ERIC Number: ED048836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Needs: Socio-Economic, Manpower, Regional; Report of Task Force I to the Connecticut Commission for Higher Education.
Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, Hartford.
The report of Task Force I deals with the needs for higher education in Connecticut arising out of current and projected socioeconomic conditions. The orientation of the Task Force was that some form of post-secondary education should be available to all students to the extent that they might benefit from such education, and that economic and geographic factors should not inhibit a student's entry into an institution of higher education. The recommendations reflect this orientation. Section I of the report discusses the problems facing higher education, particularly student unrest and the causes of student frustration. Section II deals with the socioeconomic factors that determine how current needs are being served and what new demands may develop during the next decade. The factors considered are: (1) population, including numbers, density, age, ethnic and racial characteristics, education and personal income; (2) economy, including projected manpower needs; and (3) accessibility to the state's institutions of higher education. Section III deals with enrollment trends in the different types of institutions of higher education, and Section IV discusses the 22 recommendations. The last section reviews the causes of student unrest and suggests appropriate responses. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, Hartford.