ERIC Number: ED039849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-2
Reference Count: 0
The Integrity and Credibility of Higher Education on the Part of Students, Faculty, and Administrators.
Steiger, William A.
Students are questioning the US system of higher education for many reasons: inadequate communication among all elements of the university, unresponsiveness to student demands, hypocrisy, lack of relevance to the world outside, and over-reaction to student protest. Efforts by administrators and faculty to meet some of the students' demands may account for the lessening of violence on campus. Responsibility for orderly progress does not lie with the students alone; Congress has to bear much of it. The federal government has assumed an important share of higher education costs, and many congressmen feel that some strings should be attached to this aid. Expenditures for higher education will be subject to increasing questioning in the years to come. Decisions will have to be made about the relative emphasis to be given to student aid and institutional aid, and whether, in the latter case, the formula grant approach or the categorical grant system should be used. Questions of raising tuition at state schools to approximate more closely the full costs of tuition and the distribution of state grants based on need must also be considered. The issue of higher education for all must be reconsidered, and the roles of community colleges and vocational education reexamined. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 25th national conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 2, 1970