ERIC Number: ED100214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
[Description of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.]
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The Education Amendments Act of 1972 authorized the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to improve postsecondary educational opportunities by providing assistance to educational institutions and agencies for a broad range of reforms and innovations. To implement this authority, the Secretary established the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The Fund is a governmental, grant-making organization with four distinguishing characteristics: (1) It is comprehensive in scope, covering the entire range of postsecondary education. (2) It is responsive, seeking to yield to external initiative the task of conceiving and developing proposals for basic research. (3) It is risk-taking. The Fund entertains proposals for new and unproven ideas as well as proven ones. The basic purpose of the Fund is to help fulfill national postsecondary educational opportunities. In fulfilling this purpose, the Fund pursues two general goals: diversity and cost-effectiveness. These are achieved primarily through postsecondary education. Many associations, organizations, and agencies are necessary to the realization of these goals. The Fund thus encourages proposals from the entire range of higher and postsecondary educational institutions. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.