ERIC Number: ED202318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Coordination and Governance of Postsecondary Education: Quality, Costs and Accountability: The Major Issues of the 1980s.
Millard, Richard M.
The historical development of coordinating and governing boards in higher education, the structures and powers of these boards, concerns common to the different states, and current issues are considered. The major period of acceleration in the development of state higher education agencies and boards occurred during 1960 to 1975, the most rapid period of expansion in higher education. While all types of institutions increased in size, by far the major growth was in state institutions. Planning, program review or approval, and budget development are three major areas in which most boards have some responsibility. However, boards vary from state to state both in their powers for carrying out these functions and in the scope of their applicability. Factors contributing to the formation of the coordinating or governing boards include: increased expenditures, providing budgetary equity among institutions, assuring diversity among state institutions, and avoiding unnecessary duplication. Additional concerns include projected enrollments concerning traditional and nontraditional college students; funding difficulties in higher education; the increased demand for accountability; growing concern for private, proprietary, and vocational institutions; the impact of collective bargaining; and the impact of federal legislation and regulation. Mandates for the future are also addressed. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting 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.