ERIC Number: ED446587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Commitment to Students, Community and Society: An Action Agenda for the Nation's Public Four-Year Comprehensive Colleges and Universities.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This action agenda for public 4-year comprehensive colleges and universities calls on these institutions to focus on what they do best, to ensure that they remain accessible and affordable, to communicate their vision and success, and to continue to provide higher education opportunities that ensure an educated citizenry. To ensure their continued responsiveness and success, action is needed in four core areas: (1) quality assurance; (2) public engagement; (3) access and inclusion; and (4) communication and advocacy. To ensure the quality of the educational product, college and university presidents and chancellors will have to establish a climate that demands quality, develop the resources to support it, and work for assessment and accountability. To ensure public engagement, it will be necessary to work for better education at elementary and secondary levels and work closely with communities and businesses. Access and inclusion must be addressed through a variety of approaches so that students receive equal educational opportunities regardless of race and social status. Better communication and advocacy will ensure that the public receives accurate information about the costs of public higher education and the needs of institutions and students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advocacy, Agenda Setting, College Planning, Communication (Thought Transfer), Equal Education, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Participation, Public Colleges, State Colleges, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.