ERIC Number: ED402877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
The Restructuring of the Montana University System: Phase Two. Board of Regents Resolution, July 6, 1995.
Montana Univ. System, Helena. Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.; Montana State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Helena.
This report explains phase two in the restructuring of the Montana University System. In this stage the process focuses on students rather than on the institution, and on the learning process and supporting activities. Four goals are established: (1) getting in, (2) getting through, (3) getting a job, and (4) "paying the way." Recommendations to reach these goals include: raising entry standards; eliminating remedial education at 4-year institutions; shortening the time to degree; developing aggressive advisory programs; implementing a systematic skills assessment program; limiting undergraduate degrees to 120 semester hours; developing incentives to support outstanding teaching; improving technology and staff development; implementing of a systemwide course-numbering system; making core requirements transferable within the system; enhancing two-year educational programs; and establishing a financial aid plan and financial aid services. In addition to these student-centered incentives, other initiatives call for improvements in maintaining physical plants, greater administrative services efficiency, productivity gains, and replacing campus role and scope statements with educational services responsibilities based on price and quality. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, Higher Education, Job Placement, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives, Paying for College, Planning, Program Improvement, Remedial Instruction, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid
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