ERIC Number: ED460749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Higher Education Technology.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
Recognizing the rapid development of telecommunications and networking technologies and their growing importance to higher education and New Jersey's overall economic competitiveness, New Jersey's Plan for Higher Education called for the Commission on Higher Education and the Presidents' Council to appoint a Higher Education Technology Task Force to make recommendations regarding technology and institutional infrastructure. The appointed task force articulated a vision for higher education technology in New Jersey and made recommendations regarding the proposed Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund, distance learning, and related infrastructure efforts. The report also recommends that a subgroup of the task force make additional recommendations by January 1998 regarding interconnectivity among institutions and how to fund recurring capital expenditures for technology at New Jersey's colleges and universities. Key recommendations are: (1) the commission should consider various criteria for reviewing institutions' proposed use of bond funds under the technology infrastructure fund act; (2) all institutions offering credit-bearing distance learning courses or programs should be subject to general licensure and degree approval regulations; (3) a subgroup of members investigate how other states fund recurring capital expenditures; and (4) to seek the inclusion of higher education in statewide technology infrastructure planning. Appendices include a summary of survey responses and an overview, as well as a detailed account, of existing institutional information technology among all degree granting institutions in New Jersey. (JJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.