ERIC Number: ED046351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
The Idea of the University of the State of New York.
Nyquist, Ewald B.
The University of the State of New York is unique in the Union and the oldest continuous State educational administrative agency in America. It is a university without walls, it has no employed faculty and no matriculated students; yet all students and all faculty in New York State are integral parts of it. There are many advantages and some shortcomings to the New York pattern, which include, on the one hand, the authority lodged in the Board of Regents to plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate all of the educational resources under its aegis; and on the other, the failure to utilize the full potential of the System. The University has 3 goals: (1) to enlarge educational opportunity for all the people in the State; (2) to provide the best possible quality in education; and (3) to do all this with efficiency and economy. To accomplish these goals a more flexible, open and diversified system of post-secondary education will have to be created, techniques will have to be developed to award undergraduate degrees to those with the knowledge and ability equivalent to those degrees but without the formal education, and the System will have to become more humanistic and less depersonalized. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: State University of New York
Note: Inaugural Address at the 93rd Convocation of the University of the State of New York, September 15, 1970