ERIC Number: ED469027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Moving Forward: Strategies for Advancing Decentralization and Deregulation in Higher Education. A SCHEV Report.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This report reflects a 9-month study of the existing decentralization and deregulation efforts in higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It also looks for opportunities to reduce the burden needlessly placed on institutions of higher learning by state government bureaucracy. The report first attempts to catalogue more than 100 reports that the state government currently requires institutions of higher education to file annually or biennially and more than 28 oversight or approval processes required for institutions to operate in the areas of finance and administration alone. On average institutions must submit two reports a week to a state agency or government body. With this information, the report then makes some preliminary recommendations for current reporting and oversight requirements that should be eliminated or streamlined. Finally, the report seeks to advance the Commonwealth's decentralization and deregulation efforts by identifying a process that allows institutions to receive more delegated authority while ensuring appropriate levels of public accountability. It also advocates next steps for further decentralization and deregulation in Virginia higher education. To help improve the decentralization process, the report makes seven recommendations. Among these is the suggestion that all state agencies that have administrative approval process and oversight responsibilities identify and articulate more clearly their expectations for institutional performance. Seven attachments describe reporting and oversight requirements in chart form. (SLD)
For full text: http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/decentralization52201.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia