ERIC Number: ED445738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-23
Reference Count: N/A
Answers by UC President Richard C. Atkinson to Questions from the California Citizens Commission on Higher Education.
California Citizens Commission on Higher Education, Los Angeles.
This document records responses by University of California President Richard C. Atkinson to questions posed by the California Citizens Commission on Higher Education regarding issues and challenges facing California's colleges and universities. Responses indicated that (1) state funding constraints make access to education the principal policy issue facing the state as well as higher education; (2) funding pressures and diversion of resources to undergraduate education threatens the quality of university research programs as well as the state's economic development; (3) students will have to bear an increasing share of the cost of their education in the form of higher fees, especially in professional programs; (4) the university is committed to diversity and student academic outreach programs; (5) the university conducts research, trains faculty, and collaborates with other educational institutions, including K-12, helping them fulfill their public purposes; (6) the question of whether there is a substantial and continuing oversupply of Ph.D.s is complex and important; and (7) the university is deeply concerned about the status of state and federal funding for research and sees a need to link research to its application in business and industry. (PGS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Citizens Commission on Higher Education, Los Angeles.