ERIC Number: ED093380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State Systems Planning and the Potential Application of Cable Television in the Development of New Institutions.
Bechwith, Gerald C.
Proposed in the Michigan legislature is the establishment of a new institution to be known as Wolverine State College: an institution without a campus or principal location. The proposed legislation articulates three distinct state policy objectives: (1) Under the umbrella of a single institution, the development of a meaningful alternative for individuals pursuing their own educational objectives; (2) adult and continuing off-campus education which could be financed through a system of dual enrollments as well as other procedures; (3) the application of coordinated planning in off-campus education and the extension of off-campus services to new populations, thereby avoiding non-essential and possibly costly duplication of effort on the part of institutions statewide in their field. In addition, the concept of regional learning centers and the integration of the State Library is also embodied in this bill. Furthermore, cable television is central in two important ways. First, a multiple channel system with two-way capability could be employed to tie the proposed regional learning centers into a coherent statewide system. Second, the regional system can be expected to tie community cable systems operating on a commercial basis and thereby touch the homes of adults, for use as needed. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Commission on Higher Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan