ERIC Number: ED094613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
The Report of the National Invitational Conference on Consumer Protection in Postsecondary Education. Report No. 53.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This report covers the background, major issues, major recommendations, and agencies and associations represented at the National Invitational Conference on Consumer Protection in Postsecondary Education held at Denver, Colorado in June 1974. Major recommendations of the conference suggest that: (1) The states should provide by legislation or by administrative mechanism, minimal consumer protection safeguards. (2) The U. S. Office of Education should maintain continuous review of its standards utilized for designation of recognized accrediting bodies. (3) There should be created a federal tuition insurance corporation that would have as its essential purpose the protection of students and their records. (4) The Education Commission of the States should serve as a catalyst for the development of a clearinghouse of information that, in effect, would be a data bank of information of all postsecondary education programs. (5) There should be improved links of communication between consumer organizations and educational groups. Additional recommendations, the conference keynote address, and the conference concluding remarks are included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, College Students, Conference Reports, Educational Needs, Equal Protection, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Rights
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.