ERIC Number: ED202353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
[Higher Education and Government, the Legislative Role, and Collective Bargaining. Collected Remarks].
Clark, Burton R.; And Others
As part of an inservice education program, papers are presented from a 1978 conference that addressed major issues of the 1980s in statewide coordination and governance in postsecondary education, along with excerpts from a 1977 conference on the relationship between higher education and government as seen from abroad. In the introduction to the 1978 conference on statewide coordination and governance in the 1980s, Jerome M. Pollack suggests that emerging statewide boards for coordination and/or governance have become the major agency affecting higher education and that higher education policies must also address what is occurring in other elements of society. In another paper James Rosser considers how collective bargaining has changed the nature of the collegial governance system. There also has emerged public employee relations types of commissions that have affected the internal management and administration of higher education institutions, and there have been changes in the nature of grievance procedures, new interpretations of due process, academic freedom, students' role in faculty appointments and tenure decisions, and reduction-in-force clauses in contracts. Perspectives on the legislative role are offered in a paper by H. A. Goltz. It is suggested that legislative staffs are becoming a force of their own, and sometimes it is difficult to make a distinction between a staff responsibility and a staff's becoming a policy-maker in its own right. The state legislature is also listening to what the public thinks higher education should be doing. Excerpts from the 1977 conference by Burton R. Clark include five lessons from abroad, including the notions that central bureaucracy cannot effectively coordinate higher education and that institutional differentiation is needed. (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.