ERIC Number: ED366280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Changing States: Higher Education and the Public Good.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This report finds two fundamental problems threatening higher education's ability to help America succeed in challenging times: first, the lack of recognition by state and national leaders of higher education's value; and, second, the lack of recognition by colleges and universities of their need to change. The report presents recommendations to the 15 southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. This report discusses five ways higher education in the 15 southern states needs to change: (1) alter the balance between teaching and research; (2) redesign what colleges and universities teach; (3) increase the emphasis on quality and productivity; (4) respond more directly to job market challenges; and (5) strengthen connections between colleges, schools, and the workplace. An attachment presents state-by-state background data covering: shifts in public higher education funding; personal income; civilian labor force status; percent of adult population with 4 or more years of college; headcount enrollment of Black students; enrollment growth; federal support for research and development; medical schools; employees by major industry; infant mortality and poverty; college enrollment rates; growth in state and local government expenditures; public higher education share of expenditures; shifting sources of higher education funding; median annual undergraduate tuition; and appropriations of state tax funds for higher education. (GLR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, College Instruction, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), State Aid
Southern Regional Education Board, Commission for Educational Quality, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Prepared by the Commission for Educational Quality.