ERIC Number: ED113986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Dynamics of Higher Education. Old Assumptions and New Uncertainties in the Planning Process.
Doi, James I.
NACUBO Professional File, v4 n6 Jul 1973
In past decades the planning process in higher education was based on certainties and assumptions about the source of funds, enrollments and enrollment distribution, levels of expenditures, and faculty. Today, none of these certainties remain. The uncertainties of today involve declining enrollments after 1980, society's capacity to effectively use the many college graduates projected between now and 1980, the future of private institutions, and even some recently established state and community colleges, and society's willingness to finance higher education. These uncertainties are examined in respect to their implications for the financing of higher education. The declining birth rate and the uncertain job market for college graduates have created a new demography and enrollment projections reflect this. This includes the shift in enrollment from private to public institutions. The ultimate victim of this uncertainty may be the diversity that has been the hallmark of the American higher education system in the past. (JMF)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Employment Projections, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Planning
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.