ERIC Number: ED187219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education: Beacon or Mirror. Proceedings of the Annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education (40th, University of Calgary, September 21-21, 1978).
Friesen, John W., Ed.; Carson, Robert B., Ed.
The proceedings include conference welcomes by Leon R. McCarrey and Peter J. Krueger, six papers, a list of conference participants, and proceedings of previous meetings. "Higher Education: Beacon or Mirror," by Keith Goldhammer, traces the history of higher education and its purposes, calling for renewed efforts to increase its quality and scope by redefining mission, retraining personnel, broadening activities, and strengthening accountability. "Cast One Vote for the Beacon," by Ernest R. Rowe, encourages the development of institutional mission statements. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," by Walter H. Worth, discusses student writing problems and suggests conscious reform efforts. In "Higher Education: Barriers for the Beacon and Mirror Factors," John Eddy stresses the need for educational equity, access, and humanistic education. "Higher Education: Beacon or Mirror--A Response from the Public Education Sector," by R. J. Leskiw, places responsibility for basic and applied research on the university and expresses the need to elevate the profession of teaching. In "Institutional Renewal: A Planning Mechanism for the 1980's," Abram G. Konrad suggests a formulation of administrative principles within each institution as a means of assuring successful renewal efforts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Administration, College Instruction, College Role, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Research, Teaching (Occupation), Writing Skills
Oregon State University Press, 101 Waldo Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Higher Education.
Identifiers: Institutional Renewal; Mission Statements