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It is the intent of the Legislature that sites for new institutions or branches of the University of California and the California State University, and the classes of off-campus centers as the commission shall determine, shall not be authorized or acquired unless recommended by the commission.

It is further the intent of the Legislature that California community colleges shall not receive state funds for acquisition of sites or construction of new institutions, branches, or off-campus centers unless recommended by the commission. Acquisition or construction of nonstate-funded community college institutions, branches, and off-campus centers, and proposals for acquisition or construction shall be reported to, and may be reviewed and commented upon by, the commission.

It is further the intent of the Legislature that existing or new institutions of public education, other than those described in subdivision (a) of Section 66010, shall not be authorized to offer instruction beyond the 14th grade level.

All proposals for new postsecondary educational programs shall be forwarded to the commission for review together with supporting materials and documents that the commission may specify. The commission shall review the proposals within a reasonable length of time, which time shall not exceed 60 days following submission of the program and the specified materials and documents. For the purposes of this section, "new postsecondary educational programs" means all proposals for new schools or colleges, all series of courses arranged in a scope or sequence leading to (1) a graduate or undergraduate degree, or (a) a certificate of a type defined by the commission, which have not appeared in a segment's or district's academic plan within the previous two years, and all proposals for new research institutes or centers which have not appeared in a segment's or district's academic plan within the previous two years.

It is further the intent of the Legislature that the advice of the commission be utilized in reaching decisions on requests for funding new and continuing Graduate and professional programs, enrollment levels, and capital outlay for existing and new campuses, colleges, and off-campus centers.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 8, Sec. 3.)

Reference:

Education Code 66010