ERIC Number: ED382118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Accomplishments & Challenges: A Review of Significant Accomplishments and an Overview of Major Challenges.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
This report responds to a 1987 task force study which urged Oklahoma to develop a superior system of higher education through implementing 97 recommendations in 5 major areas. This report notes that, without reform funding or major legislation, higher education in Oklahoma has completed or made major progress on three-fourths of the 77 recommendations for which it was responsible. The first section lists specific achievements implemented for each of the following five areas: (1) leadership (e.g., annual strategic planning sessions among governing boards); (2) quality (better students, better programs, and better faculty); (3) efficiency (such as increased numbers of programs offered jointly by colleges and vocational-technical schools); (4) budget reform (development of a long-range, peer-comparison budget system for allocating new funds); and (5) governance (a study of existing governance patterns and recommendations for change). The second section identifies major challenges for the future in the areas of access, mission, economic development, the value of higher education, telecommunications, and funding. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.