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ERIC Number: ED247779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-92-3-102045-5
Higher Education in the United States.
Doucette, Donald S.
Issues concerning higher education in the United States are considered, with attention to historical developments; functions and objectives; types of institutions and degrees; internal and external organization; finance; admissions, access, and financial assistance; student and faculty characteristics; distance and recurrent education; international education; and future prospects. It is noted that the U.S. system of higher education engages in three main functions: teaching, research, and public service. Differences among research universities, doctoral-granting universities, and liberal arts colleges are identified, based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Topics discussed include the following: the dynamics of the internal governance of colleges, including the formal and functional authority relationships; the context within which the internal governance structure is embedded; the external control of institutions by individual boards of control and statewide coordinating agencies and governing boards; the role of the Federal Government in higher education; financial support by state governments of public higher education; federal financial aid for students, research, and facilities construction; and open, selective, and competitive admissions. Appendices include a list of U.S. higher education associations and data on: enrollments, degrees, school funds, student financial aid, student goals, and student majors. (SW)
European Centre for Higher Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 39 Stirbei Voda, Bucharest, Romania.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers: United States