Posted by Dave Thewlis on July 19, 2005 at 05:00:34 from 126.96.36.199 user dthewlis.
In Reply to: Re: New TARS Library area on site posted by Pam Adams on July 18, 2005 at 18:25:41:
Going for some current information, I asked a friend in the administration at CSU Fresno. Here is part of his reply:
In this context the word that is most often used is "segments" as opposed to "tiers". The use of the word "tiers" is thought by some to imply a hierarchy of greater and lesser institutions. By contrast, the word "segments" is intended to convey that the different institutions provide different, but equally valuable, functions.
The principles underlying the establishment of the three major segments of public higher education in California were most clearly stated in the "Master Plan for Higher Education in California". Aspects of the master plan were formalized by the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960.
For a good summary of this information, please see:
I'd also note that this summary does not encompass work currently underway in the legislature, and in negotiations between the UC and CSU, to grant the CSU the right in grant doctorate degrees in education independently. For details of this topic, please see:
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