ERIC Number: ED027848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Foundations and Higher Education: Innovation and Redirection.
Archie, William C.
Change and innovation are needed in every aspect of life, and education is no exception. Foundations have done a great deal over the last hundred years for higher education. In 1966-1967, as in other years the largest share of private support for public higher education came from foundation grants. Private philanthropy has also aided immeasurably in the creation of Negro higher education as well as higher education for women. However, it is the institutions and not the foundations that must come up with innovative ideas. Foundations are very interested in innovations, though many continue to support tired and weary projects. It is necessary for foundations and educators to get together to exchange ideas for the edification of both parties. Educational institutions through consortia or other means are increasingly trying to work cooperatively to provide a better education for an area region or state. It might be useful for the foundations to get together with a consortium, or consortia to benefit from the thinking of a wide group of educators who have been working together for some time. Though it is important to involve the students, it is essential to involve the faculty in real life situations. Foundations should insist that the programs they support are relevant to the needs of society, which means that they are relevant to the students. (AM)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Association for Higher Education's 24th National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, Ill., Mar 2-5, 1969.