ERIC Number: ED202309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Case Study: California.
Information about higher education in California is presented with suggestions for Florida. Cooperation between the public and private sectors in California exists in many forms, including the support or opposition of legislation. For instance, private university presidents have publicly criticized as inadequate budget recommendations for state universities made by California's two most recent governors, and a public university president has opposed any legislation that threatened to control the educational operations of private colleges. Steps that might promote harmony between the independent and state-supported sectors in Florida include: less talk about segmental interests and more talk about student interests; not talking about saving the private sector but adopting a policy that allows good colleges to succeed and poor ones to fail; correcting the myth that any funds going to students in private institutions come out of the funds of state-supported universities; dispelling the idea that a college must have a low tuition charge in order to provide access; reexamining the goals of higher education in Florida in light of new conditions and circumstances; and allowing the private sector to participate in statewide decision-making. Recommendations based on a study of private colleges and universities by the California Postsecondary Commission include (1) continuance of existing state policy to assist students with financial need who desire to attend a private institution, and (2) coordination of state policy with changes in federal student assistance programs. It is also suggested that a healthy private sector is necessary for the achievement of important California goals, which are listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers: California; Florida; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Orlando, FL, November 1978).