ERIC Number: ED418639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Changes in Changing States: Higher Education and the Public Good.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Commission for Educational Quality.
This report summarizes trends and needs in higher education. The first section considers the value of higher education and provides data showing that a college education is more valuable today than ever, and that higher education is not given a high enough priority when state and national budget decisions are made. Positive changes that have been made by education and government leaders in SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) states over the last four years are credited with the following effects: today it is easier to transfer from one college to another; today it is easier to take a college course anytime of the day (or night) through technology links to homes, businesses, and communities; today more students can earn a college degree more quickly because many universities have streamlined their requirements and retooled many courses; today many SREB states are creating plans and programs to deal with rising student costs for college; today colleges and universities have "restructured" to become more efficient; and today higher education is more accountable to the public and state leaders. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Degrees (Academic), Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Regional Programs, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Student Costs, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790; fax: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Commission for Educational Quality.