ERIC Number: ED202355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of Statewide Concern in Higher Education.
Millard, Richard M.
The adequacy of existing coordinating and governing structures in higher education is considered. Some of the changed conditions that current boards are confronting are as follows: declining college enrollments, the need to find new student clienteles, the effect of decreased job opportunities for college graduates on public attitudes on funding higher education, financial problems and the growing competition for funds, increased interest in performance audits, duplication of community college occupational programs by upper division colleges, the effects of collective bargaining, the impact of federal legislation and regulations on statewide postsecondary educational activities, and a demand for greater responsibility through further centralization and control by state government. The following responsibilities for statewide coordination and governance are suggested: planning for steady or decreasing enrollments (retrenchment); taking into account in the planning process the total postsecondary educational resources (public, private, and proprietary); relating expenditures to outcomes, to performance audit; reviewing the budgeting process and formulas in terms of their adequacy to deal with problems of contraction; taking in consideration other state priorities; statewide, interstate and regional planning for adult and continuing education and lifelong learning; understanding the issues in collective bargaining and the impact of bargaining on statewide planning, program review, and financing; and understanding state implications of federal programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Articulation (Education), Budgeting, Change Strategies, College Planning, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, State Boards of Education, State Government, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
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.