ERIC Number: ED060794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Area Vocational-Technical Schools and Other Institutions of Higher Education in Minnesota.
Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Commission, St. Paul.
The 1969 Minnesota State Legislature requested that the Higher Education Coordinating Commission make an inquiry into the relationship between area vocational-technical schools and other institutions of higher education in Minnesota. This report presents recommendations based on a study that included background information about 27 area vocational-technical schools, 17 state junior colleges, the state colleges, the University of Minnesota, and selected private institutions in the state. The 6 recommendations of the Committee are: (1) occupational programs should continue to be offered by all types of postsecondary institutions; (2) proposals for establishing new, public, postsecondary institutions of all types should be reviewed by the Commission, which, in turn, should recommend legislative authorization for all proposed institutions receiving favorable review; (3) expanded cooperation between higher education institutions and area vocational-technical schools located in the same or neighboring communities should continue to be encouraged; (4) the program review function of the Commission should be strengthened and should continue to include considerations of new and existing vocational and occupational education programs; (5) the Commission should review and make recommendations annually to the State Board for Vocational Education as related to postsecondary education; and (6) legislation should be enacted providing authorization for any area vocational-technical school to become a state institution upon petition and recommendation. The underlying rationale for these proposals is explained in depth. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Commission, St. Paul.