ERIC Number: ED202330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
[The Status of Higher Education and the College Environment. Collected Remarks.]
Boozer, Howard R.; And Others
Conference papers and panel remarks concerning the role of state coordinating or governing boards, trends in higher education since before World War II, and implications of the Bakke decision are presented as part of an inservice education program. In "Life in the Centrifuge--Panel Remarks," Howard R. Boozer suggests that higher education as part of a political arena has to compete for resources. Governors and legislatures have created planning, coordinating, and governing boards to assist them in allocating available resources. The boards must interact with institutions, state government, local and regional interests, and federal interests. In "College: The Center of the Universe," G. Theodore Mitau describes the atmosphere of higher education before and after World War II with reference to academic requirements, the mission of state teachers colleges, land-grant universities, liberal arts colleges, faculty recruitment, broadened access with the G. I. Bill of Rights, the importance of a college education for personal success, and the continuing growth in enrollments in the 1960s. Additionally, a summary of remarks of Luis Nogales concerning the Bakke decision is presented. Among the points are the following: the use of race as an admission parameter has been affirmed; there is a need to redress the underrepresentation of educationally disadvantaged ethnic groups in graduate and professional programs; the same minority groups who are underrepresented in advanced educational programs are the most underserved in critical human service areas, such as health care and legal assistance. Steps that state agencies and institutions can take are suggested. (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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California