Today's Law As Amended

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

As Amends the Law Today

 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
 (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.
 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.