ERIC Number: ED417671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
State Postsecondary Education Structures Sourcebook. State Coordinating and Governing Boards. Membership, Staffing, Roles and Responsibilities, Profiles.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This new edition of the sourcebook is intended to be a reference on the historical backgrounds, current status, and emerging patterns of state higher education structures, specifically state coordinating and governing boards. An introductory essay by Aims C. McGuinness Jr. is titled "The Functions and Evolution of State Coordination and Governance in Postsecondary Education". This essay explains governance and coordination, describes existing state structures, offers an historical review of changes in state structures, looks at recent changes, and offers guidelines for states considering reorganization. Tables then display data on all states concerning: authority of state boards, patterns of campus and system governance, and patterns of state coordination and governance of community colleges and other two-year institutions. The largest section provides narrative profiles of the state postsecondary education structures for each state. Additional tables provide data on: (1) statewide postsecondary coordination, governance and planning; (2) agency responsibility; (3) basic legal powers and structures; (4) membership of central state coordinating and/or governing boards and public institutional and multicampus governing boards; (5) student and faculty membership--Central state coordinating and/or governing boards and public institutions and multicampus governing boards; and state-level agencies and committees. An appendix provides addresses and phone numbers of state higher education executive officers. (DB)
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Governance, Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Government, State Universities, Trend Analysis
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427; phone: 303-299-3692; fax: 303-296-8332 ($25 plus $4.25 postage and handling--discounts for bulk orders).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: See ED 375 787 for the 1994 edition.