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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 44. BOARD OF GOVERNORS [71000 - 71096]

  ( Part 44 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 1. Board of Governors [71000 - 71096]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties [71020.5 - 71051]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

71020.5.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to foster the creation, implementation, and phase-in of a comprehensive community college accountability system that describes the performance of community colleges in meeting the postsecondary educational needs of students. This educational and fiscal accountability system shall provide performance data on students, programs, and institutions.

It is further the intent of the Legislature that this accountability system assist all participants in the community college system, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, local governing boards, the chancellor, the state board of governors, the public, and other interested constituencies, in identifying the educational and fiscal strengths and weaknesses of colleges in order to improve educational quality in community colleges.

(b) The board of governors shall develop and implement a comprehensive community college educational and fiscal accountability system. In developing and implementing this system, the board of governors shall solicit consultation from institutional and organizational representatives of the California Community Colleges, including statewide faculty and staff organizations. At a minimum, the system shall do all of the following:

(1) Be consistent with the Legislature’s intent as expressed in this act, Chapter 136 of the Statutes of 1987, and Chapter 1465 of the Statutes of 1986.

(2) Draw from, and build upon, the system proposed in the report entitled “AB 3409 Community College Accountability Report,” prepared pursuant to Chapter 1465 of the Statutes of 1986.

(3) Be designed to promote student success in community colleges.

(4) Define and measure, quantitatively and qualitatively, accountability information, including all of the following:

(A) Student access to community colleges.

(B) The extent to which the community college student body reflects proportionately the adult population of the state.

(C) Student transfer rates and programs.

(D) Academic standards and student achievement.

(E) Student goal satisfaction and success in courses and programs.

(F) Completion rates of courses and programs.

(G) Occupational preparation relative to state and local work force needs and for entry-level employment, occupational advancement, and career changes of students.

(H) Adequacy of basic skills and English as a second language courses and instruction in preparing students to succeed in collegiate level work.

(I) Adequacy of, and student satisfaction with, student services.

(J) The extent to which the community college work force reflects proportionately the adult population of the state.

(K) Fiscal conditions of community college districts.

(5) Be designed to streamline the use of multiple performance measures from appropriate sources of data, including, but not limited to, matriculation evaluations, categorical program evaluations, the community college management information system, and other existing data collection and evaluation systems.

(6) Provide feedback to individual colleges in order to improve access to community colleges, student performance, and educational programs where needed.

(7) Produce a published report of community college accountability.

(c) The Legislature finds and declares that successful implementation of a comprehensive educational and fiscal accountability system is, in part, dependent upon an adequate data collection and reporting system. The accountability system developed and implemented pursuant to this section shall be phased in, to the extent necessary, with the funding and local implementation of the community college management information system.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 80. Effective January 1, 1996.)

71021.
  

All official acts of the board shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the board, as determined by the policies of the board. The vote of all members shall be recorded.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1071, Sec. 4.)

71022.
  

All meetings of the board shall be open and public except as otherwise provided.

The board may hold executive sessions closed to the public to consider the employment of any person, or the dismissal or other form of disciplinary action to be taken against any officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the board, except where that person, officer, or employee requests a public hearing. The employment status of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is subject to this authority of the board. The board may exclude from that meeting, whether public or closed to the public, during the examination of a witness, any or all other witnesses in the matter being investigated.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1123, Sec. 10.)

71024.
  

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction heretofore vested in the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Education, and the Director of Education with respect to the management, administration, and control of the community colleges.

Whenever in any law other than a provision of the Education Code, enacted prior to January 1, 1977, relating to the management, administration and control of the community colleges reference is made to the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Education, or the Director of Education, such reference shall be deemed to mean the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

71025.
  

(a) The name “California Community Colleges” is the property of the state. No person shall, without permission of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, use this name, or any abbreviation of it, or any name of which these words are a part in any of the following ways:

(1) To designate any business, social, political, religious, or other organization, including but not limited to, any corporation, firm, partnership, association, group, activity or enterprise.

(2) To imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that any organization, or any product or service of that organization, is connected or affiliated with, or is endorsed, favored or supported by, or is opposed by one or more California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, or the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

(3) To display, advertise, or announce these names publicly at or in connection with any meeting, assembly, or demonstration, or any propaganda, advertising or promotional activity of any kind which has for its purpose or any part of its purpose the support, endorsement, advancement, opposition or defeat of any strike, lockout, or boycott or of any political, religious, sociological, or economic movement, activity or program.

The provisions of this section shall not preclude the use of the name “California Community Colleges” by any person or organization otherwise subject to this section using the name immediately prior to March 4, 1972.

(b) Nothing in this section shall interfere with or restrict the right of any person to make a true and accurate statement in the course of stating his or her experience or qualifications for any academic, governmental, business, or professional credit or enrollment, or in connection with any academic, governmental, professional or other employment whatsoever.

(c) Every person violating provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 266.)

71027.
  

(a) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall develop, maintain, and disseminate a general common course numbering system for use by the community college districts.

(b) The office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall absorb the costs of developing, maintaining, and disseminating a general common course numbering system pursuant to this section within the office’s existing resources.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 193, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2005.)

71028.
  

The board of governors shall adopt regulations to ensure that the California Community Colleges, as a system, establish and apply the statewide participation goals for contracting with minority business enterprises and women business enterprises specified in Section 10115 of the Public Contract Code. The statewide participation goal for the California Community Colleges shall be based upon the total dollar amount of contracts awarded, with not less than 15 percent being awarded to minority business enterprises, and not less than 5 percent being awarded to women business enterprises. The regulations adopted by the board of governors shall be adapted from and consistent with the provisions of Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 10115) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Public Contract Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 36. Effective October 12, 2001.)

71029.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, in cooperation with the Trustees of the California State University and Colleges and the Regents of the University of California, may support existing and additional programs which provide postsecondary educational opportunities and services for prison inmates, wards, and parolees of the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority. The board of governors may support programs developed and operated cooperatively by at least one correctional institution and a two- or four-year college. Priority shall be given to programs linking more than two correctional institutions, educational agencies, parolee programs, community agencies, and potential employers. The board of governors may support existing programs and additional demonstration projects which have one or more of the following components:

(a) Academic and vocational instructional programs at the postsecondary educational level offered inside state prisons, county jails, or Department of the Youth Authority institutions.

(b) Information, counseling, and tutoring services for inmates, wards, and ex-offenders presently enrolled or interested in a postsecondary educational program.

(c) Courses for inmates and wards which also serve prison personnel and college students who are not incarcerated.

(d) Cooperative efforts linking postsecondary education programs with potential employers of ex-offenders.

(e) Research on alternative methods of assessing academic abilities of inmates and alternative ways of making available education to inmates and ex-offenders.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 470, Sec. 40.)

71040.
  

The board of governors may allow actual and necessary travel expenses to community college students, faculty, staff, or other community college officials or employees who serve on study teams, task forces, or similar groups formed by the board of governors or by the chancellor’s office and who, in these capacities, attend meetings of any association, organization, or agency that has as its principal purpose the study of matters pertinent to education or to a particular field or fields of education relevant to community colleges.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 654, Sec. 2. Effective October 7, 2005.)

71046.
  

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges may accept on behalf of, and in the name of, the state gifts, donations, bequests, and devises that may be made to the board of governors, or to any school or other institution under the jurisdiction of the board of governors whenever the gift, donation, bequest, or devise and the terms and conditions thereof, will aid the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in carrying out its primary functions, as specified in Sections 70900 to 70902, inclusive. Gifts, donations, bequests, and devises may be made subject to the conditions or restrictions as the board of governors may deem advisable.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 275.)

71049.
  

For the purposes of Government Code Section 11032, the following constitute, among other proper purposes of like or different character, state business for officers and employees of the board of governors and the chancellor’s office for which the officers and employees shall be allowed actual and necessary traveling expenses:

(a) Attending meetings of any national association or organization having as its principal purpose the study of matters relating to education or to a particular field or fields of education, or any agency of such association.

(b) Conferring with officers or employees of the United States, or appearing before committees of either house of the Congress of the United States, relative to problems relating to education in California.

(c) Conferring with officers or employees of other states engaged in the performance of similar duties.

(d) Obtaining information useful to the agency in the conduct of its work.

When traveling is outside the state, traveling and expense shall be approved by the Governor and Director of Finance as provided in Government Code Section 11032.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

71050.
  

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall survey local community college districts to determine the level and type of services needed and available for welfare recipients pursuant to Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall develop a plan and standards for the level of participation by community college districts required to meet the goal of providing open entry/open exit education, skills training, assessment, and counseling to these recipients. The plan shall provide for local in-service training and technical assistance to community college districts in development of contracts and programs in cooperation with county welfare agencies, service delivery areas under the Job Training Partnership Act, and others necessary to carry out the intent of that article. The plan shall also provide for the identification of necessary funding levels and sources of funding, including employer-based training and funds available under Section 202(b)(1) of the Job Training Partnership Act, to meet the goals of Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the development and implementation of monitoring and reporting tools for the continued participation of community college districts in the provision of services under contracts required by that article.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 279.)

71051.
  

(a) The board of governors shall develop a process for the approval and funding of new collaborative facilities projects that are proposed by community college districts.

(b) The board of governors shall not implement subdivision (a) without statutory authorization.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 193, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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