ERIC Number: ED049675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Federal Policy for Higher Education.
Richardson, Elliot L.
The 1960's were a time of constantly growing federal support for higher education, a trend which has not continued into the 1970's. From a feeling that the university could do no wrong, there is now a sense of public disenchantment. The growth of university revenues has slowed, students are disinterested and even alienated, and there is a sense of crisis. Financial problems are increasing as enrollments continue to increase, and it appears that universities have lost their sense of mission. Reforms are needed and it is the responsibility of the Federal government and higher education jointly to resolve some of the problems. Foremost are the financial problems facing the universities. In coping with these problems the Federal government will be guided by at least 4 basic principles: (1) the responsibility to equalize opportunity for all Americans to receive a higher education; (2) Federal support for diversity in higher education; (3) Federal support for an enhancement of the independence of colleges and universities; and (4) the need to determine Federal support of higher education in the light of national needs for the skills that higher education produces. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Note: Address before the 84th Annual Convention of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, D.C., November 11, 1970