ERIC Number: ED202381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Trautman, DeForest L.
A summary of a workshop on state-level issues and responses relating to postsecondary education is presented as part of an inservice education program. Perspectives on the role of the state agency and its interface between the statewide education system and the governmental and external bodies that influence it are considered. It is suggested that the many problems confronting the state agency appear to cluster in three ways: (1) concerns over the actual survival of the higher education system as it has been; (2) the acknowledgement that the system no longer solves internal problems primarily generated internally, since problems appear from external groups (e.g., governments and unions); and (3) the realization that the state agency must deal with its own agency behavior. Agency response to these clusters of problems may be viewed as clusters of actions, or strategies, techniques, and tools. Two worksheets are presented, one for problems and the other for actions. Observations made by participants are organized along several dimensions. For the problem worksheet, problems of state-level leadership and state-level issues and challenges are indicated for each of the three problem areas (survival, external initiatives, and agency behavior). Additionally, examples based on participants' observations are displayed for each problem area. The worksheet on actions or responses are grouped under four broad content clusters (social, cognitive, skill, and personal) and more specific subcategories, and are linked to strategies, techniques, and tools. In addition, perspectives on data and analyses and implications for state agency problem solving are presented. A summary of a focused group discussion that addressed problems/actions of specific states and common problems is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Data Analysis, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Administration, Institutional Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Management Information Systems, Problem Solving, State Agencies, State Government, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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.