ERIC Number: ED039829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Coordination, Planning, and Governance of Higher Education in Colorado.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education was created in 1965 to help provide a unified and long-range view of higher education in the state and help devise a structure of higher education that would be responsive to a changing educational system, social needs and pressures. This report, which reviews the history and functions of the Commission, deals primarily with the goals and principles for a higher education organization and a discussion of the major alternatives. The goals and principles include: (1) relevancy to a diverse population; (2) diversity and specialization of institutions of higher education; (3) need for a lay governing board assisted by professional staff; (4) need for more than one lay board to cover the various components of higher education; (5) dedication of the head of each institution to that institution; and (6) provision of an overall view of educational goals and needs and of an overall assessment of performance. The structural alternatives are: a single governing board for higher education; a governing board for each institution within a structure of coordination; and governing boards for major sectors, within a structure of coordination. The alternatives are weighed and recommendations made for governing boards for each of the major sectors. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.