Gov. Brown Promotes $100 Million Online Community College but Faculty Concerns Remain

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Gov. Brown Promotes $100 Million Online Community College but Faculty Concerns Remain


EdSource, Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)


By Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource

Gov.Jerry Brown has voiced strong support for a new online-only community college saying it wouldn’t detract from existing colleges, but it apparently failed to win over a key faculty critic.

“There are many concerns,” about the online community college, said Jonathan Lightman, executive director of the 11,000-member Faculty Association of California Community Colleges.

“There is interest in the faculty to try to reach out to students in the age demographic and beyond,” Lightman told EdSource. “Whether this is the right way to do it is a question.”

Lightman said the faculty organization prefers using some or all of the proposed money to fund online courses offered through an existing Online Education Initiative at the community college system.

Brown’s idea, which he proposes to fund with an initial $120 million in new money, is to create a new central online community college designed to bring workforce training to the estimated 2.5 million adults between the ages of 25 and 34 who have a high school diploma or some college experience but no college degree.

“Even with so many of our students attending college, there are still 2.5 million Californians between 25 and 34 who are in the work force but lack a post-secondary degree or certificate,” Brown said during his eighth and final State of the State address last week in Sacramento. “These men and women often go out of state and pay high tuition to for-profit institutions to improve their skills and employability. I want to create the California Online College so that these overlooked Californians can get the training they need, conveniently and at very low cost.”

Addressing critics, Brown added, “And this won’t compete with brick and mortar schools or the existing community colleges, or UC or CSU. This is for people out of the workforce, who have no other way. And we want to bring it right to their homes, so they can get ahead like everybody else.”

Voicing strong support for Brown’s proposal, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, in a statement, called the idea “a top priority for the governor and will focus on training toward sub-associate degree credentials through short-term certification courses tailored to working learners who need a flexible, high-quality and affordable learning option. This is a new, modern and necessary approach to make higher education more equitable.”

Oakley added, “With this online college, our 2.5 million stranded workers — aged 25-34 — no longer will be denied a chance for economic mobility simply because they cannot attend a traditional school.”

Brown’s proposal is in the early stages of the budget process. On February 1 the governor will release budget language that will detail his plans. …

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