ERIC Number: ED030368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Challenge for Excellence: A Blueprint for Progress in Higher Education.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
The Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System was established to coordinate higher education in the state and to eliminate existing duplication in programs. This blueprint was developed by the Board to make room for increasing numbers of college students and to provide a rising level of educational quality by the most effective methods possible. The Board proposes that the higher education system of Texas be divided into 3 interrelated groups: a community junior college division, a division of senior colleges with program expansion possibilities through first-level graduate offerings, and a division of universities with program jurisdiction over graduate work at the doctoral level and post-baccalaureate professional education. Community junior colleges would provide 2 years of college training or a technical-occupational skill for all who wish to continue their education or improve their economic status. The 7 detailed recommendations presented for the senior colleges are based on projected enrollment increases up to 1980 and on the maintenance of quality education through careful program planning. Doubling of the current medical and dental school enrollments is suggested, to produce the manpower required for alleviating the state's critical shortage of physicians and dentists. Projected financial needs may approximate $404,200,000 annually for educational programs and $401,400,000 for facilities by 1975. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.