ERIC Number: ED469471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Institute of Higher Education: An Oral History (1964-2002).
This oral history is part of the celebration planned by the University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education to honor Cameron Fincher for his service to the field of higher education and the Institute. Dr, Fincher was interviewed by Delmer D. Dunn about the significant changes that have occurred in higher education over the past 50 years. Fincher identifies national movements that have had a great impact on higher education in Georgia and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, beginning with the G.I. Bill after World War II, and moving through the Interstate Compact of the SREB, the arrival of baby boomers in college, the recognition of universities and colleges as public resources, and the student unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Among the major changes recognized at the University of Georgia is the increased emphasis on research and graduate study. At the national level, important changes are pegged to influential legislation, including the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Great changes have been noted in university relationships with both federal and state governments. The history of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia is traced, and its mission and characteristics described. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.