ERIC Number: ED411762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Economic and Social Challenges: A Strategic Agenda for Higher Education. Higher Education and the Economy of the West. Policy Recommendations.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This document, prepared by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, presents six policy recommendations and implementation strategies to state and higher education leaders. This agenda for the 21st century is suggested to help higher education serve the needs of a multicultural society in a global and technologically oriented economy. Recommended are: (1) statewide strategic agendas that identify campus responsibilities and are supported by financial policies and performance accountability standards; (2) higher education collaboration with the public sector, state government, and the private sector to agree on priority research needs; (3) a higher education commitment to undergraduate curriculum reform that will prepare graduates for the new century; (4) college and university responsibility for leadership roles that demonstrate that racial and ethnic diversity are institutional, social, and economic assets; (5) use of technology for instruction, delivering education, research, and campus management; and (6) a faculty commitment to address the goals of the new higher education agenda, and institutional policies and work environments that encourage this commitment. Appended are two rosters listing the individuals involved in this project. (Contains approximately 70 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Geographic Regions, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Private Sector, Public Sector, Regional Characteristics, Regional Cooperation, Regional Programs, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752; phone: 303-541-0200 ($15).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.