ERIC Number: ED042870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Unitary State System of Higher Education: A Staff Paper, Institute for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This paper emphasizes that all types of post-high school educational resources must be utilized if higher educational opportunity for all citizens is to be realized, and that a movement in the direction of coordinated planning (for the maximum utilization of institutional resources) under a "unitary system" concept is a complex procedure which recognizes historic institutional strengths and goals and a wide spectrum of educational needs. A unitary system of higher education will use teaching, research, and service resources to the highest possible degree in the provision of student opportunity. A unified system provides a maximum access to post secondary programs to all, without racial discrimination in admission, staffing, institutional support, and all other facets of operating a higher education enterprise. A unitary system will be characterized by: a planning process which provides for majority and minority group opinion and expression; cooperative planning among institutions within the context of the needs of all the people in a state; maximum use of all available and projected higher educational facilities; extensive use of faculty across institutional lines; dilineation of institutional roles based on the unique characteristics of each; and, due consideration of the location and proximity to each other of the institutions in determining role and scope responsibilities. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.