ERIC Number: ED180344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Discussion of Issues and Guides for Conducting Postsecondary Educational Planning in Alaska.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Issues related to the compilation of a comprehensive statewide plan for postsecondary education in Alaska are addressed. The following areas are examined: planning, coordination, and evaluation; academic program planning and review; student entrance and passage through the Alaska system of postsecondary education; financial support, allocation, and efficiency; facilities planning; and proposed statewide procedure in preparing the Alaska Masterplan for Postsecondary Education. Among the considerations under planning, coordination and evaluation are data collection and management, computerized data and information systems, accountability, external review, and the role of the Alaska Commission of Postsecondary Education. Academic program planning and review considerations include the systems concept, program delivery, program review, review indicators, manpower requirements and projections, maintenance of quality, and consumer protection and disclosure requirements. Additional areas include: equal opportunity, state student financial aid, resource allocation methods, public and private sharing of facilities, and facilities utilization. Appendices include: academic review procedures and criteria; recommendations regarding institutional authorization for consumer protection; a proposal for an educational information network in Alaska; proposed community college funding formula; and facilities inventory and utilization standards and measures. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, College Planning, Community Colleges, Coordination, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Facility Utilization Research, Financial Support, Higher Education, Information Systems, Master Plans, Postsecondary Education, Resource Allocation, Shared Services, State Aid, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Pouch F, Juneau, AK 99811
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.