Despite pleas to give the new online college more time, lawmakers approved an audit that will begin after July 1. A legislative leader said that should give the college enough time to prove its worth.
The state’s first online community college has encountered difficulties, including opposition from faculty at other community colleges.
Despite continuing criticisms from community college faculty, Calbright takes on new interim president to lead the state's online only college.
Heather Hiles suddenly resigned this week after less than one year on the job.
Calbright College's president will leave on March 31, leaving critics to revive questions about whether online college is needed.
California's newest community college, aimed at helping "stranded workers" get needed job skills, enrolled its first students in October but now is seeing the departure of its president.
Calbright, California's new online community college, enrolled hundreds of students on its first day. Its enrollment goal is 400.
California’s new online college opens to non-traditional students.
With eight weeks to go before the start of classes, Calbright College faces questions on whether it will be ready.
Its new president says it plans to launch online and job training for 400 students.
The name Calbright was chosen to provide "a sense of aspiration and place" for the school that combines online and workplace learning.
Since the new school is not only online, its name is changing. "Calbright College" seeks to evoke California and a better future.
Very different from traditional community colleges, it targets 8 million underemployed Californians and aims to be tuition-free.
There are plenty of online colleges but none are like what California is planning.
Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing for California to establish a fully online community college to serve under-skilled workers.