ERIC Number: ED327123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The NEA 1991 Almanac of Higher Education.
Robbins, Rebecca L., Ed.
Reports and statistical data summarizing the major trends and events of 1990 with regard to higher education are presented in four main sections, each with a number of subsections. The topics covered in section 7, "The Academy: A Statistical Profile," are as follows: enrollments expected to reach new peak in 1991; enrollments trend line still upward; California, New York still lead nation; recent ethnic trends vary; bachelor's degrees in social sciences lead way in 1988-89; education remains fastest-growing field for master's degrees; only slight gains in doctoral degrees registered in 1987-88; the third consecutive decline in first professional degrees was reported; faculty salary rate of increase up slightly: faculty salary bargaining differential over $6,000; more part-time faculty and students at community colleges; 1989 patterns repeated in 1990 for Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Testing scores; no change in endowments; state higher education appropriations down only in Massachusetts; and federal higher education appropriations show a nominal increase. Section 2, "Review of the Year," covers the following: campus trends, 1990 highlights; a higher education chronology, 1989-90; higher education legislation, 1989-90; Supreme Court decisions, 1989-90; and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team competition winners. This section also contains a selected bibliography of higher education books. Section 3, "Resources and References," covers forthcoming academic meetings in 1991, higher education journals, and reference aids, and fellowship sources for higher education faculty. In the final section, "National Education Association (NEA) and Higher Education," subtopics considered are: higher education reform, NEA policy statements and higher education reform, NEA Advisory statement; NEA resolutions, legislative program; NEA statement on community college governance; minority mentoring; a common university economic/social policy, the Standing Committee on Higher Education; NEA membership and benefits; and NEA higher education journal; the National Council for Higher Education; and NEA higher education bargaining units). (GLR)
Descriptors: Athletics, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Degrees (Academic), Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Scores, Standardized Tests, State Aid, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.