January 2018 | Colleen Moore and Kathy Reeves Bracco
August 2017 | Colleen Moore, Kathy Reeves Bracco, and Thad Nodine
September 2011 | Nancy Shulock, Jeremy Offenstein, and Camille Esch
This report uses data from the Delta Cost Project to analyze revenue and spending patterns across California higher education. The report compares patterns across California’s three public higher education systems (University of California, California State University and the California Community Colleges), documents changes over a seven-year period for which data are available (2002-2009), and compares California to the rest of the nation. Researchers conclude that policymakers’ traditional approach to fiscal planning is inadequate for today’s challenges and recommend greater transparency in spending and revenues and a more strategic and state-wide approach to financing higher education.
August 2007 | Colleen Moore and Nancy Shulock
This report provides detailed analyses of factors related to student success, connects those factors to state and institutional policies, and offers recommendations for policy reforms. It includes a qualitative analysis of the California Community Colleges' assessment and placement process.
February 2004 | Nancy Shulock
This article analyzes the reasons why the Master Plan, adopted in 1960, has largely resisted attempts at revision in spite of numerous calls for some substantive changes.