ERIC Number: ED306781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Academic Program Contracts With Independent Postsecondary Institutions. Report and Recommendations of the Postsecondary Education Commission. 1989, Report 5.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Information is presented on a review by the Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission of current policies and procedures related to Florida's State Board of Education academic contracts with independent postsecondary institutions. It examines issues on funding, identification of areas of need, evaluation of program quality, and procedures for reevaluating existing contracts. Four sections focus on: (1) academic program contracts subject to the Commission's review; (2) state-supported projects at independent postsecondary institutions not reviewed by the Commission; (3) contacting efforts in other states; and (4) issues and recommendations (academic program contracts under the Commission's review, contracts outside its review, and auditing state-supported contracts at independent institutions). Twelve recommendations include: the criteria currently considered by the Commission in the assessment of program quality should continue to be utilized; by statute, a 5-year comprehensive evaluation of each contract program should continue to be conducted by the Department of Education and Commission with the use of an out-of-state consultant; and the state should continue to fund academic program contracts on the basis of tuition differential per credit hour for programs at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. When compared to other states, Florida is considered the leader in funding state supported academic program contracts in independent institutions. Appended are statutes and rules related to academic program contracts, a consultant's suggestions for improvement, and the Board of Regents report on academic program contracts. (SM)
Descriptors: College Programs, Contracts, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Private Colleges, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 304 Knott Building, Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida