ERIC Number: ED366236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Ten Public Policy Issues for Higher Education in 1994. AGB Public Policy Series No. 94-1.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This publication addresses 10 "front-burner" public policy issues in higher education for 1994 which were identified and discussed by higher education policy experts in two meetings during the fall of 1993. A single page at the beginning of the document presents all 10 issues in a format designed for easy photocopying or overhead projector presentation. This is followed by a series of two-page sections that treat each issue individually with a box presenting the issue "at a glance," a summary of significant points for discussion, and recommendations for further reading. The following issues are addressed: (1) the budget squeeze over competition for public funds; (2) continued growth in demand for oversight and accountability of institutions; (3) pressures to increase access, productivity and cost containment; (4) student-aid reforms brought on by new legislation; (5) changing research priorities with slowed federal funding; (6) race and diversity issues; (7) the national health care debate and its effect on institutions of higher education; (8) continued public scrutiny of and pressure to reform intercollegiate athletics; (9) involvement by institutions of higher education in public school reform; and (10) elimination of mandatory faculty retirement ages in 1994. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Athletics, College Faculty, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Health Insurance, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Policy Formation, Productivity, Public Policy, Racial Relations, Research, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Retirement, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.