ERIC Number: ED477776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Serving a Public Purpose: A Report by the Commission on the Future of Independent Higher Education in New Jersey.
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey, Summit.
In 1987, the first Commission on the Future of Independent Higher Education charted a path for independent colleges and universities in New Jersey. Many changes have taken place in New Jersey higher education in the 15 years since this "Boyer" report was issued, and in 2000, a new Commission was formed to review progress since the 1987 report. In 1987, the Boyer Report identified five major challenges facing the State of New Jersey and its independent colleges and universities. Commission findings show that considerable progress has been made toward resolving these challenges over the intervening 15 years. Independent colleges and universities make an important, even irreplaceable, contribution to New Jersey's higher education system. The state has recognized this contribution in the past with financial support, but current fiscal constraints suggest that without a sustained level of adequate support New Jersey's independent colleges and universities are in danger of becoming an underutilized, less effective educator of young people. The Commission has identified three new challenges for independent colleges and universities in the future: (1) preparing to educate thousands of new students; (2) educating an increasingly diverse student population effectively; and (3) determining whether funding will be adequate to serve all New Jersey residents who have the interest and potential to learn regardless of economic circumstances. The report outlines an agenda to address these contemporary challenges. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Sallie Mae, Reston, VA.; Foundation for Independent Higher Education.
Authoring Institution: Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey, Summit.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey