ERIC Number: ED248809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Instructional Programs at Missouri Public Four-Year Institutions, 1972-1982. Master Plan III Assessment. Project Report Number Five.
Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
As part of an evaluation of the Missouri master plan for higher education, changes affecting instructional programs in public four-year institutions in the state are reviewed for the period 1972-1982. Attention is directed to headcount enrollment and instructional programs, degrees conferred, new program development and degree productivity, and productivity measures. During the 10-year period, aggregate data show that total enrollments at all degree levels increased 14.3 percent, while total degrees awarded remained almost unchanged at 0.9 percent. Although graduate enrollments decreased, the proportion of part-time students in graduate programs at the University of Missouri system increased greatly. Public four-year institutions have been active in the development of new academic programs: between 1972 and 1982 the net number of new program additions at all levels increased 31.8 percent. At all public four-year institutions statewide, full-time instructional and research staff increased 2.4 percent. Five measures of productivity are addressed: instructional expenditures adjusted for inflation, full-time instructional/research staff, credit hours produced, credit hours per full-time instructional/research staff, and expenditures per credit hour. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Note: For related documents, see ED 241 083, HE 017 676-680.