ERIC Number: ED437096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey State Commission of Higher Education on Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Policy Statement.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
As the new millennium begins, the Commission on Higher Education urges the Governor and Legislature to enhance New Jersey's commitment to higher education and build on college and university strengths to meet the challenges of the future. The state's increasing investment to support college and university operations and facilities, student assistance programs, and programs to meet special needs is essential. Recognizing the desire to enhance quality, coupled with natural limitations on available resources, the plan calls on institutions to review, refine, and focus their programmatic missions. It encourages them to identify their strongest programs and make them competitive with peer institutions that are among the best in the region, the nation, or the world. Towards that end, the Commission recommends supplemental funding in Fiscal Year 2001 to assist institutions that are moving toward excellence in areas related to targeted state priorities. An investment in excellence is an opportunity to move New Jersey higher education into the upper echelon nationally, which will reverberate favorably on the state's competitive position. The foundational needs fall into five categories: operational support, capital support, student assistance, special academic programs, and systemwide support, which are individually addressed in this budget policy statement. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey