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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