ERIC Number: ED202343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Agency Relationships: Incestuous, Internecine and Otherwise.
The relationship of the state coordinating agency with other governmental and nongovernmental agencies and with higher education institutions is considered. In addition to the primary function of long-range planning for postsecondary education systems, coordinating boards also have the important function of providing the various elements of constituency with accurate and timely information. It is suggested that the coordinating agency exists in the center of an equilateral triangle, equidistant from the three corners represented by the executive, legislative, and institutional interests. To deviate toward one corner would result in losing the respect, support, or influence of the other two elements. Various state agencies with which the coordinating agency interacts are listed, including the state board of education, the attorney general's office, and the licensing and accrediting board. Interactions also occur with: quasi-public agencies at the state level (postsecondary education consortia); individual or private groups at the state level (state affiliate of the National Education Association and organized labor); quasi-public regional agencies (Southern Regional Education Board); private or individual groups at the regional level (regional accrediting agency); public agencies at the national level (Office of Education); quasi-public agencies at the national level (Education Commission of the States); and private agencies at the national level (State Higher Education Executive Officers Association). (SW)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, National Organizations, Professional Associations, Regional Cooperation, State Agencies, State Government, Statewide Planning
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.