ERIC Number: ED319289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Education Seminars Conference (12th, Airlie, Virginia, June 1-3, 1976). Final Report.
Mariscal and Co., Los Angeles, CA.
The postsecondary seminars report presents the distillation of the discussions and the recommendations of approximately 115 representatives of educational institutions, associations, and State and Federal agencies attending the Postsecondary Education Seminars Conference of 1976. The conference addressed the changing nature of postsecondary education and its implications with respect to the mandate and program of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report begins with general meeting presentation, including opening remarks by Marie D. Eldridge, a panel discussion on reducing the survey burden, and addresses by the Reverand Jesse Jackson, Cleveland L. Dennard and Caroline Bird. Following this, the report offers summaries of six seminars, including topics discussed and the recommendations developed, and provides a list of each seminar's participants. Some commonly held opinions from the conference were: (1) there exists a serious lack of standard and compatible definitions and terminology across the spectrum of postsecondary education; (2) the study's focus should be on the student, not the institution; (3) NCES should reimburse, either partially or fully, survey respondents for data provided; (4) NCES should use a "quick survey" technique to rapidly identify changing patterns; (5) data should be made relevant to educational data collected by other federal agencies; and (6) NCES should investigate databases now available to determine if they are sufficient. Appendices include a list of seminar participants, the agenda, the conference evaluation questionnaire form and analysis Education General Information Survey and other postsecondary surveys. (GLR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mariscal and Co., Los Angeles, CA.