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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.; Finney, Joni E. – 1998
This book examines the influence of policy environments, system design, and leadership on the performance of state higher education systems, using case studies of seven large and diverse state higher education systems: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the evolution of state…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Governance
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.; Finney, Joni E. – 1998
This report presents the results of a multi-state study of state governing structures for higher education, focusing on the complexity of general patterns of higher education governance. The study focused on higher education governance in seven states--California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas--and was based on a review…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Free Enterprise System, Governance
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; And Others – 1992
This guide provides information for policy leaders who need to develop or revise action plans aimed at improving learning environments for an increasingly diverse student clientele. The self-assessment is organized into three sections. The first section introduces the self-assessment, defines key terms, discusses the conceptual framework that…
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Students, Cultural Differences, Data Collection
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Skinner, Elizabeth Fisk – 1990
This book presents a comprehensive model of how institutions adapt to improve the environments they provide African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students without relinquishing historical standards. The model is based on the experiences of ten institutions that have graduated higher numbers of minority students as compared to their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, American Indians, Black Students
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1979
Stresses that shared responsibility between administrators and faculty is necessary to enhance the educational process in the two-year college. Argues that collective bargaining is not a panacea, and that faculty must play a major role in assessing the quality of education. (JG)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Journal of Higher Education, 1974
By selecting vantage points on thebasis of the issues involved and the circumstances that surround them, and viewing the process of governance from more than one perspective, the author presents a viable approach to governance of higher education institutions. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Governance
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1999
The Western Policy Exchange Project is designed to help states assess the implications of environmental changes on their own higher education system. In roundtables and policy workshops, six Western states--Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Arizona, and Washington--looked for evidence of systemic change and proposed the following five…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1985
The decisions that administrators make touch every facet of the institutional experience and fundamentally affect teaching and learning. Research shows, however, that administrators do not always recognize their influence nor their responsibility for the quality of instruction. A study of one urban community college district revealed an unforeseen…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Wolverton, Mimi – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1994
Development of the concept of quality within higher education, at both government and institutional levels, is traced, focusing on differences in state and institutional approaches and concerns in the pursuit of quality. Miami-Dade Community College (Florida) illustrates one approach. Relative impact of different approaches on the public interest…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; And Others – Change, 1987
Ten public universities were chosen for a study of the factors that cause minority students to succeed. Criteria used in selecting institutions included: public baccalaureate granting, commitment to providing opportunities to minorities, and diverse missions and geographic locations. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, College Graduates, College Students