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Friday, April 6, 2012

Catfish Club: Higher Education

April 6th, 2012
Catfish Club of San Diego

Higher Education in California's Future

Dr. Constance M. Carroll
Chancellor, San Diego Community College District

Dr. Elliott Hirshman
President, San Diego State University

Dr. Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor, University of California San Diego

and moderated by
Dr. Carl Luna Political Analyst and Professor
San Diego Mesa College

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1 comment:

  1. All three of these higher education institutions:
    Community College Distric
    State Colleges (CSU system)
    State Universities (UC system)

    Are highly impacted...

    SDSU claims that they had 70,000 applications for 15,000 slots. SATs of 1200, and 3.8 GPA, 50% Minority 40% Local. Their state of CA revenue has declined from $225-million down to $108-million since 2008, and now comprises just 15% of their total budget. They are raising $500-million in an endowment, but need $2-billion to be self sustaining.

    The Values of the UC system are :
    Access, Affordability, and Excellence

    UCSD had 16,000 Applicants for 4000 slots. The cost of UC has increased by 40% in tuition since 2008 due to CA budget.

    If we want to produce workers for the future we must concentrate on STEM (Science, technology, Engineering, and Math)
    We should raise revenue by taxing our natural resources, currently CA doesn't tax 'mineral' extraction (i.e. oil and natural gas).
    We need to fix Prop. 13,
    Educate and mobilize the larger public using the MEDIA in a non-partisan "Express Your Views" format.
    We can provide business incentives for investing in higher education, 75% of jobs now require > High School Diploma.
    For the kid's sake we have a moral imperative to embrace "Bold Optimism"

    Research: Lincoln Land Grant
    Thomas Jefferson Education Quote
    "I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education."
    Thomas Jefferson