Student Centered Funding Formula Oversight Committee

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About the SCFF Oversight Committee

The Student Centered Funding Formula Oversight Committee (Oversight Committee) was established by budget legislation for the purpose of continuously evaluating and reviewing the implementation of the Student Centered Funding Formula (SCFF). The Oversight Committee consists of 12 members:

  • Four members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules with at least one of these members employed by a community college district in a classified position.

  • Four members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly with at least one of these members being a faculty member from a community college district.

  • Four members appointed by the Governor serving a four-year term with at least one being a community college administrator.

The Oversight Committee includes members from the northern and southern and urban and rural areas of the state. The membership should also reflect a diverse expertise in higher education, taking into consideration factors, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic background and professional experience, which may include experience working in, or serving, disadvantaged communities. The committee is charged with making recommendations on specific aspects of the SCFF.

Oversight Committee Priorities

The first priority of the Oversight Committee is to review and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on or before January 1, 2020, on the following elements and their inclusion in the supplemental allocation of the SCFF including a proposed implementation plan:

  • First-generation college students, including a timeline for data collection and incorporation into the funding formula by no later than the 2022–23 fiscal year.

  • The definition of a low-income student and whether to adjust the point system to better reflect low-income students in regions of the state with a high cost of living.

  • Incoming students’ level of academic proficiency, which may include, but is not limited to, measures such as performance on a nationally recognized high school assessment, high school coursework, high school grades or grade point average, or achievement of a high school diploma.

The second priority of the Oversight Committee is to review and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on or before June 30, 2021, on the following elements and their inclusion in the applicable allocation of the SCFF, including an implementation plan:

  • Noncredit instruction and instructional service agreements, and whether these should be incorporated as part of the base and supplemental allocations of the SCFF.

  • How district allocations could be adjusted if a recession were to occur.

Recommendations

Download the Committee's Recommendations on Priority Area One

2019-12-30 SCFF Priority One_Recommendations Report FINAL.pdf

Download the Committee's Recommendations on Adjustments to District Allocations in a Recession

2020-07-30 Adjustments to District Allocations in a Recession_FINAL.pdf