered difficulties, including opposition from faculty at other community colleges.
The Bay Area district, Peralta Community College District, faces budgeting, auditing and enrollment challenges, according to a state agency.
In the budget request, California community college system reiterates support for a bill aiming to reduce students' total cost of attendance.
Education leaders will privately advise Gov. Newsom on college access and success. Some experts want the group to have more authority.
California Community Colleges board of governors extended the contract for Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley despite objections from faculty members.
Faculty complain they have been ignored in important changes at the 115 colleges. Community college leaders say change can be challenging.
Community colleges remain a long way from the 2021-22 targets for students to complete degrees and transfer to UC or CSU.
The California Online College legally exists and is fully funded, but many details are not yet in place even as it is under a tight deadline to begin enrolling students by the final quarter of 2019.
There are plenty of online colleges but none are like what California is planning.