ERIC Number: ED187153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Needed: A New Federal Policy for Higher Education. Institute for Educational Leadership Policy Paper 6.
The economic state of higher education and the social and political forces that threaten it are examined. College attendance and employment patterns since the 1960's and projected trends for the 1980's are considered. Projections of a shift in employment patterns and a deteriorated market for college graduates are thought to indicate the need for new educational policies. Reasons for current dissatisfaction with the level of support for higher education, from the point of view of institutions, faculties, and students, and prospects for each group if the current level of support continues are discussed. It is suggested that the changing demographic conditions that affect enrollments are likely to force some institutions to close their doors, and to produce a major downturn in the fortunes of faculty members. The following approaches to student financing are considered: the laissez faire economists' approach, the Swedish model, and the eclectic model. Policy with respect to work-and-study opportunities, the lack of suitable jobs for Ph.D's, and the potential of research universities to conduct research is considered. Responses by Joseph N. Crowley and Michael D. Usdan are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Graduates, College Students, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Market, Models, Needs Assessment, Political Influences, Public Policy, Research Opportunities, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Welfare, Work Study Programs
Publications Coordinator, Institute for Educational Leadership, Suite 310, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.