ERIC Number: ED406948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Trends and Issues in Maryland Postsecondary Education.
Clarke, Edward O., Jr.; Florestano, Patricia S.
This report identifies issues in Maryland postsecondary education concerned with quality, effectiveness, access, diversity, and efficiency. It first provides a brief overview of the system, including information on headcount, the number and types of institutions, demographic trends, the labor market, and financing. It then addresses the following areas: (1) quality--as it relates to undergraduate education, teacher education reform, academic preparation and remediation, faculty, information resources, and private career schools; (2) effectiveness--measured by retention and graduation rates, time to degree, success of graduates, rewards for institutional success, adaptability to change, economic impact of sponsored research, and private career schools; (3) access--measured across regions, by affordability, by financial aid, and by articulation and transfer; (4) diversity--under the current system; under three newly proposed principles of comprehensiveness, student-centeredness, and accountability; and gender equity; and (5) efficiency--as it relates to state finances, changing educational needs, redesigning institutions, and using partnerships. (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Diversity (Student), Educational Demand, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Private Schools, Public Education, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Standards, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland