ERIC Number: ED247869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
From Lean Times to Enrollment Declines: The Governor's Commission on the Future of Higher Education in Michigan. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Conditions in higher education in Michigan and the role of the Governor's Commission on the Future of Higher Education in Michigan are highlighted. The average college tuition rate in Michigan is the highest in the nation, and a critical maintenance and equipment problem exists. The Commission is composed of knowledgeable persons without vested interests in higher education; more than half are graduates of Michigan colleges and universities. The Commission will seek input from every segment of the educational community in the following key areas: students, faculty, trustees, legislators, administrators, labor specialists, and corporate and philanthropic leaders. In beginning its study, the Commission reviewed previous reports that had been completed in the state during 1958-1980. Five basic concerns framed the current report: improving the quality of higher education, increasing the accessibility and affordability of higher education, maintaining diversity and reducing unnecessary duplication, defining the role of colleges in promoting the state's economic revitalization, and defining and supporting the roles of different types of institutions. Areas of assessment include: instruction, research, access, school-business cooperation and economic development, and financial support for higher education. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting; Blue Ribbon Commissions; Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).