ERIC Number: ED167029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a New Governance System for Higher Education in Montana. Final Report of the First Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Lawrence K. Pettit to the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education.
Montana Univ. System, Helena.
The changes and progress made under the new system of governance of the Montana university system are examined. The report compares progress made by the system in the five years preceeding the change of governance (1968-1973) with the progress made during the first five and one-half years of the new system (July, 1973 to December, 1978). Under the new centralized system, authority patterns had to be redefined: the authority of the Commission of Higher Education was established, and the constitutional independence of the Board of Regents was affirmed. Brief summaries and data are presented on the following areas: formulation and recodification of regents' policy, new leadership, academic programs, budget and financial support, students, faculty, physical facilities, fiscal management, collective bargaining, legal services, and public support. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrative Organization, Centralization, Educational Administration, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Multicampus Colleges, Organizational Change, Policy Formation, Power Structure, State Boards of Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data
Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education, Helena, Montana 59601
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ. System, Helena.