ERIC Number: ED200168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Master Planning for Postsecondary Education in Utah. A Report of the Continuing Education/Community Service Task Force...Master Plan for Lifelong Learning.
McCarrey, Leon R.; Prows, Richard S.
The current state of the availability of continuing education and lifelong learning in Utah was studied. A task force had been assigned by the Utah State Board of Regents to study the issues and to make recommendations updating Utah's 1969 Master Plan for Higher Education. The task force believed that while availability of such learning had improved significantly since 1968, more emphasis should presently be placed on the educational outreach of Utah institutions if student and public needs are to be met in the future. The committee drew up 52 recommendations designed to achieve a variety of goals for lifelong learning and community service in Utah. Among these goals: (1) every person in the state who has the desire to pursue further education should be encouraged to do so regardless of experience or social status; (2) flexibility and diversity in policies and programming should be fostered to meet changing student and social needs; (3) use of the special resources and faculty competencies of Utah colleges and universities should be encouraged in the solution of community problems; and (4) the most effective use of available resources in Utah should be promoted from public and private sources to receive the greatest possible return on public investment in education. Information is included in the task force report on participation and options in lifelong learning, equality of access, finance, data collection and information sharing, collaboration and resource sharing, and program development and planning. (Author/PJM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Continuing Education, Educational Supply, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Master Plans, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Statewide Planning, Student Educational Objectives
Utah State Board of Regents, 807 East South, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.