ERIC Number: ED432181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Ten Public Policy Issues for Higher Education in 1999 and 2000. AGB Public Policy Paper Series, No. 99-1.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper is the fifth in a series of yearly efforts to identify the top 10 public policy issues facing higher education. Each of the issues is presented, first as a brief summary and then discussed in some depth; each also includes a list of information sources. The issues identified are: (1) teacher preparation and the K-12 relationship (the increasing role of higher education in improving K-12 instruction); (2) affordability vs. access (the increasing problem of access for less affluent students); (3) cost and price of higher education (increasing public concern about college costs); (4) implementation of recent federal legislation (implementation concerns of major 1998 legislation); (5) federal support for university research (both the level of funding and governing policies); (6) diversity in admissions (problems concerning affirmative action in admissions); (7) information technology and new competition (technology and for-profit higher education providers); (8) economic and financial trends (the need to prepare for a possible recession); (9)creating a sustainable society and future (the role of higher education in sustaining the natural resource base and protecting the environment); and (10) rethinking public higher education systems (ways to encourage efficiency, productivity, and accountability while keeping costs reasonable). (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Competition, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Public Policy, Student Costs, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For the previous edition, see ED 412 830.