ERIC Number: ED358770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
10 Tough Questions about Your State University and Ten Candid Answers from the SUNY Chancellor.
Johnstone, D. Bruce
In this booklet the Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) provides answers to 10 difficult questions concerning issues of costs, accountability, and evaluation in the SUNY system. Questions concern the following issues: (1) the losses incurred in recent years by the State-operated campuses and the community colleges; (2) the issue of SUNY being oversized and the recent cutbacks being necessary just to bring the school down to manageable levels that taxpayers can afford; (3) the possibility of campus closings; (4) the possible specialization of campuses for cost-cutting purposes; (5) the issue of increasing faculty workload or reducing research as a means of saving money; (6) tuition adjustments to increase revenue; (7) the idea of developing one or more of the campuses into research centers with the intent of achieving a major reputation as a research university; (8) whether educational quality at the undergraduate level is being sacrificed by too much concentration on faculty research, graduate studies, and consultation; (9) whether the university should conduct college preparatory courses; and (10) the extent to which the university knows whether it is providing the necessary skills and education to its students. (GLR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Research and Development Centers, Retrenchment, School Effectiveness, School Funds, School Role, State Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Univ. System, Albany.