As the state Legislature and the governor allocate more spending on programs designed to improve student outcomes, access to good data is essential to monitoring the progress of those programs, the report said.
UC leaders delay the vote until May to give extra time for lobbying in Sacramento for more state funding. They had said that the 2.7 percent increase was needed to increase enrollment, hire faculty, maintain buildings and improve mental health services. But Gov. Jerry Brown said regents should "reject outright" the plan to raise tuition.