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ERIC Number: ED512844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-20
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
Symposium on Financing Higher Education: Putting Illinois in the National Context. Summary and Recommendations
Center for the Study of Education Policy
As Illinois higher education looks forward to a stronger state economy and subsequent improved state support, it is time to plan for the next recession. There have been five recessions in the past 35 years, but few higher education systems have been able to develop the processes and resources for weathering the storm. At risk are the quality of academic programs and the ideal of broad affordable access to opportunity. In April 2004, a select group of higher education leaders from Illinois and around the country met at Illinois State University to examine short- and long-term trends in funding and fundamental changes in public policy. They identified critical policy issues for further discussion and alternatives to simply weathering the next storm. This paper presents a summary of their presentations and discussions. (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures and 2 footnotes.) [Additional funding for this paper was provided by the Illinois Designated Account Purchase Program, a division of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.]
Center for the Study of Education Policy. Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Illinois State University, 320 DeGarmo Hall, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State University, Center for the Study of Education Policy
Authoring Institution: Illinois State University, Center for the Study of Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Illinois