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State Budget Signed – Cal Grant reduction repealed!

June 23, 2014

State Budget Signed – Cal Grant reduction repealed!

Friday June 20, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-15 budge …

September 15, 2014

CA Higher Education Letter to the CA State Board of Education President

AICCU, in conjunction with the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges recently issued a letter to California State Board of Education President Mike Kirst, expressing our support of California’s higher education segments for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The correspondence addresses the need for improving college readiness and the positive effects this will have in helping to close the preparation gap that currently exists for California students. These Common Core standards will provide a strong resource for teachers and districts in developing new courses that are designed specifically to better equip students with the required understanding for college preparation.
Appointed faculty from all three p …

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AICCU President’s reflection on trade mission to Mexico 2014

August 27, 2014

AICCU President’s reflection on trade mission to Mexico 2014

I had the pleasure of joining the trade mission to Mexico the last week of July. The trade mission was led by California’s Governor Jerry Brown, which included delegates from California’s academic, political, business and non-profit sectors. Our purpose was to join together, as a California-Mexico Higher Education Working Group, and negotiate a higher educational partnership agreement that both sides wo …

July 17, 2014

State Authorization Update

The U.S. Department of Education has once more pushed back the deadline for compliance with a requirement that state governments properly authorize colleges, pushing the effective date back to July 1, 2015. The notice says that the department is making the extension “in order to provide states with additional time to finalize processes for those institutions to be able to comply” with the state-authorization provisions. It notes that states must be working towards implementation of the regulations. AICCU will continue to work with the California Attorney General on the student complaint process to determine their needs to fulfill their role. Recent meetings with Attorney General’s consumer complaint division revealed that they do not believe that they have adequate staff resources …

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