ERIC Number: ED172711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Postsecondary Education Convening Authority to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Halperin, Samuel; Fischer, Kenneth C.
The final report of the Postsecondary Education Convening Authority, a project of George Washington University's Institute for Educational Leadership and a program supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, is presented. The objective of the project was to bring about informed public policy in postsecondary education by enabling policymakers at the state and federal levels to become better informed on important issues. During its four-year history, the project focused on four issues: the licensure/approval of postsecondary institutions by states; the respective roles and functions of the states, the Federal Government, and the nongovernmental accrediting agencies in the governance of postsecondary education; the impact of government policies on improvement efforts in postsecondary education; and the emerging federal and state role in lifelong learning. Project objectives were largely carried out through convenings and publications. The convening authority was also a sponsor of research, an issue development process, a mediator, a provider of a neutral forum, a catalyst, a networker, and an innovator in conference design. Activities involving each of these functions are described, and project outcomes are outlined. The project director's final thoughts, a chronology of major activities and publications, and commentaries on the project by others are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Conferences, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Publications, State Government
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.