The Office of Higher Education Performance and
11Accountability exists for the purpose of advising the Governor,
12the Legislature, and other appropriate governmental officials and
13institutions of postsecondary education. The office has the
14following functions and responsibilities in its capacity as the
15statewide postsecondary education coordination and planning
16agency and adviser to the Legislature and the Governor:
17(a) It shall, through its use of information and its analytic
18capacity, inform the identification and periodic revision of state
19goals and priorities for higher education in a manner that is
20consistent with the goals outlined in Section 66010.91 and takes
21into consideration the metrics outlined in Sections
2292675. It shall, biennially, interpret and evaluate both statewide
23and institutional performance in relation to these goals and
25(b) It shall review and make recommendations, as necessary,
26regarding cross-segmental and interagency initiatives and
27programs in areas that may include, but are not necessarily limited
28to, efficiencies in instructional delivery, financial aid, transfer,
29and workforce coordination.
30(c) It shall advise the Legislature and the Governor regarding
31the need for, and the location of, new institutions and campuses
32of public higher education.
33(d) It shall review proposals by the public segments for new
34programs, the priorities that guide the public segments, and the
35degree of coordination between those segments and nearby public,
36independent, and private postsecondary
37and shall make recommendations regarding those proposals to
38the Legislature and the Governor.
39(e) (1) It shall act as a clearinghouse for postsecondary
40education information and as a primary source of information for
P6 1the Legislature, the Governor, and other agencies. It shall develop
2and maintain a comprehensive database that does all of the
4(A) Ensures comparability of data from diverse sources.
5(B) Supports longitudinal studies of individual students as they
6progress through the state’s postsecondary educational institutions
7through the use of a unique student identifier.
8(C) Maintains compatibility with California School Information
9Services and the student information systems developed and
maintained by the public segments of higher education, as
12(D) Provides Internet access to data, as appropriate, to the
13segments of higher education.
14(E) Provides each of the educational segments access to the
15data made available to the office for purposes of the database, in
16order to support, most efficiently and effectively, statewide,
17segmental, and individual campus educational research
19(2) The office, in implementing paragraph (1), shall comply
20with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
211974 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g) as it relates to the disclosure of
22personally identifiable information concerning students.
23(3) The office shall not make available any personally
24identifiable information received from a
25institution concerning students for any regulatory purpose unless
26the institution has authorized the office to provide that information
27on behalf of the institution.
28(4) The office shall, following consultation with, and receipt of
29a recommendation from, the advisory board, provide 30-day
30notification to the chairpersons of the appropriate policy and
31budget committees of the Legislature, to the Director of Finance,
32and to the Governor before making any significant changes to the
33student information contained in the database.
34(f) It shall review all proposals for changes in eligibility pools
35for admission to public institutions and segments of postsecondary
36education, and shall make recommendations regarding those
37proposals to the Legislature, the Governor, and institutions of
38postsecondary education. In carrying out this subdivision, the
periodically shall conduct a study of the percentages of
40California public high school graduates estimated to be eligible
P7 1for admission to the University of California and the California
3(g) It shall submit reports to the Legislature in compliance with
4Section 9795 of the Government Code.
5(h) It shall manage data systems and maintain programmatic,
6policy, and fiscal expertise to receive and aggregate information
7reported by the institutions of higher education in this state.