ERIC Number: ED202307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Summary and Synthesis of the Conference (Revised from the Oral Presentation at the Conference).
Manning, Thurston E.
A summary of the Inservice Education Program Seminars for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education, sponsored by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, is presented. Themes that occurred in the discussions, recommendations of an American Institutes for Research (AIR) report prepared for the U.S. Office of Education (USOE), and other recommendations for action are reviewed. The complexity of state oversight and the following contributing factors are considered: the widely different administrative organizations for oversight in the different states, the heterogeneity of postsecondary institutions, and the differing philosophical views of the conferees. Other themes include (1) the dedication to equality of treatment, while recognizing essential differences between institutions, and (2) the idea that oversight and improvement of postsecondary education involves the federal government, state government, and the institutions as represented by their nongovernmental voluntary accrediting organizations. The fundamental nature of state authorization and the state's responsibility to have appropriate statutes and regulations and appropriate administrative strength for enforcement, and ways for each of the three postsecondary education groups to have credibility and improve intercommunication are also addressed. Among the recommendations of the AIR report are the following: USOE should formulate a policy statement to encourage all states to enforce state authorizing and oversight standards that meet or exceed minimum consumer protection standards; and USOE should ask Congress to provide funds for states that have enacted standards more extensive than those in the ECS model legislation. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.