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This Web source provides access to digitized historical documents, images, and analysis related to the development of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, and subsequent reviews of this important watershed in the history of American higher education.

In addition to the collection of key reports that trace the development of the Master Plan from 1932 to the present, contextual annotations and analysis highlight the significance of documents and legislation related to higher education in California. This Web source is intended as a tool for scholars, policy makers, and legislators. Historical documents are provided in a searchable format.


2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the California Master Plan.
The MP@50 Project provides a forum for debate and analysis on the
future of California's once pioneering higher education system.



:: Major Features and a Brief Guide to the California Master Plan

:: MP Digital Archives — The 1960 Master Plan and Related Studies

:: Past and Current California Higher Education Legislation and Laws

:: Supplementary Resources and Analysis

Policy & Blog Links
The University of California
California State University
California Community Colleges
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
California Postsecondary Education Commission
Campaign for College Opportunity
Remaking the University - Blog
Keep California's Promise - UC Faculty Association
UC Berkeley Budget Crisis - Blog
California Student Sustainability Coalition
Track California Higher Education Bills - CPEC
University World News - For a Much Needed Global Perspective
Research Paper Series - Center for Studies in Higher Education UC Berkeley
California Watch - Higher Education
California Office of Legislative Analyst Master Plan Site

Related Publications
The California Idea and American Higher Education

Globalization's Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World

California in the Balance: Why Budgets Matter

After the Tax Revolt: California's Proposition 13 Turns Thirty

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