ERIC Number: ED281905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Trends in Higher Education.
Grace, Judy Diane; Fife, Jonathan D.
This report summarizes current literature on trends that dramatically affect collegiate institutions. The following demographic changes are discussed: (1) increase in female enrollment; (2) decrease in enrollment of 18-year-olds; (3) increase in median age of students; (4) decline in enrollment and continuation of blacks; (5) increase in enrollment of Asians; (6) increase in Hispanic enrollment; (7) increase in enrollment of non-U.S. citizens; (8) greater enrollment of lower socioeconomic status students in lower quality institutions; (9) decline in quality of new student academic preparation; and (10) importance to students of future labor demand and salary upon graduation when choosing college majors. Increased demand for accountability from the state and federal government and decreased fiscal resources have also initiated an examination of traditional means and measures of efficiency and effectiveness. Meeting these needs for a new type of student body with new demands in the face of new technology has required leaders of institutions to reassess mission and role as well as instructional and learning environments. Attention has been focused on issues of faculty development, part-time faculty, faculty evaluation and freedoms, and faculty role in governance. The report includes a four-page list of references. (PS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Instruction, College Planning, College Preparation, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: In: Trends and Issues in Education, 1986 (see UD 025 435).