ERIC Number: ED202334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Governor's Agenda for Action in Higher Education.
Approaches to the difficulties facing higher education are considered, based on the viewpoint of the governor of Oklahoma. It is suggested that if scarce financial resources are used to maintain a broad-based liberal education, difficult choices will need to be made in other areas in order to preserve that priority. For example, it is too expensive for every higher education institution to offer every graduate program. In addition, it is necessary to move from using only quantitative measures for deciding what programs to continue to refund, and it is obviously inadvisable to produce two or three times as many teachers as can be absorbed into the system. It is suggested that faculty members of the colleges of education be utilized for inservice training in the elementary and other education systems. There is a need to adjust to a whole new student market, including part-time students. Greater communication between the higher education community and public officials is also required. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Financial Problems, General Education, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Liberal Arts, Retrenchment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Undergraduate Study
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: Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Tucson, AZ, December 1977).