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ERIC Number: EJ804854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
The Quasi-Privatization of a Public Honors College
Berdahl, Robert; Contardo, Jeanne Bayer
Planning for Higher Education, v34 n4 p35-48 2006
This is a case study of a state institution granted charter status in 1992 in exchange for capping its request for state funds. St. Mary's College of Maryland received widespread freedom from state procedural controls, including procurement, personnel, and some capital development processes. The state, however, retained its oversight of the institution's basic role and mission. The findings indicate a win-win for both the state and the college but caution that such a status should be extended only after careful consideration. (Contains 3 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland