ERIC Number: ED159976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-23
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Planning for Higher Education. Background and Application.
Pfnister, Allan O.
Written to bring together some of the more significant writing about developments in higher education during the past decade, to organize the wide range of commentaries and studies, and to show the administrator, faculty member, and informed layman what the current status of American higher education appears to be, this book emphasizes trends in the development of higher education. Focus is on five problems of the mid-1970s. First, the leveling off of college enrollments in the late 1970s and prospects for the 1980s and 1990s are examined. Next, attention is directed to the contemporary college student. The apparent calm on campus now, the unrest of the 1960s, and continuities with that decade are discussed. The third area of concern is university governance, which appears to be in a state of crisis. Administrators and faculty are experiencing new pressures, new types of organizational structures are being tried or proposed; tenure is openly debated; and collective bargaining seems to be a permanent part of college life. Fourth, innovations in curriculum, experiments of the past, and changes for the future are studied. Last, some questions about financial matters are addressed: Are there new forms for fiscal policy, new sources of income, new ways to reduce expenditures to cope with financial stringency? Each discussion provides background information and concludes with advice and suggested applications. (JMD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Activism, Administrative Change, Collective Bargaining, College Governing Councils, Curriculum Development, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Financial Problems, Governance, Higher Education, Income, Student Characteristics, Tenure, Trustees
Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80301 ($18.50)
Publication Type: Books
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