ERIC Number: ED098896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperation: The Whole is More Than the Sum of Its Parts. Planning for Higher Education; Vol. 3, No. 5:1/5.
Kramer, Lawrence F.
The long-term planning concerns of colleges and universities have been shifting in recent years. Emphasis is increasingly being placed on the exploitation of all higher education resources through regional or state coordination, and on the adjustment of services to the changing educational and vocational needs of society. The Ninth Annual Conference of The Society for College and University Planning, held in Denver July 14-17, 1974 examined the causes and results of these new developments. The report on the conference explores the implications of the new priorities in higher education. Emphasis is placed on the new realities of the 1970's and 1980's including declining enrollments, assumptions of the steady state, political implications, and finances. The emergence of statewide planning is discussed in relation to the 1202 commissions, statewide data and research, statewide coordination of academic programs, and interstate reciprocity. In reviewing the alternative of consortia, the Auraria Consortium is described, along with models of dividing up the curriculum, private participation and the future of consortia. Finally, implications for the world of higher education are discussed in relation to the students, faculty and staff, government, educational institutions, and institutional planners. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Coll. and Univ. Planning, New York, NY.