ERIC Number: ED213352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
AASCU Policy Statements: The International Responsibility of Higher Education; National Imperatives for Higher Education, 1982; Policy Statement on the Urban State College or University.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Three policy statements of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) are presented. In "National Imperatives for Higher Education, 1982," attention is directed to strategies colleges and universities need to pursue to maintain and improve their quality, federal aid to education and research, access to higher education through low tuition and student aid, tuition tax credits and student aid, the need to preserve the Department of Education and other federal programs that provide assistance to higher education, and unreasonable regulation and intrusion from federal and state governments. In "Policy Statement on the Urban State College or University," focus is on the mission of the urban university, a profile of urban students, programs at these institutions, the contribution of urban universities, and their special needs. It is suggested that urban universities have faced an increasing range of responsibilities resulting from social, economic, and political forces that have reshaped urban living. In "The International Responsibility of Higher Education," attention is directed to the components of international education, and the meaning of the term "international-intercultural"; the purpose of international education; and the responsibility of colleges and universities. International education is viewed as an integral part of quality education since the world is becoming increasingly interdependent. International education encompasses: the international content of curricula; the international movement of scholars and students concerned with training and research; and the arrangements engaging U.S. education abroad in technical assistance and educational cooperation programs. The AASCU's various roles in higher education are outlined. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Global Approach, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Position Papers, Professional Associations, State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Tax Credits, Urban Education, Urban Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.