ERIC Number: ED443308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Private Higher Education in the United States.
Pattillo, Manning M., Jr.
This monograph offers reflections on the role of private higher education in American society. Chapter 1, "Scope and Diversity of Private Higher Education," defines private higher education and notes that private institutions run the gamut from liberal arts colleges to comprehensive colleges and universities, to specialized institutions, two-year colleges, and church-related institutions. Chapter 2, "Contributions of Private Higher Education to American Society," notes that private higher education provides competition to the public higher education, is a center of academic freedom removed from political influence, reflects a wide variety of value systems, and plays a role in educating and preparing political and business leadership. Chapter 3, "The Future of Private Higher Education," forecasts that private research universities will remain centers of scholarship and teaching; that private selective colleges of arts and sciences will become stronger; and that weaker institutions, especially historically black colleges, will close or go public. Other trends noted include gains in quality and resources in the South, increased state financial support to students who choose private institutions; an emphasis on good management and assessment practices; modification of tenure; expansion of student financial aid; athletic reforms; changes in social values; and a continued role for private higher education. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Athletics, College Administration, College Role, Competition, Higher Education, Leadership, Private Colleges, Research Universities, Social Values, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Tenure, Values
Institute of Higher Education, Candler Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1772; Tel: 404-542-3464.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.