ERIC Number: ED544132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Church-Related Boards Responsible for Higher Education. Bulletin, 1964, No. 13. OE-53021
Messersmith, James C.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Current information on the subject of board structure and function is being increasingly sought by many persons and agencies involved in public and nonpublic higher education, including boards and administrations of colleges and universities; educational agencies of religious bodies; legislative commissions; and governors and their executive agencies. This publication is designed to satisfy the need for more adequate and current information on interinstitutional coordination and control of nonpublic higher education. In essence, this study constitutes a description of the organization and functions of denominational boards and related agencies having governing, coordinating, supervisory, or other working relationships with groups of church-related colleges and universities. The purpose of the study is to give a comprehensive description and depth analysis of a limited number of these boards, and to identify problems, issue, strengths, and weaknesses in their structure and functions. The boards reported in the study vary widely in regard to the number and type of institutions with which they have working relationships, and in the nature and scope of their responsibilities to these institutions. They may thus be considered as constituting a broad sampling of church-related boards of higher education. Perhaps the most salient fact brought out in the study is that the denominational groups involved sense keenly the need to identify more clearly the relationships which do exist and those which should exist between the denomination, through its educational board or agency, and the institutions of higher education related to it. (Contains 65 footnotes, 15 tables and 1 chart.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Boards of Education, Private Colleges, Educational History, Governance, Educational Administration, Board Administrator Relationship, Responsibility, Catholics, Churches, Institutional Cooperation, Protestants, Christianity
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)