ERIC Number: ED367244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges and Universities for the 21st Century. A Report and Proposals for Continued Improvement in Virginia Higher Education.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This report presents a plan for improving higher education within Virginia focusing on controlling costs, improving educational quality, and increasing productivity. The report's three sections: (1) review the price higher education has paid in absorbing massive budgetary reductions and discuss Virginia's current standing among the states in various aspects of higher education; (2) discuss the objectives of the Commission on the University of the 21st Century, while recognizing the harsh reality of the current fiscal situation; and (3) offer proposals for financing higher education in 1992-94 and beyond, with specific objectives to be reached and suggestions for ways in which they can be funded. Specific discussions address the preparation of Virginia's institutions of higher education for the next century within the context of budgetary constraints and cover curriculum changes and new ways of teaching, organizational restructuring of colleges and universities, and the expansion of educational capacity. Also examined are the expected capital outlays in the 1990's, during which time it is suggested that, between the years 1992 and 1998, outlays of at least $1 billion are needed for educational and general space. The report concludes with an examination of the options for continued improvement and the establishment of a new relationship between the Commonwealth of Virginia and its colleges and universities. (GLR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Change Strategies, College Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Expenditures, Financial Problems, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Long Range Planning, State Colleges, State Universities, Technology, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Note: For related documents, see HE 027 210-214.