ERIC Number: ED464540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
The Role and Effectiveness of the Independent Colleges and Universities in Kentucky. Final Report.
MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
In 1997, Kentucky initiated a comprehensive review and overhaul of its postsecondary education system to meet the economic and educational needs of its citizens more effectively. This study was commissioned to address issues related to the states under use of its independent institutions of higher education to achieve educational reform goals. The study concentrated on opportunities for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to partner with and better use the states network of 19 nonprofit regionally accredited colleges and universities that are members of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) , opportunities for these institutions to strengthen their programs and services, and opportunities to strengthen and support the AIKCU. Data sources included 33 interviews with leaders of independent colleges and universities, a survey of similar associations in other states, an analysis of statistical data, and a review of pertinent documents. Findings made it evident that Kentucky's independent institutions of higher education are a valuable resource to the state and its citizens that offer a highly cost effective way to help the state accomplish its postsecondary education goals. The key recommendations of this report will help Kentucky use the independent sector more effectively to achieve educational reform goals. Six appendixes contain interview guides, the telephone survey, a policy summary, and some information about funding, public support, and degrees awarded. (Contains 37 exhibits.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky