ERIC Number: ED421040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Future of Higher Education in New Mexico. Report of the New Mexico Roundtable.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This report presents the conclusion of about 50 leaders in government, business, and education who met to consider the status and future of higher education in New Mexico. Following an executive summary, individual sections of the report address the following categories: the process of the roundtable; the current status of higher education in New Mexico (organization, governance, consumers, faculty, staff, and costs); evaluation of higher education's performance (identification of key challenges); and statewide goals for New Mexico that focus on workforce development, improvement of the standard and quality of living, improvement in educational attainment, and global competitiveness. Also defined are eight pillars for policy/program development upon which these goals rest: (1) an explicit client-centered policy framework; (2) clear state-level policy priorities with ongoing assessment; (3) funding linked to policy priorities; (4) strategies to utilize technology effectively; (5) active partnerships with business, government, and national laboratories; (6) effective long-range planning and accountability; (7) efficient and effective use of public resources; and (8) active partnerships among public schools, colleges, and universities. An appendix summarizes the history of public higher education in New Mexico, lists private and tribal educational institutions, and outlines roles and responsibilities of participants in the New Mexico system of higher education. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico