ERIC Number: ED313994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policies and Independent Higher Education: A View from the States. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
The study explored the distribution and interrelationships across the states of certain policies that affect the independent higher education sector. The 1988 survey queried two groups of respondents (state higher education executive officers (N=48) and state independent sector association executive officers (N=39). on aspects of state funding and perceived impact of state policies in the following areas: student aid policy; programs providing direct payments by states to independent colleges and universities; involvement of the independent sector in state planning efforts; involvement of the independent sector in state program review processes concerning public institutions' academic programs and proposed programs; and intersector relations and cooperation. Findings indicated that: state independent sector representatives see aspects of student aid policy or funding as the most important state-level policy issue facing independent institutions today; there is substantial agreement among state higher education agency and independent sector representatives as to the general level of independent sector involvement in state planning (characterized as moderate); and state policies that affect the independent sector, while seemingly disparate, actually tend to be related. Twenty nine tables are appended. Contains 20 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Washington Univ., Seattle.
Authoring Institution: N/A