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ERIC Number: ED025990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-1
Pages: 36
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Report of the Advisory Committee on Higher Education to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
A committee appointed to examine the state of communications between the federal government and institutions of higher education defined the federal role as no longer purely supportive but one of primary responsibility for the destiny of higher education. Because the government is uniquely able to provide overall strengthening to academic institutions on which it is dependent for services and training, and because state boundaries have little meaning for many aspects of higher education, a statement of national goals has become imperative. A nationally controlled system is, however, strongly opposed. A viable process through which educational administrators can formulate national policies is needed, for current patterns of federal support are inadequate and inconsistent. The committee recommended establishment of long range goals, such as equal access to higher education for all qualified students and the provision of adequate facilities and support, and long range policies concerning funding. A National Council on Higher Learning should be created and located in the Office of the Secretary of HEW to serve as a forum for discussion of major issues. The formal liaison between government and higher education, the Council should be composed of 15 members selected as outstanding experts in the field and not as association representatives. Further, the Federal Interagency Committee on Education should be strengthened sufficiently to coordinate all federal programs in education. (JS)
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Identifiers: National Council on Higher Learning