CSU California Academic Partnership Program

EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 11000-11007

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11000. There is hereby established the California Academic Partnership Program, to be administered by the Trustees of the California State University, in cooperation with the Regents of the University of California, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The purpose of the program shall be to develop cooperative efforts to improve the academic quality of public secondary schools with the objective of improving the preparation of all students for college. Projects funded under the provisions of this chapter may address improvements in secondary school curriculum and the ability of students to benefit from these improvements. Academic partnership projects shall be distributed throughout the state in order to provide schools located in rural, urban, and suburban areas with access to these services.

11001. The Chancellor of the California State University shall establish an advisory committee to assist in selecting proposals to be funded and developing criteria for project evaluation. The committee shall be composed of the following members:

(a) Two certificated secondary school teachers, including at least one junior high or intermediate school teacher, appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(b) Two certificated secondary school employees with responsibility for curriculum administration, appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(c) One director of a regional consortium participating in the California Student Opportunity Access Program established pursuant to Chapter 113 of the Statutes of 1978, appointed by the Student Aid Commission.

(d) Two representatives of the California Community Colleges, to be appointed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, at least one of whom shall be a faculty member.

(e) Two representatives of the California State University, to be appointed by the Chancellor of the California State University, at least one of whom shall be a faculty member.

(f) Two representatives of the University of California, appointed by the President of the University of California, at least one of whom shall be a faculty member.

(g) One representative, appointed by the Director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission.
Faculty appointments to the advisory committee shall be made by the appropriate appointing authority through consultation with the faculty senate.

11002. The advisory committee shall make recommendations regarding all of the following:

(a) Development of criteria for awarding grants pursuant to Section 11003.

(b) Development of criteria for determining the priority ranking of schools selected to receive assistance under the California Academic Partnership Program.

(c) Development of criteria for identifying projects which are ineffective.

(d) Development of options identifying additional resources and efforts which promote the objectives of the program.

(e) Development of a general policy for cooperative diagnostic testing of secondary students with assessment instruments commonly used by California post secondary educational institutions.

11003. (a) A school district together with a postsecondaryeducational institution or a consortium of postsecondary educational institutions may submit a joint application to the Chancellor of the California State University for a grant to fund a project intended to improve student performance in secondary schools. The advisory committee shall give consideration to the following, in addition to its own criteria for the recommendation of programs for funding:

(1) The inclusion of a comprehensive plan for curricular revision or enhancement and instructional change.

(2) The participation of post secondary campus faculty working as equal partners with secondary school teachers in efforts to improve the academic quality of college preparatory instruction.

(3) The provision of activities and services designed to enhance the ability of students to benefit from college preparatory curricula.

(4) The provision of in-service training designed to increase college aspirations of students from groups with low participation rates in post secondary institutions.

(5) The inclusion of procedures for the independent evaluation of the program budget.

(6) Plans for the participation of more than one secondary school.

(7) Plans for the inclusion of intermediate or junior high school sin the project.

(8) Plans for the continuation of the project after funding ceases.
(b) Upon receipt of an application submitted pursuant to subdivision (a), the Chancellor of the California State University may award a grant to the joint applicants for purposes of funding the proposed project. Each project which receives a grant pursuant to this subdivision shall provide matching funds from existing funds received from federal, state, local, or private sources or budget increases in those funds, with preference to projects which have the strongest demonstrated institutional commitment. Priority shall be given to projects which serve either of the following:

(1) Schools and school districts utilizing the provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 54700) of Chapter 9 of Part 29.

(2) Schools with low student participation in institutions opposite education or with a concentration of students from groups which are underrepresented in post secondary education,affording priority to those applicants in inverse order of their level of student participation in institutions of postseason authorized to award baccalaureate degrees.

(c) The Chancellor of the California State University, with the assistance of the advisory committee established under Section 11001,and with the advice of faculty from appropriate disciplines, shall establish a voluntary cooperative program for the academic assessment of secondary school students in the state. In developing this system, the chancellor shall take steps necessary to ensure that increased uses of assessment instruments assist in all of the following:

(1) Reducing the demand for remedial programs at the postsecondarylevel.

(2) Analyzing student readiness for college-level work.

(3) Identifying the academic needs of students for secondary school teachers and counselors.

(4) Encourage and give priority to schools identified in paragraph(2) of subdivision (b) of Section 11003 for the utilization of these instruments.

11005. Based upon evaluations conducted pursuant to former Section

11004, the California Postsecondary Education Commission may identify projects that are ineffective or not cost-effective for termination.Fuds made available as a result of that termination shall be reallocated for the awarding of new grants pursuant to Section 11003.

11006. The Trustees of the California State University shall adopt rules and regulations necessary for the effective implementation of this chapter.

11007. The provisions of this chapter shall become operative July 1, 1984.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2012