ERIC Number: ED337114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
Crossroads: Montana Higher Education in the Nineties. Report of the Montana Education Commission for the Nineties and Beyond.
Montana Univ. System, Helena.; Montana Education Commission for the Nineties and Beyond.
This report to the governor of Montana details higher education recommendations for the 1990s. The document opens with a letter to Governor Stephens from the chairman of the Montana Education Commission for the Nineties and Beyond. An introduction details the establishment of and framework for the Commission. A background section lays out the social, economic and demographic trends facing Montana and the consequent projected enrollments and service levels for higher education. The main section of the document details the Commission's seven recommendations. With each recommendation is an indication of the agency or body responsible for effecting change and a projected timetable. Those recommendations are: (1) an educational system focused on expected results; (2) a more fully integrated educational system; (3) a changed policy on credit transfer; (4) the establishment of enrollment limits at certain institutions; (5) an expansion of research and public service programs; (6) unified management and funding of all state units of higher education; (7) funding from the state legislature at no less than the average of peer institutions. Also included is a concluding discussion and an appendix containing a list of Montana higher education institutions and selected responses to a poll of 401 Montanans on higher education issue. A separately-published condensed version of the full report is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Administrative Policy, College Desegregation, Credits, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Public Service, Public Support, Research Projects, Selective Admission, State Surveys, State Universities, Transfer Policy
Crossroads, Commissioner of Higher Education, 33 South Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ. System, Helena.; Montana Education Commission for the Nineties and Beyond.