ERIC Number: ED083896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Model State Legislation. Report of the Task Force on Model State Legislation for Approval of Postsecondary Educational Institutions and Authorization to Grant Degrees.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) established a task force to consider the possibility of developing model state legislation for guidance and assistance on how to deal with practices in postsecondary education that could be considered questionable, unethical, or fraudulent in the granting of degrees. As in the past, variety and diversity continue to contribute to the vitality of postsecondary education. Its general availability to virtually all Americans also steadily increases, and this should continue. However, while vitality and availability flourish, there is the danger that questionable practices may exploit the manner in which postsecondary education is offered and conducted. Since the legal responsibility for authorizing the existence and continuation of postsecondary educational institutions, programs, and courses of study rests fundamentally with the states, it follows that a logical step for controlling questionable practices in degree authorization would be the enactment of statutes of amendments of existing state laws for this purpose on certain guidelines or models. This report includes such model legislation, and a list of members of the task force that wrote the legislation. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Legislation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Statewide Planning
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.