ERIC Number: ED381069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Preserving the Higher Education Legacy: A Conversation with California Leaders. Report No. 95-3.
Immerwahr, John; Boese, Jill
This study reports the results of confidential, in-depth interviews with 29 business, education, and community leaders in California to determine their attitudes toward the higher education needs of the state. The interviews examined areas of consensus and controversy in many facets of higher education policy. The most important findings included: (1) a sense of the importance of higher education and of the urgency of change if California is to maintain its tradition of broad access to high quality education; (2) a belief that higher education must make major changes, analogous to the restructuring that is occurring in the corporate and governmental sectors, to control costs and protect quality; (3) a concern that policy discussions in higher education and the state have become insulated and ineffective; and (4) a recognition of absence of any public process or forum in California for addressing fundamental issues, particularly goals and public purposes of higher education and its supporting policies. An appendix contains methodological notes and the names of the participants in the study. A list of related publications is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Leaders, Paying for College, Professional Education, Public Policy, Student Costs
California Higher Education Policy Center, 160 West Clara St., Suite 704, San Jose, CA 95113.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: California