ERIC Number: ED028716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for Cooperation Among National Organizations in Higher Education.
Mayhew, Lewis B.
There seems to be 3 distinct types of higher education organizations that operate in response to unique demands and imperatives: (1) institutionally based organizations such as those acting collectively through the American Council on Education, (2) those interested in the furtherance of separate disciplines, and cooperating through the American Council of Learned Societies, and (3) those that are individually based, each one concerned with the broad processes of education. The individually based organizations do not yet have an agency through which to bring their joint efforts together. These organizations should form a Washington based consortium or council, financed by yearly organizational and individual dues, to serve the interests of both the organizations and their individual members. In the beginning, the consortium could seek out and disseminate data from federal and state governments of relevance to higher education, assume some of the newsletter functions from member organizations, provide staff resources for those organizations that needed them, develop major research and data-gathering capacities, and convene in plenary sessions at least every 2 years. It could also develop cooperative projects, create an educational policies commission, and utilize the expertise of member groups. A list of other activities is included, with a focus on activities that would bring the organizations together for working toward major goals. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 24th National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 4, 1969