ERIC Number: ED358808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Challenge to Change. Higher Education Task Force Final Report to the Iowa General Assembly. Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Iowa State Legislature, Des Moines.
This two-volume report examines the planning needed in order that Iowa's higher education system can keep pace with, as well as anticipate, the state's future societal changes and educational needs. The report opens with a review of where Iowa and its education system now stand and looks at the expected shape of the state's economic and social future. This is followed by recommendations from the Task Force concerning higher education (and some for elementary and secondary education) that looks ahead for the next 20 years. Recommendations are summarized and explained within the areas of educational access, responsiveness, quality and accountability, and coordination. For each of these themes, the Task Force sets forth a concept, then a vision of how that theme may have worked out by the year 2010, and finally, specific recommendations for making it real. The appendix of the first volume includes a list of the members of the Higher Education Task Force, the Task Force meeting dates, and a suggested draft of legislation under which the proposed Higher Education Council could be established by the 1990 General Assembly. The second volume provides the statistical data concerning institutional characteristics, physical facilities, degree programs and special entities, faculty and staff data, student data, and revenue and expenditure figures for the state. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Legislature, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa