ERIC Number: ED318356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Tennessee: Higher Education 1987-1993.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.
This master plan for higher education in Tennessee sketches a framework for the continued improvement of postsecondary institutions and emphasizes the critical links between higher education and other components of the state. A set of principles and achievement targets undergirding the master plan are outlined. Specific action is called for in several areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, teacher preparation, and the non-public sector of postsecondary education. Higher education is urged to intensify its commitment to enhance the quality of life through closer links with industry, social organizations, governmental agencies, and art and cultural outreach programs. Additional investments in higher education are recommended for faculty and staff, library resources, equipment, and facilities. Desegregation of students, faculty, and staff at each of the public colleges and universities is also a priority. The governance system must devise innovations to achieve excellence, through assessment, incentive funding, and licensure of quality programs. Appendices contain enrollment projections for each state-supported institution, job placement rates, graduation rates, desegregation objectives, and guidelines for the development of mission statements. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Desegregation, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Mission Statements, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, State Colleges, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee