ERIC Number: ED025215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Planning and Students: New Conceptions of the Campus.
Palola, Ernest G.
Statewide planning has been generally based on institutional expansion and capacity rather than educational quality and student needs. Institutional change has usually resulted from pressures for economy and efficiency by state planners. In a 2-year study of statewide planning in 4 states (California, New York, Illinois and Florida), the Center attempted to identify how decisions made outside of institutions affected their missions and roles. Florida is developing 2 state institutions based on the "senior institution" concept, one of which - through "villages" or residential colleges - also offers a tightly integrated living-learning arrangement for faculty and students. The State of Illinois has approved construction of 2 institutions based on a senior institution-commuter model. A new challenge for higher education is to develop new teaching-learning processes that would meet the growing demands of an increasingly diverse range of students. University faculty, administrators and students have not usually participated in the development of proposals which eventually alter the basic concepts and purposes of their institutions. Very few statewide plans, therefore, include approaches to more academic effectiveness. It is proposed that educators should, in the interest of future patterns of higher education, demand thorough analyses of state plans before they are implemented and more intensive evaluations once they are operational. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the College Entrance Examination Board, New York, N.Y., October 29, 1968.