ERIC Number: ED238321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Anatomy of Institutional Development for Higher Education Institutions Serving Students from Low-Income Backgrounds. Executive Summary.
Davis, Junius A.; And Others
A study of the dynamics of institutional development for colleges and universities serving low-income students is summarized. Specific study objectives were as follows: to determine the general factors associated with the direction of development (growth, stability, stagnation or decline) for institutions receiving substantial support from Title III of the Higher Education Act; to identify developmental activities that seem to be serving their function well, in terms both of federal intent and institutional needs and purpose; to ascertain the types of impacts and consequences that these activities might have on institutional condition; and to identify the factors associated with positive impact and consequences. Twenty publicly-controlled and 32 privately-controlled institutions were selected randomly from those with prime Title III grants effective in the 1981-1982 academic year. This sample included 27 traditionally black and 24 nonblack institutions, and 10 two-year and 41 four-year institutions. Each institution was asked to nominate up to 12 development activities that had made a positive difference with activities to be drawn from each of three areas: fiscal, administrative, and educational and support program improvement. Findings at the institutional level and at the activity level are summarized. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Black Colleges, College Administration, College Programs, Developing Institutions, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Institutional Evaluation, Low Income Groups, Private Colleges, Program Effectiveness, State Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Studies.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title III
Note: For related documents, see HE 016 848-850.