ERIC Number: ED116562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
Should Higher Education Have a Role in Higher Education Policy?
Saunders, Charles B., Jr.
Federal legislation and court decisions over the past two decades have exerted a pervasive influence on the whole fabric of higher education in America. Increasing restrictions have been placed on the qualities of freedom and diversity, which this nation has historically valued in its institutions of higher education. But there is also a heightened awareness of the enormous powers the people have entrusted to their government, and the potential and actual dangers of abuse of these powers. The persistent failure by the executive branch to consult the education community on matters which affect it, particularly in the development of regulations implementing Federal programs, is a cause of these problems and a reason for demanding broader participation in the decision making process. With such consultation, the college community would obtain a helpful understanding of the problems the regulations are intended to address and program officials would obtain an early warning of possible difficulties that might arise in administering the regulations. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities (Boone, North Carolina, November 1975)