ERIC Number: ED159956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-21
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Higher Education. Public Accountability to Higher Education.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
The conference program, a list of participating institutions and agencies, three manuscripts, and an outline of themes and speakers of past conferences are included in this report. The focus of the conference was public accountability to higher education. The following presentations were made: "The University and the Community: A Janus View," by Warren B. Armstrong; "Governmental Interference with College and University Autonomy," by Morton S. Baratz; and "Vulnerability in College Teaching," by Kaoru Yamamoto. The first address discusses what constitutes a liberal education in our present society and suggests that the university must be as responsive to the needs of society as possible but emphasizes that its central mission is academic. The second address discusses academic autonomy, cites specific acts of encroachment upon academic autonomy by government, and suggests approaches for dealing with the situation. The third address presents a way of conceptualizing the teaching process, which involves interactional variables occurring between the teacher and learner. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Role, College Students, Conference Reports, General Education, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Interaction Process Analysis, Liberal Arts, Student Teacher Relationship
Texas Tech University, College of Education, P.O. Box 4560, Lubbock, Texas 79409
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, San Antonio, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.