ERIC Number: ED393331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Preparing for the 21st Century.
Association of Univ. Teachers, London (England).
This report examines the state of higher education in the United Kingdom and calls for increased funding of higher education to meet the demands of the 21st century. It focuses on the demand for graduates in the labor market, the changing student profile (in regard to age, gender, social class), the demand for student places, funding, salaries, conditions of employment, research funding, the employment of part-time staff, and quality. The report maintains that the higher education system must continue to expand to support demand; that there should be an additional 200,000 undergraduate places added by 2010; that recurrent spending per student should be returned to and maintained at 5,000 pounds per year; and that the primary call on increased funding should be the restoration of higher education professional salaries. It also calls for increased research funding; pay parity for part-time staff; and for quality assurance measures to be funded from outside of institutional general expenditures. Four appendixes provide data on applicants and admissions to higher education, salary scales, and funding levels (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advocacy, College Faculty, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Association of University Teachers, United House, 9 Pembridge Road, London W11 3JY, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Univ. Teachers, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom