ERIC Number: ED041572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Priorities and Perspectives: Planners Discuss Issues at St. Louis Conference.
Martin, Warren Bryan
Research Reporter, v5 n2 p5-7 1970
This article summarizes the reports of five researchers who spoke at a Seminar on Statewide Planning and Coordination for Higher Education. Robert Berdahl, Frank Bowen, Lanier Cox, Lewis Mayhew, and Ernest Palola presented research findings and their implications to representatives from 44 statwide agencies, legislators, other state and federal officials, and college and university administrators. Their major concern was how and for what ends statewide planning and coordination was to be accomplished. The growth and importance of statewide planning offices and of programs for statewide coordination were discussed and the assumptions and weaknesses of various contributing groups - institutional and extra-institutional - were examined. Criteria were set forth by which effective statewide planning could be measured and by which planning models could be designed to improve coordination. These included existence of: (1) a strong independent staff, experience in both academic and state government fields; (2) strong personnel on the board or committee that works with the staff; (3) strong academic advisory committees; and (4) a planning agency with authority to provide for comprehensive and long-range planning, to review programs, approve all new educational programs, eliminate existing programs, and to recommend capital construction priority lists. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
Note: Report of Seminar on Statewide Planning and Coordination for Higher Education, St. Louis, Mo., January 8-9, 1970