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This paper explores the State University of New York's (SUNY) 34-year history as a background to planning the system's direction as it moves into the next century. The paper's specific focus is on the University's own internal planning mechanisms and its response to recommendations made by the independent review bodies periodically charged with assessing its progress. An opening section provides an overview of the system's development and context. A section on planning in SUNY reviews the original trustees' master plan adopted in 1950, the 1960's master plan, and other types of planning and evaluation: internal system plans and studies, individual campus plans and goals, evaluations of external commissions and consultants, and periodic reviews. An examination of efforts to build a university in accordance with the plans looks at assistance from the Heald, Wells, and Muir reports in the 1960s, efforts to expand access and programs, development in the 1970s and 1980s, and legislation in the 1980s giving the system more autonomy. It is concluded that SUNY's planning has been critical to achieving its mission and four of its principal features: access; comprehensiveness; campus and program diversity and differentiation; and quality. (JB)

Descriptors: Blue Ribbon Commissions, College Planning, Educational History, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, State Legislation, State Universities

Autor: Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee. Center for Improving Mountain Living.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancello


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