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ERIC Number: ED116549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 20
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The Bases for State Support of Independent Higher Education.
Jonsen, Richard W.
The history of governmental support for private higher education is a long one, and current pressures have led to calls for more support at both the state and federal level. Those calls have not been fruitless. Thirty-nine states now have some program of direct or indirect support for private colleges and universities. In many cases, programs seem to have been developed in response to specific needs, and once established with their own power base and natural lobby, continually increased. The ad hoc nature of much state support strongly suggests that it has been built in the absence of an adequately conceived and carefully analyzed policy base. It is important to think systematically about the relationship of state policy and private higher education. Issues involved are policy objectives for all institutions of higher education, whether or not the survival, quality, functions, purposes or outcomes of these institutions of higher education are a matter of state concern; the establishment of consistent outcome indicators; inducements for change; and policy alternatives. (Author/KE)
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