ERIC Number: ED226630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Massachusetts Higher Education in the Eighties: Manpower and the Economy. A White Paper. The Alden Seminars.
Pile, Wilson, Ed.
A position paper concerning the role of colleges and universities in corporate education, which was prepared for the Alden Seminar on Higher Education, is presented. In addition, a brief overview is presented of the April 1982 Alden Seminar meeting, which examined the current situation of higher education, particularly in regard to higher education in Massachusetts. In "The Interdependence of Employment and Education," Ernest A. Lynton considers the following areas: the importance of human capital, the rise of corporate education and training, the need for more academic involvement in corporate education, the need for change in colleges and universities as well as in employee training, the need for continuous manpower planning in view of uncertainties of the future, the implications of demographic changes, the need to broaden employee education to include liberal arts; and educational and policy issues that need to be addressed by higher education and business. Two projects to enhance business-education cooperation are also described: a brokerage mechanism for the Boston metropolitan area and an educational telecommunications network. Information is presented on seminar participants. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Position Papers, School Business Relationship, Staff Development
University of Massachusetts, Center for Studies in Policy and the Public Interest, The Library, Harbor Campus, Boston, MA 02125.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alden (George I.) Trust, Worcester, MA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Center for Studies in Policy and Public Interest.; Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts.
Note: For related documents, see HE 015 604-605.