ERIC Number: ED180354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for the 1980 Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education. A Discussion Paper for Use at the 1979-80 Regents/Commissioner's Regional Conference.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
The 1980 Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education in New York State is discussed. The primary purpose of the plan is to recommend statewide policies that will help provide high-quality postsecondary education to all who wish to pursue it and can benefit from the opportunity. Three factors that will have a profound effect on higher education and state-level policy in New York are discussed: the economic and fiscal condition of the state, the size and composition of the population, and federal policy in higher education. It is suggested that the relative decline in New York's economic condition has serious implications for higher education. A decline in undergraduate enrollments is projected that will require adaptations of faculty, curricula, and procedures. The growth in federal aid to postsecondary education is noted and implications of this policy are also examined. Policy areas that are presented for discussion include: state aid and appropriations; student aid and student services for the traditional, adult, and underprepared student; degree programs; faculty; facilities; and research. Policy alternatives in each area for 1980 are suggested. (SF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary Services, College Faculty, Declining Enrollment, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Facilities, Feasibility Studies, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Research, Master Plans, Nontraditional Students, Policy Formation, State Aid, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid
Division of Research, The State Education Department, The University of the State of New York, Albany, NY 12234
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Identifiers: New York