ERIC Number: ED365276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations of the Committee to Study Underserved Areas: Enhancing Educational Opportunities. Item #6.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This document presents recommendations of the Illinois Committee to Study Underserved Areas concerning areas of the state in need of additional educational services. The document urges the Illinois' Board of Higher Education to adopt the Committee's recommendations as the Board's official policy. In summary, the Committee proposes the establishment of regional consortia as a means of promoting enhanced cooperation among colleges and universities and as a vehicle for avoiding duplication of efforts while improving program quality and cost effectiveness. The Committee also recommends the development of a statewide telecommunications-based instructional delivery system. It is believed that by capitalizing upon telecommunications technology, higher education can expand services even though new resources for supporting off-campus programs will be severely limited. Implementation of this policy requires a capital investment that would be spread over several years. This investment can be made through the reallocation of grants under the Higher Education Act. These grants will be used on a matching basis to support the establishment of local and regional telecommunications networks that can be efficiently interconnected on a statewide basis. These recommendations would replace existing Master Plan policies relating to interinstitutional cooperation and off-campus programs. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For related documents, see HE 027 068-070.