ERIC Number: ED145751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Role of the State in Planning and Coordination of Autonomous Institutions of Higher Education.
Johnston, Thomas E.
The development of external planning for colleges and universities as a function of state government is continuing to evolve. It is an area in which the role and responsibilities of the state and of the institutions are frequently matters of contention. Several reasons have been given for this state interest: the growth of state government, the increasing complexity of higher education, and more widespread interest in college and university education. Centralization of control of public higher education has increased from twelve states in 1932 to all states at present. The state role can be traced from the normal school movement in the 1830's and 1840's, through the Morrill Land Grant Act and the G.I. bill to the present development of state coordinating boards. The significance of the statewide coordinating board is that it represents a structure that can address the issues of postsecondary education while reasonably accommodating the historical role of public higher education and providing state government with sufficient assurance of accountability. A list of references is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.