ERIC Number: ED040669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-3
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Possible Solutions for Financial Crises of the Public Sector of Higher Education.
Heywood, Stanley J.
The financial problems in higher education are manifested by (1) growing competition for state money by other educational and non-educational institutions; (2) the disparity within states and among states in the quality and availability of higher education; (3) relatively low salaries for administrators and faculty; (4) inadequacy of physical facilities; and (5) the general lack of funds for research, financial aid, public service functions, and counselors. This crisis will probably be met by (1) increased state allocations; (2) increased tuition; (3) deferment of student costs until he is out of school; (4) specialized federal assistance both to the institutions and the students. There is general agreement on the following points: (1) students will have to have more money to go to college; (2) institutions are going to have to have more money; (3) it is in the national interest to maintain financially and educationally viable private colleges and universities; and (4) students should have as free a choice as possible with respect to their choice of college. It will be necessary to establish a system of federally subsidized support for higher education. This could mean a Civilian Bill for Higher Education which entitles all college attendees who qualify a fixed amount of money for each month in college. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 25th National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 3, 1970