ERIC Number: ED118016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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External Forces Affecting Higher Education. NACUBO Professional File. Vol. 7, No. 5.
Bailey, Stephen K.
Out of the many external forces that influence college campuses, there are four that have had (or are likely to have) a major impact on the fortunes of higher education. The ways in which college and university officials and friends react to these forces can make an enormous difference to the future of higher education. The forces are: (1) Federal Government mandates to conform to new social norms, i.e., affirmative action, elimination of age discrimination, occupational safety and health, minimum wage and fair labor standards, unemployment insurance, social security, health maintenance organizations, Employment Retirement Income Security Act provisions, wage and salary controls, environmental protection, privacy laws, etc.; (2) accountability; (3) the political economy, that is, inflation, unemployment, energy costs, and erratic investment dividends, and (4) impact of public disenchantment with colleges and universities. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Problems, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Public Opinion
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Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.