ERIC Number: ED202331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Postsecondary Agencies and Their Relationship to the Executive and Legislative Branches.
Katz, Bennett D.
The structure of higher education in Maine and the relationship between postsecondary education leaders and legislators are considered. Maine's state system has a single governing board and a chancellor. It is suggested that the jobs of the chancellor and college presidents do not involve duplication. A postsecondary education commission was recently created in Maine to promote interinstitutional communication, which was also addressed through the medium of a 1202 commission. It is suggested that there is a need for: cooperative planning between colleges in close geographical proximity in relation to program offerings and services; long-range planning; information relevant to the specific issue being addressed; and mutual confidence between political and postsecondary education leaders. It is proposed that the best way to avoid conflict between institutions is to have a voluntary system of cooperation and that the best way to avoid program duplication is for colleges to voluntarily negotiate. (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: Maine; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (St. Petersburg, FL, January 1976).