ERIC Number: ED226632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Massachusetts Higher Education in the Eighties: Access and Finance. A White Paper. The Alden Seminars.
Pile, Wilson, Ed.
Two position papers for the Alden Seminar on Higher Education and an overview of the January 1982 Alden Seminar meeting are presented. The Alden Seminars, which are attended by officers of business and industry and colleges and universities in Massachusetts, provide a forum for the discussion of the current situation in higher education, with particular reference to Massachusetts. Seminar topics included: quality in higher education; access to higher education for nontraditional students, particularly Blacks and Hispanics; and information needs on Massachusetts higher education conditions. In "All But a Privileged Few: The Emerging Financial Aid Crisis," John J. Maguire considers problems in enrollments, quality, and the availability of student financial aid. He cites the case of Boston College and discusses a pricing and financial aid strategy and the role of the State of Massachusetts. In "Equality and the Finance of Higher Education: A 'Possibilist' Perspective," Michael S. McPherson examines the idea of promoting social equity through the finance of higher education. Attention is also directed to sources of discontent with the welfare state, specifically the pursuit of equity through governmental action and its implications for higher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Position Papers, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, State Government, Student Financial Aid
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.
Identifiers: Boston College MA; Massachusetts
Note: For related documents, see HE 015 603-604.