ERIC Number: ED187209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Re-Emergence of State Postsecondary and Higher Education Goals. ASHE Annual Meeting 1980 Paper.
Morgan, David M.
The need for goals in postsecondary and higher education is discussed. It is suggested that the development of statewide goals can serve as a means of making postsecondary education accountable to the public without resort to increased control and regulation. The process being used in Georgia to develop statewide goals for postsecondary education, and problems that have been encountered, are considered. During the past two decades several efforts were made to develop goals at national and regional levels. Because the bulk of the control and funding of postsecondary education is at the state level, it is at that level that goals can have their greatest impact. It is claimed that the emphasis on goal setting has not led to clear definition of purposes, processes, and results of higher and postsecondary education. In Georgia a step-by-step process has been followed that began with the development of goals and objectives, has moved to the identification of indicators, and will continue on to assessment, recommendations, and public reporting. Details of the process are presented. A list of states and the status of their goal development activities is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1980; Georgia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 4-5, 1980).