ERIC Number: ED081367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Some Comments on Higher Education Policy in Massachusetts.
Chase, Francis S.
State policy for higher education in Massachusetts as elsewhere renders certain courses of action attractive while placing obstacles to other courses of action by the legislature, government officials, coordinating and governing boards, and other agencies and persons engaged in or planning for higher education. Policy may take the form of legislative authorization, supported by appropriations, to establish new public institutions or programs. Policy is also made through decisions on matters such as admissions or degree requirements in public institutions. The effects of state policy are related not only to the constraints imposed and the options favored, but to the clarity of intent, the mechanism through which policy is interpreted and implemented, and the consistency of application. Following an overview, this report discusses: state educational policy ambiguities, postsecondary education needs, economic needs of society, higher education planning, planning alternatives, coordination provisions, and budgeting as an instrument of coordination. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts