Contract Education Summary

Legislative and Advocacy Committee

In 1984, the California Legislature passed AB 3938 (Farr) which authorized a study of contractual education programs in the California Community colleges. The bill also authorized the creation of a task force charged with directing the study and recommending legislation. The Task Force had faculty representation from the Academic Senate (Pam Fisher and Erna Noble), CFT (Martin Hittelman and Robert Hancock), CTA (Donald Attore and Fred Horn), and FACCC (Les Birdsall) as well as from administration and business. Arthur Young & Company was hired as a consulting firm to collect and synthesize data regarding contractual education programs and presented a final report to the California Legislature and the Chancellor in June of 1986.