ERIC Number: ED261564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-17
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the 21st Century. Report of the Citizens Commission for the Study of Higher Education in Nebraska.
Olson, James C.; And Others
A report on the future needs for higher education in Nebraska and the role of higher education in the state's economy is presented, based on the work of the Citizens Commission for the Study of Higher Education. The analysis focuses on the University of Nebraska, the state colleges, the technical community colleges, and the private institutions. Recommendations are offered concerning: access, quality, efficiencies, the economy-quality of life, and governance. In addition to sketching the history of Nebraska's higher education, information is provided on: the roles and missions of the different sectors; the statewide distribution of degrees and formal awards; research activity, funding, and expenditures at the different institutions; public service activity, funding, and expenditures; enrollment distribution by level; first-time freshmen enrollment trends; enrollment trends in Nebraska and the United States; state fiscal capacity and performance; tuition and fee charges; institutional revenues and expenditures; state appropriations by sector; and distribution of expenditures. Included as appendices are a list of faculty reference groups and peer institutions for technical community colleges and the University of Nebraska. The final issue of the commission's newsletter "The Challenge" (NJ, June 13, 1985), providing a summary of implementation status for each of the 30 recommendations and the text of the commission's final statement, is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Fiscal Capacity, Governance, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Research, Resource Allocation, State Colleges, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Tuition
Governor's Policy Research Office, P.O. Box 94601, Lincoln, NE 68509-4601.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Citizens Commission for the Study of Higher Education, Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska