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ERIC Number: ED025230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 20
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An Examination and Analysis of the State of Michigan Plan for Higher Education.
Porter, John W.
Certain criteria, as illustrated in Michigan, are becoming generally accepted as the basis for junior college master planning; namely, (1) the junior college system must fit the state's over-all plan for higher education, (2) the college should be established through local initiative, according to geographical feasibility and willingness to share operating responsibility, (3) a single state agency should approve the establishment and provide a degree of coordination, (4) a local board of trustees should have operation and management control, (5) tuition should be kept at a minimum through assured state and local financing, (6) the college should meet educational, social, and economic needs, especially vocational-technical training, (7) it should reflect and enhance the institutional image of the community, and (8) it should actively assist students unable to meet prescribed standards of admission and completion. The study notes Michigan's particular problems (as well as certain general ones) and their relation to the rest of the state's higher education institutions. The questions causing most anxiety, but approaching solution, are: (1) settling on a districting plan, (2) providing a program of review to avoid duplication of facilities and services, (3) a state aid formula to support the founding of a college and to deal with emerging individual differences, and (4) creating a state policy of equal educational opportunity, especially in urban areas. The specific goals of the Michigan State Board of Education are appended. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan