ERIC Number: ED253134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Regulation. Report to the 1983 General Assembly of North Carolina, 1984 Session.
North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
The regulation of nonpublic and public postsecondary institutions was studied by the North Carolina Legislative Research Commission. Attention was directed to the following concerns: whether regulation of all postsecondary degree-granting education is needed; whether regulation could best be provided by a governmental licensing process or by a nongovernmental, voluntary accreditation process; and the merit of proposed legislation (House Bill 988), which would provide for licensing certain nonpublic postsecondary institutions not subject to state law or regulation. Findings include the following: the need for regulation of nonpublic and public degree-granting education has grown during recent years; minimal standards guaranteed by regulation must extend to both in-state institutions and out-of-state institutions offering in-state field-based education; mandatory governmental licensing is the only process that can guarantee that institutions are meeting minimum standards; and House Bill 988 accomplishes the legislative intent to provide for licensing postsecondary degree-granting education not otherwise regulated. Appendices include the text of relevant legislation, including House Bill 988, and background materials submitted to the Commission, including six articles. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Government School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Licensing Boards, State Standards
Legislative Library, State Legislative Building, Rooms 2126 and 2226, Raleigh, NC 27611 or Legislative Office Building, Room 500, Raleigh, NC 27611 (limited number of copies available).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina