President, CSU, Chico
Dr. John Aubrey Douglass
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley
Dr. Laird Easton (Moderator)
Professor, History Department, CSU, Chico
The Master Plan for Higher Education was hailed as a great innovation when it was instituted in California in 1960. The concept of coordinating the roles of community colleges, state colleges, and the University of California campuses was not only unusual at the time, but served as a model for other states. The Plan offered outstanding higher education opportunities for California students at a very low cost. However, in the 21st Century the Plan has suffered from massive budget cuts. Dr. Zingg and Dr. Douglass discuss the Plan’s history and how it relates to the challenges of today.
Recorded: October 4, 2012