ERIC Number: ED184459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Government Regulation of Higher Education in California.
State regulation of public higher education in California is considered. California's Master Plan may be described as the state's major regulatory scheme for higher education, since it established the educational missions, admissions standards, and institutional growth limits in each public segment. Major regulations arising from the Donahoe Act of 1960 and from voluntary acceptance of Master Plan recommendations include: recognition of the University of California as having exclusive authority to offer graduate instruction in the various professions and as having sole authority to award the doctorate in all higher education fields; designating the University of California as the primary state-supported academic agency for research (the State University and Colleges were discouraged from undertaking a major university-level research program); and specifying the percentage of undergraduates at the University of California and the California State University and Colleges. An examination of the regulation of public higher education suggests that most state activity has been directed to segmental differentiation and fiscal control. It is held that state regulation has substantially intruded into areas such as curriculum, degree requirements, and personnel decisions. Examples are recent legislative mandates that degree credit be awarded for remedial English writing and that the layoff of faculty occur on the basis of reverse seniority rather than program need or faculty qualifications. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California