ERIC Number: ED112816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Respective Roles of Federal Government, State Governments, and Private Accrediting Agencies in the Governance of Postsecondary Education.
Kaplin, William A.
The current and future status of the education triad is examined with particular reference to determining eligibility for federal funds. The existing system of postsecondary governance is discussed, followed by a study of the legal constraints on the functions of and interrelationships among the triad elements. The status quo regarding postsecondary educational governance is concluded to be unacceptable. Immediate goals for the triad are shown to be: increased understanding of each element's capabilities; sharper emphasis on each element's strong points; cleaner definition of each function; and better division, of power among triad elements must be maintained if the triad concept is to succeed in the long run. Educational consumer protection is one of the primary issues whose solution requires an intelligible division of function among triad elements. All three elements of the triad will need to participate in eligibility determinations, with balance of power stimulated through increased attention to the legal considerations. (LBH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Higher Education, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Revenue Sharing, State Standards
COPA, One Dupont Circle, Suite 760, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.