ERIC Number: ED442336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Governance of the City University of New York: A System at Odds with Itself.
Gill, Brian P.
This study, conducted for the Mayor's Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1998 and 1999, was charged with reviewing and making recommendations regarding: (1) the uses of city funding by CUNY; (2) the effects of open admissions and remedial education on CUNY's capacity to provide high-level college courses; (3) third-party remediation services prior to admission; and (4) implementation of other reform measures as appropriate. Separate chapters of the report provide an historical overview; examine the authority and functions of the Regents of the University of the State of New York; examine the composition and responsibilities of the CUNY Board of Trustees and its central decision-making functions; examine the structure of the university colleges, collegiate independence, and the failure of university-wide academic planning; and examine the college governance structure. A concluding section sets forth recommended reforms, including: the need for central leadership combined with local autonomy, with each college accountable for its outcomes; the need for consensus at the top levels of university governance; and clarification of the relationship between the board and elected officials, with elected officials playing a significant role in the definition of the institution's mission and structure. A section on methodology is appended. (Contains 60 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Responsibility, College Governing Councils, Governance, Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Multicampus Colleges, Organizational Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Public Colleges, Remedial Programs, Resource Allocation, State Government, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: New York City Office of the Mayor, NY.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; J. M. Kaplan Fund, New York, NY.; John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Alton, IL.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
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