AB 233

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Public postsecondary education: University of California: admissions.


Existing law establishes the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California, and the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University, as the 2 segments of public postsecondary education in the state generally authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. The Donahoe Higher Education Act sets forth the missions and functions of the segments of postsecondary education in this state. Provisions of the act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the regents act, by appropriate resolution, to make those provisions applicable. A provision of the act expresses the intent of the Legislature that, in determining the standards and criteria for undergraduate and graduate admissions to the University of California and the California State University, the governing bodies of the segments develop processes that, among other things, strive to be fair and are easily understandable. This bill would urgently request the regents to require the Office of the President of the University of California to establish specified systemwide protocols for admission processes by April 15, 2022, to be effective in the university's admission cycle beginning August 1, 2022. These protocols would include a requirement that staff involved in making or informing admissions decisions report all attempts to influence admissions decisions, regardless of source, to their supervisors or to the director of undergraduate admissions. These protocols would also generally require the development and implementation of systemwide standards and procedures to promote an equitable admissions process for the campuses of the university. The bill would also urgently request the regents to require the Office of President of the University of California to submit an annual report to specified committees of the Legislature on prescribed topics related to the university's admission process, commencing on or before July 1, 2023, and on or before July 1 annually thereafter.

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Jan 28, 2021


Referred to Com. on HIGHER ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HIGHER ED.

Jan 13, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee February 12.

Jan 12, 2021


Read first time. To print.

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