ERIC Number: ED184420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Government and Higher Education: A Summary of 21 Institutional Self-Studies.
Spero, Irene K.
A summary of 21 institutional self-studies concerning government and higher education considers the following areas: equal employment, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination; student affairs (student assistance and the Buckley Amendment); research; and safety and health. Brief excerpts from the institutional reports are presented on these issue areas. There seems to be almost universal agreement that federal laws and regulations dealing with nondiscrimination in terms of both sex and minorities, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action have had more of an impact at the campus level than other types of regulations. The positive aspects of federal student assistance programs are readily acknowledged, but the procedures that direct these funds to the campus come under attack. The Buckley Amendment concerns protection of students against damaging misinformation being placed and retained in their files. While federal support of academic research is a major force in an institution's research capability, federal funding practices are said to discourage the establishment of long-range research plans. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which attempts to standardize and enforce safety and health practices, applies to colleges and universities. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Affirmative Action, Compliance (Legal), Educational Assessment, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Facilities, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Personnel Policy, Privacy, Research Projects, Safety, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A