ERIC Number: ED086054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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One Dupont Circle: National Influence Center for Higher Education?
Bender, Louis W.; Simmons, Howard L.
The National Center for Higher Education, located at One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., has been perceived by many as a focus of power and influence for higher education. At the same time, expectations of members of the organizations have evolved because of such a power image. Thus, a dilemma may unfold whereby members expect output from their national organizations that cannot be delivered. The importance of a more accurate perspective of the nature and scope of responsibilities of the national organizations can benefit both the organizations and their memberships. This study deals with the fact that no one center can be the single influence or source for education. Higher education is too diverse, too competitive, and too large to be represented in any central manner. An initial requirement is for a correct perception of the role of national organizations as part of a total enterprise. With a correct perception, constituencies can lead to positive influence on given issues or causes. It is to that objective that this study has been directed. This document provides a look at the organizations at the National Center, their internal workings, and how they are viewed by others. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Group Structure, Higher Education, National Organizations, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations
College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida ($2.50).
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.