ERIC Number: ED353948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Shared Visions of Public Higher Education Governance: Structures and Leadership Styles That Work.
Schick, Edgar B.; And Others
This book identifies factors, structures, and procedures contributing to effective statewide coordination and governance of public colleges and universities. The heart of the book consists of descriptions of representative structures in 4 states, where interviews were conducted with 114 individuals--legislators, gubernatorial staff, system heads, coordinating board chief executives and senior staff members, governing board and coordinating board members, public college and university presidents, faculty members, news media representatives and business executives. Part I of the book offers an overview of statewide governance issues including how coordination and governance differ, a summary of the rationales offered for the trend toward centralization, a discussion of the two major types of systems, an investigation of the issues of institutional autonomy, and a report on the college and university presidency in the various structures under review. Part II offers descriptions of representative structures, in the four states visited, namely Ohio, Tennessee, Maine, and Pennsylvania, with analysis of what makes them effective in the eyes of their numerous constituents. Part III examines state perspectives on public higher education coordinating and governance structures, especially issues of quality and accountability. Part IV concludes with observations and recommendations. Appendixes contain information in 50 state structures, a list of those interviewed for the study, and 39 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Centralization, College Presidents, Colleges, Coordination, Educational Quality, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Leadership Styles, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Boards of Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Universities
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1192 ($10 members; $12 non-members).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee