ERIC Number: ED132961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Public Policy and Higher Education. Topical Paper Number 4.
Corson, John J.
A significant problem of higher education today is public skepticism. If the educational leadership will stimulate political leaders to cope constructively with six central problems, the remaining years of the 1970's could be an "age of wisdom." The problems are: (1) the need for the assurance of greater resources in coming years; (2) the need for assistance to private institutions so that they may maintain or increase their share of total enrollment; (3) that the institutions themselves must prove they are capable of effective management of their considerable resources; (4) that higher education can no longer justify its existence with claims of the greater social mobility of college graduates; (5) that career-long education can no longer be sold simply as leisure-time activity; and (6) the oppressive regulation of individual institutions. Much higher education decision-making is left-handed. The campaign ahead must be waged to reclaim public confidence and gain understanding and respect among federal and state officials. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Credibility, Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Improvement, Institutional Administration, Private Colleges, Problems, Public Officials, Public Opinion, Public Support, State Officials
Higher Education Program, College of Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.