ERIC Number: ED419467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Returning to Our Roots Student Access. Second Report.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.
This report by 27 college and university presidents stresses the primacy of efforts to provide full and equal access to institutions of higher education, especially land grant institutions, and to the full range of programs and services they provide. Three challenges are identified in increasing access. First, price, although public university tuition remains affordable for most families, prices have been increasing and are at a level where they represent a hurdle to access. Second, diversity growth rates for minority populations are large and these groups must have access to higher education. Third is technology which can provide educators and students unprecedented access to powerful networks and increased learning. Seven recommendations are offered: (1) transform land-grant and public universities to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional learners; (2) build new partnerships with public schools to increase student access and improve teacher education; (3) validate admissions requirements; (4) encourage diversity in student admissions; (5) clarify course-credit transfer and articulation agreements; (6) renew efforts to contain costs and increase aid; and (7) focus on what students need to succeed. Two appendices provide acknowledgments and a listing of meetings of the Kellogg Commission. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Diversity (Student), Educational Demand, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Paying for College, Student Costs, Technological Advancement
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191; phone: 202-778-0842; http://www.nasulgc.nche.edu
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: For the first report, see ED 406 904. Photographs will not reproduce well.