ERIC Number: ED032024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Historical Background, Current Status, and Future Plans of the Developing State Colleges and Universities. Final Report.
Harcleroad, Fred F.; And Others
The dynamic growth of the state colleges and universities (SCU) has resulted in critical problems regarding institutional identify and the functions and purposes of administration. This study was undertaken to determine the extent and kinds of changes which have taken place in developing SCUs in the past and to make projections for the near future. From 200 replies to a questionnaire survey of SCUs, data were acquired on: recent curricular developments and curricular plans through 1973; financial data including information on student costs and faculty-student ratios; state coordination plans and related problems; growth patterns, institutional size and changing patterns of organization; innovative instructional practices in use now and planned for the future. Information was also gathered from historical and statistical materials, reports from teacher certification sections of state departments of education, and site visits. The final report describes general characteristics of institutional changes during the past several decades, such as enrollment, purpose, degree programs, admissions policies, faculty staffing and salaries. Present and developing curricular programs, finance, and administrative organization are discussed, and profiles of 3 selected state universities are presented. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.