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State Regulation of Higher Education in a Period of Decline [microform] / Edward S. Gruson
Bib ID 5379935
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Gruson, Edward S
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
106 p. 

The 50 states are responsible for public systems of higher education, and accommodate 80 percent of the total enrollment. With growth and large expenditures of state funds in recent years came increasing regulation of higher education. In many instances institutional autonomy has been threatened by state action. Six recommendations are made for the public sector to adapt appropriately and efficiently to enrollment declines: (1) states should use a consolidated governing board combined with institutional boards to focus responsibility; (2) public research universities must be maintained, undiluted, as the foremost institutions in the public sector; (3) a funding formula consisting of a base grant plus a grant per full-time equivalent student, rather than being tied to enrollment, would offer institutions a chance to maintain quality while clarifying their missions in the public system; (4) the licensing function for both private and public institutions should rest in the state higher education agency; (5) institutions must be willing and capable of adopting improved management techniques to maximize returns from the public funds available; and (6) a peer review system for monitoring educational quality should be used rather than monitoring by state agencies. (Author/MSE)


Sponsoring Agency: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.

ERIC Note: For related Sloan Commission documents, see ED 161 306, ED 176 679, ED 179 174, ED 180 273, HE 012 421-427, HE 012 429-432, HE 012 434-439, HE 012 442-445, HE 012 448-449, HE 012 465-474, HE 012 476-480, HE 012 482-490.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Certification.  |  College Role.  |  Declining Enrollment.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Educational Quality.  |  Efficiency.  |  Funding Formulas.  |  Governing Boards.  |  Government School Relationship.  |  Higher Education.  |  Mathematical Formulas.  |  Private Colleges.  |  Public Education.  |  Retrenchment.  |  State Aid.  |  State Boards of Education.  |  State Colleges.  |  Statewide Planning.  |  Sloan Commission Studies
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Opinion Papers.
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