ERIC Number: ED180282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Boards for Higher Education: A Governor's View.
Bowen, Otis R.
Otis R. Bowen, Governor of Indiana, presents his view of the role of statewide boards of higher education. After reviewing suggestions proposed by an earlier speaker, Bowen focuses on four areas deemed important for statewide boards. The first area is scope; it is suggested that a review of existing programs be made to assess the viability of the degree programs. Other considerations in this area are responsiveness to the needs of the population and decision-making regarding the closing of schools. A second area discussed is balance within institutions--the need to provide stable leadership. Retaining vitality is the third area addressed. The importance of maintaining the distinctiveness and quality of institutions and the vitality of faculty are emphasized. The style of the boards is the final area considered. It is suggested that the boards deliberate in the open; that they examine closely the incentives they create for institutions, students, and faculty; and that the boards steer clear of politics. (PHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented to the Education Commission of the States (Santa Fe, NM, July 31, 1979)