ERIC Number: ED135319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Opening of Admissions: The Case of the State University of Agape System.
Scott, Robert A.
The system of higher education in Agape (a fictitious name for a real place) is the result of a board of regents decision to consolidate eight campuses (two four-year and six community colleges) and to develop a coordinated program that would simplify admissions and make higher education available to all of its citizens. At the time of consolidation into a single system, a unique, computer-assisted, admissions planning, counseling, and processing was established. A set of 13 philosophical and administrative guidelines was used in developing the system. Special problems arose in the process of implementing it: autonomy, racial issues, and lack of experience were significant among them. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrative Problems, Boards of Education, College Admission, College Applicants, Colleges, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Supply, Higher Education, Information Networks, Institutional Administration, Institutional Autonomy, Racial Relations, School Registration, Systems Development, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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