ERIC Number: ED022429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Predictions for Higher Education in the 1970s.
For the American Council on Education's 51st meeting, the theme "The Future Academic Community" was chosen. The opinions and ratings of five groups of educational leaders were sought on the probability and desirability of a set of hypothetical events, conditions, or developments in 1968-78. The groups whose responses were solicited included institutional members of the American Council on Education, other members of the Council (mostly associations and organizations), members of governing boards, and faculty and student leaders. The 35 events were selected to reflect concern with such issues as the nature and distribution of the student population, federal and other financial support, curriculum and instruction, graduate output and its distribution, modes of internal governance, the general structure of higher education, and socioeconomic factors. Although there was low response from trustees and student leaders, the data provide a basis for discussion of the issues and future alternatives in higher education. in higher education. (JS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Federal Aid, Governance, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Prediction, Professors, Socioeconomic Influences, Students, Trustees
American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at 51st Annual Meeting of American Council on Education, 1968; to be published in THE FUTURE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY, John Caffrey, ed.