ERIC Number: ED311943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Thinking Together about the New Century in Michigan Higher Education. Project 90: A Priority Assessment from Professors of Higher Education within the Education Administration Department of the College of Education, Michigan State University, 1987-1989.
Raines, Max R.; And Others.
Purpose of Michigan State University's Project 90 Priority Assessment was to extract, synthesize, and delineate a series of potential initiatives for public higher education in Michigan that reflect the key proposals of recent state and national studies. The study sought to compare the priorities of state legislators and officials with those of presidents, chief academic officers, and board chairs of Michigan community colleges and universities. In addition, the study sought to determine the major reasons for the selection of the top priorities and anticipated problems associated with them. Several groups were asked to assign priority to 21 initiatives, including 87 presidents, academic officers, and board chairs from community colleges; 43 members of those groups from universities; 100 members of the State House of Representatives; 48 members of the State Senate; and 11 staff members from the Department of Public Instruction. Study findings, based on responses from 55% of the community college group, 58% of the university group, 18% of the legislators, and 100% of the state officials, included the following: (1) for most of the groups, the highest priority was assigned to financial stability, followed by college preparation, job training, general education, faculty excellence, and undergraduate education; (2) the lowest priority was assigned to affirmative action, collaborative planning, statewide networking, and student life; and (3) community college and State Department of Education respondents assigned financial stability the "highest" priority, while university respondents assigned this item "very high" priority and legislators assigned it "low" priority. The survey instrument is included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan