ERIC Number: ED412868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
State Structures for the Governance of Higher Education: Illinois Case Study Summary.
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.
This case study, part of the State Structures for the Governance of Higher Education study, focuses on governance and related issues in Illinois' higher education system. The study's overall purpose was to examine differences among states in their governance structures, and to determine if differences in performance were related to governing structures and whether structure affects strategies of state policymakers. The study is based on analysis of documents and on interviews conducted in 1995 with state officials, education administrators, faculty, and staff. The first section provides information on the state including its political culture and issues for higher education. Section 2 examines the characteristics of the Illinois higher education system, including its history, the role of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the community college system, research universities, comprehensive public 4-year institutions, private higher education, and assessment of the role played by structure. Section 3 considers the coordinating processes for Illinois higher education. These include the budget process; the program review process; a Priorities, Quality, and Productivity initiative; and system articulation. A final section provides a generally positive assessment of overall system performance. An appendix lists advisory board members. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Program Evaluation, State Government, State Programs
California Higher Education Policy Center, 160 West Santa Clara St., Suite 704, San Jose, CA 95113; phone: 408-271-2699; fax: 408-287-6709 (Report No. 97-16).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois