ERIC Number: ED202314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
How Do We Get All of Postsecondary Education Together, and How Do We Get It to Work?
Hill, Warren G.
The functions and structure of postsecondary education at the state level, and goals and problems confronting statewide agencies are considered. Among the state-level functions are the following: short-range and long-range planning, establishing statewide management and information systems, review and approval of programs/centers of all state colleges and private colleges receiving substantial state aid, budgeting for the system and state agency budget review, and administering student financial aid programs. The types of State-level postsecondary agencies in the United States are identified. A long list of problems and issues are presented, including the following: adapting to a wide spectrum of interests and values of new student bodies, financial problems, improving opportunities for all students, providing continuing education programs, providing a statewide program of vocational education, collective bargaining issues, articulation between four-year and two-year institutions, and declining enrollments. Suggestions for state agency staff include the following: determine who is involved in an activity or issue; get together the involved parties; avoid sensational news coverage; and inform legislators or trustees of having an opposing view. (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.
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Monroe, LA, September 1975). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.