ERIC Number: ED043282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Institutions in Transition. A Study of Change in Higher Education.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
This report presents the result of a comprehensive study of changes that have occurred in higher education over the last two decades. Part 1 presents a longitudinal analysis based on data in the US Office of Education directories. The data deal with: (1) type of institutional control; (2) level of degree offered; (3) type of program offered; (4) sexual composition of student body; (5) student enrollment; and (6) institutions added, dropped, or merged. Part 2 discusses the questionnaire to which 1230 institutions responded, its methodology, and the representativeness of the sample. The questionnaire was designed to answer the major question: to what degree do variables such as the above plus size of institution, institutional purpose, and geographic location, seem to be related to specific changes an institution has undergone? Samplewide trends in changes are discussed in terms of the student body, faculty, and administration, and changes are analyzed in terms of each variable. The report also presents a summary of changes by type of institution, and the results of the questionnaire sent to the institutional presidents in which they listed the most significant events that had taken place in their institutions' recent history. A summary of the academic preparation and mobility patterns of the presidents is included. The report concludes with a special analysis of student protest. (AF)
Descriptors: Activism, Administration, College Students, Colleges, Educational Change, Enrollment, Faculty, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Universities
Carnegie Commission, 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($6.00)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.