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ERIC Number: ED279273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Reform: The NEA Perspective [and] New Policy Statements Highlight NEA Perspective.
Power, Jane, Ed.
NEA Higher Education Advocate, v4 n5-6 Jan 6 and 30, 1987
National Education Association (NEA) policy statements on areas of higher education reform are considered in two newsletter issues. The policy statements were drafted by an advisory group of seven NEA members from both two-year and four-year institutions. The advisory group reviewed existing NEA policy and addressed the reform reports of various national commissions from a faculty perspective. The text of the advisory group's report appears in volume 4, number 6. The following areas are covered: academic and intellectual freedom and tenure in higher education; teacher education reform; a proposal to continue and expand NEA programs on school-college partnerships; access, remediation, and retention in higher education; student assessment programs in higher education; faculty evaluation; professional compensation and higher education finances; graduate and professional education; research in higher education; accreditation; curriculum reform; and vocational education. Themes that run through the advisory group's report include: misuse of part-time faculty and academic and intellectual freedom; faculty control of student assessment and the goal of academic integrity; and faculty responsibility for developing faculty evaluation procedures. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Faculty Evaluation, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Remedial Programs, Research, Student Evaluation, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.