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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.; 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.; 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