ERIC Number: ED246701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Massachusetts Higher Education in the Eighties: Proposals for Development. A White Paper. The Alden Seminars.
Pile, Wilson, Ed.
Two position papers on higher education in Massachusetts in the 1980s, which were prepared by the Alden Seminar for Higher Education, are presented. In addition, an overview of the Alden Seminar meeting (Boston, Massachusetts, October 1983), which examined proposals for a Higher Education Development Corporation, is included. In "Adjusting to the Eighties: A Proposal for Assisting Higher Education in New England," Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. and Michael S. McPherson propose that a new organization be formed that would provide analytical and planning assistance to higher education in the New England region. Operations of the organization are discussed, including governance, criteria for assisting institutions, types of assistance to institutions, sources of technical assistance, sources of finance, and the relation to public and private institutions. Comments by Jill K. Conway in support of a Development Corporation for Higher Education in Massachusetts are included. Dorothy N. Marshall and Franklin Patterson's position paper, "A Massachusetts Higher Education Development Corporation: A First Step," provides an overview of the proposed corporation. The corporation would assist higher education in Massachusetts to adapt to the changing circumstances of the next decade. Brief biographies of Alden Seminar participants are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Planning, Financial Support, Geographic Regions, Organizations (Groups), Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Technical Assistance
Alden Seminars, 100 Arlington Street, Room 321, Boston, MA 02116.
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: Massachusetts; New England