ERIC Number: ED202496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-7
Reference Count: 0
Minnesota Area Vocational-Technical Institutes. A Policy Paper. Final Report.
Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
This six-chapter report presents the outcomes of a study conducted to consider future changes in the governance of Minnesota's Area Vocational-Technical Institutes (AVTI). Chapters I and II delineate the objectives of the study and outline nine proposed goals for postsecondary education in Minnesota. Chapter III then summarizes planning assumptions concerning anticipated trends in demography, educational demand, funding availability, and interinstitutional competition. Next, Chapter IV profiles the AVTI's in terms of enrollment trends and projections, mission within the state's system of higher education, curricular emphases, governance structure, service population, and state funding structures. Chapter IV also examines planning implications, stressing the need to stabilize enrollment and fiscal bases, eliminate the dual accountability of the AVTI's to both local school boards and the State Board of Education, and increase statewide coordination. Chapter V outlines alternatives for the future governance and role of the AVTI's and classifies these alternatives according to their anticipated contribution to the overall goals outlined in Chapter II. Finally, Chapter VI discusses the characteristics and probable positive and negative outcomes of two of the eleven alternatives; i.e., the creation of a separate governing board for the AVTI's and the merger of the AVTI's with other postsecondary institutions under a single board. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.