ERIC Number: ED165624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and Government: Mutual Expectations and Responsibilities. Regional Spotlight: News of Higher Education in the South. Summer 1978.
Views on the partnership of government and higher education and experiences with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) are presented by the former governor of Florida and former chairman of SREB. SREB has encouraged long-range statewide planning and has brought together legislators, governors, educators, and other public leaders seeking and finding directions for the future of colleges and universities. In the early sixties SREB encouraged that the region assess its needs and objectives by national standards of quality and opportunity, and not by sectional benchmarks; following this advice may have been the most important single factor in the region's educational progress. In 1976 SREB identified the critical concerns demanding regional attention in the future. In the South, where there is not the enormous private endowment support of some other regions, the alliance of higher education and government has been important. The following issues are addressed: expanding educational opportunities at the college level, the mutual responsibilities of government and higher education in solving societal problems, academic freedom, competencies of college graduates, public school competency testing, educational finance, counterproductive controversies involving trends toward larger government and increasing checks and balances, and faculty collective bargaining. A list of nine priorities for postsecondary education in the South, issued by SREB in 1976, is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collective Bargaining, Cooperative Planning, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Organizations (Groups), Policy Formation, Regional Cooperation, Statewide Planning
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.