ERIC Number: ED021524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Coordination and Development in Higher Education, Major Addresses at the Annual Conference of the Association for Higher Education (3rd, Seattle, December 2-3, 1966).
Washington Education Association, Seattle. Association for Higher Education.
Three major papers pertaining to the strengths and weaknesses of voluntary and more formal forms of institutional coordination (and other related issues) were presented to Washington's Association for Higher Education: (1) Warren Deem, in treating with the question of how the state's total higher education efforts might be more effectively coordinated in order to ensure the sound development of the state's educational resources, recommended (a) that planners should view their policy goals as "moving targets" rather than as some sort of stable condition, and (b) that an investigation should begin with a careful identification of the educational problems and needs for which more coordinated action is required. (2) Logan Wilson maintained that higher education has become too crucial to the general welfare for its development to be left entirely in local hands, and he therefore endorsed the trend toward statewide coordination. Observing that there has been a shift from voluntary to legislated coordination, he traced the historical development of state coordinating agencies. (3) Thomas B. Merson summarized the conference proceedings, cited conference gaps, and considered the question of whether a separate governing board for junior colleges in Washington should be created. Regarding the latter, he urged primarily that such a board not reduce local control and autonomy. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Education Association, Seattle. Association for Higher Education.