ERIC Number: ED412834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Perspectives on the Current Status of and Emerging Policy Issues for Single-Campus Public Institutions. AGB Occasional Paper No. 5.
Mortimer, Kenneth P.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper addresses issues of concern to trustees of public, single-campus four-year institutions of higher education. Seven critical issues are listed: (1) enrollment trends are changing--although overall enrollment is increasing, the rate of growth is declining and there has been a shift from four-year and graduate institutions to two-year institutions; (2) college and university costs have outpaced revenues and there has been a reduction in constant dollars in institutional revenues; (3) the financial aid structure has changed, with loans now accounting for more than half of total student financial aid; (4) there is increased regulation of higher education by government and institutions are generally expected to absorb the increased cost imposed by such legislation; (5) the physical plant of colleges and universities is deteriorating, with half rating rehabilitation needs as urgent; (6) public colleges and universities must increasingly look to private, external fund raising to meet mounting financial pressures; (7) technology is also increasing the cost of education; and (8) institutions are increasingly involved in international activities, driven both by economic and social forces. A second section of the paper sets out an agenda for a later seminar. (Contains 12 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Finance, Enrollment Influences, Facility Improvement, Faculty, Federal Regulation, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Lower Class Students, Middle Class Students, Minority Groups, Private Financial Support, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.