ERIC Number: ED402876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-21
Reference Count: N/A
The Restructuring of the Montana University System.
Montana Univ. System, Helena. Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.; Montana State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Helena.
This report documents the recommendations for the restructuring of the Montana University System. The report first defines the organization and governance of the system noting that control is vested solely in the Board of Regents which establishes system-wide policies and appoints the Commissioner of Higher Education. Two doctoral-level universities--the University of Montana and Montana State University--are each affiliated with two four-year institutions, with administrative functions shared by the merged institutions. The five colleges of technology in the system also are merged into the two universities; three are affiliated with the University of Montana and two with Montana State University. Two higher education centers have been established in Helena and Great Falls to maximize availability of educational opportunities. The report next documents the mission, role, and scope of the vocational-technical curriculum, the undergraduate curriculum, and the graduate curriculum, and notes the establishment of an ongoing review process. Other matters covered in the report include: dual appointments to more than one unit; fundraising, grant, and contract policies; the financial management structure; collective bargaining policies; accreditation standards; and the implementation timetable. (CH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Curriculum, Educational Finance, Governance, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives, Planning, State Universities, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ. System, Helena. Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.; Montana State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana