ERIC Number: ED471898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-15
New Forces and Realities: Making the Adjustment. Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) National Planning Roundtable (San Diego, California, July 15, 2002).
Rinella, Sal D.
This report summarizes the discussions of the 2002 National Planning Roundtable. The premise of this Roundtable is that inadequate financial support from the state is a permanent condition to which higher education must adjust, not a temporary situation to endure. The responsibility to educate and prepare students and address policy issues is not lessening, and new market forces have come into play with the competition from for-profit institutions. The report expands on these operating principles for the future: (1) public universities must carve out a niche rather than try to be all things to all people; (2) public universities should step up to the competition; (3) public universities and leaders must acquire greater flexibility; (4) public universities must take the initiative in generating more public support; (5) public universities must think and act as publicly "assisted" rather than publicly supported; and (6) leaders must seize the moment in times of crisis to make needed changes. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Public Colleges, State Aid
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Coll. and Univ. Planning, Ann Arbor, MI.