ERIC Number: ED202317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reconciling Statewide Priorities and Institutional Aspirations.
Millard, Richard M.
Relations between colleges/college governing boards and statewide coordinating boards, and alternatives to coordination, are considered. The history of statewide coordinating boards is briefly sketched, and it is suggested that current conditions and trends require both state and institutional responses. Among the issues are declining enrollments and the need to develop new student clienteles, the need for coordination with respect to continuing education and lifelong learning, financial problems in higher education and the need for relevant budgeting formulas, the demand by state government and the public for accountability, the need for effective information systems, effective ways to review academic programs and educational outcomes, and relationships between public and private higher education. It is suggested that institutional boards and executives, in cooperation with their faculties and with appropriate state agencies, need to develop clear statements of institutional goals and objectives in terms of educational functions and target audiences. Attention should also be directed to institutional and statewide assessment and effective program review. Some references are made to the situations in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Planning, College Role, Cooperative Planning, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Retrenchment, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
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: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Ohio; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Dearborn, MI, November 1977).