ERIC Number: ED388208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Making Quality Count in Undergraduate Education. A Report for the ECS Chairman's "Quality Counts" Agenda in Higher Education.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This report discusses the activities of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) to foster quality in higher education. Chapter 1 summarizes the ideas of Colorado Governor Roy Romer, 1994-95 ECS chairman, in regard to what state leaders should expect from higher education. Chapter 2 draws on conferences and focus groups ECS convened involving political, business, and education leaders to explore what quality in higher education means and how it can be measured. Chapter 3 analyzes what undergraduate students expect in terms of the quality of services provided and the results achieved. Chapter 4 summarizes the findings of research on the characteristics of high-quality undergraduate education. Chapter 5 summarizes key findings from the previous chapters and outlines a shared agenda for quality involving governmental and institutional leaders, faculty and students, and employers and business leaders. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Business Responsibility, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Government Role, Higher Education, School Business Relationship, State Government, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Study
ECS Distribution Center, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($10 plus $3 postage; quantity discounts; PS-95-1).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.