ERIC Number: ED412830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Public Policy Issues for Higher Education in 1997 and 1998. AGB Public Policy Paper Series, No. 97-1.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper is the fourth in a series of yearly efforts to identify the top 10 public-policy issues facing higher education. Each of the issues is discussed in terms of likely developments in 1997-98, the issue's various aspects, and sources of further information. Issues identified are: (1) the Higher Education Act Reauthorization (issues relating to the federal role in making college more affordable and accessible); (2) federal budget constraints (the commitment to balance the budget jeopardizes all programs including student aid and campus-based research); (3) various federal tax proposals affecting higher education; (4) innovative state financing (demographic trends and slower growth of state funding); (6) health-care system changes (reforms to the Medicare program will affect most colleges and universities); (7) fair use under copyright law (institutional fair-use policies face rigid guidelines that impinge on important educational needs); (8) job training (Congress is expected to look at every piece of legislation that affects job training and employment); (9) the quality of teaching and learning (concerns about teaching and learning will lead to review and modification of conditions of employment and training for teachers); and (10) the virtual university (many issues relating to the governance and financing of technology-based virtual universities must be resolved). (DM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Copyrights, Economic Development, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Governance, Health Care Costs, Higher Education, Job Training, Paying for College, Privatization, Public Policy, Research and Development, State Legislation, State Regulation, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Education, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.