ERIC Number: ED185957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-19
Reference Count: 0
A Perspective on the '80s: Agenda for Action for the Pennsylvania State University.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Plans for the 1980s for Pennsylvania State University are presented. Some of the forces for change--enrollment shifts, threats to faculty vitality, new student interests, and eroding financial resources--are considered. Three main themes of the university are quality, selectivity, and flexibility. The following areas are examined: the university's land-grant heritage; university missions in the areas of instruction, research, and public service; missions of the various campuses; and the need for new emphases in health-related programs, international programs, energy programs, and the role of technology. Enrollment prospects are considered for higher education in general, undergraduates, graduates and medical students, and nondegree credit enrollment at on-campus locations. Additional areas are also considered: professional development and vitality of faculty, affirmative action, academic personnel policies, academic leadership, faculty governance, and responsiveness to demands concerning instruction, research, and public service. Academic concerns and expectations of students, concerns for extracurricular activities, and the diverse student population are covered. Other topics concern expenditure policies for specific areas, internal reallocations, income policies, state appropriations, external contracts and grants, private gifts, student tuition, and capital budget planning. A summary of recommendations is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Planning, College Role, College Students, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Futures (of Society), Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Land Grant Universities, Personnel Policy, Position Papers, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
The Pennsylvania State University, 20l Old Main, University Park, PA 16802
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania State University
Note: Adopted by the Board of Trustees, January 19, 1980.