ERIC Number: ED192671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Planning for the Eighties.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A review of issues in California postsecondary education in the 1980's begins with an overview: what postsecondary education is, who it serves, how it is funded, state priority goals, and identifying important policy questions in the near future. The coming environment for postsecondary education is analyzed according to population trends, college participation rates, costs of energy, the overall economy, and public opinion of education. A section on California's students looks at student needs and goals, and postsecondary education's obligations to them. Statistical tables present considerable data in this and the preceding section. Faculty issues are discussed: collective bargaining, faculty affirmative action, part-time faculty, and faculty mobility, development, and retirement. Statewide planning is viewed both at the state and segmental levels. Essential elements in the planning process are outlined, including the following: strong executive leadership and commitment, examination of underlying assumptions, definition of the mission and goals of the institution or system, inclusion of a participatory process, and inclusion of an effective program review. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Planning, College Role, College Students, Educational Economics, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Occupational Mobility, Part Time Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Public Opinion, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Teacher Retirement
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.