ERIC Number: ED107192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-24
State Regulation of External Degree Programs.
Granat, Richard S.
In general, there is little uniformity in the response of the states to the prolem of regulating the quality of accredited higher education. States' statutory schemes vary from absence of any mention of higher education to far-reaching legislation that assumes vast powers over higher education. The pattern that does emerge from an examination of state regulation schemes is that nonprofit, nonvocational, regionally accredited institutions of higher education are often free of any significant regulation. Innovative programs, including external degree programs, that cross state boundaries are almost never mentioned in statutes. As part of a nation-wide study, this document tries to determine through an analysis of state statutes and regulations the approaches that states are taking toward external degree programs. This document highlights the scope and limits of state power to regulate innovative education programs. It covers: state regulation of higher education; legal restraints on state regulation of external degree programs the "commerce clause"; and legal restraints on state regulations of external degree programs-due process of law. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Association for Higher Education's National Conference on Higher Education (Chicago, Ill., March 24, 1975)