ERIC Number: ED359911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Trends, 1993. Higher Education Panel Report Number 83.
This report represents responses from 406 (out of 510) colleges, community colleges, and universities to a questionnaire survey concerning the changes taking place in the academic and administrative practices of American colleges and universities. Changes are discussed by type of institution: 2-year public, 4-year public, and independent institutions. For many topics, responses are compared with responses given on previous surveys. The collective image emerging from the report indicates evidence of much active planning and new initiatives by schools as well as documenting substantial variation by type of institution and geographic location. The report reveals: (1) continuing financial pressures, with strong regional differences; (2) downsizing and enrollment limits for some institutions; (3) active planning and restructuring, including widespread use of program review and student assessment as well as quality assessment; (4) uneven progress on the status of women in higher education; and (5) flexible program delivery for most institutions with a growing use of electronic instructional delivery. Appendices provide the data tables created from the survey, the technical notes, and the survey questionnaire. Contains 17 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Enrollment, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, Trend Analysis
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1193 (1-10 copies, $10 for members, $13 for nonmembers; 11+ copies $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.