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The Intersegmental Coordinating Committee (ICC) is the programmatic arm of the California Education Round Table. Composed of staff, faculty, and student representatives from all sectors of education, the ICC has responsibility for fostering collaboration within California's educational community at all levels through conducting activities and supporting strategies that link the public schools, community colleges, and baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities. Among the issues being addressed currently by the ICC are:
  • Academic preparation to enhance the educational pipeline beginning in the middle school;

  • Nexus between the public schools and higher education, especially related to the implementation of Common Core State Standards;

  • Long-range enrollment planning

  • Community college transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions;


There are three subcommittees and task groups which ICC oversees to carry out Round Table priorities. Below is a description for each of the three committees. To view a list of current committee members, click on an ICC committee name of your choice:

In addition to these specific projects, this Committee is situated to be a communications hub for discussions about policy issues of mutual interest to the educational sectors in the state.

Intersegmental Budget Process Committee
The Intersegmental Budget Process Committee seeks to identify and prepare, when appropriate, budget proposals that require collaboration to achieve stated goals and objectives for consideration by the Governor and Legislature. These proposals often emerge from recommendations from the substantive ICC committees and reflect issues that are significant to two or more educational sectors. This Committee recommends projects or activities to the Round Table for their support and, when that support is forthcoming, develops these ideas into proposals that are submitted through the state administrative process for inclusion in the State Budget. Among the proposals that have been developed by this Committee are californiacolleges.edu, the Academic Improvement and Achievement Act, and the K-6 Academic Tutoring Program. Additionally, this Committee identifies and discusses issues of great interest to the educational sectors whether or not a budget proposal is forthcoming in the near future.

Middle Grades Initiative Committee
The Middle Grades Initiative Committee has two mutually supportive goals of:

  • preparing all students to pursue multiple options after high school; and,

  • reducing the achievement gap among groups of students by initiating specific activities that are geared toward African-American, Latino, and low-income students with which the educational system has been least successful.


This Committee’s activities are divided into four clusters:

  • Resources for Students and Their Families

  • Professional Development Opportunities for Educators and Academic Preparation Program Staff

  • School Practices that Access a Rigorous and Relevant Program of Study

  • A Public Policy and Programmatic Climate that Supports and Acknowledges the Critical Role of Middle Grades.


Additionally, this Middle Schools Initiative Committee has offered recommendations on options and alternatives for consideration by the chief executive officers of the public higher education systems in the state who have expressed an interest in expanding its communication and connection to middle schools. Among the recommendations offered were:

Potential Expansion Efforts


  • Print and distribute College: Making It Happen guides to every seventh and eighth grader in the state (currently, approximately 165,000 guides are printed and distributed annually);

  • Revise the College: Making It Happen guide to make it electronically interactive; and,

  • Print and distribute Futures to every sixth and seventh grader in the state (currently, Futures is distributed to every eighth grader in the state).


Potential New Efforts
  • Conduct a statewide campaign through various modalities that presents an omnipresent and omnipotent message about preparation for college.

  • Conduct a statewide campaign through various modalities that presents an omnipresent and omnipotent message about preparation for college.

  • After surveying middle school educators, prepare printed and on-line materials that specifically address the issue of College Affordability in California that can be revised annually in order to respond to the decreasing number of counselors at schools and the increasing complexity of financing a college education.

  • In the ICC’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, College Awareness Curriculum was integrated into the teaching of project-based learning modules around Algebra to enhance the relevance of the mathematical concepts that students were learning. This focus on the relevance of the concepts that are being learned could be developed for integration into English/Language Arts courses.

  • Concomitant with Number 3 above, develop College Awareness Curriculum that can be integrated into classroom instruction in multiple disciplines. Incorporated into this initiative is the need to train teachers and counselors to be knowledgeable about preparation for college that would include the development of easy-to-use resources and curricular lessons; and,

  • Support every middle school in the state to establish Californiacolleges.edu accounts for each student in the state in order to strengthen the college planning process.


Transfer Days/College Nights
Transfer Days/College Nights (TD/CN) Committee is comprised of campus and systemwide representatives from California high schools, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, California Community Colleges, California State and University, University of California.

The TD/CN subcommittee is guided by two highly valued principles:

  • informing as many California students, parents, and counselors as possible about the availability of the entire array of public and independent colleges and universities in California that are degree-granting, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and are not-for-profit institutions; and,

  • providing access to higher educational opportunities for all students.

The TD/CN Committee has the following responsibilities:
  • Coordinates the annual statewide schedule of college information programs hosted by California high schools, community colleges, and local education agencies;

  • Assists California college and university outreach, admissions, and recruitment staff to plan their travel schedules; and,

  • Establishes guidelines for hosting and participating in high quality college information programs hosted by California high schools, community colleges, and local education agencies.



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