ERIC Number: ED161326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State Postsecondary Education Institutional Authorization and Oversight. A National Report and Inservice Education Program. Summary and Synthesis of the Conference.
Manning, Thurston E.
Highlights are presented on a seminar on state postsecondary education institutional authorization and oversight that was attended by 139 persons representing 38 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The central focus was the state role in authorizing institutions to operate and the oversight of such institutions as related to protection of educational consumers, eligibility for state and federal funds, and minimum integrity and quality control to avoid fraud and abuse. The relationship of state oversight activities to the federal government and to voluntary accrediting agencies was also examined. A report on State Oversight in Postsecondary Education by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) was discussed at the seminar. Recommendations of the AIR report and from the discussion groups are included. Appendices include comments from the work sessions, questions that were the basis for discussions, and the conference agenda. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Organization, Conference Reports, Consumer Protection, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, State Aid, State Colleges, State Government, State Universities
Inservice Education Program, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 300, Denver, Colorado80295
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.