ERIC Number: ED305009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Effective Coordination of Higher Education: What Is It? Why It It So Difficult To Achieve? Issues in Higher Education, No. 23.
Mingle, James R.
Sources of the concern about the coordination of higher education are examined, and solutions to achieve the elusive goal of "effective coordination" are suggested. The following topics are discussed: (1) "Why State Higher Education Boards: How Have They Changed?"; (2) "What Are the Different Types of State Higher Education Boards?" (advisory coordinating boards, regulatory coordinating boards, and consolidated governing boards); (3) "Discontent with the System" (conflicts among regions within states, not enough differences in the missions of senior colleges, unnecessary duplication, unmet state needs, failure to fund quality, and bureaucratic roadblocks); (4) "Limitations of Today's State Boards" (lack of delegation of authority, staffing, and limited authority); (5) "Governance Proposals" (consolidated boards and centralization); (6) "Effective Coordination: What Is It?" (legislative mandate, authorities and function, planning, budget review, program review and institutional licensure, and policy analysis); and (7) "The Importance of Focus and Process." (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agency Cooperation, Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning, Coordination, Governance, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Legislation
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.