ERIC Number: ED365244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education Study. Final Report and Recommendations.
This document presents data and recommendations on graduate education in Washington State, and outlines institutional plans for achieving a graduate enrollment goal that allows the state to reach the 70th percentile nationwide by 2010. The report is divided into seven sections that address the following questions: (1) What is graduate education? (2) What principles should guide the development of graduate education? (3) What graduate programs does the state need? (4) What should be the state's plan for expansion of graduate enrollments? (5) How should the needs of Spokane be met? and (6) What financial policies will be needed to encourage graduate enrollment growth and maintain program quality? The following specific topics are addressed: the state's economic development needs; questions surrounding educational quality, access, and diversity; levels of graduate enrollments needed by the state and the 4- and 2-year institutional projects to meet these needs; and tuition policy, waivers, and financial aid. Summaries and recommendations follow each section. Appendices list members of the Graduate Education Advisory Committee, present the Graduate Enrollment Plan of the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the state's plan for graduate enrollments listed by institution and by field. (Contains 27 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Enrollment Projections, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Program Development, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Tuition
Dr. Katrina Meyer, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, Mail Stop GV-11, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.