ERIC Number: ED127899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The States and Higher Education: A Proud Past and a Vital Future.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.
Interrelations between the states and higher education are examined, and a generally optimistic outlook is presented. Two major sections are given, one commentary, the other descriptive. The commentary has these major themes: (1) American higher education, with federal, state, and private funding, has been comparatively effective; (2) some surplus facilities exist as a result of the expansion of the 1960's, but the greater imbalance is in the deficiencies that remain; (3) the states will be in a better position to remedy their deficiencies than is commonly supposed, although their capacities vary greatly; and (4) problems ahead include maintaining dynamism without growth, avoiding parochialism, supporting the private sector while maintaining its independence, attaining accountability effectively, and balancing the public interest against the need for institutional autonomy. The roles of state, federal, and private support are discussed, along with surpluses, deficits, and special accomplishments. Diversity of patterns is also examined. (LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, State Aid, State Government, State Programs
Jossey-Bass, Publishers, 612 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94111
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.