ERIC Number: ED397766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
[Idaho] Legislative Council Committee on Governance of Higher Education. Final Report.
Nugent, Michael P.
The report summarizes six meetings held during 1995 by the Idaho Legislative Committee on Governance of Higher Education. At the first meeting, the state governor outlined the context for the Committee's work and discussed the report of a task force on higher education planning concerning the appointment of a Board of Regents. The second meeting included presentations from former State Board of Education members and testimony about governance from four state college and university presidents, a student organization president, and college and university employees. At the third meeting, testimony was heard from the executive director and attorney of the State Board of Education, and from a state university representative concerning the feasibility of a state survey about higher education. Representatives of state agencies spoke at the fourth meeting about potential changes in administrative organization of the State Board of Education, and draft legislation based on earlier meetings was discussed. At the fifth meeting, a report on the roles and missions of Idaho public higher education institutions was discussed, and representatives of private industry responded to questions concerning the relationship between business and higher education. A rewrite of some legislation and some proposed legislation was also discussed. The sixth meeting addressed the funding of community colleges. Recommendations of the Committee are summarized. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Public Policy, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Universities, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Legislative Council, Boise. Legislative Services Office.