ERIC Number: ED363251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education, New York's Opportunity Industry: Sharing the Challenge. Report of the New York State Regents' Commission on Higher Education.
New York State Dept. of Education, Albany. Regents Commission on Higher Education.
An independent commission evaluated the needs of New York State higher education into the 21st century and made recommendations for meeting those needs within the changing economic and social circumstances of the state and the nation. The Commission's report begins with an overview of higher education in New York, examines three areas of major change influencing the future (the nature of work, demography, and technology), and reviews the coming financial challenges. Within that context, 35 recommendations are made representing the most important steps to be taken to prepare higher education for the next century. Key conclusions include these: that higher education is one of the most vital functions of society; that all sectors are integral parts of the system; that state revenues and family resources will be limited for the foreseeable future; that students will have to pay a substantial share of costs; that institutional missions must be central to planning; that higher education must take advantage of new technologies; and that the state should empower higher education to manage its affairs. A population density map, charts, data tables, and graphs illustrate the report. A list of individuals consulted by the commission is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Role, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Financial Problems, Futures (of Society), Governance, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Social Change, Statewide Planning, Student Costs, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Education, Albany. Regents Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York