ERIC Number: ED342326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-11
Reference Count: N/A
Choosing South Carolina's Future: A Plan for Higher Education in the 1990's.
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
This document is the state-wide strategic plan for public and private higher education in the 1990s in South Carolina. The plan was developed in response to the State Legislative Act 629, "The Cutting Edge." The plan rests on three principles: (1) ensuring access to education to all South Carolinians at whatever levels of student preparation and readiness; (2) ensuring real student growth and achievement; and (3) making the higher education system and its institutions more accountable to the public. These principles are reflected in four areas of priority: developing partnerships; expanding participation and achievement; improving quality and accountability; and establishing a continuous, shared planning process for higher education. The report itself is organized into two sections with the first outlining the plan and the second providing supporting materials. The section outlining the plan opens with a review of the context for planning, including past legislation, current commissions and institutions, and the environment for education in the state. There follows a detailed discussion of the four priorities, and an action plan for 1991-92, a suggested outline for implementation of initiatives, and identification of continuing issues and topics for consideration. The section of supporting materials contains a statement of mission; a report on trends affecting higher education in South Carolina (which includes 42 references); and task force reports on enrollment, collaboration, and quality (also with 42 references). (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, College School Cooperation, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Private Colleges, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina