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AB-1969 Postsecondary education: intersegmental coordination in governance.(2013-2014)

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Enrolled  August 18, 2014
Passed  IN  Senate  August 07, 2014
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 14, 2014
Amended  IN  Senate  August 05, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 27, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 01, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1969


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 19, 2014


An act to add Article 3.9 (commencing with Section 66029) to Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1969, Levine. Postsecondary education: intersegmental coordination in governance.
Existing law establishes the California State University, the University of California, and the California Community Colleges as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. The missions and functions of these segments are set forth, among other things, in the Donahoe Higher Education Act. Provisions of the Donahoe Higher Education Act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by resolution, to make them applicable.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature that the segments of public higher education coordinate their efforts to invest state resources in technologies that are useful to multiple segments or campuses. The bill would add a provision to the Donahoe Higher Education Act requiring the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Chancellor of the California State University, and requesting the President of the University of California, to coordinate the efforts of their respective segments when procuring systemwide information technology and software for the purposes of enhancing student achievement. The bill would specify that the coordination it requires would apply only to large-scale information technology and software purchases that benefit the 3 segments of public postsecondary education and for which coordination by these segments would reduce costs and increase efficiency. The bill would further provide that, as the public segments of higher education invest in, and upgrade, infrastructure and software for data storage and analysis, these segments shall develop procedures to coordinate the collection of, and to share, student performance data in a manner that is consistent with state and federal privacy law.
Because these provisions would be added to the Donahoe Higher Education Act, they would apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by resolution, to make them applicable.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature that all of the following occur:
(a) That the segments of public higher education coordinate their efforts to invest state resources in technologies that are useful to multiple segments or campuses.
(b) That, as these segments invest in new technologies, the public segments jointly leverage their combined purchasing power.
(c) That investments in new technology made by these segments prioritize the ability to coordinate with other segments of higher education.
(d) That these segments ease the student transfer process between systems through increased coordination in the purchasing of new technology platforms.

SEC. 2.

 Article 3.9 (commencing with Section 66029) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  3.9. Intersegmental Coordination in Governance

66029.
 (a) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Chancellor of the California State University shall, and the President of the University of California is requested to, coordinate the efforts of their respective segments when procuring systemwide information technology and software for the purposes of enhancing student achievement.
(b) The coordination required by this section shall only apply to large-scale information technology and software purchases that benefit the three segments of public postsecondary education and for which coordination by these segments would reduce costs and increase efficiency.

66029.3.
 As the segments of public postsecondary education invest in, and upgrade, infrastructure and software for data storage and analysis, these segments shall develop procedures to coordinate the collection of, and to share, student performance data in a manner that is consistent with state and federal privacy law.