ERIC Number: ED542484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Higher Educational Institutions in the Scheme of State Government. Bulletin, 1939, No. 3
McNeely, John H.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The Office of Education through its Division of Higher Education is engaged in conducting a series of studies on the general subject of the relation of the State to higher education. The fifth bulletin consisted of a series of diagrams showing schematically for each of the 48 States the legal powers vested in State officials or agencies over the governing boards of State institutions of higher education. At the time of its issuance, the announcement was made that a more comprehensive study, analyzing in detail the authority of such officials over the boards, would be published later by the Office. The present bulletin comprises the first phase of the more comprehensive study. This phase concerns the fundamental status of the governing boards of the institutions in the general scheme of State government. Upon this status is determined largely the effect of recent reorganizations of State governments on the boards. It also has a bearing on the underlying relationships between the boards and the regularly constituted State executive officials. Other phases of the comprehensive study being undertaken by the Office include the specific legal powers conferred on State executive officials or agencies over the financial affairs, personnel, property, and purchasing of State universities and colleges. The results of the study of these questions will be published in the future. As a consequence of the evolution taking place in State governmental organization, new problems are arising in the administration of State higher education. It is believed that information contained in this bulletin will prove of value in contributing to their ultimate solution. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 15 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governing Boards, State Officials, State Government, State Universities, State Boards of Education, Administrative Organization, State Agencies, Government School Relationship
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)