ERIC Number: ED161364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Federal Intervention on Higher Education. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Stein, Ronald H.
The issue of federal intervention facing institutions of higher education is addressed and quantitative and qualitative impacts of recent federal legislation and regulations on higher education are measured. Precepts posited in defense of federal intervention are articulated, including: financial contributions, social injustice, moral responsibility, and student unrest. The general costs of complying with federal laws and regulations are also considered, including the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1976; the Copyright law of 1976; Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Steps recently undertaken to reduce these costs are examined and additional solutions are offered. A prognosis is offered for what higher education can look forward to from the Federal government and what role it can play to protect its interest. (Author/JMD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Copyrights, Costs, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Medical Schools
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Copyright Law of 1976; Health Professions Educational Assistance Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)