ERIC Number: ED184449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in Nebraska: A Report Prepared for the Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education.
Trani, Eugene P.
A brief description of the state of Nebraska introduces a detailed discussion of its system of higher education. The institutions are described: the state university, four state colleges, and technical community colleges in six districts. The history of postsecondary coordination in the state is outlined, with reference to the early lack of a single coordinating agency, legislative control of the system, the 1976 formation of a coordinating board, and the 1978 law providing role and mission statements for each postsecondary education segment. There is some discussion of conflicts between state agencies and institutions, arising from this uncommon governance system. Policy toward state aid to students and to the private sector is examined, and it is found that traditional and constitutional barriers have inhibited aid programs in the past. Federal aid programs are also outlined. Policies of access, tuition, room and board rates, and residency policies are briefly described. Data tables include state tax allocations to all segments since 1979; headcount enrollments since 1967 in all segments, including institution figures; State Student Incentive Grant allotments by the federal government; and a summary chart of student financial aid disbursements and recipients in each public institution. Appended is a list of all institutions in the state. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Constitutional Law, Educational History, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Power Structure, Public Education, State Agencies, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Government, State Legislation, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska