ERIC Number: ED213334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Challenges Ahead: A Planning Agenda for California Postsecondary Education, 1982-1987.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
California's goals for postsecondary education and major environmental factors that influence the attainment of these goals are reviewed. Goals stated by the California Postsecondary Education Commission are to provide access for residents to participate in the type of undergraduate education for which they are qualified, without restrictions due to their background; to provide institutions and programs that provide excellent instruction, research, and public service; and to manage finances and programs in a manner that will facilitate access and promote excellence. Attention is directed to major problems likely to confront California's colleges and universities over the next five years including economic factors (such as state funding), demographic influences (such as the decline in the college-age population) or sociopolitical concerns. External environmental forces affecting postsecondary education in the state include: an aging population, a majority of minorities, and increasing energy costs. Internal environmental factors include enrollment-derived funding formulas, tenure, and collective bargaining. Nine priorities for 1982-86 are as follows: improved planning and program review, improving student preparation and skills, protecting the integrity of degrees and other credentials, improving access for underrepresented groups, controlling financial barriers to access and choice, conserving the resources of independent education, ethical recruitment and student choice, financial support and management practices, and selective review of master plan provisions. Commission reports relevant to planning for 1982-87 are summarized and an annotated bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Accountability, College Administration, College Planning, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Statewide Planning, Undergraduate Study
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: For related document see HE 014 799.