ERIC Number: ED364181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Doing So Well; Feeling So Bad. Issues in Higher Education, Number 26.
This speech examines the paradoxical issue of why, while higher education is making great strides and contributions, it is also in great peril, particularly concerning resource allocation and the more effective utilization of those resources. Included as evidence of higher education's contributions are greater access, greater outcomes in terms of graduate monetary gains, greater student satisfaction, a world dominance in research, and better contributions to the balance of trade. Despite these contributions, it is revealed that higher education, as mirrored in California, has problems. These problems include shrinking resources and budget cutting; productivity stagnation; more competition for state funding, such as for health care; shrinking numbers of faculty; and a deterioration in administrative leadership. It is argued that higher education needs to make greater efforts in addressing these issues directly to their state legislatures and to develop cooperative attitudes to problem solving. Specific areas needing to be addressed are teaching loads, the year-round utilization of facilities, curtailing administrative costs, using faculty more efficiently and economically in teaching duties, and eliminating duplication of campus programs. (GLR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Faculty, Educational Facilities, Faculty Workload, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Leadership, Productivity, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, Teacher Shortage, Teaching Load
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Speech delivered at a Meeting of the Southern Regional Education Board (Boca Raton, FL, June 1993).