Community College Student Success Funding Formula Oversight Committee
(a) There is hereby established the Community College Student Success Funding Formula Oversight Committee for the purpose of continuously evaluating and reviewing the implementation of the student success funding formula established pursuant to Section 84750.4.
(b) (1) (A) The committee shall consist of 12 members, as follows:
(i) Four members shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and shall serve at the pleasure of the Senate Committee on Rules. At least one of these members shall be employed by a community college district in a classified position.
(ii) Four members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and shall serve at the pleasure of the Speaker of the Assembly. At least one of these members shall be a faculty member from a community college district.
(iii) Four members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve a four-year term. At least one of these members shall be a community college administrator.
(B) In appointing members, the appointing authority shall make every effort to ensure both of the following:
(i) There is a geographic balance of representation on the committee as a whole, with members from the northern and southern and urban and rural areas of the state.
(ii) The membership reflects a diverse expertise in higher education, taking into consideration factors, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic background and professional experience, which may include experience working in, or serving, disadvantaged communities.
(C) For members with four-year terms, vacancies on the committee shall be filled by the applicable appointing authority for the unexpired portions of the terms in which they occur.
(2) The committee shall elect one of its members as chairperson, who shall preside at all meetings, and a vice chairperson who shall preside in absence of the chairperson.
(3) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but the chancellor's office may reimburse members for their actual and necessary traveling expenses while on official business. Each member shall also receive one hundred dollars ($100) for each day he or she is attending to official business.
(4) Any action taken pursuant to this section to develop a report pursuant to subdivision (c) by the committee is exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(5) All meetings of the committee shall be subject to Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The chancellor's office shall provide the committee with guidance and assistance, as necessary, to ensure the committee is in compliance with the requirements of this paragraph.
(6) (A) Notwithstanding Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 1125) of Chapter 1 of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, related to incompatible activities, Section 1099 of the Government Code, related to incompatible offices, or any other law, a member of the committee shall not be considered to hold an incompatible office or to be engaged in activities inconsistent or incompatible with his or her duties as a result of his or her employment or affiliation with the committee.
(B) Committee members shall not include any state legislator, member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, a trustee of a local governing board of a community college district, legislative staff, or staff from the Department of Finance.
(7) The committee shall arrive at a consensus as a condition of having a specified finding or recommendation included in the reports described in subdivision (c).
(c) (1) The committee shall review and make recommendations on the following aspects of the funding formula:
(A) The first priority of the committee shall be to review and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on or before January 1, 2020, on the following elements and their inclusion in the supplemental allocation of the funding formula including a proposed implementation plan.
(i) First-generation college students, including a timeline for data collection and incorporation into the funding formula by no later than the 2022-23 fiscal year.
(ii) The definition of a low-income student in subdivision (e) of Section 84750.4, and whether to adjust the point system to better reflect low-income students in regions of the state with a high cost of living.
(iii) Incoming students' level of academic proficiency, which may include, but is not limited to, measures such as performance on a nationally recognized high school assessment, high school coursework, high school grades or grade point average, or achievement of a high school diploma.
(B) The other priority of the committee shall be to review and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on or before June 30, 2021, on the following elements and their inclusion in the applicable allocation of the funding formula, including an implementation plan:
(i) Noncredit instruction and instructional service agreements, and whether these should be incorporated as part of the base and supplemental allocations of the funding formula.
(ii) How district allocations could be adjusted if a recession were to occur.
(2) Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the committee from submitting interim reports.
(d) (1) The chancellor's office shall issue a request for application to select the staff to support the work on the committee. Notwithstanding any other law, a representative from each of the Assembly, the Senate, and the Department of Finance shall jointly evaluate the submitted applications and select the application to staff the work on the committee. The chancellor's office shall execute and fund the contract with the selected applicant pursuant to the final selection.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the chancellor's office will share data and information with the committee and the selected applicant related to the work of the committee.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.
(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 426, Sec. 31.)