ERIC Number: ED245638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Planning for a Statewide System of Public Higher Education: Fifty Years of Trial, Error, and Eventual Success in Georgia.
Fifty years of planning in the Georgia statewide system of public higher education is reviewed. Based on planning completed by survey experts in 1933 and a 1940 re-study of conditions in the university system, recurrent themes were identified including the following: the geographic distribution of institutions and programs, the role of general education, and the preparation of public school teachers. A 1949 report that addressed these recurrent themes as well as institutional functions, postwar adjustments, and future financing, is discussed. Attention is also directed to: planning as ad hoc problem solving, a study of the state's need for nurses and other paramedical personnel, statewide planning in the 1960s, the Governor's Commission to Improve Education, the Regents Study of Community Colleges, a study of the appropriate role of each institution within the university system and the appropriate scope of its activities, the Governor's Committee on Postsecondary Education, the Second Governor's Committee, studies to assess progress being made toward state-level goals and objectives in postsecondary education, a study committee on finance, and the Regents Needs Assessment Study. Seven maps of state jurisdictions showing types of colleges within each geographic area are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Planning, College Role, Educational History, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Planning Commissions, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, Candler Hall, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the University of Georgia-College of Education's Meet-the Scholar Series (Athens, GA, February 24, 1984).