ERIC Number: ED333848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Seventeen Authorities on U.S. Higher Education.
McDaniel, Olaf C.
One of a series of studies related to the Delphi research project: "Policy Instruments for Higher Education in the Western Europe of the Future", this paper presents interviews by a Dutch researcher with 15 authorities on U.S. higher education and the written contributions of two other experts: M. Peterson, E. Hines, M. Gade, G. Rhoades, A. McGuinness, F. Volkwein, E. Boyer, R. Geiger, T. Manning, P. Smith, T. Marchese, P. Hutchings, D. Bok, J. Folger, A. Tomlinson, C. Kerr, and E. El Khawas. Each of the interviews touches on some or all of the following topics: the present situation and expectations of the U.S. higher education system; specific characteristics of higher education in the U.S. in particular autonomy, multiplicity of funding sources, diversity, competition and accessibility; the federal government's role; the state government's role; methods for assessing teaching quality; accessibility of higher education; institutional behavior, in particular adaptability and responsiveness to new social demands; the role of faculty; the role of institutional mission statements; and the importance of public sector education. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Delphi Technique, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Political Influences, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Social Change
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Netherlands Ministry of Education and Sciences, The Hague.
Identifiers: United States
Note: For related documents, see HE 024 704-709.