ERIC Number: ED104245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating and Terminating Existing Instructional Programs: The Controversial Role of Statewide Coordinating/Governing Agencies.
Johnson, Elizabeth H.
Structures for governing and coordinating higher education are changing. However, the primary responsibility for education rests with the state. The coordinating agency, which occupies the middle-ground between the institutions and the political decision-makers, should have 5 minimum abilities: (1) to engage in continuous planning, both long-range and short; (2) to acquire information from all postsecondary institutions and agencies through the establishment of statewide management and data systems; (3) to review and approve new and existing programs, new campuses, and substantial state aid; (4) to review and make recommendations on all facets of both operating and capital budgets; (5) to administer grant programs and all state-administered federal grant and aid programs. Coordinating efforts would engage the faculties and administrators in their own best efforts to find ways to improve their offerings, management, and operations. If institutions choose to join the effort in working with coordinating boards, they will have taken an important step forward in regaining public confidence and support. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (30th, Chicago, Illinois, March 24, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original