ERIC Number: ED246731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Projections into the Future of Higher Education.
Trends and projections concerning the objectives and practices of higher education are discussed. It is noted that there is increased public demand for fewer courses in humanities and more courses in engineering, business, computers, and vocational-oriented programs. While remedial courses and learning assistance programs are still being offered on campuses, admission standards are rising. Colleges are hindered in hiring new faculty in the areas of high demand because new faculty positions are not available due to the tenure system. One alternative for the future is to let community colleges be responsible for remedial education. It is projected that the community college will continue to be the appropriate place for such courses as community education, self-growth and career (vocational) training. Tuition rates are projected to continue to rise, but at a slower pace. Tuition increases might be offset by new tax breaks for families paying for college education. Projections are also offered concerning: practices pertaining to tenure, the need for retraining for jobs throughout the working years, high-demand occupational fields, and the relationship between college and industry. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral degree required paper, Nova University.