ERIC Number: ED270070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
State Coordination of Higher Education: The Modern Concept.
Glenny, Lyman A.
Coordination of higher education as practiced in three similar organizational forms is assessed: the statewide governing board, the regulatory coordinating board, and the advisory board. Attention is directed to why coordination is important, criticism of coordination, kinds of organizations used, the accomplishments and weaknesses of the agencies, and pending issues for coordination. Two broad categories of agencies are common: a single statewide governing board for all public colleges and universities (eliminating all the individual institutional boards); and a coordinating board juxtaposed between the governor/legislature and the institutional governing boards that embraces all of higher education, public and private. Both categories of agencies are headed by boards consisting primarily or exclusively of lay persons appointed by the governor for overlapping terms. The strengths of state coordination for the following major functions are addressed: planning, budgeting, program review, and policy analysis. Issues for the 1980s and beyond are considered, including attracting the most able to the teaching profession, competition for students and funds between public and private institutions, and the consequences of the popularity of large public research universities. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Board of Education Role, Budgeting, College Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Governance, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80295 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.