ERIC Number: ED319271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Nelson Rockefeller and the Politics of Higher Education in New York State.
Glazer, Judith S.
A review is made on the impact of educational policy making and institutional change in New York State during the governorship of Nelson Rockefeller. The study reveals how the governorship had been made an instrument of public policy, working with a strongly led Board of Regents and the educational establishment in transforming the State University of New York (SUNY) into the nation's largest multicampus public university. The expansion of public higher education in New York State is analyzed in the context of political, economic, and social developments throughout the 1960s. While the blueprint for SUNY's growth was central, parallel shifts in the state's public sector and in the City University are important elements in the analysis. The study also shows how a confluence of individuals and events in the state provided the impetus for the growth of higher education, resulting in the nation's first and third largest public universities, largest private university sector, largest student aid program, and a broad-based political support for these enterprises making New York State Higher Education a major political and economic force. Contains 88 notes and references. (Author/GLR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Governance, Higher Education, History, Leadership, Policy Formation, Politics, State Action, State Government, State Universities
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany, NY 12203.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.
Identifiers - Location: New York