ERIC Number: ED027822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Governance Of Public Higher Education In California.
Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.
The report, prepared by the Academy for Educational Development as part of an extensive review of California's 1959 Master Plan for Higher Education, contains recommendations for the future governance of public higher education in California. Eight alternative systems of governance (including the present system) are examined in an attempt to select the one that would resolve most of the immediate problems facing higher education in the state. Fourteen criteria were formulated to serve as a framework within which the overall analysis was made, and as the basis for appraising the advantages and disadvantages of the 8 plans. The existing public higher education system consists of 3 independent public segments (universities, colleges, and junior colleges), coordinated by a statewide board with primarily advisory powers. The recommended system would have 2 independent public segments, one containing all public institutions granting baccalaureate and graduate degrees (colleges and universities), and another granting only associate degrees (junior colleges), coordinated by a statewide board. It is felt that this system would, among other things, simplify the financial structure and remove arbitrary barriers to development. The establishment of regional committees for furthering interinstitutional cooperation is also suggested, as well as advisory boards for keeping abreast of problems and needs of each 4-year campus. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.