Business Meeting

Feb 26
Business Meeting
at approximately 1:30 p.m., Long Beach City College, Building T, Room 2002, 4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Long Beach City College
    Building T, Room 2002
    4901 East Carson Street
    Long Beach, CA

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-IV at approximately 1:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from January 22, 2013
    2. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
      1. Draft Report – State Parks
    3. Implementation Activity
    4. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    For Immediate Release
    February 12, 2013

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Stuart Drown, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct its third public hearing on higher education in California. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Building T, Room 1100, on the campus of Long Beach City College, 4901 East Carson Street in Long Beach, CA.

    The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing California’s higher education system. The February 26 hearing will focus on the issues of financing and student aid, online education and the role of the faculty.

    The Commission will hear first about postsecondary financing and student aid from the president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. The Commission also will be given the opportunity to learn about massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the co-founders of Coursera and Udacity Inc. along with the chief executive officer at the Twenty Million Minds Foundation. They will discuss efforts to integrate MOOCs into the public higher education curriculum. The interim director of UC Online Education and the executive director of Cal State Online will provide an overview of the progress made by the University of California and California State University systems in offering online courses. In the same panel, the president of the University Council-American Federation of Teachers will discuss whether the focus on online is distracting attention from more important issues. The final panel includes chairs of both the UC and CSU Academic Senates. They will address the role of the faculty and efforts to increase college affordability.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments. Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in Building T, Room 2002. Immediately following the business meeting, the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Little Hoover Commission will meet in Building T, Room 2002, to discuss the status of the study and next steps for potential recommendations.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Stuart Drown at (916) 445-2125 or by Tuesday, February 19, 2013.