ERIC Number: ED476881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Ten Public Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2003 and 2004. Public Policy Paper Series.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper is the seventh in a biennial series summarizing state and federal public policy issues affecting higher education. The purpose is to provide board members and other higher education officials with brief descriptions of the most important public policy issues. In one way or another, most of the public policy issues cited in this paper are affected by uncertain fiscal policies. The outcome of federal and state tax policy debates will directly affect the capacities of colleges and universities to sustain their public mission, including are: (1) homeland security; (2) affirmative action; (3) deteriorating economic and fiscal environment; (4) surging numbers of diverse students; (5) rapid tuition increases; (6) reauthorization of the Higher Education Act; (7) federal tax policy; (8) assessment and accountability; (9) scientific research; and (10) intercollegiate athletics. Each issue is defined, with both a brief summary and a more detailed discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Budgets, College Athletics, College Faculty, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, National Security, Public Policy, State Legislation, Tax Allocation, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 10 public policy issues highlighted in 2001 and 2002, see ED 453 749.