Cal State Document
Assembly Bill 491 (Arnett, 1977) directs the Commission to: (1) report on the scope of current inmate and ex-offender postsecondary education programs in California, (2) assess the need to expand existing programs or initiate new ones, and (3) develop a plan for possible expansion or initiation of programs. The legislation provided that the Commission could contract with an external organization or individual to conduct the study. The Commission chose to exercise that option and solicited contract proposals from various organizations. After reviewing the five proposals received, a staff evaluation committee selected the one submitted by the Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI) of Los Angeles. The completed ETI report, Inmate and Ex-Offender Postsecondary Education Programs in California, was presented as an information item to the Policy Evaluation Committee at its September 16, 1979, meeting.
Evaluation and Training Institute and California Postsecondary Education Commission, "Inmate and Ex-Offender Postsecondary Education Programs in California: An Assessment and Evaluation" (1979). California Agencies. Paper 41.