ERIC Number: ED023407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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The Status and Direction of Oklahoma Higher Education.
Coffelt, John J.
This report examines the need for long-range, state-level planning in higher education to accommodate rising enrollment, expanding knowledge, and the need for educated manpower. It describes the state's legal provisions and policies for establishing and operating junior and senior colleges and state universities (all directives subject to periodic review and revision). The "selective access" admissions policy should be continued, to encourage each student to seek his best educational environment. For example: (1) junior colleges should retain their open door policy, emphasizing vocational, technical, and adult education; (2) senior colleges should admit students who expect to complete at least a bachelor's degree, and, if stressing technical programs, can have slightly lower admission standards, and (3) universities should concentrate on upper-division, professional, and graduate programs and on research, and should gradually decrease the number of lower-division students by maintaining higher admission standards than the colleges. The report includes other details of the state system, both practical and philosophical, such as self-study projects, transfer policies, and funding. It concludes with a warning against the waste and conflict inevitable among a diversity of state agencies, and urges that the partnership between federal and state agencies be strengthened to prevent their working at cross-purposes. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma