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ERIC Number: ED018005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-13
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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AN AGE OF ACADEMIC COOPERATION.
GOULD, SAMUEL B.
DRAWING UPON HIS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AS CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, WITH ITS 68 CAMPUSES AND 138,000 FULL-TIME STUDENTS, THE AUTHOR DEFINES THE MAJOR ISSUES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN A MULTICAMPUS UNIVERSITY SETTING. INCREASING INSTITUTIONAL SPECIALIZATION MEANS THAT COOPERATION AND COORDINATION WITHIN A GROUP OF GEOGRAPHICALLY RELATED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, PRIVATE AS WELL AS PUBLIC, ARE NECESSARY IF THE OBJECTIVES OF A TOP QUALITY COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF HIGHER EDUCATION ARE TO BE REALIZED. WITHIN A STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAVING A CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATION FOR ALL MEMBER INSTITUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS CAN MAKE THEIR GREATEST CONTRIBUTION BY BEING GRANTED THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE DEGREE OF LOCAL AUTONOMY TO DEVELOP THEIR ACADEMIC SPECIALITIES AND CAMPUS LIFE PROGRAMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CONCERNED. OPERATIONS THAT SHOULD BE LEFT PRIMARILY TO THE AUTONOMOUS DECISION OF INDIVIDUAL INSTITUTIONS INCLUDE EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS, CAMPUS ORGANIZATION, FACULTY RECRUITMENT, DETERMINATION OF CAMPUS OBJECTIVES, AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES PLANNING. PROBLEMS INCLUDE THE INCLINATION OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS TO ASCRIBE PROBLEMS TO CENTRAL OFFICE EDICTS RATHER THAN TO LOCAL ACTION OR INACTION, AND THE FAILURE OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO SUBORDINATES IN THEIR OWN ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE. THIS ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED TO THE ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (COLUMBUS, OHIO, NOVEMBER 13, 1967). (JK)
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Identifiers: COLUMBUS