ERIC Number: ED406940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Past as Prologue: Examining the Consequences of Business as Usual. Center Paper 01-93.
Jones, Dennis P.; And Others
This study examined the ability of California to meet increased demand for postsecondary education without significantly altering the basic historical assumptions and policies that have governed relations between the state and its institutions of higher learning. Results of a series of analyses that estimated projected enrollments and costs under various scenarios suggested that significant changes would be needed, and the report lists eight options to be considered: (1) eliminate certain forms of output and reduce certain services; (2) restrict access to the system; (3) increase revenue stream (tuition); (4) deliver higher education programs through other types of organizations; (5) change the governance structure; (6) change delivery systems by moving to off-campus instruction, greater use of technology, revising pedagogical approaches, and revising curriculums; (7) eliminate either the senior year in high school or the freshman year in college; and (8) change the relationship between higher education and the state government. The appendix contains information on methodology and the assumptions made to arrive at the findings. (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Environment, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Politics of Education, Public Education, Role of Education, School Restructuring, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.; California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: California